The game is fun.
The exploration is my dream of pokemon game: be able to see the pokemon in wild, go towards, or run from it, even reacting to some of your actions. (Lets go do not count, because there is no space for this iteration in the small routes of kanto). A big field whee you find pokemon at your level and overleveled pokemon. Even fully evolved, that you never found in the wild before, and when you find, is exciting! Feels like im really in a pokemon world. Something that no other pokemon game before did(in this proportion).
Also, there is also random encouter on the tall grass.
About the new mechanics, it is interesting competitively. Allows every pokemon to have this big moment. It also cast terrains and weather effects more often, generating more variation of conditions and variation of strategies. Also, training competitive teams is more acessible due to mints (you dont have to abandon your favorite pokemon just because it dont have the correct competitive nature).
Story is meh, there are some bugs, usability is good, music is good, post game content is lackluster...
For me, the strong points outpass by far the weak ones, I am enjoying a lot.