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What are the first five things each region makes you think of?

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Just a fun idea that came to me. Pretty much exactly what the title says - think of a Pokémon region, and rattle off the top 5 things you associate with it the most. It can be a Pokémon, a feature, a character, a location, or anything really. I'm curious to see what everyone's most immediate takeaways have been.

Kanto
  1. the color yellow
  2. Giovanni
  3. Cinnabar Island
  4. Silence Bridge
  5. the Safari Zone

Johto
  1. Ecruteak City
  2. Celebi
  3. Azalea Town
  4. Route 44
  5. Goldenrod City

Hoenn
  1. Route 119
  2. Rayquaza
  3. Cycling Road
  4. Route 117
  5. clouds reflected in puddles

Sinnoh
  1. Mt. Coronet
  2. Team Galactic
  3. Eterna Forest
  4. snow
  5. Cheryl

Unova
  1. seasons
  2. the Pokémon League
  3. Musicals
  4. N
  5. Reshiram and Zekrom

Kalos
  1. Lumiose City
  2. roller skates
  3. class divisions
  4. Xerneas and Yveltal
  5. cafés

Alola
  1. islands
  2. the Tapu
  3. Trials/Totem Pokémon
  4. Vast Poni Canyon
  5. Alola forms

I'm sticking to the core series regions here, but if you want to add in others, be my guest.
 
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Kanto
  1. Pallet of colours
  2. Generation where it all started
  3. Psychic Types are overpowered
  4. Raichu (for some reason)
  5. Smell ya later
Orange Islands
  1. Orange
  2. Islands
  3. Drake
  4. Shells
  5. Wow Ash won a league for once
Johto
  1. Spooky and scary
  2. Ho-oh best Pokémon
  3. Kimono Sisters are cool
  4. Pokéathlon
  5. Sudowoodo (for some reason)
Hoenn
  1. Why is their music so GOOD
  2. Mega Rayquaza is too OP
  3. Zinnia
  4. Wally
  5. Swablu is cute
Sinnoh
  1. My hometown and home region
  2. Cynthia is hard to beat
  3. Wow Cyrus was pretty edgy
  4. Lake trio but why aren't they Fairy Types?
  5. Shaymin is cute
Unova
  1. EASY MODE (The touhou meme if anyone knows what I am referring to)
  2. Ohmigod they frozen an entire city
  3. Thundurus looks ugly
  4. Why do I like Game Iris a lot
  5. Elesa is top-tier gym leader material
Kalos
  1. Hon hon hon baguette français
  2. Ew Slurpuff
  3. Lysandre has nice hair. I wonder how I can get mine like that too
  4. I like Mega Evolutions
  5. THE FUTURE IS NOW THANKS TO SCIENCE
Alola
  1. Aloha Alola E
  2. Hau is very hyperactive
  3. Pokémon Anime: Slice of Life version
  4. Tapu Fini looks cool
  5. gEt iN tHE bAg nEbbY
Galar
  1. London
  2. God Save the Queen
  3. Grookey is literally a regional forme of Chimchar
  4. #TeamSonia
  5. #BringBackNatDex
 
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Kanto: Viridian Forest, Mt. Moon, Silph Co., Fighting Dojo and Pokémon Mansion.
Johto: Sprout Tower, Slowpoke Well, Ilex Forest, Olivine City and Lake Of Rage.
Hoenn: Petalburg Woods, Mauville City, Meteor Falls, Fortree City and Mt. Pyre.
Sinnoh: Lakefronts, Floaroma Meadow, Eterna Forest, Mt. Coronet and Canalave City.
Unova: Castelia City, Cold Storage, Reversal Mountain, Undella Town and Village Bridge.
Kalos: Lumiose City, Parfum Palace, Santalune Forest, Reflection Cave and Poké Ball Factory.
Alola: Brooklet Hill, Lush Jungle, Malie Garden, Haina Desert and Vast Poni Canyon.
 
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Kanto: Gary, Giovanni, Dragonite, Team Rocket, & Mew.
Orange Islands: Tracey, Lapras, Professor Ivy, beaches, & boats.
Johto: Marill, Silver, Lugia, Ho-Oh, & Morty.
Hoenn: May, Max, Blaziken, Norman, & contests.
Sinnoh: Dawn, Barry, Lucas, Lucario, & snow.
Unova: N, Team Plasma, Reshiram, Zekrom, & Zoroark.
Kalos: Fennekin, France, Sylveon, Professor Sycamore, & Serena.
Alola: Hau, Professor Kukui, Hawaii, swimming, & Alolan forms.
 
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Kanto: Kaiju-based designs (ex: Nidoking/Nidoqueen, Kangaskhan, Rhydon, etc), Early Installment Weirdness, Ambiguously Alternate-Earth implications of certain areas and Pokedex entries, Claws, and being overly prominent.
Johto: Lugia, Reincarnation, Baby Pokemon, Tall towers, skies.
Hoenn: My two favorite Pokemon of all time, Water, Villainous teams (specifically the ORAS re-interpretations of them), Islands, GameBoy Advance soundfont.
Sinnoh: Evolution, The Legendary/Mythical pantheon, Cynthia, Solaceon Town, and Mt. Coronet's music in the snowy areas.
Unova: N, Ghetsis, Plasma in general, America, and the Entralink
Kalos: Affection, Pokepuffs, Lumiose City's theme, Sylveon, and Fairies
Alola: Ultra Beasts, Lusamine, Alternate dimensions, Guzma, and Team Skull.
Orre: Post-apocalyptic-esque gritty world, the desert, Shadow Lugia, Shadow Pokemon, Miror B.
 
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Kanto
  1. Rock Tunnel
  2. Cut trees
  3. Rocker trainer class
  4. Bicycle
  5. Safari Zone

Johto

  1. Goldenrod City
  2. Meganium
  3. Miltank
  4. Music of National Park
  5. Music of Route 38

Hoenn
  1. Berry Blender/PokeBlocks
  2. Shoal Cave
  3. Meteor Falls
  4. Pacifidlog Town
  5. Mt. Pyre

Sinnoh

  1. Snowpoint City
  2. Sendoff Spring
  3. Sunyshore City
  4. Wayward Cave
  5. Mt. Coronet

Unova

  1. Striaton City
  2. Lenora
  3. Opelucid City
  4. Route 10
  5. Humilau City

Kalos
  1. Santalune City
  2. Snowbelle City
  3. Rollerskates
  4. Lumiose City
  5. Aurorus

Alola
  1. Hala
  2. Poni Island
  3. Piles of berries
  4. Ultra Beasts
  5. Pokebeans
 
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Kanto
  1. Plain
  2. Overused
  3. Small
  4. Town/city-centric (as opposed to nature)
  5. Colors (town names)
Johto
  1. Nature-centric (not saying that's accurate, it's just how I felt when playing G/S/C originally)
  2. Ancient (I loved the ruins!)
  3. Great music
  4. Solid, but overall less memorable Pokemon than other generations
  5. Great games
Hoenn
  1. Abandoned Ship
  2. The unoriginality of Plusle/Minun
  3. Disappointment
  4. Still good music
  5. Tropical
Sinnoh
  1. Snow for the first time! (but why is it considered hail in battle?)
  2. Really bad cross-gen Pokemon (the Eevee evolutions aside)
  3. (That's all I've got, the last time I played through a Sinnoh game was in 2008)
Unova
  1. America/Western
  2. Freshness (from having to use new Pokemon pre-post game)
  3. Great Pokemon
  4. The Dragonspiral Tower theme
  5. Seasons
Kalos
  1. France/Europe
  2. Autumn
  3. Great music!
  4. Fletchling
  5. Character customization
Alola
  1. Uninteresting setting
  2. Narrow paths/limited
  3. Atrocious Pokemon like Incineroar and the Ultra Beasts
  4. (Honestly, I have nothing good to say, and don't want to turn this into a bashfest, so I'll stop)
 

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I tried to be as positive as possible with everything. (Was kind of hard when reaching Kalos and Alola.) For Unova, I could probably make this list 30 things by itself.

Kanto
  1. The origin
  2. Lavender Town's creepy theme
  3. Arcanine
  4. Your rival showing each time and battling you when you were at your weakest.
  5. Mew underneath the truck.
Johto
  1. "I like shorts! They are nice and easy to wear!"
  2. Facing Red himself on Mt. Silver.
  3. Larvitar not being available until you hit Mt. Silver
  4. Whitney's Miltank.
  5. The summoning of Lugia and Ho-Oh by the Kimono Girls.
Hoenn
  1. Too much water
  2. 3 good starters
  3. Wally becoming a MAN.
  4. Maxie and Archie being dumb.
  5. Trumpets
Sinnoh
  1. Cynthia.
  2. Cross-gen evolutions
  3. HM Hell
  4. Snow routes being slow as hell
  5. The cutscene in Platinum from Spear Pillar and subsequently the Distortion World exploration.
Unova
  1. Great storyline
  2. Reshiram and Zekrom
  3. N
  4. "DEEEEEEEENNIIIIIIIIIS!"
  5. The Gym Leaders actually getting off their ass to help protect the region from harm.
Kalos
  1. Mega Evolution
  2. Serena('s legs and ponytail.)
  3. Lysandre thinking mass genocide was the answer to every problem in the world.
  4. The female ace trainers had nice designs.
  5. Introduced trainer customization.
Alola
  1. The Ultra Necrozma battle
  2. Kahili
  3. Stupid Z-Moves dances
  4. "It's destruction in human form! It's ya boy, Guzma!"
  5. "Get out."
 
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Kanto
  1. Missingno.
  2. Ghost Marowak
  3. Region that I have the least emotional attatchment to
  4. Charizard being overrated
  5. Psychic type is broken

Johto
  1. That annoying Miltank
  2. Struggling the entire game because I started with a Chikorita
  3. The coolest Pokémon being reserved for postgame
  4. Being connected with Kanto
  5. The climatic battle with Red

Hoenn
  1. Too much water
  2. Completely reworking IVs
  3. Villains with plans that made no sense
  4. Delta Episode
  5. Mega Rayquaza being the most broken thing ever

Sinnoh
  1. My first region!
  2. Honchkrow!
  3. The snow routes
  4. The physical/special split
  5. The sad fact that, to this day, I still have not beaten Diamond

Unova
  1. All new Pokémon
  2. The fact that BW2 were actually quite good
  3. Having villains that don't suck
  4. A striking main legendary trio
  5. Having good music

Kalos
  1. Having good online play but lackluster offline play
  2. Giving away Kanto starters for some reason
  3. Dragon is no longer overpowered
  4. A lackluster group of rivals
  5. Being quite a bit overhated

Alola
  1. The main character walks like a robot and is as unemotional as one.
  2. Terrible online play
  3. Way too many cutscenes
  4. Zubat, Pelipper, and Alolan Rattata are freaking everywhere for some reason
  5. The UBs going wild with the designs, but me eventually getting used to them after seeing them a lot in competitive play
 
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Kanto:
  1. Mewtwo
  2. The routes tend to be short and flat
  3. Seafoam Islands
  4. Arcanine
  5. Marowak ghost
Johto:
  1. Lugia
  2. Kimono Sisters
  3. Clair
  4. Whitney's Miltank
  5. Ice Path
Hoenn:
  1. Water routes
  2. The bikes
  3. Kyogre
  4. Sootopolis City
  5. Diving
Sinnoh:
  1. Mt. Coronet
  2. Cynthia
  3. Snow
  4. Staraptor
  5. Stat Trainers
Unova:
  1. Linear region design
  2. Haxorus
  3. Elesa
  4. Chargestone Cave
  5. Ghetsis
I've never played Kalos and Alola games, so I can't say anything about them.
 
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Kanto: Brock, Oddish, Erika, Zubats, Pokeflute
Johto: Ecruteak city, Ho-oh, Olivine lighthouse, Pokemon Eggs, Silver
Hoenn: Water, Sootopolis, Contests, Steven, Wallace
Sinnoh: Poketch, Digging, Battle Frontier, Hearthome City, Oreburgh city day theme
Unova: PWT, Pokestar Studios, sports, Driftveil city theme, Cheren
Kalos: Lumiose City, clothes, flowers, Valerie, Korrina
Alola: Rotom, the bean island, Gladion, cheesy Z move names, that hiker in the fire trial
 
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Kanto: retro gameboy graphics, Ash and Pikachu, Misty's bike, Giovanni, Prof Oak.
Johto: Ho-Oh, traditional japanese stuff, Chikorita, Silver stealing Pokémon, Lyra's Marill.
Hoenn: Water, tropical, u herd u liek mudkipz, the sir knight experience, the times we thought brendan's hat was hair
Sinnoh: Poketch, Jublife city, the ruins in celestic, Solaceon town, Barry's quirky animations
Unova: Younger Grimsley, the steampunk theme, Oshawott line, Cheren in a dress (as we did think he was a girl), Shauntal basically writing RPF fanfiction.
Kalos: Serena x Ash, eating slugs, that meowth\jigglypuff hybrid funny statue from that episode, Alain and his Mega Charizard, Charizard shilling.
Alola: Tropical theme, ash at school, hau and malasadas, "aloraichu" and pancakes, Nanu and Acerola.
Galar: British theme, dexit, scottish Gloria memes, queen of england Bede memes, Morpeko.
 
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kanto: soft colors (the color palette of the frlg), an egg.... (unrelated but it has soft colors), lavender town, pokeMMO, gengar
johto: ho oh, ilex forest's shrine, ruins of alph, silver, night time (i played it during that time), cyndaquil
hoenn: pre-storm weather (i thought of a fanart piece), tall grass, torchic, fallarbor town/the route with ash, sootopolis theme
sinnoh: snow, lake theme, barry, the mysterious/disappearing lady on the snowy route, the church
unova: N, the first step, traveling to the top of the tower, golurk, hilda's design
kalos: fletchinder, the first gym, snowbelle city, sycamore, mega evolutions/lucario
alola: guzma, po town, the seven tales of the trainer school, the ghost leader's trial, seafolk city
 
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Without thinking too hard to be original, because that isn't the point:

Kanto: Pokemon Mansion, Pokemon Tower, Mewtwo, Charizard, Giovanni
Johto: Ecruteak City, Ruins of Alph, Celebi, Suicune, Silver
Hoenn: Sootopolis City, Battle Frontier, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza
Sinnoh: Spear Pillar, Giratina, Arceus, Cyrus, Cynthia
Unova: Castelia City, Zekrom, Reshiram, N, Ghetsis
Kalos: Lumiose City, Mega Evolution, Sylveon, Greninja, Lysandre
Alola: Poni Island, Z-Moves, Ultra Beasts, Lillie, Lusamine
Galar: Wild Area, Dynamax, Zacian, Zamazenta, Leon

Mind you, I don't even like most of the elements listed after Johto.
 
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Interesting idea! Here goes:

Kanto:
  1. Ash
  2. Professor Oak
  3. Venusaur
  4. Mewtwo
  5. Lavender Town
Johto:
  1. Ho-oh
  2. Cyndaquil
  3. Silver
  4. Lance
  5. Mount Silver
Hoenn:
  1. Dragons
  2. Cycle theme
  3. Steven
  4. Surfing
  5. Meteor falls
Sinnoh:
  1. Good music
  2. Snow
  3. Team Galactic
  4. Cynthia
  5. Legends
Unova:
  1. Awesome music
  2. N
  3. Team Plasma
  4. XTransceiver
  5. Seasons
Kalos:
  1. Europe
  2. Mega Evolutions
  3. Fairies
  4. Amie
  5. Rollerskates
Alola:
  1. Islands
  2. Z-moves
  3. Culture and tribes
  4. Professor, Battle Royale Champion and challenger Kukui
  5. Necrozma
 
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Kanto:

1. Lavender Town
2. Giovanni
3. Team Rocket
4. Red
5. Blue

Johto:

1. Lance
2. The Mareep line
3. Jasmine
4. Lake of Rage
5. Pryce

Hoenn:

1. Mauville City
2. The Weather Trio (counting this as one here)
3. Jirachi
4. Wally
5. Diving

Sinnoh:

1. Team Galactic
2. The Lake Trio
3. Snowy Cities
4. Distortion World
5. Barry

Unova:

1. Castelia City
2. Reuniclus
3. Volcarona
4. Victini
5. N

Kalos:

1. The Kalos War (whatever war that is that was the whole point of the point)
2. AZ
3. Calem/Serena
4. PSS
5. Zygarde

Alola:

1. Mantine Surfing
2. Decidueye
3. Professor Kukui
4. Lillie
5. Lunala


man mine are boring compared to others lmaoooo
 
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Kanto
Glitches
Charizard
Team Rocket
The first
Genetics

Johto
Ho-Oh
Eggs
Bayleaf
The towers
Whirl Islands

Hoenn
Absol
Surfing
Exploration
Weather Trio
Soundtrack

Sinnoh
Snow
Legends
Distortion World
Physical-special split
Mount Coronet

Unova
USA
No old mons
Moving sprites
Zoroark
Reshiram

Kalos
Mega Evolution
3D
Team Flare
Greninja
France

Alola
Beaches
Litten
Characters
Ultra Beasts
Other worlds

Galar
Wild Area
Yamper line
Trains
Dynamax
UK
 
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