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A-B-C Islands
イロハ諸島 Iroha Archipelago
ABC Islands.png
A-B-C Islands
Region Hoenn
Debut The Evolutionary War!

The A-B-C Islands (Japanese: イロハ諸島 Iroha Archipelago) are an anime-exclusive group of islands located off the coast of Hoenn, between Lilycove City and Mossdeep City. They appeared in The Evolutionary War!.

Trainers who live on these islands have a rivalry with each other over Clamperl's evolutionary line: one group believes Huntail are stronger, while another group believes Gorebyss are stronger.

Island A has a Pokémon Center, which is also home to a school. On Island B, DeepSeaScales can be found and used to evolve Clamperl into Gorebyss, while on Island C, DeepSeaTeeth can be found and used to evolve Clamperl into Huntail. Racing their Huntail and Gorebyss between the islands, as a result, is a common occurrence for the Trainers who reside there.

Pokémon seen on the islands


  • The reefs off the shores of these islands resemble particular katakana characters. Island A's reefs make an I (イ), Island B's make a Ro (ロ) while Island C's make a Ha (ハ). This (along with the name of the archipelago) is a reference to Iroha, a traditional way of grouping kana characters. This is somewhat equivalent to western ABC's.
  • In the real world, the Dutch Caribbean Islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao are commonly known as the "A-B-C Islands."

In other languages

Language Title
South Korea Flag.png Korean 세한자섬 Sehanja Seom

Anime-exclusive locations in Hoenn
A-B-C IslandsBanana Slakoth GardenBomba IslandCamerupt PointCerosi TownCrossgate TownDonto IslandFoothill Town
Forbidden ForestForinaGiban IslandIzabe IslandKirikiri MountainLake MayLaRousse CityMaisie IslandMirage Kingdom
Misty VillageMonsu IslandMountain LighthouseMuscle IslandNorth PetalburgOldale RuinsPurika CityRinshin TownRiyado Town
Rubello TownS.S. St. FlowerShroomish ForestSouth CityThe GreenhouseTogepi ParadiseValley of SteelVolley Town
Wailmer IslandWales IslandWazoo Island
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