Anipoke despite its flaws, as a WHOLE, is good <3
Nope and yes
Nope on doing the whole Alola setting. One of my favourite things about SM was how it was new, fresh, unique and broke the stale pattern of the series
So breaking a stale pattern to only continue another stale pattern is pointless. The premise of JN hyped me up so much coz it's the perfect continuation to a series that broke the stagnancy of a series and moved it forward, by being even more ambitious and setting up goals perfectly furthering ash's goal. So the main core of JN is perfect imo
When it comes to parts of SM that I wished were in JN, it's the team dynamic. SM has the best team dynamic screentime and focus by far, so it's a shame JN barely shows ash's team
Also TR being actual characters and unique again instead of being so bad
Otherwise JN doesn't need to be SM 2.0 that breaks the whole point. SM strong character writing is still prevalent anyway as seen in Chloe and Goh, even if the pacing is way off.
JN has its own issues to fix but not being SM 2.0 ISNT one of them