Like it or not, friend codes will anchor the system.
The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine just came out in Japan and it revealed some of the first details of how the Nintendo WiFi Connection will be incorporated in the new Pokemon titles.
Two key details were revealed.
Friend codes will be used in the game.
The game will feature voice chat.
The Japanese release date was also confirmed for September 28, 2006 and several new Pokemon were shown, including the two new legendary Pokemon that will each be on the cover of one of the games. If you have access to the magazine and are a fan of the series, you may want to pick it up.