Not long, now. Having, one last time, defeated Lusamine in Ultra Space, it's time to tackle your greatest challenge in Alola.

Flying back to Tapu Village is your next step, as what lies ahead is the new Pokémon League entrance at Mount Lanakila and, at the end of it, the Elite Four.

Mount Lanakila - the Alolan Victory Road

Waiting for you at the entrance to Mount Lanakila - a series of lifts accessed from an entrance just east of Tapu Village's Pokémon Center - is Gladion. He wants to thank you for all your help with... a battle! Seems to be the only way he knows how.

After you beat him, Gladion passes on a message from Lillie: that you're the best trainer in the world, and that she's looking after her mother at the Aether Foundation, of all places. Very kind!

Sentimental stuff out of the way, you're here to tackle the Elite Four. Head on up the elevator to Mount Lanakila's main route. It's fairly simple, in fact, especially compared to Victory Roads of the past.

Inside a cave entrance at the top of the lift is a narrow path that circles back on itself a couple of times. Explore each corner of the small cave to collect some rare items - including an Icy Rock for evolving Eevee into Glaceon, and a pedestal with Icium Z! - and then continue on, to a clearing with another lift.

After that, you'll reach a welcome Pokémon center at the icy peak of the mountain. Inside is Madame Reminder, who can teach any of your Pokémon any moves they could have learned at lower levels. Heal up, and stock up on restorative items like Full Restores, Full Heals, and Revives, before heading up the hill.

Before you get to the League though, Hau catches up to you! He wants one last battle to see who can go on to become the first Champion of Alola... take him down! In a friendly way, of course.

ItemWhere to find
Max Elixir From Gladeon after defeating him
Escape Rope On right side as you exit elevator
Zygarde Cell On left in front of rock just after Escape Rope
TM13 Ice Beam Inside the first entrance to the mountain
Icium Z Inside and circling round to the right at the soonest possibility
Full Restore Heading right once inside the cave, then up and left, behind a couple mid-sized rocks
Max Revive On left outside in first clearing, left of some long grass, before lift
PP Max (Hidden) Left of PMC on snowy ground
Zygarde Cell Left of PMC next to biggish rock, bottom side of route
Max Revive x3 From Hau after beating him
TrainersPokémonLevel
Gladion Crobat
Lucario
Silvally
Weavile
Lvl.52
Lvl.52
Lvl.52
Lvl.52
Hau Alolan Raichu
Komala
Flareon
Primarina/Incineroar/Decidueye
Lvl.53
Lvl.53
Lvl.54
Lvl.54

Pokémon League - Elite Four and final Alola Island Challenge Trial

Inside, Professor Kukui awaits you. You can takle the doors in order, but we'll list the trainers below in order of left to right. It's the four Island Kahunas who you'll be facing again - although Nanu wasn't up for it and is replaced by his niece, Acerola, and there's a newcomer here in previous Island Champion Kahilia - so save up, heal up, and remember that once you start, you can't leave. Prepair for your toughest battle in Alola!

Need more tips? Use our Pokémon Sun and Moon Walkthrough and guide for the main story, our competitive training guide for info on IVs, EV training, Hyper Training and bottle cap farming, and breeding explained, our choice of the best Pokémon Sun and Moon starter from Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as an in-progress list of where to find Zygarde Cells and Cores and our guide to the Battle Tree and both Battling and Trading in the Festival Plaza. We also have a list of QR codes list, Z Crystal locations, Mega Stone locations, Eevium Z Eevee User locations for Extreme Evoboost, evolutions for Alolan Forms and other new Sun and Moon Pokémon and fast way to increase a Pokémon's Happiness, plus how to transfer across Ash-Greninja from the Sun and Moon Demo, where to catch the Tapu Guardians, how to catch the Ultra Beasts, and how to download the Munchlax Mystery Gift.

TrainersPokémonLevel
Kahuna Hala (Fighting)Hariyama
Crabonimable
Poliwrath
Primeape
Bewear
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Kahuna Olivia (Rock)Relicanth
Lycanroc
Carbink
Probopass
Golem
Lvl.54
Lvl.55
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Acerola (Ghost)Sabeleye
Palossand
Froslass
Dhelmise
Drifblim
Lvl.54
Lvl.55
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
KahiliSkarmory
Mandibuzz
Oricorio
Toucannon
Crobat
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Lvl.54
Lvl.55
Lvl.54
Professor KukuiLycanroc
Snorlax
Ninetales
Inceneroar
Braviary
Magnezone
Lvl.57
Lvl.56
Lvl.56
Lvl.58
Lvl.56
Lvl.56

Defeat the four Kahunas and none other than Professor Kukui, the Masked Royal and specialist in Pokémon moves, will take you on in a final showdown. He's tough, and knows his Z Moves, too, so be ready for a scrap!

Finally, when successfull against Kukui, you've done it. Congratulations, Trainer, on becoming Alola's first Champion of the Pokémon League!

There's still plenty more to see and do though, including Sun and Moon's extensive postgame, catching the Tapu Guardian Pokémon, Ultra Beasts, and more!

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