Sunday, 10 April 2016

Part 7: Route 34 and Ilex Forest

Part 7
Ilex Forest Shrine

The missing link between Azalea Town and Goldenrod City. Ilex Forest and Route 34

Route 34

Route 34 is a medium length route joining Goldenrod City to Ilex forest. It is a coastal route with a small area to the south accessible only by water. 

And immediately there is a problem. See the gate, well, Ilex Forest is aligned there at its north eastern corner. So it will intersect the portion of Route 34 down south.

We'll deal with that later. But here is the Daycare Centre.

It is an L-shaped building that looks like a barn house. A small picket fence completes the daycare centre.

Ilex Forest

Ilex Forest is one of the more famous places in Johto. It is a mystical forest shrouded by trees. 

I laid the foundations off the map so I could find a place to slot it in closer to Azalea Town and Route 34.

The Shrine. The only point of interest in the forest. As many people know it is where any player playing a Japanese version of Pokemon Crystal can catch a Celebi provided they have a GS Ball.

To join the entrances and exits to Ilex Forest long walkways had to go in. But it makes the forest feel remote and secluded even though it is no more than 10 blocks from Azalea Town.

Because of Ilex Forest's mystical nature I thought a change of vegetation was in order.

Dark Oak trees have expansive leaf coverage and huge, chunky trunks.

But they must be planted in a 2x2 configuration. But whatever, I think the result will be worth it.

And it was worth it. Much of the area is covered by leaves which lowers the light level and adds to the spookiness.

This is the effect the roofed forest has on lighting.

Near both the gates there is a blend of both dark oak and normal oak trees.

Finished Product

Route 34 looking towards Goldenrod City. 

The Daycare Centre

Goldenrod City.

The southern, hidden section with a massive puddle.

Corridor for the hidden section.

The walkway into Ilex Forest.

Looking up at the sky.

South eastern quadrant of the forest.

The Shrine.

The forest lake.

Somewhere in the forest.

An open area up north.

The northern exit from the forest.

The northern walkway.

Leaving Ilex Forest gate onto Route 34

Progress so far

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If you have any tips for improvement please don't hesitate to share. It would be greatly appreciated. Next: Part 8 features the National Park and Route 37.
After That: Part 9 features Ecruteak City.
And After That: Part 10 features Mahogany Town and Route 43
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