The Great Lake Valor Region Creation Project! Greetings, Lake Valor! As you likely aware, the world of Pokémon is divided into many different regions filled with all kinds of people, places and of course Pokémon. I was in an argument with Arceus the other day (long story) and I ended up making a bet with the creator of the Pokémon world that we, the people of Lake Valor, would be able to make our own region if we wanted to. It probably wasn't fair for me to speak for all of you, but here we are. This will be a massive, multi-stage project that anyone can contribute to if you want to, regardless of where your skill-set lies. Artists, writers, mapmakers, competitive Pokémon; you name it and we'll need it. Also keep in mind that while I will be overseeing this entire project, my goal is merely to make sure things progress as smoothly as possible. All of the actual creative decisions will be made by all of you working together. What could possibly go wrong? Step 1: Designing the Region We'll start building our new region by... building the region. More specifically, we're going to start by working together to create the layout of the region, fill it with towns, routes and other areas, decide what themes we want our region to revolve around and, of course, give a name to the region. Step 2: Filling the Pokédex Once we've designed the region itself, we'll get to work on filling it up with various Pokémon. This will include both deciding what Pokémon from other regions can be found in ours, as well as creating a slew of new Pokémon unique to our region (including starters, legendaries, etc.). Step 3: Populating the Region What good is a region if there's no one around to live there? The next step of creating our region by creating the people to live there. This includes the Gym Leaders, Champion, some kind of villainous organization and the regional Professor. Don't forget the Pokémon trainers, either, including protagonists to have adventures across the region and rivals for them to face along the way. Step 4: Build a Story The final part of quest to make our own region will be to craft a narrative for the setting, following a plucky young trainer as they travel around, challenging the Pokémon League and saving the region from evil along the way. Keep in mind that these are tentative steps and that things may change along the way depending on how everyone wants to do things. Fortunately, Arceus never gave us a deadline, but we should try and maintain steady progress as we go. Further detail will be provided as we get started but for now please feel free to leave your thoughts on suggestions about the project.