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The '''[[Indigo Plateau]]''' serves as the capital for the [[Pokémon League]]. It is the final destination for [[Pokémon Trainer]]s competing in [[Indigo League|Indigo]] or [[Johto League]] [[Pokémon League#Competitions against the Elite Four|competitions]] against the [[Elite Four]]. This is the where the powerful [[Elite Four]] battle against {{pkmn|Trainer}}s in a final showdown of becoming a master Pokémon trainer, who may be challenged after defeating of all eight [[Gym Leaders]] of each respective [[region]]. In the anime, it is also the location of the [[Indigo Plateau Conference]], [[Grand Festival|Kanto Grand Festival]] and the Pokémon League Village.
The '''[[History of Pokémon|history of the Pokémon media franchise]]''' spans over a decade from when work began officially on the first game to now, and has roots even older. It started simply enough as a hobby of [[Satoshi Tajiri]], who as a child had a fondness for catching {{wp|insect}}s and {{wp|tadpole}}s near his home in suburban {{wp|Tokyo}}. Over time, Tajiri decided to put his idea of catching creatures into practice because it would give children the same thrill as he had.
 
   
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The Indigo Plateau is located just north of {{ka|Victory Road}}, and east of [[Mt. Silver]]. In [[Generation I]] and {{gen|III}}, the only way to reach the Indigo Plateau is by going through {{rt|23|Kanto}}; however, in [[Generation II]] and {{gen|IV}}, the Indigo Plateau can be reached by going through {{rt|26|Kanto}}. In order to reach Indigo Plateau by foot, Trainers must venture through {{ka|Victory Road}}, a lengthy cave acting as a final test for Trainers.
With the help of [[Ken Sugimori]] and other friends, Tajiri formed [[Game Freak]] and much later the design studio known as [[Creatures]]. When Tajiri discovered the [[Game Boy]] and the [[Link cable|Game Boy Link Cable]], it gave him the image of insects traveling along the wire, which led to concept for a new game called ''[[Capsule Monsters]]''. After several failed attempts at pitching this idea to [[Nintendo]], Tajiri's new friend [[Shigeru Miyamoto]] pitched it to the company, and Nintendo began to fund the project, spending six years developing the games that would become a worldwide sensation. Before the first Pokémon games were released in Japan in 1996, Nintendo decided to change the name "Capsule Monsters" to "Pocket Monsters."
 
   
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Indigo Plateau

The Indigo Plateau serves as the capital for the Pokémon League. It is the final destination for Pokémon Trainers competing in Indigo or Johto League competitions against the Elite Four. This is the where the powerful Elite Four battle against Trainers in a final showdown of becoming a master Pokémon trainer, who may be challenged after defeating of all eight Gym Leaders of each respective region. In the anime, it is also the location of the Indigo Plateau Conference, Kanto Grand Festival and the Pokémon League Village.

The Indigo Plateau is located just north of Victory Road, and east of Mt. Silver. In Generation I and III, the only way to reach the Indigo Plateau is by going through Route 23; however, in Generation II and IV, the Indigo Plateau can be reached by going through Route 26. In order to reach Indigo Plateau by foot, Trainers must venture through Victory Road, a lengthy cave acting as a final test for Trainers.

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