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    Discuss the beautiful French-inspired region of Kalos here!

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    I still can't believe it! The region looks so great in 3D! It looks like Pokémon is going back to its roots: Nature! I predict an Europe based region, with landscapes resembling some of Europes most well known monuments, like the "Eiffel Tower" like building we see in the picture above. Even the streets resemble France! I simply LOVE Pokémon!
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    Along with the Eiffel Tower, one can also see an old style 'Versailles'-like palace in the video. I think it's based off France as well, but we need to see a map to make sure.. France doesn't really have the most interesting geographical shape (a hexagon without many inland waters or mountains) so lets see what happens when they reveal the map.
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    While I'm ok with the region being based on France, my only question is why? I understand Unova because NYC is home to the home for American pokémon stuff but is it the same with Paris or some other area in France?
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    Considering the image below, i would say that this region is completely separated from Kanto/Johto/Hoenn/Sinnoh or Unova, because of that Route 3 signpost.


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    I love French architecture, so this region's look is very appealing to me.
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    Look at the beginning where Pikachu sends off electricity. That comes from France. At least we won't be at each others throats as bad as we were with the Shanghai vs NY for BW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Munchlax View Post
    While I'm ok with the region being based on France, my only question is why? I understand Unova because NYC is home to the home for American pokémon stuff but is it the same with Paris or some other area in France?
    The fact that there is a full French localization with their own names for Pokémon and everything should tell you they're an important location for Pokémon too.

    And since it seems GameFreak is trying to use foreign places for the new regions, I think France is as good as any other option.

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    I'm actually quite shocked I haven't seen any "frog" jokes yet (since its a derogatory name for a French person) and we have a frog starter in a definitely French region.

    I'm really liking the style though. Paris St. + maybe Versailles palace?

    I find it ironic how the "Fire Gym" is in a place possibly inspired by Notre Dame (circular stained glass window flooring). Reminds me of the scene in Hunchback of Notre Dame.

    I would really like a Louvre style gym. Even though we had Nacrene Museum and Castellia's art studio.



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    So since it's pretty much established that the region is based off of Paris, could this be the first region not to have a coastal section in-game or would the region encompass the entire north region of France, including Paris?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poetry View Post
    So since it's pretty much established that the region is based off of Paris, could this be the first region not to have a coastal section in-game or would the region encompass the entire north region of France, including Paris?
    Well, there is the French Mediterranean. Not exactly an ocean, but still a cost-like area.



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    I'm way too excited! I wonder if the name of the new region will have something to do with Chromosomes.
    I bet that the third installment (if there is one) will be called Pokémon Chrome. :P
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    The region will most likely be based on France. I wonder one generation they will do a region based on the UK (that will be cool).

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    Did Masuda visit Paris recently ? coz he visited nyc before bw
    maybe thats y its based on france.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carboncopy View Post
    Did Masuda visit Paris recently ? coz he visited nyc before bw
    maybe thats y its based on france.
    Yes, he did.

    His new twitter avatar even has him near the Eiffel Tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.W.I. View Post
    Well, there is the French Mediterranean. Not exactly an ocean, but still a cost-like area.
    I actually didn't think initially that the in-game region would resemble the entire of France, with Spain to the south-west and the rest of Europe to the east... but because France itself is quite plain in terns of shape (compared to the Japanese regions and NYC) I guess it would encourage more freedom in terms of mapping out the routes and cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ver-mont View Post
    Yes, he did.

    His new twitter avatar even has him near the Eiffel Tower.

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    I'm liking the old style type places, I'm definitely liking what seems to be the mixture of both modern and nature places. It seems the overall style will be based in Europe. I'm calling it now - french gym leader.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucario At Service View Post
    Considering the image below, i would say that this region is completely separated from Kanto/Johto/Hoenn/Sinnoh or Unova, because of that Route 3 signpost.

    Yuuup...I remember people thinking that Gen VI region would be attached to Unova like Johto to Kanto

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    Wanted Canada(I'm sure most people would want their country to be Pokemonfied...or whatever), but France is nice too, I'm just glad they are continuing with using places outside of Japan and I think we can expect it to continue into the future now.

    So far I think the region looks pretty nice. I'm interested to see what other things there are to explore this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrcaCity View Post
    I'm way too excited! I wonder if the name of the new region will have something to do with Chromosomes.
    I bet that the third installment (if there is one) will be called Pokémon Chrome. :P
    Chromosomes are XY for males and XX for females, so it would have to have been Pokemon XX and XY if that was actually true. Just sayin'.

    I wonder why they chose France, out of all places, which is basically a giant hexagon.

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    Yeah, I'm definitely getting a Paris vibe from this new region. I like that new desert observatory area, that's really neat and creative (even if it is based on somewhere IRL).

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    I wonder why they chose France, out of all places, which is basically a giant hexagon.
    Dammit, I thought we were done with the terribly designed hexagonal regions.

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    Guys what do you think the theme of this region is ?
    my first thought would say genetics coz of x and y, but that would be a repeat of kanto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolt the Cat View Post
    Okay, that was a joke. But seriously, if they ever make a region as poorly designed as Unova again, I'm quitting Pokemon.
    You're not alone on that one. =/

    Quote Originally Posted by carboncopy View Post
    Guys what do you think the theme of this region is ?
    my first thought would say genetics coz of x and y, but that would be a repeat of kanto.
    If you mean the names for the cities... uh, maybe bread? This is Paris, after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azran Flame View Post
    You're not alone on that one. =/


    If you mean the names for the cities... uh, maybe bread? This is Paris, after all.
    nahh i would go with wine or cheese

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