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Poni Island (Japanese: ポニじま Poni Island) is the southwestern of the four major islands of Alola. Tapu Fini is the island's guardian deity.
Poni Island has one Captain, Mina, for the island challenge, but in Pokémon Sun and Moon, she has not decided on an official trial location or format, and thus does not conduct a trial when first met. The player does, however, encounter an ancient trial in the depths of Vast Poni Canyon, where they meet the present-day captain. At the end, they battle a Totem Kommo-o and its allies for ownership of a Dragonium Z.
Mina's trial is exclusive to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
Hapu was recently appointed as its Island Kahuna, and is in charge of its grand trial.
Poni Island's trials are unique in that its Grand Trial is initiated first before its other trials, and it is the only island to have an unmanned trial.
Locations on Poni Island
In the anime
Poni Island appears in SM044, in which Professor Burnet, Lusamine, Faba, and Wicke went to the Altar of the Sunne to investigate reported sightings of the Ultra Beasts, only to find nothing. Poni Island's guardian deity, Tapu Fini, also appears in the episode, along with the other guardian deities.
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Reason: SM051, SM052, SM053 and SM054.
- This is the only one of Alola's four main islands to lack any traditionally numbered routes.
- Aside from the frequent re-use of the proper noun 'Poni', this is the only one of Alola's four main islands that doesn't feature a landmark or settlement with a Hawaiian name.
Poni Island's real-life counterpart is the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Purple is the island's official color.
Poni is Hawaiian for purple.
In other languages