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The '''Battle Subway''' (Japanese: '''バトルサブウェイ''' ''Battle Subway'') is a facility found in {{game|Black and White|s}}, and is the [[Unova]] equivalent of the [[Battle Tower]]. The Battle Subway facility, Gear Station, is located in [[Nimbasa City]].
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The '''Battle Subway''' (Japanese: '''バトルサブウェイ''' ''Battle Subway'') is a facility found in {{game|Black and White|s}} and {{game|Black 2 and White 2|s}}, and is the [[Unova]] equivalent of the [[Battle Tower]]. The Battle Subway facility, Gear Station, is located in [[Nimbasa City]].
   
 
==Challenges==
 
==Challenges==

Revision as of 19:43, 28 September 2012

Battle Subway バトルサブウェイ
Battle Subway
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Battle Subway artwork.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Nimbasa City
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Nimbasa City Map.png
Location of Battle Subway in Unova.
Pokémon world locations
File:Battle Subway Map.png
Map showing the various destinations of the Battle Subway

The Battle Subway (Japanese: バトルサブウェイ Battle Subway) is a facility found in Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, and is the Unova equivalent of the Battle Tower. The Battle Subway facility, Gear Station, is located in Nimbasa City.

Challenges

Seven of the Train lines involve battling. Like the Generation IV Battle Tower, the player may participate in Single Battles, Double Battles, multi battles, or Wi-Fi battles. In each mode, the player must defeat seven Trainers in a row (two Trainers at a time in multi battles) to earn Battle Points. Afterwards, the player can continue battling or return to Nimbasa City. The player's total win streak is reported after each battle, and the player's current win streaks and Battle Points can be viewed using the Vs. Recorder.

The single, double, and multi battle modes contain two Train lines: the Normal Trains line and the Super Trains line. In the Normal Trains, the opponents only use Generation V Pokémon, and the Subway Boss is challenged in the 21st battle. After defeating the Subway Boss, the player is returned to Nimbasa City.

The Super Trains line is unlocked after defeating the Normal Trains' Subway Boss. The player must have the National Pokédex in order to battle on this line. In this mode, the opponents use fully evolved Pokémon (with the exception of Porygon2) from all five generations. After 48 battles, the Subway Boss is challenged once again.

Trains Number of eligible Pokémon
Single 3
Super Single 3
Double 4
Super Double 4
Multi 2 per player
Super Multi 2 per player
Wi-Fi 3
Normal Takes the player to Anville Town.

All Pokémon are set to level 50 on the Battle Subway, and unlike previous generations this also includes Pokémon below level 50. Like all battle facilities, if a consumable item is used, it will be restored immediately after battle. Unlike previous battling facilities, the player does not automatically lose if both Trainers' last Pokémon faint simultaneously; instead, the Trainer whose Pokémon fell first loses.

Battle Points

For every 7 consecutive wins, the player is awarded with Battle Points. The number of points awarded are shown in the table below. Note that the Wi-Fi Trains gives 10 Battle Points for every 7 consecutive wins.

Battle Points
Battle Streak Normal Super
7 3 5
14 3 6
21
(Normal Trains Subway Bosses)
10 7
28 8
35 9
42 10
49
(Super Trains Subway Bosses)
30
56
(and subsequent multiples of 7)
10

Exchange Service Corner

The Exchange Service Corner is located within each train platform (excluding the Trains to Anville Town). The player can buy various goods with Battle Points won at the facility.

The following items are offered as prizes:

Pokémon Black and White

Left attendant
TM Rock TM23 (Smack Down)
36BP
TM Normal TM48 (Round)
36BP
TM Normal TM87 (Swagger)
36BP
TM Flying TM88 (Pluck)
36BP
TM Poison TM34 (Sludge Wave)
48BP
TM Psychic TM51 (Ally Switch)
48BP
TM Fire TM59 (Incinerate)
48BP
TM Dark TM60 (Quash)
48BP
TM Normal TM64 (Explosion)
48BP
TM Normal TM77 (Psych Up)
48BP
Right attendant
Protein Protein
1BP
Calcium Calcium
1BP
Iron Iron
1BP
Zinc Zinc
1BP
Carbos Carbos
1BP
HP Up HP Up
1BP
Power Bracer Power Bracer
16BP
Power Belt Power Belt
16BP
Power Lens Power Lens
16BP
Power Band Power Band
16BP
Power Anklet Power Anklet
16BP
Power Weight Power Weight
16BP
Toxic Orb Toxic Orb
16BP
Flame Orb Flame Orb
16BP
White Herb White Herb
32BP
Power Herb Power Herb
32BP
Absorb Bulb Absorb Bulb
32BP
Cell Battery Cell Battery
32BP
Red Card Red Card
32BP
Eject Button Eject Button
32BP
Wise Glasses Wise Glasses
48BP
Choice Specs Choice Specs
48BP
Scope Lens Scope Lens
48BP
Zoom Lens Zoom Lens
48BP
Wide Lens Wide Lens
48BP
Muscle Band Muscle Band
48BP
Focus Band Focus Band
48BP
Choice Band Choice Band
48BP
Choice Scarf Choice Scarf
48BP
Focus Sash Focus Sash
48BP
Razor Claw Razor Claw
48BP
Razor Fang Razor Fang
48BP
BrightPowder BrightPowder
48BP
Life Orb Life Orb
48BP
Iron Ball Iron Ball
48BP
Air Balloon Air Balloon
48BP
Binding Band Binding Band
48BP
Rare Candy Rare Candy
48BP

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Left attendant
TM Normal TM10 (Hidden Power)
18BP
TM Normal TM17 (Protect)
6BP
TM Normal TM20 (Safeguard)
6BP
TM Rock TM23 (Smack Down)
18BP
TM Fighting TM31 (Brick Break)
12BP
TM Normal TM32 (Double Team)
6BP
TM Poison TM34 (Sludge Wave)
24BP
TM Normal TM48 (Round)
18BP
TM Psychic TM51 (Ally Switch)
24BP
TM Fire TM59 (Incinerate)
6BP
TM Dark TM60 (Quash)
24BP
TM Normal TM64 (Explosion)
24BP
TM Normal TM75 (Swords Dance)
18BP
TM Normal TM77 (Psych Up)
24BP
TM Ice TM79 (Frost Breath)
12BP
TM Normal TM87 (Swagger)
18BP
TM Flying TM88 (Pluck)
18BP
TM Bug TM89 (U-turn)
12BP
Right attendant
Protein Protein
1BP
Calcium Calcium
1BP
Iron Iron
1BP
Zinc Zinc
1BP
Carbos Carbos
1BP
HP Up HP Up
1BP
Fire Stone Fire Stone
3BP
Thunderstone Thunderstone
3BP
Water Stone Water Stone
3BP
Leaf Stone Leaf Stone
3BP
Scope Lens Scope Lens
8BP
Wide Lens Wide Lens
8BP
Muscle Band Muscle Band
8BP
Wise Glasses Wise Glasses
8BP
Razor Claw Razor Claw
8BP
Razor Fang Razor Fang
8BP
Binding Band Binding Band
8BP
Focus Band Focus Band
12BP
Zoom Lens Zoom Lens
12BP
Iron Ball Iron Ball
12BP
Air Balloon Air Balloon
12BP
Power Bracer Power Bracer
16BP
Power Belt Power Belt
16BP
Power Lens Power Lens
16BP
Power Band Power Band
16BP
Power Anklet Power Anklet
16BP
Power Weight Power Weight
16BP
Toxic Orb Toxic Orb
16BP
Flame Orb Flame Orb
16BP
White Herb White Herb
16BP
Power Herb Power Herb
16BP
Absorb Bulb Absorb Bulb
16BP
Cell Battery Cell Battery
16BP
Red Card Red Card
16BP
Eject Button Eject Button
16BP
Choice Band Choice Band
24BP
Choice Specs Choice Specs
24BP
Choice Scarf Choice Scarf
24BP
Focus Sash Focus Sash
24BP
Life Orb Life Orb
24BP
Rare Candy Rare Candy
24BP

Items

Item Location Games
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up From a Janitor/Artist on the platform after 21 consecutive victories  B  W 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy From an Ace Trainer /Lady on the platform after 28 consecutive victories  B  W 
Bag Lansat Berry Sprite.png Lansat Berry From a Clerk on the platform after 105 consecutive victories  B  W 
Bag Starf Berry Sprite.png Starf Berry From an Ace Trainer on the platform after 203 consecutive victories  B  W 

Variable scoring

For every time a Trainer is defeated and the player advances to the next cabin, a sound effect or beat is added to the background music. At the first cabin of every train, only the sound of train tracks is played. Subsequently, jingles, bongo drum beats, and a bass tune are added, until the last (seventh) cabin, where a soft melody can be heard in the background.

Partners

In the Multi Trains, the player can team up with another player via wireless or infrared. Otherwise, the player can team up with the NPC Hilbert or Hilda, depending on the player's gender. The NPC asks what kind of team the player would prefer to team up with, based on attack, defense or balance, and adjusts the team accordingly.

Pokémon

Banned Pokémon

Regardless of what challenge is taken, the following Pokémon are not allowed:

Mewtwo Mewtwo Mew Mew Lugia Lugia Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Celebi Celebi Kyogre Kyogre Groudon Groudon
Rayquaza Rayquaza Jirachi Jirachi Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Dialga Dialga
Palkia Palkia Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Phione Phione Manaphy Manaphy Darkrai Darkrai Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Arceus Arceus Victini Victini Reshiram Reshiram Zekrom Zekrom Kyurem Kyurem Kyurem Black
Kyurem
Kyurem White
Kyurem
Keldeo Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
Keldeo Keldeo
Resolute Forme
Meloetta Meloetta
Aria Forme
Meloetta Meloetta
Pirouette Forme
Genesect Genesect Egg Egg

Excluded Pokémon

In addition to the banned Pokémon, the following fully evolved Pokémon are not used by opponents on either the Normal or Super Trains.[1]

Butterfree Butterfree Beedrill Beedrill Pidgeot Pidgeot Raticate Raticate Fearow Fearow Arbok Arbok Sandslash Sandslash
Clefable Clefable Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Parasect Parasect Venomoth Venomoth Persian Persian Golduck Golduck Primeape Primeape
Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Dodrio Dodrio Cloyster Cloyster Hypno Hypno Kingler Kingler Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Seaking Seaking Ditto Ditto Omastar Omastar Kabutops Kabutops Furret Furret Noctowl Noctowl Ledian Ledian
Ariados Ariados Xatu Xatu Bellossom Bellossom Azumarill Azumarill Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Jumpluff Jumpluff Sunflora Sunflora
Unown Unown Wobbuffet Wobbuffet Girafarig Girafarig Dunsparce Dunsparce Qwilfish Qwilfish Magcargo Magcargo Corsola Corsola
Octillery Octillery Delibird Delibird Mantine Mantine Stantler Stantler Smeargle Smeargle Hitmontop Hitmontop Mightyena Mightyena
Linoone Linoone Beautifly Beautifly Dustox Dustox Swellow Swellow Pelipper Pelipper Masquerain Masquerain Ninjask Ninjask
Shedinja Shedinja Delcatty Delcatty Sableye Sableye Mawile Mawile Plusle Plusle Minun Minun Volbeat Volbeat
Illumise Illumise Swalot Swalot Sharpedo Sharpedo Camerupt Camerupt Torkoal Torkoal Grumpig Grumpig Spinda Spinda
Cacturne Cacturne Zangoose Zangoose Seviper Seviper Lunatone Lunatone Solrock Solrock Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Castform Castform
Kecleon Kecleon Banette Banette Tropius Tropius Chimecho Chimecho Glalie Glalie Huntail Huntail Gorebyss Gorebyss
Relicanth Relicanth Luvdisc Luvdisc Bibarel Bibarel Kricketune Kricketune Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Mothim Mothim Pachirisu Pachirisu Cherrim Cherrim Purugly Purugly Chatot Chatot Carnivine Carnivine Lumineon Lumineon
Rotom Rotom Rotom Rotom
Heat Rotom
Rotom Rotom
Wash Rotom
Rotom Rotom
Frost Rotom
Rotom Rotom
Fan Rotom
Rotom Rotom
Mow Rotom
Uxie Uxie
Mesprit Mesprit Azelf Azelf

Subway Boss

After winning 20 and 48 battles consecutively in one of the seven modes (excluding the Wi-Fi Trains), a Subway Boss is battled.

When the Subway Bosses are defeated on the Super Single and Super Double Trains, a Trainer star is earned. The player is also given a trophy, for his or her room, when defeating the Super Single, Super Double, and Super Multi Subway Bosses for the first time, resulting in a total of three obtainable trophies.

Subway Boss Ingo

Ingo can be battled on the Single and Super Single Trains.

On 21st consecutive battle



On 49th consecutive battle



Subway Boss Emmet

Emmet can be battled on the Double and Super Double Trains.

On 21st consecutive battle



On 49th consecutive battle



Subway Boss Ingo and Subway Boss Emmet

Ingo and Emmet can be battled together on the Multi and Super Multi Trains.

On 21st consecutive battle



On 49th consecutive battle



In the anime

Gear Station in the anime

The Battle Subway appears in the anime as typical public transportation for the citizens of Nimbasa City, as well as featuring Battle Trains that Trainers may battle on. Gear Station made a short cameo in Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! as Jessie and James began the next phase of their mission. They continued their mission on into Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky?, Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief!, and Beartic Mountain Feud!. In Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! their actions were noticed by Emmet and his brother Ingo through their security office. In Beartic Mountain Feud!, the twins set out to find the cause of the disturbances and they caught a glimpse of Team Rocket, but lost them among the shadows of the subway tunnels.

In Crisis from the Underground Up! and Battle for the Underground, Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Meowth used the Battle Subway trains as a means of transport to reach the Pokémon Center. After the train was stopped, due to Team Rocket tampering with the rail switches, the group met Emmet and Ingo. While they were resting at the Pokémon Center, Team Rocket executed their scheme to steal all the Pokémon at the Pokémon Center, and used the Battle Subway as a medium for transporting them. They used their own specialized train, and were able to create balloon-like duplicates to throw off Emmet and Ingo's security center computer which monitors all trains currently on the rails. Ash, Iris, and Cilan were then assigned to use the maintenance trains to find Team Rocket and retrieve the stolen Pokémon. When things got rough, Ingo and Emmet joined them, using Emmet's Eelektross as a super-charged power supply for the maintenance train.

In Lost at the Stamp Rally!, a Stamp Rally was held, offering the prize of an opportunity to battle the Subway Bosses. Cilan entered the challenge, and after he completed the collection and helped Ingo and Emmet reunite a lost Axew with her Trainer, he partners with Ash to battle the twins. They faced Ingo and Emmet's Chandelure and Eelektross, but lost.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 對戰地下鐵 Duìzhàn Dìxiàtiě
France Flag.png French Métro de Combat
Germany Flag.png German Kampfmetro
Italy Flag.png Italian Metrò Lotta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metro Batalla

References

  1. List of 988 Battle Subway Pokémon by Team Rocket Elite


Unova
Trio Badge.png Basic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Freeze Badge.png Legend Badge.png
Basic Badge.png Toxic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Legend Badge.png Wave Badge.png
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
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