Puyo Puyo Champions

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Puyo Puyo Champions
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Puyo Puyo Champions Japanese Box Art (Nintendo Switch)
DeveloperSonic Team
PlatformPlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, Arcade
Players1-4 players
(up to 8 non-concurrent in local Tournament mode)
Release dateJapan October 25, 2018
United States May 7, 2019
Europe May 7, 2019
Taiwan October 25, 2018
South Korea October 25, 2018

Puyo Puyo Champions, originally released in Japan as Puyo Puyo eSports (ぷよぷよeスポーツ, Puyopuyo eSupōtsu) is a Puyo Puyo game aimed at competitive play. The game supports Puyo Puyo 2 mode and Puyo Puyo Fever mode, among other things, but notably lacks a massive single-player campaign.



* Rafisol and Paprisu are "secret" characters added in an update released on August 27, 2020, both playable by inputting simple button combinations. Valkyrie Arle has been discovered to be playable by repeatedly pressing the X button (on Nintendo Switch) while hovering over Arle, however, she is displayed as Arle until the game begins, and uses Arle's voice lines.

Only available as an icon

Main Series




Puyo Puyo 2
Based on Puyo Puyo 2. This includes offsetting, margin time, double rotation, and All Clear that was missing from its predecessor.
Puyo Puyo Fever
Based on Puyo Puyo Fever. Utilizing unique dropsets and chain strengths, the player is tasked is trying to beat the opponent. Offsetting behaves differently, with Nuisance Puyo only dropping if the opponent fails to create a chain. If a player manages to offset 7 times, they will enter Fever, where the player is tasked with clearing preset chains.

Single Player

  • A challenge where you get at many points as possible, reach a certain amount before time is up, or reach a very, very high amount with infinite time.


  • This is the first game to not feature Klug, Lemres, Feli, and Ecolo as playable characters since their respective debuts in the Puyo Puyo series.
  • This is the first game to feature characters found in Puyo Puyo!! Quest as playable characters in a mainstream game.
  • Assets from Puyo Puyo!! Quest, such as card art and (Japanese) voice clips are re-used in this game. That said, card art for the mainstay cast is heavily edited to appear more in-line with that of their appearances from Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary. In regards to voice clips, they are mostly newly-recorded for characters exclusive to Puyo Puyo!! Quest.
  • Despite being playable in SEGA-developed games prior to Champions, Tee, O, Ess, Zed, Ai, Jay & Elle, Ex, and Nasu Grave do not appear as icons. In addition, Mandrake, Archan, Banshee Trio, Cait Sith, Honey Bee, Kodomo Dragon, Mummy, Lycanthrope, Cockatrice, Parara, Pakista, Owlbear, Samurai Mole, Mamono and Will-o-Wisp do not appear as icons either, despite being Compile-created characters who had returned for Quest. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 rectifies the inclusion of the Tetra Crew and Ex, as well as Marle and Squares, but leaves out the remaining cast.
    • Interestingly, Mandrake, Archan, Banshee Trio, Honey Bee, and Kodomo Dragon all make up that of the Nostalgic Puyo Series in Quest.
    • Skeleton T is the only character from the original Puyo Puyo arcade game's Beginner course to be represented as an icon.
    • With the exception of the SS Tetra crew, all SEGA-created characters are available as icons.
  • This game contains the first confirmed instances of English voice actors reprising their roles from a previously localized Puyo Puyo game.
    • This also marked the first time in the series since Puyo Pop Fever to have support for European French, German, and Castillan Spanish. However, British English, Latin American Spanish, Canadian French, and Italian were not supported until Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (the first three languages are new to PPT2).
  • Demon Servant is renamed "Demiserf" in the Western release version, continuing a series localization trend of downplaying elements that can be seen as religious in nature.
  • The Main Menu is a remix of Arle's Theme.
  • Unlike other games, this game doesn't feature a proper Endless Mode.
  • This is first game that supports Simplified Chinese (Mainland China's native language). However, due to release ID required and Anti-Indulged System, this game is not available in Mainland China.


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