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Island Kahuna

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In the anime
* 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 have been a Kahuna prior to the start of the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. In [[SM104]]''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]].