From the original map:
You know, it's strange, when I set out on world-building and fleshing out the various territories and nations, I didn't think I'd reach the point where I'd be asking Yena-Kiachi
for her opinion on the correct flag to display on a map based on who it's been commissioned for
Here are my thoughts on the different flags:Crest
When Pokémon made their fairy symbol, I really adored it, I like that it was fairly abstract. That strange pinkish tint has always been associated with that type in the TCG, so it would make sense to them as the majority ethnicity of the nation.Ditto
It is Ditto pink, it's pretty much their colour and because it's distinctive, sets them apart from the other nations.Fesallia
Two triangles, representing their two major trade hubs, and the symbol representing the four primary disciplines of the Fesal economy: Manufacture, Innovation, Expansion and Trade. The four triangles are then enclosed by the circle, representing Fesal influence.
I kinda like the banner form.Geare
This is also the flag of the Lidlang Independence Movement, which wants Geare to secede and become its own independent nation instead of being a territory of the Manderlands. The flag is red to symbolise the blood of Garic citizens oppressed by their colonisers, and the gear in the centre represents the 13 decades under which the territory has been under Mansur dominion.
And obviously I get to show it here because this isn't the map. The Greenshadows
The flag colours are pretty literal here, green above with the shadow below. The six shields represent both the Alliance of Six River Kings, which is the nominal power in the territory, and also the six different kingdoms that make up the Greenshadows.Kell
Kell uses colours to denote their ancestors the Aliel (in blue), and their current state (white). I thought it'd be nice to use keys, as the Kellish hold the keys to both their past (through the ruins of the Aliel Empire) and their future (through perhaps adventure tourism?)Makara
I really like Makara's flag. The undulation on their flag is unique, so even then it's clear that you're looking at a Makaran flag, but the crowns kind of press a point too: there is one king in Makara, he is king both above and below the water.The Manderlands
The Manderlands are known for their tunnel system (the black vertical bar) and mineral production (yellow field), but they also put the Mander Cross (a stylised lantern) in there to symbolise their country's foundation and sustenance via mining.Platane
I think for Platane the symbol in the middle (the seven branches of the tree united) best represents their nation's current status as a country that has united its seven regions.Reverence Core City
Reverence Core City's symbol (the two circles overlapping with a dot in the middle) represents the city between the influence of the two continents. I like it!The Roostlands
The Roostlands, being a young country, has what I thnk is the most modern of the designs, with the upward direction of the flag emphasizing their location up the mountains.Sumiregusa
The nation's symbol is this strange 5-pointed flower (and I'm usually weary about including symbols with heavy detail) so (shrug). This isn't my favourite flag, but I don't hate it xDThe Holy Kingdom of Vale
I was originally going to use the TCG Dragon energy symbol, but I hate it, so I went into the mythology, using the eleven stars that represent the eleven deities of the Draconic Doctrine.
Oh man, I should do the flags next.