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Samiya

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Samiya
アクーシャ Akusha
Samiya.png
Samiya after it has risen from the ocean
Region Unknown
Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

The Sea Temple, Samiya (Japanese: アクーシャ Akusha)—Akusha in VIZ Media's translation of the manga, and Samaya in Chuang Yi's manga translation—is an underwater palace built by the People of the Water. It has a complex structure and holds the Sea Crown in its depths.

The People of the Water built the temple where the Manaphy lived. All Manaphy have homing instincts that guide them to the temple even though it has a cloaking device. Though it cannot be seen regularly, as it blends in with the water, it will appear visibly under the red moonlight of a lunar eclipse. It floats around with the current presently, but used to stay put.

During the events of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, the temple started to sink when Phantom pulled crystals out of the Sea Crown. Fortunately, it returned to normal after the crystals were placed back in the Sea Crown.

Official maps of the Pokémon world clearly show it being located near Kanto, but during the movie it is actually south of Cherrygrove City, which is situated in the Johto region. However, considering how the movie states that it moves with the current, that could just as easily have been the current location of it.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Samiya or Pokémon that reside there and the surrounding sea in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Samiya and the sea's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Samiya's Mantyke Water       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   003/019
Samiya's Buizel Water       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   004/019
Sea's Manaphy Water       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   005/019
Samiya's Fearow Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   009/019
Samiya's Mantyke Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   137/PCG-P
Samiya's Buizel Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   138/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   139/PCG-P
Samiya's Chatot Colorless       PCG-P Promotional cards   143/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   146/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   147/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   150/PCG-P
Samiya's Buizel Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   151/PCG-P
Samiya's Chatot Colorless       PCG-P Promotional cards   152/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   154/PCG-P
Prince of the Sea Manaphy Water       10th Movie Commemoration Set    
 

In the manga

Samiya in W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic

In the W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic manga

Samiya appears in the manga W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic, where it is simply referred to as the Temple of the Sea.

The temple is the desire of the Go-Rock Quads, who want the Sea Crown so that they can rule the world. In order to find it, they stole a Manaphy Egg that they planned to hatch and have it lead them to it.


Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アクーシャ Akusha From aqua and 社 sha (society).
English Samiya
German Seetempel Literally means "sea temple".
Italian Samaya
Chinese (Mandarin) 亞克夏 Yàkèxià Transliteration of its Japanese name.


Other anime-exclusive locations
Mystery Dungeon world: Sinister Cave
Region unknown: Ganga TownGenesect's homeInua TownLapidarian HighlandsBrindille TownMocha Town
North PolePokémon Nurse SchoolSamiyaSento Cherry TownTokyo City
Other locations: Unown dimensionDeoxys's unnamed worldGhost WorldMillennium CometMirror WorldReverse World
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KantoOrange ArchipelagoJohtoHoennSinnohUnovaDecolore IslandsKalosOther

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