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Island Kahuna

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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.
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