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Black Tower 黒の摩天楼
Black Skyscraper
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Black City
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Black City White Forest Black Tower White Treehollow Map.png
Location of Black Tower in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

Black Tower (Japanese: 黒の摩天楼 Black Skyscraper) is a battle area initially exclusive to Pokémon Black 2. Located within Black City, it is the counterpart to the White Treehollow of Pokémon White 2.

It can be accessed after Black Tower is unlocked with the Unova Link's Key System. If a player of Black 2 clears Area 5 of the Black Tower, that player can send the Tower Key to White 2 players, granting them access to Black City, and consequently, the Black Tower.


File:Black Tower inside.png
The interior of the Black Tower

The Black Tower was established in Black City between the events of Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2. The player cannot challenge it until he or she has defeated Alder in Floccesy Town after entering the Hall of Fame.

It comprises ten randomly generated, progressively more complex areas, each with a number of Trainers. Each area contains a gate Trainer and a Boss Trainer. Defeating the gate Trainer of an area unlocks the area's Boss Trainer room, while defeating an area's Boss Trainer allows the player to challenge the next area. A Doctor on each floor will heal the player's Pokémon after being defeated in battle, but only once. Unlike true battle facilities, the player will earn experience and money for winning battles, but will forfeit the money earned during the challenge if the player loses or retires. The player is also able to save the game and access all parts of the menu except for the bag, which can still be accessed when a held item is given to a party member. The C-Gear is usable here; however, registered items and menus cannot be accessed via the Y menu.

The Trainers in each area have a randomly selected team of two Pokémon from a personalized pool of about nine Pokémon. The Boss Trainer of each area has three Pokémon, which are fixed for each battle. The levels increase as the player progresses through the areas, beginning at level 40 and ending at level 77 in Normal Mode. The Boss Trainers' Pokémon have higher levels than those of other Trainers in the area, and they will be holding a wider variety of items, including Black Sludge, Focus Sash, Life Orb, or Gems.

Starting from Area 6, the areas are separated into different floors, which the player has to explore in order to find the gate Trainer and/or the Boss Trainer. Each floor has its own set of rooms, Trainers, and Doctors.


Upon defeating the Boss Trainer of an area, the player is rewarded with one or two items within a selection, as presented below. As can be observed, players are rewarded much less for completing Areas 6-9 (and arguably 10) than they are for completing Areas 1-5, although the former have higher difficulty and require much more time to complete.

Area Reward
Areas 1-3 HP Up HP Up
Protein Protein
Iron Iron
Calcium Calcium
Zinc Zinc
Carbos Carbos
Areas 4, 5 HP Up HP Up ×2
Protein Protein ×2
Iron Iron ×2
Calcium Calcium ×2
Zinc Zinc ×2
Carbos Carbos ×2
Area Reward
Areas 6, 7 Health Wing Health Wing
Muscle Wing Muscle Wing
Resist Wing Resist Wing
Genius Wing Genius Wing
Clever Wing Clever Wing
Swift Wing Swift Wing
Rare Candy Rare Candy
Areas 8, 9 Health Wing Health Wing ×2
Muscle Wing Muscle Wing ×2
Resist Wing Resist Wing ×2
Genius Wing Genius Wing ×2
Clever Wing Clever Wing ×2
Swift Wing Swift Wing ×2
Rare Candy Rare Candy ×2
Area Reward
Area 10 Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry
Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry
Qualot Berry Qualot Berry
Hondew Berry Hondew Berry
Grepa Berry Grepa Berry
Tamato Berry Tamato Berry
Rare Candy Rare Candy


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The Boss Trainers always use their same set of three Pokémon. Benga is the Boss Trainer of Area 10 in Black 2, and upon first visit in White 2. Players of White 2 will face Janna instead of Benga on subsequent visits. Each Boss Trainer has their Pokémon with 3 levels more and gives the player PokémonDollar.png600 more than the previous area's Boss Trainer.

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Area 4

Area 5

Area 6

Area 7

Area 8

Area 9

Area 10

Black Version 2

White Version 2 (subsequent visits)


  • The ordinary Boss Trainers follow an alphabetical naming pattern, having initials A through J in the English versions, and ア a through ワ wa in Japanese versions.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Gratte-Ciel Noir
Germany Flag.png German Schwarzes Hochhaus
Italy Flag.png Italian Grattacielo Nero
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Rascacielos Negro

See also

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Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
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
Nature Preserve