| Tangelo Island|
ボンタン島 Bontan Island
|Anime debut||The Lost Lapras|
Location of Tangelo Island in the Orange Archipelago
Tangelo Island (Japanese: ボンタン島 Bontan Island) is located in the south-westernmost area of the Orange Archipelago. This island is the starting point for many young Trainers who want to compete in the Orange League.
Tangelo Island is a very popular tourist destination, and is home to Pokémon Park, the "world's first Pokémon theme park." The island also has a giant docking point for cruise ships.
Ash, Misty and Pikachu visit the island when they crash land in Pokémon Park and are promptly swamped by camera-toting tourists. They later meet a Pokémon watcher named Tracey. Ash also catches his Lapras, which becomes his main source of travel throughout the Archipelago.
Tangelo is a very big island, with a large city and many buildings on it. There are also many docks and boats here for tourist transportation.
Places of interest
- Main article: Pokémon Park (anime)
Named the "Pokémon Vacation Destination," it is the main attraction in Tangelo Island. It is a big forest where tourists (mainly senior citizens) can come and take pictures with the Pokémon they come across. In this forest, Ash Ketchum and Misty's blimp crash landed. It is unknown if the blimp is still there.
- Main article: Pokémon Center
The Pokémon Center on Tangelo Island is on a hill, looking over the city and ocean. The Pokémon Center looks like a log cabin, with a large 'P' over the doorway. On the side, it has a large swimming pool to hold Water Pokémon in, or to just let the Trainers relax. The Center is run by Nurse Joy. There is a poster in here for the Orange League.
Pokémon seen on Tangelo Island
|Japanese||ボンタン島 Bontan Tō||From 文旦 bontan (pomelo)|
|English, German||Tangelo Island||From tangelo, a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine and pomelo|
|French||Île Gélatine||From gélatine (gelatin)|
|Italian||Isola Tangelo||From its English name|
|Spanish||Isla Tangelo||From its English name|
|Korean||대귤섬 Daegyul Seom||From 대귤 (大橘) daegyul, a variety of pomelo|
|Chinese||澎柑島 / 澎柑岛 Pénggān Dǎo / Pàahnggām Dóu||From 澎 péng / pàahng (partial transliteration of Japanese name) and 柑 gān / gām (citrus)|
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