How To Unlock All Pokken Tournament Characters

18 March 2016
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Pokken Tournament Unlockable Characters

How to unlock all Pokken Tournament characters? That question will be answered in this guide that shows you who to unlock to get the full roster of 16 Pokken Tournament characters & 30 Support Pokemon characters; and how to achieve that in the Wii U-exclusive arcade fighting game.

Below we’ve listed the playable characters, followed by the support characters. Take the following steps to unlock each of them, so that all unlockable characters in the game will be available to you.

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Index of Pokken Tournament Guides:

How To Unlock All Pokken Tournament Characters

Right now two legendary Pokemon characters have been officially revealed to be unlockable in-game, they will become available by meeting certain in-game requirements, as explained in the list below.

Tip: You don’t start off with everybody, but as you play you can unlock characters. The exception being if you play in the secret LAN Mode, which unlocks everything; full details here-under.

The Playable Characters Are:

1. Blaziken
2. Braixen
3. Chandelure
4. Charizard
5. Garchomp
6. Gardevoir
7. Gengar
8. Lucario
9. Machamp
10. Mewtwo
11. Pikachu
12. Pikachu Libre
13. Sceptile
14. Shadow Mewtwo
15. Suicune
16. Weavile

DLC Note: No extra Pokken Tournament DLC characters have been announced. While it’s easy to say there’s still room on the character select screen for four more downloadable characters, truth is Nintendo nor Bandai Namco seem to have any plans to do so. More telling, none have appeared in the Japanese Arcade original, which has been used in the past to try out new characters (Mewtwo, Shadow Mewtwo). – Of course it CAN happen, just don’t count on it.

This gameplay trailer shows the main Pokken Tournament characters in action:

Pokken Tournament Unlockable Characters

How to unlock additional characters?: As you can tell, when you start the game not all characters are available to choose from in the roster. You can unlock more by taking certain steps, as explained below for each character.

Here we’ve listed the secret characters in revealed order.
Take the following steps to unlock each one; where available.

How To Unlock Mewtwo

Pokken Tournament How To Unlock Mewtwo

How To Get Mewtwo: In Single Player, beat the Red League & defeat Shadow Mewtwo

Unlock Method #1: In Pokken Tournament’s “Single Player Mode” finish the Red League and beat the Shadow Mewtwo event (in turn, this event is unlocked after beating the Ferrum League). Mewtwo gets unlocked right after you defeat Shadow Mewtwo.

Unlock Method #2: Can’t wait any longer and want Mewtwo playable right away? Fans who own 2 Wii U’s, 2 copies of the Pokken Tournament game, and a LAN cable or WiFi router to connect both consoles; can activate multiplayer “LAN Battle Mode” at startup that unlocks all characters instantly. – Connect the two Wii U consoles via router & WiFi network (or 2 Wii U LAN adapters with LAN cable) for a LAN Battle if both console’s settings are identical. Two TV’s is optional, since the Wii U is playable from the Wii U GamePad screen.

While unavailable to select from the game’s options menu (it’s literally hidden), if at the startup screen you hold down L, R and Down on the D-Pad and then press Start, you activate LAN Battle Mode.

Video: A Youtube’s Gameplay Video Series turns its focus to Mewtwo and shares a look at some of his in-game skills. Mewtwo combines cerebral agility with incredible power to dominate any adversary.

How To Unlock Shadow Mewtwo

Pokken Tournament How To Unlock Shadow Mewtwo

How To Get Shadow Mewtwo: In Single Player, beat the Chroma League

Unlock Method #1: In Pokken Tournament’s “Single Player Mode” finish the Chroma League to unlock Shadow Mewtwo. – Note that it just seems random since beating Shadow Mewtwo at the end of the Green League does not unlock him.

Unlock Method #2: Can’t wait any longer and want Shadow Mewtwo playable right away? Fans who buy Pokken Tournament at retail will get Day 1 access to Mewtwo for free. Shadow Mewtwo is included as a card (that you can scan on the Wii U GamePad’s NFC pad) in all Day 1 retail copies of the game.

While the card lets you unlock Shadow Mewtwo automatically, it is only temporary because if you close the game you’ll have to use the Shadow Mewtwo card again next time you play to unlock him.

Unlock Method #3: Same as with Mewtwo, fans who own 2 Wii U’s, 2 copies of the Pokken Tournament game, and a LAN cable or WiFi router to connect both consoles; can activate multiplayer “LAN Battle Mode” at startup that unlocks all characters instantly. – Connect the two Wii U consoles via router & WiFi network (or 2 Wii U LAN adapters with LAN cable) for a LAN Battle if both console’s settings are identical. Two TV’s is optional, since the Wii U is playable from the Wii U GamePad screen.

While unavailable to select from the game’s options menu (it’s literally hidden), if at the startup screen you hold down L, R and Down on the D-Pad and then press Start, you activate LAN Battle Mode.

Video: Pokken Tournament’s Video Reveal shows Dark Mewtwo with his legendary knockout power. Shadow Mewtwo can deliver a series of devastating blows, confusing its opponents into submission.

How To Unlock All Support Pokemon

Support Pokemon come in groups of two.

The Non-Playable Assist Characters Are:

1 & 2. Snivy and Lapras
3 & 4. Emolga and Fennekin
5 & 6. Frogadier and Eevee
7 & 8. Jirachi and Whimsicott
9 & 10. Mismagius and Ninetales
11 & 12. Farfetch’d and Electrode
13 & 14. Rotom and Togekiss
15 & 16. Dragonite and Victini
17 & 18. Croagunk and Sylveon
19 & 20. Pachirisu and Magikarp
21 & 22. Cubone and Diglett
23 & 24. Magneton and Quagsire
25 & 26. Espeon and Umbreon
27 & 28. Yveltal and Latios
29 & 30. Reshiram and Cresselia

How To Unlock All Support Characters:

Jirachi and WhimsicottHow To Unlock: Defeat Travis in the Green League.
Mismagius and NinetalesHow To Unlock: Defeat Keith in the Blue League.
Farfetch’d and ElectrodeHow To Unlock: Defeat Elinn in the Red League.
Rotom and TogekissHow To Unlock: Defeat Keith in the Blue League.
Dragonite and VictiniHow To Unlock: Defeat Elinn in the Red League.
Croagunk and SylveonHow To Unlock: Defeat Travis in the Green League.
Pachirisu and MagikarpHow To Unlock: Defeat Keith in the Blue League.
Cubone and DiglettHow To Unlock: Defeat Travis in the Green League.
Magneton and QuagsireHow To Unlock: Defeat the Top 8 of the Red League.
Espeon and UmbreonHow To Unlock: Defeat the Top 8 of the Green League.
Yveltal and LatiosHow To Unlock: Defeat the Top 8 of the Chroma League.
Reshiram and CresseliaHow To Unlock: Defeat the Top 8 of the Blue League.

Unlock Method #2: Additionally, a second unlock option is done by starting the game in LAN Mode — at the startup screen hold down L, R and Down on the D-Pad and then press Start — which unlocks everything in the game including Support Pokemon.

Video: All of Pokken Tournament’s 30 Support Pokemon are shown in action!

Credits: Nintendo. Feel free to comment if you have any other tips.

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