Kanto (Japanese: カントー地方 Kantō-chihō) is a region in the Pokémon world. It is located east of Johto, and is also located south of Sinnoh. It is setting of the Generation I games and FireRed and LeafGreen; it is also accessible in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver after the quest in Johto is completed.

All cities in Kanto are named after colors (Viridian City, Lavender Town, Indigo Plateau, etc.), with the exception of Pallet Town, which is also a reference to color. Professor Oak is the resident Pokémon Professor and gives Pokémon Trainers a choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle as their starter Pokémon. In Yellow, the only choice is a Pikachu that he recently caught, although he did have an Eevee. In the games, the player begins his or her journey in Pallet Town and ends it at Indigo Plateau.


Map City/Town Population Description
Pallet Town HGSS Pallet Town 10 A fairly new and quiet town. It's a small and pretty place.
800px-Viridian City HGSS Viridian City 30 A beautiful city that is enveloped in green year-round.
Pewter City HGSS Pewter City 33 A quiet city nestled between rugged mountains and rocks.
736px-Cerulean City HGSS Cerulean City 32 A beautiful city with flowing water and blooming flowers.
760px-Vermilion City HGSS Vermilion City 29 A southern city that is bathed in orange by the setting sun.
Lavender Town HGSS Lavender Town 41 A small town covered in a beautiful hue of purple.
800px-Celadon City HGSS Celadon City 82 A rich, rainbow colored city where people and Pokémon gather.
800px-Fuchsia City HGSS Fuchsia City 35 A historic village that has become new.
784px-Saffron City HGSS Saffron City 63 The biggest city in Kanto, shining with a golden light.
Cinnabar Island HGSS Cinnabar Island 36 / 9 A town used to be here until it was swept away by an eruption.