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Samiya
アクーシャ Akusha
Samiya.png
Samiya after it has risen from the ocean
Region Unknown
Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

The Sea Temple Samiya (Japanese: アクーシャ Akusha), spelled Samaya on Pokémon TV and in Chuang Yi's manga translation and referred to as Akusha in VIZ Media's translation of the manga, is an underwater palace built by the People of the Water, and an anime-exclusive location. It has a complex structure and holds the Sea Crown in its depths.

The People of the Water built the temple where the Manaphy lived. All Manaphy have homing instincts that guide them to the temple's location even though it has a cloaking device. Ship and his family explained that the People of the Water designed traps, including the temple's cloaking ability, to keep people with evil intentions away from the precious Sea Crown. While it cannot be seen regularly, as it blends in with the water, Samiya will reveal itself under the red moonlight of a lunar eclipse. In the past, whenever the temple reappeared, the People of the Water would gather together to celebrate their connections to the ocean and Water Pokémon. Samiya floats around with the ocean currents presently, but used to stay put.

During the events of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, the temple started to sink when Phantom pulled crystals out of the Sea Crown. Fortunately, it returned to normal after the crystals were placed back in the Sea Crown.

During the movie, it is located south of Cherrygrove City. However, because it moves with the current, it does not have a fixed location.

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In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Samiya or Pokémon that reside there and the surrounding sea in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Samiya and the sea's Pokémon
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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Samiya's Mantyke Water       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   003/019
Samiya's Buizel Water       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   004/019
Sea's Manaphy Water       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   005/019
Samiya's Fearow Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   009/019
Samiya's Mantyke Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   137/PCG-P
Samiya's Buizel Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   138/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   139/PCG-P
Samiya's Chatot Colorless       PCG-P Promotional cards   143/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   146/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   147/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   150/PCG-P
Samiya's Buizel Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   151/PCG-P
Samiya's Chatot Colorless       PCG-P Promotional cards   152/PCG-P
Sea's Manaphy Water       PCG-P Promotional cards   154/PCG-P
Prince of the Sea Manaphy Water       10th Movie Commemoration Set    
 

In the manga

Samiya in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

Samiya appears in the manga Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission, where it is simply referred to as the Temple of the Sea.

The temple is the desire of the Go-Rock Quads, who want the Sea Crown so that they can rule the world. In order to find it, they stole a Manaphy Egg that they planned to hatch and have it lead them to it.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アクーシャ Akusha From aqua and 社 sha (society).
English Samiya
German Seetempel Literally means "sea temple".
Italian Samaya
Korean 아크셔 Akeushyeo Transliteration of its Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 亞克夏 Yàkèxià Transliteration of its Japanese name.


Other anime-exclusive locations
Mystery Dungeon world: Sinister Cave
Region unknown: Brindille TownFula CityGanga TownGenesect's homeInua TownLapidarian HighlandsMocha Town
Mount TenseiNorth PolePokémon Nurse SchoolRaizen MountainsSamiyaSento Cherry TownTokyo City
Extraterrestrial locations: Millennium Comet
Inter-dimensional locations: Deoxys's unnamed worldGhost WorldMirror WorldPoipole's worldReverse WorldUnown Dimension
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