Muscle Island

Muscle Island
ガンガ島 Ganga Island
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Muscle Island
Region Hoenn
Debut Training Wrecks

Muscle Island (Japanese: ガンガ島 Ganga Island) is an anime-exclusive island in Hoenn, found in between Lilycove City and Mossdeep City. It appeared in Training Wrecks.

The island is most famous for its bodybuilders and people interested in getting into shape. The unique part about the island is that they use Pokémon to help them accomplish this in addition to regular exercise equipment.

When Ash and his friends visited Muscle Island, they were greeted by Rocky, who runs a fitness bootcamp on the island. Later, Rocky had a Double Battle with Ash, to prove that his training methods created strong Pokémon. Meanwhile Brock, May, Max and Team Rocket all exercised to the point of exhaustion.

Pokémon seen on Muscle Island

Geodude (multiple)
Rocky's Walrein
Rocky's Quagsire


  • The Japanese name of this location, "Ganga Island", is similar to the dub name of Gavin's hometown, Ganga Town.
  • The large mountain on the island looks like a muscular arm flexing its bicep, which is most likely how the island got its name.

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