Pokemon Scarlet & Violet hints at Australian inspiration for the next region

Published: 2022-12-05T22:17:38

Updated: 2022-12-05T22:17:38

An image spotted during art class has some Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans wondering if Australia will serve as inspiration for the next game’s main region.

Of course, the Pokemon games are no stranger to taking inspiration from real locations around the world. For example, the Paldea territory that makes up the open world in Scarlet and Violet borrowed heavily from Spain and Portugal.

Despite players still fully exploring Paldea, some are already starting to wonder where exactly the next Pokemon installment will take them.

A supposed in-game hint may indicate that Pokemon trainers are having a future adventure somewhere below.

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Could Australia inspire the region of the next Pokemon game?

In a recent Reddit post, a user named Brenduke claimed to have seen an image of Uluru, the sandstone monolith in Australia’s Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

The redditor didn’t share a screenshot of the in-game representation of the stone, but said they saw it on the right wall of the art room.

Since previous games contain “slight hint”.[s] for the next region,” Brenduke wonders if this poster is a clue to the title coming after Scarlet and Violet.

The player mainly thinks that an Australia-like biome might work given the cities, mythology, and unique wildlife.

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As you’d expect, the thread is full of ideas for an Austrlia-inspired region in the next Pokemon episode.

“Dingo Pokémon that’s a ghost and it’s called Dinghost,” one Redditor replied, much to the delight of several others. And, of course, there’s no shortage of theories about where else the Pokemon developers might go with kangaroo-like creatures outside of Kangaskhan.

All of the above serves as fan speculation only. Still, it sounds like Australia wouldn’t be a bad choice for a new Pokemon setting.

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