It made sense to give a sense of setting/location before when there were no backgrounds but now that there are it's just weird. Especially during the beach battles where there's a circular patch of water right there despite there being a sandy background. It looks weird.
What's stranger is that in hoard battles it's not there and everything looks much better
Pokemon Black FC: 4470 0364 4689 "Have you actually seen the scene in question? It needs some crackers to go with its cheese." - Poppadop
Nature power could still work without the circles.It should be easy enough to tell what it is depending on the area around you. It does look kind of odd. I preferred how battles looked in Stadium and Colosseum.