Twitch Plays Pokémon Battles It Out In Pokkén Tournament


Having conquered the Pokémon League in every generation, social experiment Twitch Plays Pokémon is back to battle it out in Pokkén Tournament.

The stream, which sees users write commands in the stream’s chat room which are then sent to the emulator as button input. The concept became resoundingly popular, reaching more than 55 million views when it tackled Pokémon Red alone.

The concept isn’t working quite as well with Bandai Namco Entertainment’s brawler, which, at the time of writing, is currently suffering a string of defeats in Ranked Play in online multiplayer.

We had a lot of fun with Pokkén Tournament, concluding in our review: “Pokkén Tournament is an absolute blast to play, being simple to learn but tricky to master. There’s a risk that longevity won’t be found in the single player content beyond the Ferrum League, but it is in multiplayer that the Wii U exclusive has definite potential.”

Pokkén Tournament is available exclusively for Wii U worldwide.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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