‘Pokkén Tournament DX’ Arrives This Fall, Nintendo To Host Tournament At E3

Pokkén Tournament DX

Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo/The Pokémon Company)

The Nintendo Switch is getting its first Pokémon game, an updated port of Pokkén Tournament. Previously released for the Wii U and arcades, the new and improved Pokkén Tournament DX will offer its unique style of Pokémon battles this fall.



DX began the recent Pokémon Direct, although it shared its debut trailer with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

All of the fighters from the prior iterations of Pokkén, including the four arcade-exclusive Pokémon, return for DX. Plus, a newcomer will also enter the ring: Decidueye, one of the more popular critters to hail from Sun and Moon. His younger cohorts, Litten and Popplio, join the archer owl as Support Pokémon. All Pokémon, playable and Support, will be available from the get-go.

Pokemon Moon
Decidueye was a breakout star in Pokémon Sun and Moon (Image: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company)

A new “Team Battle” is incoming, which will allow you and your foe to select three Pokémon to play as in a match. And if you want to test your skills online, you’ll be matched with similarly talented players in “Group Match.” Furthermore, daily tests can be completed too, and you’ll be allowed to view replays and share your own.

Pokkén Tournament DX will join the Nintendo Switch’s roster on September 22. Plus, Nintendo will host a Pokkén Tournament DX tournament next week at E3, alongside the internally developed Splatoon 2 and ARMS. The details concerning all three events can be seen below:

Name: 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational
Date: Tuesday, June 13
Time: 2:30 p.m. PT*
Details: For the first time ever, competitors from four different global regions will compete for world dominance in Splatoon 2. The four-person teams – from the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand – defeated their local rivals and gained the chance to take on competitors at E3.
Format: Teams will battle in a round-robin Turf War tournament that will decide seeding for the next round. All teams will play one another and get a chance to scope out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. In the next round, teams will battle in the game’s Ranked Battle modes, in addition to Turf War. The semifinal stage will be a best-of-five battle, while the championship will be best-of-seven.
Prize: The winning team will win global bragging rights and its members will have their names engraved on a sweet Splatoon 2 trophy.
Casters: Jordan Kent, Ashley Esqueda and Nintendo of America’s Eric Smith

Name: 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational
Date: Wednesday, June 14
Time: 10:30 a.m. PT*
Competitors: Eight YouTube and Twitch stars
Format: Crew battle with four teams and two players per team. Random draft order. The first person in each crew must choose one of the new characters; the other person can choose one of the original characters.
Prize: Winners will each receive a Pokkén Tournament DX art piece signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, and members of the development team.
Casters: Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty

Name: 2017 ARMS Open Invitational
Date: Wednesday, June 14
Time: 3:30 p.m. PT*
Competitors: Four professional competitive fighting game players (Alex “CaliPower” Valle, Kelsy “SuperGirlKels” Medeiros, Daniel “Tafokints” Lee and Marie-Laure “Kayane” Norindr) will take on four E3 attendees who rise to the top by competing in Nintendo’s booth.
Format: Single-elimination
Prize: The coveted 2017 ARMS Open Invitational Belt
Casters: Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty

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