:First of all, those two points are hardly sufficient to indicate that the Sevii Islands were intended as an [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Expy|expy]] of the Orange Islands. Those points are hardly integral to the point of the Orange Islands. Lorelei's role is completely different in the games, and if Game Freak really wanted the Sevii Islands to be included in the games (and I doubt they do), they might have made it have, say, its own set of Gyms, or a Lugia obtained by bringing the three legendary birds to a particular island or something. Instead they made the Sevii Islands a unique set of locations with their own history and landmarks, completely unrelated to the anime.
:Secondly, this is speculation and belongs on the forums, not here. --[[User:AndyPKMN|Andy<sup>P</sup><sub>K</sub><sup>M</sup><sub>N</sub>]] 16:29, 29 October 2010 (UTC)