So...the final boss is...
like Dark Rust? Not a Pokemon?
Haven't seen any yet. IQ skills seem to be replaced by Team Skills, but they have to be unlocked themselves, not via specific groups. Though with items, I have loads...will go through but I don't think any are species specificAs much as I'd like for it be released within a little over a month as Pokemon Rumble Blast was, the sheer amount of dialogue and text that needs to be translated in this compared to the aforementioned game makes that seem very unlikely.
EDIT: I noticed we still haven't gotten any confirmation about IQ skills or genders. I can't imagine that no one's at a point where they wouldn't know for certain whether or not those are still in. I'm also curious as to whether or not they at least retained the species specific hold items.
DON'T YOU DARE CALL THE MOST SUCCESFULL TWO STARTERS IN SKY POINTLESS.Seriously, thank you to you who put spoilers in hide tags. I don't feel like knowing every plot twist and turn before the game comes out. I am very disappointed that the starters are limited to said 5 pokemon. What the hell? There were still nature openings, they could have just tacked on the new 4, and even if there weren't any spots, they could have gotten rid of the pointless new starters such as vulpix and phanphy.
Given the 6 month gap from Sky's Japan to USA release, this game is like to take a bit longer, seeing as it's certainly more expansive, and like all PMD games, it's going to be text heavy.