バンバ島 Bamba Island
It is possible to reach the island by ferry from Lilycove City. In their haste to reach the Mossdeep-bound service, Ash, Brock, May, and Max ended up on Bomba Island after taking this ferry by accident. While there, they met Jimmy and his teacher Serena, and learned that referees were trained on the island.
Even though Jimmy was being trained on the island to become a referee, it was not what he originally wanted to do; he ended up on the island by accident while he fell asleep in a boat that drifted away. Later, his Wartortle evolved to a Blastoise during a fight with Team Rocket who he then defeated, Following Serena's advice, Jimmy decided to stop his referee training and resume his true passions of journeying as a Pokémon Trainer.
Places of Interest
Pokémon Battle Judge Training Institute
At Serena's request, Ash and Brock competed in a Double Battle while student Jimmy refereed the match. Jimmy, however, was not confident with his rulings and prematurely declared Ash's Corphish knocked out, so Serena ordered the match to end.
- Jimmy mentions that for battle judge training, the Pokémon Battle Judge Training Institute is the "only one there is," either indicating that all judges are trained out of Hoenn, it is the only battle judge school in Hoenn, or it is the top school for such training (if not one of the top schools).
Its name may come from the Greek word βόμβα, which means bomb.
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