Forina

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Forina
ファウンス Fauns
Forina.png
Forina
Region Hoenn
Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker

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. Ash, his friends, Team Rocket, Diane, Butler, and Forina's Pokémon were also 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

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Absol
Forina Breloom Poochyena.png
Breloom (multiple)
Forina Breloom Poochyena.png
Poochyena
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Nuzleaf (multiple)
Forina Nuzleaf Electrike Linoone Tropius.png
Electrike
Forina Nuzleaf Electrike Linoone Tropius.png
Linoone (multiple)
Forina Nuzleaf Electrike Linoone Tropius.png
Tropius
Forina Flygon.png
Flygon
Forina Swablu.png
Swablu (multiple)
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Altaria (multiple)

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Forina or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Forina's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Forina's Nuzleaf Grass       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   001/019
Forina's Breloom Grass       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   002/019
Forina's Tropius Grass       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   003/019
Forina's Jirachi Psychic       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   004/019
Forina's Linoone Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   005/019
Forina's Flygon Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   006/019
Forina's Altaria Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   007/019
Forina's Absol Darkness       Movie Commemoration VS Pack   008/019
      ADV-P Promotional cards   040/ADV-P
 

Trivia

Origin

Forina is based on Wulingyuan, which is located in Hunan, a province of China.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ファウンス Fauns From Faunus, the Roman god of the forest, plains, and fields.
English, German, Italian Forina Possibly forest and fauna.
Chinese (Mandarin) 法恩斯 Fǎ'ēnsī Transliteration of its Japanese name.



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