Mahalo Trail

Mahalo Trail マハロ山道
Mahalo Mountain Trail
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Mahalo Trail SM.png
Map description: A mountainous trail that leads to the sacred ruins. The cool air up here is very soothing on the skin.
Location: Melemele Island
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Mahalo Trail Map.png
Location of Mahalo Trail in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

Mahalo Trail (Japanese: マハロ山道 Mahalo Mountain Trail) is a location in Alola. It connects Iki Town and the Ruins of Conflict.

In the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version, a woman at the east end of the road in front of the Hau'oli City Pokémon Center will guide the player here. She will also guide the player back to the city from the trail. At the top of the trail, the player will encounter a "mysterious" man in a red shirt who will give the player Stardust to transfer to their full game. The player can revisit him, but the man will have no further gifts for them.


The Mahalo Trail is a narrow trail that winds upward through mountainous terrain. The trail cuts through the terrain in a switchback fashion, forming steep walls to either side. The top of these walls often rises into more cliffs and hills, or grows wild with a variety of trees and bushes. In some places, stout statues dot the sides of the trail, with some statues positioned atop the walls of the trail as well. It leads to the Plank Bridge, a wooden bridge spanning a wide ravine with a river running through it. Near the start of the game, Nebby destroys the bridge, but after the player becomes ChampionSM/defeats Ilima at Hau'oli Cemetery during Mina's trialUSUM, it will have been restored.

In the demo, breakable rocks block the trail, requiring Tauros Charge to pass. In the demo only, the trail eventually comes to a dead end where four statues sit in a square, each facing the center.


Full games

Plank Bridge

Item Location Games
  Sparkling Stone From Lillie after saving Nebby from the Spearow  S  M 
  Sparkling Stone From Lillie after saving Nebby from the Spearow  US  UM 
  Electric Seed Past Plank Bridge on the right, after the bridge is restored  S  M  US  UM 
  Solganium Z From Lillie after catching Nebby  US 
  Lunalium Z From Lillie after catching Nebby  UM 

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version

Transferable rewards

Item Location Games
  Stardust ×3 From a man at the end of Mahalo Trail  S  M 

Special encounters

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

One of the three Spearow attacking Nebby will attack the player on the plank bridge. The player will have to defeat it to carry on the story. It is coded to never be Shiny.

Normal Flying
Keen Eye
Held item:
Spearow/ Lv.4
Normal Status
Dark Physical

After defeating Ilima in Hau'oli Cemetery, the player can return to the plank bridge where they first met Lillie, who asks that the player take Nebby into their care. They can then battle and capture it. If defeated or run from, it respawns immediately without leaving the area. Nebby is programmed to never be Shiny.

After Nebby's capture, Lillie says that Nebby was holding a Z-Crystal, giving the player either a Solganium ZUS or a Lunalium ZUM.

Pokémon Ultra Sun Pokémon Ultra Moon
Psychic Steel
Full Metal Body
Held item:
Solgaleo Lv.60
Sunsteel Strike
Steel Physical
Cosmic Power
Psychic Status
Dark Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Psychic Ghost
Shadow Shield
Held item:
Lunala Lv.60
Moongeist Beam
Ghost Special
Cosmic Power
Psychic Status
Night Daze
Dark Special
Fairy Special

In the anime

Mahalo Trail in the anime

Main series

Mahalo Trail appeared in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, where Ash and his classmates confronted a Buzzwole there during their first mission as the Ultra Guardians. While the others tended to healing a Snorlax that Buzzwole had drained of energy, Ash started battling Buzzwole in order to catch it. With its amazing strength and speed, Buzzwole was more than a match for Ash's Pikachu. However, it soon turned out that Buzzwole was more into watching Kiawe and Ash flexing with it than battling. Using this distraction to their advantage, Ash was then able to capture Buzzwole with a Beast Ball, allowing the group to take it to Melemele Meadow to be returned to its home world through an Ultra Wormhole.

Mahalo Trail in Pokémon Evolutions

Pokémon Evolutions

Mahalo Trail appeared in a flashback in The Eclipse. Lillie witnessed Nebby being attacked by a group of Spearow on the Plank Bridge, but lacked the confidence to go help.

In the manga

Mahalo Trail in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

Mahalo Trail appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six, where Moon and Lillie traveled there after Nebby escaped from Lillie's bag and ran off. Upon arriving, they found Nebby being attacked by a group of wild Spearow. Moon stepped in to save Nebby, but Nebby caused an explosion that broke the bridge they were standing on, causing both to fall into the water. They were saved by Tapu Koko, who caught Moon and Nebby and brought them to safety.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Mahalo Trail in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Lillie Su Sun & Moon   122/149 Collection Moon   059/060


Name origin

Mahalo is a Hawaiian word meaning "gratitude" and "thanks".

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 馬哈羅山路 Máhhālòh Sāanlouh
Mandarin 馬哈羅山路 / 马哈罗山路 Mǎhāluó Shānlù
  Finnish Mahalo-polku
  French Sentier de Mahalo
  German Mahalo-Bergpfad
  Italian Sentiero Mahalo
  Korean 마할로 산길 Mahalo San-gil
  Polish Szlak Mahalo
  Brazilian Portuguese Trilha Mahalo
  Russian Тропы Махало Tropy Makhalo
  Spanish Senda Mahalo

Plank Bridge

Language Title
  Japanese 吊り橋 Suspension Bridge
Chinese Cantonese 吊橋 Diàoqiáo
Mandarin 吊橋 / 吊桥 Diukìuh
  French Pont suspendu
  German Hängebrücke
  Italian Ponte Sospeso
  Korean 현수교 Hyeonsu Gyo
  Spanish Puente Colgante

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