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Poke'Japan - Version 3 by NikNaks93 Poke'Japan - Version 3 by NikNaks93
UPDATE 01/01/13: Swathes of edits and improvements have been made thanks to abcboyck's help. Unova and Fiore have been revamped and corrected, deserts have been added, more icons are dotted around everywhere, city/town errors have been corrected and various other tweaks.

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A map of the Pokéworld as if it was really the same shape as Japan. Thanks to :iconabcboyck: for a vast number of suggestions and corrections, to :iconkox9sxe: for massive help with Oblivia and Holon, to :icondewitty: for the original Sky Pillar and Abandoned Ship icons, and to :iconred-gyrados: for the volcano icon.

All custom-made except Tohjo, of course, which is from HGSS itself, although it is edited.

And, yes, I am aware that Unova is actually based on New York. I placed it on top of Vladivostok because it has a similar two-river thing, and I didn't want to have to include another continent.
In the same way, I know that Orre is based on Phoenix, Arizona, but I put it there because it had mostly Hoenn and Johto mons, and seemed to fit nicely in that gap.

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Still looking for help choosing the best location for Fiore, and any suggestions for additional locations welcome.

I am happy for you to use this with my permission, so just contact me if you want to use it or create your own world map using it. Thanks!
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:iconl-ucien:
L-ucien Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Hi ^^
Can I use this map to make my own world map(well, not White City, I will not use it. Am I wrong or is it an anime exclusive location?)like you said in description(if is not a problem I will move some locations, like Holon, Sinnoh, the Ranger Union regions(Fiore, Almia and Oblivia but I will add one new to the three), Orre etc..), with new regions inspired by other countries in real world(one region inspired by the Balkans, Italy, South France(Kalos is based on the North)and Spain west of Johto, one based on Scandinavia that ends south with the Battle Zone, one based on North America north of Unima that is more like a "espansion"of Unova(the league and Gym Leaders are the same), with Canada and the Nature Preserve included, one region based on Africa & Middle Eastern away from the others, together with one last region based on South America with Faraway Island. I think they are too much however so maybe I will remove the Scandinivian one and the North American one)?(Am I asking too much? :'()
(I will give credit, don't worry. :D )
Btw, I think you should add the region from Battle Revolution(you have added the one from Stadium, so..), i think it was named Poketopia? Maybe near Sinnoh, and add the TCG and the GR Islands from Trading Card Game GB between Holon and Kanto. C:
(If I was you I wouldn't put Hoenn that way but that's your choice so.)
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Firstly, no, you do not have permission to use my map.  It sounds as if you are not really using the map at all, you just want to cut out the individual regions and put them in completely different places with a lot of other artwork around it whose quality I can't do anything about.  I think if you intend to make all of what you described, you should really be making your own versions of the existing regions too.  I hope you understand.

White City is actually the location for Stadium 2 (bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…).

I did consider adding the TCG islands, but never worked out how big they should be or really where to put them.  I hadn't heard of Pokétopia but I agree that it should be added too.

Thanks for commenting!
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:iconl-ucien:
L-ucien Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
-> (bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…)

Btw, no problem(what means"whose quality I can't do anything about"? Are you saying I will do a bad map? ._.)then. I will make my own version of the maps(but I would have liked to use at least the Ranger regions maps because they are done very good :))then. I don't wanted to put them in different places, but in more "logic"(well, at least for me)places, like Sinjoh Ruins and Sinnoh north of Tohjo or Hoenn south of them and in horizontal, and put new regions too.

(never heard of White City, I remembered Stadium 2 was too(asd)on Stadium Island but idk)

You should add TCG Islands like I said between Kanto and Holon. Holon is TCG-exclusive, so it will make sense, and in TCG GB you can use only Kanto Pokemon (and 2-4 Johto Pokemon cards like Lugia but they are hidden). Or at least it makes more sense near Kanto than, let's say, Unova. c:
Fiore is good in that position, beacause it has to be near Sinnoh(in Ranger 1 and Ranger 2: SoA is said that Sinnoh is the nearest region with Trainers), but attacched to Almia. (in the beginning of SoA is said that Kellyn/Kate goes to Almia by walking(at least in the italian version OoA, I don't know about the others.)

Can I at least use this niknaks93.deviantart.com/art/H…?
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't need to give credit to use the map kit.  And I'm not saying your map will be bad, I'm saying that it could be very different to how I've done mine, and so you'd be putting my name with artwork that bears little resemblance to my own work.

I have given a lot of thought to the placement of the regions (other than the main series ones) and I think there is plenty of logic in where they are, in my opinion.  ;)
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:iconl-ucien:
L-ucien Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
(I wanted to try to make like yours. I try to make my work like that of people who are more good if I have to do the same. :o)

Don't worry! I'm not saying your maps are put without logics(well I don't understand some like Holon or Oblivia but I think they have a logic), I'm saying that -for me- they are more good in different places. :)
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EK-Gras Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Can I post a map with Kalos? (I will give credit, of course.)
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Send me a note and show me the version of Kalos you intend to add to it and how, please, and then I can make a decision.  :)
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molly87 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
Unova is based on New York, really? Kanto, I know, is blatently Japan. Rest I just kinda put there.
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is, yes, confirmed by Masuda and everything.  bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…
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IndomitableKirby Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
What's that town under Mt. Moon?
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately I'm not altogether sure.  I believe it's meant to be the location of one of the spin-off games (like White City for Stadium 2).  However, I can't recall exactly which one that's meant to be.
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:iconhiimvast:
HiImVast Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NOTICE: Before you go yelling at Nik about Unova and Orre, read the dang description.
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:iconhiimvast:
HiImVast Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, 400th comment hooraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
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:icontheprinceofthenorth:
ThePrinceOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So, where's Kalos?
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where indeed?  I don't really have a good idea for where it could go in relation to this map.  There's no strong evidence for it being near any of the pre-existing regions, so it should probably go on a separate landmass (like Unova is on this map).  Any ideas?
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:iconhiimvast:
HiImVast Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking maybe it could go in that russian peninsula(flipped 90 degrees) that points out near russia(i forgot its name).
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't say I know which peninsula you're referring to!  There aren't any that I can find looking at Google Maps, at least...
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:iconhiimvast:
HiImVast Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean the one with the city of Egvekinot on it
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see.  It's a little far away, I think, thanks for the idea though!
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MichaelKlump Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
I love this map! Even if it isn't accurate, I can understand why you put some regions where they are, from the description.
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:iconpsyxypher:
Psyxypher Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2015
This is a nice map. I found it while looking for custom maps (looking for inspiration on my own map). I always imagined that Orre and Unova were in the Pokémon Version of the United States, though (since they are based off Phoenix Arizona and the New York area respectively). As with Faraway Island, I thought it'd be either somewhere DEEP in the Pacific or near South America.
The inclusion of Almia, Fiore, Oblivia, White City, Stadium Island, and HOLON are nice inclusions; I remember the Delta Species from my childhood, and still dearly remember that Delta Charizard card I got. This is a beautiful piece.

EDIT: I also imagined (At one point) That the northwest Part of Orre  bordered Sinnoh near Canalave City and Twinleaf town (since the land in those locations is similar shaped).
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:iconhiimvast:
HiImVast Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that this is a REALLY old comment, but read the description.
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:iconrioluman1:
Rioluman1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
It's fairly good, but the Sevii islands should be a little bit farther West as the islands they're based on are directly south of Honshu. I don't understand how Arizona can be between Kyushu and Kansai either, but again very well done.
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Omowo Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
woooooow this is amazing O:
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconinidis:
inidis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Do you mind if the group pokemon-world-rpg.deviantart.c… uses this as it's cannon Map until I can make one with Orre and Unova moved?
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead.  Just make sure to credit me!
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:iconinidis:
inidis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I will
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:iconhilb-edro:
hilb-edro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
YOURE JUST AWESOME MAN!
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:iconlordani0512:
lordani0512 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Forma me, this is the real pokemon mapa, excelent work
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  :D
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:iconlordani0512:
lordani0512 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry but my phone use the self-correcting
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ParanoiaPenguin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I am possibly going to GM a Pokemon Tabletop (s4.zetaboards.com/Pokemon_Tabl… campaign in the near future and was wondering if you would mind me using this map for our world layout? Your IAPL maps are also super cool, but I think the standard regions are all i can handle for now. ^^;
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure!  Just let me know if you re-upload it or edit it, but using it for that sounds fine.  :)
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:iconthranmoe234:
Thranmoe234 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Hey, sorry, but was it written on the old version, and i'm sorry i just didn't read the description
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:iconthranmoe234:
Thranmoe234 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
just to say it, on bulbapedia, it is written that it is stated that the unspiration for orre is phoenix, arizona, but without that i like the placement
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps you should try reading the description next time :P
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:iconjarx246:
Jarx246 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
May I release an edited version of this map that contains a complete version of Orre and with Kalos in it?

BTW This is called Poke Japan, So I'll incorporate French Kalos into China.
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you say a "complete" version of Orre, what are you referring to?

As for the request, you're welcome to post it, so long as you include the list of credits, and I do reserve the right to edit it myself or ask you to remove it if it's not up to scratch.
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:iconjarx246:
Jarx246 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I just noticed that Orre has no routes... That's what I meant by "complete"

But I'm letting you make your own, because I think I suck at this...
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Orre has no routes in the games it's featured in. You just warp between them on your motorbike, or at least that was my understanding.
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:iconjarx246:
Jarx246 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
P. S. Never mind about Orre ':D
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:iconjarx246:
Jarx246 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
P. P. S. It'll kinda just be a compilation of images, so.....................................................................
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:iconjarx246:
Jarx246 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
P. P. P. S. Never mind about the compilation
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:iconjarx246:
Jarx246 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
P. P. P. P. S. Never mind about anything I just said earlier... This map is just too awesome.
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:iconbichlieulythi:
bichlieulythi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
To you make Kalos map in HGSS style?
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've not made one yet but I will eventually incorporate it into PokéJapan if I get around to editing it again, yes.
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:iconbichlieulythi:
bichlieulythi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Try again?
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pardon?
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:iconbichlieulythi:
bichlieulythi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Jet, Nevan and I need help to create the Kalos this style.
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