"Sevii Islands are near Hoenn."..."Sevii Islands are near Hoenn."..."Sevii Islands are near Hoenn."..."Sevii Islands are near Hoenn."...
Sevii Islands are based on Izu Islands, which are below Tokyo (Saffron in Pokémon).
Hoenn is freaggin' Kyushu, which is the southern island of Japan, just look at the distance between Kantō and Kyushu and tell me if they are near.
If there's a place that should be added, it should be the rest of Kyushu, here (and we can see that they created some places), or maybe even a place based on Okinawa, but instead of placing it east of Hoenn it can be put south of it.
And please no more Kanto.
Not just because every Pokemon game has a bit of Kanto, but all that creepypasta scared the shit out of me. (/\)-(/\)
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Yeah, the Izu Islands are near Tokyo, which is far from Kyushu, but that doesn't mean that the Pokémon world is shaped exactly like Earth (even if real world locations are where they drew inspiration for Pokémon regions). Heck, Hoenn is sideways if the Pokémon is shaped exactly like Earth.
So, for all we know, Hoenn could be kinda close to the Sevii Islands
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Given that Hoenn itself is rotated compared to Kyushu, I don't think the real world's geography is much of an argument here. :P For that matter, Unova is really distorted compared to actual New York. So who's to say the Sevii Islands are closest to Kanto?
I'm hoping the Sevii Islands don't appear, and not because I prefer them to be tied to Kanto rather than Hoenn. I just think that they'd be superfluous. Hoenn is a diverse and vibrant region on its own, whereas the Sevii Islands largely existed to add that same kind of variety to the less impressive Kanto region from Gen. I. And I'd like Game Freak to focus on Hoenn itself, and make it as interesting and cohesive as possible.
While I don't think they'll appear, I would kind of like the Sevii Islands to be included. Hoenn is a great region, but similarly to Red and Green, Ruby and Sapphire aren't known for their amazing postgame (at least, not in my opinion.) The Sevii Islands would be a great way of rectifying that, and would be a great place to stick some of the 500 or so Pokémon not in the Hoenn Dex. Like The Outrage mentioned, Unown hasn't been catchable since HeartGold and SoulSilver, and the Sevii Islands' Tanoby Ruins would be a good way to include them...
The Sevii Islands should appear in ORAS, they did in Emerald in the form of Navel Rock and Birth Island (Island 8 and 9). It was the only two locations in Gen III where you could be in the same place from a Hoenn game and Kanto game.
They were partially accessible from Emerald.
As you can see in this image, Birth Island is the triangle-shaped Island directly South of Island 6. Navel Rock on the other hand is the small mountain-shaped Island inbetween Island 4 and 5. So even in Emerald, you were basically able to go to the Sevii Islands, even if you couldn't visit the Seven original islands, you were, as this map shows, literally right next to them. I was surprised they didn't just decide to let you visit the rest in that case.
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My thoughts on this:
The only Sevii Island things that should reappear is Birth Island (Deoxys event anyone?)
We don't need Lugia in this game, and there's a Space Center for heaven's sake - Deoxys can appear in an event related to the Space Center instead of some random island that appeared in one game where most players didn't even know of the event at that time.
Sevii does not need to appear in ORAS for any reason. Hoenn has all the resources available so no thank you. Sevii can come back for another Kanto game.
Not really. It didn't have anywhere near the amount of Pokémon available in XY, and there are only so many Pokémon that can be added to a region which originally lacked them. And looking at the Hoenn map, I highly doubt that there are many new locations. Two of the clouds merely obscure the Sky Pillar and Battle Frontier.Hoenn has all the resources available so no thank you.
Not that I would put anything past Game Freak. They could use gimmicky methods to condense a lot of Pokémon into Hoenn, but it would no doubt result in those Pokémon being hard to obtain. I'm just surprised that some people are in favor of that happening.
I'm just saying I'd certainly prefer that means of increasing the number of available Pokémon to tacking on an unconnected region that probably wouldn't be accessible until the post-game even if it WERE included, and would probably be less interesting than Hoenn itself to boot.