1. The latest Pokémon game is set in a place called Unova.
3. Unova comes from the Latin unum (one) and nova (new) and was meant to express diversity and unity, according to game director Masuda.
4. New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world.
7. There’s a large metropolitan area called Castelia City.
8. Lower Manhattan, duh.
9. There’s a city with hipsters and artists called Nacrene City.
10. Sounds like Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
12. Just like Central Park is in the middle of New York.
13. An area filled with rubble, construction workers and archeologists has led some to wonder if it’s based on Ground Zero. The game says the destruction was caused by a meteor.
14. Previous Pokémon games were based on regions of Japan.
15. In conclusion, the new Pokémon game is totally based on New York City.
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