Is Unova America?
Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh are all based on regions in Japan (the IRL Kanto, Kansai, Kyūshū, and Hokkaido, respectively). Unova, meanwhile, is based on the United States, with a particular focus on New York City, Kalos on France, and Alola on Hawaii.
Is Unova based on New York?
Pokémon Black and White were the first Pokémon titles to take their inspiration not from Japan but from the United States. The game’s Unova region is based on New York State, with Cestelia City its stand-in for Lower Manhattan.
What if Pokemon were real?
Potentially, the existence of Pokemon could actually mean that human beings become entirely extinct. Though even if they don’t destroy us, perhaps Pokemon would have enough intelligence that they would just become the apex predator, and we would have to live our lives afraid to go outside of our homes.