I disagree on ditching battles, agree on dropping random encounters. I want a Breath of the Wild like open world. Full 3D character and camera control, visible Pokemon in the world, battles taking place in the open world (though still turn based), a bigger scale than any previous Pokemon game. Sadly, this is Gamefreak we are talking about, they totally lack ambition, we will probably get a re-use of the Let's Go engine for Gen 8 except with wild battles and random encounters
I feel like a full 3d Pokemon game would not work. They can rework the engine but I want them to stick to the camera angle aways being above your trainer and being able to see part of the area you're in.