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.
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!
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!
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
(Times are in Pacific Time)
12:00 PM: Pools
08:00 PM: Top 8
12:00 PM: 2 on 2 Bracket
Notable Entrants Include:
Update: This article has been updated to include the schedule for the event.
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:
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
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
This past weekend, the competitive Pokkén community experienced a number of firsts. On top of being one of the most stacked Pokkén events ever, Final Boss marked the first North American Pokkén Tournament DX major, AND the first major to feature only Pokkén Tournament!
To get an idea of just how intense the competition was at Final Boss, one simply needs to view the list of entrants. Final Boss's bracket contained all of the following:
25 of Season 1.3's Top 50 Pokkén players
8 of the Top 10
6 Japanese players
1 German player
Many hidden bosses
1 on 1 Results
1. Rampage Azazel
5. InC RoksoTheSavage
7. StDx ALLISTER
Welcome to the second Weekend Watchlist from the Pokkén Arena staff and what a big weekend we have in store.
The highly anticipated DX only major: Final Boss is now upon us, with a lot of the high level competition from all over America in addition to some of the top players from Japan and one of Europe’s brightest stars. This alongside the Canada Cup just a day before make this one of the best weekends for quality Pokkén content this year.
Make sure to spread the word, you won’t want to miss any of what’s to come!
October 28-29, 2017
Main Stream- www.twitch.tv/hitboxarena
Secondary Stream- www.twitch.tv/hitboxarena2
Schedule: (Taken from Final Boss Smash.gg page)
Times are in EST
Day 1 (Oct 28)
10:00am - Doors Open, player, check-in, warm-ups
10:00 - 11:30am - On-Site (walk-in) registration, Waseda Team Event sign up
12:00pm - Waseda Team Event (Top 4 Teams advance to Day 2)
2:00pm - 1v1 Pools 1-2 start
4:00pm - 1v1 Pools 3-4 start
6:00pm - 1v1 Pools 5-6 start
8:00pm - 1v1 Pools 7-8 start
10:00pm - Pokkén Salty Suite or side event TBA
Day 2 (Oct 29)
12:00pm - Doors Open, warm-ups
1:00pm - Waseda Top 4 Finals
3:00pm - 1v1 Top 16 Finals
$500 Team Waseda Event
Notable entrants include:
Due to the sheer number of “notable entrants” spotlight will be given to the overseas competitors from Japan and Europe
More Info: https://smash.gg/tournament/final-boss-a-Pokkén-national-3000-pot-bonus/details
October 27 2017
Stream: There will be no stream for this event however VODs will be uploaded here- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm1EgqaMRkAMfwaw_xG9VhQ
Schedule: (Taken from Canada Cup Side event Smash.gg page)
Times are in EST
7pm Start @ BYOC section of the venue: (Hilton Airport Toronto)
Notable entrants include:
More info: https://smash.gg/tournament/pokk-n-tournament-dx-canada-cup-2017/details
Hope you enjoy this weekend's events! Be sure to let us know if you want the Weekend Watchlist posts to continue by leaving a comment below.
Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to the first ever Weekend Watchlist on Pokkén Arena! Like Blue Link's Morning Discussion post from the other day (which you should go read and respond to, by the way), the Weekend Watchlist is something that the Writing Team has been discussing for a little while now. These posts will (normally) happen each Thursday before a major tournament, and will give viewers everything they need to know to enjoy Pokkén during the weekend. DreamHack Denver is taking place this weekend, so let's give this Weekend Watchlist idea a shot!
October 20-22, 2017
The information below is specific to Pokkén Tournament DX. For information regarding the other events happening at DreamHack, check the official website.
(Times are in Mountain Time)
12:00 PM: Pools
06:00 PM: Top 8
Notable Entrants Include:
Fable | Suicune Master
October 21, 2017
(Times are in Eastern Time)
1:00 PM: Team Battle Bracket
3:30 PM: Main Bracket
Today, we will be starting a new type of thread here in Pokkén Arena called "Morning Discussion". Once in a while, our front page team will pick a relevant topic about the game and invite people in the community to discuss about it.
Let's begin with a subject that a lot of people are discussing lately, Synergy Burst Meter. As you all may know, every character has a different size for their Synergy Burst Meter, meaning each character takes a different amount of points to fill that Meter. Additionally, every Synergy Burst has a different duration time, with some ending quicker than others. BurnsideBH (one of the most active players of the community) did two amazing charts that illustrates how that work:
What are your thoughts about it? Do you think the developers did a good job balancing this unique and important mechanic? Or maybe some adjustments are necessary? Let's discuss on the comments section below!