6 Pokémon That Would Be Perfect for Pokkén Tournament

We can't have all 718, after all.

Pokken Tournament

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For years we’ve sent Pokémon to do our bidding, dispatching them into battle with little care for their own feelings; they are our pawns, but the tables have turned. Now, we are the pawns in Pokkén Tournament. There’s finally a fighting game surrounding the chaos and strategy of Pokémon battles, bringing all types of different creatures into the ring, letting the player be the combatant.

There has been a strange variety of fighters selected, giving the impression that the Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco just don’t give a damn about what anyone thinks, and that’s exactly how it should be. Some choices have been more obvious like Fighting-type Machamp, who would already be easy to translate into the Tekken-like game. Other choices, however, like Chandelure take things to another level by letting you play as something far from humanoid or even animal-like; it looks like a chandelier. In fact, it is a chandelier. A haunted chandelier.

By their logic, anything goes, I suppose. So we at Twinfinite have been thinking, and here are six Pokémon, one from each generation, that we think would be perfect for the Pokkén Tournament roster…

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Andres Ruiz
Andres was a freelance writer for Twinfinite, having started writing for the site in 2014, before leaving and returning a few times, including a recent stint that ended in March 2023. He's a graduate in English from Florida International University and focused a lot of his time writing video game news. Aside from writing, he is an advocate for people with Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. He is also constantly wondering if his neighbors in Animal Crossing still miss him.