Mandarin Island South

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Mandarin Island South
マンダリン島 Mandarin Island
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Region Orange Archipelago
Anime debut The Mandarin Island Miss Match
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Location of Mandarin Island South in the Orange Archipelago

Mandarin Island South (Japanese: マンダリン島 Mandarin Island) is located in the southern end of the Orange Archipelago. It is the largest island in the chain.

Mandarin Island South is home to many big cities and a large stadium, though much of the island is desert.

In the anime, Prima of the Elite Four trains here during the off-season. Once a week, she gives lectures and demonstrates Pokémon battling techniques. This suggests a parallel between the Sevii Islands in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and the Orange Archipelago, as the in-game information says that Lorelei is from Four Island.

There is another village in Mandarin Island that is home to Ralph and Emily. It is a small, older village with many unremodeled buildings. Then, across a large desert, is another town with a Pokémon Center and an Officer Jenny. Next to the Pokémon Center in this town is a path that leads to Trovitopolis, a bustling city.

Places of interest

The outback of Mandarin Island is mostly desert

Mandarin Desert

The Mandarin Desert is a large desert located on the outback of Mandarin Island South. It was featured in Get Along, Little Pokémon.

Unnamed city

An unnamed city located on the shore of Mandarin Island South appears in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

Lunch area

An outdoor lunch area with tables and chairs so the Trainers on the island can relax and eat outside with their Pokémon while staring out into the sea. Prima seems to like having lunch at this spot.

Mandarin Stadium

Mandarin Stadium

A large stadium located in town where Prima gives her Pokémon Lectures. People come from all around to see them. It is a very large stadium that can fit a large quantity of people.

Prima's house

Prima's house is located on the edge of town, looking out above the ocean. It is a large house, almost like a mansion. On the side of her house, after heading down the stairs of the back porch, is a large, fenced in Pokémon Stadium. Here, Prima battles opponents who come to her house to challenge her.


Yambera is a quaint village home to many historical sites.

Unnamed town

Unnamed town

An unnamed town located in the outback of Mandarin Island South appears in Get Along, Little Pokémon. Due to its location, the town is isolated from other settlements and relies on electricity generated by various Magnemite. The Pokémon Center in this town resembles a ranch house with a "P" over the door.


The city of Trovitopolis is very large city with tall buildings everywhere. The city is known for its very complex sewer system. At the pier, there is a ferry that travels to Trovita Island in only a few minutes.

Pokémon seen on Mandarin Island South

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Emily Ralph Caterpie.png
Mandarin Island South Orange Butterfree.png
Ralph Pidgey.png
Emily Ralph Raticate.png
Emily Maria.png
Maria Tony.png
Ralph Tony.png
Maria Tony.png
Emily Ralph Vulpix.png
Emily Ralph Oddish.png
Mandarin Island South Persian.png
Lorelei Cloyster Blizzard.png
Mandarin Island South Machamp.png
Lorelei Slowbro Disable.png
Ethan Magnemite.png
Ethan Number Six.png
Magnemite → Magneton
Lorelei Dewgong.png
Lorelei Slowbro.png
Lorelei Cloyster.png
Lorelei Dewgong.png
Lorelei Jynx.png
Ethan Tauros.png
Ethan Jolteon.png


  • The island doesn't appear to have much in common with Mandarin Island North. It is believed that naming both islands the same name was a dubbing error, as the Japanese names are different for both.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese マンダリン島 Mandarin Tō From mandarin orange
English, German Mandarin Island South From its Japanese name
French Île Mandarine From its English name
Italian Isola dei Mandarini Sud From its English name
Spanish Isla Mandarina* From its English name
Isla Mandarín* From its English name
Korean 만다린섬 Mandarin Seom From its Japanese name
Chinese 小橘子島 / 小橘子岛 Xiǎojúzǐ Dǎo / Síugwātjí Dóu* From 小橘子 xiǎojúzǐ / síugwātjí' (small mandarin)
小柑橘岛 Xiǎogānjú Dǎo* From 小柑橘 xiǎoiǎogānjú' (small citrus)

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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