Pokémon generation 10 will be inspired by Australia

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Recent Pokémon games have a tradition of teasing the next generation’s setting in a subtle way that doesn’t interrupt gameplay. It seems that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have followed the long-running trend, as fans have spotted possible teases for Gen 10 and its location.

Each entry in the series uses a setting based on a real-life location, with Scarlet and Violet using Spain as their main inspiration. Previous regions have been set in Hawaii, France and America.

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Now that a number of Easter Eggs have been spotted, it will be interesting to speculate on the future of Pokémon. While Scarlet and Violet have only just released, fans are already excited to see what the next games will let them explore.

On the Pokémon subreddit, user Brenduke spotted an image that resembles the right-hand wall of Uluru in Australia. Brenduke did not provide an official image of the image so fans will have to take this with a grain of salt.

While that might not sound like much, teasers like this have been seen in previous Pokémon games. During the X and Y days, you can talk to a person that has a souvenir from Alola, the setting for the next two games, Sun and Moon.

Still, the talk of Pokémon Gen 10 being set in The Land Down Under has many fans excited. It’s always fun seeing how Game Freak and The Pokémon Company portray these regions, along with the critters that Australia can inspire. Only time will tell if we see a new Kangaroo Pokémon but that would be pretty cool.

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There’s a large number of native Aussie animals that the game could take inspiration from. Mostly marsupials, we could see new creatures based on Quokkas, Dingos, Wombats and Echidnas. Oh, and don’t forget magpies for the bird Pokémon and huge spiders for the insects!

Australia is known for its varied environment. Not only is there the large outstretch dry lands of the the Outbacks, but also lush forests and gorgeous blue oceans. This could lead to one of the most intriguing maps we’ve seen in a modern Pokémon title.

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