Isle of Armor
- This article is about the location in the Galar region. For the expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield, see The Isle of Armor.
The Isle was once uninhabited and nameless, until it was bought and named by Mustard, who established his Master Dojo there to teach Trainers about Pokémon battles. The island is also home to 110 species of Pokémon not found on the mainland, which are documented in the Isle of Armor Pokédex.
- Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Galar
The Isle of Armor is based on the Isle of Man, a British crown dependency. Like Galar proper, the orientation of the Isle of Armor is rotated 180° compared to real-world British Islands; thus, the landmass is located to the right of Galar. Honeycalm Island may be based on the Calf of Man, while some islets surrounding the Isle of Armor bear resemblance to Chicken Rock, the Burroo (also known as 'the Drinking Dragon'), and other notable rock formations in the Irish Sea.
The plot of the Isle of Armor is in accordance with the theme of "strength", and the idea of aiming to be the greatest or the strongest. The presence of the oriental-themed Master Dojo could be a reference to the popularity of martial arts, particularly Wing Chun and Karate, in real-life Britain in the 2010s.
The weather on the Isle of Armor varies between areas, and each area changes weather when the date changes. The weather determines which wild Pokémon can appear, and it may cause certain weather conditions and terrain to appear in battle. The only kinds of weather not present on the Isle of Armor are Snow and Blizzard. Special dates listed below are known dates where the entire region will be forced to have the exact same weather condition.
|Effect in battle
|Normal, Grass, Flying
|Fighting, Poison, Dark
|Water, Electric, Dragon
|Rain, Electric Terrain
|Harsh sunlight (ひでり)
|Psychic, Ghost, Fairy
- Main article: Wild Area → Weather → Prerequisites
As with the Wild Area on the mainland, the Isle of Armor is composed of many subareas.
Digging Ma and Digging Pa
Digging Ma is the mother of the Digging Duo. She has the appearance of a female Worker. When the player encounters her, she'll offer one piece of Armorite Ore. In exchange for that piece, she can dig up more Armorite Ore until the player asks her to stop or until her shovel randomly breaks. If the player asks her to stop, she will reward all the Armorite Ores dug up, including the initial one, but if her shovel breaks, the player will not receive any of the Armorite Ore from that session.; however, occasionally, after her shovel breaks, she may be able to dig up more Armorite Ore instead. After this exchange, Digging Ma will relocate to another area on the island.
The Digging Pa is the father of the Digging Duo, and he always appears in the Training Lowlands just outside Warm-Up Tunnel. In exchange for seven pieces of Armorite Ore, he will dig for Watts. Each time he digs, he will dig up between 800 and 8000 Watts. Similar to the Digging Duo, there is no risk in asking him to keep digging, as if he runs out of energy and finishes digging, the player will get all the Watts he dug up.
In the anime
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
In the manga
The Isle of Armor was first mentioned in PASS30. Following the disappearance of Henry and the Rusted Sword and Shield after the battle against Eternatus, Casey was able to figure out that one of the artifacts had wound up at the Isle of Armor, though she was unsure if Henry was there too or at the Crown Tundra.
In PASS31, Casey and Marvin traveled to the Isle of Armor in order to look for Henry. Meanwhile, Henry was found from the Soothing Wetlands by Avery and Klara, who brought him to the Master Dojo to be cured of the poison that was ailing him. After reuniting, Henry and Casey became unofficial apprentices at the dojo, with Mustard entrusting Henry with a Kubfu and telling him to train it while he and Casey simultaneously continued their search for the Rusted Sword and Shield. In PASS37, Henry completed his training and succeeded in recovering the Rusted Shield, though in the process, an encounter with Galarian Moltres resulted in Hop being transported to the Isle of Armor, while Henry wound up at the Crown Tundra.
In PASS40, the Darkest Day started again. While the previous incident had not affected the Isle of Armor, this time, the cataclysm was widespread enough to also affect the island and cause Pokémon on it to start Dynamaxing. Learning that Henry had managed to find the Rusted Sword at the Crown Tundra, Casey, Hop, and Marvin headed back to the mainland to reunite with him. While the Flying Taxi was out of service due to the cataclysm, the group was picked up by Raihan, Melony, Leon, and Bea, while Mustard assured them that the island had strong enough Trainers for the people of the Master Dojo to survive through the Darkest Day.
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