Pokémon news (Jan. 15) – Pokkén: new fighter, game modes, screens; more

Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén TournamentAs announced last week, a brand new fighter for Pokkén Tournament was revealed today. In fact, the official website received a substantial update, with more revealed than just a mere fighter. We also get two sets of Assist Pokémon, some screenshots, details about the various game modes, and more!

First, the new fighter: Chandelure! If you thought Gengar was an odd choice (since it’s a Ghost Pokémon, who is supposed to be immune to physical attacks), this one is probably even odder. When Katushiro Harada (Producer) explained the team wouldn’t only stick to Fighting type Pokémon, he certainly wasn’t kidding… The trailer for Chandelure will be revealed on January 31st (during the second day of the Game Party Japan 2016).

Next, we have the new sets of Assist Pokémon:

  • Pachirisu and Magikarp
  • Sylveon and Croagunk

The website also gives a rundown of the game modes available in the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament:

  • Single Player: battle against the CPU, with three difficulty levels (from Beginner to Advanced)
  • Local Battle: battle with two players, on the same Wii U. Player 1 uses the Wii U GamePad (and plays on the GamePad screen), and Player 2 uses either a Wii U Pro Controller, a Classic Controller Pro, or the special Pokkén Tournament controller by Hori (and plays on the TV).
  • Online Battle: online multiplayer, where you get to chose between Ranked Battles and Friendly Battles. In Friendly Battles, you can play against anyone, Wii U friends, or people you shared a Tournament Code with. As for Ranked Battles, they’re pretty straightforward: you get points by winning battles, which allows you to rise in the online leaderboards.

In all games modes, Pokkén Tournament on Wii U will run at 60FPS. There’s one exception: Local Battles, where the game will run at 30FPS. However, you can connect two Wii U via LAN, and enjoy 60FPS gameplay even in Local Battles (of course, you will need two TVs for that).

Finally, here’s screenshots and artworks for the game:

Source: official website

Pokkén Tournament (Wii U) comes out on March 18th in Japan, and this Spring in Europe and North America.

Nintendo 2DS bundles and cover plates

Here’s pictures of the Nintendo 2DS consoles to be released on February 27th in Europe, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Pokémon franchise:

Finally, here’s pictures of the two sets of cover plates for the New Nintendo 3DS, included in the special bundle coming out on February 27th in North America (thanks, Serebii):

Pokémon The Movie XY&Z

Thanks to Serebii, we have a translation of the summary for the latest Pokémon movie (which will hit theatres in July, in Japan):

As Ash continued his journey aiming to become a Pokémon Master, a lump covered in white smoke suddenly dropped out of the sky and landed in front of him and his friends. As white smoke spread around as far as the eye could see, a shape appeared from within it; The mythical Pokémon Volcanion.


Ignoring the worried Ash and his friends, Volcanion, who hates humans, immediately tries to leave the place. However, the impact of the fall caused Ash and Volcanion to be linked together by a strange device, leaving them unable to separate…!


Volcanion runs off and Ash gets dragged along by it, eventually reaching the Azoth Kingdom, a city of super-machinery where gigantic cogwheels are all over the place and rotating. Why did Volcanion fall from the sky? And why did it head to the Azoth Kingdom!? With the mechanical kingdom of machinery as its setting, the hottest legend in Pokémon history begins!

Pokémon Center

Today, it was announced that the next Pokémon Center store will open on March 16th, and will be located in Kyoto. For those who are wondering, this is the 10th Pokémon Center to open in Japan!

Here’s some pictures:

Source: Famitsu
Via: Serebii

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

Here’s a trailer for Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, coming out on February 19th in Europe:



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