Natural Wonders of Unova
A list of natural features in the Unova region of Pokemon Black and White. (Images from Bulbapedia.org)
The Unova region is commonly said to be more scenic than the other regions in Pokemon games. Spectacular scenery is common associated with a natural landscape. And Unova has plenty of those:
The Wellspring Cave, west of Striaton City is home to only a few Pokemon, but good Pokemon none the less. Drillbur, and Roggenrola are great Pokemon to improve your team with before you really hit the gyms. Other than that, a few cool items and the brief Plasma encounter, there isn’t that much. In the words of RSE’s roulette table “Nothing doing!”
But let’s look at the aesthetics. Or lack of. It’s a body of water in a cave. It’s geographic location wouldn’t allow for such anyway. It seems… lazy. Like a cheap attempt of the Slowpoke Well.
The Pinwheel Forest is amazing. It’s so much more than the forests’ of previous games. The Plasma battles here may be tedious, but you go through a pretty beautiful environment. The fallen hollow logs, the leaf littered creek. It really is amazing. And it’s home to a plethora of great Pokemon. Including one of legends, but I’ll let you figure that one out…
Though heavy construction is taking place in the Desert Resort, it is important to stop and admire the beauty that such landscape delivers. In all it’s orangeness… yep. Lots of battles, and all the Pokemon that live in the desert are exclusive to the desert. And guess what? They’re all fantastic Pokemon.
For some reason, it’s a desert next to a body of water. I’m not sure what the go is, but if you have any clues as to all these random features, comment below.
The Lostlorn Forest holds nothing interesting… just Pokemon found in the Pinwheel Forest at a higher level. A feature here is the random waterfall and stream. The waterfall comes from a mystery/impractical endless body of water with the land raised for an unknown reason. And of course there is that Dark lady in her Illusive caravan. But there is nothing really special to look at.
A cave with natural magnetivity, the Chargestone Cave is another Plasma filled area. But when you get past the tedious battles, and how your travels through the cave will seem to go for ever, it is an amazing place.
A place like this has never been seen before in a Pokemon game. The magnetic rocks allow for a quick puzzle and cool effects as you push them. The blue, the sparks as you walk past the rocks, it’s all really amazing. And crossing the bridge over the basement floor? It looks gorgeous.
Mistralton Cave. This is your standard dark Pokemon cave. A really cool and rare Pokemon, lots of strength rocks, and a legendary Pokemon if you can make your way through. Cool items too.
And the similarities don’t stop there. It’s boring. Really. Boring. And ugly. I don’t really like it.
The Moor of Icirrus is beautiful at all times of the year. The wild Pokemon ratio can get annoying and tedious, but it’s a very attractive area.
Challenger’s Cave is another standard Pokemon cave. Yawn. Nice things though.
Undella Bay! It’s a bay! So it’s pretty much all water! Nothing else to explain!
Oh, except it’s the only place you can dive. Well worth it though…
Some cool and rare Pokemon live in the Giant Chasm. Like Metagross. Yes. Motherflippin’ Metagross. Oh, and some Dragon shell or something.
Let’s get down to the serious business here. It looks amazing. And the weather is so… fascinating. The landscape changes due to the legendary Pokemon surrounding the area. And the whole place is so varied, it’s amazing. Definitely a place to check out.
And that concludes this listing of natural Unova landmarks. I know that there are plenty of other natural marvels in Unova, but these ones stand out as their own areas.