Now that we've chosen the Great Lakes as the basis for our new region, its time to get started on designing the region itself. There's a lot that goes into this step and we'll probably continue to make revisions to it as we continue throughout the project, but we should still try and get a general idea of what the general layout and themes of the region should be like. The elements that we should probably focus on for now include, in no particular order: The region's name. What themes we want to include in the regions design. At least 8 major cities/town, probably no less than 10. The general layout of the region. How the Pokémon League (or equivalent) is structured, plus any other major facilities we may want to include (Contest Halls, a Battle Frontier, etc.). What other major landmarks or areas we will want to include in the region. The first step here is to research the Great Lakes area, looking into the history and culture, so that we can get a general idea of how we can adapt the area into a Pokémon region. Now, let's get started!