Kalos is the region in which Pokémon X and Y takes place. Like the Unova Region, it is based on a foreign place, New York City for Unova and France for Kalos. The Legendary Pokémon that the player will encounter in the post game are Articuno (if the player chose Chespin), Zapdos (if the player chose Fennekin), and Moltres (if the player chose Froakie), and for the game exclusive legendaries: Xerneas and Mewtwo with the Mewtwonite X enabling it to mega evolve into Mega Mewtwo X in Pokémon X, and Yveltal and Mewtwo with the Mewtwonite Y enabling it to mega evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y in Pokémon Y and the legendary for both games being Zygarde.
Cities and towns
Lumiose City is the main city of Kalos. It is home to Alexa, a journalist and Gym Leader Viola's elder sister. The gym is located exactly in the center of the city, inside the Prism Tower. It's also home to Trevor, another rival of the player, and it is also where Professor Sycamore's Lab is located. The Gym Leader, Clemont, specializes in Electric-types.
Coumarine City is divided into two parts. First there is the coastal part where there are a couple of stands and a hotel. However, connected via monorail, is the cliff side part of Coumarine City. This is where Ramos, the grass-type gym leader, awaits. This is also the place where you find Tierno when you complete the game. Here, you can buy incenses for 9,600 Pokémoney.
Laverre City is a small city located north of Kalos. It is a very rustic city and features quaint homes that are built around a forest. In the middle is a ancient tree that is said to be 1,500 years old. This is where Valerie, the fairy-type gym leader awaits.
Anistar City is a city located east of Kalos. The city is next to the sea and since it is close to Snowbelle City, it is a cold city. It is home to Olympia the Psychic -type gym leader. It also has an ancient sundial made out of crystal, a symbol of the city.
Snowbelle City is the last city where a gym leader resides. Wulfric the Ice-type gym leader awaits. Located in southeast Kalos, the city is more or less covered in snow. According to the town map, its snowy condition originates from the local gym where ventilators were installed pumping cold air to maintain a 'icy look' thus affecting the city. South of the city, the entrance to the Winding Woods is there.
Cyllage City is homage to the Rock-type Gym. The Gym Leader, Grant, specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. Grant appears first in the anime in the episode Breaking Titles at the Battle Chateau, where he battles Viola for the title of Grand Duke.
Places of Interest
Using the Kalos Map as evidence, certain areas can be identified, as they stand out.
Pokémon LeagueThis Castle-like Pokémon League is situated east of Santalune City. Like always, eight badges are required to enter. Here, you face the Elite Four in addition to finally getting to the champion, Diantha.
Santalune Forest is located north of Aquacorde Town, after Route 2. Home to many Pokémon, respective of its type variations. Just upward north-east of the forest is the exit leading to its namesake city, Santalune City.
Kalos has 22 routes.
Kalos Route 1
Kalos Route 1 is the first route found in Kalos. It connects Vaniville Town to Aquacorde Town. It, notably, has no wild Pokémon, therefore, allows the player to leave the town as soon as the game begins.
Kalos Route 2
Kalos Route 2 is the second route in Kalos. It connects Aquacorde to the Santalune Forest.
Kalos Route 3
Kalos Route 3 is seen at the first trailer. If you look at the first trailer and the screenshots from the official website you can see that this Route looks different from the first trailer, for example having more trees and more detailed plants, rocks, etc. This may be because they are still working on the designs of the overworld. It is most likely the third route of the Kalos region. This Route connects Santalune Forest with Santalune City.
Kalos Route 4
Kalos Route 5
Kalos Route 5 is briefly seen at the second gameplay trailer, where the player is in Lumiose City with a building having a 5 at the entrance in the background, in other words the Gate between the route and the city. Or it could simply be a building with a 5 on the entrance.
- Lagoon Town
- Gloire City
- Ninja Village
- Dahara Tower
- Pomace Mountain
- Pikachu Land
- Kalos Canyon
- Calanthe Town
- Otori Mountain
- Jacore Town
- Brindille Town
- Avignon Town
- Odyssey Village
Elite Four and Champion
Kalos comes from a Greek inscription meaning "beauty".
- This is the second region, both overall and in a row, not to be based on any area in Japan. The first was Unova which was based off New York City in the United States.
- Similarly, Kalos is the second region to have the routes restart at 1, the first being Unova.
- Kalos is meant to be based on France, although the creators also took inspiration from other parts of Europe. If one were to look at the top-left corner of the Kalos region, you can see a town with a resemblance to Stonehenge, which is in England, mixed with the Carnac Stones, a group of rocks in France.
- Kalos is the second region to have all the fully evolved starters have a secondary type; the first being Sinnoh.
- Route 1 in Kalos is one of the shortest routes in the game.
- Additionally, it is the only route not to contain Pokémon.
- As the same in Kanto in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen, the starter Pokémon dictates which legendary out of the possible three can be caught.
- Kalos has three Pokédexes: Central, Costal, and Mountain.
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