Along with many other things about SV, Synchronize no longer having its overworld effect is the farthest the series has stepped back, ever. That was a godsend from IV on, and I’m just at a complete loss for why Game Freak removed it. Mints don’t change the coded nature, they only mask the individual’s. So breeding has become that much more difficult again. You have a 1/25 chance of getting the personality you’d like with every battle, whereas before SS it was 1/2 with a Synchronize lead. They even went full regalia in SS and just made it 100%, probably one of the best things those games ever did for the franchise. Just, why Game Freak, WHY?!
Also disappointed at the Water-type choices in SV. I’ve played Gyarados enough times, and I usually like to go with an arthropod or kooky invert like Kabutops, Kingler, Golisopod, Crawdaunt, etc. We get Clawitzer, but eh. Wugtrio and Pex are so-so in play-through, and Gastrodon has an annoying cry. I’ve never wanted a Water-type more than in these games.