Journey to the Orange Islands

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Journey to the Orange Islands
ISBN: 0439169429
Published: May 2000
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Tracey West
Preceded By: Return of the Squirtle Squad
Succeeded By: Secret of the Pink Pokémon

Journey to the Orange Islands by Tracey West is the ninth book of the adaptation of the Pokémon anime. It was published by Scholastic and is 84 pages in length. It is the first book to take place in the Orange Islands. The book is based on the episodes A Scare in the Air, Poké Ball Peril, and The Lost Lapras.

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It's good-bye to an old friend, and hello to a new one in the biggest adventure of Ash's life!

When Professor Oak sends Ash on a mission to the Orange Islands, surprises await the young Pokémon trainer at every turn.

One member of Ash's team will say good-bye forever, maybe. A stranger will join the posse. But who is he really? And a gentle new Pokémon called Lapras is discovered- only it may perish without Ash's help.

Major events



Pokémon debuts






  • The back of the book says that this is the first of three books to take place in the Orange Islands, while in reality, eight books in the series take place in the Orange Islands.

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Pokémon anime novelizations
Original series: I Choose You!Island of the Giant PokémonAttack of the Prehistoric PokémonNight in the Haunted Tower
Team Rocket Blasts Off!Charizard, Go!Splashdown in Cerulean CityReturn of the Squirtle Squad
Orange Islands: Journey to the Orange IslandsSecret of the Pink PokémonThe Four-Star ChallengeScyther, Heart of a Champion
Race to DangerTalent ShowdownPsyduck Ducks OutThundershock in Pummelo Stadium
The Johto Journeys: Go West, Young AshAsh Ketchum, Pokémon DetectivePrepare for TroubleBattle for the Zephyr Badge
The Chikorita ChallengeAll Fired UpAsh to the RescueSecrets of the GS BallPrize Pokémon
Teaming Up With TotodileTough EnoughWinner Takes All
Advanced Generation: Haunted!Phantom UnmaskedTeam Rocket TruceCelebi RescueGrovyle TroubleDeoxys in Danger
Diamond & Pearl: Pokémon AcademyThe Lost RioluCoal Badge BattleWorld of Sinnoh
Movies: The Art of Pokémon The First MovieThe Art of Pokémon the Movie 2000The Art of Pokémon the Movie 3: Spell of the Unown
Mewtwo Strikes BackMewtwo ReturnsPokémon the Movie 2000Pokémon the Movie 3Pokémon 4Ever
Destiny DeoxysLucario and the Mystery of MewPokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaThe Rise of Darkrai
Pikachu's VacationPikachu's Rescue AdventurePikachu and Pichu
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