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.
|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.|
|Lt. Surge||Vermilion City||Electric|