Got beef with some of the fighters in Pokkén Tournament? Well you'll be pleased to learn that the brawler will be getting a new update this month which should hopefully iron out some of the kinks and make everything that little bit fairer.
Version 1.3 includes various balancing changes which will impact the following characters:
- Pikachu Libre
- Shadow Mewtwo
The following support characters will also be impacted by the update:
The update is due to go live on June 15th. The full patch notes are currently being translated by our friends over at Serebii.
Isn't that basically all characters?
I totally forgot this game came out. Its online was disgustingly bad and playing with friends was a total mess. I was so upset, because I had so much fun with the campaign and put it down once I was done.
So which characters are not effected by the update? XP
So basically all fighters and a few assists are affected. Ok.
I was hoping for more characters. ...
@Zach777 None. xD
@Plainsville ??? Are you confusing this with another game? Pokken probably has the most stable online of any Wii U game.
Anyone else think we will get a Pokken DLC announcement at E3 this year?
I think they should postpone this update till after CEO 2016 is over. It will affect the players that have been in the lab for countless hours with the current version.
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy i agree. I've had a few people rage quit and some laggy opponents but overall a great experience online and offline.
Pokken has some of the best net code of any fighting game out on the market right now, if you are getting consistently laggy matches, you may have to start considering that it may be a problem on your end. Not only does ranked mode work great, you often get a match in under 10 seconds once it starts searching. Admittingly, there should be open lobbies with chat and spectating and there isn't.
@Plainsville completely the opposite
@GamePerson19 fingers crossed. June 15 is on time with E3
I also agree. I haven't played online much, but I seem to remember getting matched with players around my skill level. I don't remember there being much lag at all.
Nerf Braixen, it's so annoying lol
The only nerf Cresselia got is it doesn't give you invincibility anymore.
Which is great but it's still super ridiculous how much health and synergy you get, because in most cases, you can only use a support once per match anyway, so having it charge quickly but only usable once per match total, is a negligible disadvantage.
Mewtwo got tons of nerfs but from what I can see is still really good (I don't personally play Mewtwo so if you are a Mewtwo player please give your opinion on them).
Shadow Mewtwo got a bunch of nerfs and a bunch of buffs (strange considering he's pretty much top tier arguably only under Mewtwo). Apparently his Synergy Burst Mode is shorter now, which is pretty big.
Gardevoir was barely changed at all, and what it did get is not really helpful.
The translated patch notes from serebii.
Translated patch notes from Pentao from pokkenarenaboards.net (different translation of the same notes).
Original Patch Notes in Japanese (if you can read Japanese and you want to look at them yourself).
@DarkKirby from the looks of it patch is kind of a mixed bag. The changes you mentioned were definitely good. But there are some that I feel are also bad. Allowing people to combo off of Yveltal's move seems like it'd be abusible since Yveltal does a lot of damage and hitstun on top of locking you out of burst. I also think the extra lag on the startup of Pikachu's burst attack is a bit of a big nerf to it since he pretty much has to land it raw off a punish in order to do a decent amount of damage
@ASonic3582 Someone (perhaps both) screwed up on that Pikachu change, as the other set of notes says it affects Volt Tackle instead. Whichever move it is, they also claimed it's a buff even though it's clearly a nerf. It affects how long it can be blocked in some manner, nothing to do with startup lag.
You really have to read both of those sets of patch notes side by side to really get the gist of the changes, as they both have some confusing methods of trying to explain some things.
Updates and balances are always nice, but some DLC fighters would go a long way toward giving this game some more life.
The patch is being released on June 15, 2016, during E3 2016, and on the last day new characters are allowed to be released to be legal at EVO 2016, possibly the largest Pokken Tournament Tournament to date, with over 1000 entrants.
Still can't get over how amzing this game is, my favorite new fighter after a lot of years.
Bringing balance is all fine well and good, but...will it bring stability?
Ha, but I might be convinced to get this game if they added Greninja although it probably won't happen.
I will get this game when it gets down to £20-£30, as I am not a Pokemon fan in any way, shape or form; to be quite honest, I can't stand it, but I LOVED the demo of this. I may cave and buy it full price eventually, but it's hardly like I'm short of games to play right now, so it can wait
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy I meant in regards to playing with friends. Having to time it up within a 10-second radius is just stupid, in my opinion.
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