I was just seeing a youtube video and this question came up. It says that most stuff in all regions are usually similar to other regions erg, every region has a big city, a port, a pokemon tower thing, etc. BUT, there has never been a city since gen 1 that was like Lavender town. No other town which was creepy and solely based on death.
There have been pokemon tower things but most of them are close to the city and those cities have no connection with death. Look at mistralton city. It has celestial tower close to it, but, it is a big, happy city and is a major airport in unova. Far from the insignificant, sad city of Lavender.
Even the lavender town of later games is nothing compared to the red and blue ones. Those games portray Lavender as a 'reformed' city.
SO, now comes my question, do you think GF thought that they went too far by putting a city solely based on death in a child's game and kinda screwed up ?