Last modified on 7 December 2014, at 11:00

List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 1)

The following is a list of all English language home video releases of the first season of the Pokémon anime, Indigo League, in the United States and Canada. So far, Indigo League episodes have been released on both VHS and DVD formats, in both single releases and boxed sets.

Single releases

The Indigo League single releases were published by VIZ Media and distributed by Pioneer Entertainment (now known as Geneon), as VIZ Media was not yet distributing movies by themselves.

Title Catalogue number VHS cover artwork DVD cover artwork Episodes included
I Choose You! Pikachu! PIKA-0001D
PIKA-01DVD
PIKA-0001D PIKA-01DVD Pokémon - I Choose You!
Pokémon Emergency!
Ash Catches a Pokémon
The Mystery of Mount Moon PIKA-0002D
PIKA-02DVD
PIKA-0002D PIKA-02DVD Challenge of the Samurai
Showdown in Pewter City
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
The Sisters of Cerulean City PIKA-0003D
PIKA-03DVD
PIKA-0003D PIKA-03DVD The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
The Path to the Pokémon League
The School of Hard Knocks
Poké-Friends PIKA-0004D
PIKA-04DVD
PIKA-0004D PIKA-04DVD Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Charmander – The Stray Pokémon
Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Thunder Shock! PIKA-0005D
PIKA-05DVD
PIKA-0005D PIKA-05DVD Mystery at the Lighthouse
Electric Shock Showdown
Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Seaside Pikachu PIKA-0006D
PIKA-06DVD
PIKA-0006D PIKA-06DVD Pokémon Shipwreck
Island of the Giant Pokémon
Tentacool & Tentacruel
Psychic Surprise PIKA-0007D
PIKA-07DVD
PIKA-0007D PIKA-07DVD The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
Bye Bye Butterfree
Abra and the Psychic Showdown
Primeape Problems PIKA-0008D
PIKA-08DVD
PIKA-0008D PIKA-08DVD The Tower of Terror
Haunter versus Kadabra
Primeape Goes Bananas
Fashion Victims PIKA-0009D
PIKA-09DVD
PIKA-0009D PIKA-09DVD Pokémon Scent-sation!
Hypno's Naptime
Pokémon Fashion Flash
Fighting Tournament PIKA-0010D
PIKA-10DVD
PIKA-0010D PIKA-10DVD The Punchy Pokémon
Sparks Fly for Magnemite
Dig Those Diglett!
The Great Race PIKA-0011D
PIKA-11DVD
PIKA-0011D PIKA-11DVD The Ninja Poké-Showdown
The Flame Pokémon-athon!
The Kangaskhan Kid
Pikachu Party PIKA-0012D
PIKA-12DVD
PIKA-0012D PIKA-12DVD The Bridge Bike Gang
Ditto's Mysterious Mansion
Pikachu's Goodbye
Wake Up Snorlax! PIKA-0013D
PIKA-13DVD
PIKA-0013D PIKA-13DVD The Battling Eevee Brothers
Wake Up Snorlax!
Showdown at Dark City
Jigglypuff Pop PIKA-0014D
PIKA-14DVD
PIKA-0014D PIKA-14DVD The March of the Exeggutor Squad
The Problem with Paras
The Song of Jigglypuff
Charizard!! PIKA-0015D
PIKA-15DVD
PIKA-0015D PIKA-15DVD Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
A Chansey Operation
Holy Matrimony!
Totally Togepi PIKA-0016D
PIKA-16DVD
PIKA-0016D PIKA-16DVD So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd
Who Gets to Keep Togepi?
Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
Picture Perfect PIKA-0017D
PIKA-17DVD
PIKA-0017D PIKA-17DVD The Case of the K-9 Caper!
Pokémon Paparazzi
The Ultimate Test
The Breeding Center Secret
Water Blast! PIKA-0018D
PIKA-18DVD
PIKA-0018D PIKA-17DVD Riddle Me This
Volcanic Panic
Beach Blank-Out Blastoise
Our Hero Meowth PIKA-0019D
PIKA-19DVD
PIKA-0019D PIKA-19DVD Princess vs. Princess
The Purr-fect Hero
The Misty Mermaid
The Final Badge PIKA-0020D
PIKA-20DVD
PIKA-0020D PIKA-20DVD Clefairy Tales
The Battle of the Badge
It's Mr. Mime Time
The PO-KE Corral!
The Po-Ké Corral!
PIKA-0021D
PIKA-21DVD
PIKA-0021D PIKA-21DVD Holiday Hi-Jynx
Snow Way Out!
Showdown at the Po-ké Corral
Hang Ten, Pikachu PIKA-0022D
PIKA-22DVD
PIKA-0022D PIKA-19DVD The Evolution Solution
The Pi-Kahuna
Make Room for Gloom
Show Time! PIKA-0023D
PIKA-23DVD
PIKA-0023D PIKA-23DVD Lights, Camera, Quack-tion!
Go West, Young Meowth
To Master the Onixpected!
Into the Arena PIKA-0024D
PIKA-24DVD
PIKA-0024D PIKA-24DVD The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
Bad to the Bone
All Fired Up!
ROUND ONE! PIKA-0025D
PIKA-25DVD
PIKA-0025D PIKA-25DVD Round One - Begin!
Fire and Ice
The Fourth Round Rumble
Friends & Rivals PIKA-0026D
PIKA-26DVD
PIKA-0026D PIKA-26DVD A Friend In Deed
Friend and Foe Alike
Friends to the End

Bonuses

Mini-comic sampler cover
Lenticular Pikachu card included with the Water Blast! video

Various manga samplers of The Electric Tale of Pikachu were included with some of the original individual releases. The first sampler, included with I Choose You! Pikachu!, was actually released before the first issue of the regular monthly issues of the manga, making it the first appearance of any Pokémon manga to English-speaking audiences.

Some videos also had lenticular trading cards included.

Boxed sets

VIZ Media began releasing boxed sets of Indigo League episodes in 2006, around the time of Pokémon's 10th anniversary. Altogether, the Indigo League series is collected in three boxed sets of three volumes each. VIZ Media does not currently sell volumes individually.

First edition

Volume 1: Episodes 1-26

Box number one contains volumes one through three. It was released in 2006 and its catalogue number is DPMBS1.

Cover artwork Disc number Episodes
Indigo League box 1 cover.png
Indigo League box disc 1.png One Pokémon - I Choose You!
Pokémon Emergency!
Ash Catches a Pokémon
Challenge of the Samurai
Showdown in Pewter City
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
The Path to the Pokémon League
The School of Hard Knocks
Indigo League box disc 2.png Two Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Charmander – The Stray Pokémon
Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Mystery at the Lighthouse
Electric Shock Showdown
Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Pokémon Shipwreck
Island of the Giant Pokémon
Tentacool & Tentacruel
Indigo League box disc 3.png Three The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
Bye Bye Butterfree
Abra and the Psychic Showdown
The Tower of Terror
Haunter versus Kadabra
Primeape Goes Bananas
Pokémon Scent-sation!
Hypno's Naptime

Volume 2: Episodes 27-52

Box number two contains volumes four through six. It was released in 2007 and its catalogue number is DPMBS1B.

Cover artwork Disc number Episodes
Indigo League box 2 cover.png
Indigo League box disc 4.png Four Pokémon Fashion Flash
The Punchy Pokémon
Sparks Fly for Magnemite
Dig Those Diglett!
The Ninja Poké-Showdown
The Flame Pokémon-athon!
The Kangaskhan Kid
The Bridge Bike Gang
Ditto's Mysterious Mansion
Indigo League box disc 5.png Five Pikachu's Goodbye
The Battling Eevee Brothers
Wake Up Snorlax!
Showdown at Dark City
The March of the Exeggutor Squad
The Problem with Paras
The Song of Jigglypuff
Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
A Chansey Operation
Indigo League box disc 6.png Six Holy Matrimony!
So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd
Who Gets to Keep Togepi?
Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
The Case of the K-9 Caper!
Pokémon Paparazzi
The Ultimate Test
The Breeding Center Secret

Volume 3: Episodes 53-79

Box number three contains volumes seven through nine. It was released in 2008 and its catalogue number is DPMBS3B. The episode Go West Young Meowth is mistakenly listed as "Hollywood Heartbreak" on the DVD cover.

Cover artwork Disc number Episodes
Indigo League Box 3 Cover.png
Indigo League Box Disc 7.png Seven Princess vs. Princess
The Purr-fect Hero
Riddle Me This
Volcanic Panic
Beach Blank-Out Blastoise
The Misty Mermaid
Clefairy Tales
The Battle of the Badge
It's Mr. Mime Time
Indigo League Box Disc 8.png Eight Holiday Hi-Jynx
Snow Way Out!
Showdown at the Po-ké Corral
The Evolution Solution
The Pi-Kahuna
Make Room for Gloom
Lights, Camera, Quack-tion!
Go West Young Meowth
To Master the Onixpected!
Indigo League Box Disc 9.png Nine The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
Bad to the Bone
All Fired Up!
Round One - Begin!
Fire and Ice
The Fourth Round Rumble
A Friend In Deed
Friend and Foe Alike
Friends to the End

Second edition

Beginning in November 2013, VIZ Media began reissuing the Indigo League episodes once again. There are four boxed sets in total — the first three have nearly the same content as the original boxed sets released between 2006 and 2008, but with different cover artwork; the fourth is a nine-disc set containing the entire Indigo League series in one box.

Volume 3 is currently advertised as containing 26 episodes as opposed to the 27 episodes included in the first edition. Similarly, the complete boxed set is advertised as containing 78 episodes, when 80 episodes in total were dubbed. Beauty and the Beach is omitted, as well as Holiday Hi-Jynx.

Cover artwork Volume number Release date Episodes
Indigo League Region 1 boxed set 1 2nd edition.png One November 5, 2013 Pokémon - I Choose You!
Pokémon Emergency!
Ash Catches a Pokémon
Challenge of the Samurai
Showdown in Pewter City
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
The Path to the Pokémon League
The School of Hard Knocks
Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Charmander – The Stray Pokémon
Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
Mystery at the Lighthouse
Electric Shock Showdown
Battle Aboard the St. Anne
Pokémon Shipwreck
Island of the Giant Pokémon
Tentacool & Tentacruel
The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
Bye Bye Butterfree
Abra and the Psychic Showdown
The Tower of Terror
Haunter versus Kadabra
Primeape Goes Bananas
Pokémon Scent-sation!
Hypno's Naptime
Indigo League Region 1 boxed set 2 2nd edition.png Two October 28, 2014 TBA
Indigo League Region 1 boxed set 3 2nd edition.png Three October 28, 2014 TBA
Indigo League Region 1 The Complete Collection.png The Complete Collection October 28, 2014 TBA

Trivia

The cover of the second boxset shown on retail websites
  • On retail websites, the second North American boxset image shows Jessie's Arbok right next to her. However, on all actual boxsets it is Ekans that appears.

External links


Pokémon anime home video releases
Region 1
(United States/Canada):
Indigo LeagueAdventures on the Orange IslandsThe Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Pokémon AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and PearlDP Battle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & WhiteRival Destinies
Pokémon moviesPokémon All-StarsPokémon ElementsPikachu's Winter Vacations
Region 2
(United Kingdom):
Pokémon ChroniclesPikachu's Winter Vacations
Region 4
(Australia/New Zealand):
Indigo LeagueAdventures on the Orange IslandsThe Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Pokémon AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and PearlDP Battle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond

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