Why are there no fossils in the Alola region?

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The Alola region was based on Hawaii, whose origin is volcanic

‘pokemon sun’ Yes “Pokemon Moon” were the video game couple who ushered in the seventh generation of the saga. Both projects, released in 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles, transported us to At, a region that clearly relied on the exotic Hawaii of the United States to create its biome. In addition, many new concepts have been introduced, such as regional forms, the Z movement or the Festi Plaza. However, chances are that if you’re a player familiar with the franchise, you’ll miss a certain element.

Of course we talk fossils. It is an object that has been present in each of the installments since the first generation of Pokémon, and just like in real life, they are remains of creatures that lived millions of years ago and which are preserved thanks to the fact that they were petrified in the rocks. This is an item we used to find before, but in “Pokémon Sun and Moon”, this is a feature that was not introduced. Because?

If we stop to analyze the natural features of Alola, it makes a lot of sense. The seventh generation region is composed of Melemele, Akala, Ula-Ula and Poni, added to a small artificial island called Aether Paradise. Together they form a real marvel for traveling and, as we have already commented above, was inspired by Hawaii for its creation.

As this Twitter account dedicated to revealing some Nintendo secrets explains, the nine islands of Hawaii emerged from the ocean only a few million years ago by the action of volcanoes that have emerged from the bottom of the sea. Taking this into account, we find the reason why Alola has no fossils: the region is not old enough enough to have Pokémon fossils, and that’s something that might also explain why it’s home to extinct or endangered species.

Source: WikiDex