If Pokkén were to get DLC, what characters would you like to see? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!
I still really want Sandslash to cut his way into the battle! Sandslash would really stand out in the roster as it’s a ground type. It could even burrow underground for some attacks. I’m hoping that Pokkén will get DLC, so Sandslash can find his rightful place in the roster. As I mentioned before, Sandslash was my most requested character for Pokkén, and I’m still hoping for DLC.
I don’t own Pokkén, but I always thought Golurk would have been a neat addition to the cast. It’s got the markings to be a Zangief-esque character if it wanted, or maybe simply the heavy fighter archetype, who knows.
Should DLC for Pokkén be a thing, I’ll be following it to see if Golurk actually gets in.
I made my case for Absol in our first article about Pokkén characters, and everything I mentioned there still holds true. Unique both thematically and in how its moveset could be designed, Absol could use its oracle-like abilities to be a force unlike any other in battle! And due to being namedropped as a character that was considered to some extent for the base game, the odds of being DLC may be more in Absol’s favor than that of nearly anyone!
I would like to see Aegislash join the roster. The Ghost and Steel type could be a stance fighter switching between defense and offense at will, which would spice up the fighting style variety. Plus, it’s one of my favorite Pokémon from the 6th generation.
I’m sure everyone is sick of hearing about him after yesterday but I want to see Rowlet. A bird Pokémon is something I truly think would be unique for Pokkén and another base Pokémon would be a good idea for variation. This could also help to promote the 7th generation out later this year and of all the revealed Pokémon, Rowlet is certainly the most popular.
Regardless of the many cool points of Pokkén’s roster (and there are many) there is a pretty disappointing lack of Gen 5 or 6 representation. There are definitely a bunch of strong choices – Greninja would add another Water-Type, it and Zoroark are beloved – but I think I’d like to go against the grain and see Scolipede. We’ve got Poison types (though not really poison focused), but no Bugs, and a giant, fast moving monster might be a great new kind of fighter. It takes the size of a bulky Machamp, the speed and draining powers of Sceptile, and some incredible moves combining horn stabs, body slams, and curled up rolls. It’d be another surprising Pokkén choice, but one I think could really assert itself.
Water Pokemon are one of the most common type, but Pokken has only a single water Pokémon among its roster of playable fighters. There are two Ghost Pokémon, despite it being a more obscure type. So why not another water Pokémon, and who better to include than good old Blastoise. He can be a powerful, heavyweight character able to unleash powerful, long range, blast upon his foes. Essentially, he’s be a sort of artillery character. He a well-known Pokemon that can also contrast to Charizard nicely (as they are opposing types from the first game). He’s a classic Pokémon that will fit perfectly with the rest of the cast.