Gen 6: A 'round-the-world' exposition of Isshu's worldwide influences?
by, 3rd February 2013 at 08:22 PM (607 Views)
I've been thinking about the new region(s) endlessly, and something did come to my mind--what if the reason why the region is evidently in France as opposed to Japan is that GF has opted to do a sort of round-the-world 360 back to Japan, all in one generation? Assuming that this could be a contributing factor, could the reason that they chose France 'first' have to do with Tsutarja? As in, perhaps they intend to really show how Isshu's influences, like NYC, can be found the world over, and how some Pokemon were brought to Isshu from another region? This could be a way to still make Gen 6 a sort of 'expansion' to the previous generation, following in the tradition of all past even-numbered generations.
The fact that GF made the Isshu starters represent Europe, China, and Japan seemed very odd to me, but perhaps this is the reason? Should this turn out to be true, we would logically see two more new regions that showcase Isshu's world influences--a China one, for Pokabu, and, finally, a return to ground zero--most likely Tohoku considering that otters would be more likely to be found there than Chugoku--for Mijumaru. Is this not the logical continuation of what Gen 6 should be, going by past generations?
One reason why this theory also makes so much sense to me is that I simply cannot imagine Gen 6 going from France to Japan for their third version--it would just seem utterly nonsequitorial and disjointed. While China is seen, as far as I am aware, as some sort of 'epicenter of the world' in accordance with Chinese clerical-traditionalism, as far as I know France was not historically considered to be any sort of 'global epicenter'. Indeed, I even considered for a while that perhaps France was in fact antipodes with Japan, but after testing this on Google Earth, this was revealed to be completely false. Since they chose France instead of China--and since a Chinese region according to this theory would be the 'center' of the generation--this would make sense the most to me.
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