Pokémon Island

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File:Snap Pokémon Island.png
Pokémon Island artwork

Pokémon Island (Japanese: ポケモンアイランド Pokémon Island) is a little-known volcanic island that is the setting of Pokémon Snap.



At some point in its recent history, humans inhabited Pokémon Island. Many human-made structures and objects remain scattered across its landscape, most notably a decommissioned power plant. Now, however, the only inhabitants are the many different species of wild Pokémon, and in the absence of humankind, their population has flourished, and nature is slowly reclaiming the land.

According to the Pokémon Snap novel, Professor Oak has specifically designated the island as a sanctuary for wild Pokémon; due to its isolation, it is an ideal environment to observe how wild Pokémon act naturally, with little human interference. Pokémon Trainers are unable to set foot on the island, most likely to preserve its natural order; in fact, very few humans receive permission to visit the island.

Within Pokémon Island exist six different ecosystems, making the island an ideal habitat for an assortment of diverse Pokémon. Several rare species also dwell on this island, such as the three Legendary birds and Mew. Six Pokémon constellations are also visible in the sky above the island. Professor Oak theorizes that Mew created the signs in each of the six main areas of the island that resemble these constellations.

In Pokémon Snap, Professor Oak hires Todd Snap to take photographs of all the Pokémon on the island. Todd does such using the ZERO-ONE, a camera, and several other gadgets.

Notable locations

File:Pokémon Island.png
Pokémon Island in-game
Icon Name Description
File:Pokémon Island Beach.png Beach An easy path along a sunny beach.
It is home to twelve species of Pokémon.
File:Pokémon Island Tunnel.png Tunnel A dark tunnel with an abandoned power plant inside.
It is home to twelve species of Pokémon.
File:Pokémon Island Volcano.png Volcano A path through a volcanic area.
It is home to ten species of Pokémon.
File:Pokémon Island River.png River A calm river through a forest.
It is home to twelve species of Pokémon.
File:Pokémon Island Cave.png Cave A deep, dark cave.
It is home to thirteen species of Pokémon.
File:Pokémon Island Valley.png Valley A canyon valley with a rapid river running through it.
It is home to thirteen species of Pokémon.
File:Pokémon Island Rainbow Cloud.png Rainbow Cloud A secret area high above Pokémon Island.
Mew is the only Pokémon found here.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald chapter

Pokémon Island was mentioned by Professor Oak in Epilogue, where he requested Todd Snap to go to the island and take pictures of the wild Pokémon living there.

In other languages

Language Title
20px French Île Pokémon
20px German Pokémon Island
20px Italian Isola Pokémon
20px Spanish Isla Pokémon

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

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