Paldea パルデア地方
Paldea region
Paldea artwork.png
Artwork of the Paldea region from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Introduction Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Professor Professor SadaS
Professor TuroV
Starter Pokémon Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly
Regional Villains Team Star
League
Pokémon League Paldea League
League Location
Pokédex
Pokédex List Paldea Pokédex
Anime
Series Pokémon Journeys: The Series*
Season(s)
Games
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Manga
Adventures Debut

The Paldea region (Japanese: パルデア地方 Paldea region) is a region of the Pokémon world, and the ninth core series region to be introduced. It is the setting of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Etymology and design concept

Etymology

Paldea may be derived from pal (friend or ally) or paideia (education or learning) and aldea, the Spanish word for village or hamlet.

Design concept

Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Paldea

Paldea is based on the Iberian Peninsula, which comprises Spain, Portugal, and Andorra, and its shared culture. It draws inspiration primarily from Spain, as can be seen in its gastronomy, the toponomy of most settlements, the names of some new Pokémon, as well as the sporadic use of the Spanish language by the locals of Paldea, despite geographically encompassing the entire peninsula. Some references to Portugal and Andorra can also be found, mainly on the western and northern side of the region respectively.

History

Dated history

  • c. 1,000,000 years prior: The Great Crater of Paldea was formed.
  • c. 2,000 years prior:
    • The Paldean Empire began to rule Paldea.
    • The emperor ushered in the Great Age of Exploration by sending expeditions into The Great Crater of Paldea to find the treasure rumored to lie inside Area Zero.
  • c. 1,000 years prior: The Paldean Empire fell into decline due to the expense of supporting countless failed Area Zero expeditions.
  • 805 years prior: Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV was founded in Mesagoza.
  • c. 800 years prior: The Paldean Empire unified with its neighboring countries, establishing the modern Paldea region.
  • 200 years prior:
    • The Area Zero Expedition claimed to have become the first exploration team to reach the bottom of Area Zero. Team member Heath, a famed author and natural historian, published his account of the expedition as the Scarlet BookS/Violet BookV. The book's contents proved to be so fantastical that Heath and the rest of the Area Zero Expedition were accused of lying and widely discredited.
    • The Area Zero Expedition planted Herba Mystica, a plant they discovered in Area Zero, in five sites around Paldea in an attempt to cultivate it. They abandoned the project when local Pokémon consumed the Herba Mystica and grew into fearsome Titans.
  • c. 140 years prior: Terastallized Pokémon were discovered for the first time in Area Zero.
  • 87 years prior: A research facility was constructed in Area Zero.
  • c. 10 years prior: Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV discovered that the energy emitted by the crystals in Area Zero causes the Terastal phenomenon. The professor proceeded to invent the Tera Orb technology, sharing it with the Pokémon League and the Academy.
  • c. One and a half years prior:
    • Nemona passed the Paldea League's Champion Assessment and became the youngest person in Paldean history to achieve Champion Rank.
    • Team Star confronted their bullies at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV in a clash that caused a scandal for the school. Team Star's leader, Penny, secretly came forward and accepted full blame for the incident. Recognizing the bullying problem as a failure of his administration, Director Harrington gave Penny a lenient punishment and then resigned along with all other teaching staff at the time. Penny temporarily returned to her homeland of Galar to continue her studies. The other members of Team Star, unaware of why their boss ceased communicating with them, stopped attending classes and maintained the organization while they waited for their boss's return.
    • Clavell and his assistant Jacq left their jobs as researchers to work for Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV. Clavell became the academy's director, and Jacq became a biology teacher.
    • Tyme retired as the Rock-type Gym Leader of Montenevera to work as a mathematics teacher at Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV. Ghost-type specialist Ryme succeeded her sister as Montenevera's Gym Leader.

Geography

Notable locations

Settlements

Landmarks

Paldea League

Main article: Paldea League

The Paldea League is the regional Pokémon League of the Paldea region. It can be challenged as part of the Victory Road storyline. Unlike in previous regions, there are no restrictions regarding the order in which each Gym needs to be challenged. After obtaining the eight Gym Badges of the region, a Trainer may participate in the Champion Assessment at the Pokémon League headquarters, and earn the Champion Rank.

Gym Leaders

The Gym Leaders are listed in order of lowest level to highest.

Paldea League
Generation IX Region: Paldea
Gym Leader
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Badge
 
Katy
カエデ Kaede
Cortondo
セルクルタウン
Cercle Town
Bug  
Bug Badge
 
Brassius
コルサ Colza
Artazon
ボウルタウン
Bowl Town
Grass  
Grass Badge
 
Iono
ナンジャモ Nanjamo
Levincia
ハッコウシティ
Hakkō City
Electric  
Electric Badge
 
Kofu
ハイダイ Haidai
Cascarrafa
カラフシティ
Carafe City
Water  
Water Badge
 
Larry
アオキ Aoki
Medali
チャンプルタウン
Chanpuru Town
Normal  
Normal Badge
 
Ryme
ライム Lime
Montenevera
フリッジタウン
Fridge Town
Ghost  
Ghost Badge
 
Tulip
リップ Lip
Alfornada
ベイクタウン
Bake Town
Psychic  
Psychic Badge
 
Grusha
グルーシャ Grusha
Glaseado Mountain
ナッペ山
Mount Nappé
Ice  
Ice Badge


Elite Four and Top Champion

Paldea League
Generation IX
Member
Japanese
Type
 
Rika
チリ Chili
Ground
 
Poppy
ポピー Poppy
Steel
 
Larry
アオキ Aoki
Flying
 
Hassel
ハッサク Hassaku
Dragon
 
Champion
Geeta
オモダカ Omodaka
Various

Team Star

Main article: Team Star

The player battles these Team Star Bosses as part of the ★ Starfall Street ★ storyline. Each of them awards the player with a Star Badge upon being defeated.

Team Star
Generation IX Region: Paldea
Squad Boss
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Badge
 
Giacomo
ピーニャ Piña
Segin Squad's Base
チーム・セギンのアジト
Team Segin's Hideout
Dark  
Dark Badge
 
Mela
メロコ Meloco
Schedar Squad's Base
チーム・シェダルのアジト
Team Schedar's Hideout
Fire  
Fire Badge
 
Atticus
シュウメイ Shūmei
Navi Squad's Base
チーム・シーのアジト
Team Tsih's Hideout
Poison  
Poison Badge
 
Ortega
オルティガ Ortiga
Ruchbah Squad's Base
チーム・ルクバーのアジト
Team Ruchbah's Hideout
Fairy  
Fairy Badge
 
Eri
ビワ Biwa
Caph Squad's Base
チーム・カーフのアジト山
Team Caph's Hideout
Fighting  
Fighting Badge


Titan Pokémon

Main article: Titan Pokémon

The player battles these Titan Pokémon as part of the Path of Legends storyline in order to obtain each of their respective Herba Mystica alongside Arven. He rewards the player with a Titan Badge for each victory.

Location Titan Pokémon Badge
South Province (Area Three) Klawf, the Stony Cliff Titan
 
 Rock 
 
Rock Badge
West Province (Area One) Bombirdier, the Open Sky Titan
 
 Flying  Dark 
 
Flying Badge
East Province (Area Three) Orthworm, the Lurking Steel Titan
 
 Steel 
 
Steel Badge
Asado Desert Great Tusk, the Quaking Earth TitanS
 
 Ground  Fighting 
Iron Treads, the Quaking Earth TitanV
 
 Ground  Steel 
 
Ground Badge
Casseroya Lake Dondozo, the False Dragon Titan
 
 Water 
Tatsugiri, the False Dragon Titan
 
 Dragon  Water 
 
Dragon Badge

Trivia

In other languages

Language Name Origin
German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Portuguese
Paldea From its Japanese and English name
Korean 팔데아 Paldea Transcription of its Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 帕底亞 / 帕底亚 Pàdǐyǎ / Pàdǐyà Transcription of its Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 帕底亞 Paakdáia Mandarin-based transcription of its Japanese name
Hebrew פלדאה Palde'ah Transcription of its English name
Russian Палдея Paldeya Transcription of its English name
Thai พัลเดีย Paldea Transcription of its Japanese name

See also

References


Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoennSinnoh (HisuiBattle Zone)
UnovaKalosAlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra) • Paldea
Side series White CityOrre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube IslandAeos Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolonParallel Worlds
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Ranger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota



Paldea
                   
Settlements
South: Cabo PocoLos PlatosMesagozaCortondoAlfornadaPokémon League
East: ArtazonLevinciaZapapico
North: Montenevera
West: MedaliCascarrafaPorto Marinada
South Province
Area OneArea TwoArea Three
Area FourArea FiveArea SixSouth Paldean Sea
Poco PathInlet GrottoNaranja Academy/Uva AcademyAlfornada Cavern
East Province
Area OneArea TwoArea Three
East Paldean SeaTagtree Thicket
North Province
Area OneArea TwoArea Three
Casseroya LakeGlaseado MountainNorth Paldean Sea
Dalizapa PassageSocarrat Trail
West Province
Area OneArea TwoArea Three
Asado DesertWest Paldean Sea
Central
The Great Crater of PaldeaArea ZeroZero Lab
                   


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