Pokkén Tournament is a fighting game starring characters of the Pokémon franchise, set for a 2015 arcade release. At the helm is Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino. The game is a joint development between The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco, the latter of which has assisted Nintendo with another fighting game, 2014's Super Smash Bros. No announcements regarding a home version of the game have been made.
Unlike Tekken, Pokken Tournament will not feature a high/mid/low blocking system, instead introducing its own mechanics which have not yet been detailed. Other Pokémon can be used as support characters during battle.
Katsuhiro Harada confirmed on his Twitter account that the roster will not be limited to Fighting or dual-type Fighting Pokémon, and non-humanoid fighters are possible. Harada also said that no characters from the Tekken franchise would appear in the game.
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Gardevoir (known as Sirknight in Japan) is a dual-type psychic/fairy (formerly pure psychic) Pokémon. Its debut was in Generation IV's Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. It has made 2 NPC appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series via the Poké Ball item.
Lucario is a dual type Steel/Fighting Pokémon. Its playable debut was in Generation IV's Pokemon Diamond/Pearl and has made two appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series. It evolves from Riolu.
Machamp is a Fighting-type Pokémon with four arms. First appearing in the original Pokémon Red/Blue, it is the final evolution of Machop and Machoke.
The Pokémon franchise mascot, Pikachu has appeared in every Pokémon game, beginning with Pokémon Red/Blue, and every Super Smash Bros. game, beginning with 1999's Super Smash Bros. It is an electric-type Pokémon.
Suicune is a water type legendary Pokémon. Its debut was in Generation II's Pokémon Gold/Silver. It made a NPC appearance as a Master Ball Pokemon in Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS.