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.

In the 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 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



When transferred to a later generation, the Mew is listed as a fateful encounter even though it is battled normally. This is because Generation III uses the same parameter to determine the obedience of Mew, as Deoxys.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Special Pokémon
Old Sea Map
30 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


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 manga

Faraway Island in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

FireRed & LeafGreen chapter

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 chapter

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.


  • If Cut is used to cut away the grass in an attempt to find Mew, it will disappear with the message "The feeling of being watched faded..."

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 *
  European French Île Lointaine
  German Ferneiland
  Italian Isola Suprema
  Korean 머나먼 고도 Faraway Island
  Brazilian Portuguese Ilha Remota
  European Spanish Isla Suprema
  Vietnamese Đảo Tận Cùng

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Crescent IsleFabled CaveGnarled DenNameless CavernPathless PlainTrackless Forest

Access to
Birth IslandFaraway IslandNavel RockSky

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Unknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
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