As a kid, battling was always my favorite part of Pokemon. Even more than catching ‘em all, building my party and carefully selecting a strategy was what got me hooked on the games (and eventually even the Trading Card Game) in the first place. When Pokemon Stadium came around on N64, it was like a dream come true to finally see those battles in 3D, but it was always missing a key element for me: portability.
With Pokken Tournament DX on Switch, I feel like I finally have the portable Pokemon fighting game I’ve always wanted. While I spent some time with Pokken on Wii U, it looks even better on Switch, and, at least for me personally, I can’t overstate the appeal of being able to play it on the go.