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  • Fumu
    Ladies and Gentlemen,
     
    Pokken Arena is proud to announce the Awards of Excellence for Q1!
    These are awards given to players who excelled in 8 different categories, based on results from their locals!
     
    Most Points
    1st: HBA|Rokso - 820 points
    2nd: Suicune Master - 604 points
    3rd: Slippingbug - 522 points
    4th: Forest - 438 points
     
    Most Active Player (# of tournaments)
    1st: Fumu - 24 tournaments
    2nd: Bebop - 23 tournaments
    3rd: TIE at 21 tournaments- HBA|Rokso, SkyRasen
    4th: TIE at 20 tournaments- Forest, Tronzilla, Wonderchef
     
    Well-Versed (Highest # of Unique Player MUs)
    1st: HBA|Rokso - 35 different players in bracket
    2nd: Bebop - 33 different players in bracket
    3rd: TIE at 32 different players in bracket - Fumu, DeadlyShoc
    4th: TIE at 31 different players in bracket - HBA|WhiteyWhite, sq1|slippingbug
     
    Active Match Battler (Highest number of total matches)
    1st: HBA|Rokso - 285 Matches
    2nd: Fumu - 263 Matches
    3rd: WonderChef - 252
    Matches 4th: SkyRasen - 246 Matches
     
    Active Set Battler (Highest number of total sets)
    1st: HBA|Rokso - 106 Sets
    2nd: Fumu - 102 Sets
    3rd: SkyRasen - 95 Sets
    4th: Forest - 86 Sets
     
    Highest match win rate
    1st: Kukkii - 83.93%
    2nd: sq1|slippingbug - 80.00%
    3rd: CoolJake - 79.13%
    4th: Thulius - 77.33%
     
    Highest Set win rate
    1st: CoolJake - 92.31%
    2nd: sq1|slippingbug - 90.67%
    3rd: Kukkii - 90.00%
    4th: TIE at 85.71% - Suicune Master and meLo
     
    Biggest Rivalries:
    1st: eM|SuperTurboRyan v Rox - 60 Matches
    2nd: SorryTag vs Fumu - 43 Matches
    3rd: Abyss|Tronzilla vs Wonderchef - 40 Matches
    4th: HBA|Rokso vs Madluk
     
     
    Help support your locals, and you might see yourself on this list!

    Jetsplit
    Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I actually got to sleep in, which hasn't happened recently, so that was nice. Let me know what you did this weekend in the comments!
     
    There wasn't a Roundup yesterday, so this Roundup will be covering the entire weekend. We have another engagement, tournament results, lots of streams and more! Read on to find out what's happened in the community this weekend, and remember to submit content of your own here!
     
     
    Community News
     
    BIG News for Rox!
    Not long after Sheer proposed to his partner on Friday, Rox also asked the question this weekend! The Braixen player from SoCal's partner happily said yes, but the news didn't stop there.
     
     
    During the engagement party, Rox and his partner made another big announcement. Due to a number of circumstances, the couple will be moving to Nashville in a few months. We wish you both the best, Rox!
     
    If you wish to do so, you can congratulate Rox and wish him luck on his Twitter.
     
     
    Mitchel Starts His Own YouTube Channel
    The Master of Memes, Mitchel, got a capture card this weekend, and immediately started uploading videos to his new YouTube channel.
     
     
    In just 24 hours, Mitchel has uploaded 5 interesting and informative Pokkén videos. You can find those in the YouTube Videos section below!
     
     
    Livestreams
    Send us a link to your past broadcast if you streamed Pokkén and we'll share it, helping you get more viewers for future streams!
     
    Ranked / Viewer Battles! - by McDareth CASUAL D3 Ranked Pikachu Play!! - by NickVenditta Twitch Affiliated! - by KandiSAI Pokkén Friendlies With HORI Pad! - by Erdeia #1 Gengar on Pokkén DX - by SuperLuigi150942 Pokkén Viewer Battles Come and Chill :D - by NYCLupo I'm Sick and Kinda Bored - by CHAOS_TV_ Remembering, Labbing, Goofing Around - by madluk_ A1 Lucario | Buffing Up My Alt - by JinByaShaRinSAGE Braixen Newbie D1 - by Kiwistalker Sub Button Hype! Pikachu Main! Day 12/60 - by Kirbstersw  
     
    Tournaments
    If you're a TO, be sure to send in your tournament bracket link so we can share the results and celebrate players improving and having fun together!
     
    Pokkén EX Circuit Season 5: Playoffs | Stream | Bracket

    Pokkén Weekly Returns #52 | Stream | Bracket
    Inferno 2 | Stream | Bracket
    Sunday Siege | Stream | Bracket
     
     
    Pokkén Meetups
    Post-Siege Korean BBQ Hangout
     
     
    YouTube Videos
     
    Understanding Pokkén Notations

    New to Pokkén, or just need a refresher? Mitchel goes over Pokkén's notation system in this video!
     
    Increasing Duel Phase Size

    Mitchel explains how you can increase the size of Duel Phase in this video!
     
    Field Phase Future Sight Setup

    Mitchel explains how you can set Gardevoir's Future Sight up in Field Phase!
     
    Fennekin Double Debuff Hex Setup

    Mitchel shows off an awesome setup using Chandelure and Fennekin!
     
    Friendlies: Zyflair (Braixen) VS Pentao (Lucario/Pikachu)

    Watch some friendly matches between two high level players!
     
     
    Rank Ups
     
    MajoraZ: A5 -> A4
     
     
    That's all for tonight! Hope you all have a great week. And remember, submit content!

    Fumu
    Ladies and Gentlemen,
     
    Pokken Arena is proud to announce the Awards of Excellence for Q2!
    These are awards given to players who excelled in 8 different categories, based on results from their locals!
     
    Congratulations to the following!

    Most Points
    1st: HBA|Rokso - 957pts
    2nd: HBA|Oreo - 766 pts
    3rd: Fable|Suicune Master - 661 pts
    4th: SQ1|slippingbug - 606 pts
     
    Most Active Player
    (# of tournaments)
    1st: HBA|EveryDamnDay - 21 tournaments
    2nd: TIE at 20 tournaments - HBA|WhiteyWhite and TheSandyDragon64
    3rd: TIE at 19 tournaments - HBA|Rokso, HBA|Oreo, Fumu
    4th: SkyRasen - 17 tournaments
     
    Well-Versed
    (Highest # of Unique Player MUs)
    1st: HBA|Rokso - 41 different players in bracket
    2nd: HBA|WhiteyWhite - 39 different players in bracket
    3rd: HBA|Oreo - 35 different players in bracket
    4th: TIE at 31 different players in bracket - TheSandyDragon64, Mezza
     
    Active Match Battler
    (Highest number of total matches)
    1st: HBA|Oreo - 280 matches
    2nd: HBA|Rokso - 271 matches
    3rd: SkyRasen - 209 matches
    4th: HBA|Whiteywhite - 205 matches
     
    Active Set Battler
    (Highest number of total sets)
    1st: HBA|Oreo - 100 sets
    2nd: HBA|Rokso - 94 sets
    3rd: HBA|WhiteyWhite - 88 sets
    4th: TheSandyDragon64 - 78 sets
     
    Highest match win rate
    1st: Ghav - 79.17%
    2nd: BadIntent - 76.47%
    3rd: SirSpudd - 74.44%
    4th: SQ1|slippingbug - 73.68%
     
    Highest Set win rate
    1st: Ghav - 86.67%
    2nd: SQ1|slippingbug - 84.62%
    3rd: CoolJake - 84.00%
    4th: SirSpudd - 83.78%
     
    Biggest Rivalry
    1st: SkyRasen v Fumu - 48 Matches
    2nd: SkyRasen vs SKDale - 42 Matches
    3rd: HBA|Oreo vs Shippo - 37 Matches
    4th: HBA|Rokso vs HBA|Oreo - 36 Matches
    (There was a three way tie for 35 matches: Wonderchef vs Forest, MFG|Utah vs StormStriker, and CoolJake vs Syn)
     
    Help support your locals, and perhaps you can find yourself on this list!

    Jetsplit
    Good evening everyone! It's Friday and love is in the air! Hope you've all had a good week. Mine went well, especially considering Monday was a holiday here in Canada.
     
    This Roundup is a bit shorter than the last two. We have a few livestreams and YouTube videos, as well as big personal news from one of our community members. Hope you enjoy the Roundup!
     
     
     
    Community News
     
    Sheer Proposes!
    Sheer, one of Canada's best Pokkén players and also an extremely kind and approachable individual, proposed to his girlfriend today!

    She said yes! Congratulations to the both of you!
     
    If you wish to do so, you can congratulate Sheer on his Twitter.
     
     
    Suicune Master Appears on The JustGodJust Show

    One of the most iconic players in Pokkén, Suicune Master went onto The JustGodJust Show to speak about how his faith influenced his life and brought him to where he is now.
     
     
    Livestreams
     
    Just Pokkén Things - by Scatz_RBM Online Friday! - by Axinmortal Late Night Practice - by Fiidchell Braixen Newbie D5 - by Kiwistalker  
     
    YouTube Videos
     
    GUALLA RACKS

    A short highlight from Wednesday's Hitbox Arena Weekly!
     
    [THAI] Pokkén Tournament #120 "A Heated Battle!"

    More matches between OverBoot and NomaiZ!
     
    Lucario + Farfetch'd Combos

    BZP_JiMing shares some Bread & Butter Farfetch'd combos using Lucario!
     
     
     
    That's it for tonight! Welcome to the weekend!
     

    Jetsplit
    The Pokémon Company's Japanese YouTube channel posted two new videos yesterday for Pokkén DX. One of the two videos showcases new features we will see in the Switch port. Check the videos out for some more DX gameplay as well as the first look at the Group Mode and Replays, among other new features.
     
     
    The first of the two videos was in last night's Community Roundup. The video is just a 3-minute advertisement for the game, with nothing we didn't already know about. It still shows off DX gameplay, though, so it's worth checking out!
     

     
     
    The second video showcases new features that were not present in the Wii U version of Pokkén. While the video is in Japanese, we can see new menus as well as a sample of the challenges/missions that will be available to complete in Pokkén DX.
     

     
     
    Our fantastic community member Pentao translated the new features that were shown, allowing us to get a better idea of what was shown in the video. The features covered range from Replays, to 100-player Group Modes, to Daily Challenges, and so on.
     
     
    Huge thanks to Pentao for translating the new features shown in the video! Be sure to thank him on Twitter!

    Jetsplit
    Hey everyone! How are your nights going? Or your mornings, if you're reading this tomorrow. Let me know in the comments!
     
    I heard some positive feedback after yesterday's Roundup, so I'm happy to hear people are liking the idea. Please feel free to message me or comment on this post if there's something you think should be changed!
     
    Now, on to the Roundup! We have a ton of streams today! I love seeing so many different people sharing Pokkén with their followers. Good stuff everyone!
     
     
    Community News
    For anything special going on in the community today!
     
    (There's nothing here yet! You should submit something for tomorrow's Roundup.)
     
     
    Livestreams
    Send us a link to your past broadcast if you streamed Pokkén and we'll share it, helping you get more viewers for future streams!
     
    (Viewer Battles) Cool Like Cauliflowers - by TwixxieNC Remembering, Labbing, Goofing around - by madluk_ Pokkén Viewer Battles come and chill :D - by NYCLupo Braixen Newbie E1 - by Kiwistalker Streaming Once Again! Gonna Try Having Music - by HBA_Oreo Short Pokkén Ranked Stream - by Orlando__Fox Sub Button Hype! PikaChu Main! Day 11/60 - by Kirbstersw Wanna Learn How to Play Gengar, Ask Me - by SuperLuigi150942 TRL Community Turnier - by Gintrax (JAPANESE) Pokkén! - by tenkakeru A1 Lucario | Quick Stream Before I Go To My Smash Local - by JinByaShaRinSAGE Early Morning Pokkén - by LowTier_  
     
    Tournaments
    If you're a TO, be sure to send in your tournament bracket link so we can share the results and celebrate players improving and having fun together!
     
    (There's nothing here yet! You should submit something for tomorrow's Roundup.)
     
     
    Pokkén Meetups
    Are you and some friends planning to meet up to play some Pokkén? Or maybe a group of you are planning to stop for dinner after a tournament? Take a picture of the group and send it in so we can feature it in the day's Roundup!
     
    (There's nothing here yet! You should submit something for tomorrow's Roundup.)
     
     
    YouTube Videos
    Do you make Pokkén videos for YouTube? Link them to us the day you upload them so we can share your channel and help you gain a wider audience!
     
    (JAPANESE) Pokkén Tournament DX Preview

    A neat new Japanese preview video for Pokkén DX!
     
    First Time Suicune Gameplay

    DualDEATHLucario tackles Suicune for the first time!
     
    I HATE MACHAMP'S UP THINGIE

    Omnination and Yeiko face off in some friendly 1 on 1 matches!
     
    Pokkén Tournament: oNNline #26

    The next video in ElPikminMaster's oNNline series!
     
     
    Art
    Have you made Pokkén fanart? Got yourself a custom controller? Made a Pokkén music remix? New overlay for your stream? Send us your creative works!
     
    Easy Pokkén Thumbnails - by Ragman
     
     
    Rank Ups
    Did you Rank Up today? Be sure to send it in so we can share it in the day's Roundup! It doesn't matter if it's Ranking Up to S1 or E3, let's celebrate your accomplishment!
     
    (There's nothing here yet! You should submit something for tomorrow's Roundup.)
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Got something else related to Pokkén? Send it in! The Roundups are meant to celebrate the community and everything we're doing.
     
    (There's nothing here yet! You should submit something for tomorrow's Roundup.)
     
     
    Remember, you can submit content to Pokkén Arena here. Maybe your contribution to the community will show up in tomorrow's Roundup, or maybe it will even have its own separate post!
     
    Good night everyone, and for those reading in the morning, happy Friday!

    Jetsplit
    Good evening guys! The Pokkén Arena staff has been discussing this idea for quite awhile now, and I'm happy to finally be posting the first Community Roundup!
     
    We can't make a new post for every single thing that happens in the community, so these Roundups are intended to be daily posts that highlight everything the community is doing - from art, to Twitch streams, to tournaments, to whatever!
     
    If you've made a contribution to the community, no matter how small, let us know so we can share it in the next Roundup! There's no way for us to know everyone that Ranked Up on a given day, for example, so make sure that we know what you accomplished!
     
    Remember that you can submit content to Pokkén Arena here.
     
     
    Community News
    For anything special going on in the community today!
     
    Ghav Leaves for Bolivia
    Ghav, a competitive Braixen/Lucario player from Arizona, leaves today for a two year religious service mission. He will be in Bolivia until June/July 2019. We all wish you the best, Ghav!
     
     
    Livestreams
    Send us a link to your past broadcast if you streamed Pokkén and we'll share it, helping you get more viewers for future streams!
     
    (Viewer Battles) Light Up The Night! - by TwixxieNC Braixen Newbie - by Kiwistalker Sub Button Hype! Pikachu Main! Day 11/60 - by Kirbstersw Viewer Battles - by SKDale Chilling With Pokkén! - by RanmyakuJouten Pokkén Teachers, Where Are You? - by LowTier_ (JAPANESE) Looking for Friendlies! - by azazel0811 Back from Canada! New Stream Setup! - by KandiSAI  
     
    Tournaments
    If you're a TO, be sure to send in your tournament bracket link so we can share the results and celebrate players improving and having fun together!
     
    Hitbox Arena Pokkén Weekly #66 | Stream | Bracket
     
     
    Pokkén Meetups
    Are you and some friends planning to meet up to play some Pokkén? Or maybe a group of you are planning to stop for dinner after a tournament? Take a picture of the group and send it in so we can feature it in the day's Roundup!
     
     
    YouTube Videos
    Do you make Pokkén videos for YouTube? Link them to us the day you upload them so we can share your channel and help you gain a wider audience!
     
    Lucario + Lapras Support Combos

    Some awesome combos utilizing Lapras by Croza7!
     
    [ITALIAN] NO! I DON'T BELIEVE IT! Rank Down?

    Tuberanza uses a bunch of different Pokémon on Ranked and gets Ranked Down. Ranked is tough!
     
    I Wanna Be A Pokkén Master #49 - Nearing The Goal!

    DualDEATHLucario tackles Ranked Mode as he tries to reach S5!
     
    [THAI] Pokkén Tournament #101 "Spirit Lightning!"

    OverBoot and NomaiZ - two A Rank players - face off in some Friendly Battles!
     
    Road to DX #4 "SEARCHING FOR A STRATEGY"

    Audaxation plays some Ranked as he tries to get back into Pokkén before the release of Pokkén Tournament DX!
     
     
    Art
    Have you made Pokkén fanart? Got yourself a custom controller? Made a Pokkén music remix? New overlay for your stream? Send us your creative works!
     
    "Sceptile-Kun <3" - by Triss


     
     
    Rank Ups
    Did you Rank Up today? Be sure to send it in so we can share it in the day's Roundup! It doesn't matter if it's Ranking Up to S1 or E3, let's celebrate your accomplishment!
     
    (There's nothing here yet! You should submit something for tomorrow's Roundup.)
     
     
    Miscellaneous
    Got something else related to Pokkén? Send it in! The Roundups are meant to celebrate the community and everything we're doing.
     
    (There's nothing here yet! You should submit something for tomorrow's Roundup.)
     
     
    That's all for tonight! Remember, you can submit content to Pokkén Arena here. Maybe your contribution to the community will show up in tomorrow's Roundup, or maybe it will even have its own separate post!

    Jetsplit
    This morning, Hazardous Gaming announced that Devin "Ouroboro" Setiady would be representing the team at future events.
     
    Ouroboro is a top Gardevoir player from Georgia. He placed 9th at EVO 2016 and creates YouTube content such as guides and competitive gameplay. This makes Ouroboro the second Pokkén player to join Hazardous Gaming, following the signing of Twixxie last month. Hopefully this announcement is the first of many as teams prepare for the release of Pokkén Tournament DX!
     
     
    You can congratulate Ouroboro on Twitter, and you can follow Hazardous Gaming here.

    Jetsplit
    This weekend, some of the world's best Pokkén Tournament players will be facing off in two World Championship Qualifiers. Florida's CEO and Sweden's DreamHack will be hosting top players from around the world.
     
    The tournaments will be streamed on the official Pokémon Twitch channel, and the top four players from each event will be invited to the Pokémon World Championships in August.
     
    Read on for streams, schedules and more.
     
    CEO 2017
    Orlando, FL
     
    DreamHack Summer 2017
    Jönköping, Sweden
     
    The Pokkén Arena staff wishes safe travels for all of this weekend's competitors!

    Jetsplit
    Now that the Pokkén Tournament DX E3 Invitational has finished, @Blue Link and I decided to throw together a list of all known changes between the Switch version and the Wii U version of Pokkén.
     
    Whether you're new to Pokkén, lost interest in the Wii U version, or are a hardcore fan, hopefully this post will give you a good idea of the changes we'll be seeing in September.
     
     
     
    Release Date
    Pokkén Tournament DX will be releasing worldwide exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on September 22, 2017.
     
    New Features & Modes
    Play anytime, anywhere TV mode Handheld mode Tabletop mode Team Battle Mode Pick three Pokémon and try to defeat all three of your opponent's Pokémon Group Match Mode Form groups of up to 100 players to play with your own custom settings Spectate matches between other players in the group Replay Mode Watch and share your replays with other players All Fighters and Support Pokémon will be available as soon as you start Pokkén Tournament DX More controller options, such as the Switch Pro Controller and the Joy-Cons, as well as returning options like the HORI Pokkén Pad Select your Fighter and Support Pokémon using specific buttons, meaning your opponent will be unable to see what you selected until the match starts Play Pokkén at 60 FPS in all modes! New split-screen and single-screen modes allow for easier 2-player setup!  
    New Fighters
    Darkrai
    Click here for more information regarding Darkrai's moveset.

     
    Scizor
    Click here for more information regarding Scizor's moveset.

     
    Croagunk
    Click here for more information regarding Croagunk's moveset.

     
    Empoleon
    Click here for more information regarding Empoleon's moveset.

     
    Decidueye

     
    New Support Pokémon
    Litten & Popplio

     
    Litten
    Attack: Fire Fang
    Charge Time: Average
    "Charging attack. Becomes more powerful the lower your HP is."
     
    Popplio
    Attack: Bubble Beam
    Charge Time: Average
    "Double jump + attack increased."
     
    New Stages
    Snow Gift

     
    Thalia Beach

     
    Balance Changes
    It also seems like the Switch version of Pokkén will have the same balance patches as the most recent arcade version of Pokkén. At this time, it's unknown whether or not further balance patches were made specifically for Pokkén DX. The most recent balance patches for the arcade version of Pokkén can be found here.
     
    Make sure to keep checking Pokkén Arena for all of the newest announcements regarding Pokkén Tournament DX, and make sure to follow Blue Link for his help on this article!

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