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The Present Era

The period of time understood as “The Present Era” in the Timeline of the Suocéverse is the one that covers the last ~3700 yr of history of the Pokémon World, up to the events in the same timeframe shown in the mainline games (GenⅠ-GenⅧ), and from there up to an uncertain time into the future (as of last edit of this document, GenⅨ). It is also the period of time by which modern in-universe calendars work.

It is preceded by the Previous Era and followed up by THE FUTURE!

It is unknown/undetermined what event provides the calendar Epoch in this era.

Differences from Franchise Canon

The Present Era uses a different epoch than the timeline we see in the games and anime, and “stretches” events of the recent past to help give the modern Pokémon world a more Zeerust-like or Retrofuturism feel, as well as to avoid a too strong coupling to IRL Earth History. For example, events of around two centuries ago such as the burning of the Brass Tower, are pushed back to three centuries. The special case of the confrontations of the Warring Triad has their two historical encounters being pushed back around 600 years each.

Suocéverse timeline considers the events depicted in the remakes of various games (HG/SS, OR/AS, etc) to be refinements, remasters or extensions of the original events, and where there is no conflict they are assumed to take place within the same timeframe.

1st Millennium

Timeframe from +0 PE(~3733 before Gen1) to 999 PE(~2734 before Gen1) .

Before 400

  • Kyogre and Groudon (Mainline) fight each other on the coasts of Caledoria, and are dubbed by the early settlers as Kay-Kay, treacherous deity of the seas, and Grau-Grau, treacherous deity of the mountains.
  • Kyogre and Groudon face off in the coasts of the Guyanas, but are fended off and weakened by a group of powerful sorcerer-trainers.


  • Clash of the super-ancient Pokémon: Kyogre and Groudon battle each other off the coasts of Hoenn and achieve Primal Reversion, but are stopped by Rayquaza.
    • Kyogre escapes to the seas of Caledoria. Irate at the idea that humans could also have magic power to stop her, she imbues some of her powers to Millalobo the Way-Lighter as a safeguard.


  • Kalos War: a great war breaks out between Kalos and another (currently unnamed) nation. The war soon spreads to encompass other nearby regions, in particular after WMDs were put into action.
    • At the peak of the war the regent of Kalos powers up the Flower WEPON, feeding it the lifeforce of countless Pokémon hypnotized and tortured into servitude. This allows the weapon to unleash a powerful beam of light for him to judge his enemies and punish them with oblivion. Kinda like Kefka, in probably more ways than one.
    • At some point shortly after the war, the Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal move from the northern region where they were worshipped into the remains of Kalos, their presence requested by a currently undetermined entity.

2nd Millennium

Timeframe from 1000 PE(~2733 before Gen1) to 1999 PE(~1734 before Gen1) .


  • Unova is settled by humans. They take notice of an old structure maintained by local Pokémon, Dragonspiral Tower, and stay away from it.
  • Estracura is settled by humans.


  • Relic Castle is excavated in the centre of Unova by the people of the Vale.


  • The passing of a Dark Planet, documented by ancients as a “meteor”, triggers a supercaldera in Hoenn. A volcanic island explodes and spreads tremendous amounts of natural energy around, creating the volcanic hollow that will eventually become Sootopolis City.
    • Kyogre and Groudon to go Hoenn to face each other (yet again). During this confrontation, the Draconid people manage to summon Rayquaza, who once again quells the conflict and forces the two Pokémon to flee.
    • As a display of gratitude for saving the region, the Draconid people build a nest for Rayquaza off the coast of Hoenn, which becomes Sky Pillar.
    • A weakened Groudon falls back to the Land Wall of Krasnoska, and digs into the crust of the Earth to hide under what would later become Poké!Persia.
    • A weakened Kyogre falls back to the Guyanas, where she is ambushed by sorcerer-trainers who capture part of her essence into a Blue Orb, but she manages to escape.


  • Using knowledge passed down from the Draconids, the sorcerer-trainers of the Guyanas and the moon-mages of Ásfiri join forces to hunt down Kyogre and Groudon in their respective nests, capturing most of their power, as well as their consciousness, into the Red Orb and the Blue Orb.


  • A landslide in Lëkchen, Krasnoska, wakes up the Regigigas sleeping inside. The superPokémon starts a long march to the east and goes to hide in Sinnoh, where he remains until the events of M11.


3rd Millennium

Timeframe from 2000 PE(~1733 before Gen1) to 2999 PE(~734 before Gen1) .


  • Owing to a plague, the Celestica people follow what they presume to be instructions from Arceus and migrate from Krasnoska to Sinnoh, following the trail that the Lëkchen Regigigas left in its wake.


  • War of Rota. The Tree of Beginning becomes vulnerable during the confrontations.
    • Sir Aaron sacrifices himself to heal the Tree and as a side effect stops the war.


  • War of the Vale: civil war ravages the titular kingdom, ending in an event where the dragons Reshiram and Zekrom are persuaded into fighting each other in representation of the two heirs of the kingdom.
    • As a result of the war, the Kingdom of Vale falls and eventually fades from history.
    • As punishment for their actions, Reshiram and Zekrom request to be returned to their Morph Balls to their hideout in the northern lands of Unova. Devotion of the dragons who were following them leads to an explosive increase of the population in Dragonspiral Moors Sovereignty.


  • War of Ransei.
    • Shiranui, the Protector Ho-Oh of the era, is killed during the confrontations.


  • Two tower shrines are built in Ecruteak Town, Johto, as celebration for the announcement of two new Protectors who become the modern-day Ho-Oh and Lugia.
  • Xerneas and Yveltal release much of the energy they have pooled across the last few centuries, helping regenerate much of the Kalosian ecosystem, and retreat to slumber in undetermined locations.
  • Pokémon migrating away from the Kingdom of Vale settle down in the opposite side of the continent and fund the second iteration of the Rienna Valley Sovereignty.

4th Millennium / Recent History

Timeframe from 3000 PE(~733 before Gen1) to 3599 PE(~134 before Gen1) .


  • Various small feudal realms join and form the regions of Kanto and Johto.
  • Seafaring expeditions to cross to the western hemisphere via the Antarctic areas are curtailed by Millalobo "the Crafter" and his ghost ship the Caleuche.


  • Kanto—Johto War: the feudal realms city states in the Kanto and Johto areas wage war against each other over tributes and regimes, a conflict that lasts nearly a decade.
  • The town of Ecruteak comes under attack during a stormy night, and this results in the unguarded Twin Tower shrines taking severe damage, one of them eventually crumbling.
    • Day of Departure — The Protectors Ho-Oh and Lugia abandon human civilization to their luck and flee to destinations unknown.
    • On its way out, Ho-Oh reportedly revived three undetermined Pokémon, promoting them to the role of Gerbils.
  • Song of Abandonment — One of the two Protector birds is reported to have flown over the coasts of Rondovia, Suocé and Caledoria, denouncing pillage and betrayal by humans.
    • After meeting with the Cadrícea Muskedeer Trio the bird departs to the south, and the three Legendaries renounce their position as leaders of Cadrícea and disappear into the fogs of time.
    • This repeats with various Legendaries fading from history all across the world.
  • With the foundation of the city of Salípolis, the Region of Suocé is officially born, and the city designated its capital.


  • Rayquaza leaves its nesting pyramid in a non-canon region and travels to the North Pole, where it intercepts and destroys a meteorite carrying the creature Deoxys; Rayquaza destroys the space virus and later disappears into the atmosphere. Reports eventually lead to believe he has settled down in either the innards of Isla Triángulo, Emisre, or in Sky Pillar, Hoenn.
  • Kanto and Johto switch from their imperial government and become Republics.
  • Valabirna Balmaceda becomes the Champion of Suocé.
  • Millalobo "the Ascendant" and her forces attack and kidnap various powerful Fairy type Pokémon, with plans to use them to fuel a sacrifice that will break the Blue Orb and restore Primal Kyogre. A group of various Pokémon led by dragoness Yanoyâfa tracks Millalobo down and kill her, but in the process the Blue Orb is lost.


4th Millennium / Contemporary History

Timeframe from 3600 PE(~133 before Gen1) to 3999 PE(~266 after Gen1) .


  • An unnamed big pharma conglomerate, infiltrates and takes over the government of Emisre, turning it, Angela and Orre into corporationist states.
  • Emisre takes mercenary action to wipe out the forest lands of the extant Sovereignty, in order to gain control of the rich mineral gemmite and cave systems underneath. Several parties, humans and Pokémon, affiliated with the care of the Sovereignty are captured and executed to prevent any reclaim to the lands.
    • As part of the wipeout, the staff and archives of the Emisre National History Museum are eradicated.
    • Unknown to the political forces in Emisre, one heir to the Madis bloodline associated with the Treasure Workers Guild of Rienna, survives the purge and escapes into Isla Triángulo.
  • Over the years the consolidated big pharma would eventually take the form of international corporation Pokefutures.


  • ~3630: The first artificial satellites (of this era) for TV and radio broadcasting are placed in safe orbit, after ten years of failed attempts due to the intervention of Rayquaza among others.
  • ~3650: Dalacia manages to place its first temporary Space Station on Pokéarth orbit. Operations last until ~3676.


  • ~3660: Nadia Shepard is born.
  • ~3670: Rayquaza leaves Isla Triángulo and migrates to his resting ground in Sky Pillar, Hoenn, where he would sleep undisturbed until the Near Apocalypse of 3733.
  • ~3676: A failed experiment causes severe radiological and material damage to the Dalacian space station, and the decision is made to eject it from planetary orbit, ending its operations.


  • ~3680: Taking advantage of Rayquaza clearing the skies and going off to nap, construction begins on the Moon of a new civil base intended to become a permanent settlement.
  • ~3682: The first International Space Station is placed into orbit.
  • ~3688: Due to various expansion and maintenance requirements, the international moon base project is halted and resources rerouted to the International Space Station.
  • ~3688: Samuel Oak starts his Pokémon Journey from Arborville, with an unspecified Pokémon by his side.




  • ~3710: Ghetsis initiates “Project N”, raising a child with special powers to become a messianic figure and assembling a discourse to abolish the tradition of Pokémon training, in the hopes of attaining control of the local deities Reshiram and Zekrom.
  • ~3715: Silph industries, in an attempt to outcompete Pokefutures in Kanjoh, funds a project to create the first completely artificial Pokémon without a natural body, a creature that would live directly within the network infrastructure. The project would be codenamed “Project Digimon”.
  • ~3716: Thanks to coordinated efforts from the space agencies of Hoenn, Unova and Dalacia, a permanent civil base is finally set on the Moon, codenamed ALUCE.
  • ~3718: Samuel Oak becomes the Champion of Kanjoh.
  • ~3718: Project Digimon is scraped due to dwindling interest. A group of researchers known as the Wild Bunch manage to salvage some of the project data in packages that would eventually be used to kickstart a new project in conjunction with the Hoenn Space Program, that would end up becoming Porygon.


  • ~3722: After a fallout with Agatha, with whom he presumably had a child, Samuel Oak retires from the position of Champion of Kanjoh and of training in general, deciding to dedicate his full time to his Pokédex research. The position is taken by an undetermined Trainer.
  • ~3722: Various Team Jade operatives splinter off due to internal political struggle, resulting in the creation of Team Aqua and Team Magma.
  • ~3725: In Unova, a young boy from nowhere, later codenamed “N”, starts gathering followers across the region and its neighbors as he spreads a campaign to abolish the tradition of Pokémon training.
  • ~3725: Ravir Eisenhorth leads a group of Trainers into taking down the main operatives of the Black Thumb Gang.
  • ~3725: A new unknown actress appears in Emisre, an industrial sabotage specialist targetting several persons of interest and investments of the pre-Pokefutures big pharma. Intelligence dubs this actor “S” to contrast her violent proceedings with those of otherwise peaceful and transparent approaches by revolutionary leader “N” in Unova.
  • ~3726: Lance becomes Champion of Kanjoh.
  • ~3726: Tangent uncovers a link between poaching activities in Hoenn and corporate pharma Pokefutures in Angela.


  • Fall of Pokefutures — extreme ethical violations committed by Pokefutures are revealed to the world at large by a group of trainers dubbed by the intelligence community as “the Three T’s”. As a result of this Pokefutures is disbanded, and the national currency it backed up fell out of grace world-wide, leaving the entire economy and social security of the region of Angela in disarray (referred to in “Interim(TBA) ).
    • Domino effect due to Pokefutures' international reach sparks a worldwide hunt of the corporation's assets and agents, leading to the auditing or cancellation of several important projects, as well as eg.: university research grants.
    • In Suocé, the Cadrícean Sovereign Virizion enacts a military draft in the realm, in an attempt to lead a fulminant strike to the nearest Pokefutures stronghold in Vys Ocassum. ( “Interim(TBA) )
    • In Unova, the Dragonspiral Sovereignty attempts to launch a military campaign to cross the Unovan borders and raid the country of Angela, but they stand off after parlay with Alder, who with this event gains much cred among the wild population, and eventually the vote of the Sovereignty that brands him the Champion of Unova. (Referred to in Interim)
  • Due to the political fallout of the hasty response taken across Suocé, President of Suocé Gladys Farmalle instructs all cabinet members involved in Registro Cero to hand themselves over to PIP and then steps down from office. Former President Alecio Mujica is emergency assigned to take her place.
  • As a result of heavy accounting and prosecution within the competitive training circles, Suocé and Estracura cancel their Conference Championships. In the order of two thousand Trainers are left adrift across the region in Suocé alone.


  • Steven Stone becomes Champion of Hoenn.
  • Great Earthquake of the Acrasia-Caledoria Fault affects Caledoria and Suocé. The severe damage to the arm of land connecting the two regions plus the effects of last years' revelation, spurs the Guardian Forces Legendary Trio of the later region to show up and re-assume reign over the Cadrícean Widefields Sovereignty.
    • In the wake of the earthquake, Incumbent Champion of the region of Suocé Nadia Shepard and her entire team, are reported dead in undisclosed circumstances. Examination of potential candidates to assume her position begins under charge of then E4 Yarade LeBlanc. ( “Interim(TBA) )


  • In Suocé, interim President Alecio Mujica officially reopens the Ascapean Conference League and calls to national elections.


  • Industrial saboteour and presumed assassin “S”, previously hitting Pokefutures assets, is reported to have confronted a violent Articuno in Sinnoh. She is presumed KIA after this. ()
  • Ravir Eisenhorth becomes Champion of Suocé.


  • The Black Thumb Gang resurfaces in Suocé and allies with the Determinants of Baronesia, a seditious faction in Rondovian and Suocéan politics, in an attempt to develop and sell to the world a new kind of urban warfare technology. ( “Stars of Suocé(TBA) )
    • The city of Désona is taken hostage by the Determinants, in a showcase of their new technology for auction. The siege is broken by newly appointed Champion Ravir Eisenhorth.
    • In the subsequent pursuit of the Determinants to their auction, Team Magma and Project Cipher agents manage to abscond with showcases of the new technology serving their interests.


  • Events of “Generation Ⅰ” / “Generation Ⅲ”.
  • Confrontation between the terrorist groups Team Aqua and Team Magma ends up with raids to a number of historical sites including Mt. Pyre and the Marine Museum in Slateport.
  • Near Apocalypse of 3733: TA and TM awaken the dormant Warring Triad members Kyogre and Groudon, who waste no time in launching an offensive against each other across Hoenn, using their capabilities to alter the weather and geology and proceeding to lay waste to the region for four days.
    • Lilycove City, Slateport City and Mauville City are razed during confrontations against the two Legendaries.
    • Wally awakens Rayquaza.
    • Kyogre and Groudon head over to Sootopolis for a final confrontation, with Rayquaza hunting them down. The devastating battle between the former two triggers region-wide disasters and eventually a long chain of hemisphere-wide aftershocks lasting at least a whole year.
    • The government cabinet of Hoenn authorizes Kalosian paramilitary personnel in the area to launch an Infinite Energy nuke at the three warring Pokémon. Rayquaza absorbs nearly the entire energy of the blast, gathering enough energy to achieve Mega Evolution. Rayquaza proceeds to curbstomp the other two Legendaries in under 15 minutes.


  • Due to stress after the Near Apocalypse event, Steven Stone retires from his position as Hoenn Champion, designating runner-up Wallace in his place.
  • Due to stress after the ME event, Ravir Eisenhorth retires from his position as Suocé Champion, designating runner-up Machalí sol Linaros in his place.


  • The Platinum Heroine begins her Pokémon Journey in Twinleaf Town, Sinnoh, with a Chimchar by her side.
  • With push from various international Battle Frontier stockholders, world militaries start developing war machines to subdue or kill the Weather Trio as well as some of the most recognized Dragon Legendaries. Of those, only the “Megarig Project” reaches construction phase.
    • Eventually and given the fall of Emisre, none of the three ships manage to reach completion; however, one of the designs (“Megarig-2”) is bought off and retrofitted by billionaire and collector grandiose Lawrence the Third into his personal museum airship.
    • The Emisrean government uses one of the “Megarig” projects to attack Isla Triángulo and capture Rayquaza. The wyrmking breaks free and issues a Dragonsong, calling the nearby dragon-governed Sovereignties of Berk, Dragonspiral Moors, Mount Piutá and Attara to attack the capital city of Mirtadenal. ( “Guild of Rienna(TBA) )
  • As part of the aftershocks of the events in 3733, a tsunami threatens wiping the city of Alto Mare in the middle of the night, when people are defenseless. Ĵivadma's Latios son and protector of the city sacrifices himself to stop the tsunami.
  • Saboteour and assassin “S” reappears in Emisre and takes advantage of the invasion to target and assassinate four of the six members of Pokefutures' Executive Committee. Three of those four members were high-ranking government members.
  • As a result of the attack on Mirtadenal, the Emisre government is dissolved by force. The various Sovereignties invading agree to allow the human allies in Attara to take over control of the region to cleanse it from whatever Pokefutures influence remains.


  • Events of “Generation Ⅱ” / “Generation Ⅳ”.
  • The three Sinn lakes where the Lake Trio is said to reside all suffer terrorist attacks with heavy casualties including patron guardian Vedhismegral. Agents of Team Galactic move in and manage to capture the recently awakened members of the Lake Trio.
  • Using technology provided by the Battle Frontiers, Cyrus forces the Lake Trio to summon and capture the Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. Rather than delivering to their end of the deal, Team Galactic betrays their Battle Frontier stockholders and they shield Cyrus in his attempt to open a gate to the Museum Dimension.
    • Cyrus' attempt on the Creation Trio fails. Giratina breaks free from his prison, maddened due to the influence of the tortured Lake Trio. Giratina strikes against Team Galactic and suffer heavy losses including the loss of most of their leadership. Now freed, Giratina uses the imbalance of power to extend a reality-consuming mantle all over Sinnoh, turning all Pokémon under its shade into Soul Flames.
    • The Platinum Heroine of G4, with assistance from Rigel Kalhaid and Cynthia, enters the Distortion World in an attempt to lure Giratina back into the normal world and convince the Lake Trio to neutralize him.
  • Giratina uses its connection to the Sinjoh Runs to cross over to Johto to try and force a gate to the Museum Dimension to open by “deactivating” a large number of Pokémon souls across both regions. Silver and the hero of HG/SS assist the evacuation of Goldenrod City.
  • Day of Reckoning. Ho-Oh and Lugia return to Johto to face Giratina and stop the maddened deity. Despite being many tiers below in power, their teamwork manages to buy the Platinum Heroine to close the connection to the Sinjoh Ruins, breaking the Lake Trio's influence over Giratina and allowing the dragon to retreat his attack. ( “Suocéverse Legends:!: N/A? ).
    • Galactic Tech Systems, Team Galactic's technological frontend, suffers heavy losses and is intervened by the Sinnoh state and the PIP Police.
    • Ho-Oh and Lugia return to their place as Protectors of the grand regions in the Kanto-Johto landmass, and trade turns perching on Bell Tower.


  • Zygarde leaks to Team Flare the location of the Kalos King's Flower WEPON, as part of a plan to trick the Battle Frontiers, and humans in general, into destroying their own world-wide warring technology. As a bonus on his end of the trade he gains possession of a neutralized Mewtwo, which he hides in the Kalos Pokémon village.
  • Fearful that the global transportation systems and other world-wide important technologies had been backdoored by Team Galactic or similar organizations, some regions and Sovereignties push for the development of a separate, open new infrastructure.
    • Eventually lease of the development of the new transportation infrastructure is given to the newly created Wonder Trade Conglomerate.


  • Events of “Generation Ⅴ”.
  • N is called to speak before the United Nations. ( “Project CARDINAL(TBA) )

4th Millennium / Upcoming History

(Reserved for events designated to happen after the G6 / G7 games or into the “near future”)

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