Kanto (Starting Map)

The Kanto region is a region of the Pokémon world. It is located east of Johto, and as revealed by the radio show Sinnoh Sound, is located south of Sinnoh. It was the first region to be introduced. It is the setting of the Generation I games and FireRed and LeafGreen; it is also accessible in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver after the quest in Johto is completed.

All cities in Kanto are named after colors (Viridian City, Lavender Town, Indigo Plateau, etc.), with the exception of Pallet Town, which is also a reference to color. Professor Oak is the resident Pokémon Professor and gives Pokémon Trainers a choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle as their starter Pokémon. In Yellow, the only choice is a Pikachu that he recently caught, although he did have an Eevee. In the games, the player begins his or her journey in Pallet Town and ends it at Indigo Plateau.

It is based on and named after the real Kantō region in Japan. Unlike almost every other region, which are specific to their own generations, Kanto has been explorable in the first four generations of Pokémon games. However, it is not the primary region in the Generation II and IV games it appears in, in which players explore the neighboring Johto region before exploring Kanto.

Map City/Town Population Description
Pallet Town 10 A fairly new and quiet town. It's a small and pretty place.
Viridian City 30 A beautiful city that is enveloped in green year-round.
Pewter City 33 A quiet city nestled between rugged mountains and rocks.
Cerulean City 32 A beautiful city with flowing water and blooming flowers.
Vermilion City 29 A southern city that is bathed in orange by the setting sun.
Lavender Town 41 A small town covered in a beautiful hue of purple.
Celadon City 82 A rich, rainbow colored city where people and Pokémon gather.
Fuchsia City 35 A historic village that has become new.
Saffron City 63 The biggest city in Kanto, shining with a golden light.
Cinnabar Island 36 A town used to be here until it was swept away by an eruption.
IMAGE NAME
Diglett's Cave
Indigo Plateau
Mt. Moon
Pokémon Mansion
Pokémon Tower
Power Plant
Rock Tunnel
Celadon Game Corner
Safari Zone
Seafoam Islands
Silph Co.
Victory Road
Viridian Forest
NAME LOCATION TYPE BADGE
Brock Pewter City Rock
Misty Cerulean City Water
Lt. Surge Vermilion City Electric
Erika Celadon City Grass
Koga Fuchsia City Poison
Sabrina Saffron City Psychic
Blaine Cinnabar Island Fire
Giovanni Viridian City Ground