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Kanto カントー地方
Kanto region
LGPE Kanto Map.png
Artwork of Kanto from Generation VII by kawayoo[1]
Introduction Red and Green
Professor Professor Oak
Professor Cerise (Anime)
First partner Pokémon Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle
PikachuYP and EeveeE
Regional Villains Team Rocket
Indigo Elite Four (Adventures only)
Explorers (anime only)
Pokémon League Indigo League
League Location Indigo Plateau
Pokédex List Kanto Pokédex
Series Original series (The Beginning)
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Season(s) Indigo League (1)
Advanced Battle (8)
Battle Frontier (9)
Journeys (23)
Master Journeys (24)
Ultimate Journeys (25)
Generation I, II, III, IV, VII
Games Red and GreenJa
Red and Blue
Gold and Silver
FireRed and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Adventures Debut A Glimpse of the Glow

The Kanto region (Japanese: カントー地方 Kanto region) is a region of the Pokémon world. Kanto is located east of Johto, which together form a joint landmass that is south of Sinnoh.

Kanto is the setting of the first generation of games and can be explored in Generations II, III, IV, and VII.

Professor Oak is the resident Pokémon Professor and gives Pokémon Trainers a choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle as their first partner Pokémon. In Pokémon Yellow, Oak intended to give the player an Eevee, but after his grandson Blue takes it instead, he gives the player a Pikachu that he had just caught. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, the player chooses Pikachu, while in Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, the player chooses Eevee. In the games, the player begins their journey in Pallet Town and ends it at the Indigo Plateau.

The artwork from the early games depict Kanto as grassland. Starting in Generation III, it is shown with denser tree coverage.

All cities in Kanto are named after colors, with the exception of Pallet Town, which refers to a palette, meaning a range of colors. Unlike every other region, Kanto's fictional name reflects its real-world name.

Etymology and design concept

Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Kanto
The map of Japan showing the Kanto region as the Kantō region.

Kanto is based on the real Kantō region (, east of the barrier) in Japan. Commercially-oriented Celadon City and Saffron City are based on the sprawling city of Tokyo, the most important economic center of Japan. Vermilion City is based on Yokohama, the largest seaport in Japan.

Kantō and Kansai are the two most populous areas of Honshū, the largest island of Japan, and much like Kanto and Johto, represent a harmony of contrasting cultures living together. The differences are most noticeable in the games while talking to the inhabitants of both regions. Compared to traditional Kansai, on which Johto is based, Kanto is modern and technological. This may be reflected in the look of the cities and the buildings, such as the Pokémon Lab of Cinnabar Island and the Power Plant. While Kanto is the centerpoint for innovation, with the Poké Ball's ultimate upgrade, the Master Ball, having been recently invented by Silph Co. at the time of Generation I, it is also the only Pokémon region without any myths related to Pokémon.


An early design of Kanto from Capsule Monsters

The Kanto region has a rich history of creating Pokémon with technology.

Many researchers have had great success in creating life in Kanto. A researcher once cloned Mew through its genes and created the Genetic Pokémon Mewtwo. Porygon, the Virtual Pokémon, was also created by researchers in Kanto.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

In contemporary history, Red/Leaf is given a Pokémon by Professor Oak for personal safety. Professor Oak also gives his grandson, Blue, a Pokémon and asks Blue and Red/Leaf to help him fill the Pokédex, a complete encyclopedia on Pokémon. Thus, the journey of Red/Leaf begins. Red/Leaf travels across the Kanto region and collects all eight Gym Badges. During their journey, Red/Leaf comes across Team Rocket, an evil organization behind the theft and illegal profit of Pokémon. Red/Leaf stops Team Rocket and defeats Giovanni, their boss, as well as the Gym Leader of Viridian Gym, who then disbands Team Rocket. In the meantime, Blue, who has also collected all of the Kanto Gym Badges, defeats the Elite Four at the Indigo League and becomes the champion of the Kanto region. Finally, Red/Leaf also reaches the Indigo League and defeats Blue to gain the title of the new Indigo League Champion.

Three years later, Ethan/Kris/Lyra, a Trainer that hails from Johto, comes to Kanto and collects all eight Kanto Gym Badges. Ethan/Kris/Lyra is then the current Indigo League Champion that met and defeated Red.


Kanto in the anime

The Kanto region has a very temperate climate and not many notable landscape features, though this may be due to the region's origins in the Generation I games.

The majority of the Kanto region are forests and plains. Many of the major Kanto cities are in the center of the region, with close access to virtually every environment such as the sea, mountains, forests, etc. Kanto is mostly dominated by land, but has a large bay in the middle which opens to a sea in the southwest. Kanto has a contrast between urban cities and rural towns. Kanto has several mountain ranges, which are mostly in northern and western Kanto. Indigo Plateau and Victory Road mountain range divides Kanto from the neighboring Johto region.


Including all the cities and towns in the Kanto region, the total population in Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed and LeafGreen is 391, while in Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver, the population is 364. Since Generation II, it has been the smallest region by population.

Notable locations

The Kanto region features ten towns and cities. There is a wide variety of towns and cities throughout the region; from the large, urban Saffron City to the quiet, quaint town of Pallet. Kanto features a Pokémon League, like most other regions in the Pokémon world. However, since Kanto shares its borders with Johto, it also shares the same Pokémon League. Kanto and Johto are the only known regions that can be crossed with relative ease. Even though Kanto and Johto are culturally and socially different, the two regions are actually very similar in terms of geography.

The Kanto region includes 28 different routes, which act as roads to cities and towns or points of interest. The Johto region follows Kanto's route number which ends at Route 28 in the Kanto region and begins with Johto's Route 29. Unlike other regions, Kanto does not have routes featuring any sort of weather conditions, such as Hoenn's Route 119 which rains and thunders constantly and Sinnoh's Route 217 in which hail regularly falls. The Kanto region seems to have the most temperate climate of the nine main regions.

The connecting landmass between Kanto and Johto does not appear to be a fine line, but more or less a blurry one. Route 28 is technically owned by Kanto; however, it bridges the border between the two regions, making it the only route in history that enters two regions at one time. This is similar to Routes 26 and 27, that are strictly Kanto locations; however, they are able to be transported to via HM02 (Fly) from Johto in Generation IV.

According to Professor Oak, a stone tablet was discovered in Kanto, like the one that is able to summon Shaymin on Route 224 in Sinnoh. This is mentioned during the event in which the player catches a Shaymin in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, but the Kanto stone tablet is not seen in any game.


Map Name Population Description
Pallet Town PE.png Pallet Town 10 A fairly new and quiet town. It's a small and pretty place.
Viridian City PE.png Viridian City 34 A beautiful city that is enveloped in green year-round.
Pewter City PE.png Pewter City 30 A quiet city nestled between rugged mountains and rocks.
Cerulean City PE.png Cerulean City 33 A beautiful city with flowing water and blooming flowers.
Vermilion City PE.png Vermilion City 34 A southern city that is bathed in orange by the setting sun.
Lavender Town PE.png Lavender Town 30 A small town covered in a beautiful hue of purple.
Celadon City PE.png Celadon City 68 A rich, rainbow colored city where people and Pokémon gather.
Fuchsia City PE.png Fuchsia City 36 A historic village that has become new.
Saffron City PE.png Saffron City 47 The biggest city in Kanto, shining with a golden light.
Cinnabar Island PE.png Cinnabar Island 36 / 9 A town used to be here until it was swept away by an eruption.


Image(s) Location
FL Cerulean Cave.png HGSS Cerulean Cave-Morning.png Cerulean Cave Exterior LGPE.png Cerulean Cave
FL Digletts Cave.png HGSS Diglett's Cave-Morning.png Diglett's Cave PE.png Diglett's Cave
Indigo Plateau FRLG.png Indigo Plateau HGSS.png Indigo Plateau PE.png Indigo Plateau
FL Mt Moon.png HGSS Mt. Moon-Morning.png Mt. Moon PE.png Mt. Moon
FL Pokemon Mansion.png Destroyed Pokémon Mansion Exterior LGPE.png Pokémon Mansion
FL Pokemon Tower.png Lavender Radio Tower HGSS.png Lavender Tower Exterior LGPE.png Pokémon Tower (Generations I, III, and VII)
Lavender Radio Tower (Generations II and IV)
FL Power Plant.png Power Plant exterior HGSS.png Power Plant PE.png Power Plant
FL Rock Tunnel.png HGSS Rock Tunnel-Morning.png Rock Tunnel PE.png Rock Tunnel
Celadon Game Corner FRLG.png Celadon Game Corner HGSS.png Celadon Game Corner LGPE.png Celadon Game Corner
FL Safari Zone.png Pal Park outside HGSS.png GO Park Exterior LGPE.png Safari Zone (Gens I and III)
Pal Park (Generation IV)
GO Park (Generation VII)
FL Seafoam Islands.png HGSS Seafoam Islands-Morning.png Seafoam Islands PE.png Seafoam Islands
FL Silph Company.png Silph Co HGSS.png Silph Co. Exterior LGPE.png Silph Co.
FL Victory Road.png HGSS Victory Road-Morning.png Victory Road PE.png Victory Road
FL Viridian Forest.png HGSS Viridian Forest-Morning.png Viridian Forest PE.png Viridian Forest
Pokemon Stadium.png Pokémon Stadium
(according to its in-game location information in Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Poke Floats.jpg Poké Floats
(according to its in-game location information in Super Smash Bros. Melee)


Routes in Kanto began the numbering process, going from 1 to 25 in Generations I, III, and VII, but adding three routes to connect to Johto (26, 27, and 28) in Generations II and IV.


Picture Location Description
A.J. Gym.png A.J.'s Gym An unofficial Gym run by A.J..
Porta Vista.png Acapulco Acapulco is a city on the Island of the Giant Pokémon that is part of Porta Vista. It is a popular resort with beaches and the location of the Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume Contest.
Bill Lighthouse.png Bill's Lighthouse Bill's Lighthouse is located somewhere near Cerulean City.
Cameran Palace.png Cameran Palace Cameran Palace is located in the center of Rota.
Camomile Island.png Camomile Island It is an island located in the Kanto region.
Camp Pokéhearst.png Camp Pokéhearst It is a camp located east of Hollywood.
Cerise Laboratory exterior.png Cerise Laboratory A research center in Vermilion City directed by Professor Cerise.
Chrysanthemum Island.png Chrysanthemum Island A popular tourist destination in Kanto featuring a beach and a Contest Hall.
Commerce City.png Commerce City It is a large city with a park and is located somewhere in Kanto.
Cremini Town.png Cremini Town A town close to Tohjo Falls. The Battle Tower, lead by Anabel is also nearby.
Dark City.png Dark City A town located between the Safari Zone and Cinnabar Island.
Dragonite Island.png Dragonite Island An island located somewhere off the coast of Kanto. It is inhabited solely by Dratini line members, and is surrounded by constant storms created by the local Dragonair, hiding it from the outside world.
Eevee Evolution Lab.png Eevee Evolution Lab A facility in Vermilion City that focuses on researching Eevee and its evolutions.
Evolution Mountain.png Evolution Mountain A mountain located between the Safari Zone and Cinnabar Island. Stone Town lies at its base.
Fennel Valley.png Fennel Valley It is a valley where a very luxurious Pokémon Center is located. The Pokémon Center has a fitness studio, hot springs, battlefields, and even a Contest Hall. It is one of the locations where the Battle Pyramid lands to accept challengers.
Fighting Spirit Gym.png Fighting Spirit Gym A Gym used for training and exercising, run by Anthony.
Gaiva Dam.png Gaiva Dam The dam was once being constructed near Fuchsia City. The workers abandoned the dam to protect the surrounding habitat. The dam was eventually destroyed by Team Rocket.
Gardenia Town.png Gardenia Town The town has a Contest Hall and is located in Kanto.
Grandpa Canyon.png Grampa Canyon A canyon located outside of Neon Town.
Gringey City.png Gringey City A once-thriving city that over-expanded with its factories. As a result, the city has become polluted and practically abandoned. It is located between Celadon City and Fuchsia City.
Hidden Village.png Hidden Village Hidden Village is located between Cerulean City and Vermilion City. Run by Melanie, the village is a place for Pokémon who have been abandoned by their Trainers. She takes care of them until they're ready to return to the wild.
Hollywood.png Hollywood Hollywood is located in western Kanto. It is based on the real-world city Hollywood.
Hop Hop Hop Town.png HopHopHop Town HopHopHop Town is an urban settlement located on the outskirts of Celadon City.
House of Imite.png House of Imite The House of Imite is located between the Safari Zone and Cinnabar Island. Home to Duplica and her Ditto, the House of Imite is also where Duplica and her Ditto perform shows for audiences.
Hutber Port.png Hutber Port Hutber Port is a city on the Island of the Giant Pokémon that is part of Porta Vista. It was attacked by a giant Tentacruel.
Indigo Academy.png Indigo Academy An exclusive boarding school in Kanto.
Island of the Giant Pokémon.png Island of the Giant Pokémon An island off the coast of Kanto. It contains the cities Acapulco and Hutber Port, which comprise Porta Vista, as well as the theme park Pokémon Land.
Kaz Gym.png Kaz Gym An unofficial Gym in Dark City, run by Kaz.
Leaf Forest.png Leaf Forest This forest has an unusual power that can suddenly cause Grass-type Pokémon to evolve.
Maidens Peak.png Maiden's Peak Maiden's Peak is a town located near Saffron City. The town is known for its haunting legend and its festival which is held at the end of every summer.
Matcha City.png Matcha City Matcha City is the location of Dr. Akihabara's laboratory.
Metallica Island.png Metallica Island It is an island located near the Seafoam Islands and the Battle Palace is located there.
Mirage Mansion.png Mirage Mansion A lakeside castle owned by Dr. Yung. It was mostly destroyed by a fire.
Mossgreen Village.png Mossgreen Village It is a small town located between the Safari Zone and Cinnabar Island.
Mt Hideaway.png Mt. Hideaway It is a large mountain located near Pallet Town.
Mulberry City.png Mulberry City Mulberry City is located in the Kanto region and has a Contest Hall.
Neon Town.png Neon Town It is a vibrant town located between the Safari Zone and Cinnabar Island.
New Island ending.png New Island New Island is the setting of the first movie. It was once the location of Team Rocket secret laboratory. Later in the movie, Mewtwo takes over the island and creates a fortress after the destruction of the laboratory. After leaving the island, Mewtwo returns the island to its natural state.
Princess Day Festival.png O-Hina Town A town where the Queen of the Princess Festival contest is held.
Old Shore Wharf.png Old Shore Wharf Old Shore Wharf is a docking place. It is where Mewtwo invited Trainers to go to, in order to reach New Island. Miranda works here.
King Statue.png Pokélantis Pokélantis is a lost empire in the proximity of Pewter City. In present day, all that remained of the once thriving city was the tomb of the king who once ruled it. Brandon decided to investigate which ultimately led to the discovery of the tomb, which is baited with many traps.
Pokémon Land.png Pokémon Land Pokémon Land is an amusement park located on the Island of the Giant Pokémon.
Pokémon Ninja School.png Pokémon Ninja School A school located close to Fuchsia City were jujutsu is taught.
Pokémon Tech.png Pokémon Tech It serves as a school for those who do not wish to travel to collect the eight Gym Badges. It is also known as Pokémon Technical and is located in between Cerulean City and Vermilion City.
Pokemon Theme Park.png Pokémon Theme Park A large playground where Trainers can leave their Pokémon.
Pokemopolis.png Pokémopolis Pokémopolis is an ancient civilization in close proximity to Pallet Town. It made its only anime appearance in The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis.
Potpourri Island.png Potpourri Island It is an island famous for its fruits. It is where the Pokémon Orienteering is held.
Rifure Village.png Rifure Village It is a tiny establishment located near Cerulean City.
Rota.png Rota A medieval themed city where Cameran Palace is located.
Roy hometown.png Roy's hometown This island is where Roy lives.
Sable City.png Sable City Sable City is located near Pewter City.
Safari Land.png Safari Land A Pokémon reserve located between Fuchsia City and the Safari Zone where lots of Pokémon live in peace. Located in Safari Land is the Laramie Big P Ranch, owned by the Laramie family, and Laramie Village.
Sayda Island.png Sayda Island It is a heavily forested island home to the Sayda Lab.
Sayda Lab.png Sayda Lab It is a Fossil Pokémon research facility on Sayda Island headed by Dora.
Scissor Street.png Scissor Street It is home to many salons for improving a Pokémon's appearance and strength.
Binnes.png Seafoam Island A tropical holiday close to Pallet Town resort located near the ocean. While it shares its name with the Seafoam Islands in the English dub, it is in fact an anime-exclusive location known as Binnes (Japanese: ビンヌ) in the original Japanese script.
Silver Town Kanto.png Silver Town A town located between Saffron City and Lavender Town featuring a Contest Hall.
Stone Town.png Stone Town Stone Town is a tiny establishment located between the Safari Zone and Cinnabar Island.
Sunnytown.png Sunnytown Sunnytown is located at one end of the Cycling Road.
Team Rocket Academy.png Team Rocket Academy The academy where people train to become members of Team Rocket. Jessie, James, Meowth, Cassidy, Butch, and Christopher trained here.
Terracotta Town.png Terracotta Town A seaside town established on steep cliffs. It has a harbor, with ships regularly docking to and from distant regions as far as Hoenn. The town is famous for hosting Pokémon Contests not sanctioned by the Pokémon Activities Committee.
The Tree of Beginning.png Tree of Beginning It is a gigantic living organism made up of crystals. It is north of Pewter City and Mt. Moon.4
Unnamed Island EP060.png Unnamed island It is an unmapped island home to a wild group of Squirtle and its evolutions, located close to Cinnabar Island.
Vermilion City school.png Vermilion City school A school in Vermilion City. Goh and Chloe attend this school.
Vermilion Forest.png Vermilion Forest A forest located outside Vermilion City. It is the home to a large number of Bug Pokémon.
Wisteria Town.png Wisteria Town Wisteria Town is located on Potpourri Island. It has a Contest Hall.
Xanadu Nursery.png Xanadu Nursery It is a large greenhouse located near Pallet Town.
Yas Gym.png Yas Gym An unofficial Gym in Dark City, run by Yas.


Picture Location Manga Description
N/A Amusement Park Pokémon Pocket Monsters A theme park built by Giovanni. When Red, Clefairy, and Pikachu visited, Giovanni tried to use his Machamp and newly-evolved Poliwrath to deal with them, but the park was eventually destroyed through Clefairy's antics.
Apple City.png Apple City The Electric Tale of Pikachu A city featured in the news due to the UFO sightings made there, leading to theories that Clefairy come from outer space.
Celadon University Adventures.png Celadon University Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All
Pokémon Adventures
Celadon University is located in Celadon City and has been mentioned numerous times in various canons, but is only seen in the manga Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All and Pokémon Adventures.
Cerise Island.png Cerise Island Pokémon Adventures An unmapped and mostly unknown island located to the west of Cinnabar Island. The headquarters of the Kanto Elite Four, the antagonists of the Yellow arc.
N/A Hidden Village The Electric Tale of Pikachu The anime's Hidden Village as it appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. In this manga, this is where Ash catches both Bulbasaur and Charmander.
Mt Spirit.png Mt. Spirit The Electric Tale of Pikachu A tall mountain on the outskirts of Fuchsia City. The flag on its peak is the finishing point for the Fuchsia Free-For-All Race.
N/A Stone Town The Electric Tale of Pikachu The anime's Stone Town as it appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. In this manga, it is located on Dream Island. It is home to Mikey and his brothers, who in this canon, are members of "The Knights of the E Stone".
Walnut Tree.png Walnut Tree Magical Pokémon Journey A bakery owned by Walnut's parents. Best known for its bread, Walnut Tree also sells confectionery and other treats as well.

Mentioned only

Name Notes
Celadon University Celadon University is located in Celadon City and has been mentioned multiple times in various canons, but is only seen in Pokémon Adventures and Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All.
Crimson City Mentioned in The Fourth Round Rumble. It is the hometown of Jeanette Fisher.
Frodomar City Mentioned in the English dub of Celebi and Joy!. It is allegedly the hometown of Ritchie.

Differences between generations

Between Generation I and Generation III, Kanto is very much the same with some alterations in respect to the improved graphics and gameplay in the remakes. Additionally in FireRed and LeafGreen, a chain of islands known as the Sevii Islands, located far south of mainland Kanto, are unlocked throughout the player's quest, with the first three accessible once Blaine is defeated on Cinnabar Island. Becoming the Pokémon Champion and getting the National Pokédex unlocks the other islands which make up this archipelago.

In the Generation II games as well as HeartGold and SoulSilver, Trainers may travel from Johto to Kanto and notice that changes have occurred as a result of three years having passed since the time of the Generation I games and FireRed and LeafGreen:

  • The Safari Zone has closed as a result of the warden taking a trip. In Generation II, it is simply inaccessible during normal gameplay while it has been relocated to Johto in Generation IV, with the original area now housing a Pal Park.
  • Cerulean Cave, also known as "Unknown Dungeon" has collapsed in Generation II, but in Generation IV, however, it has re-excavated.
  • Cinnabar Island has been destroyed by an eruption of the volcano, and its Gym has been relocated to the Seafoam Islands.
  • In Generation II only, Viridian Forest became drastically smaller and was a part of Route 2.
  • Mt. Moon has greatly decreased in size due to rock slides.
  • The Power Plant has become functional.
  • The Pokémon Tower has become a radio tower. The Pokémon graves it housed have been moved to the House of Memories.
  • Blue has taken over Viridian Gym since Giovanni's retreat for training and remodeled the Gym to suit his tastes.
  • Janine has taken over Fuchsia Gym since her father Koga has been promoted to the Elite Four.
  • In Generation II only, the Pewter Museum of Science is closed for renovations.
  • The southern portion of Route 23 was removed in Generation II, and the stone maze that was in the northern portion is gone, leaving a simple, straight path. In Generation IV, though this same northern portion exists, it is labeled as a part of Indigo Plateau, meaning that Route 23 no longer exists.
  • The Badge checks have been combined into the Pokémon League Reception Gate, instead of being scattered along Route 23.



RG Kanto.png RBY Kanto.png KantoII.png
Artwork of Kanto from Pokémon Red and Green Artwork of Kanto from Pokémon Red and Blue Artwork of Kanto from Generation II
FRLG Kanto.png Kanto Anime.png HGSS Kanto.png
Artwork of Kanto from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Artwork of Kanto from Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire Artwork of Kanto from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
LGPE Kanto Map.png
Artwork of Kanto from Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! by kawayoo[1]


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Kanto Town Map RGBY.png Kanto Town Map RBY.png Kanto Town Map GSC.png KantoTownMap.png
Kanto as seen in Generation I (JP) Kanto as seen in Generation I Kanto as seen in Generation II Kanto as seen in FireRed and LeafGreen
Kanto.png Johto-Kanto.png Kanto Town Map PE.png
Kanto as seen in HeartGold and SoulSilver Kanto connected with Johto as seen in HeartGold and SoulSilver Kanto as seen in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Stadium Pokédex map.png Stadium 2 Pokédex map generation 1.png Stadium 2 Pokédex map Kanto.png Leaf Mindscape.png
Kanto as seen in Stadium Kanto as seen in Stadium 2,
with a Generation I game connected
Kanto as seen in Stadium 2,
with a Generation II game connected
Leaf's sync move mindscape from Masters EX

Indigo League

Main article: Indigo League

Gym Leaders

Indigo League
I, II, III, IV, and VII Region: Kanto
Gym Leader
Type Badge
VSBrock PE.png
タケシ Takeshi
Pewter City
Nibi City
Rock Boulder Badge.png
Boulder Badge
VSMisty PE.png
カスミ Kasumi
Cerulean City
Hanada City
Water Cascade Badge.png
Cascade Badge
VSLt Surge PE.png
Lt. Surge
マチス Matisse
Vermilion City
Kuchiba City
Electric Thunder Badge.png
Thunder Badge
VSErika PE.png
エリカ Erika
Celadon City
Tamamushi City
Grass Rainbow Badge.png
Rainbow Badge
VSKoga PE.png
キョウ Kyou
Generations I, III, and VII
アンズ Anzu
Generations II and IV
Fuchsia City
Sekichiku City
Poison Soul Badge.png
Soul Badge

VSSabrina PE.png
ナツメ Natsume
Saffron City
Yamabuki City
Psychic Marsh Badge.png
Marsh Badge
VSBlaine PE.png
カツラ Katsura
Cinnabar Island
Guren Island
Generations I, III, and VII
Fire Volcano Badge.png
Volcano Badge
Seafoam Islands
Twin Islands
Generations II and IV
VSGiovanni PE.png
サカキ Sakaki
Generations I, III, and VII
VSBlue PE.png
グリーン Green
Generations II, IV, and VII
Viridian City
Tokiwa City
Ground Various Earth Badge.png

Earth Badge

Elite Four and Champion

Generations I, III, and VII
Indigo League
Generation I, III, and VII
VSLorelei PE.png
カンナ Kanna
VSBruno PE.png
シバ Siba
VSAgatha PE.png
キクコ Kikuko
VSLance PE.png
ワタル Wataru
Spr FRLG Blue 3.png
グリーン Green
Generations I and III
VSTrace 2.png
シン Shin
Generation VII
Various Various

Generations II and IV
Indigo League
Generation II and IV
イツキ Itsuki
キョウ Kyou
シバ Siba
カリン Karin
ワタル Wataru


World Map (Generation I game manuals)
"A map of the Kanto region!
I hope she gives it to me..."

In other languages

Language Name Origin
German, Spanish,
French, Italian,
Indonesian, Vietnamese
Kanto From its Japanese and English name
Korean 관동 Gwandong From 관동 (關東) Gwandong, Sino-Korean reading of 関東 Kantō
Chinese (Mandarin) 關都 / 关都 Guāndū* From 關東 / 关东 Guāndōng (Kantō; east of pass) and possibly 城都 Chéngdū (Johto)
關東 / 关东 Guāndōng*
康德 Kāngdé*
From 關東 / 关东 Guāndōng (Kantō; east of pass)
Transcription of its Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 關都 Gwāandōu* From 關東 Gwāandūng (Kantō; east of pass) and possibly 城都 Sèhngdōu (Johto)
關東 Gwāandūng* From 關東 Gwāandūng (Kantō; east of pass)
Greek Καντό Kantó Transcription of its English name
Hebrew קאנטו Kanto Transcription of its English name
Hindi कांतो Kanto Transcription of its English name
Russian, Ukrainian Канто Kanto Transcription of its English name
Tamil கான்டொ Kanto Transcription of its English name
Telugu కాంటో Kanto Transcription of its English name
Thai คันโต Kanto Transcription of its Japanese name

See also


Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh (HisuiBattle Zone) • Unova (Blueberry Academy)
KalosAlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
Side series White CityOrre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube IslandAeos Island
TCG Southern IslandsPuzzle ContinentHolonParallel Worlds
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Ranger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

Boulder Badge.png Cascade Badge.png Thunder Badge.png Rainbow Badge.png Soul Badge.png Marsh Badge.png Volcano Badge.png Earth Badge.png
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5–6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7–8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling Road/Pokémon RoadTeam Rocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
GO ParkSeafoam IslandsPokémon MansionCinnabar LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
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Sevii IslandsJohto

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