Faraway Island

Faraway Island さいはてのことう
Utmost Island
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Faraway Island Mew.png
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Location: Far from HoennE
Region: Unknown
Generations: III
Hoenn Faraway Island Map.png
Location of Faraway Island in an unknown region.
Pokémon world locations

Faraway Island (Japanese: さいはてのことう Utmost Island) is an island far from Hoenn. It is the only known habitat of the Mythical Pokémon Mew in the core series games.


The island is only accessible in Pokémon Emerald. Its location is marked on the Old Sea Map and Mr. Briney returns a favor to the player by helping them sail to this island on the ship moored in Lilycove City.


Artwork of the sign

On the island is a sign with old, fading writing dated the 6th day of a month. In the English localization, this month ends in "ber", suggesting any of the four final months of the year; in the Japanese version, it is only known that it is a month name. In the German, French, and Italian versions, it could indicate the last four months. In the Spanish localization, only September, November, and December could be correct, while October has a different ending. In the Japanese version, there is a remnant of a signature, ジ (ji); this is commonly assumed to be Mr. Fuji.

This island could be the Guyanese jungle referenced in the Pokémon Mansion journals.

English Japanese
The writing is fading as if it was
written a long time ago…

“…ber, 6th day
If any human…sets foot here…
again…et it be a kindhearted pers…
…ith that hope, I depar…”
なんねんも まえに かかれたような
ふるい かきおきが ある‥‥

‥‥がつ 6か
ここに たちいる にんげ‥‥が
ふたたび ‥‥らわれると すれば
こころ やさし‥‥で あらんことを
‥‥こに その ねがいを しるし
この ‥‥を あとにする


German French Italian Spanish
...ber,6.Tag Sollte jemals wieder ein Mensch... seinen Fuß auf die Insel... ffe, dass es ein weichherziger Mens... .it dieser Hoffnung gehe i... ...bre...6...jou... Si un humain devai...poser à nouveau le pied...cette île, que ce soit...personne de coeur... Dans cet espoir, je m'en vai... ... bre, 6° giorno Se un umano... dovesse sbarcare qui... di nuovo... he sia una persona giust... ...on tale speranza, vi lasc... Día 6 de ...mbre. Si un huma... vuelve aqu... alguna vez ...guro que tend... gran coraz... ...on esa esper..., me march...

Special encounters

Mew is initially hiding in the long grass and needs to be tracked down in order to be encountered. Its tail will occasionally appear out of the grass to mark its location. If the player uses Cut to remove the grass before battling Mew, it will disappear with the message "The feeling of being watched faded...". If this happens, or if the encounter ends due to fleeing or the use of a move to escape (e.g. Roar, Teleport, etc.), leaving and re-entering the forest causes Mew to respawn. If defeated, it will respawn after entering the Hall of Fame.

This Mew is treated as having been met in a fateful encounter. This is not visible in the Generation III games, only becoming visible when transferred to a later generation; in Generation III, this flag is instead used to prevent Mew from disobeying the player and allows it to be traded.

Psychic Unknown
Held item:
  Lum Berry
Mew Lv.30
Mega Punch


Version Entrance Interior


The background music played here is Abandoned Ship, like in Southern Island, another event location accessible in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. When battling Mew, the theme played is Battle! (Mew).

In the anime

Faraway Island in the anime
Map of Faraway Island

Faraway Island was first mentioned, although not by name, in Leaping Toward the Dream!, where Danika revealed that it was the location of Table Mountain, the largest mountain in the world in terms of surface area and the place where Project Mew would conduct their search for the Mythical Pokémon their research team was named after. Due to the intense storms around the island, their search mission would take place during the brief clear window between the wet and dry seasons.

Faraway Island first appeared in The Mew from Here!, when Danika, Quillon, Horace, Goh, and Gary arrived there in order to begin their search for Mew. While ascending Table Mountain, their electronics suddenly stopped working and the group was split up when their climbing rope was snapped by a Skarmory. Due to their Poké Balls also being disabled, the number of Pokémon the groups could use became limited to their few walking Pokémon. As the two groups traversed through the island's caves and fought off the wild Pokémon in their way in order to reach each other again, they were suddenly confronted by a Groudon and a Kyogre.

In the next episode, the Chasers managed to drive Groudon and Kyogre off and reunite, though it soon turned out that the two Legendary Pokémon had actually been a transformed Mew the entire time. After experiencing a vision of the history of the universe and regaining the ability to use their electronic devices, the Chasers started battling Mew, but were hopelessly outmatched. Mew only stopped attacking them when Goh expressed his gratitude towards it for having inspired him to come this far to meet it again. The Mythical Pokémon then proceeded to heal everyone who had gotten injured in the battle, before teleporting the Chasers at the foot of the mountain, briefly appearing on Goh's palm before the wet season started, ending Project Mew's expedition on the island.

Unlike in the games, Faraway Island is home to other Pokémon species rather than just Mew in the anime, notably housing a population of Fossil Pokémon.

Pokémon seen on Faraway Island


In the manga

Faraway Island in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

Faraway Island first appeared in Mewtwo and Mew Too, in which Mr. Briney reported to Ultima that he managed to find the island without the Old Sea Map, much to Ultima's astonishment. He also told her that Mew had been there, but it was alarmed by his presence and flew away.

Emerald arc

In The Final Battle VIII, Emerald calmed all the rental Pokémon that had been rampaging at the Battle Frontier due to Guile Hideout's influence by using pellets with soil from the Pokémon's birthplace. Gold explained he was able to affect many different Pokémon using the same soil because it was taken from the home of Mew, who is said to possess the genes of all Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 邊境的小島 Bīngíng-dīk Síudóu
Mandarin 邊境的小島 / 边境的小岛 Biānjìng-de Xiǎodǎo *
最边缘孤岛 Zuì Biānyuán Gūdǎo *
  Finnish Kaukainen Saari
  French Île Lointaine
  German Ferneiland
  Italian Isola Suprema
  Korean 머나먼 고도 Faraway Island
  Polish Odległa Wyspa
  Portuguese Ilha Remota
  Spanish Isla Suprema
  Vietnamese Đảo Tận Cùng

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