Friday, March 9, 2012

A Traveler's Guide to the Pokémon World

Plan on traveling for Spring Break but haven't picked a destination yet? How about making a trip to the Pokémon world. The Pokémon world is both vast and beautiful. From the humble grasslands of Route 1 to the majestic mountaintop of Spear Pillar, the scenery in Pokémon is breathtaking. I'll show you some of the hotspots that you should definitely visit.

The desert Orre region isn't one of the most famous regions in the Pokémon world, but is beautiful nonetheless. The Orre region is known for having well developed cities, including the water city of Phenac

A jewel in the desert that overflows with water
Phenac City stood as an oasis in the arid Orre region. The city is flowing with water and the stadium is simply gorgeous. The citizens are all cheerful with smiling faces. You can always count on seeing that jogger with his Castform running around the central fountain. For fun, I would stand in front of Castform to make it stop moving :P. While the city was once run by a corrupt mayor, efforts from a valiant trainer put the Cipher member behind bars. It might be peaceful, but there's still plenty of action for trainers wishing to hone their skills. Those itching for Pokémon battles should make their way to the Pregym and Stadium, where there's always a competition going on.

One of the many floor in Mt. Moon
Most trainer's first encounter with a mountain would have to be the Mt. Moon. In between Pewter and Cerulean City, Mt. Moon has a complex interior filled with Zubats. Their use of Supersonic can get bothersome, so it's highly recommended that trainers carry repels with them. A while back, fossils of Pokémon were discovered. While the original Kabuto and Omanyte fossils are long gone, it's still possible that more fossils lie inside Mt. Moon.

In the Kanto region, Mt. Moon serves as the exclusive home for Clefairys. These usually shy Pokémon come out to play every Monday night. They dance on the mountaintop as the starry sky sparkles on the water's surface. It's truly a sight to behold, but trainers must be cautious. If spotted, the Clefairys will hastily retreat. They usually leave behind a Moon Stone. Many Pokémon that evolve when exposed to a Moon Stone live in the surrounding areas. Mt. Moon is a mysterious place. It's full of wonder, magic and Zubats. Lots and lots of Zubats...

Feeling homesick on your journey to becoming the Pokémon master? Well plan a trip to Hearthome City, a home away from home! Located in the Sinnoh region, Hearthome is one of the larger cities in the region. 
Home is where the heart is
Going out on the town is a great way for you and your Pokémon to relax. There are many things to do in Hearthome. Amity Square is a park where you and your Pokémon can frolic. It's possible to pick up some rare items while roaming around, so be sure to talk to your Pokémon often. The Super Contest Hall hosts Pokémon contests. People from around the world travel to Hearthome to see and partake in contests. It's a great way to show off your beautiful Milotic to the world! There's also a Poffin House where you can make tasty treats for your Pokémon, a cathedral, and even a Pokémon Gym. Fantina uses Ghost type Pokémon not only in battle but also in contests. A visit to Hearthome city is a heart warming experience.

The Unova region has some remarkable landmarks like Skyarrow Bridge and Celestial Tower. One location that's fun to visit and filled with history is Liberty Garden.
A shiny beacon of hope
Accessed by taking a boat from Castelia City's pier, Liberty Garden stands as a symbol of victory for the Unova people. The garden is lush all year round and people gather from all over to visit the lighthouse. It's said that a Victini makes its home in the basement of the lighthouse. Victory, Victini, you get the idea. While there isn't any battles or wild Pokémon running amok, it's a nice place to visit if you're looking to relax and bask in the history of Unova. You could also go to the Desert Resort if you wanted to learn more about Unova lore, but the sand in your eyes might not be enjoyable.

The Pokémon world is a unique place to visit. There are places for every type of traveler to explore. So what are you waiting for? Hop on your Pidgeotto, teach it Fly, and go out and explore the Pokémon world!