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An '''island kahuna''' (Japanese: '''しまキング''' ''Island King'' or '''しまクイーン''' ''Island Queen'') is a [[Human|person]] who presides over a certain [[island challenge]] in the [[Alola]] [[region]]. Island kahunas serve as the final obstacle in that particular island's trial and battle a {{pkmn|Trainer}} in a Grand Trial. There is one kahuna for each of the four main islands of Alola, with each one chosen by that island's [[Guardian deities|guardian deity]]. In addition to presiding over an island, they are also in charge of tending to their guardian's ruins when necessary and selecting new [[Trial Captain]]s for their island. Prior to the establishment of the Alolan {{al|Pokémon League}}, a Trainer attempting their island challenge who had finished all of their trials and grand trials was to scale [[Mount Lanakila]] and battle all four kahunas in a row in order to become an island challenge champion.
 
According to [[Acerola]], a person chosen to be an island kahuna cannot refuse the position; in this case, she was referring to [[Nanu]]. A kahuna's reign lasts until they die, as was the case with [[Hapu]]'s grandfather and predecessor, or are forcibly ejected from their position by their respective guardian deity, as was with the case with a former unspecified kahuna who established the gang that [[Team Skull]] drew inspiration from. The time in between an island kahuna's exit from their position and the naming of a new one is not always immediate — following the death of Hapu's grandfather, [[Poni Island]] was left without a kahuna for several years. It is unknown how the lack of a kahuna affects the island challenge, specifically an island's grand trial and the final trial.
 
AllIt is unknown how the lack of a kahuna affects the island kahunaschallenge, keepspecifically theirthe Pokémonassignment inof Trial Captains and the final trial. In {{ball|Ultra}} Sun and Ultra Moon, Poni Island's sole Trial Captain, [[Mina]], says that a kahuna from one of the other islands has to substitute for an island without one in order to allow that island's grand trials to be conducted — a role Nanu had to play prior to Hapu's crowning. However, Mina does not mention who selected her to be a Trial Captain.
 
==List of island kahunas==
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{alola color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{alola color dark}}" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
|-
! colspan="4" | {{color|{{alola color light}}|Island Kahunas}}
|- style="background: #{{alola color dark}};"
! colspan="2" | {{color2|{{alola color light}}|Generation VII}}
! colspan="2" | {{color2|{{alola color light}}|Region|Region:}} {{color|{{alola color light}}|Alola}}
|- style="color:#{{alola color dark}}; background:#{{alola color light}};"
! style="background:#{{alola color light}}; color:#{{alola color dark}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Kahuna<br><small>Japanese</small>
! style="background:#{{alola color light}}; color:#{{alola color dark}};" | Island
|-
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}; color:#{{fighting color dark}};" | [[File:VSHala.png|x120px|Hala]]<br>{{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Hala}}<br><small>ハラ Hala</small>
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}"| [[File:Melemele Trial Completion.png|100px]]<br>{{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Melemele Island}}
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}}; color:#{{fighting color dark}};"| {{color2|{{fighting color dark}}|Iki Town}}<br><small>リリィタウン<br>Liliʻi Town</small>
| style="background:#{{fighting color light}};" | [[File:Dream Fightinium Z Sprite.png|50px|link=Fightinium Z]]<br>{{tcolor|Fighting}}
|-
| style="background:#{{rock color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};" | [[File:VSOlivia.png|x120px|Olivia]]<br>{{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Olivia}}<br><small>ライチ Lychee</small>
| style="background:#{{rock color light}}"| [[File:Akala Trial Completion.png|100px]]<br>{{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Akala Island}}
| style="background:#{{rock color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};"| {{color2|{{rock color dark}}|Ruins of Life}}<br><small>命の遺跡<br>Ruins of Life</small>
| style="background:#{{rock color light}};" | [[File:Dream Rockium Z Sprite.png|50px|link=Rockium Z]]<br>{{tcolor|Rock}}
|-
| style="background:#{{dark color light}}; color:#{{dark color dark}};" | [[File:VSNanu.png|x120px|Nanu]]<br>{{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Nanu}}<br><small>クチナシ Kuchinashi</small>
| style="background:#{{dark color light}}"| [[File:Ula'ula Trial Completion.png|100px]]<br>{{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Ula'ula Island}}
| style="background:#{{dark color light}}; color:#{{dark color dark}};"| {{color2|{{dark color dark}}|Malie City}}<br><small>マリエシティ<br>Malie City</small>
| style="background:#{{dark color light}};" | [[File:Dream Darkinium Z Sprite.png|50px|link=Darkinium Z]]<br>{{tcolor|Dark}}
|-
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; color:#{{ground color dark}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" rowspan=2 | [[File:VSHapu.png|x120px|]]<br>{{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Hapu}}<br><small>ハプウ Hapū</small>
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}" rowspan=2 | [[File:Poni Trial Completion.png|100px]]<br>{{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Poni Island}}
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};" | {{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Vast Poni Canyon}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br><small>ポニの大峡谷<br>Great Canyon of Poni</small>
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" rowspan=2 | [[File:Dream Groundium Z Sprite.png|50px|link=Groundium Z]]<br>{{tcolor|Ground}}
|-
| style="background:#{{ground color light}}; color:#{{rock color dark}};" | {{color2|{{ground color dark}}|Exeggutor Island}}{{sup/7|USUM}}<br><small>ナッシー・アイランド<br>Nassy Island</small>
|}
 
==In the anime==
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*In the [[HalaPokémon anime]], indefeating ''[[SM009|Tothe TopIsland Kahunas is a Totem!]]'major part of {{Ash}}'s island challenge. To date, Ash and {{ashcl}} have encountered the following Island Kahunas:
* [[OliviaHala]] made his debut in ''[[SM031SM009|To Top a Totem!]]'', where he watched over Ash while he completed the [[Verdant Cavern]] trial. In ''[[SM010|Trial and Tribulation!]]'' Ash fought him, won, and received a new [[Electrium Z]] after {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko}} swapped Hala's [[Fightinium Z]] with it.
* [[Olivia]] first appeared in person in ''[[SM031|The Island Whisperer!]]'', where she brought Ash's class to [[Akala Island]]. After completing the [[Lush Jungle]] trial in ''[[SM035|Currying Favor and Flavor!]]'', Ash battled Olivia in ''[[SM036|Trials and Determinations!]]'' and won, earning a [[Rockium Z]].
* [[Nanu]]'s first appearance was in ''[[SM073|Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime?]]'', where he gave {{TRT}} a [[Z-Power Ring]] as thanks for helping [[Acerola]]. Ash met him in ''[[SM074|Tough Guy Trials!]]'', and then battled him in a grand trial in ''[[SM077|Guiding an Awakening!]]'' and won, earning a [[Lycanium Z]] as a reward. In the {{pkmn|anime}}, he is an old acquaintance of {{an|Giovanni}}.
* Like the games, Poni Island had no Island Kahuna as of ''[[SM104|That's Some Spicy Island Research!]]'', when Ash and his classmates arrived to the island to conduct their personal research projects. [[Hapu]] first appeared in the same episode. Also like the games, she was not a Kahuna when she was first seen, but her grandfather [[Sofu]] was the Island's second-most recent. As revealed in the [[SM105|following episode]], Hapu had been training to follow in her grandfather's footsteps, but had not been able to meet {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Fini}}, despite multiple attempts to get in touch with it. In ''[[SM108|Memories in the Mist!]]'', Tapu Fini accepted Hapu after witnessing her desire to save her friends from its illusory mist, and was officially instated as Poni Island's Kahuna in a ceremony in the [[SM109|next episode]]. The night after the ritual, Ash battled Hapu in a grand trial and won, earning a [[Steelium Z]], as chosen by {{AP|Pikachu}}, as a reward.
 
In ''[[SM011|Young Kiawe Had a Farm!]]'', [[Kiawe's grandfather]] was mentioned to behave been a kahunaKahuna prior to the start of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. In ''That's Some Spicy Island Research!'', it is mentioned that the previous {{isl|Poni}} Island Kahuna, unrelated to Hapu or her grandfather, had retired due to age and illness.
 
In [[SM115]], the four Island Kahunas were revealed to have agreed with {{an|Professor Kukui}} to act as [[Battle judge|referees]] during the first [[Alola League|Alola]] [[Pokémon League Conference]].
 
==Trivia==
* Each kahuna wears an article of clothing of the color that corresponds to their island's name and guardian. Hala's Aloha shirt is yellow, Olivia's shirt is pink, Nanu's undershirt is red, and Hapu's hatbonnet is purple.
* All island kahunas keep their Pokémon in [[Ultra Ball]]s.
 
==In other languages==
|zh_cmn=島嶼之王 / 岛屿之王 ''{{tt|Dǎoyǔ-zhī Wáng|Island King}}'' ({{male}})<br>島嶼女王 / 岛屿女王 ''{{tt|Dǎoyǔ Nǚwáng|Island Queen}}'' ({{female}})
|cs=Kahuna
|nlda=Kahuna
|fi=Kahuna
|nl=Eiland-Kahuna
|fr=Doyen ({{male}})<br>Doyenne ({{female}})
|de=Inselkönig ({{male}})<br>Inselkönigin ({{female}})
|it=Kahuna
|ko=섬의 왕 ''{{tt|Seom-ui Wang|Island King}}'' ({{male}})<br>섬의 여왕 ''{{tt|Seom-ui Yeowang|Island Queen}}'' ({{female}})
|no=Kahuna
|pl=Kahuna
|pt_br=Kahuna da ilha
|pt_eu=Kahuna da ilha
|ru=Вождь островаКахуна ''Vozhd' ostrovaKakhuna''{{tt|*|anime}}<br>КахунаВождь острова ''KakhunaVozhd' ostrova''
|es=Kahuna
|sv=Ökahuna
|tr=Ada Kahunası
}}
 
==See also==
* [[Gym Leader]]
* [[Frontier Brain]]
* [[Trial Captain]]
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