Akala Island

Akala Island アーカラじま
ʻĀkala Island
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Northeast Alola
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Akala Island Map.png
Location of Akala Island in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

Akala Island (Japanese: アーカラじま ʻĀkala Island) is the northeastern of the four major islands of Alola. Tapu Lele is the island's guardian deity.


Akala Island has three trials for the island challenge, leading to a grand trial with Olivia.

Generation VII Region: Alola
Trial Captain
Type Totem Pokémon Ally Pokémon
スイレン Suiren
Brooklet Hill
Brooklet Hill
(School Form)SM
Wishiwashi and AlomomolaSM
Dewpider and MasquerainUSUM
カキ Kaki
Wela Volcano Park
Wela Volcano Park
Alolan MarowakUSUM
マオ Mao
Lush Jungle
Shade Jungle
Trumbeak and CastformSM
Comfey and KecleonUSUM

Grand trial

Grand trial
Generation VII Region: Alola
Island kahuna
Type Trial Stamp
ライチ Lychee
Ruins of Life
Ruins of Life
Akala Trial Completion

Locations on Akala Island

Anime-exclusive locations

In the anime

Akala Island in the anime

Akala Island made its first appearance in Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, where Ash and Kiawe visited it to help out on Kiawe's family farm.

Ash, his classmates, Professor Kukui, and Olivia traveled to Akala Island in The Island Whisperer!. They left and returned to Melemele at the end of Rising from the Ruins!.

Ash and his classmates visited Akala Island again in Pushing the Fiery Envelope!, where they visited the Battle Royal Dome to see a Battle Royal and meet the Masked Royal.

Ash and his classmates visited Akala Island yet again in Sparking Confusion!, where they visited Wela Volcano Park as the Ultra Guardians.

In Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, Ash and his classmates took Brock and Misty to visit Akala Island. During the trip, they visited Kiawe's family farm and met Olivia.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

Sun, Moon, and Professor Kukui traveled to Akala Island, marking the beginning of Sun's Island challenge. There, Sun and Moon met Lana, Mallow, and Kiawe, where Sun took on Lana's trial while Moon searched for some Mirage Berries with Mallow. They then learned that Kiawe was attacked by Gladion, where Sun learned how to use a Z-Move while fighting him. After Gladion left, the group were able to deliver a Mirage Berry to Tapu Lele, but not before challenging it.

Once Kukui rejoined with them in Konikoni City, they planned their next move, discussing the recent Ultra Wormholes and Team Skull's involvement with them. Sun, Moon, and Kukui decided to head to Ula'ula Island, where the Trial Captains would make for Team Skull's hideout.


  • This is the only one of Alola's main islands which does not have a meadow. The island's nectar can instead be found at Royal Avenue. Despite the location not being in the game, a location header called "Akala Meadow" exists in the game data.
  • Out of all of Alola's islands, Akala Island has the most island challenge trials to complete, with a total of four, including Olivia's grand trial.
  • The four trials for Akala Island are of the same types as the four "phases" of the Pokémon Stadium stage in the Super Smash Bros. series - Water, Fire, Grass, and Rock.


Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Alola

Akala Island's real-life counterpart is the Hawaiian island of Maui. Pink is the island's official color.[1]

Name origin

ʻĀkala is Hawaiian for pink.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 阿卡拉島 Akālāai Dóu
Mandarin 阿卡拉島 / 阿卡拉岛 Ākǎlā Dǎo
  Czech Ostrov Akala
  Danish Akala-øen
  Dutch Akala Eiland
  Finnish Akala-saari
  French Akala
  German Akala
  Hungarian Akala Sziget
  Italian Akala
  Korean 아칼라섬 Akalla Seom
  Norwegian Akalaøya
  Polish Wyspa Akala
  Brazilian Portuguese Ilha de Akala
  Russian Остров Акала Ostrov Akala
  Spanish Akala
  Swedish Akala-ön


Melemele IslandAkala IslandUla'ula IslandPoni IslandAether Paradise
Iki TownHau'oli CityHeahea CityPaniola TownKonikoni CityMalie CityTapu VillagePo Town
Seafolk VillagePokémon League
Mahalo TrailTrainers' SchoolHau'oli CemeteryBerry fieldsVerdant CavernMelemele MeadowSeaward CaveKala'e Bay
Ten Carat HillPaniola RanchBrooklet HillMelemele SeaDiglett's TunnelRoyal AvenueBattle Royal DomeWela Volcano Park
Lush JungleMemorial HillAkala OutskirtsRuins of LifeHano Grand ResortHano BeachMalie GardenMount Hokulani
Hokulani ObservatoryBlush MountainUla'ula BeachAether HouseThrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)Haina Desert
Ruins of AbundanceUla'ula MeadowLake of the MooneLake of the SunneShady HousePoni WildsAncient Poni Path
Poni Breaker CoastRuins of HopeExeggutor IslandVast Poni CanyonAltar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount Lanakila
Ruins of ConflictPoni GrovePoni PlainsPoni MeadowResolution CavePoni CoastPoni GauntletBattle Tree
Festival PlazaPoké PelagoBig Wave BeachSandy CaveHeahea BeachPikachu ValleyDividing Peak Tunnel
Kantonian GymPoni BeachPlains GrottoTeam Rocket's Castle
Ultra Space
Ultra Deep SeaUltra MegalopolisMegalo TowerUltra JungleUltra DesertUltra PlantUltra ForestUltra CraterUltra Ruin
Ultra Space Wilds

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