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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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: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  New Deviant
woooooow this is amazing O:
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconinvidias:
Invidias 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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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead.  Just make sure to credit me!
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:iconinvidias:
Invidias 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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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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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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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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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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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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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea who those people are.   If you want to request a commission, look at my user page: niknaks93.deviantart.com/

If, instead, you want to make it yourself, there is a kit here: niknaks93.deviantart.com/art/H…
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malice936 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any plans on extending this with the orange islands?
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:iconniknaks93:
NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really do need to make an FAQ!

The Orange Islands are an anime-only region, so until they appear in a game I have no plans to include them on this map.
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malice936 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well technically Holon doesn't appear in any games either its a tcg only place lol
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconlinkmaster101:
Linkmaster101 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw ur first or second version, where orre was smaller and kinda tucked away behind the island which u seem to make it as now. that one was really cool.
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sta.sh/0tkckd5474c

This one? Unfortunately Orre is way bigger than most of the other regions, so making it a tiny square didn't really work, size-wise.
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:iconlinkmaster101:
Linkmaster101 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true, but it is also on a differant continent altogether. plus it does fit to the small are dont you think? how is it bigger? it seemed smaller, just alot of boring wild pokemonless deasert.
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to use a motorbike to travel between cities, which implies that the area is far larger than a usual "walking" region like the others.
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Linkmaster101 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true, but looking at the world map, i think they figured it would be boring to just walk in desert, and with no trainers or wild pokemon, i think they just wanted a way to make it easier for the game to work. it may seem large, but it probably isnt. i mean, we use cars to go from town to town here, its probably the same there. they did say pokemon didnt appear there, so there arnt things to make walking all that appealing.
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not planning to make it smaller again, sorry.
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:iconlinkmaster101:
Linkmaster101 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
alright.
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cyanlaser121 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Hey, I was thinking that it might be a good idea to revamp this a bit. You could have Unova, Kalos, and Orre in boxes pointing offscreen to signify that they are not on the same landmass. I have been playing Pokemon X, and they make frequent references to other countries. Why not create a new map based upon this: cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/b…
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, I don't plan to make a map based on the anime world (as you've linked), which is wildly different to the one in the games.
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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cyanlaser121 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Oh that isn't from the anime, that is from Dream World. Still ambiguously canon, but more so than the anime, that's for sure. I think that the first option is more what I'm thinking, just because the positioning of everything makes sense, especially Oblivia, since you'd expect it to be near Sinnoh. By the way, why do you include Holon, from the TCG, if you don't include the anime locations? While it looks nice, the TCG is even less canon than the anime xD
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's the logic behind having Oblivia near Sinnoh?  That's not a link I've come across, I have to admit.  Before you ask, the Ransei region isn't included because it's suggested to be a sort of Pangaea-type thing for the Pokémon world, and it's also very large (apparently - I've not played the game), so that's why it's omitted.

Granted, Holon is a bit dubious, but it's still a distinct region that wouldn't alter or overwrite existing regions based on a game, whereas the anime versions of Kanto and Johto are wildly different with multiple new cities and so on.  I don't know of the TCG altering the existing regions (but they might - do let me know if you know of something like that).  I hope that makes sense?
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cyanlaser121 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
My initial train of thought had been that all of the Ranger regions would be near Sinnoh, since the ranger union always sent Manaphy eggs to trainers in Sinnoh. But now I'm thinking, that due to the climate of the region, it would probably be about as far south as Hoenn.

As for Ransei, I had no intention of bringing it up, because I do not intend to play Pokemon Conquest, since like the Mystery Dungeon games, I don't see them as being in the same universe as the main series, which makes me lose interest.
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
According to Bulbapedia, you could in theory send them to Johto, too (any Gen IV game would work for the later games, unless I'm misunderstanding it), so I don't think there's much to be gained there.  I don't see anything wrong with its placement really.
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cyanlaser121 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Sorry if I'm a little too picky, it's just that I think this is really cool and want it to be accurate xD
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Naruttebayo67 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really good map :clap:
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NikNaks93 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  And thanks for the fave, too.  :3
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