Pokkén Tournament is a fighting game starring your favorite mutant animals. Developed by Bandai Namco, the Pokémon spin-off is continuing to receive support in the form of new fighters, and one was just announced for Pokkén’s arcade incarnation. Who’s that Pokémon? It’s… Croagunk!
The moves and mannerisms one would expect of the Toxic Mouth Pokémon are accounted for, including its emblematic Poison Jab attack. As demonstrated in its debut trailer, the dual Poison/Fighting type is ready to laugh at its unlucky opponents.
The Croagunk species first appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which signaled the beginning of the multimedia franchise’s fourth generation. A Croagunk served as Looker’s partner in Platinum, and enraptured Trainers could easily catch a wild Croagunk at Sinnoh’s Great Marsh. Croagunk also received a lot of screen time in the Diamond & Pearl anime series, where it became Brock’s main Pokémon.
Considering an interesting discovery made during the summer, Pokémon fans were expecting Empoleon to be announced today. Adding to the surprise, the frog was already featured in Pokkén as a Support Pokémon.
There are currently no announcements concerning whether Pokkén’s downloadable characters will come to the Wii U rendition of the game. However, for what it’s worth, I can’t see the newcomers remaining limited to Japanese arcades. I expect them to migrate over to Nintendo’s console at some point. That, or maybe Pokkén Tournament will receive an enhanced port for the Nintendo Switch.
Will you battle with Croagunk?