I find odd that there's not a single topic talking about of berries. Some people may ignore it, but if you think about it, berries are a pretty important part of the gameplay; they're important enough to occupy a separate place in our bags!!
Berries have been a long time with us and have became an important part of the gameplay, as they have been appearing since Generation II, and they got highly enchanced in Generation III. Ruby and Sapphire introduced many different kinds of berries, and this time we were able to grow them on small patches of loamy soil, which made it possible for trainers to have a large amount of them. Berries were very useful as healing items, specially during the first stages of the game, as they were practically free and very common. Personally, I didn't bought a single Antidote during my entire playthroughs of Emerald (until the battery ran dry), Pearl and Platinum thanks to berries and to the loamy soils that let me to grow a lot of Pecha berries. However, in Generation V we lost the ability to grow berries in-game. Instead, we have to do it via the Dream World, and the amount of berries you may get becomes pretty limited. I'm not a fan of using the Dream World a lot (stupid slow internet connection!!), and thus, I haven't used a single berry this time.
Do you think that loamy soils will ever come back? Or do you think that berries aren't that important for the gameplay anymore?