- The first, and most important, difference between Olura and the other regions is its pokemon population. Staying true to the series and video games, Olura has an entirely new set of Pokemon that are not found anywhere else in the world. I have chosen to introduce the pokemon as they appear in the adventure, rather than list them all now, for the purpose of making the discovery of said pokemon exciting and new.
- The next big difference would be the size of the Olura region. Olura is quite larger than the other regions and has very unique climates and terrain. To put things in perspective, if Kanto was the size of India, Olura would be the size of China. This large size makes traversing Olura quite the trip! It also means that one part of Olura might have an entirely different climate and terrain than another part. On the bright side, this means that Olura has a wide variety of types of pokemon and plenty of room for trainers to go looking for them.
- On the subject of travel, it is the custom for trainers to make a sort of “pilgrimage” on foot from one gym to the next in their quest to enter the Pokemon League (have you ever seen Ash take a car?). Therefore, travel will be restricted to non-automated vehicles (e.g. walking or using a pokemon that can carry you). Some exceptions will be made by the GM for plot-specific instances. This rule is here to prevent players from hopping from one gym to the next without training, adventuring, or catching any new pokemon.
- Pokecenters and Police Stations in Olura will not be populated by Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny clones. This is merely an attempt at a little bit of realism that was purposefully suspended for the tv show. Characters in the game may still have that goofy anime silliness to them at times, but I just didn’t want to go with the whole Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny thing.