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Sevii Islands

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Sevii Islands ナナシマ地方
Nanashima region
Sevii Islands.png
Artwork of the Sevii Islands from Generation III
Introduction Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Professor Unknown
Starter Pokémon Unknown
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The Sevii Islands (Japanese: ナナシマ Nanashima) are an archipelago of nine large islands and several small islands surrounding them far south of Kanto, and are home to several legendary Pokémon: Moltres, Lugia, Ho-Oh and Deoxys. They resemble the real-life Izu Islands. The main islands' only game appearance was in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, but the two event islands, Navel Rock and Birth Island, later appeared in Pokémon Emerald. The Sevii Islands also appeared in various other media based on these games.

Geography

In-game map of the Sevii Islands from Generation III

The nine Sevii Islands are located to the south of Kanto. According to the The Rise of Darkrai's anime map, the Sevii Islands are in relatively the same area as the Orange Islands and New Island. These islands cannot be surfed to; to travel from island to island a Pokémon Trainer must take the Seagallop Ferries from another island or Vermilion City in Kanto.

Demographics

The population of Sevii Islands is 66, which makes it the smallest of all known regions. This low number is due to the remote location of the archipelago and its relatively small land area.

Settlements

The major seven islands each have a settlement, which are named numerically.

Map Name Areas of interest
Knot Island FRLG.png Knot Island Treasure Beach
One Island
Kindle Road
Mt. Ember
Boon Island FRLG.png Boon Island Two Island
Cape Brink
Kin Island.png Kin Island Three Island
Three Isle Port
Three Isle Path
Bond Bridge
Berry Forest
Four Island FRLG.png Floe Island Four Island
Icefall Cave
Chrono Island.png Chrono Island Five Island
Resort Gorgeous
Lost Cave
Water Labyrinth
Five Isle Meadow
Rocket Warehouse
Memorial Pillar
Fortune Island.png Fortune Island Six Island
Water Path
Pattern Bush
Green Path
Outcast Island
Altering Cave
Ruin Valley
Dotted Hole
Quest Island.png Quest Island Seven Island
Trainer Tower
Tanoby Ruins
Tanoby Chambers
Sevault Canyon
Tanoby Key
Canyon Entrance
Navel Rock FRLG.png Navel Rock
Birth Island FRLG.png Birth Island

In the games

Plot

The Sevii Islands follow a trend set by Pokémon Gold and Silver, and provide most of the post-Elite Four plot in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. The Sevii Islands sideplot actually begins as soon as the player has defeated the Cinnabar Gym and obtained the Volcano Badge. The first three islands, Knot, Boon, and Kin, are the only areas available until the Elite Four has been defeated, but the plot here is important for continuing the game. By obtaining the National Pokédex (and subsequently retrieving the Ruby), the later islands are unlocked.

There is also a plot by Team Rocket based in the Sevii Islands. It deals with Pokémon evolution, and appears to be the prelude to a plot that is launched three years later. Only when the Team Rocket members realize that the player has already defeated Giovanni, who subsequently disbanded Team Rocket, do they give up.

Some of the Sevii Islands used remixed themes from Gold and Silver as background music, such as the ones from Violet City/Olivine City (Six Island and Seven Island), Azalea Town/Blackthorn City (Four Island and Five Island), and Routes 42, 43, 44, and the Lake of Rage (routes on Chrono, Fortune, and Quest Islands).

Accessibility

In FireRed and LeafGreen, the Sevii Islands are accessible from the Vermilion City harbor via a system of boats called the Seagallop Ferries. To be able to access Knot, Boon, and Kin Islands, one needs a Tri-Pass, received from Bill after defeating Blaine on Cinnabar Island. To be able to access Floe, Chrono, Fortune, and Quest Islands, one needs a Rainbow Pass, received from Celio in One Island, after defeating the Elite Four and obtaining the National Pokédex. To be able to access Navel Rock, one needs a MysticTicket, and to be able to access Birth Island, one needs a AuroraTicket, both of which can be obtained promotionally with Mystery Gift.

In the anime

The Sevii Islands made a fleeting appearance in the anime. They were the setting for The Search for the Legend: specifically Mt. Ember, which is located on Knot Island. This appears to have been overlooked by the translation team, and the English dub named the mountain "Mount Magma". The episode dealt with the appearance and attempted capture of Moltres, which roosts at the top of Mt. Ember in FireRed and LeafGreen. A mention to the S.S. Anne is made in the course of the episode; apparently the vessel used to travel there.

The Sevii Islands also appear in the anime map released with The Rise of Darkrai.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Pokémon Adventures manga series featured the Sevii Islands as the setting for the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter. This chapter mainly focuses on the first three Pokédex holders searching for missing relatives, and incorporated in-game events from the Sevii Islands into the plot, such as the Deoxys event on Birth Island.

Trivia

  • Although there are only nine islands in total, some data in the games reserved for location name index pointers reveal the following values:
    • Sevii Isle 6 (Japanese: 6ばん ななしま Nanashima 6)
    • Sevii Isle 7 (Japanese: 7ばん ななしま Nanashima 7)
    • Sevii Isle 8 (Japanese: 8ばん ななしま Nanashima 8)
    • Sevii Isle 9 (Japanese: 9ばん ななしま Nanashima 9)
    • Sevii Isle 22 (Japanese: 22ばん ななしま Nanashima 22)
    • Sevii Isle 23 (Japanese: 23ばん ななしま Nanashima 23)
    • Sevii Isle 24 (Japanese: 24ばん ななしま Nanashima 24)
      • These areas are not accessible during normal gameplay and are likely remnants from the development period of the games. All of them, save for Sevii Isles 8 9, have no map data. However, these locations are programmed in as routes.
  • The routes on the Sevii Islands are not numbered, unlike the other regions. This is likely to prevent confusion as to their relation to the others, as continuing where Johto left off (at Route 46, at the time the highest-numbered Johto route) would seemingly imply that Johto is accessible in the games.
  • Even though Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are considered to be the sequels to Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, like how the original Pokémon Gold and Silver are sequels to the original Pokémon Red and Green, the Sevii Islands do not appear in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Of the regions appearing in the main series games at all, the Sevii Islands appear in the fewest, appearing only in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • The Sevii Islands archipelago corresponds to the real-life Izu Islands (Japanese: 伊豆諸島 Izu-shotō); the Izu Islands are commonly referred to as Izu Seven (Japanese: 伊豆七島 Izu Shichitō). There are nine islands in the Izu Islands that are inhabited, while many of the main islands are surrounded by islets. Like the Izu Islands, the Sevii Islands are in between Cinnabar Island and the Orange Islands (Bonin Islands).

Name origin

  • The name possibly comes from seven and the Roman numeral for seven, which is VII. The Japanese name Nanashima literally means "seven islands". According to an old woman on Quest Island, they were named the Sevii Islands because they were made in seven days.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 七之島 Chāt-jī Dóu
Mandarin 七之島 Qī-zhī Dǎo (Taiwan)
七岛 Qīdǎo (Mainland China)
France Flag.png European French Îles Sevii
Germany Flag.png German Sevii Eiland
Italy Flag.png Italian Settipelago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 일곱섬 Ilgop Seom
Poland Flag.png Polish Wyspy Sevii
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Archi7


Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series KantoJohtoHoennSinnohUnovaKalos
Sevii Islands
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games TCG IslandsFioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkRanseiFerrum
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota


Sevii Islands
1Island.png 2Island.png 3Island.png 4Island.png 5Island.png 6Island.png 7Island.png 8Island.png 9Island.png
Settlements
One IslandTwo IslandThree IslandFour IslandFive IslandSix IslandSeven Island
Routes
Treasure BeachKindle RoadCape BrinkBond BridgeThree Isle PortThree Isle PathResort GorgeousWater Labyrinth
Five Isle MeadowMemorial PillarOutcast IslandGreen PathWater PathRuin ValleyTrainer TowerCanyon Entrance
Sevault CanyonTanoby Ruins
Landmarks
Mt. EmberBerry ForestIcefall CaveRocket WarehouseLost CaveAltering CavePattern Bush
Dotted HoleTanoby KeyTanoby ChambersNavel RockBirth Island
Access to
Kanto

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