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| Sevii Islands
Artwork of the Sevii Islands from FireRed and LeafGreen
The Sevii Islands (Japanese: ナナシマ Nanashima) are an archipelago in the Kanto region consisting of nine large islands and several small islands surrounding them. They are located far south of the Kanto mainland, and are home to several Legendary and Mythical Pokémon: Moltres, Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Deoxys.
The main islands' only game appearance was in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, but the two event-exclusive islands, Navel Rock and Birth Island, later appeared in Pokémon Emerald. The Sevii Islands also appear in other media based on these games.
The nine Sevii Islands are a part of the Kanto region, located to the south of mainland Kanto. These islands cannot be surfed to; to travel from island to island a Pokémon Trainer must take the Seagallop Ferries from another island or Vermilion City in Kanto.
The population of Sevii Islands is 66, which makes it the smallest of all known regions. This low number is due to the remote location of the archipelago and its relatively small land area.
The seven major islands each have a settlement, which are named numerically.
In the games
The Sevii Islands follow a trend set by Pokémon Gold and Silver, and provide most of the post-Elite Four plot in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. The Sevii Islands sideplot actually begins as soon as the player has defeated the Cinnabar Gym and obtained the Volcano Badge. The first three islands, One, Two, and Three, are the only areas available until the Elite Four has been defeated, but the plot here is important for continuing the game. By obtaining the National Pokédex (and subsequently retrieving the Ruby), the later islands are unlocked.
There is also a plot by Team Rocket based in the Sevii Islands. It deals with Pokémon evolution, and appears to be the prelude to a plot that is launched three years later. Only when the Team Rocket members realize that the player has already defeated Giovanni, who subsequently disbanded Team Rocket, do they give up.
Some of the Sevii Islands' background music tracks are remixed themes from Gold and Silver, specifically the ones from Violet City/Olivine City (Six Island and Seven Island), Azalea Town/Blackthorn City (Four Island and Five Island), and Routes 42, 43, 44, and the Lake of Rage (routes on Five, Six, and Seven Islands).
In FireRed and LeafGreen, the Sevii Islands are accessible from the Vermilion City harbor via a system of boats called the Seagallop Ferries. To be able to access One, Two, and Three Islands, one needs a Tri-Pass, received from Bill after defeating Blaine on Cinnabar Island. To be able to access Four, Five, Six, and Seven Islands, one needs a Rainbow Pass, received from Celio in One Island, after defeating the Elite Four and obtaining the National Pokédex. To be able to access Navel Rock, one needs a MysticTicket, and to be able to access Birth Island, one needs an AuroraTicket, both of which can be obtained promotionally with Mystery Gift.
In the anime
The Sevii Islands made a fleeting appearance in the anime. They were the setting for The Search for the Legend: specifically Mt. Ember (referred to as Mt. Magma in the dub), which is located on One Island. The episode dealt with the appearance and attempted capture of Moltres, which roosts at the top of Mt. Ember in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. A reference to the S.S. Anne is made in the course of the episode, apparently being the vessel used to travel there.
The Sevii Islands also appear in the anime map released with The Rise of Darkrai. According to the The Rise of Darkrai's anime map, the Sevii Islands are in relatively the same area as the Orange Islands and New Island.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
The Pokémon Adventures manga featured the Sevii Islands as the main setting for the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter. This chapter mainly focuses on the first three Kanto Pokédex holders searching for missing relatives, and incorporated in-game events from the Sevii Islands into the plot, such as the Deoxys event on Birth Island.
- Data in the games reserved for location name index pointers reveal the following values:
- Sevii Isle 6 (Japanese: ６ばんななしま Nanashima 6)
- Sevii Isle 7 (Japanese: ７ばんななしま Nanashima 7)
- Sevii Isle 8 (Japanese: ８ばんななしま Nanashima 8)
- Sevii Isle 9 (Japanese: ９ばんななしま Nanashima 9)
- Sevii Isle 22 (Japanese: ２２ばんななしま Nanashima 22)
- Sevii Isle 23 (Japanese: ２３ばんななしま Nanashima 23)
- Sevii Isle 24 (Japanese: ２４ばんななしま Nanashima 24)
- These routes are not accessible during normal gameplay and are likely remnants from the development period of the games.
- The routes on the Sevii Islands are not numbered, unlike the other regions. This is likely to prevent confusion as to their relation to the others, as continuing where Johto left off (at Route 46, at the time the highest-numbered Johto route) would seemingly imply that Johto is accessible in the games.
The Sevii Islands archipelago corresponds to the real-life Izu Islands and Bonin Islands. One through Five Island as well as Navel Rock are based on the Izu Islands, while Six and Seven Island correspond to Chichijima and Hahajima in the Bonin, and Birth Island corresponds to Minami-Tori-shima (an island grouped administratively with the Bonin Islands, but not considered to be a part of them geographically).
The name possibly combines the number seven and the Roman numeral for seven, VII. The Japanese name Nanashima literally means "seven islands". According to an old woman on Seven Island, they were named the Sevii Islands not because there are seven (two event items reveal there are in fact nine), but because they were made in seven days.
In other languages
|| Îles Sevii
|| Same as English name
|| Sevii Eiland
|| Same as English name
|| From sette (seven) and archipelago
| From archipelago and 7|
Corruption of siete (seven)
|| 일곱섬 Ilgop Seom
|| Translation of Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 七之島 / 七之岛 Qī-zhī Dǎo*
| Translation of Japanese name
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 七之島 Chāt-jī Dóu
|| Same as Taiwanese name
|| Thất Đảo
|| From thất (seven) and đảo (island)