Pokémon news (March 17) – Pokkén Tournament: launch trailer, demo, more

Today’s Pokémon news:

  • Pokkén Tournament
  • Nintendo 3DS Themes
  • Pikachu PC Cushion

Pokkén TournamentPokkén Tournament

Announced back in August during the Pokémon World Championships 2015, the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament is finally available in Europe, Japan, and North America. If you’re not quite sure whether you want to buy the game or not, and/or if you want to try it out first, good news: a free demo is now available on the Nintendo eShop in Europe. It requires 1 155.4Mo of free space on your Wii U or external HDD.

The demo can be played 10 times, and only allows you to play a standard match with 2 rounds (after that, you’re booted back to the title screen). The following Pokémon are available:

  • Pikachu
  • Lucario
  • Gengar
  • Charizard
  • Emolga & Fennekin (Support Pokémon)
  • Cubone & Diglett (Support Pokémon)

Thanks Jucksalbe for the details.

Unfortunately, it’s not clear if/when Japan and North America will get this demo. In the mean time, here’s the European launch trailer for the game:

Head after the break for the rest of this post!

Next, we have the fourth tutorial video for the game, which showcases the moves of Mewtwo and Shadow Mewtwo:


If you want to see more of Pokkén Tournament, here’s the full recording of the livestream for the Pokkén Tournament – Early Access Competition:

Nintendo 3DS Themes

In Japan, a new Nintendo 3DS Themes for Pokémon is available, until April 8th. However, there’s a catch: it cannot be found on the Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop. Instead, players have to go to the following stores to request a free download code: Pokémon Centers, Aeon Malls, Eidon, Ito-Yokado, Toys R Us, Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, and Fuji.

Here’s pictures of the Nintendo 3DS Themes, based on Pokémon XY&Z (the current TV anime series) and Pokémon The Movie XY&Z: Volcanion & The Ingenious Magearna:



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