Considering how poorly conceived just about everything in Pokemon GO is, it's probably the last mobile game one should look toward for inspiration IMO.
Note: I actually play Pokemon GO on a daily basis.
I agree that Pokemon GO has SO MANY missed opportunities in terms of game play (I hear they've added more, but too late for me), but the inspiration they're drawing from it doesn't really inherit those same problems. As long as they launch when they have enough features to create a compelling game play cycle that doesn't freefall off a cliff ~2 weeks in, I think it could be successful.
Thoughts from a fellow Dan