Newmoon Island

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Newmoon Island 新月島
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, VIII
Sinnoh Newmoon Island Map.png
Location of Newmoon Island in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Newmoon Island (Japanese: 新月島 New Moon Island) is an island located in northwestern Sinnoh. It is home to the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai.


Newmoon Island is a mostly rocky island housing a small grove. The grove contains a puddle in the shape of a circle, with darker-than-usual water, representing the new moon. No wild Pokémon other than Darkrai reside on the island.

To get to the island, the player must have received the Member Card at an event; this allows them to enter the locked inn in Canalave City. Inside, after being put to bed against their will by a mysterious NPC, the player experiences a nightmare and wakes up on Newmoon Island. The player may only leave the island by battling Darkrai in the grove. If the player is defeated, they will return to the most recently visited Pokémon Center as usual. Otherwise, they will reawaken in the inn, the mysterious NPC having disappeared.

Regardless of the outcome of the player's first encounter with Darkrai, Sailor Eldritch will subsequently take the player to and from Newmoon Island whenever they like. If the player has yet to catch Darkrai, it will still await them in the grove upon each visit. Alternatively, the player may also re-enter the inn in Canalave City to repeat the nightmare event prior to having caught Darkrai. The player will not be transported back to the inn after battling Darkrai if they traveled to the island via ship.

While nothing of interest remains on the island itself once Darkrai has been caught, it is one of only two entrances to the northwestern portion of the Underground, the other being Fullmoon Island.


Generation IV

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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
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

In the anime

Newmoon Island in the anime

Newmoon Island briefly appeared in Nightfall? Nightmares!, where a Darkrai was seen there, reacting to Team Rocket's attack on Cresselia on the neighboring Fullmoon Island.


  • Newmoon Island's image on the Town Map is a horizontal mirror image of Fullmoon Island's.
  • The Underground can be accessed at any time from Newmoon Island, despite the player falling under a nightmare and technically being asleep during the Member Card event.
  • Despite it being an outdoor area, the player cannot use the Bicycle in the exterior portion of Newmoon Island. The same is true for the exterior portion of Fullmoon Island.
  • The player cannot use Fly, Teleport, or an Escape Rope whilst on Newmoon Island. This is likely to prevent them from leaving during the nightmare event.
  • During the Member Card nightmare event, Eldritch's ship still appears moored at the island; however, it is unmanned, and the player cannot board it.
  • Due to the Surf glitch present in the Japanese version of Diamond and Pearl, the player is able to reach this area without the Member Card. This problem was 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 fixed in all releases of Platinum.
  • In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Newmoon Island is considered a cave for purposes of the Dusk Ball.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 新月島 Sānyuht Dóu
Mandarin 新月島 / 新月岛 Xīnyuè Dǎo
Finland Flag.png Finnish Newmoon-saari
France Flag.png French Île NouvelluneBDSP
Ile NouvelluneDPPt
Germany Flag.png German NeumondinselBDSP
Italy Flag.png Italian Isola Lunanuova
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신월섬 Sinwol Seom
Poland Flag.png Polish Wyspa Nowiu
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ilha Newmoon
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ilha Lua Nova
Spain Flag.png 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 Terminal/Global Wonder Station
Ravaged PathFloaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe Underground/Grand Underground
Wayward CaveMount CoronetAmity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsManiac TunnelLake Valor (Lakefront)
Great MarshPokémon MansionTrophy GardenFuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory Road
Pal Park/Ramanas ParkContest HallBattle ZoneBattle ParkBattle Tower/Battle FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint Temple
Spring PathSendoff SpringTurnback CaveFullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World
See also

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 Cave
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 Temple
Stark MountainNewmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Ramanas ParkFloaroma TownRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
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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
Hisui Seaside HollowTemple of SinnohAcuity CavernValor CavernVerity Cavern
Lava Dome SanctumMoonview ArenaSnowpoint TempleTurnback CaveBonechill Wastes
Cobalt CoastlandsRamanas IslandScarlet BogCoronet HighlandsFloaro Gardens
Paldea Grasswither ShrineIcerend ShrineGroundblight ShrineFirescourge Shrine
Poco PathArea Zero
Kitakami Paradise BarrensWistful FieldsOni MountainDreaded Den
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh RuinsUltra Space Wilds

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