Empoleon Joins Pokken Tournament on December 15


Bandai Namco has announced yet another combatant for Pokken Tournament.

The latest fighter confirmed for the game is Empoleon, and the generation IV Pokemon will join the game on December 15th.

It’s worth mentioning this is the fourth addition to the game’s Japanese arcade release – following Darkrai, Scizor, and Croagunk. Thus far, Bandai Namco hasn’t confirmed a Wii U release for these additional characters.


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  • Neojames82

    “Thus far, Bandai Namco hasn’t confirmed a Wii U release for these additional characters.”

    I’m guessing that is isn’t going to EVER happen at this point.

  • dogmentation

    Wow, Empoleon, who gives a shit?

  • Uncle Slick

    Probably on Switch.

  • Neojames82

    If they are smart.

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    Please don’t diss one of the best water starters.

  • Nin

    You’d think they’d do a Gen 7 Pokemon. The fully evolved fire starter was practically made for the game. Some of the Ultra Beasts would work too, and I personally think Golisopod or Alolan Golem would be neat.

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    >Some of the Ultra Beasts would work too
    I’d love to see Pheromosa playable. Its even a fighting type. Would be a fantastic choice for the game.

  • Didney Worl

    At this point, Nintendo is trying to salvage every Wii U game worth salvaging. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pokken is one of those games.

  • Zanard Bell

    Dunno, but it feels like Gen 2 is getting left in the dust with Pokken.

  • Laytonaster


  • scemar

    needs tyranitar to be added
    best thing out of that whole gen

  • RetroGamer

    Yeah, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see a “definitive edition” of some sort released for it.