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Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands

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Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands
Season 2
Season2 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Pokémon World
Episodes 36
(EP081 - EP116)
Region Orange Archipelago
Series Original series
Preceded by Pokémon: Indigo League
Followed by Pokémon: The Johto Journeys

Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands is the second season of the Pokémon anime. The 36-episode season showcases 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 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 line-up. The season began with Pallet Party Panic, which originally aired on December 4, 1999, and ended with The Rivalry Revival, which originally aired on October 14, 2000.

Adventures in the Orange Islands marked the beginning of the arc that spans between the Indigo League and the Johto saga which begins with Pokémon: The Johto Journeys.

See the list of Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands episodes for a list of episodes aired as part of this season.

Important events

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Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:


The following Pokémon are released:


Gym battles

Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:

Ash defeats the Head Leader:

North American DVD Releases

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

Australian DVD Releases


  • Many clips of Ash's adventures in the Orange Islands were first shown in the US via Pikachu's Jukebox.
  • This season has the longest season name totaling at 38 letters, tied up with Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors.
  • In Finland, this season was completely skipped.
  • The DVD boxset refers to the season as "Adventures On the Orange Islands" for an unknown reason.
    • The title is also sometimes listed as "Adventures In Orange Islands!"
  • Most of the episode scenes in the theme song are from the episode Pikachu Re-Volts!

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: XY

Project Anime logo.png This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.