I think it would be less confusing if you had one category for Eevee, and one for Pikachu.
No. The reason they're together is because they may have similar or completely different strats and possible times.
I don't think that reason holds much logic - "They may have very different best possible times so let's put them on the same leaderboard" seems like a pretty random reason to do that.
When the game came out nobody really knew; now we have more knowledge we can more easily determine good reasons for doing one or the other. That is not one of them.
To add to that, I actually agree with OP; I think it's a good idea. It's all but confirmed that Pikachu is a few minutes slower, and although the route is similar, the execution is different. In addition some people own both games, and their times for one game will never be publicly visible since their time for the other is faster, which kind of undermines the player's achievement.
Turbo is now allowed for all categories in the Let's Go and Sword/Shield category extensions leaderboards!
Turbo is a function that allows some 3rd party controllers to input repeated button presses by only holding the button down, i.e. holding down the A button would simulate repeatedly pressing