Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield take place in the new Galar region. Galar is officially described as an expansive region with diverse environments— an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live there work together closely to develop the industries in the region. The new region looks to be heavily inspired by the UK, with a British feel to the landscape. According to a number of Pokémon fans, Galar is inspired by the British Isles and houses its own versions of several iconic British landmarks, such as London, Glasgow.