Etymology and design concept
Paldea may be derived from pal (friend or ally) or paideia (education or learning) and aldea, the Spanish word for village or hamlet.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cabo Poco
- Los Platos
- Porto Marinada
- Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV
- Poco Path
- Inlet Grotto
- East Paldean Sea
- West Paldean Sea
- North Paldean Sea
- South Paldean Sea
- South Province
- East Province
- West Province
- North Province
- Alfornada Cavern
- Asado Desert
- Casseroya Lake
- Dalizapa Passage
- Glaseado Mountain
- Socarrat Trail
- Tagtree Thicket
- Ten Sights of Paldea
- Casseroya Falls
- Colonnade Hollow
- Fury Falls
- Glaseado's Grasp
- Gracia Stones
- Grand Olive Orchard
- Leaking Tower of Paldea
- Million Volt Skyline
- Paldea's Highest Peak
- Secluded Beach
- The Great Crater of Paldea
- 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.
The Gym Leaders are listed in order of lowest level to highest.
|Generation IX||Region: Paldea|
Elite Four and Top Champion
- 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.
|Generation IX||Region: Paldea|
|Segin Squad's Base
Team Segin's Hideout
|Schedar Squad's Base
Team Schedar's Hideout
|Navi Squad's Base
Team Tsih's Hideout
|Ruchbah Squad's Base
Team Ruchbah's Hideout
|Caph Squad's Base
Team Caph's Hideout
- 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.
|South Province (Area Three)||Klawf, the Stony Cliff Titan
|West Province (Area One)||Bombirdier, the Open Sky Titan
|East Province (Area Three)||Orthworm, the Lurking Steel Titan
|Asado Desert||Great Tusk, the Quaking Earth TitanS
|Iron Treads, the Quaking Earth TitanV
|Casseroya Lake||Dondozo, the False Dragon Titan
|Tatsugiri, the False Dragon Titan
In other languages
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|
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