Advanceshipping Hints Mar 15, 2008 11:28:15 GMT 12
Post by Elite4James on Mar 15, 2008 11:28:15 GMT 12
Basically, the pokemon world is a larger version of OUR world. The creators just took regions of Japan, and spread them all over the place.
Do you have evidence to support this claim of yours? You cannot just say stuff like this without some form of back up. Without evidence you won't convince anyone in the slightest.
And just to correct you, Kanto and Johto are right next to each other as Route 28 connects the Kanto Region to Mount Silver, which is in the Johto Region.
Hoenn is an island, but it is basically, Kyuushuu rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. Sinnoh too is said to be an island, due to its geographical similarity to the island of Hokkaido in the real world's Japan, even though the game map makes you think it is a Peninsula.
If Kanto and Johto (both based off of the real Kanto Region and Kansai Region of Japan) are right next to each other in real life, then it is also safe to assume that both Sinnoh and Hoenn are in their same respective geographical locations.
You also cannot ignore things such as real world Pokedex references like the following:
- Parasect's Pokemon Stadium Pokedex Data:
"The bug host is controlled by the mushrooms that scatter poisonous spores. The spores are sometimes used as medicine in China."
- In Pokemon Red and Blue if you read the research papers in Cinnabar Mansion, you see the Mew was discovered in Guyana, South America.
Mew's Pokemon Stadium Pokedex Data:
"A mythical Pokémon of South America. A growing number of people have seen it recently."
- Multiple Poliwrath Pokedex entries mention the Pacific Ocean:
Pokemon Gold and Stadium 2: "This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire: "Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort."
Pokemon Emerald: "Its highly developed muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. This Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort."
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl: "With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting."
Xatu's Pokedex information makes references to South America:
Pokemon Silver and Fire Red: "In South America, it is said that its right eye sees the future and its left eye views the past."
Gastly's Pokedex info from Pokemon Fire Red states:
"A being that exists as a thin gas. It can topple an Indian elephant by enveloping the prey in two seconds."
If the above is anything to go by it is safe to assume the real world would correlate with the Pokemon world and therefore it is safe to assume that geographically the two worlds would be similar.
And that's not just restricted to Pokemon:
Fantina is assumed to be from France due to how she speaks to the Player character before battling, "Ohohoho!! Finally, you have arrived! Since I came to this country, always I try to learn new things. They hold Contests in this city? I say to myself, enfin, I will excel. That's why I dress this way. C'est une performance! Also I study Pokémon very much. I have come to be Gym Leader. And, uh, so it shall be that you challenge me. But I shall win. That's what a Gym Leader does, non?"
Lt. Surge is also stated to be from the United States. The fame checker in Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green states the following:
" What does this person do?
Vermilion City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Lt. Surge
The Lightning American!" " "
In the Japanese version he is credited as, "エレクトリックアメリカンジムリーダー." Which translates as, 'Electric American Gym Leader'.
If anything, this evidence appears to prove the contrary that the Pokemon world is closer to the real world than we think. Geographical locations especially. With this in mind it is not foolish to assume that countries are in their same geographical locations and this includes Pokemon regions within Japan.