Pokémon Regions and Landmarks You Can Visit on Vacation

Don’t brush it off as just cards or video games if it’s the latter.

In addition to encouraging reading, math, and strategy skills, Pokemon can also be a tool to introduce your children to countries worldwide.

The Kanto Region

Based on the identically named Japanese city Kantō, this is the first region introduced in the Pokémon franchise.

The Johto Region

The Johto region is primarily based in Western Japan, highlighting the Kansai region with elements of Chūbu and Shikoku.

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Hoenn’s features are based on southern Japan’s main island Kyushu and the surrounding islands.

The Hoenn Region

The Sinnoh Region

Like the previous three Pokemon regions, Sinnoh is also based on Japan. Its geography is inspired by the second-largest and northernmost island in Japan, Hokkaido.

The Unova Region

One of the Pokemon regions took inspiration outside of Japan for the first time. Unova is based on one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, New York City.

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