Welcome to another Dream Roster article. If you missed out on our previous entries, be sure to check out the articles looking at Nintendo Kart, as well as MvC4, Kellogg’s vs. Capcom, Fire Emblem Warriors, Disney X Mario Kart, Nintendo vs. Capcom, Microsoft Smash-Up, Kirby Fighters and Konami-Smash.
Pokkén first saw the light of day to home consoles on the Nintendo Wii U back in March of 2016. Following its release we soon learned that future characters would be added to the game’s roster. Unfortunately, they never saw the light of day on the Wii U version. To this day they remain Arcade version exclusives. This has lead to widespread speculation and anticipation of a Pokkén sequel or port for the Nintendo Switch.
With the forthcoming Pokémon direct, there’s no better time to talk about the Dream Pokkén Switch roster!
Read on if you want to see why these characters were selected!
To say that Decidueye has become popular is quite the under statement. Ahead of deciding the roster for this article I released a series of polls that allowed people to vote for their most desired Generation 7 representative. As expected, Decidueye won by a fairly large margin!
The first thing I decided when I designed this roster was that I was not going to include any of the previous 4 choices I had selected back when I completed my original roster (before the game even launched). Officially, I would easily prefer Feraligatr, but Greninja’s popularity is in a league of its own. After all, many people were confused by his absence in the original version of the game!
Genesect is, like Greninja something of a glaring omission to the original Pokkén roster. Not only is he a notably popular legendary Pokémon, he supports an enormous cannon on his back… I just thought I’d mention that. It’s pretty damn cool.
Aurorus probably has a lot of you scratching your head and asking, “why”? Well, actually Aurorus ticks a number of boxes that I felt were necessary. Firstly, and most importantly, Aurorus is a Rock-Type Pokémon. As of the addition of Scizor, every other typing has a playable representation in the original Pokkén roster. Aurorus also adequately fills the roll of a more obscure, or surprising addition. Similar to the likes of Croagunk and Chandelure. Finally, I felt the game was lacking a typical quadrupedal character!
Which characters would you like to see on a Pokkén port? Let us know in the comments!