Well, I'm back from Regionals, and I'll let you know I had a great time. I finished 9th in the pre-top-cuts standings (out of 182 Masters), but got knocked out in the Top 32. (Curse you, Vileplume and Reuniclus!) Still and all, it was great fun, both ins and out of the tournament hall. (So much has changed in Old Town since last I went there....)
For those of you with the 5th Generation Pokemon games who really love the Dream World (and who doesn't?), a new region has opened up for you to discover! The Rugged Mountain is filled with Rock- Ground- Fighting- and Fire-type Pokemon who'd love to make friends with you. Many of these Pokemon are otherwise hard to find in the regular games: Cacnea, Torkoal, Spinda, Burmy, Machop, and many others. A new mini-game has also been added; in it you have to draw lines to navigate Sableye's mine cart through a tunnel and collect gems. (It's nigh-impossible to play on a laptop, let me tell you that!)
Several new Pokemon have also been added to the Sparkling Sea: Seel, Chinchou, and Shellder.
All in all, it should provide hours of fun for any Pokemon fan. Happy hunting!