I love how you can look at screenshots from the Pokemon anime and just know which season it came from. The animators really do a great job at giving each region its own unique characteristics.
For example, in Hoenn the green colors were softer and more yellow, subltely emphasizing the region’s tropical climate.
On the other hand, Sinnoh had more pine trees. Mountains were almost always seen nearby. Blue and blue-green shades were used abundantly, which helped to show the colder climate of the region.
But here’s the best part: Even the ramen is specialized for the region.
In Hoenn, May expressed her excitement over eating ramen. Specifically, Tonkotsu Ramen. Tonkotsu Ramen is a style of ramen from Fukuoka, Kyushu, the island Hoenn is based off of.
See the similarity?
But in Sinnoh, people eat a completely different type of ramen. A popular style of ramen in Hokkaido, the place Sinnoh is based on, is Butter-Corn Ramen. That’s the same kind of ramen Meowth made in the Diamond and Pearl episode “Noodles Roamin’ Off!”