Online Services for Pokkén Tournament Arcade Shutting Down Next Year

Pokkén Tournament has fared well in the last couple of years. It brought a new way of battling Pokémon to fans. However, it will not last forever as it has been revealed services will be shutting down in the near future.

An announcement was posted on the official Pokkén Tournament website detailing the shut down of online services. This will only impact the arcade version of the game. Some features will no longer be accessible but it appears to still be playable as far as entertainment instead of competitively. This will mostly affect Japanese players and the few machines located around the world. The online shut down for the arcade will take place on March 25, 2019.

So far it seems both the Wii U and Switch services will remain in place. Read the official announcement on the Pokkén Tournament website.