• Blue Link
    This weekend, Pennsylvania will receive the 18th edition of North East Championships (or NEC, for short), which is not only one of longest running fighting game events of the USA, but also one of the most eclectic, with a huge line-up featuring both new and old fighting games.
     
    As such, Pokkén Tournament DX is one of the games of its line-up for this year, with a pot bonus of $1000 and more than 50 competitors, including strong players like Twixxie and CatFight. And what's even better is the fact that all pools, the semi finals and the Top 8 are going to have a stream!
     
    Schedule:
    Pools C - Saturday, 4PM EST
    Pools D - Saturday, 6PM EST
    Semi Finals - Saturday, 8PM EST
    Top 8 - Sunday, 4PM EST
     
    Stream links:
    Saturday at KombatNetwork: http://twitch.tv/KombatNetwork
    Sunday at Kick Punch Block: http://twitch.tv/kbplive
     
    The pools can be found on Smash.gg: https://smash.gg/tournament/nec-18-1/events/Pokkén-tournament-dx/brackets/155574

    Jetsplit
    When Pokkén Tournament released for the Wii U back in March of 2016, a lot of the earliest competitive players came from the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U scene. Both games being on the Wii U, coupled with the fact that many Nintendo fans are also Pokémon fans, lead to the game immediately catching the eyes of many Smash players. While many of these players are still playing Pokkén to this day, there are also those who ridiculed the game for some arguably unfair reasons.
     
    An example of this is the argument that Pokkén is just a glorified game of "Rock-Paper-Scissors" - in reality, Pokkén is a much deeper experience and virtually all fighting games have a "Rock-Paper-Scissors" dynamic if you boil them down to their basics. A Smash player ridiculing Pokkén in this way isn't a bad person by any means, they're just used to the unique nature of Smash - a game that doesn't follow a lot of the trends that traditional fighting games follow. Pokkén and Smash are two very different experiences, and naturally there are some people who like that, and some who don't.
     
    ESAM, the 18th ranked player in the world in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U according to the PGR, is an example of a player who thoroughly enjoys Pokkén and the unique experience it provides. ESAM has been playing Pokkén since the title released, and now with the Deluxe port releasing for the Switch, he's decided to share his thoughts on the game and why he believes it deserves a second chance in the spotlight.
     
     
    Did you enjoy ESAM's video? Did you come from the Smash Bros. scene as well? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to give ESAM a follow!
     

    Jetsplit
    Pokkén community member JWiing has released the next wave of shirts and stickers in her Synergy Burst DX series! In addition to the original wave of characters, you can now pick up merchandise for Lucario, Pikachu, Charizard, Mewtwo, and Scizor. The first wave of shirts received great feedback, so you can expect this wave to be pleasing as well.
     
    For the next 3 days, these shirts are available for a discounted price of $14. You can get all of these designs, as well as the Wave One designs, on JWiing's Teepublic page. Remember, the Wave Two designs will be the regular $20 price in just a few days, so place your orders now! JWiing has already stated that all of the characters will receive their own design in due time, so don't worry if you don't see your favorite just yet.
     
    Direct Links:
    Lucario Pikachu Mewtwo Charizard Scizor  
     
    Don't see the character you want on JWiing's page? Be sure to follow her Twitter for updates on when the next wave of shirts will release!
     

    Sabrewoif
    Great news for players going or thinking about going to EVO Japan in January, the Official Japanese Pokkén website has announced a supported free to enter 2v2 bracket as a side event. 
     
    While absent from the main lineup of games, the most skilled teams will still have a chance to achieve the full EVO glory experience as the finals of this event will be broadcast from the main stage. 
     
     
     
    General infomation on the event:
    Event begins on 27/01/18 from 10:00am JST (which is 26/01/18 8:00pm EST & 27/01/18 01:00 GMT)  64 team bracket (128 players) Waseda style single elimination (both members play a game, 2-0 for a win, if both teams have 1 win and 1 loss the two winners of each face off, winner's team advances) Both team members can't use the same Pokemon Players are character locked from the start of the event Only the Hori pads supplied by the event can be used, button configuration can be changed   
    The tweet from the Japanese Pokemon Twitter account announcing it is here
     
    The full announcement can be found on the Japanese Pokkén website here
    EVO Japan's webpage can also be found here
     
     

    Sabrewoif
    If you, like others have seen the word “Thermodynamics” flying around today (some of us for the first time knowing such a word even exists) it’s probably because of the discussion surrounding a glitch in Pokkén that has recently gained a lot of traction.
     
    The glitch involves phase shifting while in a dash state from duel to field – thus granting access to duel exclusive moves in field so long as that state is maintained.
     
    Thanks to extensive labbing from Antwerp; followed up by Gintrax, who served to spark attention on this new glitch tech, people are now looking heavily into other ways to make use of this new craze on their own Pokemon. The applications vary per Pokemon, with characters like Gardevoir gaining access to effective future sight setups in field phase.
     
     
    The real origins of this glitch begin a patch ago when a Japanese player found a way to use Scizor’s bullet punch, a duel exclusive move, in field phase. Though the method was promptly patched by the devs, it seems you can’t keep a good thermo-nuclear-dimensionally-transitional-dash-exploit down.
     
     
    If you want to get in on the action there’s a compiled list of already found uses compiled by Burnside here, and a hundred individual discussions across social media on what to “officially” name it.
     
     
    My vote goes to “Phase Cross”. A cross over of phases while crossing phases. What’s your pick?
     
     

    Jetsplit
    The third official Pokkén Tournament DX Group Match has concluded. The Iron Meteor Dive Cup returned to the standard battle format, much like the FSBC Aura Blast Cup. Players who placed in the top 100 have received their special titles for their accomplishments, so be sure to check the group in-game to receive your placement as well as your rewards!
     
    You can find the top 100 players from the FSBC Iron Meteor Dive Cup below. Keep in mind these results are for North America specifically, as we do not have easy access to the Europe and Japan rankings. If you participated in either of these Group Matches and wish to have your region's rankings shared here, please email jetsplitbusiness@gmail.com.
     
    We will be posting details for the fourth official Group Match soon, so be sure to check back!
     
    FSBC Iron Meteor Dive Cup - Top 100
    1. Kolar
    Wins: 180 Location: United States 2. Zoom
    Wins: 159 Location: United States 3. DKPRIME
    Wins: 156 Location: United States 4. Raine
    Wins: 144 Location: United States 5. Cecily
    Wins: 143 Location: United States 6. Ben
    Wins: 135 Location: United States 7. Ash
    Wins: 123 Location: United States 8. TrainerMatt
    Wins: 121 Location: Canada 9. YaBoy
    Wins: 116 Location: United States 10. MajoraZ
    Wins: 103 Location: United States 11. DonJuan
    Wins: 98 Location: United States 11. Helios
    Wins: 98 Location: United States 13. SamSamGaming
    Wins: 92 Location: Canada 14. Rainforest
    Wins: 89 Location: United States 14. croza7
    Wins: 89 Location: United States 16. DeadlyShoc
    Wins: 85 Location: United States 17. CPU|Kalon
    Wins: 84 Location: United States 18. ScroogeyDave
    Wins: 78 Location: United States 19. GC_CONTROLLER
    Wins: 73 Location: United States 20. Enigma
    Wins: 70 Location: United States 21. Dunkin'
    Wins: 69 Location: United States 21. _
    Wins: 69 Location: United States 23. 100PercentHero
    Wins: 58 Location: United States 24. DietSnapple
    Wins: 56 Location: United States 25. Hashil
    Wins: 55 Location: United States 26. Brett
    Wins: 54 Location: United States 27. PeprmintCocoa
    Wins: 53 Location: United States 28. Josh
    Wins: 52 Location: United States 29. MyCabbages64
    Wins: 49 Location: United States 29. Wallace&Belle
    Wins: 49 Location: United States 31. Foo
    Wins: 48 Location: United States 32. blah
    Wins: 43 Location: United States 33. LA|DevlinHart
    Wins: 42 Location: United States 34. Duff
    Wins: 41 Location: United States 34. TimeGear
    Wins: 41 Location: United States 34. ignamateo
    Wins: 41 Location: United States 37. SmashSteve
    Wins: 40 Location: Canada 38. ActiasHolidays
    Wins: 39 Location: United States 38. TG_Warrior
    Wins: 39 Location: United States 38. Fangs
    Wins: 39 Location: United States 41. Drake
    Wins: 38 Location: Canada 41. [REDACTED]
    Wins: 38 Location: United States 43. Obs
    Wins: 37 Location: Canada 43. Zach
    Wins: 37 Location: United States 43. Valei
    Wins: 37 Location: United States 46. Gandelphox
    Wins: 36 Location: Canada 46. Fleur
    Wins: 36 Location: United States 48. Faith
    Wins: 34 Location: United States 49. LucarюGamer224
    Wins: 33 Location: United States 50. Dr.Meme
    Wins: 31 Location: United States 50. BmX
    Wins: 31 Location: United States 52. Legendary
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 52. Heixin
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 54. Rodrigo[CL]
    Wins: 29 Location: United States 55. Aaron
    Wins: 28 Location: United States 55. BeezWorking
    Wins: 28 Location: Canada 55. Brandyn
    Wins: 28 Location: Canada 55. Braedon
    Wins: 28 Location: United States 59. ScrappyD
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 60. Nick
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 60. QiWeaLongi
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 62. Giga-Slave
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 62. Toasty
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 62. Pal
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 65. Dr.Giggles
    Wins: 24 Location: United States 66. SKDale
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 66. Lupo
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 68. [REDACTED]
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 69. LA|THOT_PATWOL
    Wins: 21 Location: United States 69. Kaelyn
    Wins: 21 Location: United States 69. Nub
    Wins: 21 Location: United States 69. Lezzard
    Wins: 21 Location: United States 73. Combo
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 73. Shadowcat
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 73. SantaSui
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 73. ganondorf
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 73. Capo
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 73. T ɩ ƞ a
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 79. WarOnXmas
    Wins: 19 Location: United States 80. umhelloUSA?
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 80. TripleS
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 82. Ash-sucks-:)
    Wins: 17 Location: United States 82. mentos
    Wins: 17 Location: United States 84. ProGroupie
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 84. ImPickleRick;)
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 84. Joshua
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 84. JustWantATitle
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 84. Chalitops.CL
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 89. BK
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 89. Lunchbox
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 89. Micael
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 89. Ryan
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 89. Angelus
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 89. ToonSwablu
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 95. tony
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 95. Rhaykuza
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 97. Tikki
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 97. Spooky
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 97. Lvs'Way
    Wins: 13 Location: Canada 97. Tubertz
    Wins: 13 Location: United States  
    Did you enjoy the FSBC Iron Meteor Dive Cup? Let us know in the comments below!

    Jetsplit
    Twitch Prime and The Pokémon Company released some fun holiday gifts for Pokkén fans today!
     
    First, to celebrate Twitch Prime's launch in Japan, the company will begin releasing content from the country's top game publishers to its subscribers. This content will rotate each month, and the first wave is available right now for Twitch Prime members worldwide. The first wave includes Pokkén Tournament DX and TEKKEN emotes that can be used anywhere on Twitch! Sadly, not every Fighter Pokémon is featured in these emotes, but this is still an awesome bonus for Twitch Prime members.
     
     
    The following 12 Pokkén Tournament DX emotes are now available for all Twitch Prime members:
    PokBlaziken  PokCharizard  PokGardevoir  PokGengar  PokCroagunk  PokLucario  PokMachamp  PokMaskedpika  PokMewtwo  PokPikachu  PokSuicune  PokWeavile   
    Next, The Pokémon Company has also released new codes for in-game items! These four codes give players access to new Holiday themed avatar items, including one new title. Note that these are not limited to Twitch Prime members only - the codes are available for anyone to use.
     
    QRRZ7LBS4TDV: Bell & Wreath Avatar Item
     
    5W6LEN4TNVF5: Happy Holidays! Title

    LT48EFNGRBRZ: Cat Whiskers (Male)

    L9VPUW8QN9TB: Cat Whiskers (Female)
     
    You can find the official Twitch blog post regarding the gifts here, and the Pokkén Tournament DX Help and FAQs page here. Thank you to ALLISTER for confirming the emote names!
     

    skysmaug384
    The second episode of From Field to Duel will air live on December 12 at 6:00PM EST. This episode will focus on Garchomp and will feature special guest RoksoTheSavage, one of the best Garchomp players out there. 
     
    What is From Field to Duel?
    Over the time Pokkén has been a thing, the metagame has constantly been evolving for each character in the roster. 
    "From Field to Duel: A Pokkén Retrospective Series" takes an in-depth look at each fighter's metagame from when the game first released, through the updates and patches, and what it is now in DX. It is hosted by prominent members of the Pokkén Community: Burnside, H2, & Slippinbug. 
     
    Where can I watch it?
    Right Here (once it goes live)!
     
     
     

    Jetsplit
    In case you missed the recent news regarding Pokkén's frame data, it was discovered last week that the current frame data spreadsheet may actually be incorrect, and that every move in Pokkén may actually have 2 more frames before impact than the spreadsheet suggests.
     
    Since Milln announced the possible error, there has been a lot of discussion and media being shared on social media regarding the issue. Multiple players have taken the time to share their own findings, posting videos of themselves going frame-by-frame in their preferred video editing software. Even the original author of the frame data spreadsheet - The Apple BOOM - gave his input, explaining how and why he came up with the frame data that he did.
     
    You can find some of the tweets regarding this discussion below. We will be sure to post a final update when the frame data discussion has reached its conclusion.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    After taking a look at the media and discussion yourself, what is your opinion on Pokkén's frame data discrepancies? Leave a comment below letting us know what you think.
     

    Jetsplit
    The next official Group Match has been announced. The event will take place from December 8 to December 11. This Group Match will return to the Basic 1 on 1 format, mirroring the first official Group Match.
     
    Like with the last two FSBC Cups, there will be a special title given to all participants. Remember, to receive your special title, you must play at least one match to completion. The "League Master" titles will once again be awarded to the top 100 competitors.
     
    You can find the full details for the FSBC Iron Meteor Dive Cup below.
     

     
    Dates
    Start: 12/8/17 3AM PT
    End: 12/11/17 7PM PT
     
    Note: Battles will only be ranked between 3AM and 7PM PT each day.
     
    Format
    VS Mode: Basic Battle
    Skill Level: Off
    Rematch: No
    Battle Stage: Fixed Battle Arena
     
    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.