Wela Volcano Park (Japanese: ヴェラ火山公園Wela Volcano Park) is a location on Akala Island in Alola, located west of Route 7. It is the location of the trial of Kiawe.
The trial begins when the player interacts with Kiawe and chooses to start it; however, the player does not have the option to exit the trial part-way through. If the player loses the battle against the Totem Pokémon, when they attempt the trial again Kiawe will comment on their failure and resume from the third and final dance.
During the trial, the player must identify the difference between three pairs of dances performed by three AlolanMarowak. At the end of each dance, the three Marowak freeze in a pose, possibly being joined by a Hiker or the Totem Pokémon. After the freeze frame, the player must pick which of the dancers is the odd-one-out, then whoever they picked attacks the player regardless of whether the choice was correct. After selecting the correct dancer, the trial proceeds to the next dance. During the third dance, the Totem Pokémon joins in the second performance, and all options refer to it.
In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Totem Pokémon is Totem Salazzle. In the battle with Totem Salazzle, it will continuously call more Salandit, regardless of how many the player has defeated.
In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Totem Pokémon is Totem Alolan Marowak. In the battle with Totem Marowak, it will call Salazzle on its first turn.
After defeating the Totem Pokémon, the player will be greeted by Kiawe for completing the trial and will receive a Firium Z as a reward, as well as ten Quick Balls and Charizard Glide. The player will also gain access to Poké Pelago upon completing the trial.
Wela Volcano Park appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, where Ash and his classmates took part in a festival hosted by Olivia. During the festival, Trainers could have their Pokémon wear the Wela Crown, an ancient item with the power to boost the powers of the Pokémon wearing it. However, in the middle of the event, an AlolanMarowak stole the crown, forcing Ash and Kiawe to pursue it. Kiawe eventually found Marowak and battled against it with his Turtonator, but ended up getting defeated.
That night, Ash gave Kiawe a motivational speech, restoring his self-confidence. Ash then challenged Kiawe to a practice battle, teaching him that his Turtonator couldn't win by simply relying on its defenses. During the battle, Turtonator learned Shell Smash, giving it an edge against Marowak when Kiawe challenged it to a rematch the next day. This time, Kiawe and Turtonator were able to defeat Marowak. Accepting its defeat, Marowak then returned the Wela Crown. It then surprised Kiawe by asking to come with him, prompting Kiawe to catch the Bone Keeper Pokémon. Afterwards, the festival was continued as planned, with even Marowak getting to wear the Wela Crown with Olivia's permission. At the end of the episode, a trio of Hikers seen earlier in the episode kept photobombing the memorial pictures that the Rotom Pokédex was trying to take of the group.
Ash and his classmates visited Wela Volcano Park again in Sparking Confusion!, this time as the Ultra Guardians, after hearing about unusual activity in the area. They discovered that a group of rock hunters was searching for rocks called Spark Stones, in the process disrupting the feeding rituals of a pack of Alolan Geodude and Graveler living at the volcano. The hunters were attacked by their leader, an Alolan Golem, who began attacking indiscriminately. Thanks to the Ultra Guardians' Metang, however, Ash, Kiawe, and Sophocles were able to calm the group of Alolan Pokémon and stop the magnetic interference coming from the Park. The leader Golem later joined the trio of Hikers from before, who volunteered to conduct future patrols of Wela Volcano Park.
Related cards Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format. Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.