I reckon this is what will happen. The city seems small on the outside, but when you enter into one of those alcoves, you'll be given access to the inner portion which will be a separate map on it's own.
That theory about the rocket grunt is interesting. I think a lot of Japanese associate the Chugoku region with China, because it is supposedly a relic of when Japan separated from nearby countries (and I think they call China 'Chugoku' too.)
The grunt in HGSS had pretty atrocious engrish. Maybe the new region will be more based on china than Japan? This may explain the larger cities. It may be that the theme this time is more keenly focussing on japanese and chinese mythology. The previous pokemon games seemed to have more of a western feel to them (maybe not Johto and it's monks and towers, but definately Hoenn)
Last edited by Ryanide; 19th April 2010 at 11:09 AM.
Blissey is not only annoying, but very delicious too. Just be prepared to trim off the 3-foot thick layer of fat and fry with mint sauce. Meat yeild: Enough for two steaks.
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