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Pokémon: Indigo League
Season 1
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Pokémon: Indigo League title screen.
Opening Pokémon Theme
Episodes 81
(EP001 - EP081)
Region Kanto
Series Original series
Preceded by None
Followed by Pokémon: The Adventures in the Orange Islands

Pokémon: Indigo League (known at the time it was first aired simply as Pokémon) is the first dubbed season of the Pokémon anime. The season follows rookie Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum, his Pikachu, and his friends Misty and Brock as they travel across the Kanto region. The subtitle "Indigo League" is not used within the episodes, but was later added both by fans and by the DVD boxed sets to distinguish it from the later seasons.

In Canada, the series was picked up by YTV. In the US, the series originally aired in syndication, but was picked up by Kids' WB! starting with March of the Exeggutor Squad. The season began with Pokémon, I Choose You!, which originally aired on September 8, 1998, and ended with Pallet Party Panic, which originally aired on December 4, 1999.

This season was then followed by the Orange Islands filler arc, which was created to allow time for the development of Pokémon Gold and Silver, and when dubbed, served the same purpose for the translation of the aforementioned games.

See the list of Pokémon: Indigo League episodes for a list of episodes aired as part of this season.

Important events

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Party changes

Additions

The following Pokémon are obtained:

Evolutions

The following Pokémon evolve:

Releases

The following Pokémon are released:

Other

Gym battles

Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:


DVD Release

Logo for the season

Trivia

  • With 81 episodes, this is the longest season of the dub yet.

In other languages



Original series: Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Advanced Generation series: AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl series: Diamond and PearlBattle Dimension
Galactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Best Wishes series: Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova
XY series: Pokémon the Series: XYKalos Quest
Project Anime logo.png This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.