- If you were looking for the TV program, see Jubilife TV.
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 Unova and Kalos do not have Battle Towers, they have similar battle facilities called the Battle Subway and 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
- In Generation II, Pokémon Crystal first introduced the Battle Tower, located on the north end of Route 40.
- Main article: Battle Tower (Generation II)
- In Generation III, Hoenn contained a Battle Tower on an island accessible by boat (in Pokémon Emerald, as one of seven facilities in the Battle Frontier), located south of Route 130.
- Main article: Battle Tower (Generation III)
- In Generation IV, identical Battle Towers were located in both Johto and Sinnoh.
- Main article: Battle Tower (Generation IV)
Since Generation V, no game has contained a Battle Tower, but there have been facilities that use similar rules. These are...
- In Generation V: the Battle Subway, located in Nimbasa City in Unova.
- In Generation VI: the Battle Maison, located in Kiloude City in Kalos, and in Battle Resort in Hoenn.
In the anime
- In Fight for the Light, in Olivine City in Johto, a Battle Tower made a cameo appearance, with Team Rocket mistaking it for an office building and trying to get in, but to no avail as the security officers asked for Gym Badges.
- In Destiny Deoxys, a Battle Tower appeared in LaRousse City, where Ash and Tory Lund battled Rafe and Sid. Like most things in the city, this Battle Tower was almost completely high-tech.
- In Talking a Good Game! and Second Time's the Charm!, Ash challenged Kanto's Battle Tower, located near Cremini Town near Tohjo Falls and a part of the Battle Frontier.
In the TCG
- Main article: Battle Tower (Supreme Victors 134)
The Battle Tower was introduced as a Stadium card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Platinum Series (the Japanese DPt Era). First released in the Beat of the Frontier expansion, it later debuted in English in the Supreme Victors expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by Wataru Kawahara. This card allows either player to remove four damage counters from a Pokémon when they Level-Up that Pokémon.
In other languages
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