Melemele Island

Melemele Island メレメレ
Melemele Island
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Northwest Alola
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
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Location of Melemele Island in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

Melemele Island (Japanese: メレメレ Melemele Island) is the northwestern of the four major islands of Alola. Tapu Koko is the island's guardian deity.


Melemele Island has only one trial for the island challenge, leading to a grand trial with Hala.

Generation VII Region: Alola
Trial Captain
Type Totem Pokémon Ally Pokémon
イリマ Ilima
Verdant Cavern
Verdant Cavern
Alolan RaticateMUM
Alolan RattataMUM

Grand trial

Grand trial
Generation VII Region: Alola
Island kahuna
Type Trial Stamp
ハラ Hala
Iki Town
Liliʻi Town
Melemele Trial Completion

Locations on Melemele Island

Melemele Island in Pokémon Sun and Moon

Anime-exclusive locations

In the anime

Melemele Island in the anime

Melemele Island serves as the main setting for Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, due to it being the location of the Pokémon School. It was first introduced in Alola to New Adventure!, where Ash and his mother Delia arrived to deliver a Pokémon Egg to Samson Oak. While there, Ash found out about the Pokémon School, and decided to stay behind and attend it. He also learned that the island's guardian deity, Tapu Koko, had taken a special interest in him.

Bewear's den, home to Bewear and her child Stufful, is located somewhere in the forests of Melemele. The den also served as the Team Rocket trio's base of operations while in Alola.

Ash and Goh visited Melemele Island on one of their research trips in That New Old Gang of Mine!. The boys attended a welcome party at the Pokémon School arranged by Ash's former classmates while Goh caught himself a Pyukumuku and Alolan Exeggutor.

Melemele Island's main settlement of Hau'oli City is home to many of Ash's friends including Sophocles, Lillie, Lana and Mallow. Professor Kukui, his wife Professor Burnet and their child Lei live on the coast on the Hau'oli Outskirts. Iki Town, meanwhile, is where many Trainers challenge Kahuna Hala in a grand trial as a part of the island challenge.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

Moon was seen at Melemele Island in her arrival at Alola, where she met Sun and delivered a Rotom to Professor Kukui while also coming in contact with Tapu Koko. The island kahunas decided to hold a competition to choose a person for an island challenge, and both Sun and Moon came to participate in it.

After battling the Masked Royal, Guzma, and Gladion, Sun managed to win the tournament, earning him an island challenge amulet and sending him on a journey to appease the enraged guardian deities.



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

Melemele Island's real-life counterpart is the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Golden yellow is the island's official color[1] and the ʻIlima is its official flower.[2]

Name origin

Melemele is Hawaiian for yellow.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 美樂美樂島 Méihlohkméihlohk Dóu
Mandarin 美樂美樂島 / 美乐美乐岛 Měilèměilè Dǎo
  Czech Ostrov Melemele
  Danish Melemele-øen
  Dutch Melemele Eiland
  Finnish Melemele-saari
  French Mele-Mele
  German Mele-Mele
  Hungarian Melemele Sziget
  Italian Mele Mele
  Korean 멜레멜레섬 Mellemelle Seom
  Norwegian Melemeleøya
  Polish Wyspa Melemele
Portuguese   Brazil Ilha de Melemele
Ilha Melemele (SM020)
  Portugal Ilha Melemele
  Russian Остров Мелемеле Ostrov Melemele
  Spanish Melemele
  Swedish Melemele-ön


Melemele IslandAkala IslandUla'ula IslandPoni IslandAether Paradise
Iki TownHau'oli City (Outskirts)Heahea CityPaniola TownKonikoni CityRoyal AvenueMalie City
Tapu VillagePo TownSeafolk VillagePokémon League
Trial sites
Verdant CavernBrooklet HillWela Volcano ParkLush JungleHokulani Observatory
Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)Exeggutor IslandVast Poni CanyonSeafolk Village
Mahalo TrailTrainers' SchoolHau'oli CemeteryBerry fieldsMelemele MeadowSeaward CaveKala'e BayTen Carat Hill
Tide Song HotelPaniola RanchMelemele SeaDiglett's TunnelBattle Royal DomeMemorial HillAkala OutskirtsRuins of Life
Hano Grand ResortHano BeachMalie GardenMount HokulaniBlush MountainUla'ula BeachAether HouseHaina Desert
Ruins of AbundanceUla'ula MeadowLake of the MooneLake of the SunneShady HousePoni WildsAncient Poni Path
Poni Breaker CoastRuins of HopeAltar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount LanakilaRuins of Conflict
Poni 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 Plant
Ultra ForestUltra CraterUltra RuinUltra Space Wilds

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