The core gameplay of the Pokemon series is to catch as many of the cute (and powerful)
creatures as you can, train them, and take down other trainers by battling. Well, these games are no different. You'll find many of them in the wild, and of course there's always trading, which is hands-down as good as it can get now, since using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to trade is easy to use.
With a ton of other features, like the Underground, Contests, the Battle Tower, and Union Rooms, There are dozens of things to do with your friends.
got pokemon pearl recently and i havent put my ds down its so exciting and rather challenging.
Meet with other trainers and battle or trade pokemon
3d graffix are brill
the pochitech with a new catch phrase - its pochitime
and brand spanking new pokemon.
Training is very important now, perhaps more than ever. The Gym leaders and Elite Four are in the same level range as in Red, Blue, and Yellow versions. And if you don't train your butt off, it'll get kicked . . . trust me.
The day/night feature is back, meaning some Pokemon appear only at day and at night.
Overall this is a really exciting game and will keep you enthralled for hours/days/months.