Well the boycott of Sword and Shield went so well, may as well promote this as a Pokemon killer too. Nothing will ever kill Pokemon. It's too huge, too nostalgic, and has brand recognition that Tem Tem could only hope to dream of.
That being said, it's a nice effort. I always say that more clones of Nintendo properties is welcomed, as long as they're decent. This does seem to be decent. Would I play it over Pokemon...probably not.