Sevii Islands

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Sevii Islands ナナシマ
Nanashima
Sevii Islands.png
Artwork of the Sevii Islands from FireRed and LeafGreen
Introduction Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Professor None
Starter Pokémon None
Regional Villains Team Rocket
League
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League Location {{{location}}}
Pokédex
Pokédex List {{{pokelist}}}
Anime
Series Pokémon Chronicles
Season(s) Pokémon Chronicles
Games
Generation III
Games FireRed and LeafGreen
Manga
Adventures Debut Now You See Me...

The Sevii Islands (Japanese: ナナシマ Nanashima) are an archipelago in the Kanto region.

In the core series games

The Sevii Islands consist of 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 reappeared in Pokémon Emerald. The Sevii Islands also appear in other media based on these games.

Plot

The Sevii Islands follow a trend set by Pokémon Gold and Silver, and provide most of the post-Pokémon League 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 ones that are initially accessible, 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).

Accessibility

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 Celio 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 entering the Hall of Fame 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.

Geography

Demographics

The population of Sevii Islands is 212, including all towns and other areas.

Notable locations

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.

Settlements

The seven major islands each have a settlement, which are named numerically.

Map Name
One Island.png One Island
Two Island.png Two Island
Three Island.png Three Island
Four Island FRLG.png Four Island
Five Island FRLG.png Five Island
Six Island.png Six Island
Seven Island.png Seven Island
Landmarks

Relation with Kanto

Official sources are inconsistent as to whether the Sevii Islands are part of the Kanto region.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the in-game dialogue suggests that the Sevii Islands are separate from Kanto. For example:

  • Bill says at One Island: "We should head back to Kanto."
  • Lostelle's uncle says at Two Island's Joyful Game Corner: "I can't tell you how grateful I am for your rescue of Lostelle. Thanks to your feat, the people of Three Island have changed their attitudes about Kanto people. And, I'm from Kanto, you see. The people of Three Island helped me add to my merchandise."
  • The Network Machine at One Island: "Link established with Kanto region." or "Link established with Kanto and Hoenn regions."

On the official Japanese Pokémon site, on a page describing the setting of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the Sevii Islands are consistently described as being outside of the Kanto region.[1]

On the official Japanese "Pokémon World Climate" website, on the page about the Kanto region, it is mentioned that despite their different climate, the Sevii Islands are still part of the Kanto region.[2]

Appearance

Sevii Islands map.png
The Sevii Islands as seen in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

In the Pasio Gold Rush event from Pokémon Masters EX, Leaf says that she met a Hiker when she travelled the Sevii Islands. She also asks if Red met the Hiker as well.

In the anime

One Island in the anime

The Sevii Islands have only been featured in The Search for the Legend, where Ritchie visited Mt. Ember (referred to as Mt. Magma in the dub) on One Island. The episode focused on the Moltres living on the mountain.

The Sevii Islands also appear in the anime map released with The Rise of Darkrai. According to the map, the Sevii Islands are in relatively the same area as the Orange Islands and New Island.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

The Sevii Islands were the main setting for this arc. It focused on the three original Kanto Pokédex holders dealing with Deoxys, based on the Birth Island event, as well as the resurgence of Team Rocket.

Trivia

  • 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 (after Route 46, at the time the highest-numbered Johto route) would seemingly imply that Johto is accessible in the games.

Origin

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).

Name origin

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 supposedly made in seven days.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
French Îles Sevii Same as English name
German Sevii Eiland Same as English name
Italian Settipelago From sette (seven) and archipelago
Spanish Archi7 From archipelago and 7
Korean 일곱섬 Ilgop Seom Translation of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 七之島 / 七之岛 Qī-zhī Dǎo*
七岛 Qīdǎo*
Translation of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 七之島 Chāt-jī Dóu Same as Taiwanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Ilhas Sevii Same as English name
Vietnamese Thất Đảo From thất (seven) and đảo (island)

References

  1. Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (setting) | pokemon.co.jp: ポケモンリーグへの挑戦が間近に迫った頃、主人公はカントー地方をはなれ、広大な海に浮かぶ島々を訪れることになる。「ナナシマ」と呼ばれるその島々には、隠された秘密や楽しい遊びがいっぱい! (Just before challenging the Pokémon League, the player leaves the Kanto region to visit islands floating in the vast ocean. These islands, known as the Sevii Islands, hide secrets and are enjoyable to play!)
  2. Pokémon World Climate: Kanto region: 「グレンじま」よりも本土からはなれた場所に、「ナナシマ」と呼ばれる7つの小さな島があり、同じカントー地方ながら、暖かな気候と自然が人気の観光スポットとなっています。 (Even further from the mainland than Cinnabar Island, there are seven small islands called the Sevii Islands, and despite being part of the same Kanto region, their warm climate and nature make them a popular tourist spot.)


Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh (HisuiBattle Zone) • Unova
KalosAlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
PaldeaKitakami
Side series White CityOrre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube IslandAeos Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolonParallel Worlds
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Ranger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota


Sevii Islands
1Island.png 2Island.png 3Island.png 4Island.png 5Island.png 6Island.png 7Island.png 8Island.png 9Island.png
Settlements
One IslandTwo IslandThree IslandFour IslandFive IslandSix IslandSeven Island
Routes
Treasure BeachKindle RoadCape BrinkBond BridgeThree Isle PortThree Isle PathResort GorgeousWater Labyrinth
Five Isle MeadowMemorial PillarOutcast IslandGreen PathWater PathRuin ValleyTrainer TowerCanyon Entrance
Sevault CanyonTanoby Ruins
Landmarks
Mt. EmberBerry ForestIcefall CaveRocket WarehouseLost CaveAltering CavePattern Bush
Dotted HoleTanoby KeyTanoby ChambersNavel RockBirth Island
Access to
Kanto


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