They kind of did it in Sun and Moon, but it's not as fun, as it's your Pokemon doing all the work.When it comes to Contests, i think i probably prefer it's Super version. I liked dressing my pokémon and dancing with them.
Just picking moves got a bit boring after some time, especially since a lot of the moves had the same effect. That is why i liked when they included other minigames.
I also really loved the Underground, but some of the traps could be annoying. I think it's the best way ever for finding fossils. Wish they would do it again, even if a more simple version.