Thats sadly true. Also I kinda feel that Team Rocket will be getting actual starter Pokemon this time. As much as I want Ash to have Sobble, my gut says the remaining two Galar starters will be Team Rocket Pokemon.
I think that Rowlet will accidentally regurgitate the Everstone and is on a panic to find it, only to evolve into Dartrix just barely before finding it and no longer being interested in the stone, letting Pikachu hold onto it so that it doesn't get anymore close calls for evolving.
I see Ash getting the following Pokemon though:
Sobble, Impidimp, Applin, Toxel, his Greninja back, his Gible evolved once, his Rowlet fully evolved, Vanillite, Elgyem, Zorua, Tyrunt, Passimian, and Corviknight.