Unova (Japanese: イッシュ地方 - Isshu) is the region that features in the Generation V games Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, along with their sequels Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2.

As of writing, there is little known about this region aside from the fact that it is "far away" from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and all other regions. It is also still unknown the real world location Unova is based off of, however, judging from the distance it is away from the other regions (which were all based of areas in Japan) it's plausible that it's based on an area other than Japan. There have been rumors that it's based off of New York City in the United States.


Like other regions, pre release pictures indicate that the settlements around Unova are of varying size, most notably this time round being Castelia City. Another feature shared with the other regions is there is at least one cave and forest.

The Same City with different Appearances in Black and White
Motor vehicles were shown in several pre release scans from Corocoro magazine which may indicate that this is a more technological advanced or savvy of the other 4 regions. Another scan did however show old railway tracks, somewhat of a contrast from the rest of the modernised region. Alternatively it has been shown to be large and significant differences between Unova in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, the former seemingly being more modernised than the latter.

The first landmark shown within Unova was Castelia City (ヒウンシティ - Hiun City), which is located in the center of the 3 Islands that make up Unova. Routes throughout the region are shown to start at 01 rather than 301, reinforcing the fact that Unova is totally independent of the other 4.

There are two differing locations in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White with Black City featuring in Black, and White Forest featuring in White. Black City returns in Black 2, while White Forest returns in White 2.

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Last edited by Dragoon on 24 June 2013 at 09:22
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