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The absolute best Pokemon map recreations for the Kanto region

Published: 4/Jul/2019 16:18 Updated: 7/Jul/2019 18:27

by Paul Cot

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The Kanto region, first seen in Fortnite and even Sim City. It has also been completely re-made using the Unreal 4 engine.

We showcase each of these recreations below.

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pokecraftprojectPokemon’s Kanto region was always going to get re-made in Minecraft…

Minecraft

Not that Minecraft needs too much of an introduction to most gamers, but it is a sandbox game that allows players to create their own world. It is the second most downloaded game ever behind Tetris.

As a result of the ability to build any world your creative skills let you, a multitude of iconic locations have been created. These include city landmarks such Big Ben, GTA V’s Los Santos all the way through to Pokemon’s Kanto region.

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As some Minecraft projects go, Pokemon’s first map is relatively small. Nevertheless, it is still a huge undertaking which is evidence by the image above.

Fortnite

From one mammoth game to another – Fortnite. The game is, of course, known for being one of – if not the – biggest battle royale game out there, but it also has a creator mode.

This was introduced in December 2018 and, like Minecraft, players can create their own buildings and land on a private island.

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after about two months of hard work part one of my recreation of Pokémon red is finally complete:smile: this map consists of pallet town through mount moon. It also has a working pewter city gym battle and much more:grin::yes: the code if you want to play is 2911-4244-1867. Tell me what you think from r/FortNiteBR

Therefore, it wasn’t going to be long until someone stepped up and re-created the Kanto region, which is exactly what happened.

It is arguably the most detailed recreation of Pokemon Red and Blue’s map to date, so much so that it isn’t even finished yet. The map starts in Pallet Town and finishes just after Mt Moon which means the recreation hasn’t even got the second city of Cerulean yet.

DevastatorRizzEven SimCity 2000 has recreated the Kanto region…

SimCity 2000

As the Kanto region was made in 1996 for somewhat primitive consoles, even a game like SimCity 2000 can replicate the map. SimCity 2000 was released all the way back in 1993 so the redesigns in Fortnite and Minecraft are likely to be far more detailed.

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Even so, it’s interesting to go back and see how a game more than 20 years old can replicate Pokemon’s first map. It was first posted by Redditor DevastatorRizz and can even be downloaded to fully check out here.

Unreal Engine

Many games even today are based on the Unreal Engine 4 and while this recreation isn’t based on a specific game, using the engine to make Kanto proved very successful. The video above shows just how high the level of detail is in what is a recreation that arguably matches Fortnite.

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Just imagine being able to play Kanto using this, or any of the other games above for that matter, with real battles and Pokemon.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

Snivy

So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.