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Pokémon World

One of the various canon views of the Pokémon World

The “Pokémon World” aka the “Planet”, or “Pokéarth” or the world that has the (default) focus in the Pokémon Universe. It would be an Earth-like planet, if not an alternate interpretation of Earth itself. Functionally, it is a world not unlike ours except for what comes with the One Big Lie of there being Pokémon in it. So it’s more or less the Earth-like planet we see in the main games / anime / manga, etc.

Geology

The world is similar to IRL Earth in the various foundational aspects tied to background of the setting and the design of such a planet: it has watermass and landmass covering each their significant portion of the planet's surface; there are continents, islands and other landforms with a given shape and distance to each other that makes it feel “Earth”-like, and the geological elements are subject to geological phenomena such as tectonic migration, volcanic eruptions, etc.

Compared to a very brief description of Earth, the Pokémon World might as well be thought a variant of it, an alternate universe thereof, or the real thing looked at from a different geological time.

Region-scale features such as (the Pokéverse equivalents of) “Scandinavia” or the “Iberian Peninsula” would be recognizable from outer space just as they are in the sat view in M8 or in the World Globe visible in the BW season of the anime. Presumably a landmass allowing for subdivisions resembling modern Japan also exist, as the regions of Kanto and Johto at least are their analogues.

The Planet is located in a solar system with one Sun and at least one other planet. Axial tilt should be between the 18°-25° range, subjected to notorious, sometimes sudden change across the various Eras of history. The world is near-spherical of an average radius in the range of the 5200-6600 km and an ellipsoidal eccentricity likely within the percent.

Landforms

Coverage of surface would probably reach 65%-70% water.

The proportion, location and orientation of landmasses has been subject to extreme extreme modification across geological Eras due to a variety of reasons, such as the first conflict of the Warring Triad or the events surrounding the time period of The Rain. Meta-wise, the number of varied and different views of the Pokémon World (anime maps, movie world globes, Mega Evolution special globe, etc) support the idea to not commit to a unique and specific “world design”; instead, the Suocéverse regards itself only with the placement of regions relative to each other.

Some large areas of continents and islands are largely undisturbed by human (or sometimes even Pokémon) colonization - while those areas host Pokémon and human presence, it takes the form of nomadic flows, small colonies or migrating settlements without much of a persistent form of order or organization. In some cases this is a choice by the humans or Pokémon, such as the case of Pokéarth!Tunguska, where after a blast from Rayquaza reshaped the landscape, most Pokémon have been fearful to settle in colonies within the area.

Regions

Main Article: Regions of the World.

Pokéarth has a multitude of regions, that is geologically and/or politically “independent” areas of the world map comparable to provinces or countries, where stories take place. Each region has its own culture, its own form of government, and in most cases its own Pokémon League.

There's the canon regions, that is the ones named in the mainline games and other forms of media: including but not limited to Kanto, Unova, or territories like Holon or Rota. There's also regions not canon to the Pokémon Franchise, such as Suocé and Emisre, and regions shared with other authors and continuities, in particular Angela.

Placement of Regions

Nothing much is ever stated in canon about the relative positioning of regions with respect to each other, so everything here is made up, and the points don't matter.

One continent / landmass hosts the regions of Kanto, Johto, Rota (neighbour to Kanto according to M8) and other regions not yet named in canon. This landmass might or might be not Japan-shaped, or more like in general terms East Asia-shaped.

One continent / landmass functions as a more or less equivalent to the Northern/Central Americas and comprises Unova, Orre, Angela, Emisre (aka Totally not Mexico) and probably other regions not named in canon.

One landmass in the opposite hemisphere to the above hosts the regions of Suocé (aka Totally Not the South American Cone), Caledoria (aka Totally Not West Africa) and other regions not named in canon.

One landmass hosts what would be an equivalent to Poké!Europe, with Kalos and a number of for now non-canon regions around it.

Hoenn is located within the tropical belt, placed at about one region's distance from either Johto or Sinnoh, whereas the other canon regions (Sinnoh in particular) are located outside the tropical belt.

While regions are primarily a human-oriented concept of political subdivisions, Pokémon civilizations sometimes also shape their own autonomous territories with their own forms of government. These are usually smaller in scale than regions, and take the name of Sovereignties or Sovereign Lands.

Biodiversity

There's Pokémon. There's humans. There's also trees. There's not much to say about it in canon, so everything here is for the most part “logical expansion”. For example, in order to support Pokémon in their numbers, things that are similar to IRL plankton and small bugs should exist. With IRL-like trees being a thing, there is no reason why small animals and more Earth-like flora should not also be a thing. In the end, with humans being a thing and given all of the above, there is also no reason why farmable animals like cows can not also be a thing, and that also helps solve the problem of what do humans eat.

There is also the existence of non-Pokémon, non-Earthlike creatures that are canon to the franchise, such as Bittercold, so others that could be original can also be a thing to fill in some niches. See also Disputed Pokémon.

Potential Pokémon

All content starting here is subject to modifications via canon lore or events that can be introduced in later generations, and should be considered flavour text, not fully committed as canon to the Suocéverse.
As written at the moment of the latest revision, the chronology takes into account primarily elements up to Generation Ⅴ.
 

Of course, Pokémon from future generations reasonably exist in the Suocéverse, it's just that until they are revealed and the setting adjusted for them in terms of lore and worldbuilding, they basically remain in the shadows. Such is the situation of, at the last update of this article, things like the Generation 6 event Pokémon like Diancie, the Generation 7 Ultra Beasts and other such very recent additions to the canon, and would thus be for the upcoming Pokémon of Generation 8. (See: Upcoming Pokémon)

While there are various proper hooks for the existence of Fakemon, such as the size of the biodiversity and some incomplete taxonomies (such as the missing Eeveelutions), the Suocéverse takes as of latest updates no stance on whether Fakemon are a thing; just that, if needed, there's room for them to be. (See: Fakémon)

As of latest updates, the only “half-Fakemon” confirmed existing in the Suocéverse is the Original Dragon.

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