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An '''island kahuna''' (Japanese: '''しまキング''' ''Island King'' or '''しまクイーン''' ''Island Queen'') is a [[Human|person]] who presides over a certain [[island challenge]] in the [[Alola]] [[region]]. Island kahunas serve as the final obstacle in that particular island's trial and battle a {{pkmn|Trainer}} in a Grand Trial. There is one kahuna for each of the four main islands of Alola, with each one chosen by that island's [[guardian deity]]. In addition to presiding over an island, they are also in charge of tending to their guardian's ruins when necessary and selecting new [[Trial Captain]]s for their island. Prior to the establishment of the Alolan {{al|Pokémon League}}, a Trainer attempting their island challenge who had finished all of their trials and grand trials was to scale [[Mount Lanakila]] and battle all four kahunas in a row in order to become an island challenge champion.
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An '''island kahuna''' (Japanese: '''しまキング''' ''Island King'' or '''しまクイーン''' ''Island Queen'') is a [[Human|person]] who presides over a certain [[island challenge]] in the [[Alola]] [[region]]. Island kahunas serve as the final obstacle in that particular island's trial and battle a {{pkmn|Trainer}} in a Grand Trial. There is one kahuna for each of the four main islands of Alola, with each one chosen by that island's [[Guardian deities|guardian deity]]. In addition to presiding over an island, they are also in charge of tending to their guardian's ruins when necessary and selecting new [[Trial Captain]]s for their island. Prior to the establishment of the Alolan {{al|Pokémon League}}, a Trainer attempting their island challenge who had finished all of their trials and grand trials was to scale [[Mount Lanakila]] and battle all four kahunas in a row in order to become an island challenge champion.
   
According to [[Acerola]], a person chosen to be an island kahuna cannot refuse the position; in this case, she was referring to [[Nanu]]. A kahuna's reign lasts until they die, as was the case with [[Hapu]]'s grandfather and predecessor, or are forcibly ejected from their position by their respective guardian deity, as was with the case with a former unspecified kahuna who established the gang that [[Team Skull]] drew inspiration from. The time in between an island kahuna's exit from their position and the naming of a new one is not always immediate — following the death of Hapu's grandfather, [[Poni Island]] was left without a kahuna for several years. It is unknown how the lack of a kahuna affects the island challenge, specifically an island's grand trial and the final trial.
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According to [[Acerola]], a person chosen to be an island kahuna cannot refuse the position; in this case, she was referring to [[Nanu]]. A kahuna's reign lasts until they die, as was the case with [[Hapu]]'s grandfather and predecessor, or are forcibly ejected from their position by their respective guardian deity, as was with the case with a former unspecified kahuna who established the gang that [[Team Skull]] drew inspiration from. The time in between an island kahuna's exit from their position and the naming of a new one is not always immediate — following the death of Hapu's grandfather, [[Poni Island]] was left without a kahuna for several years.
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It is unknown how the lack of a kahuna affects the island challenge, specifically the assignment of Trial Captains and the final trial. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Poni Island's sole Trial Captain, [[Mina]], says that a kahuna from one of the other islands has to substitute for an island without one in order to allow that island's grand trials to be conducted — a role Nanu had to play prior to Hapu's crowning. However, Mina does not mention who selected her to be a Trial Captain.
   
 
==List of island kahunas==
 
==List of island kahunas==
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{alola color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{alola color dark}}" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{alola color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{alola color}}" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | {{color|{{alola color light}}|Island Kahunas}}
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|- style="background: #{{alola color dark}};"
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! colspan="2" | {{color2|{{alola color light}}|Generation VII}}
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! colspan="2" | {{color2|{{alola color light}}|Region|Region:}} {{color|{{alola color light}}|Alola}}
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|- style="color:#{{alola color dark}}; background:#{{alola color light}};"
 
! style="background:#{{alola color light}}; color:#{{alola color dark}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Kahuna<br><small>Japanese</small>
 
! style="background:#{{alola color light}}; color:#{{alola color dark}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Kahuna<br><small>Japanese</small>
 
! style="background:#{{alola color light}}; color:#{{alola color dark}};" | Island
 
! style="background:#{{alola color light}}; color:#{{alola color dark}};" | Island
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|-
 
|-
 
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}; color:#{{fighting color dark}};" | [[File:VSHala.png|x120px|Hala]]<br>{{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Hala}}<br><small>ハラ Hala</small>
 
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}; color:#{{fighting color dark}};" | [[File:VSHala.png|x120px|Hala]]<br>{{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Hala}}<br><small>ハラ Hala</small>
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}"| {{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Melemele Island}}
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| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}"| [[File:Melemele Trial Completion.png|100px]]<br>{{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Melemele Island}}
 
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}; color:#{{fighting color dark}};"| {{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Iki Town}}<br><small>リリィタウン<br>Liliʻi Town</small>
 
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}; color:#{{fighting color dark}};"| {{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Iki Town}}<br><small>リリィタウン<br>Liliʻi Town</small>
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}};" | {{tcolor|Fighting}}
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| style="background:#{{fighting color light}};" | [[File:Dream Fightinium Z Sprite.png|50px|link=Fightinium Z]]<br>{{tcolor|Fighting}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="background:#{{rock color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};" | [[File:VSOlivia.png|x120px|Olivia]]<br>{{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Olivia}}<br><small>ライチ Lychee</small>
 
| style="background:#{{rock color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};" | [[File:VSOlivia.png|x120px|Olivia]]<br>{{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Olivia}}<br><small>ライチ Lychee</small>
| style="background:#{{rock color light}}"| {{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Akala Island}}
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| style="background:#{{rock color light}}"| [[File:Akala Trial Completion.png|100px]]<br>{{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Akala Island}}
 
| style="background:#{{rock color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};"| {{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Ruins of Life}}<br><small>命の遺跡<br>Ruins of Life</small>
 
| style="background:#{{rock color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};"| {{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Ruins of Life}}<br><small>命の遺跡<br>Ruins of Life</small>
| style="background:#{{rock color light}};" | {{tcolor|Rock}}
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| style="background:#{{rock color light}};" | [[File:Dream Rockium Z Sprite.png|50px|link=Rockium Z]]<br>{{tcolor|Rock}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="background:#{{dark color light}}; color:#{{dark color dark}};" | [[File:VSNanu.png|x120px|Nanu]]<br>{{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Nanu}}<br><small>クチナシ Kuchinashi</small>
 
| style="background:#{{dark color light}}; color:#{{dark color dark}};" | [[File:VSNanu.png|x120px|Nanu]]<br>{{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Nanu}}<br><small>クチナシ Kuchinashi</small>
| style="background:#{{dark color light}}"| {{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Ula'ula Island}}
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| style="background:#{{dark color light}}"| [[File:Ula'ula Trial Completion.png|100px]]<br>{{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Ula'ula Island}}
 
| style="background:#{{dark color light}}; color:#{{dark color dark}};"| {{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Malie City}}<br><small>マリエシティ<br>Malie City</small>
 
| style="background:#{{dark color light}}; color:#{{dark color dark}};"| {{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Malie City}}<br><small>マリエシティ<br>Malie City</small>
| style="background:#{{dark color light}};" | {{tcolor|Dark}}
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| style="background:#{{dark color light}};" | [[File:Dream Darkinium Z Sprite.png|50px|link=Darkinium Z]]<br>{{tcolor|Dark}}
 
|-
 
|-
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; color:#{{ground color dark}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:VSHapu.png|x120px|]]<br>{{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Hapu}}<br><small>ハプウ Hapū</small>
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| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; color:#{{ground color dark}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" rowspan=2 | [[File:VSHapu.png|x120px|]]<br>{{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Hapu}}<br><small>ハプウ Hapū</small>
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}" | {{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Poni Island}}
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| style="background:#{{ground color light}}" rowspan=2 | [[File:Poni Trial Completion.png|100px]]<br>{{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Poni Island}}
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};" | {{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Vast Poni Canyon}}<br><small>ポニの大峡谷<br>Great Canyon of Poni</small>
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| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};" | {{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Vast Poni Canyon}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br><small>ポニの大峡谷<br>Great Canyon of Poni</small>
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{tcolor|Ground}}
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| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" rowspan=2 | [[File:Dream Groundium Z Sprite.png|50px|link=Groundium Z]]<br>{{tcolor|Ground}}
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|-
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| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};" | {{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Exeggutor Island}}{{sup/7|USUM}}<br><small>ナッシー・アイランド<br>Nassy Island</small>
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
In the [[Pokémon anime]], defeating the Island Kahunas is a major part of {{Ash}}'s island challenge. To date, Ash and {{ashcl}} have encountered the following island kahunas:
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[[File:SM010 Ash VS Hala.png|thumb|{{Ash}} challenging Hala in his first Grand Trial]]
* [[Hala]] made his debut in ''[[SM009|To Top a Totem!]]'', where he watched over Ash while he completed the [[Verdant Cavern]] trial. In ''[[SM010|Trial and Tribulation!]]'' Ash fought him, won, and received a new {{DL|Z-Crystal|Electrium Z}} after {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Tapu Koko}} swapped Hala's {{DL|Z-Crystal|Fightinium Z}} with it.
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In the [[Pokémon anime]], defeating the Island Kahunas is a major part of {{Ash}}'s island challenge. To date, Ash and {{ashcl}} have encountered the following Island Kahunas:
* [[Olivia]] first appeared in person in ''[[SM031|The Island Whisperer!]]'', where she brought Ash's class to [[Akala Island]]. After completing the [[Lush Jungle]] trial in [[SM035]], Ash battled Olivia in [[SM036]] and won, earning a {{DL|Z-Crystal|Rockium Z}}.
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* [[Hala]] made his debut in ''[[SM009|To Top a Totem!]]'', where he watched over Ash while he completed the [[Verdant Cavern]] trial. In ''[[SM010|Trial and Tribulation!]]'' Ash fought him, won, and received a new [[Electrium Z]] after {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko}} swapped Hala's [[Fightinium Z]] with it.
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* [[Olivia]] first appeared in person in ''[[SM031|The Island Whisperer!]]'', where she brought Ash's class to [[Akala Island]]. After completing the [[Lush Jungle]] trial in ''[[SM035|Currying Favor and Flavor!]]'', Ash battled Olivia in ''[[SM036|Trials and Determinations!]]'' and won, earning a [[Rockium Z]].
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* [[Nanu]]'s first appearance was in ''[[SM073|Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?]]'', where he gave {{TRT}} a [[Z-Power Ring]] as thanks for helping [[Acerola]]. Ash met him in ''[[SM074|Tough Guy Trials!]]'', and then battled him in a grand trial in ''[[SM077|Guiding an Awakening!]]'' and won, earning a [[Lycanium Z]] as a reward. In the {{pkmn|anime}}, he is an old acquaintance of {{an|Giovanni}}.
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* Like the games, Poni Island had no Island Kahuna as of ''[[SM104|That's Some Spicy Island Research!]]'', when Ash and his classmates arrived to the island to conduct their personal research projects. [[Hapu]] first appeared in the same episode. Also like the games, she was not a Kahuna when she was first seen, but her grandfather [[Sofu]] was the Island's second-most recent. As revealed in the [[SM105|following episode]], Hapu had been training to follow in her grandfather's footsteps, but had not been able to meet {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Fini}}, despite multiple attempts to get in touch with it. In ''[[SM108|Memories in the Mist!]]'', Tapu Fini accepted Hapu after witnessing her desire to save her friends from its illusory mist, and was officially instated as Poni Island's Kahuna in a ceremony in the [[SM109|next episode]]. The night after the ritual, Ash battled Hapu in a grand trial and won, earning a [[Steelium Z]], as chosen by {{AP|Pikachu}}, as a reward.
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In ''[[SM011|Young Kiawe Had a Farm!]]'', [[Kiawe's grandfather]] was mentioned to have been a Kahuna prior to the start of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. In ''That's Some Spicy Island Research!'', it is mentioned that the previous {{isl|Poni}} Island Kahuna, unrelated to Hapu or her grandfather, had retired due to age and illness.
   
In ''[[SM011|Young Kiawe Had a Farm!]]'', [[Kiawe's grandfather]] was mentioned to be a kahuna prior to the start of the series.
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In [[SM115]], the four Island Kahunas were revealed to have agreed with {{an|Professor Kukui}} to act as [[Battle judge|referees]] during the first [[Alola League|Alola]] [[Pokémon League Conference]].
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* Each kahuna wears an article of clothing of the color that corresponds to their island's name and guardian. Hala's Aloha shirt is yellow, Olivia's shirt is pink, Nanu's undershirt is red, and Hapu's bonnet is purple.
 
* Each kahuna wears an article of clothing of the color that corresponds to their island's name and guardian. Hala's Aloha shirt is yellow, Olivia's shirt is pink, Nanu's undershirt is red, and Hapu's bonnet is purple.
* All island kahunas keep their Pokémon in {{ball|Ultra}}s.
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* All island kahunas keep their Pokémon in [[Ultra Ball]]s.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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An island kahuna (Japanese: しまキング Island King or しまクイーン Island Queen) is a person who presides over a certain island challenge in the Alola region. Island kahunas serve as the final obstacle in that particular island's trial and battle a Trainer in a Grand Trial. There is one kahuna for each of the four main islands of Alola, with each one chosen by that island's guardian deity. In addition to presiding over an island, they are also in charge of tending to their guardian's ruins when necessary and selecting new Trial Captains for their island. Prior to the establishment of the Alolan Pokémon League, a Trainer attempting their island challenge who had finished all of their trials and grand trials was to scale Mount Lanakila and battle all four kahunas in a row in order to become an island challenge champion.

According to Acerola, a person chosen to be an island kahuna cannot refuse the position; in this case, she was referring to Nanu. A kahuna's reign lasts until they die, as was the case with Hapu's grandfather and predecessor, or are forcibly ejected from their position by their respective guardian deity, as was with the case with a former unspecified kahuna who established the gang that Team Skull drew inspiration from. The time in between an island kahuna's exit from their position and the naming of a new one is not always immediate — following the death of Hapu's grandfather, Poni Island was left without a kahuna for several years.

It is unknown how the lack of a kahuna affects the island challenge, specifically the assignment of Trial Captains and the final trial. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Poni Island's sole Trial Captain, Mina, says that a kahuna from one of the other islands has to substitute for an island without one in order to allow that island's grand trials to be conducted — a role Nanu had to play prior to Hapu's crowning. However, Mina does not mention who selected her to be a Trial Captain.

List of island kahunas

Island Kahunas
Generation VII Region: Alola
Kahuna
Japanese
Island Location
Japanese
Type
Hala
Hala
ハラ Hala
Melemele Trial Completion.png
Melemele Island
Iki Town
リリィタウン
Liliʻi Town
Dream Fightinium Z Sprite.png
Fighting
Olivia
Olivia
ライチ Lychee
Akala Trial Completion.png
Akala Island
Ruins of Life
命の遺跡
Ruins of Life
Dream Rockium Z Sprite.png
Rock
Nanu
Nanu
クチナシ Kuchinashi
Ula'ula Trial Completion.png
Ula'ula Island
Malie City
マリエシティ
Malie City
Dream Darkinium Z Sprite.png
Dark
VSHapu.png
Hapu
ハプウ Hapū
Poni Trial Completion.png
Poni Island
Vast Poni CanyonSM
ポニの大峡谷
Great Canyon of Poni
Dream Groundium Z Sprite.png
Ground
Exeggutor IslandUSUM
ナッシー・アイランド
Nassy Island

In the anime

Ash challenging Hala in his first Grand Trial

In the Pokémon anime, defeating the Island Kahunas is a major part of Ash's island challenge. To date, Ash and his classmates have encountered the following Island Kahunas:

In Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, Kiawe's grandfather was mentioned to have been a Kahuna prior to the start of the Sun & Moon series. In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, it is mentioned that the previous Poni Island Kahuna, unrelated to Hapu or her grandfather, had retired due to age and illness.

In SM115, the four Island Kahunas were revealed to have agreed with Professor Kukui to act as referees during the first Alola Pokémon League Conference.

Trivia

  • Each kahuna wears an article of clothing of the color that corresponds to their island's name and guardian. Hala's Aloha shirt is yellow, Olivia's shirt is pink, Nanu's undershirt is red, and Hapu's bonnet is purple.
  • All island kahunas keep their Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 島嶼之王 Dóujeuih-jī Wòhng ()
島嶼女王 Dóujeuih Néuihwòhng ()
Mandarin 島嶼之王 / 岛屿之王 Dǎoyǔ-zhī Wáng ()
島嶼女王 / 岛屿女王 Dǎoyǔ Nǚwáng ()
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Kahuna
Denmark Flag.png Danish Kahuna
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Eiland-Kahuna
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kahuna
France Flag.png French Doyen ()
Doyenne ()
Germany Flag.png German Inselkönig ()
Inselkönigin ()
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Kahuna
Italy Flag.png Italian Kahuna
South Korea Flag.png Korean 섬의 왕 Seom-ui Wang ()
섬의 여왕 Seom-ui Yeowang ()
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Kahuna
Poland Flag.png Polish Kahuna
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Kahuna da ilha
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Kahuna da ilha
Russia Flag.png Russian Кахуна Kakhuna*
Вождь острова Vozhd' ostrova
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kahuna
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Ökahuna
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Ada Kahunası

See also


Trial Captains and Island Kahunas of the Alola region
Verdant Cavern
VSIlima USUM.png
Ilima
Brooklet Hill
VSLana USUM.png
Lana
Wela Volcano Park
VSKiawe.png
Kiawe
Lush Jungle
VSMallow.png
Mallow
Hokulani Observatory
VSSophocles.png
Sophocles
Thrifty Megamart
VSAcerola.png
Acerola
Seafolk Village
VSMina 2 USUM.png
Mina
Melemele Island
VSHala.png
Hala
Akala Island
VSOlivia.png
Olivia
Ula'ula Island
VSNanu.png
Nanu
Poni Island
VSHapu.png
Hapu


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