Pokken Tournament Support  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Pokken Tournament Support  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Pokken Tournament Guide: Garchomp Basics and Combos https://www.gameskinny.com/xje6r/pokken-tournament-guide-garchomp-basics-and-combos https://www.gameskinny.com/xje6r/pokken-tournament-guide-garchomp-basics-and-combos Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:38:02 -0400 Synzer

The land shark dragon, Garchomp, is brutal in Pokken Tournament. Even though he's a Power type, he isn't that slow and has good mobility moves.

He can Dig to avoid attack and come up with one of his own. Not only that, but he can dash and attack. If you want some speed with your Power, Garchomp is for you. Please visit my Pokken Tournament Beginner Tips and Tricks for other tips and fighter guides.

This guide will go over everything about Garchomp in Pokken Tournament including:

  • Garchomp Basics - How he plays, strengths, and weakness. Also, good support and cheer skills to use with this Pokemon.
  • Garchomp Combos - Example combos you can use.

Garchomp Basics

Let me start by saying, Dig is your friend. This Forward+A move is very versatile and can get you out of many tough situations. Opponent going to attack, Dig and cancel into a block or counter. They are going for a grab? Dig and attack them.

Opponent blocking? Dig anyway -- you would be surprised how many people drop their block once you use Dig. You can also jump out of Dig to start a combo from mid-air, my favorite method of combos with Garchomp.

In field phase, Garchomp has a surprising number of attacks you can land easily. His side+Y attack throws a curving attack that goes out then comes in, surprising many opponents into getting hit.

His mid-air Y attack also can be charged to send out a whirlwind that goes behind the opponent and pushes them towards you.

He is also has an extra grab Down+A that can be charged. Back+A is also a counter attack, you have a few options.

His Synergy Burst is interesting. It can counter attack pierce, but if the opponent blocks, the attack doesn't stop. Instead it will keep attacking and eventually break the block.

It does not initiate the cut scene for extra damage if this happens, which does the most damage. You also lose health if you don't connect with the Burst attack.

Pokken Tournament Garchomp Synergy Burst

To give you another incentive to play as Garchomp, he has a whopping 660 HP. This certainly helps at surviving attacks that would defeat most of the other fighters.

Support Pokemon and Cheer Skill

I like Cubone and Diglett for setting combos up. Dragonite and Victini is also pretty good. I like Victini because he causes all attacks to become critical hits.

Reshiram and Cresselia are always good choices for the Healing and Synergy Gauge recovery Cresselia gives. Check out the How to All Unlock Support Pokemon and Cheer Skills guide for more details.

For Cheer Skills, Synergy and Pressure Focused are great for keeping the Synergy Gauge up at crucial times. Support Focused is best used when using support Pokemon like Victini or others that charge slowly.

Garchomp Combos

Below are a few examples of combos you can do with Garchomp.

  • X, Forward+Y,Y
    • This a good and easy combo to use. X makes Garchomp launch forward to cover a good distance and it knocks the opponent in the air.
    • You can also do a standard Y,Y,Y,Y combo or some other variations after the initial hit.
  • Mid-air X, Y,Y,Y, cancel with Forward+A
    • I love this one. You use X while in the air, then start the Y combo after the first hit.
    • Press Forward+A after the 3rd Y to immediately go into a Dig attack to finish.
  • Mid-air A, Back+Y, Y,Y,Y,Y
    • This starts with an Earthquake while in the air to knock the opponent into the air.
    • Back+Y keeps them in the air with another attack and you can finish with the standard Y combo.

That's it for my Garchomp guide for Pokken Tournament. Let me know if you have any questions are tips of your own.

Pokken Tournament Guide: Pikachu Libre Basics and Combos https://www.gameskinny.com/7d4ag/pokken-tournament-guide-pikachu-libre-basics-and-combos https://www.gameskinny.com/7d4ag/pokken-tournament-guide-pikachu-libre-basics-and-combos Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:48:09 -0400 Synzer

When I first saw that Pikachu Libre was in Pokken Tournament, I was a little upset that another Pokemon was not chosen. After playing as her, I was immediately happy and she became one of my favorite fighters.

Pikachu Libre has the fun, fast nature of normal Pikachu, but also wrestling moves to make her even more of a boss! Someone start talking trash? Hit him with a stone cold stunner or suplex them into silence!

Jump around the stage and even off of walls to make your opponent antsy before you go in for the kill. Pikachu Libre is the character you want if enhancement (not steroids) and fast, stylish attacks excite you. Check out the Pokken Tournament Beginner Tips and Tricks for other help.

This guide will go over everything about Pikachu Libre in Pokken Tournament including:

  • Pikachu Libre Basics - How she plays, strengths, and weakness. Also, good support and cheer skills to use with this Pokemon.
  • Pikachu Libre Combos - Example combos you can use.

Pikachu Libre Basics

Jumping around the stage, performing stone cold stunners, and being an overall champion are just some of the things Pikachu Libre can do.

The most important thing to know about Pikachu Libre is that she can Enhance herself by landing certain attacks. Enhance increases Attack so you do more damage. Below is a list of some attacks that will Enhance Pikachu Libre.

  • Field Phase - Y,Y
    • Forward+A
    • A,A
    • Back+A
  • Duel Phase - A,A
    • Y,Y,Y,Y
    • Forward+A
    • Up+X combo

While in Duel phase, Back+A (Electroweb) only gives Enhance and phase shift when you are already Enhanced.

Pikachu Libre can also get a Defense boost if you wall jump. While in the air, hold R near the wall to jump off and get the boost. However, there is a much better way to get this boost.

While in field phase, get your back to a wall, then hold back+Y. You will jump in the air to do an attack and jump off the wall for the defense boost.

This is usually how I wall jump. The attack also chases the opponent for a while so it is relatively safe.

The Synergy Burst attack launches Pikachu Libre forward, so it is usually easy to hit. Now your dreams jumping off the top turnbuckle as Pikachu can be a reality.

Pokken Tournament Pikachu Libre Synergy Burst

Double Team (A) is great for avoiding enemy attacks, then attacking. You can also jump or dash step out of Double Team.

Pikachu Libre also has a few multi-range/height attacks to do while in field phase. There is not a lot she can do in field phase at range, so the best thing is to get in close before your opponent can start their range control.

Support Pokemon and Cheer Skill

I like Cubone and Diglett for setting combos up. Dragonite and Victini is also pretty good. I like Victini because he causes all attacks to become critical hits. Check out the How to Unlock All Support Pokemon and Cheer Skills guide for more details.

Standard and Support Focused Cheer Skills are good since she fills up Synergy Gauge quickly. Special wouldn't be bad either if you lose a round.

Pikachu Libre Combos

 Below are examples of some combos for Pikachu Libre.

  • (Enhanced) Y,Y,Y,Y, Down+A
    • This is my go-to combo as long as I'm enhanced. She will do the normal Y combo that ends with a slam attack that stuns the opponent, then Down+A does the Wild Charge.
    • This only works while enhanced.
  • Forward+X,X, Forward+Y, Cancel Back+A
    • The first part knocks them in the air, Forward+Y hit them while in the air, then you have to cancel with Back+A to do an Electroweb grab while they are still in the air.
  • Up+Y, Midair A
    • Simple combo that knocks your opponent into the air then slams down on them after.

That's it for my guide on Pikachu Libre Basics and Combos in Pokken Tournament. Let me know if you have any questions or tips of your own!

Pokken Tournament Guide: Gengar Basics and Combos https://www.gameskinny.com/g69kh/pokken-tournament-guide-gengar-basics-and-combos https://www.gameskinny.com/g69kh/pokken-tournament-guide-gengar-basics-and-combos Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:52:09 -0400 Synzer

Gengar is the master of trickery in Pokken Tournament. He isn't that fast, he doesn't have long combos, and it his attacks are not normally as strong as a Power character.

He has many deceptive attacks that can make him disappear to avoid damage and come back with a punch to make you think twice about what just happened.

His Synergy Gauge takes a while to build -- but when it does, he will be ready to steam roll you with powerful attacks and a Synergy Burst that is the stuff of nightmares.

If you like to be sneaky and keep your opponent guessing, Gengar is for you. Please visit my Pokken Tournament Beginner Tips and Tricks for other help with the game.

This guide will go over everything about Gengar in Pokken Tournament including:

  • Gengar Basics - How he plays, strengths, and weakness. Also, good support and cheer skills to use with this Pokemon.
  • Gengar Combos - Example combos you can use.

Gengar Basics

Gengar is a Technical type and excels keeping your opponent guessing. One moment Gengar is throwing shadow balls, the next he is avoiding attacks by sneaking around in the shadows.

Just when you think you have Gengar figured out, he disappears then comes back with a punch. Make use of his "canceling" to avoid attacks. Just like in the handheld games, once Gengar mega-evolves, his attack is off the charts.

Gengar can do a lot in field phase. Shadow Punch (Back+A) is great for catching opponents off guard and initiating duel phase from a distance.

You can also cancel (Press and Hold R during an attack) many attacks into a Shadow Stealth. This makes Gengar go underground and avoid many attacks. Using Astonish and canceling into Shadow Stealth is great.

A huge strength of Gengar is Hypnosis (Forward+A). When in duel phase, you can use this to set up combos or just to stop an opponents counter/blocking.

When you activate Synergy Burst, all bets are off and you become Gengar, Reaper of Souls.

Pokken Tournament Gengar Synergy Burst

Besides his low health (510) a weakness is his unpredictability. If you don't practice enough, Gengar can get away from you when battles start getting intense. Getting hit by Attack decrease statuses really hurts as well, especially if you are in Synergy Burst.

Support Pokemon and Cheer Skill

I almost always go with Reshiram and Cresselia Support because Synergy Burst with Gengar is God tier. Cresselia can only be used once per round, but it gives a great Synergy Gauge boost, as well as HP.

Jirachi and Whimsicott wouldn't be bad either. Jirachi gives a boost to Synergy Burst and medium recovery to the Synergy Gauge. Whimsicott can also help if you are having a hard time with ranged opponents.

I go with Synergy Focused Cheer Skill because of the reliability. Pressure Focused can be really good, but the match has to go a 3rd round for it to activate.

Special is also pretty good if you win, but the support boost it gives for losing is also helpful if you run slower charging support.

Gengar Combos

Below are some examples of combos for Gengar.

  • Forward+A, Y+B
    • This is standard and great for dealing damage and recovering Synergy and HP. He does Hypnosis, then the opponent is stunned and vulnerable for a grab.
    • You can also do a Y,Y combo after Hypnosis, then try for another Hypnosis. This is harder to do, but it lets you get in a few extra attacks before going for the throw.
  • Counter (critical hit), Down+A
    • While in duel phase, a counter critical hit from Gengar will stun the opponent and leave them vulnerable to a quick Down+A followup. 
    • Down+A does a ton of damage if you land all the hits, but it cannot finish an opponent off.
  • Midair Down+X, X, R cancel, Up+Y
    • This requires precise timing, like Jedi senses timing, to pull off reliably in battle, but it is nice if you can.
    • Gengar does a downward spiral attack into an Astonish, then disappears into another attack.
    • You want to cancel at the right time to stop the 3rd attack, then use his High Stance Y attack to hit the opponent while they are still in the air.
  • Forward+Y,X, Down+X,X
    • This is a reliable combo when you are able to initiate the first attack.
    • The first two hits will hit the opponent into the air, then you can use his low stance X attack to get a couple of extra hits in that can possibly cause a phase shift.
  • (Synergy) Forward+A, L+R
    • This is used while you are in Synergy Burst. It is really is just a reliable way to make sure your Synergy Burst attack hits by stunning them with a Hypnosis first.

That's all for the Gengar Basics and Combo guide for Pokken Tournament. Let me know if you have any questions or Gengar tips of your own!

Pokken Tournament Guide: Weavile Basics and Combos https://www.gameskinny.com/6ysha/pokken-tournament-guide-weavile-basics-and-combos https://www.gameskinny.com/6ysha/pokken-tournament-guide-weavile-basics-and-combos Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:33:41 -0400 Synzer

Weavile is a Speed type in Pokken Tournament -- and boy does he live up to it. He can zip past opponents, then hit them with claws of steel so fast that they'll be like, "Stop the fight, there's five of them in here!".

If you want to be a Speed Freak and assault your opponents with so many hits that they forget what game they are playing, then this guide is for you. For anything else related to Pokken Tournament, check out the Beginner Tips and Tricks.

This guide will go over everything about Weavile in Pokken Tournament including:

  • Weavile Basics - How he plays, strengths, and weaknesses. Also, good support and cheer skills to use with this Pokemon.
  • Weavile Combos - Example combos you can use.

Weavile Basics

So you already know that Weavile is the guy you go to for speed, but what else is going on? Well, he has lower HP at 540, and weaker defense.

His attacks don't do a lot on their own, but who cares when you are hitting them with a hundred attacks! Really though, it will take a lot of attacks to take down your opponent, so use his speed to your advantage and don't get hit.

It is lights out for Weavile if you get hit by a few combos, so don't let your opponent get the better of you. While in Field Phase, you can use Side+Y to lay ice traps. If your opponent runs into them, they freeze and you can rush in for a free attack.

Weavile has combos that hit so many times, so it is good to be in Duel Phase, but it is risky since he can't take a lot of damage. Anticipating your opponent and winning the rock-paper-scissors match of attacking, throwing, or countering at the right time is key.

Since Weavile is a Speed type, he fills up the Synergy Gauge very fast. You can use it twice in a single round if it goes on long enough.

His strength lies in the extra damage and Synergy Burst attack, so be sure to activate every time it is ready. The Burst attack is an anti-air area attack, so it is pretty easy to hit people or combo into it.

Pokken Tournament Weavile Synergy Burst

Support Pokemon and Cheer Skill

I usually go with the reliable Cubone and Diglett support. Cubone is great for bringing enemies close to you if they are keeping their distance, and Diglett is good for getting in and setting up combos.

I also find that Croagunk and Sylveon can be useful on Pokemon that have a lot of defense or attack. Croagunk will lower their Defense, while Sylveon increases yours and heals you. Check out my Support Pokemon and Cheer Skill guide for more info.

For Cheer Skills, Standard or Support are good. I usually don't need a boost to Synergy, so the extra charge on Support comes in handy.

Weavile Combos

Below is a list of some combos you can do with Weavile.

  • Up+X, Y,Y,X, Cancel with A,A,A,A
    • He does a high slash, goes into a Poké combo, then press A to cancel that last animation into another good combo.
  • Up+Y, Midair A ~ Down+Back+B,R, Forward+A
    • This is a unique one. He uppercuts the opponent, then press A while in the air to form an ice platform.
    • Press Down+Back+B to launch the ice at the opponent, then R to drop to the ground quickly.
    • Finish with an overhead slash from Forward+A
  • Back+A, Y,Y,Y,Y (Can also combo into other things, including Burst attack after the Back+A)
    • This is a standard, easy combo. Back+A can be charged and it pushed Weavile back while doing it, so you can catch your opponent off guard.
  • Hold X, Cancel with Up+A, Hold A
    • This is may to tough to get off, but if you get the initial hit, just quickly press Up+A to cancel the animation into an Ice Punch and Hold A for a follow-up attack.
    • Sometimes the follow-up attack can surprise opponents and land even if you miss the previous attacks.

That's it for my Weavile Basics and Combos guide for Pokken Tournament. Let me know if you have any questions!