I’m really sad they quickly dropped the Hisui vibes we’ve been getting from other sets. Seems like they’re done with Hisui and probably getting ready to wrap up gen 8 before starting gen 9 soon here.
I understand the feeling. I've really been living the Hisui themed artwork, especially the art that features recognizable locations. It's also worth noting, however, that we got more recognizable location cameos for Hisui in two English sets (four Japanese sets) than we did for Galar in the entire Sword and Shield block. At least, it feels like it. We got most of the cameos in Battle Styles (isle of armor), Chilling Reign (crown tundra), and Fusion Strike (wyndon), but most of Galar was neglected. Apart from a Hippopotas on top of Hammerlock gym/power plant, Stufful in the Wild Area near Lake Axwell, Mr. Rime V in Spikemuth, Special ( "Alternate") Art Machamp in Astral Radiance, and Charizard V and Morpeko V (Darkness Ablaze and Brilliant Stars respectively) in Wyndon Stadium, I can't name any other location cameos apart from Trainer Gallery cards. It's also worth noting that this set contains a higher quantity of Pokemon from the Galar region, such as Cramorant, Dragapult, Galarian Stunfisk, and Galarian Perserker V. Remember that this is the Sword and Shield era, and they've gone for five Japanese sets (six, including Pokemon GO) with little to no Galar representation. Perhaps we'll see more Hisui representation in future sets, but with the next set being based around iconic foreign trainers (such as Serena and possibly Lillie) and the set after that prominently featuring legendary Pokemon like Regidrago, Regieleki, and Lugia, it seems unlikely. Perhaps we'll get some Hisui themed cards in VSTAR Universe. In any case, I'm thankful we got Battle Region (which I'm going to open a box of at Christmas), the Origin Form legend Alternate Arts, Okacheke Yanma and Mantine, and the Hisuian Arcanine Character Rare, to name a few of my favorites.
As for Alternate Arts, we'll almost certainly get Giratina V, and I'm guessing we will get either Kyurem V, Aerodactyl V, or Drapion V as Alternate Arts (since in the last three Japanese sets to have Alternate Arts, we've gotten two Alternate Art Vs for VMAX/VSTAR lines), and I'm guessing we'll get two other Alternate Arts featuring non-evolving Vs since Star Birth had four Alternate Arts as well as as eight Vs and four VSTARs, but I can't make any promises. Do not assume that any Pokemon is too relevant or popular to not get an Alternate Art. Pokemon has chosen random Vs over more playable or popular Vs plenty of times in the past. Which is the only reason why we have Golurk V, one of my favorite Alternate Arts.