Did Amazon just out Alola as a set of islands?

Amazon snafu or truth? Alola outed as “tropical islands” in product description.

As we commented on in our article on the Alola region, the one image of Alola we have appears to show very little. We see two identifiable towns, perhaps some routes, a forest and a cave. With so much content expected from the Pokémon games, is this truly all of Alola?

The answer seems to be a resounding “no”. Keen-eyed PokéCommunity member, Blue posted a screenshot of this curious detail from Amazon’s Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon product pages:

Embark on a new adventure as a Pokemon (sic) Trainer and catch, battle, and trade all-new Pokemon on the tropical islands of a new Region and become a Pokemon Champion!

(Emphasis added.)

While we don’t know for sure if this is an error or not, it would also make sense — the state of Hawaii is made up of multiple islands. Will there perhaps be eight islands making up Alola?

With the possibility of more than one island to explore, the potential for the Alola region seems greater than before. How will one travel across these tropical islands? How many islands are there to see?

These questions and more may be answered in the coming months, so stay tuned!


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Thanks to Blue for the tip!
Edited by gimmepie.