Indigo League

If you were looking for the first season of the Pokémon anime, Pokémon: Indigo League, see S01.

The Indigo League (Japanese: セキエイリーグ Sekiei League) is the regional Pokémon League of the Kanto region. It consists of a network of eight Gyms and the Elite Four. Depending on the context, the Indigo League can also be called the Kanto League or simply the Pokémon League.

Pokémon Trainers who earn eight Gym Badges from sanctioned Indigo League Gyms qualify to participate in Indigo League competitions, one of which is the Indigo Plateau Conference.

The Johto League and Indigo League share a single group of Elite Four and Champion; eight Badges from either region will allow a Trainer to battle the Elite Four at Indigo Plateau.

Gym Leaders

Indigo League
I, II, III, IV, and VII Region: Kanto
Gym Leader
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Badge
 
Brock
タケシ Takeshi
Pewter City
ニビシティ
Nibi City
Rock  
Boulder Badge
 
Misty
カスミ Kasumi
Cerulean City
ハナダシティ
Hanada City
Water  
Cascade Badge
 
Lt. Surge
マチス Matis
Vermilion City
クチバシティ
Kuchiba City
Electric  
Thunder Badge
 
Erika
エリカ Erika
Celadon City
タマムシシティ
Tamamushi City
Grass  
Rainbow Badge
 
Koga
キョウ Kyō I III VII
 
Janine
アンズ Anzu II IV
Fuchsia City
セキチクシティ
Sekichiku City
Poison  
Soul Badge
 
Sabrina
ナツメ Natsume
Saffron City
ヤマブキシティ
Yamabuki City
Psychic  
Marsh Badge
 
Blaine
カツラ Katsura
Cinnabar Island
グレンじま
Guren Island I III VII
Fire  
Volcano Badge
Seafoam Islands
ふたごじま
Twin Islands II IV
 
Giovanni
サカキ Sakaki I III VII
 
Blue
グリーン Green II IV VII
Viridian City
トキワシティ
Tokiwa City
Ground Various  

Earth Badge

Elite Four and Champion

Generation I, III, and VII

Indigo League
Generation Generations I, III, and VII
Member
Japanese
Type
 
Lorelei
カンナ Kanna
Ice
 
Bruno
シバ Siba
Fighting
 
Agatha
キクコ Kikuko
Ghost
 
Lance
ワタル Wataru
Dragon
 
Champion
Blue
グリーン Green I III
 
Champion
Trace
シン Shin VII
Various Various


Generation II and Generation IV

Indigo League
Generation II and IV
Member
Japanese
Type
 
Will
イツキ Itsuki
Psychic
 
Koga
キョウ Kyō
Poison
 
Bruno
シバ Siba
Fighting
 
Karen
カリン Karin
Dark
 
Champion
Lance
ワタル Wataru
Dragon


In the anime

 
Visquez, the substitute Gym Leader of Vermilion City

The Indigo League is notable in the anime for being the only one among all the regional Leagues to have undergone changes in its line-up of Gym Leaders during the course of the anime.

Trivia

  • Each of the Kanto Gym Leaders—except Sabrina and (in some games) Blaine—has a type disadvantage against the next Gym Leader.
    • Brock's Rock-type is weak to Misty's Water type.
    • Misty's Water type is weak to Lt. Surge's Electric type.
    • Lt. Surge's Electric type is resisted by Erika's Grass type.
    • Erika's Grass type is weak to Koga's Poison type.
    • Koga's Poison type is weak to Sabrina's Psychic type.
    • Sabrina is the exception, as the Sabrina's Psychic type is neutral against Blaine's Fire type.
    • Blaine's Fire type is weak to Giovanni's Ground type. Blue does not have a type specialty, so Blaine is not weak to the following Gym Leader's type when Blue is the Viridian Gym Leader.
  • In Generations I, III, and VII, each of the Kanto Elite Four—except Agatha—has a type disadvantage against the next Elite Four member; additionally, the last member has a type disadvantage against the first.
    • Lorelei's Ice type is weak to Bruno's Fighting type.
    • Bruno's Fighting type does not affect Agatha's Ghost type.
    • Agatha is the exception, as Agatha's Ghost type is neutral against Lance's Dragon type.
    • Lance's Dragon type is weak to Lorelei's Ice type.
  • In Generations II and IV, each of the Kanto Elite Four has a type disadvantage against the previous Elite Four member.
    • Will is the first of the Kanto Elite Four.
    • Koga's Poison type is weak to Will's Psychic type.
    • Bruno's Fighting type is resisted by Koga's Poison type.
    • Karen's Dark type is weak to, and resisted by, Bruno's Fighting type.


  The Pokémon League  
Participation
TrainerBattleGym Leaders
GymsBadgesReferee
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Champion League
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver GrandeLily of the Valley
VertressLumioseManalo
Regional Pokémon Leagues
IndigoOrange*JohtoHoennSinnoh
UnovaKalosAlolaGalar
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateHall of Fame
Palace of VictoryCerulean Cave
Others
Pokémon AssociationPIA
World Coronation Series