Pokéfans unite! In disappointment!
We probably could've predicted that the launch of any global gaming service would be seeing some hitches this month, since Japanese companies have been making concessions left and right to help out in recovering from the massive earthquake earlier this month. Thus, it's no surprise that the Pokémon Global Link service, which was scheduled to launch on March 30, has been delayed to an undetermined point in the future.
If you're not sure what you're missing, we have our original rundown of the Global Link features to peruse, and Purplexir's review mentions these features from his Japanese version playthrough. Essentially, every time you run across someone in the Unova region talking about Dreams or the Dream World, they're teasing you with the ability to send one of your Pokémon to sleep via the magic of wi-fi, then to visit them on the Global Link website to collect berries, decorate their dream house, and find and visit wild Pokémon which can then be invited back into your game via Entralink. The Global Battle Union will also keep pro players entertained with a online battles, global ranking, and even tournaments.
As someone who can admit to playing a decent bit of Neopets back in the day, the opportunity to interact with my favorite Pocket Monster on a web app is keeping me on the edge of my seat. Looks like I'll be perched there for a while longer, along with the rest of the English-speaking world.
The Global Link site still lists Spring as the launch date, so it look forward to the launch before June 22!