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Rind Island

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Rind Island
タンカン島 Tankan Island
Rind Island.png
Region Orange Archipelago
Anime debut The Wacky Watcher!
Location of Rind Island in the Orange Archipelago

Rind Island (Japanese: タンカン島 Tankan Island) is a tiny deserted island in the northern region of the Orange Archipelago.

Pokémon watchers come from around the world to see the pilgrimage and mass evolution of Magikarp here.

Places of interest

Rind River

A river that leads out into the ocean and goes through the whole island. Once a year, Magikarp from all over the Orange Islands come back here to their birthplace and after strengthening themselves up by swimming everywhere, try swimming upstream to the top of the river. They have to try to swim up currents and waterfalls to get to the top. The ones that do get to the top, swim around in the lake at the top until nighttime, then half of them evolve into Gyarados. Once the evolution process has ended, they swim back downstream and leave. Quincy T. Quackenpoker observes this.

Pokémon seen on Rind Island

Rind Island Magikarp.png
Rind Island Gyarados.png
Magikarp → Gyarados


  • On the map from the bundled DVD, the island is misnamed Millsweet Island.
  • Its English name comes from the botanical term for the thick outer skin of a fruit, like a peel.
    • The name Millsweet comes from the lime Millsweet limetta, also known as the sweet lime.
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Orange Archipelago
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