Category Archives: Pokken Tournament

[Patch Notes] Pokkén Tournament DX Version 1.1.0

Get ready to participate in online battles for Pokkén Tournament DX, the update that allows you to do just that is out and quite a few other changes have been made as well. The full details of what Pokkén Tournament DX’s latest update offers can be seen here:

Continue reading [Patch Notes] Pokkén Tournament DX Version 1.1.0


[Press Release] Online Pokkén Tournament DX Battles Will Never be the Same Again!

In case you didn’t hear, Pokkén Tournament DX came to Nintendo Switch last month and if you never checked out the Wii U version, it is a game worth dipping a toe or two into and now the game is going to get even better as an immense update is in the works and you can read all about it right here:


Continue reading [Press Release] Online Pokkén Tournament DX Battles Will Never be the Same Again!

[Distribution] Dress to Impress with Pokémon Tournament DX with Special Codes for New Outfits

Its Pokkén Tournament DX launch day and as well as a brief update that consists of adjustments being made “to make for a more pleasant gaming experience” there’s a little something else awaiting players today.


 As one of the things Pokkén Tournament DX does differently, it allows players to input Special Codes for gifts and to celebrate the launch, Nintendo UK has shared 2 sets of codes for all players to download today and while one set of codes consists of a code for male and female Old Leather Jacket Set attire, the other set is for male and female Simple T-shirt set.


Only there’s nothing simple about it as each T-shirt in the set is associated with each of the games available fighters, so they’re actually a pretty nice gift and if you would like to unlock them for yourself, you can do so with the codes seen in the images below, and yes, all 4 can be redeemed regardless of what sex you chose:

But just in case you need a little assistance in how to redeem a Special Code, here’s a quick guide:

  1. On the Ferrum Region map screen, press the X Button to enter the System Menu.
  2. Select the Special Code option.
  3. Enter the code when.


Happy battling!



Pokkén Tournament DX: A Day 1 Update and a Reversible cover for North America & Europe

For the Poké Maniacs looking to pick up Pokkén Tournament DX tomorrow, there’s two things you need to know!


Firstly, while no patch notes have been shared at this time, Pokkén Tournament DX’s first update is available right this second, so when it comes to firing up the game tomorrow after you make your purchase, you might want to make sure you download the Day 1 update first and secondly, if you were going to buy digitally, it’s time to knock the notion on its head. It has been revealed that the physical version of Pokkén Tournament DX features a reversible cover and photos of the cover can be seen right here:

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I know going digital can be easier, but no one wants to miss out on this beauty, so forget digital, some yourself some storage space and go physical, you know you want to.  As for the update, again there are no patch notes about it at this time, but as soon as there are, we’ll be sure to share them in a separate post. But if you are not yet sold on Pokkén Tournament DX, why not check out our review on it? It’s one of the longest written about the game and covers a whole array of things, so it will certainly clue you in, if that is you need!


Source: @CrocOClock (Twitter)

[Review] Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo Switch)


Developer: Bandai Namco

Publisher: Nintendo

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Category: Action & Platformer

Release Date: 22nd of September, 2017 (Worldwide) Continue reading [Review] Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo Switch)

[Video] Pokken Tournament DX – New Features Trailer

Nintendo UK have uploaded a new trailer for Pokken Tournament on Nintendo Switch. The trailer takes a look at the new features that are coming to the game including new Battle and support Pokémon, New Battle Modes, The option to watch replays and create online groups friends to play against. Of course, most of this information is already known but it is nice for Nintendo to put it all these details into an illustrative video so we can see how these new features will work. You can check out the video below.

Source: Nintendo UK (YouTube)

[Video] A Lesson in What’s New and Everything you need to Know about Pokkén Tournament DX

In preparation of Pokémon Tournament DX’s release next month, Nintendo has gone live with two new trailers to properly showcase the Switch port.


Among the videos is one dedicated to everything that is new about the game, which doesn’t just apply to new fighters, but new modes as well, which even includes Daily Challenges and we’re sharing both informative videos right here:


If you have not tried the demo yet, Pokémon Tournament DX doesn’t just feel like a port, but a truly enhance version and even looks like one as well!


Source: Nintendo (YouTube)

[Video] Nintendo Switch- Take Your Games Wherever You Go Trailer

Nintendo UK  Have uploaded a new trailer to their YouTube Channel which shows the many wonderful games you can play on their latest console and where you can play them too if you are looking to take your gaming on the go. From ARMS to Zelda, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe To Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Or Skyrim To NBA 2K18, this trailer really does make you want to get your game on anywhere with anyone. Now if only I can rustle up enough friends with Switches so I too can get in on the fun. Anyway, here is the trailer.

Pokkén Tournament DX Demo Hits Switch eShop August 24th

Remember how it was said the demo was coming soon? Well, soon is this week.


In a PR email sent by Nintendo UK, which details things like Lola Pop for ARMS, new Splatoon 2 content and even new Heroes for Fire Emblem Warriors, it is explicitly stated that the demo of Pokkén Tournament DX becomes available this very week and we have the direct quote for such news right here: Continue reading Pokkén Tournament DX Demo Hits Switch eShop August 24th

Pokken Tournament DX Demo Coming Soon For Switch

The Pokémon Fighting game that blends elements of Tekken with fan favourite Pocket Monsters will be getting a demo for the Deluxe version soon for Nintendo Switch. The game itself is already out in Japanese Arcades & the Wii U but will also be getting a port to the Nintendo Switch with 21 playable characters including all of those from the Arcade & Wii U version and also Decidueye from Pokémon Sun & Moon as a Switch Exclusive.

There is no more information as to when we can expect to see the demo hit the eShop as Pokken Tournament DX releases September 22nd so we can only imagine that it will be shortly before then. Here is a tweet from Nintendo teasing the demo for Pokken.

[Video] E3 Pokken Tournament DX Invitational Underway

The Pokken Tournament DX Invitational is now well underway and the first round has been uploaded to YouTube which you can view right here. We will be posting the following rounds as they get uploaded.

Nintendo Treehouse Stream of Pokkén Tournament DX Will Not Disappoint!

For anyone hoping Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch, would get a good showing at E3 this year, your wish has been granted!

During the Nintendo Treehouse stream on the 14th of June, Pokémon President Tsunekazu Ishihara, will be dropping by the Treehouse Stream to talk about all things Pokkén Tournament DX with the Treehouse team, developers and experts. As for what is to be revealed during such session, it has been reported there will be plenty of new gameplay and even behind-the-scenes details. Below you can find the official announcement for this piece of news as well as a quick list of times for those of you who wishes to tune in:


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Before the tournament, tune in to listen to Mr. Ishihara discuss Pokkén Tournament DX with members of Nintendo’s Treehouse, as well as game developers and experts during a special E3 version of Nintendo Treehouse Live. Get insights into game development, see more Pokkén Tournament DX gameplay, and get behind-the-scenes details about the upcoming Nintendo Switch title. Mr. Ishihara will join the Treehouse crew on Wednesday, June 14, at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

Then, see Pokkén Tournament DX in action at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, when eight gamers battle in the Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational. The players will split into four teams of two, each team with one player fighting with a Pokémon that’s new in Pokkén Tournament DX, and the other player choosing one of the original Pokémon. The winning team will receive an art piece signed by The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara, as well as developers from Bandai Namco! Get blow-by-blow commentary from broadcasters D1 and VickyKitty throughout the competition.


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Tune In Times:

10:00 PT

13:00 ET

18:00 BST/UTC

19:00 CEST


Hope you enjoy the show!



[Gallery] Pokkén Tournament DX Screenshot Madness

With Pokkén Tournament DX revealed for the Nintendo Switch, in a new Nintendo blog and added to the official Pokkén Tournament DX website, a plethora of images have been uploaded and we’ve gone ahead and secured a whole ton of them for you to enjoy right here, right now, with a large focus on all the fighters: Continue reading [Gallery] Pokkén Tournament DX Screenshot Madness

[Video] New Nintendo Switch Summer Trailer Features ARMS, Splatoon 2 & Pokken Tournament DX

Straight after the Pokemon Direct ended, Nintendo have uploaded a new video to their YouTube Channel titled “Nintendo Switch Summer Trailer- ARMS, Splatoon 2 & Pokken Tournament DX.” If any of you have already seen the Pokemon Direct trailer, then you already know that Pokken Tournament DX is coming to the Nintendo Switch and is a port of the Wii U version along with the extra characters of the Arcade version and the addition of 7th Gen Pokemon, Decidueye from Pokemon Sun & Moon. You can check out the trailer below.

Source: Nintendo YouTube Channel

Everything Pokémon Direct! Pokkén Tournament DX, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and the return of Gold & Silver!

The Pokémon Direct may now be over, but its reveal will continue shock us for the rest of this day (at least!) We went into this expecting only one game would be announced and instead 3 were, with another 2 announced for the 3DS’ Virtual Console, but instead of getting carried away, let’s start at the beginning. Pokkén Tournament has been announced for the Nintendo Switch. It supports local multiplayer and single Joy-Con. It features all fighters from the arcade version of the game, plus the 4 available only available for the arcade version and one Gen 7 Pokémon.


Personally I would have preferred Incineroar as he to me, feels as if he would have been a better fit, but instead Rowlet’s final form Decidueye is joining the roster and that’s not the only thing that makes this the definitive experience. So here’s a quick look at what else is different as well as what we just mentioned: (Features taken from official press release)

  • Play Pokkén anytime, anywhere on Nintendo Switch – Play Pokkén Tournament DX in TV mode, handheld mode, or share a Joy-Con controller with another Trainer to battle one-on-one in tabletop mode anywhere!

  • A brand-new fighter — Decidueye enters the battle, alongside all previous Pokémon from the Wii U and arcade versions.

  • New Support Pokémon – Litten and Popplio make their debut to lend their support in battle.

  • Team Battle mode – Pick three Pokémon and battle it out to be the first to defeat all your opponent’s Pokémon to win in the new Team Battle mode.

  • Group Match mode – Find similar skilled players in battle rooms for intense and fun battles online.

  • Daily Challenges – Complete a variety of different daily challenges.

  • Watch battle replays – Hone your skills by watching other players’ replays and share your best matches online with the new replay feature.

  • Jump straight into battle – All characters and Support Pokémon will be available right from the start of the game.

And for anyone looking to see more of Pokkén Tournmanet in action before it releases on the 22nd of January, it will be at this year’s E3, as it like ARMS and Splatoon 2 will have its own Invitational Tournament.

Nintendo have chosen to share a few words about Pokkén Tournament DX’s E3 presence, which you can read for yourself here:

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Nintendo Adds Pokkén Tournament DX to the E3 Lineup:

Pokkén Tournament DX joins the ARMS and Splatoon 2 games with its own invitational tournament at E3 2017. This third Nintendo Switch game will complete the triad of social, competitive games in action at Nintendo’s booth next week at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles. Fans around the world can watch all the tournament action, as well as Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, by visiting, or by watching on Nintendo’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

  • Name: 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational

  • Date: Wednesday, June 14

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. PT*

  • Competitors: Eight YouTube and Twitch stars

  • Format: Crew battle with four teams and two players per team. Random draft order. The first person in each crew must choose one of the new characters; the other person can choose one of the original characters.

  • Prize: Winners will each receive a Pokkén Tournament DX art piece signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, and members of the development team.

  • Casters: Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty

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Next up, get ready to revisit the Alola region this November as Pokémon Stars may not be coming to the Nintendo Switch, but Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is coming to the 3DS. I know it is not the Gen 7 game a few of us want, but things are a lot different this time around as there is an alternate story, better Z-Move animations and certain Pokémon such as Solgaleo and Lunala feature an alternate look to the one we first saw last year. Yes it probably is too soon to remake Gen 7 as that’s pretty much what it looks like has happened, but Sun and Moon were great games, so we do at least owe Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to wow us and if you agree, they release globally on the 17th of November, 2017. (Would have made more sense to bring to both Switch and 3DS, as opposed to just the 3DS, but that’s just me.)

Ultra Sun & Moon

Lastly it has been confirmed that the iconic Pokémon Gold and Silver games will also be making a comeback as they will release on the Nintendo 3DS on the 22nd of February, via Virtual Console. Furthermore they will support the Pokémon Bank, so anyone looking to trade certain Gen 2 Pokémon straight to the Gen 7 games, will be able to do so later this year. There is also a special trailer prepared for Gold and Silver that you can see for yourself below, which is then followed by a video for Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Just as soon as more details come on either one of these reveals, you can expect to read all about them here at! and if you missed the Pokémon Direct today, you can catch it again here.

Source: The Pokémon Company PR