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Forina (Japanese: ファウンス Fauns) is an anime-exclusive location and one of the settings for Jirachi: Wish Maker. It is characterized by scrubs and pillar-like rock formations. The area's mountainous terrain makes it difficult to access even on foot.
The caverns beneath the valley are where the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi hibernates for a millennium between the periods where it is awakened by the Millennium Comet for seven days. The power that Jirachi absorbs from the comet is said to maintain Forina's natural beauty.
Butler and Diane first visited the area and obtained Jirachi in the hope of restoring the Legendary Pokémon Groudon from a fossil. Butler somewhat succeeded, with Jirachi's power managing to unleash a fake Groudon. However, the creation began absorbing energy from Forina's landscape with its tentacles, consuming people and Pokémon alike. After a long battle, Jirachi used Doom Desire to destroy the false Groudon. As a result, Ash, his friends, Team Rocket, Diane, Butler, and Forina's Pokémon were revitalized.
While Jirachi returned to its crystalline slumber, Diane and Butler decided to stay in Forina. In the ending credits of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Kidd Summers visited Forina and met up with the Butler and Diane.
According to promotional posters, it is located just southwest of Hoenn's Mt. Chimney and northwest of Lavaridge Town.
Pokémon seen at Forina
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Forina or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Forina is based on Wulingyuan, which is located in Hunan, a province of China.
|| ファウンス Fauns
|| From Faunus, the Roman god of the forest, plains, and fields.
| English, German, Italian
|| Possibly forest and fauna.
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 法恩斯 Fǎ'ēnsī
|| Transliteration of its Japanese name.