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Butwal Island
クネンボ島 Kunenbo Island
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Region Orange Archipelago
Anime debut Pokémon Food Fight!
Location of Butwal Island in the Orange Archipelago

Butwal Island (Japanese: クネンボ島 Kunenbo Island) is an island in the northeastern region of the Orange Archipelago.

The island is particularly lush and green. There are also rivers, waterfalls, and mountains. It is known for having lots of wild plants on the island that Pokémon love to eat. The island is too small to have an airport or a seaport, so supplies of Pokémon food from Valencia Island are parachuted onto the island weekly by plane.

It was explored in Pokémon Food Fight!, when Ash and his friends met Gulzar.


Places of interest

Pokémon Center

Main article: Pokémon Center

Over a large mountain, the Butwal Pokémon Center is the location where the food from Valencia Island is dropped off. It is shaped like an upside down Poké Ball with a plus sign over the doorway. It is next to a shallow river. The Center is run by Nurse Joy and a Chansey.

Pokémon seen on Butwal Island


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese クネンボ島 Kunenbo Tō From 九年母 kunenbo, a variant of tangor
English, German Butwal Island Possibly a reference to the sweet citrus found in Butwal
Italian Isola Butwal From its English name
Korean 향귤섬 Hyanggyul Seom From 향귤 hyanggyul, bitter orange
Chinese 香橘島 / 香橘岛 Xiāngjú Dǎo / Hēunggwāt Dóu* From 香橘 xiāngjú / hēunggwāt, fragrant orange
红莲岛 Hónglián Dǎo* Misinterpretation of Japanese name as Cinnabar Island

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 Park
Pokémon ShowboatPummelo Stadium

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