Thanks to NikNak's toolkit, I started building my own Gen IV style map of Unova, with East Unova added of course. I intend to eventually add the area far "north" of the landmass enclosing Undella Bay as well.
I think if they did do an official map - with all the regions - Unova & Orre would be on one continent, Sinnoh, Kato, Sevii Islands, Johto & Hoenn on another & Fiore, Almia & Oblivia on a third (though closer to the second). Faraway would probably be as far away from all of the as possibly (obv.) and naval rock/birth island close to the Sevii Islands. If Holon were included (though I doubt it, despite wishing for it) it'd also be further away from the first three continents, though closer than Faraway Island.
I didn't consider it could be shang hi? interesting!
This is not the place to discuss what Unova is based on. It has been confirmed to be inspired by New York City. There is no reason to discuss it further, especially not here.
I made this map (with the help of Serebii.net's Pokearth, and others) in the style of the blank maps found on Wikipedia. Click to enlarge, its not small though.
From left to right:
Unova (the places on the far corners of Unova are locations shown on the Battle Subway map)
Kanto/Johto (the island to the south is New Island, in its location before the retcon)
Orre (the routes shown are the paths seen on the Orre map in Colosseum)
Orange Islands (the route shown is the path taken in the anime)
Light Grey: Land
Light Blue: Route with Land + Water
Black: Villages, towns and cities
Dark Grey: Caves
Lighter Dark Grey: Other places (forests, etc.)
A bit of a random post, but I think this is the correct thread for this (didn't want to make a whole new one for it):
Why do the Castelia Docks form a hand?! So creepy O.o
^It's a harbour, and thus reaches out to the entire world through shipping.
Making the harbour look like a hand was some brilliant thinking on GameFreak's part.
Speaking of Castelia City's southern end, check out this scene from the beginning of BW 001.
Obviously they wanted to depict Unova as seen from space, but they way the blew it up to gargantuan size to the point where each of Castelia City's docks look like gigantic peninsulas suggests that Unova in the anime is massively upscaled compared to Unova as seen in the games, which is actually relatively on scale to the actual geography compared to the massive distances seen in the anime for the sake of inserting filler in between towns.
Though i cropped this screencap, its actually shown as being so large as visibly occupying the curvature of the planet, as though it were the size of an entire continent.
@SuperTrainStationH: Maybe everyone in the Pokémon world are secretly giants? :s Btw, the more I look at your Maps (complete w/East Unova) the more I wish they were true - at least then we'd have some proper post game content :(
Btw, has anyone else noticed that if you rotate the map 90 degrees clockwise the mountains (& land around them) near the Undella Bay area looks a lot like Orre?? They're both based on America, just sayin'!
Aww, thanks Green Zubat! :)
By coincidence, here's my finished map.
All I did was add some darker green to it in parts and removed the "unished" text. :P
i was bored and did some googling and noticed this map of orre:
it looks like the region is completely land locked. there also appears to be several other named regions around it as well. does anyone have any larger pictures of orre that may show the other regions' names? also has anyone made a map that closer resembles that map instead of the one that i've noticed most orre maps are based off of which is this:
To me that water area is not the sea but is more likely one of the two lakes on that map that look similar to the water in the last map.