Visit these Spectacular Real-Life Pokemon Regions

When you hear Pokémon, you might think of one of two things. The first is that this franchise defined your childhood, and you’re still a fan all these years later. Or, your child is obsessed with the universe and constantly talks about the characters, games, shows, and Pokemon regions. 

Don’t brush it off as just cards or video games if it’s the latter. In addition to encouraging reading, math, and strategy skills, Pokemon can also be a tool to introduce your children to countries worldwide. 

If you’re looking to plan a vacation to a destination that the whole family will enjoy, here are Pokemon regions and landmarks that you can visit IRL. 

Based on the identically named Japanese city Kantō, this is the first region introduced in the Pokémon franchise. This region includes Tokyo!

The Kanto Region

Hoenn’s features are based on southern Japan’s main island Kyushu and the surrounding islands. It includes the famed island of Okinawa

The Hoenn Region

Like the previous three Pokemon regions, Sinnoh is also based on Japan. Its geography is inspired by the second-largest and northernmost island in Japan, Hokkaido.

The Sinnoh Region

One of the Pokemon regions took inspiration outside of Japan for the first time. Unova is based on one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, New York City.

The Unova Region

The Galar region is a homage to English, Scottish, and Wales’ lush geography and architecture. It’s the only one of the Pokemon regions with an official tour guide from The Pokemon Company

The Galar Region