A fan builds every Pokemon region in one Minecraft map.
Every Pokemon fan dreams of a game that allows players to roam freely between all regions. While Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s cooperative mode makes the dream of a Pokemon journey along with their friends a possibility, the open world doesn’t have enough space to allow them to travel to places like Kanto or Sinnoh. A fan has created the next best thing, a Minecraft world which recreates every Pokemontown and cave, route, forest, and route from each game.
The map is a continuous map designed to look as close to the original game as Minecraft’stoolkit permits. The Minecraft Pixelmon mod will allow you to download the completed map. The creation of each town and route is documented with a time-lapse video and, as of this writing, has reached Cerulean City, the fourth town in Pokemon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow.
Although the project is still in its infancy, considering how much you have to do with each game, this will likely take months or even years. As of this writing, there are eight mainline Pokémonregions. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet will be adding a ninth in November. The maps will get more complicated as @thechunkyhippo progresses into later generations, where the series went from 2D to 3D. I would expect some to take even longer.
However, Pokemon games tend to create interiors that don’t match the exteriors on the map. A building may appear rectangular from the outside, but it is square when the player enters. Minecraft cannot support such inconsistency because it has a persistent universe. However, while some concessions exist, these recreations are made with as much care as possible to Pokemon’s source material. I am excited to see the project build a contiguous Pokémonworld.
Pokemon fans can hear more about the next region of the series. A Pokemon Presents showcase is set for Wednesday, Aug 3.