Unova is the name of the region that is the setting of Pokémon: Best Wishes! before Ash Ketchum, Cilan & Iris decide to travel to Kanto together by boat through the Decolore Islands. Unlike previous regions, which were based on different islands around Japan, Unova was based on America's New York City. This land is distant from all other currently known regions and thus has different Pokémon. Also because of this, the Route numbers restart at 1, onwards. For those who have not been playing the other games, this fact can be confusing. It has an incredibly varied landscape; with two mountain ranges, woodland areas, marshes and a desert spread across its islands. The map of Unova has nineteen major settlements, thirty-one places of interest, and twenty-three routes marked on it. There are also even different Gym Leaders during the Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies and Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova (before the 'and Beyond').

Dawn makes a re-entry in during Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies along with the Sinnoh Champion Cynthia after Ash Ketchum gets his 8th and final badge to qualify for the Unova League competition.

Gym Leaders

For the list of Unova's Gym Leaders click here.

Elite Four

For the list of Unova's Elite Four members click here.


For Unova's Champion click here.

Notable People

For the list of the Notable people that have visited Unova click here.