Butwal Island

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Butwal Island
クネンボ島 Kunenbo Island
Butwal Island.png
Region Orange Archipelago
Anime debut Pokémon Food Fight!
Location of Butwal Island in the Orange Archipelago

Butwal Island (Japanese: クネンボ島 Kunenbo Island) is an island in the northeastern region of the Orange Archipelago.

The island is particularly lush and has lots of wild plants that Pokémon love to eat. The island is too small to have an airport or a seaport, so supplies of Pokémon food from Valencia Island are parachuted onto the island weekly by plane.

Ash and his friends visited the island in Pokémon Food Fight!. They met Gulzar, a local Trainer, after accidentally trying to some flowers which were actually a part of Gulzar's headband. Gulzar declared that he was the greatest Grass-type Trainer in the Orange Islands, so Ash challenged him to a battle to prove it. During the match, Snorlax's Poké Ball slipped out of Ash's pocket and broke on a rock. The match ended after Snorlax tried to eat Gulzar's Gloom, and Gulzar fled the scene still feeling upset about the confrontation.

With Snorlax unable to be recalled, Ash and his friends were forced to move the large and sleeping Pokémon through the mountains and later reached the local Pokémon Center to have the Poké Ball fixed.

Pokémon seen on Butwal Island

Gulzar Gloom.png
Gulzar's Gloom


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese クネンボ島 Kunenbo Tō From 九年母 kunenbo, a variant of tangor
English, German Butwal Island Possibly a reference to the sweet citrus found in Butwal
Italian Isola Butwal From its English name
Korean 향귤섬 Hyanggyul Seom From 향귤 hyanggyul, bitter orange
Chinese 香橘島 / 香橘岛 Xiāngjú Dǎo / Hēunggwāt Dóu* From 香橘 xiāngjú / hēunggwāt, fragrant orange
红莲岛 Hónglián Dǎo* Misinterpretation of Japanese name as Cinnabar Island

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 ShowboatPummelo Stadium

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