Critical Flinch Explores Pokkén Tournament’s Tekken-Inspired Moves

By on March 22, 2016 at 7:38 am

When The Pokémon Company set out to make Pokkén Tournament, they went to the experts at Bandai Namco Entertainment for help in fleshing out their unique fighting game.

Given this relationship, it should come as no surprise that a decent amount of moves in Pokkén Tournament are directly inspired by those seen in Tekken. Critical Flinch points out most of these Tekken homages in their new video.

These inspirations range from Pikachu sporting a wide range of Mishima-exclusive techniques to Blaziken’s mashup of moves from Law, Bruce, and Alisa. There’s even a bit of Soulcalibur thrown in for good measure.

Check out the clips below and let us know what you think.

Source: Critical Flinch

D3v has worn many hats within the general fighting game community. The self proclaimed "Asian white boy" from the Philippines has done everything from arcade stick modification to match commentary. When not writing for Shoryuken's front page, D3v spends part of his time running tournaments in the Philippines, including the country's biggest fighting game event, Manila Cup.