Great Britain Flipped
To me it seems that Galar is based on the isle of Great Britain, but flipped vertically, such that the thick end of the region is to the north, whereas the thick end of Great Britain is to the south.
There even seems to be an analogue for London on the north end of Galar.
Despite this, the mountains suggest the Scottish Highlands.
That seems accurate, although some of the landmarks might have been moved around a bit.
Galar could have an etymological basis in Gael/Gallia. Wiktionary, for example, lists Galles and Galler as words referring to Wales in several different languages, so it seems logical to me. Vulpes Erevos (talk) 06:21, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
Galar is Great Britain flipped around with some of the landmarks moved around, for examples...
- The Scottish Highlands are located where Southern England is supposed to be.
- The Manchester City is where Newcastle should be
- The Birmingham City is where Manchester should be
- Liverpool (The snowy city) is where North Wales is
But apart from those minor changes, the location of others are still accurate...
- Kilburn has a Hill Figure of a horse, despite the design being based on that found in Southern England.
- Blackpool, despite having a Lighthouse instead of a Tower, although Fleetwood nearby has Lighthouses.
- Buxton and Sherwood Forest seems accurate enough to me.
- The rows of houses could be Southport by basing the locations on geography.
But aside from all those, Great Britain being flipped should be mentioned on this page, you should say, As seen from the North.
Also to note, one of the names of a lake in the E3 showcase in Treehouse Live has South written, and it's the nearest to the Manchester City and Wall.
As someone who lives in the North of England who have known the Island's geographic locations all by heart, I can help describe to you of which location is inspired...
As the first post stated, Galar is based on Great Britain, but flipped upside-down. Yet like the other Pokemon Region maps based on other worldwide locations, the geography changes slightly, like for example with Galar, the Scottish Highlands and the Southern English countryside has been flipped, and some of the cities have been moved about. Mostly the ones located in the North of England.
The Hometown geography-wise is located where Inverness could be, with the lake nearby being the famous Loch Ness.
The lakeland area north of it I believe is The Lake District (even though it's located at the north-western point of England), which is a very popular tourist spot for Japanese/Chinese Tourists, with a large railway viaduct similar to those found in Scotland.
The wall in front of the First City, which would've spanned across the landscape, in geography-terms is loosely based on Hadrian's Wall.
The First City, whilst some think of it being Newcastle or Edinburgh because of geography, from the architecture, history of steam and industry, the bridges (Castlebridge Canal and Railway Bridges), the red brickwork and the tower (Manchester City Hall), I can tell that that city is in fact based around Britain's third largest city, Manchester.
The area of where the Grass Type Gym is located, with the white chalk Hill Figure of the Legendary Pokemon, is inspired by the Uffington White Horse by design (which is in reality located in the south of England), but happens to be located geography to another Hill Figure horse found in Kilburn, North York Moors.
The Water Type Gym sea town is in geography-terms Blackpool (Blackpool Tower) and Fleetwood (harbour and lighthouses).
The houses north of the Water Type town might be that of Southport.
The icy town with Gym, though located where North Wales is, could be based on Liverpool (Liverpool City Hall).
The Second City is although located Geography to where Manchester should be, is based on the second largest city, Birmingham, with it's many canals, tower (BT Tower) and castle walls that's based on nearby Warwick Castle.
The rocky area with water and Gym could be Buxton, which is known for it's spring mineral waters and quarries in The Peak District.
The fungus forest north of that is the well known Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood fame)
The final city is no doubt-ably London with last Gym and Pokemon League.
This is all I have came up with and studied within the geography of the map alone compared with real life. Sure there would be other locations, Southern England locations mixed in there, I'm just giving you the basis to the whole scene.Cynthia149 (talk) 21:15, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
- I see someone changed it, but now it says VII instead of the correct VIII. Arctic (talk) 12:03, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Can I please help with the geography?
I live in the UK all my life, and have known many of the locations all by heart, so helping you with the geographic locations could be useful for your help. I've already posted a list above. I'm just concerned that you may get some of the geography wrong. Yes I know some of the areas are based on other locations such as the three big cities are based on Manchester (when it's location is where Newcastle is), Birmingham and Warwick Castle (when it's location is where Manchester is) and London. Please reply back? Cynthia149 (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2019 (UTC)