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Battle Towers are special areas set up specifically for Pokémon battles. Trainers register their Pokémon on the first floor and climb up the floors in a number of battles, fighting other Trainers one by one. There is no penalty for losing other than breaking the player's streak. From Generation III onward, there are a number of rules that can also be changed within the tower - such as fighting in Double Battles* against the other Trainers. Trainers sometimes battle for bragging rights, but they are often rewarded with rare items or points that can be used to buy rare items as well.
Battle Towers are run by Tower Tycoons, who fulfill a similar role to that of Gym Leaders in Pokémon Gyms. Trainers taking a Battle Tower challenge have a number of battles in a row, ending after seven wins, or when they lose. The Tower Tycoon may challenge them after certain winning streaks have been made. Initially, the opponents use weak Pokémon and will start using stronger Pokémon the higher the winning streak is. Also, the seventh Trainer may have stronger Pokémon. In some games, opponents may use legendary Pokémon after making a certain winning streak. In Johto*, Hoenn* and Sinnoh*, the Battle Tower is part of a larger Battle Frontier. In the Sevii Islands, a smaller and simplified version of a Battle Tower can be found in Trainer Tower. Pokémon Emerald Version also contains the Trainer Hill facility, which further serves as a modified simplification of the Trainer Tower (despite Emerald housing a Battle Tower of its own within Hoenn's Battle Frontier). While Kalos doesn't have a Battle Tower, it has a similar battle facility called the Battle Maison.
Pokémon do not gain experience in Battle Tower battles, while Trainers are awarded Battle Points* instead of money. These points can be redeemed for items, in a shop usually located near the tower. Additionally, Pokémon not registered in the Pokédex will not be registered upon being seen in a Battle Tower. Pokémon cannot be above the level limit. From Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions onward, Pokémon that are above the level range will simply be reduced to level 50 temporarily, the level of the Pokémon that the player will be facing.
In the games
- Johto, on the north end of Route 40, later joined by the other facilities of the Battle Frontier. Main article: Battle Tower (Johto)
- Hoenn, on an island south of Route 130, later joined by the other six facilities of the Battle Frontier. Main article: Battle Tower (Hoenn)
- Sinnoh, in Battle Park on the northeastern island, later joined by the other four facilities of the Battle Frontier. Main article: Battle Tower (Sinnoh)
- Unova, in Nimbasa City the Battle Subway, while a different facility, is a spiritual successor to the Battle Towers of the other regions, because battles are conducted there with similar rules.
- Kalos, in Kiloude City the Battle Maison, while a different facility, is a successor to the Battle Towers, because battles are conducted there with similar rules, however, this facility can only be accessed after the player has beaten the Elite Four.
In the anime
In the TCG
The following is a list of cards named Battle Tower.
In other languages