North American boxart.

Pokkén Tournament is a fighting game by Bandai Namco Games and The Pokémon Company. It combines elements from Bandai Namco's Tekken series with characters from the Pokémon franchise. It was released in Japanese arcades in 2015, with the Wii U version launched internationally on March 19th, 2016.

Playable charactersEdit

Pokkén Tournament features a total of sixteen playable Pokémon. Two, Mewtwo and Shadow Mewtwo, are unlockable.

Characters in Pokkén Tournament
AegislashBlastoiseBlazikenBraixenChandelureCharizardCroagunkDarkraiDecidueyeEmpoleonGarchompGardevoirGengarLucarioMachampMewtwoPikachuPikachu LibreSceptileScizorShadow MewtwoSuicuneWeavile
Unlockable characters in the Wii U version in italics. Characters not in the Wii U version in bold.


Pokkén Tournament was teased in Summer 2013, with trademarks being filed around the same time. The game was formally announced in 2014 with Machamp and Lucario both being confirmed. Little else was confirmed about the game until early 2015, when more footage of the game was shown and three new characters were confirmed. Trailers of the game continued to be released until the game launched in arcades.

After launch, DLC was added in the form of events, adding new Support and Playable Pokémon. Boss fights with Shadow Mewtwo were also introduced in this form. The game was announced for worldwide release on the Wii U in late 2015 alongside a trailer for Pikachu Libre.

Opening cutsceneEdit

Pokken Tournament Opening Footage

Pokken Tournament Opening Footage


Pokkén Tournament received "generally favorable" reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 76/100 on Wii U.[1] Switch version, Pokken Tournament DX also received a metasore of 79/100.[2] On, it receives an aggregate score (playscore) of 8.16 on Wii U[3] and 8.29 on Nintendo Switch.[4]


  1. Metascore for Pokkén Tournament on Wii UMetacritic, Retrieved March 30, 2020
  2. Metascore for Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo SwitchMetacritic, Retrieved March 30, 2020
  3. playscore for Pokkén Tournament on Wii, Retrieved March 30, 2020
  4. playscore for Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo, Retrieved March 30, 2020

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