Low-quality scans of the next issue of CoroCoro have been released on the internet, revealing some new information about Pokemon Platinum. Click the images below for larger thumbnails.
The first page reveals Ken Sugimori’s artwork for Shaymin Sky Forme. It seems that the shy Shaymin has garnished some confidence in this new, dog/reindeer-like form. There is also a small shot of Shaymin in battle, using what appears to be Seed Flare. It is now known to be a Grass / Flying type with a weight of 5.4 kilograms and and a height of 0.4 meters.
Starting on the second page, CoroCoro labels new features or additions to the game. Next to 1’s label, two new characters are revealed to be in the game, though their roll is not revealed in any capacity. Next to 2’s label, a new area is identified on the Sinnoh map called the “Torn World.” It appears to be over Spear Pillar, which may explain this previously revealed screenshot of Giratina emerging from somewhere.
The third page shows new clothing for the male and female protagonists, as well as new Ken Sugimori artwork for the three starters. It also seems the Poketch is going to receive a new look and new features in Platinum, but nothing specific is mentioned. The fourth page doesn’t mention anything special, other than that you will receive a Giratina Origin Forme figurine if you pre-order Platinum.
The rest of the pages seem to reveal that if you import to Platinum the Regigigas you receive from pre-ordering a ticket to Giratina and the Icy Sky’s Bouquet, Shaymin, you will be able to unlock Regirock, Regice, and Registeel in the game. The pages appear to show two caverns for two of the Regis, which means they will have their own areas on the map as in Ruby and Sapphire.
Better quality scans will be released during the week, so be sure to check back here!