Japanese arcades will soon be seeing another new fighter make their way to Pokkén Tournament. Just in time for winter, it’s the Emperor Pokémon, Empoleon! Officially announced last week, a high quality trailer has now been uploaded by Bandai Namco giving us a look at the Sinnoh starter in full.

It looks like Empoleon’s main mechanic will be an ability to freeze the arena itself, giving the Pokémon different mobility options and altering its attack properties. With the likes of Ice Beam, Steel Wing, Drill Peck, and Aqua Jet at its disposal it looks like Empoleon will be able to showcase just what makes it so regal in the first place.

When it comes to Gen IV starters I’ve always been an Infernape guy myself, but the royal swagger we’re seeing from this penguin and how impressive of an addition Scizor was back in October might just win me over once it’s available in Japan on December 15th.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

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