Pokkén Tournament

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Pokkén Tournament
ポッ拳 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT
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Pokkén Tournament North American boxart
Pokkén Tournament DX
ポッ拳 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT DX
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Pokkén Tournament DX North American boxart
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Basic info
Platform: Arcade, Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Category: Fighting
Players: 1-2
Connectivity: None
Developer: Bandai Namco Games
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VI and VII spin off
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E10+
ACB: PG
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 7
GRB: N/A
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: July 16, 2015 (Arcade)
March 18, 2016 (Wii U)
September 22, 2017 (Switch)
North America: September 24, 2015 (Arcade)
March 18, 2016 (Wii U)
September 22, 2017 (Switch)
Australia: March 19, 2016 (Wii U)
September 22, 2017 (Switch)
Europe: March 18, 2016 (Wii U)
September 22, 2017 (Switch)
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: September 22, 2017 (Switch)
Taiwan: N/A
Websites
Japanese: Official website
Pokémon.co.jp (Arcade)
Pokémon.co.jp (Wii U)
Pokémon.co.jp (Switch)
English: Official website (Wii U)
Official website (Switch)
Pokemon.com (Wii U)
Pokemon.com (Switch)
Nintendo.com (Wii U)
Nintendo.com (Switch)
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Pokkén Tournament Japanese boxart
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Pokkén Tournament DX Japanese boxart
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Pokkén Tournament (Japanese: ポッ拳 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT Pokkén: Pokkén Tournament) is a Pokémon arcade fighting game heavily based on the Tekken series gameplay style. Bandai Namco Entertainment, the owners of the Tekken intellectual property, developed the game under license from The Pokémon Company, and are responsible for distributing arcade cabinets in Japan.

After a limited demo run at a few locations, the full game became widely available at various public arcades in Japan starting from July 16, 2015. On July 22, 2015, a Dave & Buster's representative stated on Reddit that the arcade game would be tested at D&B locations, and became available at the Times Square Dave & Buster's on September 24, 2015 for a limited time.

On August 21, 2015, a Wii U port of Pokkén Tournament was revealed. The Wii U port was released in Japan, North America, and Europe on March 18, 2016 and in Australia on March 19, 2016, and it features Pikachu Libre, Braixen, Garchomp and Mewtwo as playable characters. While the Wii U port works with regular Wii U controllers, the Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad accessory has also been released, as a special controller that is similar to the Pokkén Tournament arcade controller.

On June 6, 2017, an enhanced Nintendo Switch port of Pokkén Tournament, titled Pokkén Tournament DX (Japanese: ポッ拳 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT DX Pokkén: Pokkén Tournament DX) was revealed. It was released in Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, and Hong Kong on September 22, 2017. A demo was released on the Nintendo eShop on August 24, 2017 that allowed players 15 battles in either Single Battle or Local Battle. Characters were limited to Pikachu, Charizard, or Empoleon and the only Support Pokémon pairs were Snivy/Lapras and Reshiram/Cresselia. The arcade-like controller Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Pad has also been released for Switch.

Blurb

Wii U

Command your Pokémon with intuitive controls!
Battle with various Support Pokémon!
An all-new Pokémon battle experience
Earn the title of champion in Ferrum League!
Compete with players around the world in Online Battle!
Master your moves in Practice Mode!
Two-Player local battle!

Switch

EXPLOSIVE POKÉMON BATTLES!
Choose your favorite fighter from 21 Battle Pokémon!
Get help from Support Pokémon!
Many ways to test your skills!
Online 3-VS-3 Team Battles
Aim for Ferrum League competition!

Gameplay

Taking place in Ferrum, the game combines the gameplay of the Tekken series with the playable Pokémon characters known as Battle Pokémon (Japanese: バトルポケモン).

Battles

Pokkén Tournament is a fighting game that takes elements from both traditional 2D and 3D fighters. Battles have two different phases which will often change during battle. Battles begin in Field Phase (Japanese: フィールドフェイズ), where players can move about freely in a circular 3D environment in a 3D battlefield. If either player lands a certain type of move, a Phase Change (Japanese: フェイズチェンジ) occurs, putting the battle into Duel Phase (Japanese: デュエルフェイズ), placing players into a 2D battlefield. Controls also change in this form of play.

Every Battle Pokémon in this game sports different HP values, which have similar function to the core series games. Battle Pokémon have three kinds of attacks collectively known as the Attack Triangle (Japanese: 3すくみ): Normal Attacks (Japanese: 通常攻撃), Grab Attacks (Japanese: つかみ攻撃), and Counter Attacks (Japanese: ブロック攻撃), with each of them relating to each other like rock-paper-scissors. Battle Pokémon also have unique properties in Duel Phase known as Stance (Japanese: 構え), which gives Pokémon access to different control of their attacks or variety of effects when changing their posture slightly.

Each Battle Pokémon also have a gauge that fills up as the battle progresses called the Synergy Gauge (Japanese: 共鳴ゲージ), which allows them to activate Synergy Burst (Japanese: 共鳴バースト) when it is full. When Synergy Burst is active, the Pokémon's attributes are greatly powered up. Synergy Burst raises their attack and defense temporarily and regenerates their HP slightly. A Battle Pokémon that has a Mega Evolution form will also Mega Evolve. While Synergy Burst is active, Pokémon can use their own Burst Attack (Japanese: バーストアタック). Burst Attack is a powerful attack that can only be used once during Synergy Burst.

Players also have to bring a Support Pokémon (Japanese: サポートポケモン) set and choose a Cheer Skill (Japanese: 応援スキル) before the battle begins. A Support Pokémon set contains two Pokémon that either support allies or disrupt opponents, and one of these two may be brought into battle each round. Support Pokémon that inflict damage are unable to knock out a Pokémon, leaving it with 1 HP. Support Pokémon can be only summoned when the Support Gauge (Japanese: サポートゲージ) is full as the battle progresses. Cheer Skills are additional aides that activate between rounds and can be only activated once. Cheer Skills focus only on Synergy Gauge and Support Gauge.

Players may be able to raise their Battle Pokémon's Skill Level or SLv. (Japanese: スキルレベル), as well as Skill Points (Japanese: サポートポケモン), which include Attack (Japanese: 攻撃), Defense (Japanese: 防御), Synergy (Japanese: 共鳴), and Strategy (Japanese: 戦略). The Attack and Defense skills work similarly to the core series games, but they affect Pokémon's stats slightly. Synergy boosts Pokémon's Attack and Defense during Synergy Burst and makes the duration of Synergy Burst longer. Strategy boosts the damage inflicted by Support Pokémon and shortens the charge time of Support Pokémon.

There are three types of battle rules:

  • Basic Battle - A regular Pokkén Tournament battle in three rounds.
  • Extra Battle (Japanese: エクストラバトル) - A three-round battle that includes special orbs that spawn on the field that could either boost or hinder Pokémon's abilities.
  • Team Battle (Japanese: チームバトル) - A battle exclusively in Pokkén Tournament DX, where each player chooses three different Pokémon and fights to see which team will be the last one standing. Similar to the core series games, the player sends out one of their remaining Pokémon when their Pokémon is defeated in a round. At the end of the round, the HP and Synergy Gauge of the winning Pokémon carries over. The winner is the player's team that knocks out all three opponent's Pokémon first.

Modes

  • Practice - In Techne City, players can participate in a tutorial on how to play the game and play practice battles using any rules. Players can also access the Action Dojo and the Combo Dojo.
  • Single Battle - Tellur Town is the home of single battles. Once the CPU's Pokémon and level are set, battle begins.
  • Local Battle - Selen Island is where two players playing on the same system go to battle.
  • Online Battle - Neos City is the portal to battle on the Internet. Players may also check out the global rankings here.
  • Ferrum League - Players battle here to become the Ferrum League Champion. There are four different levels of league play that players can participate in; each league consists of league matches to find the top 8 in the league. Those eight face off in an elimination bracket to determine the league champion. This is a single-player mode.
  • My Town - Old Ferrum Town is the player's hometown and is where players can change settings such as their character profile and avatar, Battle Pokémon, and Support Pokémon set. Players can also see their battle record in this area.

Ferrum League

The Ferrum League is the place where trainers go to try to become the Champion. The goal is to get into the top eight trainers, as which point players may vie for the championship. There are four modes of play here:

  • League Match - Initially the only mode available, this is where players begin their journey to the top of the league by battling other league participants in a set of five matches. When five matches are completed, players are assigned a new rank based on their performance and returned to the Ferrum League menu.
  • Tournament - When players make it into the top eight, they are allowed to enter the bracketed tournament where the winner becomes Ferrum League Champion. (Locked until a player is in the Top 8.)
  • Promotion Test - Once a player is Champion of a division in the Ferrum League, it's possible to participate in a battle against the League Master. Winning this battle gains access to the next league. (Locked until the player becomes Champion of its respective League.)
  • Free Battle - Players may battle in matches against league participants. Battles are against a random member of the respective League.
  • Mission Panels - In the Switch version, there is a new mission panel board for its respective League. Rewards such as galleries and avatar items can be obtained by unlocking the requirements.

Official Group Matches

The Pokémon Company will set up Group Matches that offer unique titles to participants. Only matches taking place between 11:00 am and 3:00 am UTC count towards placements. All players who complete a match receive a participation reward, while players who place within the top 100 of the group also receive a title based on their placement:

  • 1st - 10th: Chroma League Master
  • 11th - 30th: Red League Master
  • 31st - 60th: Blue League Master
  • 61st - 100th: Green League Master
Name Dates Format Participation Titles
FSBC Aura Blast Cup November 17 - 20, 2017 Basic Battle Aura Blast
FSBC Shining Feather Cup November 24 - 27, 2017 Team Battle Shining Feather
FSBC Iron Meteor Dive Cup December 8 - 11, 2017 Basic Battle Iron Meteor Dive
FSBC Thunderclap Press Cup December 22 - 31, 2017 Team Battle

Plot

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In the Ferrum region, where competitions known as Ferrum Battles are held, the player takes control of a character who aims to rise to the top of the Ferrum League. After creating the avatar, the player meets Nia, their guide to the Ferrum League. With their partner Pokémon, the player enters the first rank of the Ferrum League and battles their way to the Promotion Test, which allows entry into the next rank. However, the player is ambushed by a mysterious young woman with a strange black Mewtwo, whom they are forced to fight.

Regardless of the outcome of the fight against the black Mewtwo, the player progresses to the next rank. The black Mewtwo and mysterious woman appear again and challenge the player once more. As the player continues to rise in the Ferrum League, other competitors begin gossiping about the Mewtwo—now dubbed Shadow Mewtwo—and a strange phenomenon in which Gaia, the energy that allows Synergy Stones to bond the humans and Pokémon in Ferrum, appears to be draining away.

After the player clears the third rank, the Ferrum League is put on hold as a result of the draining of Gaia energy. The mysterious woman introduces herself as Anne and explains the events that are occurring. Shadow Mewtwo is a normal Mewtwo, corrupted by the Shadow Synergy Stone embedded in its shoulder; when Anne was a child, the Shadow Synergy Stone endangered her, and to protect her from its influence, Mewtwo sacrificed itself to take her place. Mewtwo is now being consumed by the Shadow Synergy Stone, which is forcing it to fight opponents throughout Ferrum to gain greater power. The Shadow Synergy Stone's power is causing Gaia energy to drain as well. Anne hopes to save Mewtwo by purifying the Shadow Synergy Stone using a special brooch containing a Synergy Stone, separating the two so Mewtwo can return to a peaceful existence while Anne returns the purified stone to her people. Anne guides the player and Nia to the Regi Ruins, where she introduces Walter, the elder of her people, who reveals that the brooch is currently lacking the power to purify the Shadow Synergy Stone. This can be repaired by the brooch being exposed to the Synergy Power of high-level battles, so Walter challenges the player, then directs them to fight three others scattered throughout the region. However, after the second fight of the three, Anne realizes time has run out and Shadow Mewtwo must be dealt with immediately.

With support from Nia and Anne, the player ventures deep into the woods of northern Ferrum, where Shadow Mewtwo's hideout is finally located. Though unable to use Synergy Burst due to the severe drainage of Gaia, the player engages in a final battle with Shadow Mewtwo. The Shadow Synergy Stone's power fluctuates throughout the fight, forcing a 1-1 tie between the player and Shadow Mewtwo. For the final round, Anne's prayers manage to focus enough Gaia to allow the player to use a permanent Synergy Burst. Once defeated, Shadow Mewtwo collapses and the Shadow Synergy Stone begins overloading, but Anne's brooch overwhelms and finally purifies it. The stone separates from Shadow Mewtwo, returning it to its normal form. Though saddened by the fact that the brooch broke during use, Anne expresses gratitude for the player saving Mewtwo, whom she asks the player to take care of — unlocking Mewtwo as a playable character — while she returns the purified Shadow Synergy Stone to the safety of her people's care.

With the disaster averted and Gaia restored, the Ferrum League reopens, allowing the player to resume their quest to reach the top by winning the Chroma League. Once the player accomplishes the championship, Shadow Mewtwo is unlocked as a playable character from that point forward. Additionally, a secret Ferrum League rank—the Iron League—becomes accessible, and the player may freely replay a number of the Shadow Mewtwo story events.

Pokémon

Battle Pokémon

All versions
Pokkén Charizard.png Battle Type: Power HP: 600
Moves: Flamethrower, Fire Punch, Inferno, Flare Blitz, Seismic Toss, Air Slash, Dragon Claw
Burst Attack: Searing Blaze (Japanese: 煉獄ブレイズ Purgatory Blaze)
Details on StrategyWiki
Charizard
Pokkén Pikachu.png Battle Type: Standard HP: 570
Moves: Thunderbolt, Nuzzle, Electro Ball, Thunder, Volt Tackle, Iron Tail
Burst Attack: Volt Shock Fist (Japanese: ボルテッ Voltekken)
Details on StrategyWiki
Pikachu
Pokkén Pikachu Libre.png Battle Type: Speed HP: 570
Moves: Double Team, Quick Attack, Discharge, Electroweb, Spark, Flying Press, Wild Charge
Burst Attack: Thunderclap Press (Japanese: フライング雷迅プレス Flying Thunderclap Press)
Details on StrategyWiki
Pikachu Libre
Pokkén Machamp.png Battle Type: Power HP: 660
Moves: Bulk Up, Submission, Karate Chop, Wake-Up Slap,
Scary Face, Heavy Slam, Close Combat, Cross Chop
Burst Attack: Dynamic Fury (Japanese: 爆裂ラッシュ Dynamite Rush)
Details on StrategyWiki
Machamp
Pokkén Gengar.png Battle Type: Technique HP: 510
Moves: Shadow Ball, Hypnosis, Shadow Punch, Sludge Bomb, Astonish, Curse
Burst Attack: Shadow Drop (Japanese: 奈落落とし Drag into Hell)
Details on StrategyWiki
Gengar
Pokkén Mewtwo.png Battle Type: Standard HP: 600
Moves: Psycho Cut, Hyper Beam, Teleport, Barrier, Confusion, Telekinesis
Drain Punch, Focus Blast, Psystrike, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch
Burst Attack: Psydisaster (Japanese: サイコディザスター Psycho Disaster)
Details on StrategyWiki
Mewtwo
Pokkén Shadow Mewtwo.png Battle Type: Technique HP: 480
Moves: Psywave, Teleport, Zen Headbutt, Miracle Eye,
Recover, Reflect, Flamethrower, Thunder, Earthquake, Psystrike
Burst Attack: Dark Nova (Japanese: ダークエンドノヴァ Dark End Nova)
Details on StrategyWiki
Shadow Mewtwo
Pokkén Suicune.png Battle Type: Standard HP: 630
Moves: Aurora Beam, Icy Wind, Hydro Pump, Mirror Coat, Blizzard, Hail
Burst Attack: True Sheer Cold (Japanese: 超・絶対零度 Super Sheer Cold)
Details on StrategyWiki
Suicune
Pokkén Sceptile.png Battle Type: Speed HP: 570
Moves: Bullet Seed, Leaf Blade, Dragon Breath, Detect, Leech Seed, Leaf Storm, Giga Drain
Burst Attack: Forest's Flash (Japanese: 夢想・樹海新生 Unrivaled Forest Rebirth)
Details on StrategyWiki
Sceptile
Pokkén Blaziken.png Battle Type: Standard HP: 600
Moves: Heat Wave, Blaze Kick, Flare Blitz, Brave Bird, High Jump Kick, Sky Uppercut
Burst Attack: Gatling Flame Kicks (Japanese: バーニング閃烈脚 Burning Flash Kick)
Details on StrategyWiki
Blaziken
Pokkén Gardevoir.png Battle Type: Technique HP: 540
Moves: Psyshock, Stored Power, Calm Mind, Dazzling Gleam,
Energy Ball, Psychic, Teleport, Moonblast, Magical Leaf, Future Sight
Burst Attack: Fairy Tempest (Japanese: フェアリーテンペスト Fairy Tempest)
Details on StrategyWiki
Gardevoir
Pokkén Garchomp.png Battle Type: Power HP: 660
Moves: Dragon Claw, Dig, Stone Edge, Earthquake, Dragon Rush, Sand Tomb
Burst Attack: Outrage Smasher (Japanese: 大逆鱗クラッシュ Great Outrage Crash)
Details on StrategyWiki
Garchomp
Pokkén Lucario.png Battle Type: Standard HP: 600
Moves: Aura Sphere, Bone Rush, Force Palm, Extreme Speed
Burst Attack: Aura Blast (Japanese: 波動ブラスト Aura Blast)
Details on StrategyWiki
Lucario
Pokkén Weavile.png Battle Type: Speed HP: 540
Moves: Agility, Fury Swipes, Fake Out, Knock Off, Night Slash, Icicle Crash, Ice Punch, Taunt
Burst Attack: Sonic Slash (Japanese: 無影スラッシュ Shadowless Slash)
Details on StrategyWiki
Weavile
Pokkén Chandelure.png Battle Type: Power HP: 510
Moves: Will-O-Wisp, Smog, Flame Burst, Incinerate, Minimize, Overheat, Hex
Burst Attack: Final Flicker (Japanese: 最期の一灯 Flicker of Death)
Details on StrategyWiki
Chandelure
Pokkén Braixen.png Battle Type: Standard HP: 540
Moves: Psybeam, Fire Spin, Fire Blast, Sunny Day, Flame Charge, Flamethrower, Light Screen
Burst Attack: Psyfirecracker (Japanese: マジカルファイアータクト Magical Fire Tact)
Details on StrategyWiki
Braixen

The only two unlockable fighters (in the Wii U version) are Mewtwo and Shadow Mewtwo. Mewtwo is unlocked by clearing the Red League and defeating Shadow Mewtwo. Shadow Mewtwo can be temporarily unlocked by using the Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card each time the game is started, or permanently unlocked by clearing the Chroma League.

Arcade and DX-only
Pokkén Darkrai.png Battle Type: Technique HP: 540
Moves: Dark Pulse, Dark Void, Nasty Plot, Shadow Claw, Nightmare, Dream Eater
Burst Attack: Infinite Eclipse (Japanese: 無限エクリプス Infinite Eclipse)
Details on StrategyWiki
Darkrai
Pokkén Scizor.png Battle Type: Power HP: 600
Moves: Swords Dance, Metal Claw, U-turn, Aerial Ace, Bullet Punch, X-Scissor, Bug Bite
Burst Attack: Iron Meteor Drive (Japanese: オーロラメテオダイブ Aurora Meteor Dive)
Details on StrategyWiki
Scizor
Pokkén Croagunk.png Battle Type: Speed HP: 540
Moves: Poison Sting, Poison Jab, Thief, Acupressure, Gunk Shot, Foul Play, Venoshock
Burst Attack: Alter Ego Army (Japanese: 極楽影分身 Double Team Parade)
Details on StrategyWiki
Croagunk
Pokkén Empoleon.png Battle Type: Standard HP: 630
Moves: Aqua Jet, Ice Beam, Defog, Steel Wing,
Drill Peck, Cut, Waterfall, Rock Smash, Surf, Hydro Cannon
Burst Attack: Deep Blue Monarch (Japanese: ディープブルーカイザー Deep Blue Kaiser)
Details on StrategyWiki
Empoleon

The arcade version has received a number of exclusive characters through updates:

  • Darkrai was released on July 20, 2016
  • Scizor was released on October 20, 2016
  • Croagunk was released on November 10, 2016
  • Empoleon was released on December 15, 2016
DX-only
Pokkén Decidueye.png Battle Type: Standard HP: 570
Moves: Spirit Shackle, Fury Attack, Razor Leaf, Leaf Blade,
Frenzy Plant, Feather Dance, Sucker Punch, Smack Down, Acrobatics
Burst Attack: Shining Feather (Japanese: シャイニングフェザー Shining Feather)
Details on StrategyWiki
Decidueye

Support Pokémon

All versions
Pokkén Emolga.png
Emolga
Uses Shock Wave to shock the opponent and lower its speed. Pokkén Fennekin.png
Fennekin
Uses Ember to surround itself with fire, creating a trap.
Pokkén Snivy.png
Snivy
Uses Leaf Tornado to damage the opponent and send them flying. Pokkén Lapras.png
Lapras
Uses Surf as it enters the stage, damaging the enemy with a wave of water.
Pokkén Frogadier.png
Frogadier
Uses Water Pulse to attack from a distance. Pokkén Eevee.png
Eevee
Uses Helping Hand to heal the user and temporarily increase their attack power.
Pokkén Jirachi.png
Jirachi
Uses Wish to restore the Synergy Gauge and temporarily increase the attack power of the user's Synergy Burst. Pokkén Whimsicott.png
Whimsicott
Uses Substitute to render attacks from opponents useless and heal the user.
Pokkén Ninetales.png
Ninetales
Uses Will-O-Wisp to send small flames in front of the user. Pokkén Mismagius.png
Mismagius
Uses Ominous Wind to attack the opponent and temporarily increase the user's attack power.
Pokkén Farfetch'd.png
Farfetch'd
Uses Fury Cutter to attack the enemy. Pokkén Electrode.png
Electrode
Uses Explosion to counter an opponent's attack.
Pokkén Rotom.png
Rotom
Uses Thunder Shock to target enemies in the air. Pokkén Togekiss.png
Togekiss
Uses Tailwind to boost the user's speed and recover some health.
Pokkén Dragonite.png
Dragonite
Uses Draco Meteor to attack multiple times over a wide area. Pokkén Victini.png
Victini
Uses V-create to temporarily make the user's attacks critical hits, restores some of the user's health, and increases their Synergy Gauge. Unlike other Enhance Pokémon, Victini can actually damage the foe if they're above it when flying off the screen.
Pokkén Croagunk Support.png
Croagunk
Uses Toxic to attack opponent and lower its defense. Pokkén Sylveon.png
Sylveon
Uses Reflect to heal user and increase their defense.
Pokkén Pachirisu.png
Pachirisu
Uses Follow Me to eliminate long distance attacks. Pokkén Magikarp.png
Magikarp
Uses Bounce to disrupt the enemy's attack.
Pokkén Cubone.png
Cubone
Uses Bonemerang to attack from a distance and can pull an enemy in. Pokkén Diglett.png
Diglett
Uses Dig to attack from below.
Pokkén Magneton.png
Magneton
Uses Tri Attack to attack from a distance diagonally upward. Pokkén Quagsire.png
Quagsire
Uses Mud Bomb to attack enemies on the ground, even when blocked.
Pokkén Espeon.png
Espeon
Uses Morning Sun to remove any statuses and recover health, with more health recovered with less time remaining in the round. Pokkén Umbreon.png
Umbreon
Uses Snarl to absorb an opponent's Synergy Gauge and prevent them from performing any critical hits.
Pokkén Reshiram.png
Reshiram
Uses Blue Flare to attack straight forward with a powerful strike. In the DX version, it can only be called once per round. Pokkén Cresselia.png
Cresselia
Uses Lunar Dance to heal the user of any negative status, recovers health and Synergy Gauge, but can only be used once per round.
Pokkén Yveltal.png
Yveltal
Uses Oblivion Wing to attack from the sky and seal off the opponent's Synergy Burst. Pokkén Latios.png
Latios
Uses Luster Purge to place attacks around the enemy in order to restrict their movements.
DX-only
Pokkén Litten.png
Litten
Attacks with Fire Fang. Damage increases when the player's at lower HP. Pokkén Popplio.png
Popplio
Uses Bubble Beam to increase attack and grant a double jump.

Compatibility

amiibo are usable within the game to unlock otherwise unobtainable avatar costume items and titles via a "Special Bonus". Sometimes, the reward will simply be in-game currency. Five bonus rewards can be obtained per day. Additionally, any one individual amiibo can only be scanned once per day. Pokémon amiibo are not the only ones that will work with the game; any existing amiibo can be used to receive a reward.

The Shadow Mewtwo promotional card packaged with first-run copies of the game immediately unlocks Shadow Mewtwo for use in the game prior to completing the story, though it will need to be re-scanned each time the game is played. Also, it can not be used as the partner Pokémon (which means it can't be used in the Ferrum League) until unlocked the normal way.

Codes

In the Switch version, several avatar items and titles can be unlocked with the following codes by entering a specific code at the Special Code feature, which can be found within the map screen.

Item Code
Male Female
Simple T-Shirt Set TC2JY22VBQUU J7XEEQLYNDMT
Old Leather Jacket Set 6GSSALLDM9RL NQLMEMRGX37X
Hamburger Hat & Short Bob/Medium Hair H5D9YZFETCQZ USBXKG8X4GLG
Training Wear Set 8RMGLXANVZ3R ABZMNSU8D7QN
Holiday Ornament QRRZ7LBS4TDV
Cat Whiskers LT48EFNGRBRZ L9VPUW8QN9TB
Holiday Title 5W6LEN4TNVF5

Promotion

A brief snippet of footage from the game featuring Lucario and Blaziken first appeared at the end of a retrospective at the Pokémon Game Show, which was held in Tokyo on August 17 and 18, 2013. Later that month, the game's title was discovered as a trademark registered in Japan and the United States, although the connection between the title and the footage was not confirmed until the game's formal announcement. The game was officially announced on a NicoNico livestream that was held by the The Pokémon Company on August 26, 2014, which showed Lucario (which Mega Evolved into Mega Lucario) fighting Machamp. The English Pokémon site also mentioned the announcement, and uploaded the debuting teaser trailer for the game on their YouTube channel.

Bandai Namco Games, the game's developer, asked for fighter suggestions. Japanese residents could Tweet at @pokken_official with the Pokémon they would like to see using the hashtag #ポッ拳 in order to make a suggestion. Due to having the most requests, Gengar was confirmed as a fighter in April 2015.

Trailers

POKKÉN TOURNAMENT: First Look! (First teaser trailer)

By The Official Pokémon Channel
This video is not available on Bulbapedia; instead, you can watch the video on YouTube here.

Pokkén Tournament Arrives on Wii U in Spring 2016! (Wii U announcement trailer)

By The Official Pokémon Channel
This video is not available on Bulbapedia; instead, you can watch the video on YouTube here.

Shadow Mewtwo Revealed in Pokkén Tournament!

By The Official Pokémon Channel
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More Footage from Pokkén Tournament! (additional Shadow Mewtwo footage)

By The Official Pokémon Channel
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Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokkén Tournament

Version history

Wii U

Nintendo Switch

Version Release date Changes
1.0 September 22, 2017
  • Initial release
1.0.1 September 22, 2017
1.1.0 November 15, 2017
  • Added Team Battle to Friendly Match in Online Mode
  • Added Group Match to Online Mode
  • Added recording function to Free Training
  • Balance changes


Trivia

  • In the trailer announcing the game coming to Wii U in spring of 2016, the scene where Mega Lucario charges up an Aura Sphere could possibly be a reference to the opening of Super Street Fighter II, in which Ryu charges and fires off a Hadouken.
  • This is the only Pokémon game to use its Japanese logo in international releases.
  • The German version of this game is the only one that does not utilize the portmanteau Pokkén, instead opting for a title with the separated terms "Pokémon Tekken".
    • This may be due to the fact that the German word Pocken, meaning smallpox, has a similar pronunciation to the term Pokkén.
  • Although the icon for the face in the shop has a mustache, none of the options have any facial hair at all.
    • However, at least 1 NPC has a beard.
  • None of the playable characters or support Pokémon are Rock-type.
    • Additionally, none of the playable characters are Normal-type.
  • Substitute dolls and Mokujin training dummies can be seen in the background of the Ferrum Dojo stage.
  • A Hex Maniac can be seen in the background of the Haunted House stage, frantically trying to open a locked door.
  • In Tellur Town, there is a Trainer with a Volcarona, riding a Bicycle. This may be a reference to the fact that in the core series games, Eggs hatch more quickly when a Pokémon with Flame Body, such as Volcarona, is in the player's party.

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Pokkén Tournament

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポッ拳 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT Pokkén: Pokkén Tournament
France Flag.png French Pokkén Tournament
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Tekken
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokkén Tournament
South Korea Flag.png Korean POKKÉN TOURNAMENT
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament DX

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポッ拳 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT DX Pokkén: Pokkén Tournament DX
France Flag.png French Pokkén Tournament DX
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Tekken DX
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokkén Tournament DX
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokkén Tournament DX

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