Pokémon Island

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Pokémon Island artwork

Pokémon Island (Japanese: ポケモンアイランド Pokémon Island) is a little-known volcanic island that is the setting of Pokémon Snap.

Inhabitants

At some point in its recent history, Pokémon Island was clearly inhabited by humans. Many manmade structures and objects remain scattered across its landscape, the most notable of which being a decommissioned power plant. Now, however, the only inhabitants are the many different species of wild Pokémon, and in the absence of mankind, their population has flourished and nature is slowly reclaiming the land.

According to the Pokémon Snap novel, Professor Oak has specifically designated the island as a sanctuary for wild Pokémon; due to its isolation, it is an ideal environment to observe how wild Pokémon act naturally, with little human interference. Pokémon Trainers are unable to set foot on the island, most likely to preserve its natural order; in fact, very few humans receive authority to visit the island.

Within Pokémon Island exist six different ecosystems, making the island an ideal habitat for an assortment of diverse Pokémon. Several rare species also dwell on this island, such as the three Legendary birds and Mew. Six Pokémon constellations are also visible in the sky above the island.

In Pokémon Snap, Professor Oak hires Todd Snap to take photographs of all the Pokémon on the island. Todd does such using the ZERO-ONE, a camera, and several other gadgets.

Areas of Pokémon Island

Pokémon Island in-game
Icon Name Description
Pokémon Island Beach.png Beach An easy path along a sunny beach.
It is home to twelve species of Pokémon.
Pokémon Island Tunnel.png Tunnel A dark tunnel with an abandoned power plant inside.
It is home to twelve species of Pokémon.
Pokémon Island Volcano.png Volcano A path through a volcanic area.
It is home to ten species of Pokémon.
Pokémon Island River.png River A calm river through a forest.
It is home to twelve species of Pokémon.
Pokémon Island Cave.png Cave A deep, dark cave.
It is home to thirteen species of Pokémon.
Pokémon Island Valley.png Valley A canyon valley with a rapid river running through it.
It is home to thirteen species of Pokémon.
Pokémon Island Rainbow Cloud.png Rainbow Cloud A secret area high above Pokémon Island.
Mew is the only Pokémon found here.

In the manga

Pokémon Island in the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Pokémon Island was mentioned by Professor Oak in Epilogue, where he was seen requesting Todd Snap to go to the island and take pictures of the wild Pokémon living there.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pokémon Island
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Island
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Island
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Isla Pokémon


Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoennSinnohUnovaKalosAlola
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games TCG IslandsFioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkRanseiFerrumCarmonte Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota


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