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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:53 PM
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The region seems to be based on Northern France, though. Judging from the icons used in the dex, it's supposed to be some kind of pentagon/star combination.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:04 PM
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(I'm a little upset my city, Toulouse, doesn't seem to have a counterpart in this region, but it's just me :D )
Well, that little map shows 21 cities. There are likely more small towns. Eight will obviously be Gyms, and maybe other little towns along the way that serve as early stops or other important locations later in the game.

I would personally laugh if "Nice Town" or "Nice City" appears in the game by that very name.

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They're very similarly structured with the rivers running through several areas of the region, it's certainly the smallest region out of them all.

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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Does anyone think that may the clouds could be covering more parts of the region like B2W2 did with the ice? I hope that it is.
Also could the mountain be where the legends could be?
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Does anyone think that may the clouds could be covering more parts of the region like B2W2 did with the ice? I hope that it is.
Also could the mountain be where the legends could be?
I guess there could be some areas that are being hidden for now, maybe post-game content?
I've been thinking, since the legendaries are so different, Xerneas resides in the woods and Yveltal in the skies, maybe it's like in GSC, where Ho-Oh and Lugia had their own special location?
Would be pretty nice to do this with the new legendaries right? One at the top of a mountain, the other in a sacred forest

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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Does anyone think that may the clouds could be covering more parts of the region like B2W2 did with the ice? I hope that it is.
Also could the mountain be where the legends could be?
Bring on XY. No but I think they're just there because... well they're clouds.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:58 PM
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I guess there could be some areas that are being hidden for now, maybe post-game content?
I've been thinking, since the legendaries are so different, Xerneas resides in the woods and Yveltal in the skies, maybe it's like in GSC, where Ho-Oh and Lugia had their own special location?
Would be pretty nice to do this with the new legendaries right? One at the top of a mountain, the other in a sacred forest
Yeah, I can totally see Yvetal flying on top of that giant mountain whose top is covered by clouds.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Actually, by the "starting town" circle, that looks like a path into the mountain.

Also, I think the PL will be in the dead north center of the map. The castle may be another landmark of the region; I know, for instance, that two episodes of Iron Chef were filmed at Château de Brissac in Brissac-Quincé.

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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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I could be wrong with on the regional map it having a blue roof, but where you've labelled the starting town, the building in front with the blue roof looks similar to that castle we saw from the initial trailer.

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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:23 PM
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They're very similarly structured with the rivers running through several areas of the region, it's certainly the smallest region out of them all.

On the contrary, I'd say it's the biggest region, whilst the first 4 regions were based on small areas of Japan, and Unova was based only on the New York area, Kalos here is the top 2 3rds of France, that's bigger than any previous region, plus, the region has to be huge, considering it requires the Pokedex to record 3 different areas.

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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:28 PM
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the region has to be huge, considering it requires the Pokedex to record 3 different areas.
This does not necessarily mean the region is going to be huge. Maybe it's just a feature to organize the Pokedex better?
But i do think it's going to be a pretty big region, just look how much sutff there is to see and explore

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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:34 PM
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I could be wrong with on the regional map it having a blue roof, but where you've labelled the starting town, the building in front with the blue roof looks similar to that castle we saw from the initial trailer.

This is what I thought as well. Perhaps they're switching it up this gen? Not starting in a town, but something else (castle?)

I feel the region is going to be big. I'm not sure if it's bigger than Unova though? Unova seems a little more spread out, while Kalos seems bunched up a bit more, while still being relatively large.
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STONEHENGE!!! If you look on the map to the far left of the region, you'll notice a group of large rocks the oddly resembles the Stonehenge monument in England.

Good evidence that parts of this region will have other influences from Europe and not just France.
Actually I believe the entire region is based off of France, even the icy mountain at the top right that looks like it should be located in Belgium or Germany when comparing to a real map. (I am certain that icy mountain is based off one of the French Alpes, by the way.)

The place with stones is based off of a commune called 'Carnac' in France. Look it up on google maps, they are placed almost in the exact same spot. Carnac is renowned for it's 'Carnac stones' or rather menhirs (standing stones) surrounding in all sorts of different formations around the area.

As for the few islands to the top left, I believe those are based off the Channel Islands.

Obviously Lumiose City is based off Paris. Not sure about the rest, I have some ideas but they aren't concrete ones.

I guess it doesn't really matter what's based off of what. I just think it's cool to know the back story to it all. Sorry for getting carried away xD
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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:40 PM
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100% France. The fact that the water starter is a frog is too funny, too! lol

Overall, it's gorgeous. I love the rivers, the mountains, the lakes. I prefer being forced into caves and forests than to have them as sidequests... I always hope they're long and challenging, like Mt. Moon was way back in the day, or Dark Cave.

I find Unova's caves were too short and brief. Some were even optional. Kalos looks very promising. Favourite game every yet-to-come? Maybe...

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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Does anyone think that may the clouds could be covering more parts of the region like B2W2 did with the ice? I hope that it is.
Also could the mountain be where the legends could be?
yea I was just going to point that out towards the southern part looks like there is some fleshed out area. probably using clouds to avoid spoilers?
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Old May 14th, 2013, 03:45 PM
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This is what I thought as well. Perhaps they're switching it up this gen? Not starting in a town, but something else (castle?)

I feel the region is going to be big. I'm not sure if it's bigger than Unova though? Unova seems a little more spread out, while Kalos seems bunched up a bit more, while still being relatively large.
I think the region is actually going to be bigger than Unova. Looking back at Unova's map it looks zoomed in (actually Unova seems sort of empty compared to Kalos). Also France is larger than the New York area so I feel like it should be bigger xD
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Actually I believe the entire region is based off of France, even the icy mountain at the top right that looks like it should be located in Belgium or Germany when comparing to a real map. (I am certain that icy mountain is based off one of the French Alpes, by the way.)

The place with stones is based off of a commune called 'Carnac' in France. Look it up on google maps, they are placed almost in the exact same spot. Carnac is renowned for it's 'Carnac stones' or rather menhirs (standing stones) surrounding in all sorts of different formations around the area.

As for the few islands to the top left, I believe those are based off the Channel Islands.

Obviously Lumiose City is based off Paris. Not sure about the rest, I have some ideas but they aren't concrete ones.

I guess it doesn't really matter what's based off of what. I just think it's cool to know the back story to it all. Sorry for getting carried away xD
The region is definitely based off of France. However, I think the row of rocks are what looks more like the Carnac Stones. However, the circular formation after that definitely looks like an imitation of Stonehenge.

The size of the region being in question, I think it's a fairly large region. A lot of the towns and cities are very spaced out and scattered around the region which makes it not one linear line like Unova was. So I feel like there's more room to travel here.
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Just from the general overview of the map it definitely seems like a bigger region. I don't know how well that will transfer in-game though, as the Routes can't be ridiculously long, as that would probably make the games much more difficult for people. They could put a healer in a house somewhere, but that's usually saved for one longer Route in most of the games.

If they can make the region seem bigger without upping the difficulty too much for the younger fanbase of the games I think I'd be one happy camper.
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I don't know how I feel about the region, to be honest!
That map artwork is just.. really, really weird. Different, and weird. I mean from that viewpoint it looks like it's zoomed in a bit compared to the likes of the Unova map, but the towns and cities still seem very small.

Weird map artwork aside, I still can't wait to explore this new region (and no, I don't doubt it's based on France :P). That area towards the north-east of the map, is that snow/ice? That's pretty cool. Otherwise it's hard to tell from the artwork (sorry, it's just too different, I can't look at it properly!). That round obviously-it's-a-city in the middle of the map is Lumiose city, and I guess we can assume most of the 'fancy' camera work in the overworld (much like Castelia City's/Skyarrow Bridge's) will take place, because it's ROUND.

In summary: don't like the map artwork, do like the region a lot and the fact that it's obviously based on a country.

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I just spotted something in the trailer. you can see the girl leaving the town off of route 3 and it looks like she is going into that garden area on the map. so we can assume we start somewhere near there?
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Perhaps, unless the routes are very long...if that were the case it means the hometown could be quite far.
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