Alola is the region (based upon Hawaii) where Pokémon Sun and Moon takes place.

Among the starter Pokémon for beginners are Rowlet, the Grass-type Pokémon (which resembles an owl), Litten, the Fire-type Pokémon (which resembles a kitten), and Popplio, a Water-type Pokémon (which resembles a circus seal, but with a few tricks up its sleeve).


The Alola region consists of four main islands and one artificial island. Currently, the names are:


In the Trainers School in a room on the third floor, there is a book that says how Alola was made. It says:

The islands of Alola were given form when underground volcanoes erupted long, long ago. Pokémon came to live in Alola when they flew, swam or were carried on the wind to the isles.


Alola's name comes from the Hawaiian greeting, "Aloha".



An artwork of some Pokémon found in Alola

  • This is the third region to be based upon a non-Japanese and Asia-based location, the other two are Unova and Kalos.
    • This is also the second region to based upon an US state (Hawaii), the first is Unova (which is based on New York and New Jersey).
  • It is also worth noting that this is the first region that name is palindromic.
  • The two legendary Pokémon are "Solgaleo", resembling a lion with a sun motif, and "Lunala", resembling a bat with a moon motif.
  • Solgaleo has its Radiant Sun Form and its Default Form.
  • Lunala has its Full Moon Form and its Default Form.
  • This is the first region to have Legendary Pokémon who has evolved forms.
  • Similar to people in Hawaii, Alolan people use "Alola" as a word of greetings.
  • This is the second region to not introduce new fossil Pokémon, the first being Johto.
  • This is the first main series game region which does not have gym leaders.
    • Until the events of the game, there wasn't even an Elite Four or a Champion. However, thanks to the efforts of Professor Kukui, three Kahunas and one past victor of the Isle Challenge become Alola's own Elite Four, while the player becomes the Champion.


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