Valencia Island

Valencia Island
ダイダイ島 Daidai Island
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Region Orange Archipelago
Anime debut Poké Ball Peril
Location of Valencia Island in the Orange Archipelago

Valencia Island (Japanese: ダイダイ島 Daidai Island) is located in the southwestern region of the Orange Archipelago.

Ash and his friends first crash-landed onto Valencia Island in Poké Ball Peril after a trip aboard Team Rocket’s blimp, beginning their adventures in the Orange Islands.

Valencia Island is home to Professor Ivy and her extensive lab. She studies the alternate coloration of certain Pokémon on the island, including Vileplume. The laboratory is nestled amongst dense forest and a wide bay. Brock decided to remain on Valencia to assist the Professor and her assistants with the research and general upkeep of the lab. However, he later left the facility prior to A Tent Situation, unable to speak of what occurred.

The island also has its own blimp station and Pokémon Center.


Professor Ivy's Laboratory Pokémon Center Blimp station

Pokémon seen on Valencia Island

Vileplume (multiple)
Paras (×2)
Nurse Joy's Chansey


  • Pokémon on Valencia Island having different colors than the same species elsewhere in the world is similar to the concept of regional forms, which would be introduced into the main series with Pokémon Sun and Moon, 17 years after Valencia Island's debut.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ダイダイ島 Daidai Tō From 橙 daidai (bitter orange)
English Valencia Island From Valencia orange
French Île de Valencia From its English name
German Valencia Insel From its English name
Italian Isola Valencia From its English name
Portuguese Ilha Valência From its English name
Spanish Isla Valencia From its English name
Korean 등자나무섬 Deungjanamu Seom From 등자나무 deungjanamu (bitter orange tree)
Chinese 岱柑島 / 岱柑岛 Dàigān Dǎo / Doihgām Dóu From 岱 dài / doih (partial transliteration of Japanese name) and 柑 gān / gām (citrus)
Danish Valenciaøen From English name
Polish Wyspa Walencja From its English name
Swedish Valenciaön From English name

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

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