Originally Posted by Tsujin
Yeah but if you're in it for only battling you're most likely wifi battling which it wouldn't matter whether the gimmicks are in it or not and the Battle Frontier is still present regardless. And personally I think that if you (not personally you but you in general) don't like the new pokemon and everything then what's the point of even getting the new game? You could just stick with the old game as some people are doing and just battle on that where the "girly" contests are less present.
I bought the new game because of the new battling system I must master and the new Pokemon who would benefit my team further. Pokemon such as Landlos, Genesect, and Doryuzuu are perfect for my Sandstorm team I created.