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Faraway Island (Japanese: さいはてのことう Utmost Island) is an island far from Hoenn. It is the only known habitat of the Mythical Pokémon Mew in the core series games.
In the games
The island is only accessible in Pokémon Emerald. Its location is marked on the Old Sea Map and Mr. Briney returns a favor to the player by helping them sail to this island on the ship moored in Lilycove City.
On the island is a sign with old, fading writing dated the 6th day of a month. In the English localization, this month ends in "ber", suggesting any of the four final months of the year; in the Japanese version, it is only known that it is a month name. In the Japanese version, there is a remnant of a signature, ジ (ji); this is commonly assumed to be Mr. Fuji.
This island could be the Guyanese jungle referenced in the Pokémon Mansion journals.
| The writing is fading as if it was
written a long time ago…
“…ber, 6th day
If any human…sets foot here…
again…et it be a kindhearted pers…
…ith that hope, I depar…”
| なんねんも まえに かかれたような|
ふるい かきおきが ある‥‥
ここに たちいる にんげ‥‥が
ふたたび ‥‥らわれると すれば
こころ やさし‥‥で あらんことを
‥‥こに その ねがいを しるし
この ‥‥を あとにする
When transferred to a later generation, the Mew is listed as a fateful encounter even though it is battled normally.
| Special Pokémon
| A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.
The background music played here is Abandoned Ship, like in Southern Island, another event location accessible in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. When battling Mew, the theme played is Battle! (Mew).
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Faraway Island first appeared in Mewtwo and Mew Too, in which Mr. Briney reported to Ultima that he managed to find the island without the Old Sea Map. He told her Mew was there but it was alarmed by his presence and flew away from the island.
In The Final Battle VIII, Emerald calmed all the rental Pokémon at the Battle Frontier by using pellets with soil from the Pokémon's birthplace. Gold explained he was able to affect many different Pokémon using the same soil because it was taken from the home of Mew, who is said to possess the genes of all Pokémon.
- Because the Mew on Faraway Island has a chance of being Shiny, catching this Mew here is currently the only way to obtain a Shiny Mew in the core series games, without glitches. Consequently, legitimate Shiny Mew must always be Japanese in origin.
- If Cut is used to cut away the grass in an attempt to find Mew, it will disappear with the message "The feeling of being watched faded..."
In other languages