Nintendo addresses Shadow Mewtwo 'block string infinite' in Pokkèn Tournament0 Comments
Players of Pokkèn Tournament who have been going up against Shadow Mewtwo in multiplayer have been very disappointed to find that he is unbeatable. It turns out that players can take advantage of a simple two button-combo, rendering Mewtwo invincible. This exploit has been called out as a “block string infinite” by the community.
The exploit occurs when a Shadow Mewtwo player uses a specific string of projectile attacks that force their opponents into a blocking position. The opponent gets stuck in a blocking stance, taking continuous chip damage. Although Shadow Mewtwo will take damage from using this attack as well, he will not die. Final health scores are percentage-based, and because Shadow Mewtwo has the lowest hit point score in the game, he will win any match where both players only have 1 hit point remaining.
This exploit’s existence undermines the balance of the game and completely breaks the multiplayer mode. Nintendo has taken notice and headed to Pokkèn Tournament's official Japanese website to announce the 1.2 patch for the game which will fix this exploit. This patch is expected to launch on the Wii U in early April.
The patch will also reportedly alter Reshiram, a support character, and fix various other bugs.
I have attached a video demonstrating Shadow Mewtwo’s “block string infinite” attack loop below. This video demonstration comes via YouTuber shofu. There is some foul language in the video, so consider this a warning.