Indigo Academy

Indigo Academy
セキエイ学園 Sekiei Academy
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Indigo Academy
Region Kanto
Debut The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One)

Indigo Academy (Japanese: セキエイ学園 Sekiei Academy) is an anime-exclusive boarding school in Kanto, located near Route 22. Liko attends the school in Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

In Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Liko welcoming Sprigatito as her Pokémon partner on her first day of class at Indigo Academy


To enter Indigo Academy, a potential student must complete several interviews with teachers to define their skills and interests with their potential Pokémon partners.

As part of the Indigo Academy initiation process, the Headmistress gives a talk about the Pokémon world, and soon after, the teachers give the students their respective Rotom Phones and first partner Pokémon. The Academy's subjects cover aspects of the Pokémon world, such as battle methods, partnership, and friendship with the respective Pokémon partner.

Despite being mostly face-to-face, Indigo Academy has a distance learning modality. In this case, the class is broadcast live via a Rotom Phone for students to watch.


In The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), Liko began her classes at Indigo Academy and, after receiving her first Pokémon and meeting her roommate Ann, she spent a few days adapting to her new Pokémon partner. Later, the Indigo Academy was the site of the first clash between the Rising Volt Tacklers and the Explorers.

In For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me!, Liko revealed to Ann that he would only participate remotely in classes from then on.

A day of classes at Indigo Academy

As Liko started traveling with the Rising Volt Tacklers, the Indigo Academy started to appear in some specific events during the plot of Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

In The Door That Never Opens, Liko was briefly shown participating in an online class.

In The Lonely Hatenna, Liko was seen finishing participating in a class, after which Liko talked a little with Ann about the task they received which involved what each of the students would like to be in the future.

In HZ035, Liko was shown participating in an another online class, this time the objective of the class was for each student to choose a Trainer and their Pokémon and write a dissertation about it.

The Indigo Academy briefly appeared in a flashback in HZ040, where it was revealed that a group of Pokémon Breeders joined the teachers during each student's interviews. These Pokémon Breeders are responsible for raising the first partner Pokémon that will go to each of the students. In this episode, Liko met Manya, one of these breeders.

In HZ046, Liko transferred to Naranja Academy and it was revealed that Ann did the same.


Auditorium: During the beginning of the school year, students receive a lecture in the auditorium about the World of Pokémon from the Headmistress.

Battlefields: Battlefields are available for students to use to practice their battling. In The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One), Ann and Liko watched as a Machoke battled against an Espeon on one of the battlefields. Later, they had a battle against each other with their Oshawott and Sprigatito, respectively.

Dorms: It is shown that each student at Indigo Academy has a room that they share with another classmate. Liko shared his room with Ann during his stay there. Liko and Ann's room is number 303.

Clocktower: Indigo Academy has a clocktower, where Friede and Amethio have their first battle there during Liko's escape from the Explorers.

Auditorium Classroom Battlefield
Entrance Dormitory Clocktower


Staff roster

This list is of the characters that are part of the Indigo Academy staff that appeared during the events of Pokémon Horizons: The Series.

Headmistress Liko's homeroom teacher Dormitory housemother Night watchman


This list is of characters linked to Indigo Academy but are not officially part of the staff.

Manya Unnamed Pokémon Breeders

Known students

Current students

Liko Ann

Former students

Alex Lucca

Pokémon seen at the school

Used by employees


Given to new Trainers

As part of the academic cycle at Indigo Academy, each student receives a traditional first partner Pokémon from one of the several regions of the Pokémon world. Unlike the Pokémon received by Pokémon Professor, the Pokémon received is random and not previously chosen by its future Pokémon Trainer.



Indigo Academy students also receive a Rotom Phone, with some basic functions installed on it, such as a version of the Pokédex.

Rotom Phone

In the manga

Indigo Academy in Pocket Monsters

Pocket Monsters

Indigo Academy appeared in the Pocket Monsters manga.

Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~

Indigo Academy appeared in the Pocket Monsters ~ Liko's Treasure ~ manga.

In other languages

Language Title
  Finnish Indigo-akatemia
  French Académie Indigo
  Italian Accademia Blu
  Polish Akademia Indigo
  Brazilian Portuguese Academia Índigo
  European Spanish Academia Indigo
  Swedish Indigoskola

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