This game is a huge disappointment in general. The fact that the only non-Generation 8 starter they included was Charmander says a lot. This game is a huge money grab. All they do nowadays is introduce new gimmicks, cater to Gen 1 to cash in on nostalgia, and rush things. Sword and Shield has immensely proved this. Dynamaxing? Gigantamaxing? They should've just kept Mega Evolutions. Have you seen some of the other awful new Pokemon?
Take a look at these "innovative designs:"
(This one isn't necessarily awful, it's just lazy.)
I will say however, this is one of my new favorites.