Pummelo Stadium

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Pummelo Stadium
カンキツスタジアム Kankitsu Stadium
Pummelo Stadium.png
Location Pummelo Island
Gym Leader Drake
Prize Winner's Trophy
Challenge Full Battle
Region Orange Archipelago
Pummelo Stadium Battlefield.png

Pummelo Stadium (Japanese: カンキツスタジアム Kankitsu Stadium) is the main landmark of Pummelo Island. The leader of Pummelo Stadium is Drake, the Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader. All four Orange League Gym Badges are required to challenge him. Trainers who defeat him in a Full Battle receive the Winner's Trophy and are accepted into the Orange League Hall of Fame.

In the anime

Pummelo Stadium appeared in three episodes of the anime: A Shipful of Shivers, Hello, Pummelo!, and Enter the Dragonite.

The stadium sits atop a hill overlooking the city. A statue of a Dragonite, the guardian of Pummelo Island, is situated at the top of the stadium. It is a Colosseum with lights and a scoreboard, its size rivaling even the stadium where the Indigo Plateau Conference is held. In the Winner's Cup Competition, whenever three of either Trainer's Pokémon are unable to battle, the field is changed.

Pummelo Stadium first appeared in a flashback in A Shipful of Shivers, when a Haunter created an illusion of its Trainer, the Captain, winning the Orange League three hundred years before, using his Gastly against another Trainer's Beedrill.

Ash challenged Drake for a Full Battle on his journey through the Orange Archipelago. Ash competed on a rock and water field and then a sand field. The long match went to Ash, and he and his Pokémon were honored in the Palace of Victory. It wouldn't seem that Ash had any obligation to take over as the Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader and defend the title against challengers as Drake does, however. After accepting the Winner's Trophy, he continued on to the Johto region to compete there.

Pokémon used in the Stadium

Drake's Ditto
Ditto was Drake's first Pokémon used against Ash. With its Transform, it was able to completely mimic Pikachu and match all of its attacks. However, in the end, Pikachu was able to outpace Ditto due to Ditto's physical condition remaining the same despite its transformation. It was defeated after Pikachu managed to stand up and knock Ditto to the ground with its tail after a prolonged race using Agility.

Ditto's only move is Transform.
Ditto has also used Thunder*, Thunder Shock*, Agility*, and Quick Attack* via Transform.

Debut Hello, Pummelo!
Voice actors
Japanese Kotono Mitsuishi
English Rachael Lillis
Drake's Onix
Onix was Ash's second opponent. Squirtle started the battle with a Water Gun, but Onix dodged it using Dig. Ash then decided to send Squirtle into the water only to be stopped a couple of feet shy by Onix emerging from underground which knocked Squirtle into the air before using Bind. Squirtle escaped Bind by using Hydro Pump. After using a Skull Bash on the now weak Onix, Ash's Squirtle won the battle.

Onix's known moves are Dig and Bind.

Debut Hello, Pummelo!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Drake's Gengar
Drake's third Pokémon against Ash was Gengar. Ash initially sent out Tauros, but after a failed attempt at Fissure which allowed Gengar to counter with Confuse Ray, Ash then switched for Lapras. Lapras avoided a Hypnosis attack by diving underwater where upon surfacing both Lapras and Gengar launched their respective Ice Beam and Night Shade attacks simultaneously which resulted in a massive explosion knocking out both Pokémon.

Gengar's known moves are Confuse Ray, Hypnosis, and Night Shade.

Debut Hello, Pummelo!
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Ted Lewis
Drake's Venusaur
Venusaur was Drake's fourth Pokémon, which faced off against Ash's Tauros. Tauros's Fissure didn't work due to the sand field's cushioning effect. However, after surviving Venusaur's Solar Beam, Tauros was able to defeat Venusaur with a Take Down attack.

Venusaur's known moves are Solar Beam and Vine Whip.

Debut Enter The Dragonite
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Eric Stuart
Drake's Electabuzz
Electabuzz was Drake's fifth Pokémon. Initially defeating Bulbasaur with ease, Charizard was able to withstand a Thunder Punch and a Thunder before defeating Electabuzz with Seismic Toss.

Electabuzz's known moves are Thunder Shock, Thunderbolt, Thunder Punch, and Thunder.

Debut Enter The Dragonite
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Sakaguchi
English Addie Blaustein
Drake's Dragonite
Main article: Drake's Dragonite

Knowing a variety of attacks, Dragonite was Drake's powerhouse and Drake's sixth and final Pokémon to be used in battle. Dragonite was used to battle against four of Ash's Pokémon - defeating his Charizard, Squirtle, Tauros, and even breaking from battle to send Team Rocket blasting off, before finally being defeated by a close-range Thunder from Ash's Pikachu.

Debut Hello, Pummelo!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi

In the manga

Pummelo Stadium in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Pummelo Stadium appeared in The Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader and Pikachu's Plan, where Ash challenged Drake after earning all four Orange League Gym Badges. After defeating Drake's Ditto with his Pikachu, Ash proceeded to defeat four other members of his team, forcing Drake to use his strongest Pokémon, Dragonite. The Dragon Pokémon proceeded to easily defeat Ash's Squirtle, and eventually also Ash's Charizard. However, Pikachu was able to defeat it by using Thunder inside its mouth, earning Ash the victory.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 柑橘運動場 Gāmgwāt Wahnduhngchèuhng *
柑橘競技場 Gāmgwāt Gihnggeihchèuhng *
Mandarin 柑橘運動場 / 柑橘运动场 Gānjú Yùndòngchǎng *
柑橘道馆 Gānjú Dàoguǎn *
Poland Flag.png Polish Stadion Pummelo
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Estádio de Pummelo

Orange Archipelago
Coral-Eye Badge.png Sea Ruby Badge.png Spike Shell Badge.png Jade Star Badge.png WinnerTrophy.png
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

Pokémon League locations
Games Indigo PlateauEver Grande City (Pokémon League) • Pokémon League (Sinnoh)Pokémon League (Unova)
Pokémon League (Kalos)Pokémon League (Alola)Wyndon StadiumPokémon League (Paldea)
Anime Indigo PlateauPummelo StadiumSilver TownEver Grande City
Lily of the Valley IslandVertress CityLumiose CityManalo Stadium

Orange League
Mikan Gym Coral-Eye Badge
Gym Leader
Navel Gym Sea Ruby Badge
Gym Leader
Trovita Gym Spike Shell Badge
Gym Leader
Kumquat Gym Jade Star Badge
Gym Leader
Pummelo Stadium WinnerTrophy.png
Supreme Gym Leader

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