The Orange League (Japanese: オレンジリーグ Orange League) is the regional Pokémon League of the Orange Archipelago. It consists of four regular Gym Leaders and one Supreme Gym Leader, all of whom form the Orange Crew (Japanese: サザンクロス Southern Cross). It has been established for over 300 years.
The Orange League is perhaps the least conventional of all the existing regional Pokémon Leagues, as it focuses less on Pokémon battling and more on how Trainers interact with their individual Pokémon in many different circumstances. Trainers taking the Orange League challenge are said to be tougher than those in the Indigo League. Competing in the Orange League is different from competing in other Pokémon Leagues: Trainers must earn only four Gym Badges instead of the usual eight. Additionally, there is no Pokémon League Conference.
According to Tracey, young Trainers from the Orange Archipelago typically begin their journey on Tangelo Island and work their way around the islands, winning Badges along the way. The Trainers' final destination is Pummelo Island, where the top Gym Leader in the Orange Crew, called the Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader, can be battled. Those who defeat the Supreme Gym Leader in a Full Battle take the title of Honored Trainer*, as well as the coveted Winner's Trophy. A photo featuring the winning Trainer with the trophy on hand and all six Pokémon that have participated in the Full Battle will be kept in the Palace of Victory, together with the footprints of the Trainer and the Pokémon.
The Orange League has only been featured in the anime and in the manga The Electric Tale of Pikachu, as the Orange Archipelago is not accessible in any of the games.
|Anime-exclusive||Region: Orange Archipelago|
|Water Gun target test
|Climb mountain (to qualify)
Freeze a geyser race
Build a Toboggan
Sea Ruby Badge
Same-type Pokémon battle
Spike Shell Badge
|Double Battle|| |
Jade Star Badge
Supreme Gym Leader
Head Leader Yūji
|Full Battle|| |
Honor at the
Palace of Victory
- The Japanese title of the Orange Crew, Southern Cross, is a reference to the real Southern Cross constellation that marks the southern sky. It consists of four main stars in a kite shape and a smaller one near the middle. It is often used as a symbol for real countries in the southern hemisphere, such as Australia and Brazil, and also the Orange Archipelago, which is located south of the Kanto region. The locations of the four Orange League Gyms correspond with the main stars in the Southern Cross, with Pummelo Island near the center.
- This is the first Pokémon League that Ash won, and had been the only one until Ash won the Manalo Conference.
In other languages
|The Pokémon League|
Trainer • Battle • Gym Leaders
Gyms • Badges • Referee
Elite Four • Orange League
Pokémon League Conferences
Indigo • Silver • Ever Grande • Lily of the Valley
Vertress • Lumiose • Manalo
|Regional Pokémon Leagues|
Indigo • Orange* • Johto • Hoenn • Sinnoh
Unova • Kalos • Alola • Galar • Paldea
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception Gate • Hall of Fame
Palace of Victory • Cerulean Cave
Pokémon Association • PIA
World Coronation Series
(Masters Eight Tournament)
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