Poni Island

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Poni Island ポニじま
Poni Island
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Southwest Alola
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Poni Island Map.png
Location of Poni Island in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

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.

Trials

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.

Trials
Generation VII Region: Alola
Trial Captain
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Totem Pokémon Ally Pokémon
None Vast Poni Canyon
ポニの大峡谷
Great Canyon of Poni
Dream Dragonium Z Sprite.png
Dragon
Kommo-o
Kommo-o
Hakamo-oScizor
Hakamo-o and ScizorSM
NoivernScizor
Noivern and ScizorUSUM
Mina
Mina
マツリカ Matsurika
NoneSM Dream Fairium Z Sprite.png
Fairy
NoneSM NoneSM
Seafolk Village
海の民の村
Seafolk Village
USUM
Ribombee
RibombeeUSUM
BlisseyPelipper
Blissey and PelipperUSUM

Grand trial

Grand trial
Generation VII Region: Alola
Island Kahuna
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Trial Stamp
VSHapu.png
Hapu
ハプウ Hapū
Vast Poni CanyonSM
ポニの大峡谷
Great Canyon of Poni
Dream Groundium Z Sprite.png
Ground
Poni Trial Completion.png
Poni Trial Completion
Exeggutor IslandUSUM
ナッシー・アイランド
Nassy Island

Locations on Poni Island

In the anime

Poni Island in the anime

Poni Island first appeared in A Dream Encounter!, in which Professor Burnet, Lusamine, Faba, and Wicke were seen at the Altar of the Sunne, investigating reported sightings of the Ultra Beasts, only to find nothing.

The island served as one of the main settings of events from Family Determination! to 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!. After Lusamine had been kidnapped and taken into Ultra Space by a Nihilego, Lillie and Gladion traveled to Poni Island in order to visit the Altar of the Sunne and get the help of Alola's Legendary Pokémon in order to save their mother. After making their way through Vast Poni Canyon, they were joined by Ash, Professor Kukui, and the rest of Lillie's classmates. Upon reaching the altar, the group was surprised to encounter the four guardian deities of Alola, who helped Nebby to evolve into Solgaleo. With Solgaleo's help, Ash and his classmates traveled into Ultra Space, successfully rescuing Lusamine before returning back to their own world.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Poni Island appeared in ICYR1, where it was site of one of Ash's island trial. In that trial, he encountered a Totem Kommo-o and battled it. After Ash remembered the day that he met Pikachu, he was able to defeat Kommo-o, clearing the trial.

Trivia

  • 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.

Origin

Poni Island's real-life counterpart is the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Purple is the island's official color.[1]

Name origin

Poni is Hawaiian for purple.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 波尼島 Bōnèih Dóu
Mandarin 波尼島 / 波尼岛 Bōní Dǎo
Denmark Flag.png Danish Poni-øen
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Poni Eiland
Finland Flag.png Finnish Poni-saari
France Flag.png French Poni
Germany Flag.png German Poni
Italy Flag.png Italian Poni
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포니섬 Poni Seom
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Poniøya
Russia Flag.png Russian Остров Пони Ostrov Poni
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poni
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Poni-ön

References


Alola
Melemele Trial Completion.png Akala Trial Completion.png Ula'ula Trial Completion.png Poni Trial Completion.png Island Challenge Completion.png
Islands
Melemele IslandAkala IslandUla'ula IslandPoni IslandAether Paradise
Settlements
Iki TownHau'oli CityHeahea CityPaniola TownKonikoni CityMalie CityTapu VillagePo Town
Seafolk VillagePokémon League
Routes
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Landmarks
Mahalo TrailTrainers' SchoolHau'oli CemeteryBerry fieldsVerdant CavernMelemele MeadowSeaward CaveKala'e Bay
Ten Carat HillPaniola RanchBrooklet HillMelemele SeaDiglett's TunnelRoyal AvenueBattle Royal DomeWela Volcano Park
Lush JungleMemorial HillAkala OutskirtsRuins of LifeHano Grand ResortHano BeachMalie GardenMount Hokulani
Hokulani ObservatoryBlush MountainUla'ula BeachAether HouseThrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)Haina Desert
Ruins of AbundanceUla'ula MeadowLake of the MooneLake of the SunneShady HousePoni WildsAncient Poni Path
Poni Breaker CoastRuins of HopeExeggutor IslandVast Poni CanyonAltar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount Lanakila
Ruins of ConflictPoni GrovePoni PlainsPoni MeadowResolution CavePoni CoastPoni GauntletBattle Tree
Festival PlazaPoké PelagoBig Wave BeachSandy CaveHeahea BeachPikachu ValleyDividing Peak TunnelPoni Beach
Plains GrottoTeam Rocket's Castle
Ultra Space
Ultra Deep SeaUltra MegalopolisMegalo TowerUltra JungleUltra DesertUltra PlantUltra ForestUltra CraterUltra Ruin
Ultra Space Wilds

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