In Pokémon Sun and Moon, there’s a new game mode that lets the Pokémon in your PC Box go on adventures for you called Poké Pelago.
Poké Pelago offers so much more than just letting your Pokémon go on adventures. Poké Pelago can help trainers get rare items, catch wild Pokémon and even EV train.
Everything in Poké Pelago runs on Poké Beans, which are similar to Poké Puffs in Gen 6, which can be used to make your Pokémon more affectionate towards you in Pokémon Refresh. Check out our Affection Guide for more information.
This guide will explain how Poké Pelago works and all the different things you can do in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Poké Pelago is a game mode that lets trainers use Pokémon in their PC boxes do tasks for them. The task they can do depends on the island that you have in Poké Pelago. There are five different islands in Poké Pelago and each island can be upgraded from Rank 1 to Rank 3. Each rank gives you access to more options or more rewards for completing tasks.
At first you’ll only have access to one island, but when you capture enough Pokémon and collect enough Poké Beans you can unlock new islands or Rank Up an island you currently have.
To perform tasks on each island, just press the sign and you can start the tasks.
There is also a box that you can put Poké Beans in, the amount of Poké Beans you place will determine how long your Pokémon perform a task.
ISLE ABEENS / CATCH POKEMON AND COLLECT POKE BEANS
The first island you have in Poké Pelago is Isla Abeens. This island is the main source for you to collect Poké Beans. By pressing the tree in the middle of the island, Poké Beans will drop down.
This is also the place where wild Pokémon may appear and you can add them to your party. Throughout the day, a wild Pokémon may appear on the island and you can interact with it. If you check back the next day and they are still there, they will want to join you on your journey.
Serebii has a list of Pokémon that will appear on Isle Abeens.
Each new rank of Isle Abeen will give more Poké Beans. Here’s how many Poké Beans and Pokémon you need to rank up.
RANK 1 – Start
RANK 2 – 15 Pokémon 30 Poké Beans
RANK 3 – 30 Pokémon 90 Poké Beans
ISLE APLENNY / BERRY PICKING
Isle Aplenny is where you can get berries for your journey. Instead of adventuring and searching under every tree in Alola (or planting them yourself),, this island will let you pick berries at your leisure.
Each berry tree takes 24 to 72 hours to replenish but you can increase the amount of berry trees on your island based on the island’s rank. Here are the ranks and what they do.
RANK 1 (6 Berry Trees) – 15 Pokémon 15 Poké Beans
RANK 2 (12 Berry Trees) – 30 Pokémon 60 Poké Beans
RANK 3 (18 Berry Trees) – 30 Pokémon 90 Poké Beans
ISLE APHUN / ITEM FINDER
Isle Aphun is the island that lets your Pokémon search caves for different items. Some of the items you can find are shards, which can be exchanged for Bottle Caps or evolution stones.
Each rank up adds a new path that your Pokémon can find new items in.
Path for Odd-Shard Hunting: Shards
Path for Brilliant-Stone Hunting: Evolution Stones
Path for Rare-Treasure Hunting: Rare Items to sell like Nuggets
Path for Interesting-Item Hunting: Find items from previous paths
RANK 1 (Shards) – 30 Pokémon 30 Poké Beans
RANK 2 (Shards, Evolution Stones, Rare Treasure) – 30 Pokémon 60 Poké Beans
RANK 3 (Shards, Evolution Stones, Rare Treasure, Interesting) – 30 Pokémon 90 Poké Beans
ISLE EVELUP / EV TRAINING
Isle Evelup is an island where trainers can EV Train their Pokémon without having to go into battle with them. This is similar to how Super Training worked in Gen 6, but Isle Evelup lets Pokémon play and train on this island while training a specific stat.
When you set a Pokémon to play, you’ll have to choose a drink it uses which determines the stat it increases. Each play session lasts 30 minutes, and you can set how many play sessions the Pokémon go through.
The Pokémon gains 4 EVs every play session, so 4 every 30 minutes meaning to get 252 you’d need to have 63 sessions lasting 31 and a half hours. Poké Beans will speed this up so that the play sessions only last 15 minutes per session. You can learn more about EV Training in our Guide.
Each rank up allows for more Pokémon to EV Train at once.
RANK 1 (6 Pokémon) – 45 Pokémon 45 Poké Beans
RANK 2 (12 Pokémon) – 60 Pokémon 120 Poké Beans
RANK 3 (18 Pokémon) – 75 Poké 225 Poké Beans
ISLE AVUE / EGG HATCHING
Isle Avue does two things. The first is to increase your Pokémon’s happiness while the second function is to hatch eggs faster. Instead of steps, this method of egg hatching depends on how much time passes.
You can learn more about Breeding in our guide.
Each rank up allows for more Pokémon or eggs to to be used in the Hot Spring.
RANK 1 (6 Pokémon) – 60 Pokémon 60 Poké Beans
RANK 2 (12 Pokémon) – 75 Pokémon 150 Poké Beans
RANK 3 (18 Pokémon) – 90 Pokémon 240 Poké Beans