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Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands
Season 2
Season2 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Pokémon Theme
Pokémon World
Episodes 60
Region Kanto (EP052 - EP081, EP115 - EP116)
Orange Archipelago (EP082 - EP114)
Series Original series
Preceded by Pokémon: Indigo League
Followed by Pokémon: The Johto Journeys

Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands (originally branded on Kids' WB! as Pokémon: Orange Island Adventures) is the second season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It concludes Ash's journey in the Kanto region as he competes in the Indigo Plateau Conference, followed by the adventures of Ash, Misty, and Tracey in the Orange Islands before they return to Pallet Town. The subtitle "Adventures in the Orange Islands" is not used within the broadcast episodes, but was later added by the DVD boxed sets to distinguish it from the later seasons.

It originally aired as part of the 1999-2000 Kids' WB! Saturday morning lineup. The season began with Princess vs. Princess, which originally aired on September 4, 1999, and ended with Charizard Chills, which originally aired on September 2, 2000; it was later extended to include all of the episodes until the end of Pokémon the Series: The Beginning with The Rivalry Revival. This season originally included Holiday Hi-Jynx, Stage Fight!, and The Mandarin Island Miss Match, which were all later removed from rotation.

It is preceded by Pokémon: Indigo League and succeeded by Pokémon: The Johto Journeys.


Ash’s journey to the top of the Indigo League continues—but will his friendship with fellow Pokémon League competitor Richie endanger his chances? With his Kanto journey completed, Ash finds there’s still plenty to see and do when Professor Oak sends him and his friends to the Orange Islands. Brock falls head-over-heels for the attractive Professor Ivy and decides to stay with her, leaving Ash and Misty alone as a dynamic duo—at least until they meet intrepid Pokémon watcher Tracey Sketchit!

Important events

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:


The following Pokémon are released:


Gym battles

Ash battles the following Gym Leaders:

Indigo League

Badge Opponent Epicode Result
Volcano Badge Blaine EP058
EP059 Victory
Earth Badge Team Rocket
(substituting for Giovanni)
EP063 Victory

Orange League

Reward Opponent Epicode Result
Coral-Eye Badge Cissy EP085 Victory
Sea Ruby Badge Danny EP093 Victory
Spike Shell Badge Rudy EP103 Victory
Jade Star Badge Luana EP108 Victory
Winner's Trophy Drake EP111


The television definition is used by Region 4 home video releases and formerly on Pokémon TV, Netflix, Toonami Jetstream, and Cartoon Network Video. It includes the last third of the Indigo League arc and the first two-thirds of the Orange League arc of the anime.

The digital release definition is currently used by Pokémon TV, DisneyNOW, and digital home video releases. It includes the last third of the Indigo League arc and all episodes in the Orange League arc of the anime.

The home video definition is the definition used by Region 1 home video releases by VIZ Media. It includes all the episodes in the Orange League arc of the anime.

Due to the removal of Holiday Hi-Jynx, Stage Fight! and The Mandarin Island Miss Match from rotation, releases since 2014 do not include the episodes.

Epicode Episode Title Television
(prior to 2014)
(since 2014)
Digital release Home video
(prior to 2014)
Home video
(since 2014)
EP052 Princess vs. Princess 1 1 1 Part of S01 Part of S01
EP053 The Purr-fect Hero 2 2 2
EP058 Riddle Me This 3 3 3
EP059 Volcanic Panic 4 4 4
EP060 Beach Blank-Out Blastoise 5 5 5
EP061 The Misty Mermaid 6 6 6
EP062 Clefairy Tales 7 7 7
EP063 The Battle of the Badge 8 8 8
EP064 It's Mr. Mime Time 9 9 9
* Holiday Hi-Jynx 10
* Snow Way Out! 11 10 10
EP065 Showdown at the Po-ké Corral 12 11 11
EP066 The Evolution Solution 13 12 12
EP067 The Pi-Kahuna 14 13 13
EP068 Make Room for Gloom 15 14 14
EP069 Lights, Camera, Quack-tion! 16 15 15
EP070 Go West Young Meowth 17 16 16
EP071 To Master the Onixpected! 18 17 17
EP072 The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis 19 18 18
EP073 Bad to the Bone 20 19 19
EP074 All Fired Up! 21 20 20
EP075 Round One - Begin! 22 21 21
EP076 Fire and Ice 23 22 22
EP077 The Fourth Round Rumble 24 23 23
EP078 A Friend In Deed 25 24 24
EP079 Friend and Foe Alike 26 25 25
EP080 Friends to the End 27 26 26
EP081 Pallet Party Panic 28 27 27 1 1
EP082 A Scare in the Air 29 28 28 2 2
EP083 Poké Ball Peril 30 29 29 3 3
EP084 The Lost Lapras 31 30 30 4 4
EP085 Fit to be Tide 32 31 31 5 5
EP086 Pikachu Re-Volts 33 32 32 6 6
EP087 The Crystal Onix 34 33 33 7 7
EP088 In the Pink 35 34 34 8 8
EP089 Shell Shock! 36 35 35 9 9
EP090 Stage Fight! 37 10
EP091 Bye Bye Psyduck 38 36 36 11 10
EP092 The Joy of Pokémon 39 37 37 12 11
EP093 Navel Maneuvers 40 38 38 13 12
EP094 Snack Attack 41 39 39 14 13
EP095 A Shipful of Shivers 42 40 40 15 14
EP096 Meowth Rules! 43 41 41 16 15
EP097 Tracey Gets Bugged 44 42 42 17 16
EP098 A Way Off Day Off 45 43 43 18 17
EP099 The Mandarin Island Miss Match 46 19
EP100 Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon? 47 44 44 20 18
EP101 Get Along, Little Pokémon 48 45 45 21 19
EP102 The Mystery Menace 49 46 46 22 20
EP103 Misty Meets Her Match 50 47 47 23 21
EP104 Bound For Trouble 51 48 48 24 22
EP105 Charizard Chills 52 49 49 25 23
EP106 The Pokémon Water War Part of S03 Part of S03 50 26 24
EP107 Pokémon Food Fight! 51 27 25
EP108 Pokémon Double Trouble 52 28 26
EP109 The Wacky Watcher! 53 29 27
EP110 The Stun Spore Detour 54 30 28
EP111 Hello, Pummelo! 55 31 29
EP112 Enter The Dragonite 56 32 30
EP113 Viva Las Lapras 57 33 31
EP114 The Underground Round Up 58 34 32
EP115 A Tent Situation 59 35 33
EP116 The Rivalry Revival 60 36 34

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Adventures in the Orange Islands home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Adventures in the Orange Islands home video releases (Region 4)


  • Many clips of Ash's adventures in the Orange Archipelago were first shown in the United States via Pikachu's Jukebox.
  • This season has the longest name, totaling at 28 letters.
  • In Finland, the Orange Archipelago arc was completely skipped.
  • This was the last season of the anime to air in Russia before it went on a hiatus that wouldn't be broken until Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl was dubbed and aired seven years later.
  • This season was originally branded on Kids' WB! as Pokémon: Orange Island Adventures.
  • Older home video releases refer to the season as "Pokémon: Adventures On The Orange Islands" (in the United States) or "Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands" (in Australia). Newer DVD releases refer to the season as "Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands".
    • On Pokémon.com, the logo reads "Pokémon: Adventures In Orange Islands 1". This logo is likely derived from the cover of the US DVD release Pokémon: Adventures On The Orange Islands 1.

In other languages

External links

See also

Original series (list) Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Ruby and Sapphire (list) AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and Pearl (list) Diamond and PearlBattle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & White (list) Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XY (list) XYKalos QuestXYZ (Mega Evolution Specials)
Sun & Moon (list) Sun & MoonUltra Adventures‎Ultra Legends
Journeys (list) JourneysMaster JourneysUltimate Journeys (The Arceus Chronicles)
Horizons (list) Horizons
Specials (list) Pikachu's Winter VacationSide StoriesPokémon Chronicles
Planetarium specialsPikachu shorts
Mewtwo ReturnsThe Legend of Thunder!Pichu Bros. in Party Panic
The Mastermind of Mirage PokémonPokémon Ranger: Guardian SignsA Ripple in Time
Complete listMoviesOther anime series

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