Tangelo Island

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Tangelo Island
ボンタン島 Bontan Island
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Region Orange Archipelago
Anime debut The Lost Lapras
Location of Tangelo Island in the Orange Archipelago

Tangelo Island (Japanese: ボンタン島 Bontan Island) is located in the south-westernmost area of the Orange Archipelago. This island is the starting point for many young Trainers who want to compete in the Orange League.

Tangelo Island is a very popular tourist destination, and is home to Pokémon Park, the "world's first Pokémon theme park." The island also has a giant docking point for cruise ships.

Ash, Misty and Pikachu visit the island when they crash land in Pokémon Park and are promptly swamped by camera-toting tourists. They later meet a Pokémon watcher named Tracey. Ash also catches his Lapras, which becomes his main source of travel throughout the Archipelago.

Tangelo is a very big island, with a large city and many buildings on it. There are also many docks and boats here for tourist transportation.

Places of interest

Pokémon Park: Made up of Tangelo Island's forests and jungles

Pokémon Park

Main article: Pokémon Park (anime)

Named the "Pokémon Vacation Destination," it is the main attraction in Tangelo Island. It is a big forest where tourists (mainly senior citizens) can come and take pictures with the Pokémon they come across. In this forest, Ash Ketchum and Misty's blimp crash landed. It is unknown if the blimp is still there.

Pokémon Center

Main article: Pokémon Center

The Pokémon Center on Tangelo Island is on a hill, looking over the city and ocean. The Pokémon Center looks like a log cabin, with a large 'P' over the doorway. On the side, it has a large swimming pool to hold Water Pokémon in, or to just let the Trainers relax. The Center is run by Nurse Joy. There is a poster in here for the Orange League.

Pokémon seen on Tangelo Island

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Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ボンタン島 Bontan Tō From 文旦 bontan (pomelo)
English, German Tangelo Island From tangelo, a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine and pomelo
French Île Gélatine From gélatine (gelatin)
Italian Isola Tangelo From its English name
Spanish Isla Tangelo From its English name
Korean 대귤섬 Daegyul Seom From 대귤 (大橘) daegyul, a variety of pomelo
Chinese 澎柑島 / 澎柑岛 Pénggān Dǎo / Pàahnggām Dóu From 澎 péng / pàahng (partial transliteration of Japanese name) and 柑 gān / gām (citrus)
Swedish Tangelo-ön From English name

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 Park
Pokémon ShowboatPummelo Stadium

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