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In spin-off games: replaced: Alola Forms → {{rf|Alolan|Form}}s
[[File:RegionsMoviesMap.jpg|thumb|right|300px350px|A map of the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions., along with the Sevii Islands and the Orange Archipelago, from the {{pkmn|anime}}'s [[M10|10th anniversary]]]]
[[File:KantoA FRLG'''region''' Harada(Japanese: map.jpg'''{{tt|thumb地方|right|Achihō}}''' map''region'') is an organized area of the Kanto[[Pokémon regionworld]]. fromThere {{game|FireRedare andat LeafGreen|s}}.most sixteen known regions that have appeared in the various Pokémon [[canon]]s.
[[Image:JohtoMap.png|thumb|right|A map of the Johto region from {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}.]]
[[Image:HoennIIIE.png|thumb|right|A map of the Hoenn region from {{game|Emerald}}.]]
[[Image:Sinnohplatinum.jpg|thumb|right|A map of the Sinnoh region from {{game|Platinum}}.]]
A '''region''' (Japanese: '''地方''' ''chihō'') is an organized area of the [[Pokémon world]].
 
==In the maincore series==
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==In side{{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, games==[[Professor Oak]] explains that [[Sinnoh]], [[Kanto]], and [[Hoenn]] (and probably [[Johto]] and others) are part of a larger [[Pokémon nation|country]], whose name has yet to be revealed. This concept is similar to the {{wp|regions of Japan}}, which the Pokémon world has been [[Pokémon world in relation to the real world|modeled after]], and from which the Pokémon nation's Kanto region takes its name. Unova, Kalos, and Alola are known to be located far away from Kanto and Johto, and as such they may not be part of this country.
[[File:Fiore-unmarked.jpg|thumb|left|A map of the Fiore region from [[Pokémon Ranger]].]]
[[File:Almia.png|thumb|left|A map of the Almia region from [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]].]]
[[File:Oblivia artwork.png|thumb|left|A map of the Oblivia region from [[Pokémon Ranger: Locus of Light]].]]
The regions in the side series differ dramatically from the regions in the main series such as Johto and Sinnoh. Regions like [[Fiore]] and [[Almia]] are much smaller and have different cultures. They prefer Pokémon as pets instead of tools for battling. [[Pokémon Trainer]]s are not present in the regions. Pokémon are not kept inside [[Poké Ball]]s and wild Pokémon can be seen wandering cities as well as routes. Pokémon Rangers act as authority, helping Pokémon and people in need. There are no individual gyms, an Elite Four or a Champion. However, Rangers can take the Capture Challenge to test their skills. Despite their peaceful natures, there is however, [[villainous teams]] that operate within both regions that capture and use Pokémon to further their goals of world domination. [[Team Dim Sun|One such villainous team]] has been know to brainwash Pokémon using their [[Gigaremo units|advanced technology]], causing them to lose their memories and wreak havoc.
 
The [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]] series takes place in a region that is not populated by humans and solely Pokémon. Most Pokémon live in dungeons as there is shown to be hardly any modernized communities among Pokémon themselves. The only towns shown are [[Pokémon Square]], [[Treasure Town]], and Shaymin Village, all of which are very small. Some of the Pokémon within them form exploration teams that explore dungeons and help Pokémon in need. There is an associated federation similar to the Ranger Union in Fiore and Almia that organizes all activities for rescue and exploration teams. The [[Wigglytuff's Guild|Wigglytuff Guild]] is where beginning exploration teams live and learn the basics. The [[Makuhita Dojo]] and [[Marowak Dojo]]s are places somewhat similar to Gyms in the main regions where exploration teams hone their skills.===Art===
<gallery>
File:LGPE Kanto Map.png|[[Kanto]] in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]]
File:Sevii Islands.png|[[Sevii Islands]] in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}
File:JohtoMap.png|[[Johto]] in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}
File:Hoenn ORAS.png|[[Hoenn]] in [[Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]
File:Pt Sinnoh.png|[[Sinnoh]] in {{game|Platinum}}
File:Unova B2W2 alt.png|[[Unova]] in {{game|Black and White|s|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2|2}}
File:Kalos alt.png|[[Kalos]] in [[Pokémon X and Y]]
File:Alola USUM artwork.png|[[Alola]] in [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]
File:Galar artwork.png|[[Galar]] in [[Pokémon Sword and Shield]]
</gallery>
 
==In the side series==
The region of the [[Generation III]] side series games, [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]], [[Orre]] has similar characteristics to the core series regions but lacks some basic core series features. There are mostly [[Pokémon Trainer]]s inhabiting the region. There are very few [[List of cities and towns|settlements]] and no [[Routes|routes]]. There is no official [[Pokémon League]], but rather a variety of facilities which offer consecutive battles. There is a regional professor, [[Professor Krane]] and regional villains, [[Cipher]] and [[Team Snagem]]. [[Wild Pokémon]] only appear in rare areas called [[Poké Spots]].
 
===Art===
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File:Orre.png|[[Orre]] in [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]]
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==In spin-off games==
In the [[Pokémon Ranger]] series, the regions of [[Fiore]], [[Almia]] and [[Oblivia]] are much smaller and have different cultures. [[Pokémon Trainer]]s are not present in the regions. Pokémon are not kept inside [[Poké Ball]]s and wild Pokémon can be seen wandering cities as well as routes. Pokémon Rangers act as authority, helping Pokémon and people in need. There are no individual Gyms, an Elite Four or a Champion. However, Rangers can take the Capture Challenge to test their skills. Despite their peaceful natures, there are [[villainous teams]] that operate within both regions that capture and use Pokémon to further their goals of world domination. [[Team Dim Sun|One such villainous team]] has been known to brainwash Pokémon using their [[Gigaremo units|advanced technology]], causing them to lose their memories and wreak havoc. There is an associated federation similar to the Ranger Union in Fiore and Almia that organizes all activities for rescue and exploration teams.
 
The [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series]] takes place in a world that is populated solely by Pokémon; humans do not live there. The world has six continents, with many Pokémon found in dungeons, but also towns in which Pokémon live, including [[Pokémon Square]], [[Treasure Town]], [[Post Town]], and [[Lively Town]]. Some of the Pokémon within them form exploration teams that explore dungeons and help Pokémon in need. The [[Wigglytuff's Guild|Wigglytuff Guild]] is where beginning [[team|exploration teams]] live and learn the basics, while the [[Expedition Society]] serves a similar role for expedition teams. The [[Makuhita Dojo]] and [[Marowak Dojo]]s are places somewhat similar to Gyms in the main regions where exploration teams hone their skills.
 
[[Pokémon Snap]] is set on [[Pokémon Island]], an isolated reserve home to many species of Pokémon. It appears to have a relationship with the [[Kanto]] region of the core series, as [[Professor Oak]] appears to have some authority over the island. [[Pokkén Tournament]] takes place in the [[Ferrum]] region, which seems to be located somewhere in the core series Pokémon world, as [[Cinnabar Island]] is mentioned in the game. {{ga|Detective Pikachu}}'s main setting is [[Ryme City]], a big city where people and Pokémon live together. It likely has some kind of connections to the core series regions, as {{rf|Alolan|Form}}s are both mentioned and shown to exist in the game. [[Pokémon Quest]] takes place on [[Tumblecube Island]], which is inhabitited by numerous cube-shaped Pokémon. It seems to have connections to the core series Pokémon world, as the [[Silph Co.]] is mentioned at one point. [[Pokémon Duel]] takes place on [[Carmonte Island]], an artificial resort island filled with luxury hotels. [[Pokémon Channel]] is set in [[Mintale Town]], which is inhabited by many species of Pokémon. Humans may live there too; there is at least one suburban area. [[Holon]] and the [[Trading Card Game Islands]] appear in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] and the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game (game)|eponymous video games]]. The relationship of these regions with the others is unclear.
 
===Art===
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File:Snap Pokémon Island.png|[[Pokémon Island]] in [[Pokémon Snap]]
File:TCG Islands.png|[[Trading Card Game Islands|TCG Island]] in {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}}
File:Holon City.jpg|[[Holon]] in [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]]
File:Mystery Dungeon World PSMD.png|{{OBP|Pokémon world|Mystery Dungeon|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon world}} in [[Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon]]
File:Mintale Town.png|[[Mintale Town]] in [[Pokémon Channel]]
File:Fiore alt.png|[[Fiore]] in {{ga|Pokémon Ranger}}
File:Almia.png|[[Almia]] in [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]]
File:Oblivia artwork.png|[[Oblivia]] in [[Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs]]
File:Ransei.png|[[Ransei]] in [[Pokémon Conquest]]
File:Carmonte Island.png|[[Carmonte Island]] in [[Pokémon Duel]]
File:Ferrum.png|[[Ferrum]] in [[Pokkén Tournament]]
File:Ryme City artwork.png|[[Ryme City]] in {{ga|Detective Pikachu}}
File:Tumblecube Island.png|[[Tumblecube Island]] in [[Pokémon Quest]]
</gallery>
 
==In the anime==
RegionsThe inprotagonists of the [[Pokémon anime]], [[Ash Ketchum]] and his {{pkmnashfr|animetraveling companions}}, have visited all seven of the core series regions in the same order the games have been released. To accommodate plots, story arcs, and episode numbers, regions in the anime are much larger thenthan their game counterparts. The regions are also shown to have a number of cities and towns that are [[List of anime-exclusive locations by region|not present in the games]]. In some cases, some areas are moved to a different region from their game counterparts.; Forfor example, the [[Hoenn]] {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} in {{game|Emerald}} was not in [[Hoenn]] in the anime., Itbut was locatedinstead in [[Kanto]], with the different facilities scattered all over the region rather being located on an island. OneAdditionally, region{{game|FireRed existsand inLeafGreen|s}}'s the[[Sevii animeIslands]] that does not existappeared in any video game. Theone [[OrangePokémon ArchipelagoChronicles]] breaks the standard formula for a regionepisode, with only four gyms and no Pokémon League. This truncated version of events is likely due to the Orange Islands being a ''[[filler episodeHS18|"filler"The arc]]Search while Nintendo preparedfor the release of the [[Generation II|second generationLegend]]''. of Pokémon.
 
Additionally, two regions exist in the anime that do not exist in any video game:
 
* [[Orange Archipelago]], the tropical setting for the second season, [[S02|Adventures in the Orange Islands]]. Located south of Kanto and Johto, it differs from the standard region formula, with only four [[Gym]]s.
* [[Decolore Islands]], the setting of the final arc of the {{series|Best Wishes}}. It is located between Kanto and Unova, and it has no Pokémon Professor, no Pokémon Gyms, and no Pokémon League.
 
<gallery>
File:Orange.jpg|The Orange Archipelago
File:Decolore.png|The Decolore Islands
</gallery>
 
==Trivia==
*All mainBoth anime-exclusive regions visited in the main series RPGs are composed of four kana: カントー (Kanto), ジョウト (Johto), ホウエン (Hoenn), シンオウ (Sinnoh). Additionally, each has a long "o" soundarchipelagoes.
<br>* Before [[Generation VIII]], each core series region has the letter 'o' present in its English name (Kant'''o''', J'''o'''ht'''o''', H'''o'''enn, Sinn'''o'''h, Un'''o'''va, Kal'''o'''s, and Al'''o'''la). The anime-exclusive regions also have the letter present ('''O'''range Archipelag'''o''' and Dec'''o'''l'''o'''re Islands).
{{Regions}}* Out of all of the regions in-game, [[Unova]] has the highest population of 949. [[Kanto]] has the lowest, with 391 in [[Generation III]] and 364 in [[Generation IV]].
 
==In other languages==
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|zh_cmn=地區 / 地区 ''Dìqū''{{tt|*|Taiwan (Generation VII onwards) and mainland China}}<br>地方 ''Dìfāng''{{tt|*|Taiwan (prior to Generation VII)}}
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