Location Information
Primary ResidentsNone
Former ResidentsPo-Matoran, Rahi
LocationMata Nui
MakutaTeridax (formerly)
PronunciationPO WAH-he
Po-Wahi is... well, there's not much to it, really, mostly sand... lots of sand. But there are the canyons, which are real pretty to look at, if the sun or the Rahi don't get you first... and the Path of Prophecies, which the ancient carvers made.
Pekka to Takua, MNOG

Po-Wahi was the Stone region on Mata Nui. A large desert area, it was home to Po-Koro, which the Po-Matoran, Turaga Onewa and Toa Pohatu called home.


The Motara Desert

Po-Wahi's terrain was largely formed by the Motara Desert, a massive expanse of sand that covered a large part of Mata Nui's northern area. Where there was not sand, there were steep sandstone cliffs, mesas and canyons. Several paths had been carved by Po-Matoran to guide travelers through Po-Wahi; one known path led to Po-Koro's main entrance, another led to an underground highway into Onu-Koro, a third path led to Po-Koro's coastline, Leva Bay, while the fourth led into the Quarry.

The rocky landscape of Po-Wahi was also dotted by a number of tunnels and caves on its outskirts; one such cave was the location where the Turaga of Mata Nui hid all the Kraata they had captured on the island and placed in stasis. Another one led into the Bohrok Nest, and was where the Bohrok-Kal went to free the Bahrag.


Po-Wahi was created when Mata Nui crashed on Aqua Magna. His malfunctioning camouflage system formed an island formed over his face, and energized protodermis created the landscape of the island.

Stone village 3

Po-Wahi during the Dark Time

After the Toa Metru brought the Matoran to Mata Nui, they scouted the island for areas where villages could be built for the rescued Matoran population. Onewa happened upon this region made entirely of sandy desert and rocky canyons. He dubbed this region of stone "Po-Wahi", and chose Po-Wahi as the perfect site to build a village for the Po-Matoran. After sacrificing his Toa Power to revive the Matoran, the now-Turaga Onewa led the Po-Matoran to the site he had found before, and together they constructed the village of Po-Koro, which they would come to call home for centuries to come.

When Pohatu arrived on Mata Nui, his canister washed up on Po-Wahi's Leva Bay; from there, he ventured deeper through Po-Wahi's deserts, and ultimately finding Po-Koro. There, Onewa told Pohatu about his quest to find his Kanohi and defeat Makuta Teridax.

Tiro Canyon

During the Bohrok invasion, Po-Koro was attacked by Tahnok. The Toa managed to trap a few in Tiro Canyon, but another swarm attacked Po-Koro, and the Stone. After the Toa Mata sealed the Bahrag and became Toa Nuva, Po-Koro was reconstructed and a Nuva Symbol appeared over Pohatu's Suva.

A Bohrok-Kal later arrived in the village and stole Pohatu's Nuva Symbol, leaving him without his elemental powers. The symbols were later recovered by the Toa Nuva and returned to their respective Koro.

After the path to Metru Nui was revealed, Po-Wahi was abandoned. The Bohrok swarms were later unleashed again, and everything in Po-Wahi was leveled.

When Mata Nui was reawakened, his face broke through the island of Mata Nui, destroying Po-Wahi.

Po-Wahi Rahi[]


Mata Nui
Ta-Wahi Ta-KoroMangai VolcanoTa-Wahi BeachLake of FireTa-Koro GateTa-Koro Rope BridgeVakama's HutJaller's HutCable CarTren Krom BreakWall of HistoryTa-Koro Kolhii FieldKeahi's CliffCharred ForestPlace of ShadowTemple of Courage
Ga-Wahi Ga-KoroGa-Wahi BeachGa-Koro WaterfallEast GardenGa-Koro BridgeGa-Koro Kolhii FieldNokama's HutHahli's HutMacku's HutAmaya's HutKai's Hut  • Kailani's HutNixie's HutOkoth's ShopShasa's HutNixie's HutMarka's HutMarka's ShipyardLake NahoAmaya's JettyTemple of Purity
Le-Wahi Le-KoroLe-Koro HighwayFau SwampLake PalaLake KanaeKanae BayKumu IsletsNui-Rama HiveTuuli's ShopTemple of Faith
Po-Wahi Po-KoroLeva BayMotara DesertKraata CaveTiro CanyonQuarryPath of PropheciesPo-Koro Kolhii StadiumOnewa's HutTemple of Creation
Onu-Wahi Onu-KoroPapa Nihu ReefOnu-Koro HighwayGreat MineCavern of LightOnu-Koro Kolhii StadiumWhenua's HutNuparu's HutOnepu's HutUssal StablesZemya's ShopTemple of Prosperity
Ko-Wahi Ko-KoroKo-Wahi BeachMount IhuThree Brothers BridgeThe DriftsTemple of PeaceKokkan's ShopSanctumWall of ProphecyNorth MarchPlace of Shadow
Other Locations Kini-Nui