Basically what it says is that we MIGHT have a mid-season rotation to HeartGold SoulSilver onward come July 1st.
The announcement will be made in early June, meaning Battle Roads held in May will basically be testing grounds to see if the format is really broken or not.
US Nationals is being held July 8th through 10th, so if the rotation happens, it will happen right before Nats. I’m not sure when Nationals in other countries are being held… can anyone fill me in?
I personally think it’s dumb that they are using actual tournaments for testing grounds where rating points are on the line… why doesn’t Pokémon pay people to test things out for us ahead of time? Isn’t it their job to make sure the game is fair, fun, and balanced? We seem like guinea pigs in this “plan”.
And if they don’t want to test things out, then maybe they should just keep us in line with Japan, as that’s where the game is created. It would help avoid situations like this.
P.S. I’m guessing this means Black and White rules are in effect, right?