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Seven Grapefruit Islands
ザボン七島 Seven Zabon Islands
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Region Orange Archipelago
Anime debut Snack Attack!
Location of Seven Grapefruit Islands in the Orange Archipelago

The Seven Grapefruit Islands (Japanese: ザボン七島 Seven Zabon Islands) are a chain of seven tiny isles in the eastern region of the Orange Archipelago. The islands grow grapefruits, and is the only place where they grow them in the Orange Islands. The people on these islands also make the grapefruit peels into candies.

Although the islands are famous for their grapefruits, they were not grown naturally. The people on the island grow the grapefruit. Each island is covered in grapefruit trees. The grapefruits on the islands, although are very delicious, are very difficult to eat because of the tough peels. The grapefruits grown on the islands are larger than a regular grapefruit.

When a hungry Snorlax traversed the islands in search for food, Ruby put the area on lockdown because she feared for the survival of the grapefruit.


Places of interest

Grapefruit Headquarters

The headquarters of the Grapefruit Islands. In here, there is an electronic map of the seven islands, and when grapefruit is being stolen, the island on the map starts to glow and blink. It is where Ruby watches the Grapefruit Islands for poachers stealing her grapefruit. Outside, the building looks like a warehouse. It is also a place where grapefruit can be stored. The building is located on Grapefruit Island No. 3. Ash and his friends built a stage for Jigglypuff here.

Processing Plant

This building is mentioned in the anime, but not shown. It is not known what it does, or what island it is on.

In the anime

In Snack Attack, a Snorlax was roaming from island to island eating grapefruits from the trees. When Ash and his friends saved the islands, Ash caught the Snorlax.

Pokémon seen on the Seven Grapefruit Islands

In the manga

The Seven Grapefruit Islands in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

The Seven Grapefruit Islands appeared in Attack of the Demon Stomach.

Pokémon seen on the Seven Grapefruit Islands

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  • Grapefruit Island No. 3 is the largest of the seven.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ザボン七島 Zabon Nanashima From 朱欒 / 香欒 zabon, pomelo
English Seven Grapefruit Islands From grapefruit, a citrus fruit commonly misidentified as pomelo
French Îles Pamplemousse From pamplemousse (grapefruit)
German Sieben Grapefruit Islands From its English name
Italian Le sette Isole del Pompelmo From pompelmo (grapefruit)
Spanish Siete Islas Pomelo* From pomelo
Siete Islas Toronja* From toronja (grapefruit)
Korean 칠주란군도 Chiljuran Gundo From 주란 (朱欒) juran, pomelo
Chinese 果實七島 / 果实七岛 Guǒshí Qīdǎo / Gwósaht Chātdóu* From 果實 guǒshí / gwósaht (fruit)
胡柚七岛 Húyòu Qīdǎo* From 胡柚 húyòu, a variety of pomelo
Danish Seven Grapefruit-øerne From English name
Norwegian De syv Grapefruktøyene From English name
Polish Siedem Wysp Grejpfrutowych From English name
Sweden De sju grapefruktöarna From English name

Orange Archipelago
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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 Park
Pokémon ShowboatPummelo Stadium

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