Orange Archipelago

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Orange Archipelago オレンジ諸島
Orange Archipelago
A complete map of the Orange Islands in relation to Kanto and Johto
Introduction Pokémon anime
Professor Professor Ivy
Starter Pokémon Unknown
Regional Villains Team Rocket
Pokémon League Orange League
League Location Pummelo Island
Pokédex List {{{pokelist}}}
Series Original series (The Beginning)
Season(s) Adventures in the Orange Islands (2)
Generation {{{generation}}}
Games {{{games}}}
Adventures Debut {{{manga}}}
File:Orange Islands map.png
Orange Archipelago
File:Orange Islands Map Oak.png
Anime map of the Orange Islands

The Orange Archipelago (Japanese: オレンジ諸島 Orange Archipelago), more commonly known as the Orange Islands, is a large chain of tropical islands located south of Kanto and Johto.

This region is exclusive to the anime and The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. It was likely developed as the setting for a filler arc while the next generation of games was still under development. It is not referenced in any game, although players can explore the later-introduced Sevii Islands, which appear in roughly the same location.

Pokémon Trainers come here to participate in the Orange League, but its tropical climate also attracts many tourists. One effect of the climate is the presence of alternately colored Pokémon. The Officer Jennys and Nurse Joys of the archipelago dress in slightly different attire than those of the other regions, and some appear to have tans. Most of the scattered islands in the archipelago are named after types of oranges or other various citrus, and many are deserted.

Ancient texts identify the central region of the archipelago as the source of all the waters of the world and possibly the origin of life.


Image Name Debut Location Areas of interest
150px Valencia Island A Scare in the Air 115px
150px Tangelo Island The Lost Lapras 115px Pokémon Park
150px Mikan Island Fit to be Tide 115px Mikan Gym
150px Mandarin Island North Pikachu Re-Volts 115px
150px Sunburst Island The Crystal Onix 115px
150px Pinkan Island In the Pink 115px
150px Fukuhara Island No. 4 Shell Shock 115px
150px Kinnow Island Bye Bye Psyduck 115px Pokémon Showboat
150px Unnamed island The Joy of Pokémon 115px
150px Navel Island Navel Maneuvers 115px Navel Gym
150px Seven Grapefruit Islands Snack Attack! 115px
150px Moro Island A Shipful of Shivers 115px Ghost ship
150px Golden Island Meowth Rules! 115px
150px Murcott Island Tracey Gets Bugged 115px
150px Unnamed island A Way Off Day Off 115px
150px Mandarin Island South The Mandarin Island Miss Match 115px Yambera
150px Trovita Island Misty Meets Her Match! 115px Trovita Gym
150px Fairchild Island Bound for Trouble 115px
150px Shamouti Island The Power of One 115px
150px Fire Island The Power of One 115px
150px Lightning Island The Power of One 115px
150px Ice Island The Power of One 115px
150px Unnamed island Pikachu's Rescue Adventure 115px
150px Cleopatra Island Charizard Chills 115px
150px Ascorbia Island The Pokémon Water War 115px
150px Butwal Island Pokémon Food Fight! 115px
150px Kumquat Island Pokémon Double Trouble 115px Kumquat Gym
150px Rind Island The Wacky Watcher! 115px
150px Unnamed island The Stun Spore Detour 115px
150px Pummelo Island Hello, Pummelo! 115px Pummelo Stadium
150px Tarroco Island Viva Las Lapras 115px
150px Hamlin Island The Underground Round Up 115px


Main article: Orange League

Only four Orange League Badges are required to participate in championship competition, held on Pummelo Island. Unlike Gyms in other regions, the Orange League requires participants to complete challenges for the leaders of the Orange League, the Orange Crew.

Compared to the Gym Leaders of the other regions Ash has visited, the challenges set by the Orange Crew are not restricted to a building serving as the Gym, with Danny's tasks involving a mountain while Cissy and Rudy had a portion of their challenges involving the ocean. Only Luana hosted hers in a Gym arena although this was an extension to her hotel.

Orange League
Anime-exclusive Region: Orange Archipelago
Gym Leader
Challenge Prize
アツミ Atsumi
Mikan Island
Natsukan Island
Water Gun target test
Surfing race
Coral-Eye Badge
ダン Dan
Navel Island
Navel Island
Climb mountain (to qualify)
Freeze a geyser race
Build a Toboggan
Toboggan race
Sea Ruby Badge
ジギー Ziggy
Trovita Island
Yuzu Island
Target test
Same-type Pokémon battle
Spike Shell Badge
ルリコ Ruriko
Kumquat Island
Liǔchéng Island
Double Battle 40px
Jade Star Badge
Supreme Gym Leader
ヘッドリーダー ユウジ
Head Leader Yūji
Pummelo Island
Kankitsu Island
Full Battle 40px
Winner's Trophy
Honor at the
Palace of Victory


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 橘子群島 Gwātjí Kwàhndóu *
香橙群島 Hēungcháang Kwàhndóu *
Mandarin 橘子群島 / 橘子群岛 Júzǐ Qúndǎo *
柑橘群岛 Gānjú Qúndǎo*
20px Danish Orange Øhav
20px Dutch Orange Islands
20px Finnish Orange-saaret
20px French Archipel Orange
20px German Orange-Inseln
20px Hindi Orange Islands
20px Icelandic Orangeeyjurnar
20px Italian Arcipelago Orange
20px Korean 오렌지제도 Orange Jedo
20px Norwegian Orange-øyene
Orange Islands*
20px Polish Wyspy Pomarańczowe*
Wyspy Pomarańczy*
Wyspy Oranżowe*
Pomarańczowy Archipelag/Archipelag Walencja*
Portuguese 20px Brazil Ilhas Laranja
20px Portugal Ilhas Laranjas
20px Russian Оранжевые острова Oranzhevye Ostrova*
Острова Орендж Ostrova Orendzh*
20px Spanish Islas Naranja
20px Swedish Apelsinöarna
Oranga öarna*
20px Tamil Orange Islands
20px Telugu Orange Islands
20px Turkish Portaklal Adaları

Orange Archipelago
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Inhabited islands
AscorbiaButwalGoldenHamlinKinnowKumquatMandarin N.
Mandarin S.MikanMoroMurcottNavelPummeloShamouti
Deserted islands
CleopatraFairchildFireFukuhara No. 4
Unnamed islands
Unnamed island (EP092)Unnamed island (EP098)
Unnamed island (EP110)Unnamed island (PK04)
Ghost shipPalace of VictoryPokémon ShowboatPummelo Stadium

Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh/Hisui (Battle Zone) • UnovaKalos
AlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

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