One of the latest theories which caught my attention was the one made by a youtuber Versilify who explain the possibility that Pokemon Sun & Moon is based on Hawaii. At the start, he explained that Pokemon has affinity with Hawaii because three Pokemon World Championship was held in Hawaii. Another thing that really got my curiosity is when he presented that during the short presentation, the Vivillon used can only be found in Hawaii and that when you zoom the license plate of the trucks the developers are rendering, it has a rainbow design which similarly have the same characteristic as Hawaii car plates. Posted below is the actual youtube video.
Digging into Hawaii
Another thing is that in a leaked Budgeting schedule of Nintendo America, the last part of the document mentioned about a supposed project they are working for the Pokemon 20th Anniversary - Rainbow (Will Pokemon Rainbow Now Be A Reality?). Companies often use code names when they are making a project and using Rainbow as a code name already tell us that it is a new generation Pokemon because their are seven colors in the rainbow and we are currently in the sixth generation. Releasing Pokemon Sun & Moon will be the 7th generation. Another significant meaning for rainbow is that it plays a vital part in the culture of Hawaii.
This is where it all become more specific, rainbows are one of the reasons why lots of tourist visited Hawaii. The small state always experience small showers and misty rain resulting into producing multiple rainbows during sunny days because of the prism-like characteristics of the raindrops. Because of this phenomenon, Hawaii is known as "The Rainbow State". Well that explains the Rainbow used by Nintendo America.
Pokemon Sun & Moon Titles
Now we all know that there are some Pokemon fans who were disappointed on how the company named their upcoming game. Choosing a name for a business is a crucial part in establishing your company's identity and brand (study marketing courses if you want to know more) and that Pokemon Company would never come into a conclusion using Sun & Moon without a valid and strong reason. The Sun and Moon plays an important part of the belief of Hawaiian people for how many decades already.
Lono God - Lord of the Sun (Pokemon Sun)
The title Pokemon Sun could be based on the Hawaiian god known as Lono. He is a god who descended into Earth through a rainbow. Being the Lord of the Sun and riding on a rainbow, this solidify the possibility that Hawaii is the place where the new Pokemon will be based from.
Hina - Hawaiian Moon Goddess (Pokemon Moon)
Hina is the goddess associated with the moon in the Hawaiian culture. In Hawaiian lore and culture, Hina's favorite food is coconut which brings us back to the presence of different lots of palm (coconut) tress in the development pictures. The first time I saw it, I was thinking that this game will be held in a tropical place. She is always associated with the moonlight which solidifies the claim of Pokemon Moon.
The feasibility that the next Pokemon game will be based in Hawaii is high considering the different connections presented. That is all for now folks. What do you think? Like our Facebook page for more Pokemon news..
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