Why can't they use colors as name bases? In Gen 1 it was for a reason. To shade each town a different color.
You know, they kinda stopped with most of the color names after Generation II. But I see no problem with naming cities and Pokemon after colors. Just as long as they don't go overboard with it and name everything after colors.
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What are you talking about? Kanto's places are named after colours only. In Johto, it's based on plants (Violet sounds like a colour, but it can also be a flower). Hoenn's are more about nature stuff like Soot(opolis), Lily(cove) and (Little)root. Sinnoh's is more of I guess nature stuff too, and Unova's are named after clouds.
If you are referring to at that time, I guess it's good that they do that, because the Gameboy games are colourless, so it provides some nice irony and contrast.
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I love how they name cities and all (games, characters) by colours! I see no problem there.
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Well, I'm just glad they didn't call them "Blue City" or "Grey Town" or whatever. When I was little, I didn't even know most of the Kanto cities were supposed to be named after colors.
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I like how the names of the towns/cities in a region have a theme. I don't see it as a problem at all.
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It's called a theme. In Gen I it was colors, Gen II and III was plants, IV were mostly situational names. Relative to where the towns were located. Gen V, the towns were named after clouds.
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I don't see anything wrong with any names in Pokemon. Towns and cities are named after colours in GI, flowers in G2, nature in G3 and G4, and clouds in G5. And as for the games' names... GI was named on colours, yes, but G2 was metals, G3 was gems, G4 was minerals, and G5 is back to colours, but the games are more based on yin and yang, not the actual colours.
I actually appreciate the themes. It makes going into a new generation fresh, figuring out the new theme of the pair of games.
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They do it with trees and flowers too, not just colors. I think it's cool. Everything's based on something anyway.