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    Default what are the towns in pokemon games named after?

    i know its colours in kanto

    in johto i think its plants

    have no clue in hoenn

    have no clue in sinoh

    so, can some please explain if the names are named after anything in perticular in gens 3-4.

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    I think Johto is types of wood, im not entirely sure if they continue it beyond there, but i don't fully know.

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    Hoenn's towns are all made up of two words.

    EX: Little Root, Petal Burg, Lily Cove... etc.

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    Sinnoh's town names describe the town's famous trademark. (Sandgem's sand and beach; Floaroma's gardens; Sunyshore's solar panels; etc)


    If are wondering about the other regions (are they considered regions?)...


    The Sevii Islands are named after archaic English words.
    The Orange Islands come from the different types of oranges or citrus fruits.
    In Fiore the main towns are after the four seasons.
    And in Orre the main towns are named after types of minerals or rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vee2x_paradox View Post
    And in Orre the main towns are named after types of minerals or rocks.
    However, Phenac City is named after Phoenix, Arizona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vee2x_paradox View Post
    Sinnoh's town names describe the town's famous trademark. (Sandgem's sand and beach; Floaroma's gardens; Sunyshore's solar panels; etc)
    heathrome and pastoria???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey2004 View Post
    However, Phenac City is named after Phoenix, Arizona.
    Phenac comes from the word of the mineral Phenakite.

    Quote Originally Posted by empoleon dynamite View Post
    heathrome and pastoria???
    Hearthome = (heart, home) The city's description talks about how it's child-friendly and caring with many families living there.

    Pastoria = (pastor) The Bible used pastor as a term like "being a Shepard" or "feeding sheep". Pastor could refer to Crasher Wake/Maximum Mask who uses his prize money to help others. (Bulbapedia says he was based on a real lucha libre who was an actual pastor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vee2x_paradox View Post
    Phenac comes from the word of the mineral Phenakite.
    I really doubt that that's true considering that Orre itself is actually based off of Arizona. It might've been a "dual-pun", but it's widely known that Phenac came from Phoenix, not Phenakite. The issue is heavily debated however, but I'm sticking with what makes more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tina View Post
    Hoenn's towns are all made up of two words.

    EX: Little Root, Petal Burg, Lily Cove... etc.
    Hoen is plants.
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    but it's widely known that Phenac came from Phoenix
    No it isn't. They said Orre as a whole was based on Arizona (or basically the desert part of it).

    And considering Phenac is in the word "phenakite" and not in Phoenix, I'm deffinately going with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habunake View Post
    No it isn't. They said Orre as a whole was based on Arizona (or basically the desert part of it).

    And considering Phenac is in the word "phenakite" and not in Phoenix, I'm deffinately going with that.
    I'm sure I saw it somewhere that Phenac was taken from Phoenix and not Phenakite.

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    I fail to see how anyone could get Phoenix from Phenac especially since all the other towns have a mineral theme, including the Region itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothicEmo View Post
    Hoen is plants.
    Is Slateport and Lavaridge really a plant? I doubt it

    Anything 3rd gen onwards is usually just two words that best fit the city's characteristics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "L" View Post
    Anything 3rd gen onwards is usually just two words that best fit the city's characteristics.
    Could be, but what about Rustburo, Slateport, and Mauville? Wow, this discussion is confusing. xD
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    "Rust" and "Burrow", "Slate" and "Port"(duh), "Mauve" and "Village". The basic rule is, besides Pallet Town, every first town is related to plantlife. I also think Phenac is from Phenakite rather than Phoenix.
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