If you HAD to change/add something about the battle system to make it more interactive, what would it be?
Disregarding the effect it would have on competitive battling. Be creative.
Remove a lot of redundant moves, remove miss/accuracy on moves. Reduce PP of moves (they now regen outside battle).
Change battle system - you can still choose 1 of 4 moves per turn except now you draw a path on a battlefield map which the pokemon will follow. During any point of the path you can choose to use your attack; once both sides have chosen attack the turn will play out. It would be somewhat similar to the mechanics of Transistor.
Closer attacks will deal more damage, movement speed along path is determined by Pokemon speed, and you can use your turn to be evasive instead. Special attackers could be used as ranged to evade melee, but distance decreases damage.
Eh, I mean. It doesn't have to be DMC level but and ARPG mainline pokemon game would be pretty neat.
>4 moves mapped to A/B/X/Y
>L is lock-on/off button and R is dodge
>evasion affects how far you can dodge
>speed affects how fast you can move