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08-01-2011, 11:48 PM
Not long before the disasters struck, Cinnabar experienced a massive eruption, clearing the island of much of its population and whiping out much of the life on the island. The major climate changes brought by the disasters, however, soon caused life to flourish as the area warmed, turning the scorched island into a lush jungle. New species of Pokémon began to crop up, either from migration or importation by fleeing humans, and eventually, the island was teaming with all sorts of Pokémon, becoming one of the richest and most diverse areas in the world. This has prompted the government of Kanto to protect the Island, establishing a refuge to watch over these fragile populations. Though trainers can still explore the island, strict battling and capture rules have been put in place to preserve the ecosystem and keep Cinnabar in its verdant and thriving state.

Cinnabar Sea
The seas around Cinnabar Island are rough and difficult to navigate, filled with many obstructions and populated with some powerful and aggresive Pokémon. Storms have become increasingly common, and often trainers are advised against traveling there alone, though the rewards in the water and on land are often worth the risks. Many experienced trainers have braved the journey from Pallet to Cinnabar Island, but most choose to take the longer but safer path from Seafoam. Although no ferries or boats run to or from the island, an occasional sailor or Cinnabar Refuge Ranger may be willing to give you a ride, for a fee.

Cinnabar Wildlife Refuge Center
The whole island of Cinnabar has been placed under the jurisdiction of the Cinnabar Conservation Authority, housed in the Cinnabar Wildife Refuge Center on the Northeast corner of the island. All arriving trainers are required to sign in at this building and be approved to explore the rest of the island, lest they be discovered and potentially fined for poaching. Due to the restrictions on capturing on the island, the rangers will generally only approve those who can show four badges as proof of their status as a skilled trainer. The rangers are rather friendly and helpful, however, and are glad to assist anyone who needs it. The Refuge Center also serves as a makeshift Pokémon Center, with a healing machine and PC to perform any necessary transactions or healing.

Jungle's Heart
Much of Cinnabar is covered in thick, tropical rainforest, and while many paths have been cut through the jungle, the more ambitious types are likely to explore the deeper parts of the forest, dubbed the Jungle's Heart. These thickets are home to a huge variety of Grass, Bug and otherwise tropical Pokémon, and many of the trees bear rare and exceptional berries, such as Rabuta and Belue berries, ripe for picking.

Cinnabar Research Center - The ruins of the Cinnabar Research Center still stand deep within the jungle, now home to a few curious Pokémon and still stocked full of devices of varying utility. If you're lucky, you may come across an item to help you in your quest or a particularly rare Pokémon.

Cinnabar Volcano
Now long active, the Cinnabar Volcano is the centerpiece of the island, standing tall in the north. Floes of lava still actively run towards the sea, and the deep, black, loamy soil is soft and arable, making it perfect for all sorts of plants. Many Fire-types now dwell around the mountain, taking up home in the lava pools or just around them. The fertile land just around the base serves as a major source of many rare berries, such as Pamtre and Watmel berries.

Pokémon Mansion - Though now mostly rubble, the site of the old Pokémon Mansion still holds some secrets within its basement, and while few have explored it deeply, local legend tells that it was the birthplace of Mewtwo, and many original documents from its creation still exist, buried amongst the debris. It is also an attractive site for a variety of Fire Pokémon, and those unwilling to brave the volcano may start their search here.

Charcoal Beach
Due to all the volcanic activity, the beaches of Cinnabar are now all black in color, lending this change to the large amounts of ash and eroded pumice gathering on its shores. Just before the disasters, this was a popular tourist destination, but as now become an essential part of the Refuge, home to many rare Water Pokémon and a handful of other beach-dwellers.