Pokkén Tournament was a fun and quirky new fighter released in March, merging the 3D fighter action of the Tekken Series with the pocket monsters of Pokémon. We absolutely loved it, praising the accessible, yet deep, nature of the gameplay. The character roster is one of the game's many strengths featuring a diverse array of fighters, some of which might seem to be somewhat bizarre (seriously, Chandelure?). All the same, it's been recently announced that a new fighter will soon be entering the fray.
The Pokkén Tournament Twitter teased the announcement earlier, saying that the fighter will be announced on July 14th via a NicoNico livestream, then added in on July 20th. Bear in mind, this announcement is for the arcade version, which is currently a Japan-only experience, but it would be shocking if a whole new character never made it to the popular console port. With any luck, this mystery fighter will be playable on your Wii U shortly after the arcade launch.
What do you think? Which Pokémon will it be? Who's your favorite fighter now? Drop us a comment in the section below.
Thanks to Mega_Yarn_Poochy for the tip!
Dear God, let it be Magikarp (or Jynx!).
Sawk, please. I need a Karate Pokemon.
At least for DLC, give us 10 new Pokemons. Fighter type or medium size Pokemons.
Most likely Darkrai, Empoleon, or Scizor, if the datamined files in the most recent update for the Wii U version from earlier this month is anything to go by.
I'm legit hoping it's Lopunny, but I have an odd feeling it might be Greninja.
I mean, he is one of, if not THE most popular Pokemon in Japan right now, right?
I want Blastoise BLASTOISE and Shrek
I can't believe Hawlucha didn't make the cut. But Heracross would always be my first choice.
Yes! Keep adding to this game! Luchachu will destroy all who challenge her.
I haven't even beaten the game, don't think it really was my cup of tea, but the game really needs more content, maybe then I would get back into it.
If it's not bidoof, then so help me there will be blood shed...
Wouldn't be surprised if more than one fighter was revealed!
Honestly, I hope its Tapu Koko. I feel like its going to be one of the new revealed Pokemon. If not, Hawlucha is a definite must.
I'm thinking about getting the special controller for this game, more playable pokemon would be very for when that time comes, but for now, i'll just practice as Lucario & REKT other mons with the adorable paws of fury.
@DTFaux Also, that is true, truuuuuuue indeed. Would be NOICE if they made Greninja come packed with Jigglypuff, so that way, they get in all the SM4SH Pokemon. Also, Lopunny would be NOICE
Also, add in Zoroark plz, Zoroark has that long hair, it would look NOICE in this games style.
Also add in Hawlucha playable, because#HAWLUCHAWASROBBED
I remember when Hyrule Warriors character roster seemed lacking. Look at it now!!! Maybe Pokken Tournament will follow suit? Hopefully?
It seems like Sawk and Throh would be obvious candidates, for this game since they're martial arts based.
Anyway if they added Greninja I'd probably buy this game...
Who's that Pokemon?
...Until July 14th.
@sillygostly Magikarp is already in the game as an assist Pokémon... and also, Magikarp Festival...
My heart wants Primape
Give me Infernape and I'll rest easier at night....
it's Drampa, Bruxish and Jigglypuff
@IceClimbers Assuming we're going off those, we can eliminate Empoleon for now since I believe he only had one attack file found in the data whereas Scizor and Darkrai had 3 or 4 each so those 2 probably have had more work on them, so one of them will likely come first, followed by the other, then Empoleon, and assuming they'll use all the space on the current CSS one more Pokemon after that.
@HyrulianOfHyrule Unfortunately we likely won't get any more fire starters since we have half of them in one stage or another on the main roster and making a fifth of the whole roster.
It'll probably be a Zygarde form...
It could be a new 7th gen Pokémon. That would be cool way to reveal it.
It's a crime that Hawlucha isn't available in the game.
Bet it'll be Volcanion as a tie in with the new film and recent TCG expansion. Or Magernia.
And maybe Namco figured it out.
I think Darkri
I think it's Idgaf.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I think it's its evolution nobodycaresaboutyouropiniononpokemon.
Swampert would be nice. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a Pokemon of S&M though in order to advertise the new games
@MajinSoul You've never heard of the Lesser Spotted IDGAF? Here's a rare sightng.......
I'm guessing it's from Sun & Moon.
Hopefully not Cutiefly.
Greninja seems most likely, then Lopunny or maybe even Krookodile. (My pick) I don't think we'd see Sun & Moon Pokémon in Pokkén until after November :3
@MadAdam81 If so then expect hilarity to ensue as the ultimate lifeform that is Mewtwo... is defeated by a butterfly, or whatever cutiefly's supposed to be.
@SpykeKat If so then I'm hoping Tapu Koko, mostly cause that's the one out of the seven revealed that I like the look of. On first glance I could imagine them being a counter based fighter, that or just having that weird chicken mask and pecking the other fighter Cuckoo style (they don't mess around)
If it's another Gen 1 fighter I am going to scream. Very loudly. The heck happened to 2 and 5?
@Ed_Fairway Haha yeah possibly, I'd imagine the most popular Pokémon of Generation 7 will be appearing in a later date, whoever that may be ^_^
I get why people think this sight is becoming disingenuous, I love you NintendoLife but stop being so misleading...
Great new exclusive franchise.
I love Pokken.
Please let it be scizor
if it's Garbodor I'll buy the game new at retail in two seconds
Gotta be Infernape
Greninja would be a good fit.
When did this data mine happen?
Surly a 7th gen Pokemon we have or havent even seen before right? What an amazing way to introduce a new fan favorite as well as promote Sun/Moon?
Scizor, Darkrai or Greninja
according to data mining the most recent Wii U patch.
The other 2 may be a support team.
I kinda hope it's not a legendary pokemon
Please come to Wii U as DLC. Please come to Wii U as DLC...
i wonder if elly one can guess what Pokemon i what next now i have my all time fave lucario
I hope they add way more pokémon to the roster, because for a fighting game in 2016, it's lacking.
I bought this game the day it came out and played it for a couple hours, then haven't touched it since. It's not a terrible game but I just got distracted with other games. Maybe this will give me the motivation to play again.
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