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The Latest Addition to Pokken Tournament is … Chandelure

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Bandai Namco and The Pokémon Company have revealed the previously teased combatant heading to Pokken Tournament.

Featured above, the new fighter is Chandelure (or シャンデラ/Chandela in Japanese). This fits in with the previous tease, which focused on the  character “ラ” (ra/la) in its original Japanese name,

In case you missed it, three other Pokemon were confirmed for the game in the form of Braixen, Garchomp, and Mewtwo (Editor’s Note: They appear to be exclusive to the Wii U release).

Pokken Tournament has been available in Japanese arcades, while the Wii U release is set for March 18th in Japan, and sometime this spring for both North America and Europe.

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20 comments
  1. Gale
    Gale
    January 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    This is not what I expected at all when I started thinking of Pokemon with ra/la in the name.

    Now I’m just curious as to how it plays.

  2. Kamille
    Kamille
    January 14, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Is that the champion form of Candlemon?

  3. Valwin Mediaz
    Valwin Mediaz
    January 14, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    wtf

  4. sanic
    sanic
    January 14, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    good new put the other 732 in and we’re good.

  5. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 14, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I can always appreciate a good “wait what” character like this.

  6. Envy Noson
    Envy Noson
    January 14, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    where the fuck is Zoroark?
    They have goth chandelier but not shapeshifting black and red fox, I call foul play.

  7. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    January 14, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Aw yis. I wasn’t expecting this at all, which makes this great.

  8. Jack
    Jack
    January 14, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    what

  9. Guest
    Guest
    January 15, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I hope they put the garbage bag and ice cream cone in too

  10. scemar
    scemar
    January 15, 2016 at 12:46 am

    What a pleasant surprise, this one’s interesting

  11. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    January 15, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Yep Nintendo is trolling again.

  12. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    January 15, 2016 at 2:42 am

    A defensive Pokemon in a fighting game… hah.

    Totally unexpected.

  13. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    January 15, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Can’t wait for the Metapod announcement.

  14. Vcom7418
    Vcom7418
    January 15, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Plan: Taking over the world, with a fucking CANDLE!!!

  15. Unmotivated
    Unmotivated
    January 15, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Real talk, I love Garbodor.

  16. Pico
    Pico
    January 15, 2016 at 10:29 am

    That was un espected

  17. Gabriel Ibisch
    Gabriel Ibisch
    January 15, 2016 at 10:33 am

    B-b-but, I Vanilluxe is the best!

  18. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    January 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Bah. No Pangoro, no buy.

  19. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    January 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    It would be the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny lol.

  20. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    January 16, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Pretty fun to use in X/Y, but surprised to see it here. Then again, I was surprised to see Suicune. Still kinda bummed some “obvious” choices won’t appear (Snorlax, Zoroark, Scizor, et al) but with obvious mon, there could be 50+ fighters. A smaller and better balanced roster makes sense.