"They say Pokemorph Island is like the Promised Land for Pokemorphs. Very few 'morphs want to stay on the mainland when there's a place like that out there. From what I hear, everyone on the Island is a Pokemorph. There are no humans to try to kill or capture us. And, unlike this village, it's a real city... like the ones humans live in." Said by an escaped Sec Gen morph, this is probably a bit of an overstatement, but it remains a fairly accurate summary of what was once known as Prism Island.
Pokemorph Island layout
Pokemorph Island, far north of Indigo, is the new home for Pokemorphs. The temperate island is larger than Cinnabar, and the southeast corner is covered by the large buildings, in which Pokemorphs now live and work, the city of Pokemorphs. The remainder of the island is forested, save for the large extinct volcano just northwest of the island's center, which gave birth to Prism Island.
The beach just south of town is a beautiful beach of white sands, giving way to a rocky coast further west, home of the clean power plant, and turning to majestic cliffs northward, on the east side of the island, with the Seaview estate adorning the highest cliff, overlooking the ocean, with trails leading back down to the warm sands below. The city itself is not unlike a human settlement, with buildings of all sizes serving as homes and workplaces for the Pokemorphs. Generally, the northeast serves as the industrial section of town, notable for its harbor, and also the location of both stadium and arena. The west side of the city is the major residential area, with a few special sections to suit specific Pokemorphs' needs. Southeast is the scenic part of town, sparsely constructed, but home of both Seaview, and the boardwalk, along with the frequently visited beach. The central portion of the city houses the major commerce, only a short walk or drive from any part of town. Notably, Pokemorph Hospital sits centered on the north end of the city.
Effect of the Unovan Pokemorphs
When the Unovan Pokemorph population started moving in, the city found itself stressed for food production and housing, even with the foreign aid sent by Unova. While the island may comfortably fit more inhabitants than the population prior to the Unovans' arrival, many of the possible housing options were needed renovation. General purpose housing was soon filled, vacant houses in the residential district were bought up quickly, and the city found itself needing to expand its borders to fit the increased population. However, the increased population also led to an increased workforce, the newcoming Pokemorphs more than able to help in construction and expansion, while others added their efforts to agricultural and livestock production to lessen the stress on the food supply.
The population of Pokemorph Island is roughly 13,000, including any humans taking up residence on the island.
Pokemorph Island weather mirrors that of Hawaii. Typically sunny with a little bit of rain in the evening. Rain is fairly frequent. Technically, it is both tropical and temperate, owing to different meanings. Tropical as in 'such as occurs in the tropics' and temperate meaning it tends to be neither overly hot nor cold.
Pokemorph Island is much like other islands in that it has few natural resources of its own to take advantage of and help enrich the island through commodities trading. There are no precious minerals, metals, or hydrocarbons to be found on or around Pokemorph Island. However, the soil of the island allows for limited agriculture.
The soil of Pokemorph Island is not too unlike the soil of the Hawaiian Islands; it is made up of mostly basaltic volcanic rock that has been broken down and weathered into soil. These substances serve to enrich the soil content with minerals and nutrients that raise its fertility and therefore make it ideal for farmers and ranchers. About twenty percent of the island's land is arable and useful mainly for ranching. On the eastern side of the island, there isn't as much water so the land is more suited to ranching. Crops are produced primarily in the area northwest of the city, where there is more water available. From the soil, farmers are able to grow plentiful crops of sugarcane, pineapple, and orchards of many varieties while the ranchers take advantage of excellent pasture to raise livestock.
Pokemon still exist on Pokemorph Island, of course, both those that are born naturally and those that are brought by visiting pokemon trainers. Because pokeballs are illegal on the island- even if they are owned by a legally registered trainer- all pokemon accompanying a trainer are required to be out of their pokeballs which can leave them free to wander if a trainer is not careful.
Native Species - All include their evolution, which is even less common upon the island: Rattata, Pidgey, Spearow, Caterpie, Weedle, Zubat, Geodude, Nidoran, Oddish, Sentret, Spinarak, Wurmple
Species Used on Farmland: Tauros, Miltank, Spoink, Torchic, Ponyta, Sandshrew
- Main article: Pokemorph_Society#Communication
Domesticated Pokemon can understand Human language, depending on their circumstances. Pokemon who belong to a trainer can pick up on it pretty easily whereas wild Pokemon tend not to understand it, unless they hang around urban areas often.