Orange Archipelago

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Orange Archipelago オレンジ諸島
Orange Islands
A complete map of the Orange Islands in relation to Kanto and Johto
Introduction Pokémon anime
Professor Professor Ivy
First partner Pokémon None
Regional Villains Team Rocket
Pokémon League Orange League
League Location Pummelo Island
Pokédex List {{{pokelist}}}
Series Original series (The Beginning)
Season(s) Adventures in the Orange Islands (2)
Generation {{{generation}}}
Games {{{games}}}
Adventures Debut {{{manga}}}

The Orange Archipelago (Japanese: オレンジ諸島 Orange Islands), more commonly known as the Orange Islands, is a large chain of tropical islands located south of Kanto and Johto.

Anime map of the Orange Islands

In the anime

The Orange Islands were likely developed as the setting for a filler arc while the next generation of games was still under development. According to a map released with The Rise of Darkrai, they are located around the same area as New Island and the later-introduced Sevii Islands, with the latter also existing in the games, unlike the anime-original archipelago.

Pokémon Trainers come here to participate in the Orange League, but its tropical climate also attracts many tourists. One effect of the climate is the presence of alternately colored Pokémon. The Officer Jennys and Nurse Joys of the archipelago dress in slightly different attire than those of the other regions, and some appear to have tans. Most of the scattered islands in the archipelago are named after types of oranges or other various citrus, and many are deserted.

Ancient texts identify the central region of the archipelago as the source of all the waters of the world and possibly the origin of life.


Image Name Debut Location Areas of interest
  Valencia Island A Scare in the Air  
  Tangelo Island The Lost Lapras   Pokémon Park
  Mikan Island Fit to be Tide   Mikan Gym
  Mandarin Island North Pikachu Re-Volts  
  Sunburst Island The Crystal Onix  
  Pinkan Island In the Pink  
  Fukuhara Island No. 4 Shell Shock  
  Kinnow Island Bye Bye Psyduck   Pokémon Showboat
  Unnamed island The Joy of Pokémon  
  Navel Island Navel Maneuvers   Navel Gym
  Seven Grapefruit Islands Snack Attack!  
  Moro Island A Shipful of Shivers   Ghost ship
  Golden Island Meowth Rules!  
  Murcott Island Tracey Gets Bugged  
  Unnamed island A Way Off Day Off  
  Mandarin Island South The Mandarin Island Miss Match   Yambera
  Trovita Island Misty Meets Her Match!   Trovita Gym
  Fairchild Island Bound for Trouble  
  Shamouti Island The Power of One  
  Fire Island The Power of One  
  Lightning Island The Power of One  
  Ice Island The Power of One  
  Unnamed island Pikachu's Rescue Adventure  
  Cleopatra Island Charizard Chills  
  Ascorbia Island The Pokémon Water War  
  Butwal Island Pokémon Food Fight!  
  Kumquat Island Pokémon Double Trouble   Kumquat Gym
  Rind Island The Wacky Watcher!  
  Unnamed island The Stun Spore Detour  
  Pummelo Island Hello, Pummelo!   Pummelo Stadium
  Tarroco Island Viva Las Lapras  
  Hamlin Island The Underground Round Up  


Main article: Orange League

Only four Orange League Badges are required to participate in championship competition, held on Pummelo Island. Unlike Gyms in other regions, the Orange League requires participants to complete challenges for the leaders of the Orange League, the Orange Crew.

Compared to the Gym Leaders of the other regions Ash has visited, the challenges set by the Orange Crew are not restricted to a building serving as the Gym, with Danny's tasks involving a mountain while Cissy and Rudy had a portion of their challenges involving the ocean. Only Luana hosted hers in a Gym arena although this was an extension to her hotel.

Orange League
Anime-exclusive Region: Orange Archipelago
Gym Leader
Challenge Prize
アツミ Atsumi
Mikan Island
Natsukan Island
Water Gun target test
Surfing race
Coral-Eye Badge
ダン Dan
Navel Island
Navel Island
Climb mountain (to qualify)
Freeze a geyser race
Build a Toboggan
Toboggan race
Sea Ruby Badge
ジギー Ziggy
Trovita Island
Yuzu Island
Target test
Same-type Pokémon battle
Spike Shell Badge
ルリコ Ruriko
Kumquat Island
Liǔchéng Island
Double Battle  
Jade Star Badge
Supreme Gym Leader
ヘッドリーダー ユウジ
Head Leader Yūji
Pummelo Island
Kankitsu Island
Full Battle  
Winner's Trophy
Honor at the
Palace of Victory

In the manga

The Orange Islands in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

The Orange Islands were featured from The Orange Islands to Pikachu's Plan, adapting several events of Ash's adventures in the archipelago, including his captures of Lapras and Snorlax, his Gym battle with Rudy, and his Full Battle against Drake. Unlike in the anime, where he traveled with Misty and Tracey, he mostly travels around the archipelago alone in this adaptation, with Tracey not appearing at all. His main motivation for traveling there, the GS Ball, is also absent.

Pokémon Newspaper Strip

In Pokémon Newspaper Strip, this location is mistakenly referred to as "Orange Island" when it is mentioned in an object-matching puzzle: "Four Pokémon took a plane to Orange Island and got their baggage mixed up!"


  • The region is only called the Orange Archipelago three times, twice in Pallet Party Panic and once in The Lost Lapras. It is otherwise exclusively referred to as the Orange Islands.
  • The Orange Archipelago is the only place where Ash competed in a Pokémon League that did not appear in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, although it was mentioned in Ride, Lapras, Ride!.
  • The Orange Archipelago shares several notable similarities with the Alola region, which was introduced six generations later:
    • Both are tropical archipelagos.
    • Both feature regional form Pokémon.
    • Instead of traditional battle-based Gyms, the regions focus on other kinds of challenges.
    • Entering the local Pokémon League in both regions requires defeating four notable Trainers on four different islands.
    • Ash has won the local Pokémon League on both archipelagos.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 橘子群島 Gwātjí Kwàhndóu *
香橙群島 Hēungcháang Kwàhndóu *
Mandarin 橘子群島 / 橘子群岛 Júzǐ Qúndǎo *
柑橘群岛 Gānjú Qúndǎo*
  Danish Orange Øhav
  Dutch Orange Islands
  Finnish Orange-saaret
  French Archipel Orange
Îles Orange
  German Orange-Inseln
  Hindi Orange Islands
  Icelandic Orangeeyjurnar
  Italian Arcipelago Orange
Isole Orange
  Korean 오렌지제도 Orange Jedo
  Norwegian Orange-øyene
Orange Islands*
  Polish Wyspy Pomarańczowe*
Wyspy Pomarańczy*
Wyspy Oranżowe*
Pomarańczowy Archipelag/Archipelag Walencja*
Portuguese   Brazil Ilhas Laranja
  Portugal Ilhas Laranjas
  Russian Оранжевые острова Oranzhevye Ostrova*
Острова Орендж Ostrova Orendzh*
  Spanish Islas Naranja
  Swedish Apelsinöarna
Oranga öarna*
  Tamil Orange Islands
  Telugu Orange Islands
  Turkish Portaklal Adaları

Orange Archipelago
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 ShowboatPummelo Stadium

Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh (HisuiBattle Zone) • Unova
KalosAlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
Side series White CityOrre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube IslandAeos Island
TCG Southern IslandsPuzzle ContinentHolonParallel Worlds
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Ranger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

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