No, Rotation and triple battles were added in Gen 5.
Triple battles were in other RPGs before Pokémon.
name 1 RPG where the party member on the rightmost side is unable to target the enemy on the far left --- Don't worry about it. I laugh automatically whenever I hold sharp objects. - Machi - Nagasarete Airantou http://youtu.be/iTJtTiQYlNU