Pretty much. It is a somewhat neat in-game event to spice things up.Flavor, variety. If you asked them directly probably throw in some answers about ~immersion~ and encouraing trading (I only play during the nigth time! I only play during the day time!! Wow let's trade pokemon)
Bro, this game looks so good.
I'd normally post this in the "little things you like" thread, but that would be kinda spoilerish.
BDSP is directly addressing a LOT of OG DP's flaws, this is excellent for a remake. As you know, one of the criticisms about HGSS is that it didn't really tackle the glaring issues with Johto, but BDSP is just going the extra mile to improve everything that was a problem in the originals.
The list of things that I wanted from Plat to be in the Sinnoh Remakes is starting to get a bit too thin.
Right now, the biggest losses I can think of are No Plat Fantina (RIP Queen, you'll be missed.), No Battle Frontier (As expected, really), and no Distortion World (Which frankly was cool, but not really a dealbreaker.)
I'm waiting for confirmation of what to expect from Post-Game, but even with just the info we have rn, this is looking like an extremely solid game.