The Alola Starter Pokémon can be picked out of three Pokémon that the player will obtain in his journey which cannot be found in the Alola Region itself. The three starter Pokémon are: Rowlet the grass Pokémon, Litten the fire Pokémon and Popplio the water Pokémon.
Rowlet has Overgrow, Litten has Blaze, and Popplio has Torrent abilities. When their HP is 30% of their maximum HP or less, their grass type, fire type, and water type attacks will get a boost, respectively.
In Pokémon Sun and Moon, after returning from Mahalo Trail and arrive back in Iki Town, the Kahuna of Melemele Island, Hala, will offer the Starter Pokémon to choose from. A ceremony will occur after choosing the first Pokémon. Hau will always have the Pokémon that is the weakest to the chosen starter.
- Alola Starter Pokémoncan evolve from level 17 and later level 34, unlike the previous starters.