damn... I'm surprised there hasn't been any discussion on the new games now that they're out. Anyway, if anyone has them by now, I've got a few questions that've been bugging the hell out of me for a while.
-how does Minomucchi work in this game? Is it able to change based on its environment like the main RPGs, or did they just assign each form as different species entirely (much like Unknown and Karanakushi)?
-what does gender do in this game? I really doubt they implemented breeding in this, so does it solely affect things like Attract and Rivalry? How about the Pokemon's appearance? Do female Pikachu have a heart-shaped tail? Do Hippopotas and Kabaldon have their colors alternated?
-in the first game, rather than giving a Pokemon just one of their two traits like in the main RPGs, they just let each one have both at the same time. However, how's that supposed to work now? With DP, some Pokemon have been given some rather conflicting abilities (ex. Patcheel with Own Tempo and Tangled Feet).
-they did assign moves to the attack and special attack stats like in the main RPGs, correct?
-I think the loss of Friend Areas sucks ass... however, how is Chiriin's menu? Is it pretty user-friendly, easy to navigate regardless of how many Pokemon you get?
-what's all this about exclusive items? I saw it mentioned during the Pokemon Sunday episode that aired the special. Has Chunsoft, in traditional RPG fashion, assigned weapons and equipment that only certain Pokemon are able to equip?
And while I don't expect these to get answered right away, I'll ask them for now nonetheless.
-is evolution still a lot like the first game? For that matter, does the move relearner still teach you moves exclusive to previous forms based on the level you evolve at?
-how do the area-based evolutions from DP work? Also, how does Tamanta evolve (I would assume having a Teppouo partner with you, but in the first game, you needed one Pokemon in the party at a time to evolve)?
-whenever you get past the story and can play with any Pokemon you want (rather than just your main characters), did they make it any easier on you when switching party members? Like maybe not disbanding your team every time you return? -_-
-can you take four Pokemon with you at a time, now (I noticed this in the special, in a scene where Goukazaru, Roselade, Gabite, and Togekiss are all walking through a dungeon. All are evolved Pokemon which I doubt could be recruited in the wild)?
-is that fucking size system still there? -_-
-how does Deoxys's form-change work now? Is it still random for every time you enter a floor? Or are you able to have one of each form at a time now, like in DP (or, since four Deoxys sounds a bit farfetched, a method to permanently set your Deoxys's form)? Also, is Deoxys still unable to relearn moves?
-did they establish any kind of relationship between Manaphy and Fione?
-to the hackers: Sheimi, Arceus, data, in the game? I really hope they implemented the password feature (or even future Wi-Fi plans) to hide them for later on rather than skip over them entirely.
Those are off the top of my head for now. I might have more later.