A Pokémon Fighting Arcade Game? Time for a Road Trip to Japan!


We had a good run, America. We’ve shared a lot, and you will always have a special place in my heart. But it’s time for me to move on. To Japan.

Why, you may ask? THIS:


In the event you’re a jerk and didn’t actually watch that, it’s a fighting game with Pokémon. Do you have any idea how incredible that is?! That’s a dream come true for just about anyone who has ever played the game. Choose between four attacks? FORGET THAT HERE’S A SUPER COMBO.

The game is being developed by Nintendo and Namco Bandai, the latter responsible for the fighting series Tekken. The combination of Pokémon and Tekken explains how they arrived at the incredibly unfortunate name of Pokken Tournament. But that’s a small quibble, considering that the game may finally allow me to realize my destiny of being TIM GYRADOS.

(Sorry I’m not sorry.)

But then there is the issue that, at least for the time being, the game is only going to be released in Japan in what I can only assume is a declaration of war against me. What the hell, Japan? Perhaps Nintendo is punishing us for not buying enough of their ridiculous Wii U’s, I don’t know. But if they refuse to bring it here, the only option is to go over there.

So donate to my Kickstarter! The highest donation receives a high score named after them! Better than potato salad!

Tim Gaydos

Author: Tim Gaydos

Tim is a contributor for Robot Butt and is not hosting a parasitic xenomorph inside him, so just don't worry about it, ok? You can disagree with his opinions on Twitter @timthinksthings.

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