From what we can make out from the video over at IGN it seems that Pokemon will be following the same traditional format as always.
On close inspection you will also be able to notice that the scenery gets damaged in the battles, whether or not this damage will remain after attacks is unknown.
Seeing it in action also shows how the attacks look more 'realistic' when compared to the previous titles. But we do have to remember, playing is believing.
Check the vidoe out yourself and make your own mind up.