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Pokken Tournament DX getting Online Team Battles in patch

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Pokken Tournament DX is set to receive a patch that introduces Online Team Battles and Official Groups to the brawler, while the new Searing Sunraze Smash and Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom moves are coming to Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon.

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An new update is headed to Pokken Tournament DX. The patch includes some additional content and some new features:

  • Online Team Battles - Team Battles will be available to play with friends online. Each of you picks out three Pokemon and heads into battle.
  • Official Groups in Group Match - Official groups from Pokkén Tournament DX will be open in the Group Match online battle mode. Soon after the update, there will be official Group Matches where players can battle to receive new special titles.

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  • Record Pokemon Movements – In Practice Mode’s Free Training, a new function to record Pokemon movements in battle will be added. You’ll be able to control the opposing Pokemon and record its movements so you can play them back when you’re training to help improve your skills. This seems handy.
  • Enhanced Experience - A couple of other adjustments which will help to improve gameplay are in development.

Pokken Tournament DX is available now for Nintendo Switch.

In other Pokemon news, some movement has been spotted on the Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon front.

The Pokemon Company International and Nintendo revealed some fresh information about the Pokemon Necrozma, new Z-Moves and more for the upcoming Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon.

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We already know that Necrozma will become Dusk Mane Necrozma or Dawn Wings Necrozma after taking over the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo or the Legendary Pokemon Lunala.

Dusk Mane Necrozma - This form of Necrozma absorbes the light energy that pours out of the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo. It slices opponents with its strong claws on its four legs and it can propel itself forward by shooting black light from both sides of its chest.
 
Dawn Wings Necrozma This form of Necrozma manifests when the Pokemon takes control of the Legendary Pokemon Lunala, steals the Legendary Pokemon Lunala's light energy by force. Dawn Wings Necrozma accelerates by shooting black light from its back. This Necrozma form shoots energy that glows darkly from the black parts of its wings.
 
Photon Geyser is a Psychic-type special move that only Necrozma can learn. Necrozma can also learn this move when it is in Dusk Mane form or Dawn Wings form. Alongside this new move, Solgaleo and Lunala will receive the exclusive Z-Moves Searing Sunraze Smash and Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom, respectively.

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Searing Sunraze Smash is a new Steel-type Z-Move that can be used if you have a Solgaleo that knows Sunsteel Strike. This attack damages a target while ignoring any effects of the target’s Ability.

Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom is a new Ghost-type Z-Move that can be used if a Lunala that knows Moongeist Beam holds the exclusive Z-Crystal Lunalium Z. As with Searing Sunraze Smash, this attack also damages a target while ignoring any effects of the target’s Ability.

A Necrozma that knows Sunsteel Strike or Moongeist Beam and is holding the corresponding Z-Crystal will also be able to unleash Searing Sunraze Smash or Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom!
 
The Rotom Dex will return in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. Throughout  the adventure, "you will grow closer to the Rotom Dex the more you communicate with it, which will cause it to be more helpful. By deepening the bond with the Rotom Dex throughout the game, you will be able to get special items via the Roto Loto feature" says the press release.

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The special items come in different varieties. If you become close enough with the Rotom Dex, it will use a special power for you called Rotom’s Z-Power. This lets you use a second Z-Move in battle, even though normally players can only use one Z-Move per battle.
 
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon will launch on 17 November 2017, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.