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  1. Morning Discussion: Synergy Burst

    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!
  2. Being one of the best characters in the game, Braixen is always on the spotlight when it comes to people wondering how the metagame will be affected by the balance patch of the next iteration of the game, and it was no different now with the release of a completely new version for Nintendo Switch. Taking that into consideration, the PokkénArena's Braixen moderator Double made a video about all the balance changes for Braixen moving forward from Wii U 1.3 to DX, and although it includes a lot of nerfs, there are a few buffs here and there as well!
  3. I did a YouTube playlist with the Moveset of all available characters, that way it will be easier to memorize or look for the input of an specific movement at any time you want, even when you can't play the game.
  4. When Pokkén Tournament first arrived for the Wii U last year Hori released an Console version of the Pad Controller used in arcades, which could only be used with Pokkén Tournament (well... at least on Wii U, since it is plug and play on PC). Although the Nintendo Switch received an update making it compatible with the Pro Pad Controller (and this time around it can be used on any game for the console as long you don't mind the lack of analog sticks and home button), the Controller itself is getting kinda old and more difficult to find in stores recently, but that might not be an issue anymore because Hori has just announced that it is going to be re-released on the Nintendo Switch! Apparently the only significant change here is the Switch logo on the center of the Controller, but other than that it will work just like the ones released for the original Wii U game. Hori announced that it will be released on September 22nd in Japan for the price of 3,480 yen, and although there were no statements about an western release, one might expect for it to be released pretty soon here as well.
  5. Nintendo hosted today at E3 the 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational, a 2-vs-2 single elimination event with 8 different celebrities. Stephanie Patrick (YouTuber for The Game Theorists) teamed up with Ken Hoang (Smash Pro Player) to fight against MatPat (YouTuber for The Game Theorists) and Allister Singh (Pokkén Pro Player, and Pokkén Arena Moderator) on their first match, while JD WitherSpoon (YouTuber) teamed up with Nairo (Smash Pro Player) against Black Nerd Comedy (Actor) and Justin Wong (FGC Pro Player). Some of you might not want to have the results spoiled, so you can check out the entire tournament below. Then after you are done watching (or if you don't care about spoilers) keep on reading: The Grand Finals were between Allister/MatPat and Nairo/JD WitherSpoon, and the results can be found below: 1- Allister Singh/MatPat 2- Nairo/JD WitherSpoon 4- Black Nerd Comedy/Justin Wong 4- Stephanie Patrick/Ken Hoang After the Award Ceremony, the champions were challenged by the developers of the game, Mr. Suzaki and Mr. Hoshino, to a "Final Boss" challenge. Congratulations for the winning team, and thank you Nintendo for hosting such an awesome tournament for Pokkén during the world's most important gaming event!
  6. It's here! Nintendo has just announced during a Nintendo Direct that Pokkén Tournament DX will be coming on September 22nd for the Nintendo Switch! The game will include all the new characters from the arcade version of the game (Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon and Croagunk), as new as a new contender coming directly from Pokémon Sun and Moon: Decidueye! The game will also have a 3-vs-3 battle mode (that will apparently works just like in The King of Fighters) and two players can play on the same Nintendo Switch using a single set of Joy-Cons. Check out the trailer: The game will also be available during this year's E3, and a special on-stage event will be held on their Nintendo Treehouse live streaming event, and according to the Pokémon Official Press Site those are all the new stuff that will be included on this new version: "Play Pokkén anytime, anywhere on Nintendo Switch – Play Pokkén Tournament DX in TV mode, handheld mode, or share a Joy-Con controller with another Trainer to battle one-on-one in tabletop mode anywhere! A brand-new fighter — Decidueye enters the battle, alongside all previous Pokémon from the Wii U and arcade versions. New Support Pokémon – Litten and Popplio make their debut to lend their support in battle. Team Battle mode – Pick three Pokémon and battle it out to be the first to defeat all your opponent’s Pokémon to win in the new Team Battle mode. Group Match mode – Find similar skilled players in battle rooms for intense and fun battles online. Daily Challenges – Complete a variety of different daily challenges. Watch battle replays – Hone your skills by watching other players’ replays and share your best matches online with the new replay feature. Jump straight into battle - All characters and Support Pokémon will be available right from the start of the game." Source: We will keep you updated on more news about Pokkén Tournament DX as soon as they start showing up!
  7. More details about the European qualifier for Pokkén Tournament World Championships has finally been revealed today! DreamHack announced on their official website that DreamHack Summer 2017 is going to host the Qualifier. The tournament will take place on June 17th through 20th (one month from now) at Sweden, and the Top 4 players will earn a trip to compete at the World Finals. Check out the details: More details and the registration form can be found on the official website which can be accessed on the link below:én-tournament-championship-series-back-at-dreamhack/ We wish the best of luck to all PokkénArena members attending this event!
  8. Once every week the Discord Server "Pokkén Community" hosts an online tournament titled Pokkén Weekly Return, where people come together to play and have some fun. This weekend was no different and the 41th edition of the ongoing season happened on Sunday, April 9th. 24 players competed on it, and the top 3 received the following prizes: 1st place: NieR:Automata (PC, Steam), or a $25 Amazon or Steam Gift Card, or $25 sent through Paypal. 2nd and 3rd places: $10, either sent through Paypal, as a $10 Steam card, or a $10 Amazon Card. In the end, the Chandelure player FakeOut | Twixxie (who recently won Final Round XX) turned out to be the champion, with TLE | IDontEvenKnow taking the second place. Check out the full results below: 1st - Twixxie 2nd - TLE_IDEK 3rd - Fabilous 4th - Nightdazer 5th - Elltiana 5th - Kamaal 7th - BlueLink 7th - CrispyBaconIsGood 9th - PuppyHavoc 9th - PaperSak 9th - : ) 9th - That0neGuy 13th - WoomyGun 13th - ToSaix 13th - SKDale 13th - HatsuneLuka 17th - TheJrJam 17th - Serpen_Triss 17th - NotAntony 17th - TLE | RickyThe3rd 17th - thebluerabbit Brackets: Regarding the videos, so far I only have the ones I recorded myself from my own matches. If you know about any other matches that were either recorded or streamed please let me know in the comments below, so then I can add to this article: So... feel like participating next time (there are no entry fees to do so)? Then join the Discord server and keep an eye open for the announcement of the next event:
  9. Although most people on the west don't follow the Japanese Fighting Game scene as closely as the North American one, it is a fact that the former has a bigger tradition going on for it, with players still going to arcades to play and compete on their favorite fighting games. Because of that, many tournaments with great players often go unnoticed, but a member of our community is trying to change that. Recently, Double's channel has been updated with a lot of videos from tournaments in Japan, and the most notable ones are from the Toratawa series of tournaments. Located in Akihabara (also known as the Electric Town of Tokyo), Toratawa is a Game Center that runs tournaments for Pokkén on a variety of formats, having 1-on-1, 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 events. They are mostly divided on two types of events, weeklies that often happens on Saturdays or Fridays, and monthlies on Sundays. Uho, Azazel and Tonosama are some of the top players that attend those events, and a lot of the best players of most of the cast are there as well. You can check out the footage for their most recent 3-on-3 tournament on the playlist below: The footage of their other tournaments are also available on Double's channel, which can be accessed on the link below: If those videos got you interested on following the events of Toratawa, then make sure to follow their Twitter account that constantly gets updated with brackets, schedules and stream links: Special Thanks to Double and Midori for all the information on this article! Source of the article picture: Princess Aura
  10. For most people, Braixen is a difficult character to deal with. Many agree that she has very few to none bad match-ups, and dealing with her neutral game requires not only strong fundamentals and good fighting game skills overall, but a lot of knowledge of the game itself. Wishing to help Blaziken players have a better time on this match-up, the top player BadIntent made a video with some pretty good tips about how to play the Blaziken vs Braixen Match-up, teaching what are the best tools against each option that Braixen has on her arsenal. Check it out below: This video is part of a series of Match-up videos called Matchup Mondays, where BadIntent explains how to play each Match-up in the game. The other entry on the series so far covers the Lucario Match-up, which although it's not as difficult as Braixen, it still requires a lot of fighting game fundamentals to win: Did you enjoy it? Then have a look on his channel, it has a lot of content that revolves around both Blaziken and Shadow Mewtwo and surely are useful for people wanting to learn more about those characters:
  11. Evo Announces $1000 Pot Bonuses for 10 Tournaments

    All the tournaments are in USA? No love for Canada, Europe and Japan man!
  12. Today, The Pokémon Company has finally announced more information regarding the 2017 Championship Series for Pokkén Tournament. There will be only two qualifying events this time, and the prize pool will be of at least $25,000. The first qualifying event announced is the CEO Fighting Game Championships, which is set to happen on June 16 through 18 in Orlando, Florida. The second event is going to be on Europe, but there are no information about it right now. The top 4 of each event will qualify for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships in August, which will have 16 players in total. The other spots are going to be awarded to players from Japan and via The Last Chance Qualifier (which will happen on the day before the World Championships). This year there will have no age restriction, so all players are going to compete on the same Championship Series. It has also been announced that the entire Series will be run on Double Elimination format. Check out the schedule so far: EVENT EVENT TYPE LOCATION DATE CEO Fighting Game Championships Qualifier Orlando, Florida June 16–18 TBA Qualifier Europe TBA Last Chance Qualifier Qualifier Anaheim, California August 18 World Championships Championship Anaheim, California August 19 And those are the prizes announced so far: North American Qualifier: CEO 2017 ($5,000) 1st place: $1,250 + travel and an invite to Worlds 2nd place: $1,000 + travel and an invite to Worlds 3rd place: $750 + travel and an invite to Worlds 4th place: $600 + travel and an invite to Worlds 5th place: $450 5th place: $450 7th place: $250 7th place: $250 European Qualifier: TBA Prizes: TBA World Championship prizes ($20,000 total prize pool) 1st place: $6,000 2nd place: $4,000 3rd place: $3,000 4th place: $2,000 5th place: $1,500 5th place: $1,500 7th place: $1,000 7th place: $1,000 Source:

    Way more buffs than nerfs, I'm glad to see that.
  14. T-Shirt Campaign for #PokkenEvo !

    I've just made an article about it on the Brazilian Fighting Game website I write to:én-tournament-na-evo2017/ Thanks a lot for your support!
  15. Old Braixen Guide Archive

    This is an archive of the old Braixen Guide Thread from the other board. Braixen Braixen strikes at foes from a distance with fiery distance attacks. HP: 540 Archetype: Standard Burst Attack: Psyfirecracker. Braixen launches a magical rope in a spiral pattern in front of her. If it hits the opponent gets inside of a magical orb, where then Braixen launches some magic into it and makes the orb explodes into fireworks. PokkénArena's Tier Position: [Standard]Braixen's Playstyle Action Dojo Moveset video by Youtuber N60Sean: Braixen's Frame Data by theappleboom : Damage chart (compiled by Deitylight ): Field Phase Ranged attack-27 , Poke Combo 1-68 / Side Range Attack-40 / , Poke Combo -65 Forward Range Attack-50 Backward Range Attack-58 (Hold) Backward Range Attack Charge-78 j. Jumping Range attack-17 , , Homing Attack-80 , , (Hold) Homing Attack Charge-100 Backward Attack-60 j. Jumping Attack-80 j. (Hold) Jumping Attack-110 j. Mid Air Dash Duel Phase , , Weak Attack-64 , , , Poke Combo-94 Forward Weak Attack-50 Backward Weak Attack-60 (Hold) Backward Weak Attack Charge-126 High Stance Weak Attack-60 Low Stance Weak Attack-20 , Poke Combo 4-55 j. Mid Air Weak Attack-17 , Strong Attack-85 Backward Strong Attack-60 High Stance Strong Attack-90 , Poke Combo 5-138 Low Stance Strong Attack-60 j. Jumping Attack-80 j. (Hold) Jumping Attack-110 + Grab Attack-80 + Counter Attack-50 + (Hold) Counter Attack Charge-80 j. Mid Air Dash Pokemon Move -Psybeam-50 -Psybeam (Enhanced)-80 (Hold) Psybeam Set Up-50 (Hold) Psybeam (enhanced) Set up-80 Forward+ Fire Spin-74 Forward+ Fire Spin Enhanced-103 Forward+ (Hold) Fire Spin Charge-104 Forward+ (Hold) Fire Spine Charge Enhanced-118 Backward+ Fire Blast-95 Backward+ Fire Blast Enhanced-114 Backward+ , Fire Blast-Sunny Day-95 Backward+ , Fire Blast Enhanced-Sunny Day-114 (Hold)-Sunny Day (Hold) Sunny Day Enhanced j. Flame Charge-80 j. Flame Charge Enhance-104 Flamethrower-20 (multi hit) Flamethrower Enhanced-15 (multi hit) , Flamethrower-Sunny Day-20 (multi hit) , Flamethrower Enhanced-Sunny Day-15 (multi hit) Light Screen-20 Light Screen Enhanced-40 , Light Screen-Sunny Day-20 , Light Screen Enhanced-Sunny Day-40 Burst Mode + Psyfirecracker-185 Braixen Neutral/Spacing guide by bluelink : Braixen's Duel Phase Shift to Field Phase data by SSJ-Luffy : Braixen's air-dash tech on Burst mode by tasokyo : Apr 2, 2016 3:43:03 GMT -2 tasokyo said: This just in! Not sure if this is well-known but Braixen can actually air-dash twice in a row. Full jump and broom-stick backwards while firing fire-balls forward, and then at the very end you can broom-stick backwards once again. It seems the fire balls act as a reset. Implementation: Sunny Day charging might be easier than ever now if we can create this much space in so little time, hrm.. I hate double posting, but I've already used a edit on my previous post, and I think this thread needs a quick update. More implementation of the previous tech: Apparently you can full jump, broom backwards while shooting fire forward, and then broom forward and do an aerial X.. Jeez, was this even intended to be a technique? Edit: Crap!!! My plans are foiled, it seems, I was training in perma-burst mode and didn't realize it, apparently this tech is only usable in burst mode, so that SEVERELY crushed the tech opportunities, so I guess the past two posts are irrelevant now. Sorry. Braixen's Sunny Day Tutorial by Silthreent : Jumping Sunny Day bug found by Tonosama666 : Dash cancel Sunny Day bug by Zekira Drake : Braixen moves usability guide by bluelink : Braixen Punishment guide by bluelink : Braixen Match-up analyses by Shadowcat : Braixen Guard Break moves: Field Phase: f.Y (aka boomerang), b.Y (melee attack only), homing attack (third hit), b.X, j.X, charged j.X, CA, charged CA. Duel Phase: 6Y (aka boomerang), 4Y (melee attack only), second hit of XX, 4X, 2X, 8X, j.X, charged j.X, CA, charged CA, 2A. Braixen's Supportive Supports Fennekin: Fennekin appears on the screen a throw a fireball that explodes into a circle of fire. Although the start-up is pretty slow, Braixen is fully invincible until she recovers from it, making it a decent reversal for her to have. If it hits you can follow into 5A both in Field and Duel Phases, and into 8A during Duel Phase. This means that you can use this Support to finish off your opponent. Ninetales: Ninetales appears on screen and creates a wall of fire, similar to the famous Aegis Reflector from Street Fighter III. It has a pretty quick start-up, and Braixen is fully invincible until she recovers, making it an awesome reversal move for her to have. Although the wall has multiple hits, it will only combo them all if the opponent is near a wall, otherwise only the first hit will connect and the opponent will be thrown away. You can then try using forward+Y to bring him back and do a mix-up/combo on him. This wall protects you not only from Melee, Counter and Grab attacks, but also from some projectiles and Burst Attacks. If you manage to hit the last couple of hits, your opponent not only will be stunned and open for some huge combos, but also will have an status effect of Decreased Attack on them for some time. Since the charging speed of Ninetales is pretty slow (takes 40 seconds to fully charge), it is highly recommended that you use a Cheer Skill that boost up Support Charging Speed in some way. Braixen's Combos Combo Dojo's Combos (picture taken by MarioFireRed ): detta 's Combo Exhibition and Tutorial: Okizeme setups by bluelink (sorry for the bad recording quality): Side-Switch combo with Frogadier assist into Fire Spin Okizeme setup by fenns : Flame Charge Cancel Bug combos by MASTERLINKX : Support Combo Compedium by ltlongshot : Braixen Combo Chart by optosi (tip via Spuddicus):