A-B-C Islands

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A-B-C Islands
イロハ諸島 Iroha Archipelago
ABC Islands.png
A-B-C Islands
Region Hoenn
Debut The Evolutionary War!

The A-B-C Islands (Japanese: イロハ諸島 Iroha Archipelago) are an anime-exclusive group of islands located off the coast of Hoenn, between Lilycove City and Mossdeep City. They appeared in The Evolutionary War!.

Trainers who live on these islands have been engaged in an intense rivalry with each other over Clamperl's evolutionary line: with Island C believing Huntail are stronger, while Island B considers Gorebyss the stronger evolution.

On Island A, Nurse Joy operates a Pokémon Center, which is also home to a school. The other two islands have transporter hubs connected to the Center, allowing for Trainers to transfer their Pokémon for treatment wherever they are. On Island B, DeepSeaScales can be found and used to evolve Clamperl into Gorebyss, while on Island C, DeepSeaTeeth can be found and used to evolve Clamperl into Huntail. Racing their Huntail and Gorebyss between the islands, as a result, is a common occurrence for the Trainers who reside there.

Known residents of the trio of islands include Nancy from Island C, while Keith and Midori live on Island B.

Pokémon seen on the islands

Keith Huntail.png
Huntail (multiple)
Nancy Gorebyss.png
Gorebyss (multiple)
Midori Corsola.png
Midori's Corsola


  • The reefs off the shores of these islands resemble particular katakana characters. Island A's reefs make an I (イ), Island B's make a Ro (ロ) while Island C's make a Ha (ハ). This (along with the name of the archipelago) is a reference to Iroha, a traditional way of grouping kana characters. This is somewhat equivalent to western ABC's.
  • In the real world, the Dutch Caribbean Islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao are commonly known as the "A-B-C Islands."

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 伊呂波三島
Mandarin 伊呂波三島 Yī-Lǚ-Bō Sāndǎo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 세한자섬 Sehanja Seom

Anime-exclusive locations in Hoenn
A-B-C IslandsAnthony's GymBaltoy civilization ruinsBanana Slakoth GardenBomba IslandCerosi TownCrossgate TownDonto Island
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Misty VillageMonsu IslandMountain LighthouseMuscle IslandNorth PetalburgOldale RuinsPokémon Battle Judge Training InstitutePurika City
Rinshin TownRiyado TownRubello TownS.S. St. FlowerShroomish ForestSouth CitySquare TopThe Green LodgeThe GreenhouseTogepi Paradise
Trapinch underground labyrinthValley of SteelVolley TownWailmer IslandWales IslandWazoo Island
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