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Ula'ula Island (Japanese: ウラウラじま ʻUlaʻula Island) is the southeastern of the four major islands of Alola. Tapu Bulu is the island's guardian deity.
Ula'ula Island has two trials for the island challenge, leading to a grand trial with Nanu.
Locations on Ula'ula Island
In the anime
Ula'ula Island in the anime
Ula'ula Island was first mentioned in The Guardian's Challenge!, when Kiawe said that he had delivered packages to the island early in the morning before coming to Pokémon School.
The island made its first proper appearance in Getting a Jump on the Competition!, where Ash, his classmates, and Hala visited Mount Lanakila and took part in the Pokémon Sled Jump Games. Hala ultimately came out as the tournament's victor.
Team Rocket visited the island again in Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?, where they were informed by Giovanni that the Island Kahuna of the island, Nanu, can give them a Z-Ring. Whilst on the island, they had their Darkinium Z stolen by a Gengar which appeared after Jessie broke a shrine. After chasing it and taking their Darkinium Z back, they were given a Z-Power Ring from Nanu and used it to make James's Mareanie perform the Z-Move Black Hole Eclipse, defeating the Shadow Pokémon.
Ash visited the island once more in Tough Guy Trials! for the grand trial with Nanu. He battled Nanu in a battle to determine whether or not Ash could take on the grand trial, and was defeated by him. However, in Guiding an Awakening!, he managed to win in a grand trial rematch and was rewarded with Lycanium Z. Following that, Ash left and returned to Melemele.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Ula'ula Island first appeared in the Sun & Moon chapter. Sun, Moon, and Professor Kukui traveled there on their mission to deliver a Mirage Berry to Tapu Bulu. On their way, Kukui's yacht was approached by Professor Burnet and Lillie, who had come to join up with Sun's group. Before they could properly get together, a wild Bruxish attacked the yacht and caused everyone to pass out with its powers. While Sun managed to rescue Lillie, who was trapped at sea, he and Lillie ended up falling unconscious and washed up on a beach, where they were found by Acerola. Moon, Kukui, and Burnet were rescued by the Aether Foundation and were taken to Aether Paradise to recover.
Later, a group of Ultra Beasts that were summoned at Po Town ended up breaking out of the town's barrier. The beasts proceeded to run amok throughout Ula'ula, causing destruction to various different locations. Innocent civilians caught up in the danger were transported to Hokulani Observatory for shelter.
Ula'ula Island's real-life counterpart is the Hawaiian island of Hawaii. Red is the island's official color.
ʻUlaʻula is Hawaiian for red.
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