“Yes, I have thought of doing something new, and it makes me very excited to think of new elements for the game. This is just an idea but … as you know, Pokémon is a role-playing game. But, personally, I really like the action type of games, so we just talk about that sometimes. We probably want to add some kind action element to the game.” - game director Junichi Masuda
That sounds like a good idea to me! I’d definitely be a bit more interested in the series if it added in some action elements. The thing is, I know that Pokemaniacs would cry foul if something like that happened, and I don’t think I can blame them.