The next FSBC Cup for 2018 has begun! This event features the brand new Battle Pokémon, Blastoise, and will take place from March 23 (today) to March 25. The event will use the Team Battle format.
Like with all of the official FSBC Cups, there will be a special title given to all participants. Remember that 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. We're looking forward to seeing who will "make waves" with the new fighter!
You can find the full details for the FSBC Destructive Cannon Cup below.
Start: 3/23/18 7AM PT
End: 3/25/18 9PM PT
Note: Battles will only be ranked between 7AM and 9PM PT each day.
VS Mode: Team Battle
Skill Level: Off
Battle Stage: Fixed Battle Arena
Participants will receive a special "Destructive Cannon" title based on Sceptile.
Note: To earn the Participation Prize, players must play one match to completion during the ranking times listed above.
You ever feel frustrated against a tough opponent that was utilising a move for free? Well maybe that move listed here in BadIntent’s new video guide to punishing 10 prominent attacks in the game.
A strong offence isn't all that makes a champion, don't forget to lab all your defensive options!
While the video features some Aegislash moves it doesn’t feature any from Blastoise as it was released prior to the character’s debut.
Please support Badintent and his continued helpful content !
It's time, everyone! The update featuring Blastoise, Mew, Celebi, and more is now available to download. If you've already purchased Pokkén's Battle Pack DLC, all you need to do is download the update version 1.3 and you'll be set.
As you try out Blastoise for the first time, remember to share your findings on the forums! Documenting any discoveries related to a new character is easily one of the most surefire ways to advance the character's meta. And if you're posting on Twitter, remember to tag us @PokkenArena and use the #PTDX_BLS hashtag!
We're looking forward to seeing what heights players can reach with the new Battle and Support Pokémon. See you in game!
If you have not yet purchased the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack 1, you can purchase it on the Nintendo eShop for £13.49/$14.99/€14.99.
For those who are unaware, 2GGaming is one of the most well-known and appreciated non-profit organizations in the competitive Super Smash Bros. community. The team has consistently hosted high quality events primarily for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U since the beginning of 2016, and today have announced an exciting new event featuring Pokkén Tournament DX!
As confirmed in the tweet, 2GG's Switchfest will feature free-to-enter events for ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Pokkén Tournament DX, as well as a Smash event themed after the Xenoblade character Shulk.
While this event unfortunately takes place during Burnside Brawl, it's an excellent option for those who are closer to California and can't make it to Burnside's event. This event is sure to be a great way to bring the competitive Nintendo Switch communities closer together!
You can watch the official Switchfest announcement video below.
For more updates regarding Switchfest, be sure to follow 2GG on Twitter.
It's been a while so I hope everyone is doing well and excited for the next interview!
I wanted to release this interview a little sooner than this, but with all the events like Spring Fist, and the sneak peaks of Blastoiste etc, I had to delay it.
Apologies for the inconvenience but it is finally time to declare our next guest!
The thorned rose of the Japanese community... The elegant, the swift but deadly...
Outside of Ikebukuro Gigo, during EVO Japan! standing behind our white scarfed photographer Yon-Chan, is Chiu-Chan!
A little bit of background information:
- Without a doubt, one of the most oppressive and dominant female players in the world. A libre player who has taken many big names in numerous tournaments!
- Made it into EVO Japan's top 8 pair, alongside Oshizu (Also a very strong female gengar player from Osaka), defeating the Allister and Midori team for the spot!
- Has very good taste in foods and arts! Ask her for Japanese food recommendations :)!
- Follow her on twitter: @chiuchiuchus2
-Glossary for noobs-
- BGM: Background music
- Choukaigi: A prestigious tournament of many games, hosted by the NicoNico Douga, a Japanese online video company similar to Youtube
- -Chan: An honorific used to emphasize one's appeal in cuteness. Very popularly used when addressing women or children of closer relationship
- Shoujo Manga: Japanese comics targetted towards the general female audience. Often emphasizing themes like young love and real life friendships.
Let the interview begin!
M: Why did you choose the name “Chiu” for your handle?
C: I actually wanted to choose a name that has some impact upon first sight so initially I used the handle “dedennededenne” at first. When I went to my first off-line tournament everyone called me dedenne-chan and it was extremely embarrassing... So I immediately changed to “Chiu”. My first name also starts with the hiragana character “Chi” which helped me decide though the rest just came to be. It’s a pretty lowkey name which I’m grateful for and it also sounds cute, so I decided it as my handle. I actually really like it!
M: So why did you choose Libre as your main?
C: From the beginning I always used Pikachu, but after the release sale of the WiiU version, I thought Braixen was also really cute so I changed mains right then. Soon after, a 2v2 tournament, Choukaigi was announced but at the time, the newly added Braixen was not yet in the arcade version (which Choukaigi was being held in). For the tournament, the person I wanted to partner up with was also a Pikachu main so I thought I had no choice but to try and learn a new character, and thinking Libre is also a Pikachu, I assumed she worked similarly to my old main, so I decided to choose her.
Actually if the Choukaigi tournament was held in WiiU version, I may still be a Braixen player right now. To add to this there are a lot of Libre players around my circle which not only affected my overall choice, but they taught me a lot also, which enabled me to do more and more things with the character. I found that really fun and without realising, I’ve been using libre until now~
Libre is not only cute, but also cool and strong so of course I love her ♡.
M: In your personal opinion where would you put Libre in the tier list? And what do you think is the strongest and weakest point of the character?
C: I think Libre is strong and very fun to use! A strong part of Libre is not only does Electroweb debuffs the opponent, her wall jump is an extremely good run away tool in my opinion. Personally just for me, her weak point is that I find her homing attack difficult to apply in matches..
M: I see, so what is your personal best and most confident matchup and what character do you not have confidence fighting against?
C: There are no characters I have confidence against! But I'm not good at fighting Shadow Mewtwo...
A very oppressive character, in Chiu's eyes!
M: Which characters do you think are the top 3 and bottom 3 of the game?
C: I guess I'm not like others who has fiddled with a wide variety of characters so I'm not so sure i can comment about character rank.
M: Please tell us your hobbies outside of Pokkén~
C: I love music, including performing, listening and even composing. I really like the BGM in Pokkén too! When I hear the Tellur Town BGM, I think of tournaments and get excited!
M: So speaking of music, what is your favorite genre, band and BGM from Pokkén?
C: I like pop and Jazz for genre. I love JUJU's jazz album so much I listen to it often. My favorites from Pokkén are Old Ferrum Town (Winter) and Diggersby Land.
Old Ferrum Town, one of Chiu's favorite stages in the game!
M: Until now, how many pieces of composition have you done musically? Which of your piece do you like best and what is it about?
C: I never counted so I'm not sure! I pretty much stopped composing after graduating from college so probably not too many. My favorite piece that I composed is a song called Orange. This was a song that I made when I was reading the Shoujo Manga of the same name. I still have memories performing this song with a fellow college friend who formed a band with me.
Orange. A popular Shoujo Manga that was made into a live action movie in the recent years~
M: What are your favorite foods and recommended Japanese foods?
C: My favorite is Natto! Since I was young I loved it so much I'd eat it everyday without fail. It's a life essential! The food I recommend would be sushi! Anago is my personal favorite.
Natto. Fermented soy beans, which is a delicacy not often appreciated by foreigners with it's unique smell. Definitely an acquired taste.
M: If you could change something about the game what would it be?
C: Please add spectator mode!
M: What Pokémon would you like to be added to the game?
C: Plusle and Minun as a Support Set would definitely be cute! And Pyukumuku would be interesting I think.
M: Is there anyone you look up to in the Pokkén world?
C: Yes, it would be Azazel-San! Catching a glimpse of his demeanor in tournaments makes me think 'man he's so cool' lol. I also respect and look up to his skills.
M: As a female player, do you think there is a 'special strength unique to just female players?'
C: That's really hard! Um.. I'd probably say there seems to be a lot of female players that can absorb and implement advice given faster. That and performing well in crunch time.
(Editor's Note: I think female players handle the audience and tournament pressure fairly uniquely and I have seen a lot of players who lose to their composure so I think this is what she is referring to.)
M: Just like other fighting games, the Pokkén scene is dominated by male presence. Do you think that there are not enough female players personally? How would you go about increasing the number of female players if you think so?
C: Hmm if we were to say enough or not enough then yes there are not enough female players. I think it’s pretty hard to show the charm and goodness of Pokkén as a whole to girls who are not interested at all in the first place, so I think it’s of crucial importance to treat girls who physically come to tournaments well individually as a person. I don’t think I’m personally good at doing this either so in that part I will also try my best to get better at it.
M: Is there any question you'd like to be asked? Please also give us the answer to the question~
C: Q: Why do you continue to be involved with Pokkén?
A: Of course aside from that Pokkén is fun to play, you get to meet a lot different people and interacting with them is really fun.
M: Any words you'd like to give for the fans and readers at home?
C: Please play friendlies with me!
M: Who do you want friendlies with most from overseas?
C: Actually I don't know much about the scene overseas, but if there is someone that seems strong it would be Suicune Master from the Oceania qualifiers so I'd like to try battling him.
M: Thank you Chiu-Chan!
End of Ep.10, Ft Chiu!
Thank all of you guys for your patience and interest in this series! Stay tuned for more~
Final Round 2018 took place this weekend, with many high level Pokkén competitors in attendance. Final Round has been an important event for the Pokkén community from the beginning, so it makes sense that this year's event was no different! The event ran Friday through Sunday, with Top 8 finishing earlier today.
Check out the full results below, then go watch the VODs if you missed the tournament!
Two years ago today, Pokkén Tournament was released worldwide on the Nintendo Wii U. Since then, we've made countless amazing memories, welcomed new Pokémon to the party, and migrated to a new console!
This is just a quick post to say Happy Birthday to our favorite game! Here's to another awesome year of Pokkén!
What are your favorite memories of Pokkén? Let us know!
The Official Pokemon YouTube channel has now uploaded the VOD for the Grand Finals of the Oceania World Championships qualifier.
You can now relive the epic half hour showdown between the two competitors that earned themselves the first spots at Worlds this year: Elm and Midori.
Make sure you don't miss the qualifiers in Europe (June 16-17) and North America (July 6-8)
As well as the World Championships themselves on August 24th -26th
Late last night and early into this morning, Nintendo of Japan hosted the exciting Spring Fist tournament. The event featured ARMS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Pokkén Tournament DX. Being sponsored by Twitch Prime, the tournaments were streamed live on Twitch, meaning viewers would get to see some awesome top level Japanese Pokkén play.
The Pokkén event featured fan-favorites such as Tonosama, Azazel, CROSS-Igarashi, and more, and you can find the full Pokkén bracket here. On top of this, some of the game's developers were in attendance, and we got to see our first video footage of Blastoise in action!
Big thanks to ALLISTER for posting the video footage from the stream! What do you think? Are you excited for Blastoise? Let us know!
Blastoise will be available for download on March 23, 2018.