What are the 8 Pokemon Regions Based On?

The Pokemon regions are loosely based on real-world places with some creative liberties, obviously!


Scroll down to learn what each of Pokemon's major regions are based on.

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Pokemon Regions are Based on Real-World Places

  • Kanto is based on the Kanto area of Japan

  • Johto is based on the Kansai area of Japan

  • Hoenn is based on the Kyushu island of Japan

  • Sinnoh is based on the Hokkaido island of Japan

  • Unova is based on the United States, with many similarities to New York

  • Kalos is based on France

  • Alola is based on Hawaii

  • Galar is based on the United Kingdom


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