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Kalos is the region in which Pokémon X and Pokémon Y take place, and will be where Pokémon Legends: Z-A takes place. Like the Unova region, it is based on a foreign place, France.

The First partner Pokémon of this region are the Grass-type Chespin, the Fire-type Fennekin, and the Water-type Froakie. The player would find XerneasX/YveltalY, Zygarde, Mewtwo and one of the Legendary Birds in Kalos.

In Pokémon the Series: XY and XYZ, it is the home region of Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie.

Cities and towns[]

Vaniville Town[]

Vaniville Town is where the Calem/Serena moves in the start of the game. It is home to Shauna and Serena/Calem, the opposite gender of the character the player chooses.

Aquacorde Town[]

Aquacorde Town is where the hero/heroine meets all of their rivals and obtains their starter Pokémon as well as the Pokédex.

Santalune City[]

Santalune City is home to the Santalune City Gym and its Gym Leader, Viola, who specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

Lumiose City[]

Lumiose City is the main city of Kalos.[1] It is home to Alexa, a journalist and Gym Leader Viola's elder sister. The gym is located exactly in the center of the city, inside the Prism Tower. It's also home to Trevor, another rival of the player, and it is also where Professor Sycamore's Lab is located. The Gym Leader, Clemont, specializes in Electric types. It is also the setting of Pokémon Legends: Z-A.

Camphrier Town[]

A town with a barren castle that used to belong to a noble family. It is home to Cassius, the operator for the Kalos Pokémon Storage System.

Ambrette Town[]

A town home to the Ambrette Aquarium and the Fossil Lab.

Cyllage City[]

Cyllage City is homage to the Rock-type Gym. The Gym Leader, Grant, specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. A Bicycle can also be obtained here.

Geosenge Town[]

A town that is home to mysterious ruins and is later revealed to be above the Ultimate Weapon that Team Flare utilizes.

Shalour City[]

Shalour City is hometown of Korrina and where the Tower of Mastery lies. This also marks the first battle with Calem/Serena. The Gym Leader, Korrina, specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon.

Coumarine City[]

Coumarine City is divided into two parts. First there is the coastal part where there are a couple of stands and a hotel. However, connected via monorail, is the cliff side part of Coumarine City. This is where Ramos, the grass-type gym leader, awaits. This is also the place where you find Tierno when you complete the game. Here, you can buy incenses for 9,600 Poké money.

Laverre City[]

Laverre City is a small city located at the north of Kalos. It is a very rustic city and features quaint homes that are built around a forest. In the middle is an ancient tree that is said to be 1,500 years old. This is where Valerie, the fairy-type gym leader awaits.

Dendemille Town[]

A rural town with windmills and farms. It is home to the Move Deleter and Move Reminder.

Anistar City[]

Anistar City is a city located east of Kalos. The city is next to the sea and since it is close to Snowbelle City, it is a cold city. It is home to Olympia the Psychic-type gym leader. It also has an ancient sundial made out of crystal, a symbol of the city.

Snowbelle City[]

Snowbelle City is the last city where a Gym Leader resides. Wulfric, the Ice-type Gym Leader, awaits. Located in southeast Kalos, the city is more or less covered in snow.

According to the town map, its snowy condition originates from the local Gym where ventilators were installed pumping cold air to maintain a 'icy look' thus affecting the city. South of the city, the entrance to Route 20 is there.

Places of Interest[]

Using the Kalos Map as evidence, certain areas can be identified, as they stand out.

Pokémon League[]

Pokémon League

The Pokémon League and Victory Road in the official artwork of Kalos.

This castle-like Pokémon League is situated east of Santalune City. Like always, eight badges are required to enter. Here, you face the Elite Four in addition to finally getting to the champion, Diantha.

Santalune Forest[]

Santalune Forest is located north of Aquacorde Town, after Route 2. Home to many Pokémon, respective of its type variations. Just upward north-east of the forest is the exit leading to its namesake city, Santalune City.

Tower of Mastery[]

Tower of Mastery is a tower located on the north side of Shalour City. The origins of the Mega Evolution first began when a Trainer came to Kalos, accompanied by a Lucario, and found 2 strange stones.

Chamber of Emptiness[]

Chamber of Emptiness is a small cave found on the south side of Route 22. An eternal void, there is nothing in the cave other than two items.

Parfum Palace[]

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Connecting Cave[]

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Glittering Cave[]

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Reflection Cave[]

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Kalos Power Plant[]

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Azure Bay[]

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Sea Spirit's Den[]

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Poké Ball Factory[]

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Lost Hotel[]

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Frost Cavern[]

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Terminus Cave[]

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Pokémon Village[]

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Routes[]

Kalos has 22 routes.

Kalos Route 1[]

Kalos Route 1 (Vaniville Pathway) is the first route found in Kalos. It is a straight, basic path that connects Vaniville Town and Aquacorde Town. No Pokémon can be found in this route.

Kalos Route 2[]

Kalos Route 2 (Avance Trail) is the second route found in Kalos. It is a straightforward route that connects Aquacorde Town and Santalune Forest.

Kalos Route 3[]

Kalos Route 3 (Ouvert Way) is the third route found in Kalos. It is a straightforward route that connects Santalune Forest and Santalune City.

Kalos Route 4[]

Kalos Route 4 (Parterre Way) connects Santalune City and Lumiose City. This route introduces the player to Pokémon hidden in flowers, such as Flabébé.

Kalos Route 5[]

Kalos Route 5 (Versant Road) connects Lumiose City and Camphrier Town. There is a skate park with grind rails leading out either side to areas exited using a ledge.

Kalos Route 6[]

Kalos Route 6 (Palais Lane) connects Route 7 to Parfum Palace. It is a straight path to the Parfum Palace, shaded by trees that line the path in two neat rows by accessed from Route 7, and unkept long grass by accessed from Parfum Palace.

Kalos Route 7[]

Kalos Route 7 (Rivière Walk) connects Route 6, Camphrier Town, and Connecting Cave. The Battle Chateau can be found near the center of the route.

Kalos Route 8[]

Kalos Route 8 (Muraille Coast) connects Connecting Cave and Ambrette Town on the upper cliffside path, and connects Ambrette Town and Cyllage City on the lower seaside path.

Kalos Route 9[]

Kalos Route 9 (Spikes Passage) connects Ambrette Town and Glittering Cave. This route was forged by retired Rhyhorn Racers, so most of the route is rough and rocky, and the player has to ride on a Rhyhorn on the route in order to traverse it.

Kalos Route 10[]

Kalos Route 10 (Menhir Trail) connects Cyllage City and Geosenge Town. This route is lined with mysterious stone, which are the graves of the Pokémon that died 3,000 years ago for their life forces to energize the ultimate weapon.

Kalos Route 11[]

Kalos Route 11 (Miroir Way) connects Geosenge Town and Reflection Cave. This route has many clear crystals sprout from the ground.

Kalos Route 12[]

Kalos Route 12 (Fourrage Road) connects Shalour City, Azure Bay, and Coumarine City. This route is the location of Baa de Mer Ranch, where several Skiddo can be ridden on.

Kalos Route 13[]

Kalos Route 13 (Lumiose Badlands) connects Coumarine City and Lumiose City. It is also the location of Kalos Power Plant.

Kalos Route 14[]

Kalos Route 14 (Laverre Nature Trail) connects Lumiose City and Laverre City. It is home to the scary house, associated with a haunted tale.

Kalos Route 15[]

Kalos Route 15 (Brun Way) is an autumn-like area. It connects Laverre City, Route 16, and Dendemille Town. The north entrance of Lost Hotel can be found here.

Kalos Route 16[]

Kalos Route 16 (Mélancolie Path) is an autumn-like area. It connects Lumiose City and Route 15. The south entrance of Lost Hotel can be found here.

Kalos Route 17[]

Kalos Route 17 (Mamoswine Road) is a winter-like area. It connects Dendemille Town and Anistar City. The constant snowstorms makes the most of the route inaccessible by foot, so the player must ride a Mamoswine to traverse it.

Kalos Route 18[]

Kalos Route 18 (Vallée Étroite Way) connects Anistar City and Couriway Town. This route is a lush, green route with a river flowing through it. Terminus Cave can be found at the east section of this route.

Kalos Route 19[]

Kalos Route 19 (Grande Vallée Way) connects Couriway Town to Snowbelle City. This route begins with a three-way intersection from Couriway Town gate.

Kalos Route 20[]

Kalos Route 20 (Winding Woods) connects Snowbelle City to Pokémon Village. This route is located inside of a dense forest, twisting and turning to avoid trees.

Kalos Route 21[]

Kalos Route 21 (Dernière Way) connects Snowbelle City and Victory Road. This is the final route to go through before Victory Road.

Kalos Route 22[]

Kalos Route 22 (Détourner Way) connects Santalune City and Victory Road. Chamber of Emptiness can be found on the south side of this route.

Anime-exclusive locations[]

Pokémon League[]

Gym Leaders[]

Name Settlement Type Signature Pokémon Badge
Viola
Viola
Santalune City Bug 0666
Vivillon
Bug Badge Viola
Bug Badge
Grant
Grant
Cyllage City Rock 0696 (0697)
Tyrunt
Cliff Badge
Cliff Badge
Korrina
Korrina
Shalour City Fighting 0448M
Lucario
0701
Hawlucha
Rumble Badge
Rumble Badge
Ramos
Ramos
Coumarine City Grass 0673
Gogoat
Plant Badge XY
Plant Badge
Clemont
Clemont
Lumiose City Electric 0695
Heliolisk
Voltage Badge XY
Voltage Badge
Valerie
Valerie
Laverre City Fairy 0700
Sylveon
Fairy Badge XY
Fairy Badge
Olympia

Olympia

Anistar City Psychic 0678A
Meowstic
Psychic Badge XY
Psychic Badge
Wulfric
Wulfric
Snowbelle City Ice 0713
Avalugg
Iceberg Badge
Iceberg Badge

Elite Four and Champion[]

Name Type Signature Pokémon
Malva
Malva
Fire 0663
Talonflame
Siebold
Siebold
Water 0689
Barbaracle
Wikstrom
Wikstrom
Steel 0681
Aegislash
Drasna
Drasna
Dragon 0715
Noivern

Champion[]

Name Type Signature Pokémon
Diantha
Diantha
Mix 0282M
Gardevoir

Trivia[]

  • Kalos comes from the Greek word Κάλλος (Kállos) meaning "beauty".
  • Kalos, like Kanto and Unova, has the routes restart at 1.
  • Kalos is meant to be based on France, although the creators also took inspiration from other parts of Europe. If one were to look at the top-left corner of the Kalos region, there is a town with a resemblance to Stonehenge, which is in England, mixed with the Carnac Stones, a group of rocks in France.
  • Kalos is the second region to have all the fully evolved starters have a secondary type; the first being Sinnoh.
  • Route 1 in Kalos is one of the shortest routes in the game.
    • Additionally, it is the only route not to contain Pokémon.
  • As the same in Kanto in Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen, the starter Pokémon dictates which legendary out of the possible three can be caught.
  • Kalos has three Pokédexes: Central, Coastal, and Mountain.
  • Kalos is the only European based region to have a letter o in its English name where Galar and Paldea do not.

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