Map Maker Recreates Sinnoh in Civilization VI

To celebrate the upcoming release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, a Civilization VI map modder has made a recreation of the Sinnoh region.

Published: November 18, 2021 10:10 AM /


The original Sinnoh region, before it was recreated in Civilization VI

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the remakes of the Fourth Generation Pokemon games, are both releasing tomorrow. To celebrate this release, one Civilization VI modder has recreated the Sinnoh region as a map in Civilization VI.

Created by Skylar Saphyr, Saph's Sinnoh is a semi-randomized map that brings the setting of the Fourth Generation (Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum) into the civilization-building 4X strategy game Civilization VI. The Civilization VI Sinnoh, much like the original Sinnoh, has plenty of mountainous terrain, with the center of the map split down the middle by Mt. Coronet. There are also various locations recreated in the map as easter eggs, hinted at on the mod's page with quotes and suilloettes from Fourth Generation characters such as the player's rival. Also worth noting is that the map is slightly randomized, most notably with the rivers (along with the floodplains, lowlands, and resources.) Saphyr also made a list showing where each of the 50 playable nations can start if players use True Starting Location.

Sinnoh recreated with Civilization VI's map maker.

The Fourth Generation isn't the only Pokemon game to have a map remade in Civilization VI. A user named Foxpelt has made a couple of maps based on the world of the spin-off/crossover games Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. One of their maps recreates the Air Continent, while the second one recreates the entire world as seen in Super Mystery Dungeon.

You can download and find set-up instructions for the Sinnoh map for Civilization VI here on Steam. It requires Gedemon's Yet (Not) Another Maps Pack mod in order to work. In addition, Saphyr suggests adding the Religion Expanded, Tomatekh's Historical Religions, and Prismatic - Color and Jersey Overhaul mods in order to support the large amount of players that can play on the map.

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