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If you were looking for the character from The Power of Us known as Hisui in Japanese, see Harriet.
Hisui ヒスイ地方
Hisui region
Artwork of the Hisui region from Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Introduction Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Professor Professor Laventon
Starter Pokémon Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott
Regional Villains Unknown
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Generation VIII
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In-game map of the Hisui region

The Hisui region (Japanese: ヒスイ地方 Hisui region) refers to Sinnoh as it was known during discovery and settlement, in a historical period set prior to Generation IV. It is the setting of Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Etymology and design concept


Hisui may be derived from 翡翠 hisui (jade) or 祕邃 hisui (arcane), the latter of which is synonymous to Sinnoh's name origin.

Design concept

Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Sinnoh

Hisui is likely based on the Japanese island of Hokkaido while it was still known as Ezo, referring to its inhabitants prior to the Meiji Restoration. In 1869, the northern frontier was renamed to its current administrative title, which translates to northern sea circuit.


Notable locations




In other languages

Language Name Origin
German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Hisui From its Japanese and English name
Korean 히스이 Hiseui Transcription of its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 洗翠 Xǐcuì Transcription of its Japanese name. Contains 翠 cuì (jade).
Chinese (Cantonese) 洗翠 Sáicheui Mandarin-based transcription of its Japanese name. Contains 翠 cheui (jade).
Russian Гисуи Gisui Transcription of its English name

See also

Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh/Hisui (Battle Zone) • UnovaKalos
AlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

Jubilife Village
Mount CoronetObsidian Fieldlands
See also

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