Pokkén Tournament pros reflect on 5 years on the Play! Pokémon circuit (2023)

Davon “Shadowcat” Amos-Hall already had many of the best accolades a Pokkén Tournament DX player could hope for. He had won an offline major and an online Players Cup.

However, there was still one major accomplishment that had eluded his grasp: winning a Pokémon World Championship. When The Pokémon Company announced in May that it would remove Pokkén from the Play! Pokémon competitive circuit at the end of the 2022 season, Shadowcat realized his time was running out.

When the 2022 Season concludes, #PokkenTournamentDX will no longer be part of the #PlayPokemon program.

We acknowledge this game’s incredible community & its unwavering support. Thank you for creating great moments and memories with us throughout the years.

Pokkén is powerful! pic.twitter.com/SD1aMIqaCa

— Play Pokémon (@playpokemon) May 26, 2022

Then, after the North America International Championships in June, it seemed Shadowcat might not get his chance at all.

He traveled to Columbus, Ohio, for the NAIC, where a top-four finish would earn him a spot at the World Championships. And, barring the on-site Last Chance Qualifier in London, the NAIC was also the final Worlds qualifier of the season, which had begun in late 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic put it on hold.

But upon arriving at the tournament venue, Shadowcat learned he couldn’t enter because he hadn’t gotten his COVID-19 booster shots.

“I didn’t think that was a requirement,” Shadowcat said. “I had my vaccination, and I was thinking that would work out.”

The Pokémon Company ended up dropping its vaccine requirement for tournaments altogether two days after the end of the NAIC. Nevertheless, the potential favorite to win the NAIC was relegated to watching matches in his hotel room for most of the weekend with no hopes of qualifying for Worlds.

A rocky start for competitive Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament spent five seasons on the Play! Pokémon circuit, from the game’s global launch on the Wii U in March of 2016 to its farewell tour in 2022. Some of the game’s best players expressed mixed feelings about Pokkén’s inclusion on the circuit overall.

On one hand, official Pokémon events allowed them to play a game they loved with people they had come to love even more. At the same time, players said The Pokémon Company frequently made decisions that were out of touch with the desires of the Pokkén community.

During its inaugural season, Pokkén Tournament was featured at high-profile fighting game majors like Community Effort Orlando and DreamHack, alongside tournaments hosted by The Pokémon Company. Players earned points based on their performances at these tournaments that enabled them to qualify for the 2016 Pokémon World Championships.

Pokkén was even chosen to be part of the main lineup for Evo 2016, the most prestigious fighting game tournament in the world. However, the grand finals sets between Abe “Tonosama” Hisaharu and Ageta “Buntan” Kazunori proved that Pokkén wasn’t quite ready for the big stage.

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“Because the game was so young, the grand finals [at Evo 2016] was Braixen vs. Suicune, and it was a very slow-paced match with a lot of projectiles,” 2018 world champion Jacob “Jukem” Waller said. “So, I think people were viewing this as a very slow, not very exciting game. Even though the players still enjoyed playing it, and as the years went by we kept discovering more stuff, that initial representation of what Pokkén was ‘like’ all the time really gave a lot of negatives [for] a lot of people.”

Despite its iconic cast of Pokémon characters and the creative mix of 2D and 3D fighting established by Tekken development team Bandai Namco, Pokkén Tournament never reached the same levels of popularity as several other fighting games (or even other Pokémon spin-offs).

While Evo 2016 holds partial blame for Pokkén’s status as a relatively niche esport, players also attributed it to the game’s poor marketing. Players claimed The Pokémon Company promoted the game well in the lead-up to its launch on the Wii U and the launch of Pokkén Tournament DX on the Switch in 2017 but didn’t put much of a spotlight on the game otherwise.

“I think [it was the poor marketing] combined with the system it launched on, which is the Wii U — which is kind of the worst console ever,” Chaz “Mewtater” Wright said. “No one really had them except for Smash players.”

Nevertheless, top players who stuck with the game praised Pokkén for its balance and expressiveness, allowing for a great deal of both character and playstyle variety at the top level. They also lauded its gameplay mechanics and the smooth transitions between its field and dual phases.

“The thing that probably stands out the most to me is how the resources in the game interact with each other,” Mewtater said. “It’s very rich in a way that most fighting games don’t provide and allows for a lot of theorycrafting with your strategy, really planning for stuff at different points in the match and coming up with ideas.”

Crowning the first world champion

The 2016 Pokémon World Championships featured 64 Pokkén Tournament players competing in a double-elimination bracket. The execution of the event was far from perfect. Jukem said players were all huddled into a small room and that The Pokémon Company hadn’t set up the points distribution properly to get enough qualified players. As a result, some attendees simply got to sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis and compete in the Pokkén World Championship.

“I feel like Pokkén was shafted a lot,” Jukem said. “As much as I love the official circuit, I can’t help but have some bitterness towards [The Pokémon Company]. But, at the same time, they’re also part of the reason why I got to be such good friends with a lot of the community members and got to have some of my highs in my career, so I’ll never hate them.”

Community is forever.

Thank you, Pokkén. pic.twitter.com/qmhP8KNgLg

— Play Pokémon (@playpokemon) August 19, 2022

While Evo champion Tonosama shockingly went 0-2 to finish in 49th place at Worlds, another Japanese player, Masami “Potetin” Sato, became the game’s first world champion. Mewtater said Japanese players were able to dominate at early Pokkén tournaments because of their community-focused growth mindset. It also helped that they had access to the game in arcades as early as the summer of 2015.

After its first World Championship, Pokkén’s presence on the Play! Pokémon circuit was downsized. Significantly fewer independent fighting game majors contributed to the circuit, and the World Championships began to feature only 16 Pokkén players.

By 2018, the only official Pokkén events were at Regional or International Championships, where the game appeared alongside other Pokémon titles. The Pokémon Company also forewent the points system, with the highest-placing players at each official event automatically qualifying for Worlds.

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In essence, this meant that most Pokkén players only really got to participate in two Play! Pokémon events per year: the International Championships closest to them and the World Championships. Even so, Pokkén Tournament continued to flourish through grassroots events, where participants were able to form stronger bonds as a community.

“Most of the time, when I’m going to tournaments, I expect to play the game, but then in the aftermath to just hang out with a few friends that chat about the game and chat about life,” Shadowcat said. “Everyone is very welcoming. I like the community a lot.”

Pokkén Tournament’s Team Battle debacle

The Pokémon Company’s decisions regarding its own tournaments were often at odds with what the community was doing at grassroots events. For example, players who had the name of a Pokémon in their tag were forced to change their name when they appeared on stream at official Pokémon events.

So Jukem, who used to go by “ThankSwalot,” won the 2018 World Championship under the name “ThanksAlot.” Meanwhile, Suicune main Christian “Suicune Master” Patierno had to go by “Sui Master.” Jukem said that even Mewtater’s tag was changed to “Mutator” until a commentator told tournament organizers that they couldn’t prove his tag was related to the Pokémon Mew rather than the sound “mew.”

In 2018, #PokkenTournamentDX saw the release of Blastoise and Aegislash, and it's first US winner for the World Championship Series! After an incredible bracket reset by Tarutaro, ThanksAlot ran it back to become the Masters Pokkén World Champion! pic.twitter.com/leNQ5jhdoP

— Play Pokémon (@playpokemon) June 17, 2022

However, for several Pokkén Tournament players, The Pokémon Company’s greatest offense was the Team Battle debacle.

Team Battle was a mode introduced in Pokkén Tournament DX where players picked a team of three characters to play as over the course of a game, rather than just one. For the game’s penultimate season, The Pokémon Company picked Team Battle as the format for official Pokkén events.

“Very quickly, we realized the game’s not balanced around this,” Mewtater said. “Especially the first year, there was weirdly less character variety than 1v1.”

Top players said Team Battle’s meta was quickly solved and the format was exhausting for players and viewers alike, since players had to constantly think about multiple matchups per set and sets tended to run longer than they had before. Viewership for official Pokkén events tanked in 2019 following the introduction of this format.

Still, the players said they could have forgiven The Pokémon Company for trying something new for just one season. But then, another season of Team Battle was announced.

“It kind of created a tension between the community and Pokémon that has not really gone away,” Mewtater said. “Everything was going against it financially, from their perspective and ours, but then they just did it again and it was like, ‘Oh, OK, whatever. You don’t care.’”

Final round

Shortly after the return of offline events amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Pokémon Company announced that the 2022 World Championships would mark Pokkén Tournament’s last appearance on the Play! Pokémon circuit. While the company never provided an official explanation, Mewtater speculated that it was simply because a contract had expired.

“I think that we probably wouldn’t have been there as long as we were if there wasn’t a contract,” Mewtater said. “I think that’s why they stopped caring and just had us do 3v3. If you’re a Pokémon player, it’s more akin to the normal games to see three vs. three Pokémon than one vs. one, so I think they just chose it as a branding thing and it never had anything to do with the game or community.”

Pokkén Tournament DX’s last content update came nearly four years before its final World Championship. On the surface, it would seem that more content was planned for the game, but never materialized; there is a blank slot on the character select screen that appears to be reserved for a fighter that was never put into the game.

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Even before the official announcement that The Pokémon Company was retiring Pokkén Tournament DX, Mewtater said many community members saw the writing on the wall. As a result, several players preparing for the 2022 World Championships were already internally treating it like the last one.

“We wanted to make this a grand finale for Pokkén,” Jukem said.

As it turns out, multiple community members considered Shadowcat to be an integral part of that grand finale. After Shadowcat was unable to compete at the NAIC, Patrick “Euclase” Neumann started a GoFundMe to raise money so Shadowcat could fly to London and enter the Last Chance Qualifier. Within three days, the campaign had reached its $1,500 goal.

“I was surprised that people really, really wanted me to go to London just to compete for the last Pokkén event for Worlds,” Shadowcat said.

Shadowcat, who was generally considered to be at least a top-three player in North America and probably in the top-five in the world, would get another shot.

“It puts a tingle in my heart when people say that,” Shadowcat said. “Imagine being one of the best in the world at this specific game that you love doing. It’s such [an] amazing feeling.”

A ‘perfect storybook ending’ for Pokkén

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships produced an array of mixed emotions for the Pokkén Tournament players in attendance.

“The energy there was very enthusiastic, but also a bit bittersweet for the crowd there just watching the last Pokkén set for a Pokémon official event,” Jukem said.

Shadowcat in particular felt the pressure as the benefactor of the generosity of his fellow community members.

“It felt intense and it felt calm at the same time,” Shadowcat said. “I was kind of worried that I wasn’t going to perform that well, being able to fly out here. But, at the same time, I did want to spend as much time as possible with the overseas players — from Europe, from Japan — and just hang out and talk about the game and see how they’ve been doing [since] the last time I talked to them.”

Any nerves Shadowcat may have had didn’t show in his gameplay. He swept through the Last Chance Qualifier to earn a spot in the main bracket. Then, he conquered Potetin, Niklas “Wingtide” Laerbusch, Hiroki “Subutan” Ishida and Florian “M2Cloud” Blank on his path to the winners side of grand finals.

“The more I was winning, the more I was like, ‘OK, I can definitely do this,’” Shadowcat said. “I was thinking, ‘I can be champion for me, the community, for my pride.’”

Meanwhile, Mewtater had been clawing his way through the losers bracket, eliminating Potetin and M2Cloud to secure his spot on the losers side of grand finals. Going into the tournament, Mewtater cared less about winning than he did about putting on a good show.

“I wanted to put on the best performance possible,” Mewtater said. “If that meant I went 0-2, I wanted to make sure that’s because the other people that I played were just that good and they could represent the game better than I ever could.”

The result was a 10-game pair of grand finals sets that lasted over an hour. In the end, Shadowcat finally earned his first World Championship title after what multiple players called the best Pokkén Tournament set of all time.

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There is NO STOPPING HIM.

From tearing through Last Chance Qualifiers to overcoming a bracket reset, Shadowcat is this weekend's STRONGEST CHALLENGER!

Congratulations to our final #PokkenTournamentDX World Champion! pic.twitter.com/zQ5w9YzNvO

— Play Pokémon (@playpokemon) August 19, 2022

“A lot of people thought I wasn’t happy,” Mewtater said. “When it first was over, they were like, ‘I’m sorry you lost.’ I was like, ‘What do you mean, bro? I’m on Cloud Nine.’ I am so happy that Shadowcat won.

“Obviously I tried to win, but I think Shadowcat winning was the perfect storybook ending to the game. He played the best he’s ever played by far, so I can’t be mad. It was just his day and he deserves it.”

What’s next for the Pokkén Tournament community

Some members of the Pokkén Tournament community suspected the game’s removal from the Play! Pokémon circuit was simply because it would be replaced by Pokkén Tournament 2. However, no such game was announced at Worlds. Still, Mewtater said technical director Masaaki Hoshino’s evident love for the game makes him think a Pokkén sequel is possible.

“At Worlds, he was in the crowd watching non-tournament matches,” Mewtater said. “He has every year, too. He doesn’t tell everyone, ‘Oh, I’m Hoshino, I’m here.’ He just walks out and he watches with the rest of us. I think that it’s very clear that he really cares about the game. I can’t blame him because he made a very, very good game.”

Mewtater said he thinks there are two potential timelines for a Pokkén Tournament sequel. It could happen in about five years once development for Tekken 8 is finished. Or, it could happen in about 20 years à la New Pokémon Snap.

Regardless of whether or when a sequel will come, tournament organizer Anthony “Rokso” Paratore is reportedly working on his own grassroots Pokkén circuit. While details have not been publicly announced, players have suggested the circuit will include qualifying tournaments that filter into a finale event.

“If people need something like Worlds to motivate them, they should stay motivated,” Mewtater said.

Jukem said the lack of official Pokémon events could also free Pokkén players up for other fighting game tournaments. He mentioned CEO, which has not featured Pokkén since 2017 because it usually takes place on or around the same date as the NAIC.

Thank you @playpokemon and the entire Pokkén community for giving me an amazing six years of memories.

From opening the door to DreamHack for me at Austin 2016, seeing Australia for my first time to run the game, & taking me to multiple Worlds events, simply thank you. pic.twitter.com/S4Fae9Ou2G

— Alex Jebailey (@Jebailey) August 19, 2022

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In the meantime, the game maintains an active online presence with weekly events hosted through the community’s Discord server.

“Even for a game this old, people are still playing and loving this game,” Jukem said. “We’ve had players come and go, obviously, but for the most part, a lot of these players have been playing since the very beginning and are supporting a lot of the newer players. If someone asks me something, I’ll just help them and then some because I just love doing it, and I know a lot of my friends feel that exact same way. It’s kind of one big fighting game family in my opinion.”

Pokkén Tournament players have persisted through content droughts, a lack of mainstream popularity, questionable competitive formats and more. Even now that official developer support has been withdrawn, it seems that community members will continue to live by a mantra they have already clung to for years: Long live Pokkén.

FAQs

Is Pikachu good in Pokken tournament? ›

In Pokkén Tournament

Pikachu is classified as a standard fighter. He has 570 HP making him tied with his alternate form, Pikachu Libre and Sceptile for the fourth highest HP count. He along with Lucario is a very balanced fighter, decent options for every situation.

How many copies did Pokken Tournament sell? ›

In the United States, the NPD Group reported that Pokkén Tournament outsold Street Fighter V by the end of April 2016. In August 2016, Bandai Namco announced that the game had shipped over one million copies worldwide.
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Do people still play Pokken tournament? ›

The Pocket Monster's beat 'em up will no longer be a part of the Pokémon Championship Series after 2022, The Pokémon Company has announced. Pokkén Tournament has been part of the Championships since 2016 and the Wii U version, and its sixth year will be its final one and won't be seen at the Play!

Is Pokken tournament just Tekken? ›

Pokkén Tournament, while not a Tekken game as such, contains many references to Tekken, primarily in Pokémon movesets and stages.

Is Pokkén Tournament still active 2022? ›

With that, the last Pokkén Tournament Championship Series has come to an end. Although it was bittersweet, everyone seems to agree: you couldn't have asked for a better ending. Going forward, Pokkén Tournament DX will no longer be a part of the Play! Pokémon program, but the game isn't going anywhere.

Will there be a Pokkén Tournament 2? ›

The Pokémon Company does have Pokémon UNITE to fill the competitive void in the franchise. However, Pokken Tournament was another strong option. It had a stellar six-year run, which has sadly come to an end.

What is Shadow Mewtwo? ›

Shadow Mewtwo is the supposed alternate form of Mewtwo in the game, and serves as the main antagonist for most of the story mode of Pokkén Tournament. Being a Technical fighter, Shadow Mewtwo is an extremely potent Burst fighter that has lots of combo options and setups for high damage racking.

Can you unlock more Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament? ›

Unlockable Support Pokemon

Support Pokemon are unlocked by achieving new ranks in the Ferrum League. Espeon and Umbreon - Complete the Green Tournament. Cubone and Diglett - Complete the Green Promotion Test. Jirachi and Whimsicott - Complete the Green Promotion Test.

Which Pokémon game sold the most copies? ›

As of March 2022, the Pokémon franchise has sold over 440 million copies worldwide. This makes Pokémon the second best-selling game franchise, only behind Mario.
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TitlesPokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
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Is Pokken Tournament DX shutting down? ›

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Nia is 20 upon her debut. Nia's persona was based off Rui's when she debuted. Her persona also takes elements from Crystal, such as being able to persuade Ian and not back down from what she wants. Nia is based off the guide character from the game Pokkén Tournament.

Who is the girl in Pokkén Tournament? ›

Anne is a secondary protagonist of the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament. Unlike the other Human characters that appear in the game, she is not a Battle Trainer. Anne is a member of a secret tribe that protects the Shadow Synergy Stone from corrupting humans and Pokémon.

Is Tekken Japanese or Chinese? ›

Japanese video game developer Namco began the series in 1994, with the release of the self-titled first entry. As of 2017, it has nine additional entries, eight spin-off games, and has been adapted into three feature films and other media.

What is max level in Pokken Tournament? ›

The max level for a Pokémon in Pokken Tournament is 100.

Is Zafina a DLC? ›

Zafina will also become playable in DLC1's new mode, 'Ultimate TEKKEN BOWL. '

Are Pokémon tournaments real? ›

Typically occurring in August of each year, the Pokémon World Championships feature the best Pokémon players from around the globe. Players will compete for over a half-million dollars in prizes, the title of Pokémon World Champion, and return invitations for the following year's Worlds.

What is the newest Pokémon set 2022? ›

Pokemon Sword and Shield Sets

In 2022, three Sword and Shield sets were released. The first was Brilliant Stars, which hit stores in February. Featuring 172 cards and 14 secret cards, it is the smallest of all the Sword and Shield sets released this year. The set is noteworthy because it introduces the VSTAR mechanic.

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Will Pokémon duel ever come back? ›

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Who won the last Pokémon tournament? ›

The final series went the distance, with Shadowcat coming out ahead three-to-two against Mewtater, taking home the $6000 grand prize. This is the final year for Pokken Tournament DX at the Pokemon World Championship.

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Is there a black Mewtwo? ›

Shadow Mewtwo (Japanese: ダークミュウツー Dark Mewtwo) is an unlockable character in the fighting game Pokkén Tournament. It is a Technical style fighter.

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While the obvious thing to do when catching a Shadow Pokemon is to purify it, purification is not required and players can choose to keep their Shadow Pokemon.

Who created Shadow Mewtwo? ›

Shadow Mewtwo Appears: Co-created by the Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco, Shadow Mewtwo was exclusive to Pokken Tournament -- to this day, he's never appeared in a mainline Pokemon game. This brief cutscene was how the world got its first glimpse of Shadow Mewtwo in late 2015. Yes please on the 2D game.

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Mewtwo is a pure psychic type Pokémon and one of the two unlockable playable Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament (The other being Shadow Mewtwo). They can be unlocked by beating the Red League and then beating the series of events that follow, ending in a battle with Shadow Mewtwo.

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By defeating all your opponents in the pools and tournaments, as well as completing the champion battle for the Green, Blue, and Red leagues you'll unlock Mewtwo.

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In Pokémon Adventures, there are technically no limits to how many Pokémon a Trainer can have on hand beyond what the Trainer can physically carry. However, Trainers are still limited to a maximum of six Pokémon for official battles, such as in the Pokémon League.

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1. Tetris – 520 million. Arguably the most timeless video game ever created, Tetris sits comfortably atop the list of all-time bestsellers with 520 million copies sold, according to The Tetris Company.

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Will Pokémon ever finish? ›

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How old is Mairin? ›

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How old is Pokemon Black Protag? ›

According to Junichi Masuda during a fan meeting, Hilbert, Hilda, Bianca and Cheren are 14 years old in Black and White.

How many characters does Pokkén Tournament have? ›

Pokken Tournament features 16 playable characters to choose from, two of which are Unlockables.

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There are 16 total Pokemons to play with: Blaziken, Braixen, Chandelure, Charizard, Garchomp, Gardevoir, Gengar, Lucario, Machamp, Mewto, Pikachu, Pikachu Libre, Sceptile, Shadow Mewto, Suicune and Weavile.

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Ryu is played by Byron Mann in the 1994 film version of Street Fighter, where he serves as a supporting protagonist, as Guile is the main character. In this depiction, Ryu is given the surname "Hoshi" and is presented as an American of Japanese ethnicity.

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Umbral Shards are a new type of currency that can be used to raise your Expertise from 600 to 625. This is the only way for your items to reach 625, which is currently the max level available in the game. At that point, you will begin getting legendary drops and hunting for your BiS gear.

What race is Zafina? ›

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has also confirmed Zafina to be of Middle Eastern origin, citing her as "a female character from the Middle East who uses ancient assassination arts". Some time after this, he stated that she was of Arabian origin on Twitter, and later stated that she is "probably from Egypt".

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Eliza is a female vampire who holds the power of immortality. She claims to be 1000 years (and 4 months) old.

What is the strongest Pokémon in Pikachu? ›

In the recent Detective Pikachu film, Mewtwo's abilities are on full display, personifying how devastatingly powerful this Pokémon is. There is no real match for Mewtwo.

Who is the best Pokkén Tournament DX player? ›

Top Players of 2019 for Pokkén Tournament DX
Player ID% of Total
1.Elm28.11%
2.Wingtide84.54%
3.CrossIgarashi100.00%
4.Jamesibell100.00%
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Can Pikachu beat stitch? ›

Pikachu wins. This is because of three things. First, Pikachu is also incredibly strong, as noted by him throwing a milotic. Second, Pikachu's incredible speed plus the innate resistance all Pokémon share makes him nearly as impervious as Stitch to damage.

Is Charizard good in Pokkén Tournament? ›

In Pokkén Tournament

Charizard is classified as a power type fighter. It attacks at close range but also has a fairly powerful ranged attack, Flamethrower. It has 600 HP, granting it above-average durability.

Who is the 2nd strongest Pokémon? ›

Giratina

Able to travel through dimensions at will and basically being the embodiment of anti-matter, this Pokémon is without a doubt the second most powerful Legendary Pokémon of all time. There is only one other Pokémon that could be considered more powerful than Giratina, and that's the one who created it.

Which Pokémon is Ash strongest? ›

Alongside Pikachu Ash has caught many Pokemon over the years, but these would arguably make his best competitive team. We all know Ash Ketchum's strongest Pokemon is Pikachu.

Is Pokken tournament DX shutting down? ›

Pokemon Championship Announces End of Pokken Tournament Participation. A recent announcement from The Pokemon Company confirms that tournament support for Pokken Tournament will end after the 2022 season.

What are the special codes for Pokken tournament DX? ›

On the world map, press X to go to a pause menu.
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6GSSALLDM9RLOld Leather Jacket (Male)
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ABZMNSU8D7QNSpecial Training Outfit (Female)
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Why does Mimikyu copy Pikachu? ›

Mimikyu's disguise is modeled after Pikachu because of the popularity of Pikachu-styled merchandise, thinking that its disguise would allow it to make friends with people. Unfortunately, this attempt makes its disguise look more creepy. The rag it wears allows Mimikyu to avoid attacks.

Is Mimikyu a Pikachu clone? ›

Specifically, Pikachu Clones are all the electric mouse Pokemon found in various regions. These include the likes of Plusle and Minun (Gen 3), Pachirisu (Gen 4), Emolga (Gen 5), Dedenne (Gen 6), Togedemaru (Gen 7), Mimikyu (Gen 7), and Morpeko (Gen 8).

Why is Pikachu afraid of Pokeball? ›

Pikachu was Ash's starter Pokemon, given to him by his former owner Professor Oak. Due to his lateness in receiving a Pokemon, Ash was stuck with Pikachu as opposed to selecting him. Pikachu proved to be a spunky little creature, electrocuting Ash and refusing to go inside the Poke balls he threw at him.

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