Like most games, Pokkén Tournament DX has got a myriad of modes and within these modes you have various features and means to play the game. These range from single player modes to multiplayer modes and even areas you can alter your character. This page is to detail these various modes as well as list the various new modes introduced in this game

The modes are accessed by selecting various areas on the map of the Ferrum Region.

Ferrum League
Players: 1

The Ferrum League is the main part of the game. In this, you have to battle through various leagues, defeating trainers to increase your rank. This is the story mode of the game and features a variety of trainers as well as the mysterious story of Shadow Mewtwo.

There are four ranks:
Green League (D Rank)
Blue League (C Rank)
Red League (B Rank)
Chroma League (A Rank)
Iron League (S Rank)

In this mode, you will face up against a number of trainers to get your rank to the Top 8. From there, you can then enter the Top 8 and eventually face the leader of the league.

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Single Player
Players: 1

This mode is simply where you can battle a CPU player. This is just a simple fight against one with nothing overall special. There is no story to it so it's just plain and simple battling.

There's also an Extra Battle mode. In this mode, rather than having Synergy Gauge additions show up in Field Phase, instead there are items that will show up. Blue boosts your Synergy Gauge, Green restores Hit Points but Red will increase Attack, Defense or Speed. There may also be negative effects from them..

It also now includes the special Team Battle mode

Players: 1

This mode lets you test your various skills and become a better Pokkén Tournament player. There are four options in this mode

Tutorial - This runs you through the basics of the game
Free Training - Lets you practice your battles with no worries about time or health
Action Dojo - Lets you test out various strategies and teaches you various strategies
Combo Dojo - Teaches you about how to unleash various combos in the game.

My Town
Players: 1

This mode is one that lets you customise various aspects about you and your Pokémon

  • Battle Record - Gives you details of all of your Battle Statistics in Single Player and Online Play. It also gives you access to the details of your last online match as well as access to replays
  • Profile - This lets you alter your human character's appearance
    • Display Name - The name that is displayed when you are online
    • Avatar Appearance - The looks of your avatar
    • Title - The Title your character has. These are unlocked through play
    • Comment - A comment that goes with your character at the start of battles online
  • Pokémon Settings - This lets you customise your Pokémon in various stats such as Attack, Speed and so forth
  • Advisor Settings - This lets you alter your Ferrum League Cheer Skill, as well as alter Nia's appearance and how often she speaks
  • Options - Includes Controller and Sound options
Local Play
Players: 2

This mode is one that lets you play locally with another player. There are two different variants here. The first mode is one where both players play sharing a screen with Player 1 close to the camera and Player 2 far from the camera. The second mode has you play in Split Screen so both player has their own visible area to play. In Split Screen mode, the game runs at a split 30 frames per second while the game runs at 60 frames per second. Every frame has one player move while the other doesn't and then alternates.

This mode shares Single Battle's options of Basic Battle, Extra Battle and Team Battle.

Online Play
Players: 2

This mode is one that lets you play online with another player. There are multiple different ways of play in this mode, Friendly Matches & Ranked Matches. Friendly Matches can be played against anyone, with people on Friend Lists or people who have the Battle Code for your Friendly Match. Ranked Matches are where you can earn various rank points, awarded based on your success in the match and players compete to get the highest rank.

New to Pokkén Tournament DX is the Group Battle where you can create a group for people to battle in during a specific time, with you setting who can play out of: Everyone, For Fun, Newbies, Serious Beginners, Serious Medium and Serious Advance Players, and whether it's just friends or local players.

There is now also the ability to save and view replays. You can even watch replays of other player's games which are automatically uploaded online. You can set specifics to filter including used Pokémon and rank.

Wireless Battle
Players: 2

This mode is one that lets you play local wireless with another player. The matches here can be the same as Single Battle and Local Multiplayer in being Basic, Extra or Team Battle matches with your own custom options. This requires you to be with the other player in physical proximity with each player having a Nintendo Switch.

When you open the mode, you can search for a match or set up your own match for others to join.

Daily Challenge
Players: 1

This mode is a mode that changes its content every day. Each day you can go on and it'll provide a challenge. This challenge could be a Team Battle, or it could be to win a certain amount of battles. It gives you specific Pokémon and Support Pokémon to use in the challenge. Winning it will earn you Skill Points for the Pokémon you used however you can only receive these rewards once per day.