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Pokken Tournament: news and videos


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Here are your 2016 Pokemon World Champions

All weekend long, hundreds of Pokémon players from around the world converged on San Francisco, CA for the eighth annual Pokémon World Championship. After three days of good-spirited competition, eight have been crowned as the...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament defies odds, ships one million units on Wii U

When I visited Japan several months after its release and played Pokken Tournament in multiple locations, I didn't really see any major activity. Most fighting game fans were playing Street Fighter and Guilty Gear, and while the multi-cabin...   read

 
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Darkrai is coming to Pokken Tournament

Bandai Namco has just announced that the new mystery Pokémon that will be joining the cast of Pokkén Tournament is none other than Darkrai (one of my favorites!). Right now he's only coming to Japanese arcades on July 20, and ...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament is getting a new character in Japan

While Pokken Tournament's creators have downplayed the idea of DLC in the console edition, they've just announced that another character will be joining the game's roster in the Japanese arcade rendition. The new fighter will be announced o...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament is getting a balance update soon that impacts a lot of characters

[Update: Here's the full patch notes!] According to Serebii, Bandai Namco has announced a new patch for Pokken Tournament -- Version 1.3. It will primarily deal with balancing, and changes to every character is on the table. Speci...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament has outsold Street Fighter V in the US

Pokkén Tournament on Wii U has outsold Street Fighter V on PS4 in the US.  The news -- which originates from the NPD Group US Games Industry report for April 2016 -- was shared on Twitter by industry analyst ZhugeEX.   The ...   read

 
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Come and watch the Pokemon UK National Championships here!

If you’re a fan of Pokémon, you might want to get your arse over to Twitch very shortly. For the first time ever the three European Nationals are being streamed online, and the first event held in Liverpool, England will be st...   read

 
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You'll be able to watch this year's European Pokemon National Championships on Twitch

As we all know, this year is Pokemon’s 20th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, this year’s National Championships in the UK, Germany and Italy will all be streamed via Twitch for the first time. Three different, English-l...   read

 
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An official Pikachu gamepad for Pokken Tournament is coming soon

Pokken Tournament still get some play in my house, and really turned out to be a fun little fighting game. It's a bummer that the new good gamepad can't be used for anything else, but for those of you that live and die by Pokken, you'l...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament update tunes down Shadow Mewtwo

Pokkén Tournament is a pretty fun little fighter, but Bandai Namco is keen on tweaking it a bit based on player feedback, as evidenced by a new upcoming patch. For starters, Shadow Mewtwo will be toned down, mostly removing his ...   read

 
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Not April Fools': Nintendo will mail you a Shadow Mewtwo card for Pokken Tournament

Nintendo has always made it clear that prospective Pokken Tournament buyers would only get the Shadow Mewtwo card if they bought the game physically, but it's going the extra mile with a new promotion. Provided that you have signed up for t...   read

 
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Review: Pokken Controller

Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controller, recently re...   read

 
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How Pokken Tournament disciplines rage quitters

Pokkén Tournament is out now available , and unlike some games, is actually punishing rage quitters. Before heading online, Bandai Namco's new fighting game urges players to refrain from disconnecting in the middle of a match, as it'...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament is getting a demo in Europe

As of last night, Nintendo added a demo for Pokken Tournament to the Wii U eShop in Europe. It was not previously announced. It clocks in at roughly 1GB, features solo play only, two supports, and four characters (Gengar, Lucario, Char...   read

 
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Review: Pokken Tournament

When I first heard of the existence of Pokkén Tournament, I wasn't completely sold. That is, until I actually played it in Japan. At that point, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it again. Having spent nearly two weeks with it on Wi...   read

 
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Get a load of some of Pokken Tournament's advanced combos

Pokkén Tournament might be an easier to game for newcomers to acclimate to at first, but it will have some advanced maneuvers to satiate hardcore players -- I mean, it kind of has to if it's going to make a push for tournament p...   read

 
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Namco originally pitched Pokken as a Taiko: Drum Master game

Pokkén Tournament, or at least the collaborative project between The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco that eventually became Pokkén Tournament, wasn't always a fighting game. According to Bandai Namco fighting...   read

 
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A Pokken Tournament...tournament is happening at GameStop this month

According to Nintendo, Pokken Tournament is now part of the Pokemon World Championship event. Starting this month on February 27, prospective players can head over to select GameStops (list below) to qualify. At that point they'll...   read

 
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Get ready for Pokken Tournament with this cinematic trailer

The half Tekken, half Pokémon fighter Pokkén Tournament just got a new cinematic trailer in which Lucario spawns a glowing lightsaber-like staff and Shadow Mewtwo is creepy.  As someone who is a big fan of the pocke...   read

 
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Bandai Namco shares details on Pokken Tournament's Wii U modes

Pokken Tournament really snuck up on me! After playing it late last year in Japanese arcades I started to get anxious, but as it turns out it's coming out next month in the west. Time flies! We now have a few more details in terms of modes,...   read

 
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'All' amiibo figures will work with Pokken Tournament

According to an official listing from Nintendo's website, "all" amiibo figures will be compatible with Pokkén Tournament for Wii U, and will unlock "in-game items" upon use. While we've known that using the Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card ...   read

 
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Learn how to play Pokken Tournament with this instructional video

I think Pokken Tournament is pretty easy to pick up, and within a few sessions of playing it in arcades I had the hang of it. But if you haven't been able to take the trip out to Japan to experience it, this video is the next best thin...   read

 
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So Chandelure actually looks pretty badass in Pokken Tournament

I stopped buying Pokémon games about when Chandelure entered the universe, so honestly I didn't know what to expect from the fighting light fixture. I definitely didn't plan on seeing it beat the shit out of Pikachu Libre with a frea...   read

 
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The Pokken Tournament controller's limitations have been confirmed

When the beans first spilled for the Pokken Tournament controller, things didn't look good for prospective buyers. Apparently it not only can't be used by player one, but it also will not work with other games. It is now officially con...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament hits Wii U on March 18

Just last night we heard about Chandelure joining the cast of fighters in Pokkén Tournament, which immediately increases my interest in the title. Sure, it makes sense for Lucario and Machamp to be fighters in the game, but a ghost c...   read

 
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Three new Pokemon confirmed for Pokken Tournament

Last week we reported that Nintendo and Bandai Namco were teasing a new Pokémon being announced for Pokkén Tournament on January 15. Before that announcement, Serebii.net spotted Japanese magazine CoroCoro confirming not ...   read

 
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A new Pokken Tournament character is being teased, and will be announced next week

Nintendo and Bandai Namco have teased that they will be announcing a new playable character for Pokkén Tournament on January 15. Apparently, the Pokémon will have the character ラ (“ra”) in its Japanese name...   read

 
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The official Pokken Tournament controller is coming west

[Update: Amazon has more pictures of the controller up, including the western packaging, which you can view in the gallery below.] Well, this is a nice thing to wake up to. For its Japanese release, Bandai Namco is providing the opportunity...   read

 
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Japan is getting a special Pokken Tournament controller for Wii U

When I played Pokken Tournament over in Japan, the first thing I noticed was the controller. It has a distinctive look and feel to it, and although it's not the most comfortable thing in the world, it works. To celebrate the Wii U rele...   read

 
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Sceptile confirmed for Pokken Tournament

The grassy lizard Pokémon Sceptile has been confirmed for the upcoming Pokken Tournament via the Japanese trailer above. As someone who played Pokémon competitively for a while, this game makes no sense to me. How d...   read

 
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A new fighter is coming to Pokken Tournament soon

Pokken Tournament currently hosts 11 characters (counting Pikachu Libre and Shadow Mewtwo), and it looks like one more will be revealed on December 10, as per the official Twitter account. I'd wager that the new character would hit the arca...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament strikes Wii U spring 2016

The Wii U version of The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco's fighter Pokkén Tournament will debut in Japan on March 18 and sometime in the spring across Europe and North America. An amiibo card for Shadow Mewtwo will be i...   read

 
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Dark Mewtwo is actually Shadow Mewtwo

Just a bit of housekeeping. The new Mewtwo form copped over the weekend is officially Shadow Mewtwo, not Dark Mewtwo as early sleuths sussed. Makes sense what with its "Shadow ___" moves. Not too much else revealed in the characters' debut...   read

 
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Mewtwo gets a new form in Pokken Tournament

Watching livestreams of video games is something I've never been able to get into, but perhaps it's time I start trying to learn how to enjoy them. Last night during a Japanese stream of Pokkén Tournament, Mewtwo was unveiled as a fi...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament is so unpopular in one Japanese arcade, it's being removed

One popular Japanese arcade has announced it is removing Pokkén Tournament due to lack of popularity and profitability, and the fact that the game will be releasing on Wii U next year. A redditor reports that the fight...   read

 
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There's a Gardevoir in this Pokken Tournament trailer

Sure, this general Pokkén Tournament trailer is a little less balls to the wall exciting than seeing Luchador Pikachu doing a Stone Cold Stunner, but, hey, there's some Gardevoir action going on, eh? The Bandai Namco-developed fight...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament is a fun, deep little brawler

I'm still out here in Japan to cover TGS, and even though this is just my first time in the country, I'm already itching to come back. You only need to walk a few blocks to see video game and anime references everywhere, as Tokyo is constan...   read

 
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Wrasslin' Pikachu Libre's new Pokken Trailer, OH YEAH!

Pokkén Tournament is looking like it is going to be the cream of the crop when it runs wild on Wii U in 2016, especially with Pikachu Libre (or is it Masked Pikachu?) in tow. Watch this hot new trailer that showcases the lucha ...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament may not be coming to western arcades after all

I haven't been to a Dave & Busters in years, but the rumor that Pokken Tournament may be heading west by way of arcade location tests would have been enough to get me out there. Sadly, it looks like that may not be happening, according ...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament is coming to Wii U in 2016

Pokken Tournament is the talk of the town -- the only issue is that basically everyone outside of Japan can't play it. Until 2016 that is, as Nintendo has just announced that Pokken is coming to the Wii U worldwide next spring. This n...   read

 
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Pokken Tournament will be at Dave and Buster's

Pokkén Tournament will be available for testing at the arcade/restaurant chain Dave and Buster's, according to executive Kevin Bachus. This news is somewhat unsurprising, considering that specific Dave and Buster's locations wil...   read

 
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Vote for support Pokemon in Pokken Tournament

Brutal Blaziken was introduced yesterday to the Namco-developed fighter Pokkén Tournament, so the weed-loving fan favorite is in, but perhaps some 'mons less suited for 1-on-1 combat can still make an appearance? Fennekin and Lapras ...   read

 
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And that's why you don't mess with Blaziken

Oh my god, that poor Pikachu! Following word of Blaziken's upcoming arrival in Pokken Tournament in Japanese arcades, Bandai Namco has a trailer of the fiery bipedal chicken kicking the crap out of its fellow Pokémon. I feel bad for ...   read

 
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Blaziken joins the Pokken Tournament roster in August

As we await the full lineup for Pokken Tournament, I can rest easy knowing that my boy Gengar is in. Gardevoir, too. The latest character announcement isn't so much a reveal as a reiteration. Long before we knew the Pokémon fighting ...   read

 
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Gengar licks the competition in Pokken Tournament

Bandai Namco revealed Gengar as a new playable character for Pokkén Tournament at NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 yesterday. The grinning ghost Pokémon brings the roster up to seven characters, along with Pikachu, Lucario, Machamp, Bl...   read

 
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Flex those muscles, Machamp

This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are ...   read

 
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Pokken strikes Japanese arcades this summer

Pokkén Tournament launches in arcades across Japan this summer, Bandai Namco revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. The studio is showcasing the fighter this weekend at the event, giving attendees another opportuni...   read

 
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Off-screen Pokkn Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action

As a man of simple tastes, my big takeaway from Pokkén Tournament's location test in Japanese arcades was Pikachu wearing shorts, but, I get it: game mechanics are important too. This off-screen video from seadraDS has us covered wi...   read

 
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Pokkn arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad

Well, maybe not exactly. It's certainly no fightstick, but it's also wider than your standard controller. Even still, the setups at the Pokkén Tournament location tests are giving me serious Wii U vibes. They may be bereft of an...   read

 
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Pokkn looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario

Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, including red Gardevoi...   read

 

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