This game looks like it has potential. I'm just a little confused over how they could take so much from the Poke'mon formula without getting sued into the ground. I guess copyright for game design must run out in 20 years time. I know a lot of games have borrowed from other games, but this just looks like a carbon copy of Poke'mon (with all the improvements that people have been wanting for the last ten years). There's a difference between borrowing heavily and just flat out taking somebody else's entire game design and reusing it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm excited to see this game get released. I've enjoyed Sw/Sh but not nearly as much as I'd like to. THere's a laundry list of things that GameFreak needs to fix with the series. Online needs to be modernized. Competitive gameplay needs to be balanced, etc.