Nintendo Making Popular Switch Pokemon Game Free-to-Play

To coincide with the 2022 Pokemon World Championships, Nintendo has decided to make a

popular Pokemon game on Switch free-to-play for a limited span of time.

At this point, there are a number of Pokemon games available on Switch, all of which have sold quite well.

And while some fans surely would have liked to see Nintendo make games like

Pokemon Sword/Shield, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, or Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee become available free,

the publisher is instead making a lesser-known entry in the franchise available for certain Switch owners.

Starting tomorrow, August 18th, and lasting until August 31st, Pokken Tournament DX will be free

to download and play on Nintendo Switch. First released back in 2016,

Pokemon Tournament originally launched as a Pokemon fighting game on Wii U. Following the dismal success of the Nintendo console,

though, the game was later ported to Switch as Pokken Tournament DX.

This edition of the game contained more characters

than normal and was generally well-received by both critics and fans.

As expected with this offer, though, Nintendo isn't willing to make Pokken Tournament DX completely

free to all Switch owners. Instead, this deal is only being offered to those who are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online.