Newmoon Island

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Newmoon Island しんげつじま
New Moon Island
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Newmoon Island Pt.png
Map description: A small, round pond that lies inside a closed-off forest.
Location: Off the west coast of Sinnoh
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Newmoon Island Map.png
Location of Newmoon Island in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Newmoon Island (Japanese: しんげつじま New Moon Island) is an island in the Sinnoh region, home to the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai.


Newmoon Island is a rocky island that has a small clearing with a pond containing darker than normal water which is shaped as a circle to represent the new moon. No wild Pokémon other than Darkrai are known to reside on the island.

To get to the island, one must receive the Member Card at a Nintendo event; this allows players to enter the locked inn at Canalave City, whereupon after going to sleep they will experience a nightmare and wake up on Newmoon Island. Due to the Surf glitch present in the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, players are able to reach this area without the Member Card, a problem that Nintendo has fixed in subsequent language releases of the games. The much more complex tweaking glitch allows players to reach this area in international versions of Diamond and Pearl as well; this glitch was addressed in all releases of Pokémon Platinum.

After this area has been initially accessed, Sailor Eldritch will take the player back here as many times as liked. While nothing of interest remains on the island itself, it is one of two entrances to the northwest corner of Sinnoh's Underground, the other being Fullmoon Island.


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
Darkrai Darkrai
D P Pt
Member Card Event
Member Card
40 One
Darkrai Darkrai
D P Pt
Member Card Event
Member Card
50 One
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.


Version Exterior Interior
Diamond Newmoon Island DP.png Newmoon Island Darkrai DP.png
Platinum Newmoon Island Pt.png Newmoon Island Darkrai Pt.png


  • On the Town Map, this island's shape is a mirror image of Fullmoon Island.
  • The Underground can be accessed at any time from Newmoon Island, despite the player falling under a nightmare and technically being asleep when activating the Member Card event and visiting the island for the first time.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Île Nouvellelune
Germany Flag.png German Neumond-Insel
Italy Flag.png Italian Isola Lunanuova
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신월섬 Sin'weol Seom
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Isla Lunanueva

See also

Coal Badge.png Forest Badge.png Cobble Badge.png Fen Badge.png Relic Badge.png Mine Badge.png Icicle Badge.png Beacon Badge.png
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal TerminalRavaged Path
Floaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe UndergroundWayward CaveMt. Coronet
Amity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsManiac TunnelLake Valor (Lakefront) • Great Marsh
Pokémon MansionTrophy GardenFuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory Road
Pal ParkContest HallBattle ZoneBattle ParkBattle TowerBattle FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint Temple
Spring PathSendoff SpringTurnback CaveFullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World

Game locations of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandSea MauvilleScorched Slab
Pathless PlainNameless CavernFabled CaveGnarled Den
Trackless ForestCrescent IsleSkyRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus Cave
Unknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Alola Route 16Altar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount LanakilaMahalo Trail
Ruins of ConflictRuins of LifeRuins of AbundanceRuins of Hope
Aether ParadiseAncient Poni PathLake of the SunneLake of the Moone
Ten Carat HillResolution Cave
Galar Tower SummitBattle TowerMaster DojoCrown ShrineMax Lair
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSplit-Decision RuinsGiant's Bed
Frigid SeaLakeside CaveBallimere LakeFreezingtonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh RuinsUltra Space Wilds

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