Oceania is a large geographic region, covering up the Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia regions. Arguably, one of Earth's smallest continents to date, Oceania covers an area of 8,525,989 square kilometres and has a population of 40 million. Situated in the southeast of the Asia-Pacific region, Oceania is the smallest continental grouping in land area and the second smallest in population after Antarctica.
The islands at the geographic extremes of Oceania are Bonin Islands, a politically integral part of Japan; Hawaii, a state of the United States; Clipperton Island, a possession of France; the Juan Fernández Islands, belonging to Chile; and the Campbell Islands, belonging to New Zealand. Oceania has a diverse mix of economies from the highly developed and globally competitive financial markets of Australia and New Zealand, which rank high in quality of life and human development index, to the much less developed economies that belong to countries such as of Kiribati and Tuvalu, while also including medium-sized economies of Pacific islands such as Palau, Fiji and Tonga. The largest and most populous country in Oceania is Australia, with Sydney being the largest city of both Oceania and Australia.
Historically known that the continent was inhabited by natives, known as Aboriginals, Oceania was first explored by Europeans from the 16th century onward. Portuguese navigators, between 1512 and 1526, reached the Tanimbar Islands, some of the Caroline Islands and west Papua New Guinea. Since then, it remained as one of European colonies, altering the social and political landscape of Oceania. Most Oceanian countries have a parliamentary representative democratic multi-party system, with tourism being a large source of income for the Pacific Islands nations.
Regarding the villain tournaments, Oceania is the least continent to appear in the series, most commonly revolving around Percival C. McLeach and Hexxus' roles in the tournaments. Other than that, Oceania is not heavily featured nor mentioned in the tournaments' storylines.