Las Vegas town names its streets after classic Gen 1 Pokemon
A brand-new neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada, is still in construction but already has its streets named after popular Pokemon created more than 25 years ago.
Construction is well underway in a neighborhood located in Henderson, Nevada. While some homeowners already moved to what many see as a construction site, there’s still work to do in the area.
However, one very special detail caught the attention of Pokemon fans that are now planning to pay a visit to Las Vegas for a unique experience.
As reported by KLAS 8 News NOW, Serenity Place is a blooming neighborhood that has many of its streets named after popular Pokemon. Fans of the franchise spotted Squirtle, Snorlax, and Jigglypuff among the street names in the area.
Las Vegas neighborhood has Pokemon street names
Construction Manager Andrea Miller is the main responsible for the Pokemon franchise popping up in official street names in Las Vegas valley. “It’s really, really hard to name streets in this town,” she stated in an interview with KLAS 8 News.
Luckily, her 11 and 14-year-old kids are obsessed with Pokemon, and that gave her the idea of using creatures’ names for the streets. As a result, Jigglypuff Place is the main road that runs through Serenity Place. That’s because it’s Miller’s family’s favorite Pokemon, and she thinks it’s a name that can cheer people up, even if they don’t know the franchise.
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“When you’re coming home from work and you had a bad day, and you have to turn on Jigglypuff Lane, that will make you smile,” Miller stated.
The whole naming process takes a long time, according to Miller. The community has to make sure how many streets the neighborhood will have, and then submit twice the names for them. “They come back to you with which ones you can use, which ones have already been used, which ones sound too similar to another street name, and then you just keep on going,” Miller explained.
This means we might have to wait a long time until we see another place with streets named after Pokemon. However, fans celebrated Miller’s decision and are hoping Serenity Place ends construction duties soon, so they can visit. Others hope Pokemon Go capitalizes on this find and sets new and unique PokeStops for players to visit.
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