Within a generation or two, Pokemon is going to run out of Japan to base the geography of the Pokemon games on. So I was thinking, if they decided to base a region on part of the US, what portion of the country would work best? Where would the gyms be? How would the game be laid out in terms of progression? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
-Availability of water areas to use surf on.
-Regions based on Japan tend to be about 200 mi * 150 mi. regions in other areas could be smaller or larger.
-Pokemon games often start out in a small town (often near water) and work through a region.
-Pokemon games usually feature areas to explore subsequent to the completion of the main portion of the game.
-Having a variety of terrain is nice.
I've got some ideas, but I want to hear some discussion first.