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UPDATE (12/9): Earlier this week, it was leaked that Sceptile would be a playable fighter in the upcoming Wii U game, Pokkén Tournament. Today, we officially got a confirmation video from the Namco Bandai Entertainment YouTube page showing off Sceptile as a playable fighter. Along with the Sceptile confirmation, it was also confirmed that Electrode and Farfecth’d can be chosen as supports.

The trailer showed off some of Sceptile’s signature moves, such as Leaf Blade and Frenzy Plant, while also giving us a small glimpse of Mega Sceptile.

Pokkén Tournament has yet to receive an official release date, but it’s expected to be released sometime Q2 next year.

A tweet from the official Japanese Pokkén Tournament Twitter announced last week that a new playable character would be announced on December 10th. It appears the new fighter was leaked earlier today, and will bump up the game’s playable fighters to 12.

An image of Pokenchi presenter, Shoko Nakagawa, shows her sitting in front of a Pokkén Tournament arcade cabin, and above her is a circled image of the grass type Pokemon, Sceptile. Sceptile, which is the final evolution of Treecko, will offer players a grass type Pokémon, in a roster that is lacking one. Similar to Blaziken, Charizard, Gardevoir, Gengar and Lucario, it’s safe to assume that players will be able fight as Mega Sceptile, as well. The image also shows us that Electrode and Farfetch’d can be picked as possible support characters.


While the image seems to be prove that Sceptile will be a playable fighter, it has yet to be officially confirmed by Nintendo. We expect to hear if the Generation 3 starter will be a playable fighter sometime this week.

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