Regarding locations, the planned ones for the early game are:
Asterblum Town: based on ???
(The start of your journey, with friendly neighbors. Mom isn't gonna be happy...)
Mesquite's Lab: based on ???
(A rackety lab full of taxidermied Pokemon and the residence of Professor Mesquite.)
Route 1: based on a park and creek near me
(Next to a park, the air is fresh and trees plentiful. It is perfect for bike rides.)
Route 2: based on a blueberry farm I went to as a kid
(This route cuts through a berry farm housing many hardy farmers raring for a battle.)FREE ROAM
-Pequin Prairie: based on the Blackland Prairie
(A sunkissed grassland full of lively wild Pokemon. Climb steep hills and view tranquil lakes.)Edited 2 months ago by Benito.