Game Informer sat down with Pokemon director Junichi Masuda to discuss the upcoming console game. One of the questions asked of Masuda was the possibility of a Pokemon game in same vein of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Masuda did not seem to think that type of game would suit Pokemon. Looks like some people may be disappointed by this development.
Not every single game needs to be open world. There are far too many of these kinds of games on the market. Linear is not a dirty word. I am open to playing such a Pokemon game but will not be bothered if Game Freak decides against an open world. As of now, it seems Pokemon will not get a Breath the Wild type game