Hey guys. I'm a relatively inexperienced writer but I love doing it. But I'm terrible at coming up with names in stories, especially that of places. I tried (and failed) to post two stories already, but I never really had the will to finish them. They, in my eyes, got too repetitive, but that's not the point. I'm referencing these stories, and the two stories I have in progress, because all four of them use locations from inside the Pokemon games themselves. Two started in Sinnoh, and the other two started in Unova! Never have I ever made up a location that is purely my own, and part of that lies a sense that I wouldn't want to confuse the reader with my terrible sense of direction. So is that bad that I only use pre-made locations?
Also, I'm contemplating at least one other story that takes place in a Pokemon-ified version of the real world. More specifically, a version of the U.S. where Pokemon do, in fact, exist, either alongside humans, or a possible PMD fanfic where the human dimension and Pokemon dimension are parallel but, for the most part, never interfere with each other, yet it would take place in North America with the same landmarks, cities in the same locations, etc. Again, what do you make of this?