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Island Kahuna

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In the anime
* [[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 [[SofūSofu]] 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]], 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 have been a Kahuna prior to the start of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. In [[SM104]], it is mentioned that the previous {{isl|Poni}} Island Kahuna, unrelated to Hapu or her grandfather, had retired due to age and illness.