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Pokémon: Indigo League

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Pokémon: Indigo League
Season 1
Season1 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Pokémon Theme
Episodes 79 (3 skipped)
(EP001 - EP080)
Region Kanto
Series Original series
Preceded by None
Followed by Pokémon: 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 by the DVD boxed sets to distinguish it from the later seasons.

In Canada, the series was picked up by YTV. In the United States, the first forty episodes (excluding three) aired in syndication in 1998, with the rest of the thirty-nine episodes were ran and picked up by Kids' WB! starting with The Problem with Paras in 1999. The season began with Pokémon, I Choose You!, which originally aired on September 8, 1998, and ended with Friends to the End, which originally aired on November 27, 1999.

This season was then followed by the Orange Islands 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


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:


The following Pokémon are released:


Gym battles

Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:

Home video releases

North American home video releases

Main article: List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 1)

Australian home video releases

Main article: List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 4)


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.