Previously, Nintendo announced that the PokÃ©mon Diamond and Pearl would take place in the newly devised setting of “Shinou Country” and offer players the choice between a male and female character.
Now Nintendo has released more information on the new PokÃ©mon game.
The world you play in now changes the weather (night, day, rainy, etc.) based on the time of day.
Several screenshots that were released show the world cycling from a bright morning scene to a dimly lit night scene. Nintendo is going back to the pokemon Crystal way of finding pokemon and when the evolve, by basing it on the time of day (or night).
Also, some of the PokÃ©mon will be visually distinct males and females. Examples were given on how they might look different, like spots on the wings of a Butterfree and the size of Scizor’s abdomen.
The PokÃ©dex has been rebuild to look like a DS. The interface will be touchable and allow you to move through lists and find pokemon more quickly (in previous games, it took extremely long to go through the lists and searching was slow)
The new PokÃ©mon game will feature the “PokÃ©mon watch”. The item is upgradeable and will steadily gain features throughout the game. Its display will always be shown in the lower screen, allowing players to check it at any time. In addition to showing the time, the watch will have a calculator, a monitor that lets players check up on PokÃ©mon being raised at breeding centers, and a function that automatically calculates the effect of one type of PokÃ©mon’s techniques on other types.