The Sinnoh Region
Split into two parts by Mount Coronet, Sinnoh draws on a lush environment, distinct architecture, and abundant natural resources to form a memorable region rich in myth, adventure, and quiet beauty. The snow-covered peaks are reminiscent of beautiful Hokkaido, Japan’s second-largest main island.
Professor Rowan provides new Trainers in Sinnoh their choice of three starter Pokémon: the Grass-type Turtwig—which has a shell on its back made from soil—the Fire-type Chimchar—which fuels the flames on its tail with gas made in its stomach—and the Water-type Piplup—a proud Pokémon that some Trainers might find difficult to bond with.
The Sinnoh region was the first to introduce a female Champion. Cynthia was a wildly popular Pokémon character, whose lineup in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl included Milotic, Roserade, Gastrodon, Spiritomb, Garchomp, and Lucario.
The Sinnoh region introduced the Distortion World, an alternate dimension where Giratina appears in its true form, the Origin Forme.
In the Beginning...
According to Pokémon mythology, Sinnoh was the first region ever created after Arceus hatched from an Egg and subsequently created Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. In the earliest days of the world’s formation, Arceus made Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. This trio dove to the bottoms of Lake Acuity, Lake Verity, and Lake Valor.
The Sinnoh region introduced the Pokémon world to Poffins, a treat that obtained its name by combining the words “muffin” and “Pokémon.” Trainers can feed their Pokémon Poffins to enhance smartness, coolness, beauty, toughness, cleverness, or cuteness for Pokémon Contests.
The Plasma Pokémon
Rotom, an Electric and Ghost type known as the Plasma Pokémon, was among the most distinctive new Pokémon introduced in the Sinnoh region. This Pokémon has a unique ability to change forms by possessing the motors of certain appliances. For example, Rotom can become a Fire and Electric type by possessing a microwave oven and turning into Heat Rotom. By possessing a lawn mower, Rotom becomes a Grass- and Electric-type Pokémon known as Mow Rotom.
Getting mythological! A book titled Sinnoh Region’s Mythology explains that Pokémon like to hide in tall grass because humans would be able to find them there if they needed the help of Pokémon.
In Pokémon Platinum, players can own and furnish a villa in the Resort Area of the region’s Battle Zone. The player can host visitors—including Gym Leaders, Professor Rowan, and the player’s mom—and decorate the villa according to the player’s tastes.
Pokémon the Series: Diamond & Pearl
Ash, Brock, and Dawn travel across the Sinnoh region as Ash pursues his goal of battling to the top of the Sinnoh League and Dawn works to become a Pokémon Coordinator in Seasons 10 through 13 of Pokémon the Series. The trio battle the nefarious Team Galactic and Team Rocket while working steadily toward their goals.
Pokémon Trading Card Game
Pokémon, Trainers, locations, and items from the Sinnoh region were first depicted in the Pokémon TCG with the Pokémon TCG: Diamond & Pearl Series. Introducing a new kind of Pokémon called LV.X as well as a new contemporary look for cards that provided more space for illustrations and Pokédex information, the Diamond & Pearl Series is a treasure—as the name suggests!
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