Which is just another reason why they should use Johto instead. They are not going to explore America's past even slightly, so why create that expectation? Not to mention that Reshiram and Zekrom are supposed to have been dormant for 2500 years, and I don't see them going that far into the past while making another Pokedex quest seem plausible.It's also not meant to be an exact one to one though too. It's meant to more of be inspired by real events, not represent them directly.
God this is just gonna get so much worse if they do a Unova game because Unovan history is absolutely nothing like real American history and people will still expect it must be and insist on affixing real world baggage to it.
No worries!! Again, this wasn't directed at anyone in particular, and was just a small reminder to not veer too much off topic! I think that it'll all be just fine though right?We...were though...We weren't trashing anyone, just saying that these fictional cultures are only roughly inspired by real ones [...]
Lol, what gave it away that the Sinnoh People aren't supposed to look 1:1 to the Ainu, the fact that Lian wears an American Stetson perhaps?
I believe that trope in Japanese fiction is called "Mukokuseki" (無国籍).I could be wrong, but the vast majority of Pokémon characters almost always, visually, seemed like Western characters to me, regardless of the setting. The same can be said of the characters of many Japanese animes.
In short, the producers always seemed more concerned with selling the game to the West than with the visual identity of the characters.