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Region speculation/what will the region be based on? Page 2

Started by Sopheria February 26th, 2016 7:23 AM
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I would quit Pokemon forever. I'm not even joking. That would rub me the wrong way. Leave Kanto for its own thing. It had its nice little postgame cameo in Gen II and its own thing in Gen I. It doesn't need anymore. If GameFreak decided to take that lazy path and give us a carbon copy story, I'd be done with them. They have to pull out all the stops this year and give us something amazing and new. Anything short of that would be a huge disappointment, seeing how they've built up Pokemon20.

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Based on the concept art I'm thinking the region is based on somewhere Mediterranean, I'm guessing Spain due to Hotel Horsea and the Jeep shown and Spain is kinda dry/desert-y.

Story wise, I think its still connection to Kalos, the name of these games are 'Sun' and 'Moon', at first thought you might think Chinese. The sun and moon are also a big deal in Norse mythology. Such as when Skoll and Hati chasing the sun and moon, and when they consume them the world goes into darkness / ragnarok.

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I would quit Pokemon forever. I'm not even joking. That would rub me the wrong way. Leave Kanto for its own thing. It had its nice little postgame cameo in Gen II and its own thing in Gen I. It doesn't need anymore. If GameFreak decided to take that lazy path and give us a carbon copy story, I'd be done with them. They have to pull out all the stops this year and give us something amazing and new. Anything short of that would be a huge disappointment, seeing how they've built up Pokemon20.
Luckily for you, I don't think that'll happen. The fact that Kanto already has a sequel significantly decreases the odds of it getting another one, and it seems pretty obvious that GF wants to use the RBY VC re-release as a substitute for a new Kanto game/remake, anyways.

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I think Johto would be more likely than Kanto given the names bring to mind Ho-oh and Lugia. I don't think it'll be Johto though.
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I would quit Pokemon forever. I'm not even joking. That would rub me the wrong way. Leave Kanto for its own thing. It had its nice little postgame cameo in Gen II and its own thing in Gen I. It doesn't need anymore. If GameFreak decided to take that lazy path and give us a carbon copy story, I'd be done with them. They have to pull out all the stops this year and give us something amazing and new. Anything short of that would be a huge disappointment, seeing how they've built up Pokemon20.
To be fair, that seems to be more about continuity, and hence you might not expect something completely new. As far as new Pokemon, it looks more like something you'd expect from a new region, and in that sense Kanto is unlikely to be involved except perhaps nominally. As said, with Yellow and G/S/C, Kanto has probably been brought up in more variations than the other regions, and hence resurrecting it might be unlikely, although it could happen if they felt the need at some point.

That said, if you're expecting something from this year for that reason, would some games revisiting the earlier region really come across as enough to put you off the games? You might expect some sort of homage to such games, as otherwise it just becomes a series of games which is slightly more hyped up than usual, and perhaps slightly hurried despite the time in-between.

Kanto on a 3DS would be weird, however, and perhaps slightly overcrowded and unwieldy, so they may not want to go down that route.
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I actually really dig the idea of another story set in Kanto. It's unlikely but it'd be cool to maybe see new places and parts of the region that we haven't seen before.

Wait, where does it say the new region is tropical? 0.o
The region being tropical is an assumption based on the concepts art seen in the trailer. One can see palm trees in the picture with what seems to be an Aquarium or Hotel.


During late summer Masuda was in southern France, saying he was "studying" on twitter where he shared images of the sites he saw. This region might be based on southern France which has a more tropical climate than the north.
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AlphaTangoFoxtrot

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To be fair, that seems to be more about continuity, and hence you might not expect something completely new. As far as new Pokemon, it looks more like something you'd expect from a new region, and in that sense Kanto is unlikely to be involved except perhaps nominally. As said, with Yellow and G/S/C, Kanto has probably been brought up in more variations than the other regions, and hence resurrecting it might be unlikely, although it could happen if they felt the need at some point.

That said, if you're expecting something from this year for that reason, would some games revisiting the earlier region really come across as enough to put you off the games? You might expect some sort of homage to such games, as otherwise it just becomes a series of games which is slightly more hyped up than usual, and perhaps slightly hurried despite the time in-between.

Kanto on a 3DS would be weird, however, and perhaps slightly overcrowded and unwieldy, so they may not want to go down that route.
There's a difference between revisiting regions and just basing a game in a region that's already been done before simply so they don't have to put any work into the games. As a post-game gimmick? sure, throw whatever you want into the post-game. That was one of the charming things about Gen II. As the region the game is based in? I'd honestly skip the games. I would not buy into them rehashing the Kanto region again. It's lazy and seriously lacking in creativity. If that turned out to be their big "20th anniversary" bang, it would break my heart.

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I've heard from people on another form that the region may also be based off of Spain because in 2013 Masuda rook a visit to Barcelona, Spain and really enjoyed it.

As my friend TerraCotta stated; "Barcelona being right on the coast of the Mediterranean. Also two of the artworks shown in the trailer feature the Pokemon Horsea, a Fountain and most importantly a flag. The flag of the Mediterranean flag has a seahorse on it.
Some say Singapore because the architecture of many of the buildings in the art we've seen are reminiscent of it. But my money's honestly on Spain."

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I agree that based on the concept art that the region could most likely based on a country that is bordered by the Mediterranean. Course I bet the country that the region will be based on is either Italy or Greece.

As for story, I am unsure on my spectulation.
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I read somewhere that Masuda actually went to Spain before this announcement. Not really sure if that's true because I don't follow him on Twitter. However, Spain would make a lot of sense. The close proximity to France (Kalos) also gives it the possibility of expansion.

XY honestly felt incomplete. I hope this game does fill up the missing pieces.

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I would quit Pokemon forever. I'm not even joking. That would rub me the wrong way. Leave Kanto for its own thing. It had its nice little postgame cameo in Gen II and its own thing in Gen I. It doesn't need anymore. If GameFreak decided to take that lazy path and give us a carbon copy story, I'd be done with them. They have to pull out all the stops this year and give us something amazing and new. Anything short of that would be a huge disappointment, seeing how they've built up Pokemon20.
Literal same to this.

It won't be Kanto, that'd be really stupid, since it's being advertised as a new generation =/
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Straight from Pokemon website,
"Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are coming out for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family in holiday 2016, with a new world, new Pokémon, and new adventures to discover!"

end of thread right there.
I remember that ORAS pretty much had the same description. (Minus "new Pokemon") So I heavily distrust any of this marketspeak. Unless some real person says it in real words, I don't trust it.

So I doubt it's Kanto, but I'm paranoid and don't trust anything, so I really hope it isn't. I mean, yes, that would be perfect for the series' anniversary, but I'd rather have a new region that has heavy homages to all of the other regions than just... more Kanto. God, I am so sick of all of this Gen I nostalgia. I'm glad you're finally realizing that there are older fans of the series, Gamefreak, but this is really where I'd draw the line.
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Spain sounds about right. Since Spain and France have a history of war, it fits with the war from 3000 years ago. What if Kalos and that other region where fighting over who ascends to the throne, with Kalos wanting it to be AZ and the other region wanting it to be AZ's brother, like in the real life War of Spanish Succesion, well sort of.
That would also explain how, being the descendant of AZ's younger brother, Lysandre is an infuelcial figure in Kalos, because Spain and France became allies after said war.
This is taken from my most recent history class which in turn had to be translated, so take this with a grain of salt. It's nothing more than baseless speculation anyways...

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Real world Singapore is really tiny (only ~50km from East to West). If GF were to ever use this island for a region, they'll have to expand it massively, or use parts of Malaysia as well.

As much as I hope for Singapore to be the inspiration for the next region, it seems like a Mediterranean-based region is more likely.

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Singapore seems quite plausible for the region's basis, but now that you think of it, it may be Mediterranean, Italy or Greece maybe (Greece would be a great basis for a region). I was hoping for a UK based region, but that building doesn't tie in with the UK as it seems tropical. Maybe it could be based off of Los Angeles.
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I get the tons of Singapore ideas out there, but I'm gonna be an oddball and hope that it takes place in a region based on Peru or Brazil or Chile. South American countries with plenty of old Aztec or Inca-inspired ruins to explore. And I dunno, every time I think "sun" in a mythical setting I always think the Aztecs for some reason. Plus, that'd be a huge leap out side of Pokemon's comfort zone of doing developed nations. Give some other nations a chance, maybe ones that don't have too much money. Actually, my friend was saying maybe Africa could be a potential inspiration, since the whole continent has so many varying biomes on it.

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Multiple regions.

Just a thought here but there were mentions of a moondial from a NPC in Anistar City, so I wouldn't be surprised if these games took place to an area close to Kalos. It could well take place in Catalonia which is the northern part of Spain, incidentally this boarders onto France. Assuming these games are a new generation but are some sort of sequels to X and Y, I'd love to be able to travel between the new Region and Kalos just like we could in the Gen II games.

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I'm hoping it's based off of Spain/Southern France, and will be the area south of Kalos, including Kiloude City, where you could hopefully take a train into Kalos. I'm a big fan of Kalos so I'm really biased about it.

I wonder if the various trucks shown briefly in the trailer will end up being anything significant. It's unlikely that you'll be able to drive them yourself, going along with the ten-year-old protagonist thing, but one of the designs looked like a travelling Pokémon Center/ambulance.
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I think I briefly mentioned what I hope to see in the new games. Well I'm going to beef up that list or sorts with more. Again I think I mentioned a couple of these before but eh. As for hopes and dreams I've touched up upon them in previous pages but nonetheless:

An ACTUAL Difficulty Curve: NO EXP SHARE NEAR THE START OF THE GAME. This was the game breaker for both of my regional adventures. Have us train with having trainers whose AI isn't as mind numbing easy, challenging encounter rates, make the Gym Leaders an ACTUAL challenge. I get why they want to simplify the mechanics for the causal, but don't sack rice everything for the hardcore fans who hope for a little more challenge themselves. I'm talking Platinum level of hard. If they can bring back the difficulty levels of B2W2 that'll be great, but if so please have that as an option at the start of the game, not locked behind the post game which by them it can be moot.

More Visually Appealing Environment: Already explained what I hope to see. ORAS Hoenn is now my most favorite region in terms of how vibrant things are, and graphically the over world compared to XY is appears to. Even then, I hope that this region feels more organic and not tied down to the restrictive squarish nature that Game Freak employs in the games. While I liked Hoenn the same blocky feel still made the place feel a bit dull. Since I see the graphical improvements of XY -> ORAS to that of DP -> Pl -> HGSS of how a generation improved visually I hope Sun and Moon can do the same.

Post Game: I get harken get back the roots for XY had a few pros, it definitely had a lot of cons, especially for the post game, if you can call it that. Outside the Looker side quest it was virtually non existent. At least it felt that way. Especially since it's predesccor has arguably the 2nd best post game ever (behind the Johto based games of course). It was a major letdown. ORAS swung things back in the right direction with its enjoyable Delta Episode and I hope S&M has not only something like that, but other post game areas that B2W2 managed to do. Speaking of one of those things...

Post Game REMATCHES: Not even ORAS had them, and while I get these games were mostly tied in with the originals with subtle hints of Emerald, it sucks that the entire 6th Gen had no sort of Gym Leader rematches of any kind.

As for Evil Teams/Main Game Advneture Stuff...I've been in the game for so long I just know things won't change to much. It would be nice to have a female leader of said evil team though. Or perhaps this evil team is like a family with a secret organization or something. But THOSE are more of a pipe dreamt hen what was already said I feel.

Mega Evolutions: All I want to see is my boy Mega Flygon get confirmed. After that I don't care. Maybe Mega Milotic. Honestly I don't want that many Pokemon to get a Mega, not every final stage Pokemon should really get one.

But MEGA FLYGON SHOULD GET ONE CMON GAME FREAK PLEASE
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