I’ve been playing the hell out of Pokken Tournament lately. I’ve come up with a pretty good list of things I would like to see added and improved upon in the next Pokken Tournament game if we ever get one.
5. More Game Modes
Even the new Pokken Tournament on the Switch is lacking in game modes. There’s still no tournament mode outside of the stupid Ferrum League and the only mode that was added is a 3 on 3 Pokemon battle. That mode is really cool because it makes choosing 3 Pokemon feel like an actual Pokemon battle, but it’s still not enough. We need more game modes.
4. More Pokemon
The roster of Pokken Tournament is solid. I love the roster, but there’s always room for improvement. I would love to see Primeape, Hitmonchan, and Brelom added to the roster. Even Pokemon like Swellow, Staraptor, and Articuno would be awesome. Give us more diversity with our Pokemon. They did great by adding Suicune, but I would have preferred Arcanine since that’s my favorite dog Pokemon. There are over 800 Pokemon to choose from and the sequel should have at least double the amount of Pokemon on the roster.
3. Get Rid of The Ferrum League
The Ferrum League is a huge waste of time. I appreciate that they even gave us a story, but it was horrible. The voice acting is shit and fighting the same few Pokemon over and over again until I reach Mewtwo isn’t fun. This mode should be replaced by something else and I’ll get into that with my number 2 choice.
2. Add An Adventure Mode That Lets Us Collect Badges
Give us an adventure mode. You can have the world map be the overview of the region and let us travel across it with our trainers like a board game. We can run into random Pokemon trainers on the world map and battle it out for money. Let us win 8 badges, advance to the Pokemon League, and fight in a tournament to see who the best trainer in the world is. The Ferrum League got one thing right and that’s the tournament mode. Keep that, but let us work our way up to it by collecting badges.
1. More Customization Options
I want my starter Pokemon to feel like it belongs to me. Let me customize it with cute accessories and give it an adorable nickname. Add in a friendship meter that unlocks passive stat bonuses. Let me unlock special customization items for maxing my affinity with a certain Pokemon. To top it off how about adding evolution. You have basic Pokemon like Pikachu and Croagunk in the game so why not let us evolve them by leveling them up? Maybe that last option will be asking for too much :). I want Pokken Tournament to be the best fighting game ever and if we get a sequel I would love for some of this to be added to it.
What are some changes you would like to see come to Pokken Tournament?