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avolonsaber
January 4th, 2011, 05:50 AM
Just what the title says, are you a fan of the new triple battles, do you like being able to see a full few of your Pokemon, maybe you think the new attacks look cool and the moving camera is fresh? What do you like/dislike about the battles?

Personally I think triple battles will be interesting, I don't really like the fully animated backsprites though :/ Sure, its cool that the Pokemon moves, but I feel that it looks too pixelated. At least with the backsrpites of previous games your Pokemon didn't totally look like it was made from blocks, knowing me, I'll probably grow to love this though.

Forever
January 4th, 2011, 05:53 AM
Just a note; Weekly Poll prefix is only for use by Kaori and myself.~

(I have nothing further to add to this thread at this point).

Opticgoo
January 4th, 2011, 01:31 PM
I just hate how pixelated the backsprites are. Hatehatehate.
It doesn't look spectacular like they intended it to be, it just looks like they didn't put enough work into it :/
I mean, I can see it would be hard to animate backsprites throughout the whole battle, but they could have made it flow better then it does now. But that's just my opinion xD
I like Triple Battles, however, it looks interesting =]

Symbiosis
January 4th, 2011, 02:00 PM
I Personally love the new animations.Maybe its just me but it looks a little fizzy or something around the edges of the game thou.

avolonsaber
January 4th, 2011, 03:01 PM
I just hate how pixelated the backsprites are. Hatehatehate.
It doesn't look spectacular like they intended it to be, it just looks like they didn't put enough work into it :/
I mean, I can see it would be hard to animate backsprites throughout the whole battle, but they could have made it flow better then it does now. But that's just my opinion xD
I like Triple Battles, however, it looks interesting =]


Me too! Hatehatehate the pixelization(is that even a word?). I love the backsprites, but the fact they look like someone magnified them on Paint bothers me.

Perrie ✿
January 4th, 2011, 05:33 PM
If you dislike the new improved faster battle system, then you need slapping with a fish =/

By that post you can tell that I'm happy with the new system. Moving sprites and such is that a nice bonus (;

Opticgoo
January 4th, 2011, 05:51 PM
If you dislike the new improved faster battle system, then you need slapping with a fish =/

By that post you can tell that I'm happy with the new system. Moving sprites and such is that a nice bonus (;
On the contrary, I love the new faster battle system, I just hate the backsprites when they get all pixely.

pkmn.master
January 4th, 2011, 06:38 PM
I may not be too happy about some of the new Pokemon designs, and triple battles have to be one of the most stupid ideas, the other new battle upgrades are something that I have always wanted. The animations and redesigns of the older Pokemon are great. I love the shadows and movements of the camera. These add ins themselves are worth the money.

Zorua
January 4th, 2011, 07:28 PM
The battle styles are what impressed me the most about Black and White. No longer do we have to stare at a bunch of immobile pixels on a DS screen, even if they were animated by a couple of frames. The battles seem much more livelier and even a bit funner. If only this was on 3DS, then who knows how much fun that would be. xDD But I'm satisfied enough, as is.

I used to be on the fence with triple battles, and I used to think that it was sorta cramped, but it adds a new touch and a new concept that was hardly even though of previously. Now, new, planned out strategies have to be thought of, and it just adds a whole new twist to it, especially with some new moves having direct connections to triple battles.

All in all, I'm pretty happy.

The Red Chain
January 4th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Oh I am most definitely satisfied with B&W's changes to the battle scene ; minus the Triple Battles prolly.
The first moment I saw that full motion, it was between Zoroark and a Shiny Raikou. I will never forget the sheer excitement I felt upon seeing that. To see the Pokemon in full body motion like they would be in real-life battles and how the camera angle shifted to follow the attacks from each side as it went.. it was a side of Pokemon I had dreamed to see and never thought that chance would come. Now when I think back on the static sprites that Pokemon used to be, I squish my face in disgust. There is just no other way of imagining Pokemon now, and these changes have brought my satisfaction wayyyyy up~

But with every pro comes a con and this is where Triple Battles and Rotation Battles come in. It's a very crowded scene and at some points it can get really confusing and tricky, especially the HP bars if you're not used to all of the commotion. Double Battles were fun, but these are over doing that just a little too much for my tastes.

Tl;dr ; I love the new battle style. <3

Sabrewulf238
January 5th, 2011, 02:05 AM
The moving backsprites doesn't bother me at all, in fact I love that the sprites move constantly now. Makes it feel like there's actually a battle happening and not two statues occasionally hitting each other.

I don't see the fuzzy/pixelated problem people are talking about....

edit: Actually I lie, I remember thinking the sprites were very fuzzy and pixelated when I saw the first moving battle screens. I'm not bothered by them now though...maybe I just got used to them?

Tropical Sunlight
January 5th, 2011, 03:44 AM
I was used to Pokemon being static at battles, and that's why the moving sprites bothered me at first. But I've got used to it now and I like it. :)

PlatinumDude
January 5th, 2011, 04:56 PM
I haven't done any triple battles, but by looking at them, I can tell that they're fun to play because of the strategies you have to come up with. The static sprites were a bit boring in-battle, but this was greatly improved in B/W because they were always moving.

Fushigidane-Chan
January 5th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Not really reviewing triple battles since I haven't fully experienced them at this point...

The battles are an improvement. Fully animated sprites are, of course, the best thing about the game, although some are not as great as others. Battles seem to run somewhat faster, although the speed could definitely be increased (shorter attack animations, faster camera and text, etc.), and running away from wild Pokemon still takes way too long.

I'm not sure why this wasn't done in BW either, but weather effects should be ongoing, i.e. it should show rain in the battle screen until it actually stops raining. The little indicator on the bottom screen is nice, but I just can't stop wondering why GameFreak didn't implement weather effects this way (maybe lag?). And of course, pixelated backsprites need fixing. They're really not as bad as they seemed in the pre-release pics (probably because they're in motion in the game), but they're still pretty ugly.

shinyabsol1
January 5th, 2011, 05:13 PM
All of the new battle style systems are fine with me, I really don't have any complaints about them. Triple battles/rotation battles provide opportunity for new strategies, which is always good. But it is a little irritating how the backsprites of your Pokemon are pixelated, yah.

Raichupacabra
January 5th, 2011, 11:44 PM
I like the new battle system. It's way faster than DPPtHGSS. It took like 3 second between each action on the field. Now unless the attack has secondary effects then it sould go really fast.

I like triple battles. They make battles more fun and more strategic. Same with rotation battles.

The only problem i actually have is backsprites. But i played RBYGSC (not comparing BW's graphics to RBYGSC) so I could get past that.

loliwin
January 6th, 2011, 04:57 AM
I like it. The new animations are great and they animate good. >:)

Musica
January 6th, 2011, 05:55 AM
The moving animations gave me lolcoolwthisthatmovingthingwhenfighting look. I like it a lot, except those fast-forwarded battles, lol.

I haven't seen a triple battle around, but I'm sure I'll like it!

Poster
January 6th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Everything that is new in the battle system is overly amazing, imo. It was about time we saw some additional stuff to it, anyway...

Toshiro.
January 6th, 2011, 11:32 AM
The new battle styles are amazing. The fact that the pokemon moves is epic.

Triple battles I haven't made up my mind about, it seems like the battlefield is too cluttered. I will have to play the game first~

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
January 6th, 2011, 07:18 PM
I loved the new Battle styles when they announced them, I can't wait to have my first Triple battle :D!

Drekin
January 6th, 2011, 07:32 PM
I loved Double Battles in the other games and I'm looking forward to Triple Battles. I'm uninterested in Rotation Battles and I won't go out of my way in the game to do them.

Alli
January 6th, 2011, 11:20 PM
Sometimes the camera moving around in battle annoys me, but otherwise, I'm pretty content with it.

Lockmaster24
January 6th, 2011, 11:30 PM
I like the animations and the backsprites don't really bother me too much. I have only done 1 triple battle playing black and i dunno just doesn't feel right. I rather like rotation battles on the other hand. it's a 3-on-3 without the need to waste a turn on the switch in but you lose intimadate and that so its a double-edge sword

King Gumball
January 7th, 2011, 12:48 AM
Seeing the full pokemon is way better, I was so sick of seeing only Wailord's forehead >:[ This new style is way better, and the pokemon moving with their attacks are really cool as well.

As for triple battles, I like them. I predicted that there would be triple battles since R/S/E after doubles rose to fame.

Le Creep!
January 7th, 2011, 01:42 AM
Well I've played a coughemulatorversioncough of it, but it crashed halfway through N's first battle.

It's good so far. The characters move faster when they're walking, which is good for me, because I am a bit impatient. A bit, I swear.

The battles are brilliant. It puts you more into the game, somehow. I love how it zooms up when you land a hit ^^

MeerFall
January 7th, 2011, 09:44 AM
I may not be too happy about some of the new Pokemon designs, and triple battles have to be one of the most stupid ideas, the other new battle upgrades are something that I have always wanted. The animations and redesigns of the older Pokemon are great. I love the shadows and movements of the camera. These add ins themselves are worth the money.


I love the triple battles! Don't say its bad, I'm tollaly impressed with the triple battles I can't wait to battle my friend! (whack with useless magickarp)


Oh I am most definitely satisfied with B&W's changes to the battle scene ; minus the Triple Battles prolly.
The first moment I saw that full motion, it was between Zoroark and a Shiny Raikou. I will never forget the sheer excitement I felt upon seeing that. To see the Pokemon in full body motion like they would be in real-life battles and how the camera angle shifted to follow the attacks from each side as it went.. it was a side of Pokemon I had dreamed to see and never thought that chance would come. Now when I think back on the static sprites that Pokemon used to be, I squish my face in disgust. There is just no other way of imagining Pokemon now, and these changes have brought my satisfaction wayyyyy up~

But with every pro comes a con and this is where Triple Battles and Rotation Battles come in. It's a very crowded scene and at some points it can get really confusing and tricky, especially the HP bars if you're not used to all of the commotion. Double Battles were fun, but these are over doing that just a little too much for my tastes.

Tl;dr ; I love the new battle style. <3



why is everyone is dissing the triple battles?! they are so cool! You are able to battle with your top 3 pokemon! I always had that problem don't you?

(whack with useless magickarp)

The new battle styles are amazing. The fact that the pokemon moves is epic.

Triple battles I haven't made up my mind about, it seems like the battlefield is too cluttered. I will have to play the game first~


They seem cluttered but they are alright right?

The Red Chain
January 7th, 2011, 11:14 AM
why is everyone is dissing the triple battles?! they are so cool! You are able to battle with your top 3 pokemon! I always had that problem don't you?

Oh no, I'm not dissing triple battles! XD;
I just don't have a fancy towards them myself cause they are a little bit busy and crowded on the screen.
Triple battle strategies are something I would like to learn someday, and hopefully I can get over that crowded feeling when I'm in one. ^^;

MeerFall
January 9th, 2011, 05:15 AM
I do really think that triple battles are not crowded but sorry for being rude...

Regeneration
January 9th, 2011, 05:57 AM
I have played B/W and I can say this with a straight face: Triple battle are plain annoying; especially rotation ones. A battle takes forever to be completed and it just gets really annoying after a while.

kohei
January 9th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Thing is, triple/rotation battles almost never occur in singleplayer (they only occur once each, and as an optional battle), so it's purely a multiplayer feature.

vudw
January 9th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Oh wow, this is a lot... and I hope I don't sound like I'm simply fan-ing over this either, I'm just being optimistic (plus a little first-hand experience... just a little though).

I think this new direction is interesting, and it's certainly a step forward, with or without kinks. I've played a little bit of it, and I absolutely love to see something [somewhat] new, yet staying true to itself.

While the Triple Battles seem interesting, and I wished the older games had more Double Battles (off-topic), I'm looking forward to Rotation battles. While Rotation Battles aren't as 'intense' as Triple Battles, I'm sure, it takes a bit preemptive planning and on-the-go planning that varies depending on your opponent. But I'm pretty sure that's more of a personal thought than anything.

While I agree that the sprites aren't the best when zoom comes into play, I still like the direction they're taking with the animations and other things and find them perfectly fine in all other aspects. It just makes me feel like they're more alive--and they already were to me, in their own sense. (Hope I'm not alone in this!) I haven't seen much that would make me turn away. After all, Pokemon did start as 8-bit, so you sort of get use to it... though improvement is always wonderful~

And the music is one of the things I'm enjoying. The sound quality is a step up (though I'm not so sure it really matters for the NDS), and they've taken a new turn in style to go along with this 'fresh start' in the games. At least that's how I look at it. I'm not too in-depth with this kind of information, despite trying to be sometimes. ;p;

Probably the one thing I don't know about, is if I'll be able to play it over and over without losing a lot of interest. That's always been a problem for me, but it doesn't subtract from how much I enjoy the games the first few times.

And from these other posts, I'm feeling that the Triple/Rotation Battles are going to take some first-hand experience for many to find out how they feel about it.

Bluerang1
January 9th, 2011, 08:23 AM
Moving sprites I love. Back and front.

Triple battles I'm iffy on as I feel that they really are unneeded, Rotational ones too, the screen will be too cluttered for once.

Merge moves I also not sure about seeing as I'll probably not use them as their Power is low xD But making the battle a rainbow is cool :D

I think that's all the Battle Systems :)

Corvade
January 9th, 2011, 09:11 AM
I won't be able to get the new games since my ds lite 'd batterybroke down :/, BUT I saw the new battle styles and It seemed as if the pokemon were dancing around, and it's not my cuppa tea.

Mew~
January 9th, 2011, 10:00 AM
Im fine with it, I like the new attack's plus the animated sprites were a big addition for me.

Zorua
January 9th, 2011, 06:03 PM
I do really think that triple battles are not crowded but sorry for being rude...

You're not being rude at all. ^^; Everyone is entitled to opinion, which is why this thread is made! At first(I think I've mentioned this before), I thought triple battles were sorta unappealing, and I didn't really take that much of a liking to them, that or I didn't really care much for them. When I saw more and more clips of triple battles though, I grew to appreciate them, and I saw that they really aren't that bad. xD; They try to get the player to think more than usual when it comes to double battles(obviously) and new strategies would have to be formed during triple battles to secure your victories.

Sariix
January 11th, 2011, 06:37 PM
haha I’m glad I found this forum... It goes along with a topic I’m about to make as soon as I get 15 posts :P So I can post urls... haha ANYWAY! I hate to sound like a complaining child, but I am unhappy with the battle system that pokemon seems to have... It was great on the gameboy and gameboy color, and it reached it’s peak on the GBA, but it’s reached the point of just being repetitive now, and it needs a heavy revision... I guess I could give a little demo of my topic to be...

Look at the FireEmblem games, (6 and 7 to be precise), and then watch any gen pokemon battle.. Which looks more lively? More fun to watch? If you say Pokemon, well, then good. :D haha But I favor the FireEmblem look. I love sprites, and I think pokemon should take a page from that book and apply it. No more of this looking at the back of your pokemon’s head. :P Call me crazy!

Blue
January 16th, 2011, 04:54 AM
I do like the way the Pokémon are animated and moving in-battle, it makes it more realistic and it looks so awesome.

Zorua
January 18th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Look at the FireEmblem games, (6 and 7 to be precise), and then watch any gen pokemon battle.. Which looks more lively? More fun to watch? If you say Pokemon, well, then good. :D haha But I favor the FireEmblem look. I love sprites, and I think pokemon should take a page from that book and apply it. No more of this looking at the back of your pokemon’s head. :P Call me crazy!

Well, look at this from more of a "Pokemon" sort of view. I mean, think about it: Pokemon and Fire Emblem are two completely different games, so it would be of no surprise seeing that the battles systems of both games look completely different. In a more "Pokemon" perspective(meaning from the past four generations of the games), the battle system looks incredibly more livelier. I mean, there's finally no more few-second animations in battles and then the sprites just sitting there being all static for the entire battle. The sprites are constantly moving. And the attacks look livelier too--the camera angle is actually in the battle--so it'll look a lot more prettier and generally a lot more "alive" so to speak, than anything the last four generations could ever give.

So if you think about it that way, then B/W's battle system is a significant improvement from past battle systems.

Gero50
January 18th, 2011, 10:55 PM
It really dose not matter to me much how the battle system is set up as long as I can follow it. So far I have been able to therefore, I guess I don't mind it.
I do like the animations though. I think they make a nice tough to it. The camera I could have the same as the older style but it dose not matter that much either.

Alinthea
January 19th, 2011, 02:58 AM
I haven't seen loads of the new system, but I guess it is alright.

It will take getting use to, but then it will be fine after a few times.

KurcioDurcio
January 19th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Seems a little more 3-D but it could be shorter I'd say dunno why.

Rawrinism
January 19th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Well it's great that Pokemon doesn't stay in one place all the time anymore! :D
But the rotation battle seems a bit odd....

インフェルノの津波
January 19th, 2011, 11:04 PM
The Battle System is amazing. I don;t care what any PokeVet says, I fricking love this battle system over R/B/Y.

I mean come on, we've finally got full-body Pokemon!

Kaori
January 20th, 2011, 04:09 AM
The Battle System is amazing. I don;t care what any PokeVet says, I fricking love this battle system over R/B/Y.

I mean come on, we've finally got full-body Pokemon!

^ This. XD;

I especially like how they have movement within the battle. Before it was just a short animation after coming out of the Pokéball and that was pretty much it. I prefer their little movement throughout the battle now since it makes it more realistic in a way.

But overall I like the whole battle system and I'm pretty sure I'll get used to Rotational/Triple Battles after a few attempts at it easily. I guess you just have to know the few basics to get an understanding, and that would be knowing that your Pokémon on the far right end attacks the one opposite from it, the middle being able to attack any of the three from the opponent's side, and the far left end Pokémon can attack the opposite from it as well, and so on.

So yes, I'm happy with the new battle system and I can't wait to experience it for myself. :P 2 more months

RYOUKI
January 20th, 2011, 09:14 AM
When I first heard of triple battles, I said 'Oh, gosh'. Double battles are quite tedious, but I love the mechanics for triple battle. I also love the rotating battles, though there's no OHKO for the enemy.

As for the camera angles, I like it. New aesthetics change are most welcome.

WillCurt
January 24th, 2011, 09:02 PM
When I first read about triple battles,I wasn't sure how it could work,but after Black and White came out in Japan,I began watching some triple battles.
Afterward I saw a video of a rotation battle,and to me,it was awesome!

When I get Black and get enough Pokemon I'm going to have a hard time deciding whether to do a triple battle or a rotation battle,but I know one things for sure,I'm going to have to do some new strategies with Pokemon.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
January 24th, 2011, 09:07 PM
When I first read about triple battles,I wasn't sure how it could work,but after Black and White came out in Japan,I began watching some triple battles.
Afterward I saw a video of a rotation battle,and to me,it was awesome!

When I get Black and get enough Pokemon I'm going to have a hard time deciding whether to do a triple battle or a rotation battle,but I know one things for sure,I'm going to have to do some new strategies with Pokemon.
Since you are getting black that means you are going to be playing Rotational battles mostly as those are most common in black :)
I like the way flying attacks can attack most of your opponents :)

Gilgαmesh
January 25th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Since you are getting black that means you are going to be playing Rotational battles mostly as those are most common in black :)
I like the way flying attacks can attack most of your opponents :)

So what you're saying is that, depending on the version that you get, would determine what kind of battles you get? Like, for me, I'm getting black, so that means I'm getting the rotational battles and stuff? What about for those who are getting white? xD

The Red Chain
January 25th, 2011, 01:13 AM
So what you're saying is that, depending on the version that you get, would determine what kind of battles you get? Like, for me, I'm getting black, so that means I'm getting the rotational battles and stuff? What about for those who are getting white? xD
Those who are getting White primarily get triple battles.~ [though i haven't been in one rotational battle yet]
Rotational battles and triple battles are pretty much the same but they utilize different ways to dish out the moves and such.

Gilgαmesh
January 25th, 2011, 01:17 AM
Those who are getting White primarily get triple battles.~ [though i haven't been in one rotational battle yet]
Rotational battles and triple battles are pretty much the same but they utilize different ways to dish out the moves and such.


I guess I won't mind much, I like rotational battles, they look really interesting. xDD; Though I might have a bit of trouble getting used to them and all. Like, idk if you can willingly rotate pokemon at will, or if it randomly happens or something, etc. D:

Kamitsure-chan
January 25th, 2011, 07:56 AM
I really like the new battle system. There isn't really anything about it that I don't like, actually. Even though the backsprites are a bit pixellated, I'm not too bothered by it. I really love how it's faster, how the camera moves around, how time isn't taken up by constantly announcing the weather and the abilities of the Pokemon...

This could be just me, but I also love the music. Especially when your Pokemon is low on health, how it's not just the annoying beep, how the music actually /changes/ to "OMG HEAL OR SWITCH OR SOMETHING BECAUSE YOUR POKEMON IS GOING TO DIE IF YOU DON'T" consistency. XD.

WillCurt
January 25th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Since you are getting black that means you are going to be playing Rotational battles mostly as those are most common in black :)
I like the way flying attacks can attack most of your opponents :)That's cool!
I think after I get my Black,I'm going to want some friend codes to battle with.I also think that I will have a hard time deciding whether triple battles or rotational battles will be best,but after watching some videos for both battles,I think they are equally amazing!

Blue
January 25th, 2011, 03:04 PM
When I learnt that there was no VS. Seeker in Black & White, I was thinking how I would train my Pokémon but then I found out about the new Exp system, where if a lower level Pokémon battles a higher level Pokémon, and wins then you get alot more Exp than you usually would, and the best Exp method in Black & White (Even better than the VS. Seeker) is batteling Tabunne, you can gain 430+ Exp from a wild Level 11 Tabunne, which is really good considering the levels, and if you want to train a new Pokémon to your team which is at Level 1, you'd get even more Exp because of the new System, around 900+ Exp! I saw a video where a Level 1 Shinija was batteling a Level 47 Tabunne, then they switched out to a Dragonite Level 97, when they beat Tabunne, Dragonite got around 1,850 Exp and Shinija got something like 11,871! Which is amazing, far beats the VS. Seeker and especially for a wild Pokémon, and they're SO easy and quick to find! looking forward to this method!

Comedic-Sidekick
January 26th, 2011, 05:54 PM
I don't really mind them much, but they seem pretty interesting, although it'll take some getting used to. Especially the whole position thing with triple battling and who can hit who...

GlitchCity
February 3rd, 2011, 04:14 PM
Bada dap dap dap, I'm loving it. Fully animated sprites is a nice step for GameFreak. Im am really, really pleased. Also I showed my friends some videos of the sprites on youtube and they fell in love with it. Looks like Nintendo has some new fans.

SilverCrown
February 4th, 2011, 07:03 AM
I love the new battle system. The fully animated spirites are awesome, and makes battling a whole lot more fun.

fenyx4
February 19th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Just what the title says, are you a fan of the new triple battles, do you like being able to see a full few of your Pokemon, maybe you think the new attacks look cool and the moving camera is fresh? What do you like/dislike about the battles?

Personally I think triple battles will be interesting, I don't really like the fully animated backsprites though :/ Sure, its cool that the Pokemon moves, but I feel that it looks too pixelated. At least with the backsrpites of previous games your Pokemon didn't totally look like it was made from blocks, knowing me, I'll probably grow to love this though.

The battle styles are what impressed me the most about Black and White. No longer do we have to stare at a bunch of immobile pixels on a DS screen, even if they were animated by a couple of frames. The battles seem much more livelier and even a bit funner. If only this was on 3DS, then who knows how much fun that would be. xDD But I'm satisfied enough, as is.

I'm glad about the introduction of triple battles. The screen does look cluttered at times judging from the very few screenshots I've seen, but the concept looks like it will be executed well. I've been hearing quite a lot about how the new movements look too "pixelated", but I'll have to play for myself to accurately give an opinion... I like the Generation 4 back sprites, though; they oozed with large juicy DS-graphics goodness! (mostly evident when compared to the palette of Generation 3 games)

Previously, just like Poke Ball release animations, animated sprites were like a blip on the radar that is a Pokemon battle - they only lasted for a few seconds, and would essentially be a waste for drawn-out battles where switching or fainting is minimally seen. Now, they seem to have much more of a lively presence in battle, and I've heard that move animations have been sped up considerably, which is nice.

I'm not sure why this wasn't done in BW either, but weather effects should be ongoing, i.e. it should show rain in the battle screen until it actually stops raining. The little indicator on the bottom screen is nice, but I just can't stop wondering why GameFreak didn't implement weather effects this way (maybe lag?).

Hmm...I read about the new little weather indicator, which apparently removes the time-consuming messages of past games. I'm hoping for a way where the weather animations could still be constantly retained in battle without disrupting the actual flow of the battle. One method is how Pokemon Stadium 2 did it, where the weather animations were seen briefly whenever moves activated them. However, their animations were also seen/looped during menu selection, so as not to interfere much with the battle.

Seeing the full pokemon is way better, I was so sick of seeing only Wailord's forehead >:[

:cer_laugh:

why is everyone is dissing the triple battles?! they are so cool! You are able to battle with your top 3 pokemon! I always had that problem don't you?

Aside from the screen clutter with sprites and Pokemon infoboxes, I assume some fans view it as a gimmick that built on double battles. Furthermore, triple battles show half of each player's entire team (assuming each player has a maximum party of 6 Pokemon).

Rotation battles seem intriguing, but I have yet to try them out myself.