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- If you were looking for the character from The Power of Us known as Hisui in Japanese, see Harriet.
In-game map of the Hisui region
The Hisui region (Japanese: ヒスイ地方 Hisui region) refers to Sinnoh as it was known during discovery and settlement, in a historical period set prior to Generation IV. It is the setting of Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Etymology and design concept
Hisui may be derived from 翡翠 hisui (jade) or 祕邃 hisui (arcane), the latter of which is synonymous to Sinnoh's name origin.
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Hisui is likely based on the Japanese island of Hokkaido while it was still known as Ezo, referring to its inhabitants prior to the Meiji Restoration. In 1869, the northern frontier was renamed to its current administrative title, which translates to northern sea circuit.
In other languages
||From its Japanese and English name
||Transcription of its Japanese name
||Transcription of its Japanese name. Contains 翠 cuì (jade).
||Mandarin-based transcription of its Japanese name. Contains 翠 cheui (jade).
||Transcription of its English name