Xandau is a fan-made region created by me, Jadefire62, and is the setting of the first part of my fanfic, Aventurine Adventures. Any questions about usage should be directed to my talk page - though if you can find me in chat, that works too.
- 1 Geography & Climate
- 2 Cities & Towns
- 2.1 Aventurine Town
- 2.2 Roseville
- 2.3 Obsidian City
- 2.4 Citrine City
- 2.5 Amethyst Town
- 2.6 Jade Town
- 2.7 Serpentine Town
- 2.8 Howlite City
- 2.9 Chalcedony
- 2.10 Sapphrite City
- 2.11 Chrysocolla City
- 2.12 Amberton
- 2.13 Sunstone City
- 2.14 Garnet Town
- 2.15 Rhodocross Town
- 2.16 Zoiuna City
- 2.17 Prehnville
- 2.18 Pyrite City
- 3 Important Locations & Landmarks
- 3.1 Aventurine Forest
- 3.2 Amethyst Valley
- 3.3 Safari Zone
- 3.4 Malachite Hills
- 3.5 Azurite Bay
- 3.6 Sapphrite Mountain
- 3.7 Quartz Mountain
- 3.8 Gemstone Towers
- 3.9 Jasper Grove
- 4 Pokémon
- 5 Gym Leaders
- 6 The Jasper League
- 7 Trivia & Author's Notes
Geography & Climate
Xandau is a region to the west of the Kanto/Johto continent, and northwest of Hoenn.
To the north, Xandau is very, very cold. While there are few mountains, hills are countless. About a quarter of Xandau's cities and towns reside here, including what many call the Twin Cities, the two biggest cities in the region. Sometimes they get blizzards, especially in the very north.
To the south, flat plains hold many farms, as well as the other half of the towns and cities. There are a few hills near the very southern part of Xandau, but mostly, it's an expanse of fields with cities and towns sprinkled throughout.
Cities & Towns
Aventurine Town is where Professor Yew, the Pokémon professor of the Xandau region, lives. Located in the middle of the western-half of Xandau, the temperature doesn't change much, resulting in fair weather for most of the year. When it changes, though, expect severe changes.
Residing in this quaint village are many family homes, where elderly grandparents live with their children and grandchildren. A Pokémon Center is also located here.
This city is where the Dark-Type Gym resides. Like most cities, it also houses its own Pokémon Center.
This bustling city is where trainers come to challenge the Ground-Type Gym.
A small town located on the floor of the Amethyst Valley, known for the quality of it's amethysts. In fact, the townspeople named it after the gem that's of abundance in the Purple Gorge, which is part of the valley. The Rock-Type Gym resides here.
This semi-big town houses the Grass-Type Gym.
A small town on the outskirts of Howlite City. More of a village, really, it's currently without a Pokémon Center.
Home to the Normal-Type Gym.
Named after the Chalcedony River, whose shores it's located along.
Located on the slopes of Sapphrite Mountain, it's always cold in Sapphrite City. However, it's also a popular place, full of tourists looking for Sapphrites and skiers wanting to challenge the slopes. Predictably, it's also home to the Ice-Type Gym.
A small village, not that far from Sunstone City.
Where the Light-Type Gym resides.
This town is home to the Fairy-Type Gym.
A vibrant city, it is home to the Dragon-Type Gym.
This city houses the Steel-Type Gym, and is the last stop for Trainers on the way to Jasper Grove and the Pokémon League held there.
Important Locations & Landmarks
This forest, right outside of Aventurine Town, is home to many Bug and Grass Pokémon, along with some Normal, Ground, and Flying-types. A trail runs straight through the dense trees, connecting Aventurine Town to Roseville.
Named after the deep, rich amethyst deposits residing in the Purple Gorge, Amethyst Valley is known for it's quality amethyst items. When the sun shines directly down in this valley, it fractures in all the amethyst gems embedded in the valley and in the town, throwing purple light everywhere. Located between Citrine City and Jade Town, and the home of Amethyst Town.
This gorge, residing in the slopes of Amethyst Valley, harbors deep, rich amethyst deposits. It's how the gorge got it's name, and how everything else in the valley got it's name as well. The gorge itself is not that far from the town.
This manor resides in the Amethyst Valley, a bit apart from the town.
Xandau has it's own Safari Zone, where Pokémon can be caught with green Safari Balls. Pretty much any type of Pokémon can be caught here, including every evolution of Eevee. In fact, some say they've seen Legendary Pokémon here.
Located in the southern part of Xandau.
The bay that the Chalcedony River empties into.
One of the few mountains in the northern side of Xandau, it's almost always snowing here, rarely getting warm enough for all of the snow to melt. This makes it the perfect home for many Ice-Types, and was named after the many Sapphrite that live here. It's also home to Sapphrite City.
Another mountain in northern Xandau. Not as snowy or cold, but contains much treasure inside. Mines were built to excavate it, but were eventually abandoned. Few trainers come here.
Abandoned mines that were dug in Quartz Mountain.
A set of four towers, three representing an emotion, the fourth representing the balance between them. It's rumored that the Gemstone Trio lives here, one in each of the three emotion towers.
Represents anger/hate. Supposedly, the Red Gem lives here.
Represents sadness/depression, being overwhelmed. People say that the Blue Gem lives here.
Represents kindness, warmth, compassion. The Yellow Gem possibly lives here.
The tower that "balances" all others.
Where the Jasper Pokémon League is held.
Xandau has a variety of Pokémon, including new ones and ones from other regions. To see the full list, go to the Xandau Pokédex.
- Tillium, the Flowering Pokémon (Grass-Type)
- Colphaus, the Coal Pokémon (Fire-Type)
- Lakolm, the Eyeless Pokémon (Water-Type)
The Flower Family
- Xochiraja, the Flower King Pokémon (Grass/Light/Steel-Type)
- Xochicwen, the Flower Queen Pokémon (Grass/Light/Fairy-Type)
- Xochipallio, the Flower Prince Pokémon (Grass/Light/Steel-Type)
- Xochikatza, the Flower Princess Pokémon (Grass/Light/Fairy-Type)
The Adventurous Duo
The Gemstone Trio
- Red Gem (Unnamed)
- Blue Gem (Unnamed)
- Yellow Gem (Unnamed)
- Xanthiose, the Sun Horse Pokémon (Light/Ground-Type)
- (More TBA?)
Kaline - Obsidian City Gym Leader (Onyx Badge)
Sanford Kajo - Citrine City Gym Leader (Beryl Badge)
Valtera - Amethyst Town Gym Leader (Fluorite Badge)
Elowen - Jade Town Gym Leader (Emerald Badge)
??? - Howlite City Gym Leader (Male) (Pearl Badge)
Izolda - Sapphrite City Gym Leader (Iolite Badge)
Araka - Sunstone City Gym Leader (Heliodor Badge)
??? - Rhodocross Town Gym Leader (Male) (Opal Badge)
??? - Zoiuna City Gym Leader (Male) (Zircon Badge)
Temujin Smith - Pyrite City Gym Leader (Meteorite Badge)
The Jasper League
This is the name of Xandau's Pokémon League. Like most, 8 Gym Badges are needed to enter.
Trivia & Author's Notes
- Aventurine is a greenish stone, but can also be seen as a twist on the word "adventure".
- All of Xandau's towns and cities are named after a gem/stone/mineral.
- Cities & Towns
- Roseville comes from Rose Quartz.
- Serpentine is a mottled tan/brown stone.
- Howlite City comes from Howlite, a cloudy-white stone.
- Chalcedony is a cloudy-blue stone.
- The dark green-blue stone of Chrysocolla is where Chrysocolla City's name comes from.
- Rhodocross gets it's name from two pinkish stones: Rhodonite and Rhodochrosite.
- Zoiuna is the prefixes of the dark-green Zoisite and the dark/red Unakite mashed together.
- Prehnville comes from Prehnite, a gray-colored stone.
- Pyrite is a black/gray/silver stone with a metallic sheen.
- Flourite is another purple stone.
- Iolite is a dark-blue stone, much like most Sapphires.
- Heliodor is a golden gemstone.
- Zircons come in many different colors, though are usually seen as green.
- Meteorite is a stone with metallic colors.
- Other Locations
- Malachite is the name of a green stone.
- Jasper is a mineral that can be many different colors, each with it's own name.
- Cities & Towns
- The northern half of this region was based off Minnesota. The southern half is based off Indiana.
- This is because I've spent most of my life in Indiana, but now live in Minnesota.
- (More TBA?)
|The Twins||Anastasia Saffron • Alexei Saffron|
|Friends/Rivals||Mimi Inali • Vance Kajo • Parker Bailey • Robin Hart|
Terrance Hawkins • Laura Line • Sapphire May • Ruby Brendan
Aurum Sterling • TBA • Lyra Heart • Ethan Soul
Violet Olivine • Chase • Azure Sol • Phoenix Chloris
Barry Platinum • TBA • Lucas Diamond • Dawn Pearl
Hugh Black • Hilda White • Nate Black • Rosa White
Zach • Alexa • Yvonne Gabena • Xavier Gabena
Kasumi Tale • Quinn • Ayden Moon • Elanor Sun
|First Pokémon||Anastasia's Hephaus • Alexei's Olmian|
Mimi's Tilysis • Vance's Bouldeon • Parker's Mightyena • Robin's Houndoom
Terrance's Marshtomp • Laura's Claydol • Sapphire's Masquerain • Ruby's Camerupt
Aurum's Bayleef • TBA's Furret • Lyra's Ampharos • Ethan's Gengar
Violet's Blastoise • Chase's Nidoking • Azure's Dewgong • Phoenix's Arcanine
Barry's Torterra • TBA's Luxray • Lucas's Froslass • Dawn's Bastiodon
Hugh's Samurott • Hilda's Emboar • Nate's Krookodile • Rosa's Scolipede
Zach's Fennekin • Alexa's Helioptile • Yvonne's Meowstic • Xavier's Pyroar
Kasumi's Rowlet • Quinn's Toxapex • Ayden's Lycanroc • Elanor's Togedemaru
|Team Summer||Placeholder • Placeholder • Placeholder • Placeholder|
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|Others||Elowen • N • Anthea • Concordia • Malva • Cynthia • Diantha • (More TBA)|
|Professor Alexandra Yew • Professor Birch • Professor Elm • Professor Samuel Oak|
Professor Rowan • Professor Aurea Juniper • Professor Augustine Sycamore • Professor Kukui
|Individuals||Rina Saffron • Mimi's Father • Mimi's Mother • (More TBA)|
|Team Winter||Placeholder • Placeholder • Placeholder • Placeholder|
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& Team Aqua
|Maxie • Tabitha • Courtney • Blaise|
Archie • Shelly • Matt • Amber
|Team Rocket||Giovanni • Archer • Ariana • Proton • Petrel|
|Team Galactic||Cyrus • Saturn • Mars • Jupiter • Charon|
|Team Plasma||Ghestis • Colress • Zinzolin • Rood|
|Team Flare||Lysandre • Aliana • Bryony • Celosia • Mable • Xerosic|
|Team Skull||Guzma • Plumeria • Gladion • (More TBA?)|
|Cities & Towns||Aventurine Town • Roseville • Obsidian City • Citrine City • Amethyst Town • Serpentine Town|
Jade Town • Howlite City • Chalcedony • Sapphrite City • Chrysocolla City • Amberton
Sunstone City • Garnet Town • Rhodocross Town • Zoiuna City • Prehnville • Pyrite City
|Aventurine Forest • Amethyst Valley • Purple Gorge • Amethyst Manor • Stone Village|
Safari Zone • Malachite Hills • Azurite Bay • Sapphrite Mountain • Quartz Mountain • Quartz Mines
Jasper Grove • Gemstone Towers • Blazing Tower • Undersea Tower • Sunlit Tower • Balancing Tower
|Gym Leaders||Kaline • Sanford Kajo • Valtera • Elowen • Howlite City Gym Leader • Izolda|
Araka • Rhodocross Town Gym Leader • Zoiuna City Gym Leader • Temujin Smith
|Xandau Pokédex • Jasper League|
|Starters||Tillium • Colphaus • Lakolm|
Chlorillum • Forgaus • Cavolm
Tilysis • Hephaus • Olmian
|Regulars||Westie • Westwhit • Westolf • Armadill • Armadome • Meenidor • Labtriever • Goltriever|
Bouldeon • Phanteon • Dusteon • Skaireon • Drakeon • Sapphrite • (TBA) • Ampflier
Firelamp • Muralain • Muskaver • Emquirtree • Ponkrest • Kreslite • Kresmune • Sprytaight
Perimp • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • (More TBA)
|Mythicals||Xanthiose • Red Gem (Unnamed) • Blue Gem (Unnamed) • Yellow Gem (Unnamed)|
|Legendaries||Xochiraja • Xochicwen • Xochipallio • Xochikatza|
The Adventurous Duo (Unnamed)
|Blinding Ray • Bright Moment • Gleaming Rainbow • Light Beam • Light Blade • Light Pulse|
Sunblast • Sunny Terrain • Sunray • Vaporize • Warm Over • (More TBA)
|Abilities||Bright Body • Illuminate • (More TBA)|