• Jetsplit
    The Nintendo Switch's News app has formally announced the first Pokkén Tournament DX official Group Match: the FSBC Aura Blast Cup! The event will take place this Friday, November 17, and will last until Monday, November 20.
     
    There is a Participation Prize for all entrants, as well as four special Ranking Prizes for the top competitors! Remember, this is the only way to get these special titles. Seeing as this is the first official Group Match, the competition is sure to be fierce. Players will need to be at their best to earn one of the special Ranking Prizes!
     
    The official announcement details the start and end dates, prizes, and more information about the event.
     

     
    The full details for the event are as follows:
     
    Dates
    Start: 11/17/17 3AM PT
    End: 11/20/17 7PM PT
     
    Note: Battles will only be ranked between 3AM and 7PM PT each day.
     
    Participation Prize

     
    Note: To earn the Participation Prize, players must play one match to completion during the ranking times listed above.
     
    Ranking Prizes
    Places 1 - 10: 
    Places 11 - 30: 
    Places 31 - 60: 
    Places 61 - 100: 
     
    You can read the official announcement in the News app on your Nintendo Switch. Huge thank you to Sketchy S. for providing screenshots!
     

    Jetsplit
    Version 1.1.0 of Pokkén Tournament DX finally released yesterday, bringing bug fixes and some exciting features such as Online Team Battles. One of the most exciting features for the competitive Pokkén community is the new recording feature that was added to the game's Free Training. The feature allows players to record their opponent's movements, opening up new labbing opportunities.
     
     
    While it's been less than 24 hours since the update released, players are already filling Twitter with their findings. Below you can find a few tweets from various players, as well as a Twitter Moment from ALLISTER that compiles all of his own discoveries. Have any discoveries of your own? Be sure to share them with us on the forums!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    There are many more tweets regarding the new update, too! Check out the #PokkenTournamentDX hashtag on Twitter and the forums for more.
     

    Sabrewoif
    The highly anticipated 1.1 patch for Pokkén Tournament DX has now been released!
    Be aware that on the new patch, previous replay data from the old patch will no longer work, so save your clips before you update! 
     
    Main changes include:
    3v3 mode added to Online Friendlies, Online Group Match and LAN mode.
    Record & Playback feature added to Training mode
    Info display settings added - (Can change whether or not you see win percentages and losses or just match wins on online match records. Turned to only match wins by default, can be changed back to how it was in Profile Settings of My Town.)
     
    Individual Pokemon Bug fixes and the rest of the patch notes can be viewed here
     

    Jetsplit
    The special beach-side edition of North California's premier local tournament - Burst Attack! @ Thalia Beach - took place earlier this month. FangShaymin put together a highlight video for the tournament's Top 8, which you can find on the 21 Hits YouTube channel.
     
    In case you missed the event, you can find the full VODs on FangShaymin's Twitch.
     
     
    If you enjoyed the Top 8 Highlights, consider subscribing to 21 Hits. You can also follow the editor on Twitter.
     

    Sabrewoif
    The patch notes for the highly anticipated first update to Pokkén Tournament DX have been official released! With this patch, trainers will now be able to enjoy the new Team Battle mode in online friendlies, online group matches and even in LAN mode - which opens up the possibility of 3v3 brackets at future offline events. 
    Additionally the recording feature in training mode will also come with this patch, allowing trainers to properly study countermeasures against moves and situations that cause them trouble. 
     
    While no new major gameplay or balance updates have been noted, there are various bug fixes across the board for certain Pokemon. 
    The Pokemon bug fixes have been translated by Pentao 
     

     
    The patch is said to arrive Mid-November
    For the official Japanese release of the patch notes, see here
    A link to the official English release of the notes will be provided when available. 
     

    Bughead
    Are you a fan of Pokkén? Do you want some awesome gear to show that love? Well fear not, fellow community member JWiing has got you covered. Wave One of her Synergy Burst DX series has just been released! It includes Blaziken, Chandelure, Empoleon, Garchomp and Gardevoir. Standard T-Shirts are $20 USD, but buy before 1 PM EST on November 7th and get them for only $14 USD! Click here to check out her store!
     
    Don't see your favorite character? Follow JWiing on Twitter to know when Wave Two will be released!

    Jetsplit
    Pokkén went to the beach this weekend! In case you missed Friday's Weekend Watchlist, the NorCal Pokkén scene hosted a special edition of their local tournament series. The event featured top level talent from around the United States, and it took place in a beach house!
     
     
    This special edition of Burst Attack! featured many exciting matches, some surprising upsets, and lots of relaxed, fun Pokkén play. Read on for the full results and links to the VODs!
     
    1 on 1 Results
    1. Toasty 
    2. InC Rokso 
    3. Double 
    4. Twixxie 
    5. SirSpudd 
    5. Shippo 
    7. Scatz 
    7. H2 
     
    9. Couch 
    9. Thulius 
    9. Kukkii 
    9. NinjaFalcon2 
    13. Ghost 
    13. Kino 
    13. TipDik 
    13. ABYSS Nightshade 
     
    17. DTP 
    17. vuvho 
    17. BTG 
    17. FangShaymin 
    17. Fosh 
    17. StDx ALLISTER 
    17. IcySoapy 
    17. Solacracy 
     
    25. GShark 
    25. Tim The Toolman 
    25. UG NPT Uchi 
    25. bellsworth46 
    25. KDay SilentSpooky 
    25. iantothemax (DQ)
     
    2 on 2 Results
    1. Kino / Kukkii 
    2. ALLISTER / Toasty 
    3. SirSpudd / Twixxie 
    4. GShark / Rokso 
     
    5. Thulius / Fosh 
    5. Couch / Nightshade 
    7. Scatz / IcySoapy 
    7. H2 / TipDik 
     
    9. Ghost / BTG 
    9. DTP / vuvho 
     
    You can check out the full brackets on the smash.gg event page, and you can find the tournament VODs here.
     

    Jetsplit
    Happy Friday, everyone! This weekend, the NorCal Pokkén community will be hosting a very special event. Top players from across the country will be travelling to the beach for a special edition of Burst Attack!
     
    Aside from a fun, interesting experience, this tournament will also be featuring payouts and special trophies for the top placing competitors. Be sure to tune into this special beach-side event!
     

     
    Burst Attack! @ Thalia Beach
    November 4-5, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    _____________________________________
     
    Stream:
    https://www.twitch.tv/fangshaymin
     
    Schedule:
    (Times are in Pacific Time)
     
    Saturday
    12:00 PM: Pools
    08:00 PM: Top 8
     
    Sunday
    12:00 PM: 2 on 2 Bracket
     
    Notable Entrants Include:
    Twixxie  Thulius  Toasty  InC Rokso  StDx ALLISTER  Scatz  Kukkii  Double  Shippo  Kino  H2   
    Bracket:
    https://smash.gg/tournament/burst-attack-thalia-beach/details
     
    More Info:
    https://burst-attack.com/
     
    Update: This article has been updated to include the schedule for the event.

    Blue Link
    Pokkén Tournament has been around for a really long time now, the Wii U version was released more than an year and a half ago (the Arcade Version is even older than that), which means there is a lot of background to the game.
     
    BurnsideBH, one of the most influential members of the community, will be starting a Restrospective Series about Pokkén Tournament talking about the competitive history of the game, going through how the meta developed and how the game has been so far overall. The first episode premieres on November 14th and will be focused on Mewtwo.
     
    The hosts are going to be Slippingbug, H2 and Burnside himelf, and you can watch it live on Burnside's Twitch channel:
     
    https://twitch.tv/BurnsideBH

    Jetsplit
    Happy Halloween 2017, everyone! On behalf of the Pokkén Arena staff, we all want to wish you a safe and fun (and spoopy!) night.
     
    What are everyone's plans for Halloween this year? Let us know in the comments below. If you're dressing up, feel free to share a picture of your costume as well! If we receive a lot of pictures, there may be another post tomorrow showing them off!
     
    For now, enjoy these spooooky pictures featuring various characters from Pokkén, and remember, be safe!
     
     
    Braixen Mixing Up a Potion With Mismagius!
    "Pokémon Halloween 2016" by DenaJarawr

     
    Jirachi's Costume!
    (Unknown source)

     
    Gengar and Chandelure Enjoying Candy!
    "Happy Ghost-type Halloween" by Mary1517

     
    Pikachu Shares His Candy With Mimikyu!
    "Mimikyu and Pikachu" by logancure

     
    Gardevoir and Friends!
    "Halloween Town" by RomeuSeverini

     
    Happy Halloween!