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Poke'Japan - Version 3

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UPDATE 01/01/13: Swathes of edits and improvements have been made thanks to abcboyck's help. Unova and Fiore have been revamped and corrected, deserts have been added, more icons are dotted around everywhere, city/town errors have been corrected and various other tweaks.

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A map of the Pokéworld as if it was really the same shape as Japan. Thanks to :iconabcboyck: for a vast number of suggestions and corrections, to :iconkox9sxe: for massive help with Oblivia and Holon, to :icondewitty: for the original Sky Pillar and Abandoned Ship icons, and to :iconred-gyrados: for the volcano icon.

All custom-made except Tohjo, of course, which is from HGSS itself, although it is edited.

And, yes, I am aware that Unova is actually based on New York. I placed it on top of Vladivostok because it has a similar two-river thing, and I didn't want to have to include another continent.
In the same way, I know that Orre is based on Phoenix, Arizona, but I put it there because it had mostly Hoenn and Johto mons, and seemed to fit nicely in that gap.

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Still looking for help choosing the best location for Fiore, and any suggestions for additional locations welcome.

I am happy for you to use this with my permission, so just contact me if you want to use it or create your own world map using it. Thanks!
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actually.....Unova is the southeastern part of the United States
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"And, yes, I am aware that Unova is actually based on New York. I placed it on top of Vladivostok because it has a similar two-river thing, and I didn't want to have to include another continent."
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to be fair, unova has a lot of things in it like the abyssal ruins that are based on something japanese.
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Also I realized in some official map artworks that Sevii Island #4 (Four Island) is almost as big as Two Island, so in this map you should be able to see some land instead of the blue icon completely  covering it. This could be useful if you plan to add/improve this map. ;) hope it helps you.
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It's a fair point.  Where is the artwork with a large Four Island?  I don't recall seeing it being that big.
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cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thu…
this is the official artwork. it looks as big as Two Island.
although in the in-game map it's not as big as Two Island, it's smaller but not covered up by the red icon.
......perhaps that could help in future maps.
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Try to add to this map (not the Pokemon World version) the Kalos and Alola Regions.
love your maps and how you research and visualize the regions.
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I suppose Kalos could fit north of Kanto, but where Alola could go I'm really not sure...
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Unova Is Based On New York

Also, The Battle Zone Isn't That Far From Sinnoh

Here's The Link To An Image With Proof (From Bulbapedia): cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/6/6…
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Your first point is mentioned in the description.

As for the Battle Zone, I have used the real islands of Hokkaido and Sakhalin for placement rather than the in-game map.

You may also want to check out the latest version here: niknaks93.deviantart.com/art/P…

Thanks for commenting!
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Hi ^^
Can I use this map to make my own world map(well, not White City, I will not use it. Am I wrong or is it an anime exclusive location?)like you said in description(if is not a problem I will move some locations, like Holon, Sinnoh, the Ranger Union regions(Fiore, Almia and Oblivia but I will add one new to the three), Orre etc..), with new regions inspired by other countries in real world(one region inspired by the Balkans, Italy, South France(Kalos is based on the North)and Spain west of Johto, one based on Scandinavia that ends south with the Battle Zone, one based on North America north of Unima that is more like a "espansion"of Unova(the league and Gym Leaders are the same), with Canada and the Nature Preserve included, one region based on Africa & Middle Eastern away from the others, together with one last region based on South America with Faraway Island. I think they are too much however so maybe I will remove the Scandinivian one and the North American one)?(Am I asking too much? :'()
(I will give credit, don't worry. :D )
Btw, I think you should add the region from Battle Revolution(you have added the one from Stadium, so..), i think it was named Poketopia? Maybe near Sinnoh, and add the TCG and the GR Islands from Trading Card Game GB between Holon and Kanto. C:
(If I was you I wouldn't put Hoenn that way but that's your choice so.)
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Firstly, no, you do not have permission to use my map.  It sounds as if you are not really using the map at all, you just want to cut out the individual regions and put them in completely different places with a lot of other artwork around it whose quality I can't do anything about.  I think if you intend to make all of what you described, you should really be making your own versions of the existing regions too.  I hope you understand.

White City is actually the location for Stadium 2 (bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…).

I did consider adding the TCG islands, but never worked out how big they should be or really where to put them.  I hadn't heard of Pokétopia but I agree that it should be added too.

Thanks for commenting!
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-> (bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…)

Btw, no problem(what means"whose quality I can't do anything about"? Are you saying I will do a bad map? ._.)then. I will make my own version of the maps(but I would have liked to use at least the Ranger regions maps because they are done very good :))then. I don't wanted to put them in different places, but in more "logic"(well, at least for me)places, like Sinjoh Ruins and Sinnoh north of Tohjo or Hoenn south of them and in horizontal, and put new regions too.

(never heard of White City, I remembered Stadium 2 was too(asd)on Stadium Island but idk)

You should add TCG Islands like I said between Kanto and Holon. Holon is TCG-exclusive, so it will make sense, and in TCG GB you can use only Kanto Pokemon (and 2-4 Johto Pokemon cards like Lugia but they are hidden). Or at least it makes more sense near Kanto than, let's say, Unova. c:
Fiore is good in that position, beacause it has to be near Sinnoh(in Ranger 1 and Ranger 2: SoA is said that Sinnoh is the nearest region with Trainers), but attacched to Almia. (in the beginning of SoA is said that Kellyn/Kate goes to Almia by walking(at least in the italian version OoA, I don't know about the others.)

Can I at least use this niknaks93.deviantart.com/art/H…?
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You don't need to give credit to use the map kit.  And I'm not saying your map will be bad, I'm saying that it could be very different to how I've done mine, and so you'd be putting my name with artwork that bears little resemblance to my own work.

I have given a lot of thought to the placement of the regions (other than the main series ones) and I think there is plenty of logic in where they are, in my opinion.  ;)
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(I wanted to try to make like yours. I try to make my work like that of people who are more good if I have to do the same. :o)

Don't worry! I'm not saying your maps are put without logics(well I don't understand some like Holon or Oblivia but I think they have a logic), I'm saying that -for me- they are more good in different places. :)
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Can I post a map with Kalos? (I will give credit, of course.)
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Send me a note and show me the version of Kalos you intend to add to it and how, please, and then I can make a decision.  :)
molly87's avatar
Unova is based on New York, really? Kanto, I know, is blatently Japan. Rest I just kinda put there.
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It is, yes, confirmed by Masuda and everything.  bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…
IndomitableKirby's avatar
What's that town under Mt. Moon?
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Unfortunately I'm not altogether sure.  I believe it's meant to be the location of one of the spin-off games (like White City for Stadium 2).  However, I can't recall exactly which one that's meant to be.
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NOTICE: Before you go yelling at Nik about Unova and Orre, read the dang description.
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Also, 400th comment hooraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
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So, where's Kalos?
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