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How to Update Pokkén Tournament DX

Instructions on installing the update for Pokkén Tournament DX.

On 26 September 2018 a new software update for Pokkén Tournament DX became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s online features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the console is connected to the internet, the update will download and install automatically.
  • Once you have updated the game, you will not be able to play back replay data from a previous version.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


Version 1.3.3

  • Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.
  • Adjustments have been made to some Pokémon and attacks.
    Pokémon Attack Adjustments
    Lucario Grab Attack (Field Phase) Fixed the issue causing a shortened stun duration when hitting Croagunk or Blastoise with a grab attack.
    Suicune Burst Attack Fixed the issue causing the game to transition into a cutscene after K.O.ing your opponent.
    Suicune Counter Attack - Follow-up Fixed the issue causing players to be unable to make follow-ups after a successful counter attack.
    Suicune Midair Weak Attacks Fixed the issue causing Suicune to perform a grab attack immediately after hitting with a midair weak attack.
    Gardevoir Grab Attack (Field Phase) Fixed the issue causing a shortened stun duration when hitting Croagunk or Blastoise with a grab attack.
    Weavile Weak Attack - Strong Attack Follow-up (Synergy Burst Active) Made the attack behaviour align with the behaviour when Synergy Burst is not active.
    Pikachu Libre Weak Attack - Strong Attack Follow-up: Additional Attack
    Stance Strong Attack: Additional Attack
    We’ve made the inputs for additional attacks easier. In addition, if the inputs are completed with good timing, you will receive a power-up.
    Pikachu Libre Jumping Ranged Attack We have extended the reach of the second attack.
    Pikachu Libre Wild Charge (Enhanced) Fixed the issue causing low attacks to be blocked until the enhancement wears off. We also fixed the issue causing the midair timing to be slower than the regular version of Wild Charge.
    Sceptile Leaf Blade (Duel Phase) Increased the stun duration for critical hits.
    Sceptile Leaf Storm Fixed the issue causing players to be unable to perform a recovery after being struck in midair under certain conditions.
    Shadow Mewtwo Strong Attack Increased the stun duration for critical hits.
    Shadow Mewtwo Low Stance Strong Attack Increased attack duration.
    Shadow Mewtwo Grab Attack (Duel Phase) We changed it so that the thunder would fade when a grab attack is performed at close range.
    Darkrai Nightmare Fixed the issue causing Darkrai to double-jump even when not under the positive status “Additional Jumps”.
    Croagunk Poison Jab Fixed the issue keeping status effects from taking effect on a hit.
    Croagunk Thief Fixed the issue keeping Croagunk from stealing Synergy Gauge or positive statuses from its opponent on a hit.
    Croagunk Gunk Shot (Large Rock, Duel Phase) Fixed the issue causing Croagunk to move in the opposite direction when it attacks with a large rock.
    Empoleon Backward Strong Attack Increased basic damage.
    Decidueye Change Backward Weak Attack Increased attack duration.
    Decidueye Stance Strong Attack We made changes to the trajectory of far attacks.
    Decidueye Fix Acrobatics Fixed the issue causing Decidueye to turn around after activating Acrobatics.
    Mega Rayquaza Dragon Ascent Fixed the issue causing the number of hits to change depending on which character is summoned.

Version 1.3.2

  • This version contains different adjustments for the Pokémon, including the addition of some brand-new actions.
  • Other adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

Version 1.3.1

  • This distribution has adjusted the balance of some of the Pokémon added from version 1.2.0 onward.
  • Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

Version 1.3.0

  • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 2 compatibility has been added.

Version 1.2.0

  • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 1 compatibility has been added.
  • Video capture compatibility added. Hold the Capture Button to capture up to 30 seconds of the previous footage.
    • The console must be updated to version 4.0.0 or higher to use this feature.

Version 1.1.0

  • Players can now participate in online Team Battles.
  • A recording feature has been added to Free Training in Practice Mode.
  • Players can get special titles based on their ranking in Official Group Matches.
    • Official Group Matches are groups held officially for Pokkén Tournament DX. Rewards are only available for certain Official Group Matches.
  • It is now possible to change how battle records are displayed.
  • Battle records will be displayed when players enter a group.
  • Team Battles are now available in Event Mode
  • Adjustments have been made to some Pokémon and attacks.
    Pokémon Attack Adjustments
    All Battle Pokémon System Fixed an issue that caused Support Pokémon to be called and Synergy Burst to be activated simultaneously when players press L and R while being hit with an attack that does not cause hit stun.
    All Battle Pokémon Double Jump Fixed an issue where players couldn’t double jump diagonally after certain actions in Field Phase.
    Fixed an issue where players couldn’t double jump while affected by a positive status increasing their number of jumps.
    Lucario Forward Weak Attack Fixed an issue that allowed Lucario to move during a Burst Attack’s animation when hit by a Burst Attack with specific timing.
    Machamp Burst Attack Fixed an issue that allowed opponents to move during its Burst Attack animation.
    Suicine Aurora Beam Fixed an issue where an Aurora Beam to the left or right couldn’t be used from a cancelled Ranged Attack.
    Gengar Permeate Fixed an issue that allowed players to use Permeate again after using Permeate, double jumping, and then using a Jumping Ranged Attack.
    Chandelure Overheat Fixed an issue where Chandelure did not turn black when affected by a negative status when its action was interrupted by an opponent’s attack.
    Chandelure Forward Strong Attack (Synergy Burst active) Fixed an issue that caused its stats to change after using Burst Attack.
    Garchomp Dragon Claw (Field Phase) Fixed an issue where players couldn’t transition to Running Stance when cancelling a Ranged Attack into this move.
    Empoleon Grab Attack (Duel Phase) Fixed an issue where some attacks would combo after a Phase Shift.
    Scizor Metal Claw Fixed an issue where some attacks would combo after a Phase Shift.
    Scizor Bug Bite to dash step Fixed an issue where Duel Phase moves could be used after a Phase Shift.
    Decidueye Razor Leaf to Soaring Stance to dash step Fixed an issue where players could double jump even if they were not affected by a positive status increasing Decidueye’s number of jumps.
    Decidueye Soaring Stance Fixed an issue where players temporarily lost control of the Pokémon after it was hit by an attack with specific timing.
    Decidueye Soaring Stance to Strong Attack Fixed an issue where when only the first hit connected, opponents were unable to move even after the hit stun had finished.

Version 1.0.1

  • Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.