Sevii Islands

Sevii Islands ナナシマ
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Artwork of the Sevii Islands from FireRed and LeafGreen
Introduction Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Professor None
Starter Pokémon None
Regional Villains Team Rocket
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Pokédex List {{{pokelist}}}
Series Pokémon Chronicles
Season(s) Pokémon Chronicles
Generation III
Games FireRed and LeafGreen
Adventures Debut Now You See Me...

The Sevii Islands (Japanese: ナナシマ Nanashima) are an archipelago in the Kanto region consisting of nine large islands and several small islands surrounding them. They are located far south of the Kanto mainland, and are home to several Legendary and Mythical Pokémon: Moltres, Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Deoxys.

The main islands' only game appearance was in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, but the two event-exclusive islands, Navel Rock and Birth Island, later reappeared in Pokémon Emerald. The Sevii Islands also appear in other media based on these games.



The population of Sevii Islands is 212, including all towns and other areas.

Notable locations

The nine Sevii Islands are a part of the Kanto region, located to the south of mainland Kanto. These islands cannot be surfed to; to travel from island to island a Pokémon Trainer must take the Seagallop Ferries from another island or Vermilion City in Kanto.


The seven major islands each have a settlement, which are named numerically.

Map Name
  One Island
  Two Island
  Three Island
  Four Island
  Five Island
  Six Island
  Seven Island


Relation with Kanto

The in-game dialogue suggests that the Sevii Islands are a region separate from Kanto. Some examples:

  • Bill says at One Island: "We should head back to Kanto."
  • Lostelle's uncle says at the Joyful Game Corner in Two Island: "I can't tell you how grateful I am for your rescue of Lostelle. Thanks to your feat, the people of Three Island have changed their attitudes about Kanto people. And, I'm from Kanto, you see. The people of Three Island helped me add to my merchandise."
  • The Network Machine at One Island: "Link established with Kanto region." or "Link established with Kanto and Hoenn regions."

In the official Japanese website, there is at least one page stating that the Sevii Islands are located outside Kanto,[1] and conversely, another page stating that the Sevii Islands are part of Kanto.[2]


The Sevii Islands as seen in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

In the games


The Sevii Islands follow a trend set by Pokémon Gold and Silver, and provide most of the post-Pokémon League plot in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. The Sevii Islands sideplot actually begins as soon as the player has defeated the Cinnabar Gym and obtained the Volcano Badge. The first three islands, One, Two, and Three, are the only ones that are initially accessible, but the plot here is important for continuing the game. By obtaining the National Pokédex (and subsequently retrieving the Ruby), the later islands are unlocked.

There is also a plot by Team Rocket based in the Sevii Islands. It deals with Pokémon evolution, and appears to be the prelude to a plot that is launched three years later. Only when the Team Rocket members realize that the player has already defeated Giovanni, who subsequently disbanded Team Rocket, do they give up.

Some of the Sevii Islands' background music tracks are remixed themes from Gold and Silver, specifically the ones from Violet City/Olivine City (Six Island and Seven Island), Azalea Town/Blackthorn City (Four Island and Five Island), and Routes 42, 43, 44, and the Lake of Rage (routes on Five, Six, and Seven Islands).


In FireRed and LeafGreen, the Sevii Islands are accessible from the Vermilion City harbor via a system of boats called the Seagallop Ferries. To be able to access One, Two, and Three Islands, one needs a Tri-Pass, received from Celio after defeating Blaine on Cinnabar Island. To be able to access Four, Five, Six, and Seven Islands, one needs a Rainbow Pass, received from Celio in One Island, after entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex. To be able to access Navel Rock, one needs a MysticTicket, and to be able to access Birth Island, one needs an AuroraTicket, both of which can be obtained promotionally with Mystery Gift.

In the anime

One Island in the anime

The Sevii Islands have only been featured in The Search for the Legend, where Ritchie visited Mt. Ember (referred to as Mt. Magma in the dub) on One Island. The episode focused on the Moltres living on the mountain.

The Sevii Islands also appear in the anime map released with The Rise of Darkrai. According to the map, the Sevii Islands are in relatively the same area as the Orange Islands and New Island.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

FireRed & LeafGreen chapter

The Sevii Islands were the main setting for this chapter. It focused on the three original Kanto Pokédex holders dealing with Deoxys, based on the Birth Island event, as well as the resurgence of Team Rocket.


  • Data in the games reserved for location name index pointers reveal the following values:
    • Sevii Isle 6 (Japanese: 6ばんななしま Nanashima 6)
    • Sevii Isle 7 (Japanese: 7ばんななしま Nanashima 7)
    • Sevii Isle 8 (Japanese: 8ばんななしま Nanashima 8)
    • Sevii Isle 9 (Japanese: 9ばんななしま Nanashima 9)
    • Sevii Isle 22 (Japanese: 22ばんななしま Nanashima 22)
    • Sevii Isle 23 (Japanese: 23ばんななしま Nanashima 23)
    • Sevii Isle 24 (Japanese: 24ばんななしま Nanashima 24)
      • These routes are not accessible during normal gameplay and are likely remnants from the development period of the games.
  • The routes on the Sevii Islands are not numbered, unlike the other regions. This is likely to prevent confusion as to their relation to the others, as continuing where Johto left off (after Route 46, at the time the highest-numbered Johto route) would seemingly imply that Johto is accessible in the games.


The Sevii Islands archipelago corresponds to the real-life Izu Islands and Bonin Islands. One through Five Island as well as Navel Rock are based on the Izu Islands, while Six and Seven Island correspond to Chichijima and Hahajima in the Bonin, and Birth Island corresponds to Minami-Tori-shima (an island grouped administratively with the Bonin Islands, but not considered to be a part of them geographically).

Name origin

The name possibly combines the number seven and the Roman numeral for seven, VII. The Japanese name Nanashima literally means "seven islands". According to an old woman on Seven Island, they were named the Sevii Islands not because there are seven (two event items reveal there are in fact nine), but because they were supposedly made in seven days.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
French Îles Sevii Same as English name
German Sevii Eiland Same as English name
Italian Settipelago From sette (seven) and archipelago
Spanish Archi7 From archipelago and 7
Korean 일곱섬 Ilgop Seom Translation of Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 七之島 / 七之岛 Qī-zhī Dǎo*
七岛 Qīdǎo*
Translation of Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 七之島 Chāt-jī Dóu Same as Taiwanese name
Brazilian Portuguese Ilhas Sevii Same as English name
Vietnamese Thất Đảo From thất (seven) and đảo (island)


Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoennSinnoh (HisuiBattle Zone)
UnovaKalosAlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra) • Paldea
Side series White CityOrre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube IslandAeos Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolonParallel Worlds
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Ranger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

Sevii Islands
One IslandTwo IslandThree IslandFour IslandFive IslandSix IslandSeven Island
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Sevault CanyonTanoby Ruins
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Dotted HoleTanoby KeyTanoby ChambersNavel RockBirth Island
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