Has anyone figured out the etymology for the region's name?
Lumiose could be derived from 'luminous' and 'grandiose'.
We don't have names for other cities so we really can't say the region's naming theme so far, but I can't quite find the inspiration for "Kalos".
About Lumiose city, doesn't the name suggest that there will be something light-related to it? Is there a certain city in France famous with lights or something?
Yeah, the starting town/city is most certaintly the one on the south. Also by looking at the pic with the roselia fountain, behind it is the gym symbol, I wonder what type it will be.
Archaic from Bulbapedia said this:
"The choice of the name Kalos for the region is very interesting. The word kalos (καλός) is Greek, and means "beautiful". Kalos inscriptions were a form of epigraph found on Attic vases and graffiti in antiquity, mainly during the Classical period from 550 to 450 BC, and typically had erotic connotations."
EDIT: Kinda ninja'd :P
Is that forest the one where you are talking to the girl out in front of it maybe?
Last edited by chamula; 14th May 2013 at 2:44 PM.
I could see route 1 being right after the starter town and route 2 being the bridge connecting to the forest? They are rather short indeed but the first routes usually are:P And the map artworks never have them precisely proportioned, so they could be bigger than they seem.
Then I'm thinking route 4 could be the labyrinth thing (or then it's something of it's own), because you can get to route 5 from Lumiose City (according to the trailer, if the big number "5" tells anything).
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Paris = The city of lights
Lumiose City = Luminous; grandiose
WOW. They really made all the other towns TINY compared to the Paris town! i guess the developers loved the Castelia concept from BW
I really love that there's a snow area again, I just pray that if it does have a gym that it won't be number 7
Directly above Lumoise City, the town looks like it is based on autumn leaves or red leaved tree, with a giant tree with a clock face on it in the center.
Also top left hand corner notredamn cathedral?
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I think it is the top one of those two that you showed. It looks like it fits better for me.
LOL i love how this region is just every single kind of season at any given time