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[[Image:Ill-hoenn.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Hoenn in Ruby and Sapphire]]
 
[[Image:Ill-hoenn.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Hoenn in Ruby and Sapphire]]
 
[[Image:Hoenn_Anime.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Anime-based map of the Hoenn region]]
 
[[Image:Hoenn_Anime.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Anime-based map of the Hoenn region]]
The '''Hoenn''' region (Japanese: '''ホウエン地方''' ''Hōen-chihō'') is a large [[region]] to the southwest of [[Johto]], and resembles the real-world Japanese main island of {{wp|Kyushu}}. It is the setting of the [[Generation III]] games {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}. The names of most of the cities in Hoenn are made of two words put together (Little Root, Fort Tree, Slate Port, etc.). [[Professor Birch]] of [[Littleroot Town]] offers the Pokémon known as {{p|Treecko}}, {{p|Torchic}} or {{p|Mudkip}} to trainers beginning their journey of this vast land.
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The '''Hoenn''' region (Japanese: '''ホウエン地方''' ''Hōen-chihō'') is a large [[region]] to the southwest of [[Johto]], and resembles the real-world Japanese main island of {{wp|Kyushu}}. It is the setting of the [[Generation III]] games {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}. The names of most of the cities in Hoenn are made of two words put together (Little Root, Fort Tree, Slate Port, Ever Grande, etc.). [[Professor Birch]] of [[Littleroot Town]] offers the Pokémon known as {{p|Treecko}}, {{p|Torchic}} or {{p|Mudkip}} to trainers beginning their journey of this vast land.
   
 
Junichi Masuda has stated that Hoenn's name comes from 豊縁, ''hōen'', meaning "rich and green". The region's name may also mean, when read all together, "abundant relations", as a common theme in this region is the relationships forged between Pokémon and people. He also stated that the reasoning behind rotating Hoenn 90° counterclockwise compared to its real-world counterpart was to increase playability.
 
Junichi Masuda has stated that Hoenn's name comes from 豊縁, ''hōen'', meaning "rich and green". The region's name may also mean, when read all together, "abundant relations", as a common theme in this region is the relationships forged between Pokémon and people. He also stated that the reasoning behind rotating Hoenn 90° counterclockwise compared to its real-world counterpart was to increase playability.
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==Geography==
 
==Geography==
 
The Hoenn region boasts many dramatic environments from rainforests to deserts. However, its most striking feature is its abundance of water. There are several large islands off the mainland only accessible via [[water route]]s, many of which are suitable for {{m|Dive|diving}} because they are so deep. It seems to have a warmer climate than [[Kanto]], [[Johto]], and [[Sinnoh]].
 
The Hoenn region boasts many dramatic environments from rainforests to deserts. However, its most striking feature is its abundance of water. There are several large islands off the mainland only accessible via [[water route]]s, many of which are suitable for {{m|Dive|diving}} because they are so deep. It seems to have a warmer climate than [[Kanto]], [[Johto]], and [[Sinnoh]].

Revision as of 04:13, 27 January 2010

Hoenn ホウエン地方地方
Hōen-chihō region
[[File:HoennIIIE.png|250px]]
Artwork of the Hoenn region from Pokémon Emerald
Introduction
Professor Professor Birch
Starter Pokémon Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip
Regional Villains {{{villain}}}
League
Pokémon League yes
League Location Ever Grande City
Pokédex
Pokédex List {{{pokelist}}}
Anime
Series Advanced Generation
Season(s) Advanced (6)
Advanced Challenge (7)
Advanced Battle (8)
Games
Generation III
Games yes
Manga
Adventures Debut {{{manga}}}
File:Ill-hoenn.jpg
Hoenn in Ruby and Sapphire
Anime-based map of the Hoenn region

The Hoenn region (Japanese: ホウエン地方 Hōen-chihō) is a large region to the southwest of Johto, and resembles the real-world Japanese main island of Kyushu. It is the setting of the Generation III games Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. The names of most of the cities in Hoenn are made of two words put together (Little Root, Fort Tree, Slate Port, Ever Grande, etc.). Professor Birch of Littleroot Town offers the Pokémon known as Treecko, Torchic or Mudkip to trainers beginning their journey of this vast land.

Junichi Masuda has stated that Hoenn's name comes from 豊縁, hōen, meaning "rich and green". The region's name may also mean, when read all together, "abundant relations", as a common theme in this region is the relationships forged between Pokémon and people. He also stated that the reasoning behind rotating Hoenn 90° counterclockwise compared to its real-world counterpart was to increase playability.

Geography

The Hoenn region boasts many dramatic environments from rainforests to deserts. However, its most striking feature is its abundance of water. There are several large islands off the mainland only accessible via water routes, many of which are suitable for diving because they are so deep. It seems to have a warmer climate than Kanto, Johto, and Sinnoh.

Much of the interior area is forested or mountainous, so most notable cities are found on the coastline. People who live in towns and villages in the mountain areas must adapt to the harsh environment. An extreme example of this is the inhabitants of Fortree City, who live in tree houses. This is in stark contrast to other regions in the Pokémon world, as noted by Ruby, who preferred Johto's many modernized cities to the wilderness and countryside in Hoenn.

Locations

Cities/Towns

Areas of interest

Emerald-exclusive areas

These areas can only be found in Pokémon Emerald:

Routes

Routes in Hoenn number are numbered as 101-134, breaking the former pattern set up by Kanto and Johto. This is presumably to discourage the idea of being able to travel back to either region after completion of the game, as was done in Generation II. Some of the routes have differing weather conditions depending on the day they are traveled on.

League

Main article: Hoenn League

Gym Leaders

Hoenn League
Generation III Region: Hoenn
Gym Leader
Japanese
Location
Japanese
Type Badge
{{{size}}}
Roxanne
ツツジ Tsutsuji
Rustboro City
カナズミシティ
Kanazumi City
Rock Stone Badge.png
Stone Badge
{{{size}}}
Brawly
トウキ Tōki
Dewford Town
ムロタウン
Muro Town
Fighting Knuckle Badge.png
Knuckle Badge
{{{size}}}
Wattson
テッセン Tessen
Mauville City
キンセツシティ
Kinsetsu City
Electric Dynamo Badge.png
Dynamo Badge
{{{size}}}
Flannery
アスナ Asuna
Lavaridge Town
フエンタウン
Fuen Town
Fire Heat Badge.png
Heat Badge
{{{size}}}
Norman
センリ Senri
Petalburg City
トウカシティ
Tōka City
Normal Balance Badge.png
Balance Badge
{{{size}}}
Winona
ナギ Nagi
Fortree City
ヒワマキシティ
Hiwamaki City
Flying Feather Badge.png
Feather Badge
{{{size}}}
Tate and Liza
フウとラン Fū and Ran
Mossdeep City
トクサネシティ
Tokusane City
Psychic Mind Badge.png
Mind Badge
File:SpriteWallace.png
Wallace
ミクリ Mikuri RS
File:SpriteJuan.png
Juan
アダン Adan E
Sootopolis City
ルネシティ
Rune City
Water Rain Badge.png

Rain Badge


Elite Four

Hoenn League
Generation III
Member
Japanese
Type
{{{size}}}
Sidney
カゲツ Kagetsu
Dark
{{{size}}}
Phoebe
フヨウ Fuyō
Ghost
{{{size}}}
Glacia
プリム Prim
Ice
{{{size}}}
Drake
ゲンジ Genji
Dragon
File:RS Steven.png
Champion
Steven
ダイゴ Daigo RS
File:E-Wallace.png
Champion
Wallace
ミクリ Mikuri E
Steel Water


Battle Frontier

Main article: Battle Frontier (Generation III)

Frontier Brains

Hoenn Battle Frontier
Frontier Brain
Japanese
Facility
Japanese
Symbols
File:SpriteNoland.png
Factory Head Noland
ファクトリーヘッド >ダツラ
Factory Head Datsura
Battle Factory
バトルファクトリー
Battle Factory
Knowledgesymbolsilver.png
Silver Knowledge Symbol
Knowledgesymbol.png
Gold Knowledge Symbol
File:SpriteGreta.png
Arena Tycoon Greta
アリーナキャプテン コゴミ
Arena Captain Kogomi
Battle Arena
バトルアリーナ
Battle Arena
Gutssymbolsilver.png
Silver Guts Symbol
Gutssymbol.png
Gold Guts Symbol
File:SpriteTucker.png
Dome Ace Tucker
ドームスーパースター ヒース
Dome Superstar Heath
Battle Dome
バトルドーム
Battle Dome
Tacticssymbolsilver.png
Silver Tactics Symbol
Tacticssymbol.png
Gold Tactics Symbol
File:SpriteLucy.png
Pike Queen Lucy
チューブクイーン -->アザミ
Tube Queen Azami
Battle Pike
バトルチューブ
Battle Tube
Lucksymbolsilver.png
Silver Luck Symbol
Lucksymbol.png
Gold Luck Symbol
File:SpriteSpenser.png
Palace Maven Spenser
パレスガーディアン ウコン
Palace Guardian Ukon
Battle Palace
バトルパレス
Battle Palace
Spiritssymbolsilver.png
Silver Spirit Symbol
Spiritssymbol.png
Gold Spirit Symbol
File:SpriteBrandon.png
Pyramid King Brandon
ピラミッドキング ジンダイ
Pyramid King Jindai
Battle Pyramid
バトルピラミッド
Battle Pyramid
Bravesymbolsilver.png
Silver Brave Symbol
Bravesymbol.png
Gold Brave Symbol
File:SpriteAnabel.png
Salon Maiden Anabel
タワータイクーン リラ
Tower Tycoon Lila
Battle Tower
バトルタワー
Battle Tower
Abilitysymbolsilver.png
Silver Ability Symbol
Abilitysymbol.png
Gold Ability Symbol

Trivia

  • Unlike other regions, several of the smaller islands off of Hoenn's southeastern coast are unreachable by any means.
  • Not counting the player's hometown, Hoenn has the most cities that do not have Gyms - Slateport City and Lilycove City
    • Coincidentally, both of these cities are famous for being harbors.
  • Hoenn is the only region that is not accessible in Generation IV. It is unknown if it ever will be.
    • As a result, it is the only region that has not been rendered in 3D.
  • Hoenn is the only region in which time doesn't affect the game's graphics.
  • Hoenn is the only region in the handheld games to have more than one villainous team, with both Team Aqua and Team Magma calling the region home. Only Orre matches this, with Team Snagem and Cipher, though Orre has not appeared outside of GameCube games.
Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series KantoJohtoHoennSinnohUnovaKalos
Sevii Islands
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games TCG IslandsFioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkRanseiFerrum
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota


Hoenn
Stone Badge.png Knuckle Badge.png Dynamo Badge.png Heat Badge.png Balance Badge.png Feather Badge.png Mind Badge.png Rain Badge.png
Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
Battle FrontierBattle Resort
Routes
101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118
119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134Underwater
Landmarks
Petalburg WoodsRusturf TunnelIsland CaveGranite CaveAbandoned ShipSea MauvilleOceanic Museum
Seaside Cycling RoadTrick HouseMauville Game CornerNew MauvilleTrainer HillDesert RuinsMirage TowerFiery Path
Jagged PassMt. ChimneyDesert UnderpassMeteor FallsWeather InstituteScorched SlabAncient TombSafari ZoneMt. Pyre
Lilycove MuseumShoal CaveTeam Aqua HideoutTeam Magma HideoutMossdeep Space CenterSeafloor CavernCave of Origin
Mirage IslandSky PillarVictory RoadSealed ChamberArtisan CaveAltering CaveSouthern IslandMarine CaveTerra Cave
Contest HallBattle MaisonBattle TowerBattle TentSecret IsletSecret MeadowSecret Shore
Mirage spots

Mirage CavesMirage ForestsMirage IslandsMirage Mountains
Crescent IsleFabled CaveGnarled DenNameless CavernPathless PlainTrackless Forest

Access to
Birth IslandFaraway IslandNavel RockSky