May 6th, 2014


One of the many things that Nintendo fans have been asking to see for years is a Pokémon game on a major Nintendo home console. The Pokémon Company has been adamant that the series is best played on Nintendo’s handheld systems, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing games like Pokémon Snap and Pokémon Colosseum, which is a GameCube title we’d like to see on Wii U.

Now, it looks like something similar could be happening, as The Pokémon Company has registered two new trademarks in Europe, named Pokkén Fighters and Pokkén Tournament. Trademarks for these titles were filed in the US last year, when a rumored image surfaced of Lucario fighting another Pokémon.

At the time, The Pokémon Company said the image was merely conceptual, but perhaps it is tied to the trademarks. There’s no clarification about the trademarks, but with E3 around the corner now seems like the best time ever to announce a new Pokémon game, either for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.


What do you think?

[via GoNintendo]

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  • TheGamenerd5

    I cant wait E3 hurry up and get here

    • Gameonfool

      Ever since that Nintendo video I have been anticipating E3 more and the wait is getting harder. They better impress.

  • Alexizzle

    I would LOVE for a Pokemon Colosseum-type Pokémon game to come to Wii U. Even beter would be if it was more like the handheld series, but that seems unlikely to happen. Aside from my personal personal opinion, I think a (major) Pokémon game on Wii U will greatly boost the console sales. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for E3!

  • jjbredesen

    O_O This could be really interesting! PLEASE Nintendo make a Wii U 3D Pokemon!!

    If we get this and Zelda U at E3, i will be satisfied for this generation xD, and if they can top it with a new StarFox, Metroid or F-Zero there is no reason for a Nintendo fan to be disappointed!

    • Rinslowe

      If any console Pokemon game ends up looking as good as that pic. I’m all in, cause it is a looker!

      • Daniel Carvalho

        Thing is, when we see other companies making games and claiming it has the best graphics, all it has is a resolution of 1920 x 1080. But when Nintendo does something with a machine powerful enough to run HD images, we not only see games with high definition textures, but also a whole new world, such the high level of details and effort put into making those games’ graphics.

        I got no interest whatsoever on the PS3 and Xbox 360, because all they had (or all people and the companies themselves claimed the console had) was HD graphics, but great part of the games launched for it were only at a higher resolution then the previous generation. There was no change whatsoever from how much effort they put into making games for those consoles until the second half of the last generation – and even so only a few games were truly “new generation” in terms of graphical powers.

        Now, take in consideration that almost every Nintendo Wii 1st or 2nd party title got praised for its wonderful and beautiful worlds and art designs, and give those developers a HD machine, you get a whole world of new possibilities. I understand why people who claim graphics are not as much as important as gameplay experiences would be so excited for a Nintendo HD system: Nintendo always impress us somehow, and they usually make graphically impressive games even when their console is outpowered – it’s only natural to get excited at what they could give us with a more powerful equipment.

        • Squid

          Developers make best decisions when it comes to games, however 3rd parties give up because they need to deal with “porting” or programming the Wii U Gamepad into it.

    • Josiah Parsons

      Maybe it’s a 2D fighting game like Brawl? or Injustice?

  • greengecko007

    First there were the Tekken fighting games, now there could be Pokken Fighters? Seems legit…

    I’d rather see a Colosseum or XD type game, as those were quite fun, and weren’t as formulaic as the main series games.

    • Gabe Hoffman

      The title sounds almost like a Pokemon Tekken crossover

      • greengecko007

        Given that Hyrule Warriors is a Dynasty Warriors crossover, that’s not too far’fetched. Perhaps Nintendo is getting 3rd party developers to help them push out games by making crossovers with Nintendo franchises? This is one of the things I’d love to get more information on at E3.

        • Pablo Lavín

          Farfetched xDDDDDDD lol
          Possibly is a Pokemon fighting game, with Bandai Namco on the works

      • MarkyWiiU

        I was about to say the exact same thing. But I do hope it’s not a game like that!

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Did anyone hear of those recent trademarks they filed in Japan Advance Push and Advance Touch

    • Shota

      new nintendo game? or something like advance wars

  • darkcreap

    Pokken Fighters, Fatal Frame, the rumoured STEAM trademark… it seems Nintendo are working themselves and in collaboration with some third parties to bring new IPs (or bring back old ones) for the WiiU. I hope they also remember some of their old IPs (like Metroid and Starfox).

    Nintendo has a ton of IPs, they need to bring some of them back and also trust third parties or associated studios with some of them. They already do things like that, but they need to increase it if they are to cover that gap the lack of third parties brings.

    Overall, very positive to hear about Nintendo doing movements in a good direction. I expect much more from E3 than last year. Maybe I am delusional (like I was last year), but I refuse to lose my faith in Nintendo.

    • Squid

      Don’t forget Miyamoto’s IP in the works!

    • Pablo Lavín

      I feel they need to sell like they had, because of that we had many First Party epic and awesome games in just two years…

  • Sdudyoy

    I would want a Pokemon stadium style of game, with online, compatibility with Pokemon bank, random battles, or a fighting game base off of Pokemon, but I think the problem with that is they would have to modify type advantages and disadvantages.

  • Shota

    no 3ds please nintendo.

    • Squid

      Does that image look like it would go to 3ds?

      • Could be if it’s a CGI cutscene at te start of a battle. But yeah, looks more like a WiiU game.

      • Shota

        did i ever said that image was from 3ds? read better next time

  • wii u is awsome


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  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    Pokken??? As in Pokemon and Tekken??? Oh my god. That’s a horrible idea 🙁 I hope it really just a coliseum game

    • Shota

      ken means fist. so it haven’t has to be a tekken kind of thing

  • sharlo galmo

    I think this gonna use the NFC from the gamepad…..

  • I doubt it, but they should make a console game. It would be smart.

  • anthony optimo

    Conceptual or not that screen looks very promising. Bring it Nintendo!

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    Pokken Fighters??? I was hoping the game would be called Pokemon Stadium 3.

    • MerryBlind .

      Please no. I don’t want yet another turn-based Pokemon game. A real-time fighting game like the Naruto Storm series would be a perfect fit for Pokemon.

  • Kyle

    I was really expecting for a new Pokemon Stadium-like, not Tekken+Pokemon :/

  • Raptok

    I’m just, disappointed that you didn’t know that the other Pokemon is called a Blaziken.
    I thought… that..
    that maybe this site was also run by Pokemon nerds… but it appears I was mistaken…

  • Squid

    Okay, my hopes were down when they said something around the lines of “that’s what’s a Pokemon game would look like on Wii u” but now to see that this is trademarked in Europe now brings my hopes up. A Pokemon fighter would be brilliant, it’s crazy that there is a Kirby fighter before there was a Pokemon fighter.

  • I think it’s both WiiU and 3DS. With Pokkén Fighters being a 3DS game and Pokkén Tournament a WiiU title, makes sense imo. Maybe we’ll see some about this on E3 (crosses fingers)

    • Austin Cabrera

      I would pay $200 for this game + monthly fee. Just do it dumb asses. Its not really about what you think is best game freak. Its about what the customers want. Duh.

  • MerryBlind .

    It would be freaking amazing if they would team up with Namco Bandai (not impossible since they’re developing Smash with Namco) to make a Pokemon Fighting game that plays similarly to the Naruto Storm series!!!!

    From the leaked screen, the camera view is the same (as in really 3D, not 2.5D like most “3D” fighters are) and the easy to pick-up, but frantic and over-the-top, gameplay of the Naruto Storm series would be a perfect fit for a (not turn-based) Pokemon fighting game.

    Goddamn I hope this will turn out amazing. I’ve wanted a proper real-time action Pokemon game since forever!

  • nintendofan

    Nintendo, if you give us a pokemon game like pokemon colloseum & gale of darkness im pretty sure everyone will be occupied long enough for you to come in with some new titles. if I hear “please understand” one more time iwata…. O_O

  • Logan Wayman

    A Pokemon game where you might (or might not) play as the actual Pokemon? Interesting.

    • triplegamer3K .

      Not really a new concept,is it?

      • Logan Wayman


        • SmashFinale

          Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and PokePark

          • triplegamer3K .


  • triplegamer3K .

    Could be like hyrule warriors,but with poke`mon and tekken rather than zelda and dynasty warriors.I don’t know but i do know a console poke`mon would be pretty snazzy.I loved playing blue on the super gameboy.

  • LukeMM95

    If Nintendo announced a 3D, open-world, Pokemon game for Wii U, I’d instantly regain my interest in the series. Seriously, it’s the perfect time for Nintendo to do this.

  • Brandon

    not happening the fucking wii u hating pokemon director said this was a tech demo & he also said don’t expect more pokemon on wii u….. or smartphones. what the fuck!? did he just compared the wii u to smartphones!? smh

  • TheGamerGeek128

    I’m callin’ it now, it’s a Tekken-style fighter with Pokemon (sorta like Hyrule Warriors).

  • Brandon

    I love pokemon but the creator sucks ass for comparing wii u to fucking smartphones (which DO get more powerful every model but those things still suck)

  • Mike

    I’m not trying to offend anyone but… Whenever Ashley says “Lucario fighting another Pokémon” it always makes me cringe…

    • LordiMcKill

      Clearly she’s not a Pokemaniac…

  • Deadpool U

    Hasn’t everyone known about this for months?

  • Random12multi

    Pokken is the new trade mark by nintendo. Nintendo is working with namco-bandi on smash bros. Namco makes tekken. Pokken Sounds like tekken… HOLY SHIT GUY’S…

  • Mark Priest

    Mario kart! Super smash u! X!bayonetta 2! Watch dogs! Maybe zrlda and Pokemon? Wii u IS the best system! !!!suck it xbone!!!

  • steveb944

    I need a real Pokemon game in full 3D gameplay on Wii U, not a fighting game.

    THAT will sell Wii U systems.

  • companyoflosers

    and if they patented it in europe, probly means if it gets made it will come to north america as well! yay! it wont be another awesome game passing over the US and staying in japan! now to secure the US patent so i can hold it hostage when they want it and make some extra money!! XD jk

  • Dylan Groot

    Namco Bandai and Nintendo are making a Pokemon fighting game with the Tekken engine/ mechanics.

  • LordiMcKill

    I think you’ll find that that other Pokemon is Blaziken.

  • LordiMcKill

    Also, if this is what i think it is, which is a Pokemon X Tekken game, then you can sign me up on day one.

  • J_Joestar

    Guessing Pokken Fighters is a smaller 3DS title, and Tournament will be a full fledged Wii U title.

    And they’ll probably connect in some way.

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  • Arthur Jarret

    Alpha sapphire / Omega ruby coming… I’m really too old to like pokemon… arr, ho am I kidding, Mudkip is just too adorable to resist!

  • Spencer Manigat

    Imagine if this game played like a cross between the Tekken games and the Naruto UNS games. That would be AWESOME!!!