Battle Tower (Generation III)

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Battle Tower バトルタワー
Battle Tower
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Location: South of Route 130
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
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Location of Battle Tower in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Battle Tower (Japanese: バトルタワー Battle Tower) in Generation III is located in the Hoenn region, and is a post-Pokémon League battle arena located in Hoenn's southeastern sea, inaccessible except by boat, as it connects to no routes. Its purpose is to provide a challenge to all comers, with the best and brightest Trainers from all over flocking to it to see who is the strongest.

Carrying over its functions from the Battle Tower in Pokémon Crystal into Ruby and Sapphire, the Battle Tower is expanded on in Pokémon Emerald where it becomes one of the seven facilities in the Hoenn Battle Frontier and allows for Double Battles as well as Multi Battles (with the player being able to partner up with a computer-controlled Trainer or a linked human-controlled one).


Single battles

This battle mode carries over the same rules and regulations as the Battle Tower that appears in Pokémon Crystal, expanded to include Generation III Pokémon. Players go through a series of seven battles in a row, with three Pokémon per side, with the levels varying depending on which mode is chosen. In level 50 and level 100 modes, all opponent Pokémon will be of the specified level, however, in "open level" mode, which replaces level 100 mode in Emerald, all will be the level of the player's highest-level Pokémon (with a minimum of level 60). No two Pokémon used by the same Trainer can be holding the same item.

In Emerald, Salon Maiden Anabel appears as the 35th and 70th opponent, the last battles in the fifth and tenth passes through the tower, respectively.

Double Battles

The rules of Single Battle mode apply to Double Battles as well, however, each Trainer uses a party of four, rather than three, and battles with two Pokémon at once. This mode appears only in Pokémon Emerald, however, Anabel does not appear, as she only challenges the player during Single Battle mode.

Multi battles

In multi battles, rather than having two Trainers using two Pokémon at a time, four Trainers use one Pokémon apiece in a Double Battle. Only two of the player's Pokémon are allowed to compete at once (with the same rules followed as before). This mode can either be used alone (where the player is accompanied by an apprentice or another computer-controlled Trainer) or when linked to another copy of Pokémon Emerald (via the Game Link Cable or Wireless Adapter accessories for Game Boy Advance), where another player contributes his or her Pokémon.


Any Pokémon can be entered for battle, except for the following Pokémon:

Mewtwo Mewtwo Mew Mew Lugia Lugia Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Celebi Celebi
Kyogre Kyogre Groudon Groudon Rayquaza Rayquaza Jirachi Jirachi Deoxys Deoxys
Egg Egg


In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, a prize will be given away after each set of seven matches. A single, random prize will be given away, depending on the length of the player's winning streak. In Pokémon Emerald, like all other facilities in the Battle Frontier, Battle Points are awarded instead of prizes.

Streak of 7-35

Item Location Games
Protein Protein Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35  R  S 
Iron Iron Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35  R  S 
Carbos Carbos Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35  R  S 
Zinc Zinc Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35  R  S 
HP Up HP Up Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35  R  S 

Streak of 35 or more

Item Location Games
Leftovers Leftovers Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 
White Herb White Herb Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 
Quick Claw Quick Claw Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 
Mental Herb Mental Herb Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 
BrightPowder BrightPowder Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 
Choice Band Choice Band Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 
King's Rock King's Rock Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 
Focus Band Focus Band Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 
Scope Lens Scope Lens Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more  R  S 


After reaching streaks of certain lengths, special prizes will be given out.

Item Location Games
Silver Shield Silver Shield 50 wins  R  S 
Gold Shield Gold Shield 100 wins  R  S 
Winning Ribbon Winning Ribbon Awarded to all participating Pokémon after 56 straight wins in level 50 mode  R  S 
Victory Ribbon Victory Ribbon Awarded to all participating Pokémon after 56 straight wins in level 100 mode  R  S 

In Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, the Battle Tower is now a part of the Battle Frontier.


Silver Symbol challenge

Gold Symbol challenge


Main article: Cloning glitches#Generation III

In Pokémon Emerald, players may exploit the Battle Tower to clone their Pokémon.


Battle Tower interior E.png Battle Tower hallway E.png Battle Tower arena E.png
Inside the Battle Tower Hallway after exiting the elevator Before battle in the Battle Tower

In the anime

The Battle Tower in the anime

A Battle Tower appeared in Destiny Deoxys, 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 the manga

The Battle Tower in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Never Spritz a Knotty Sudowoodo, it was revealed that the Battle Tower had been constructed before six other battle facilities were added around it to form the Battle Frontier.

During the climax of the Emerald chapter, the Battle Tower acted as the location for the Pokédex holders final confrontation with Guile Hideout.


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 對戰塔 Duìzhàn Tǎ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Kamptårnet
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ottelutorni
France Flag.png French Tour de Combat
Germany Flag.png German Duellturm
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Menara Pertarungan
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배틀타워 Battle Tower
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Torre da Batalha
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Torre de Batalla
Spain Flag.png Spain Torre Batalla
Thailand Flag.png Thai แบทเทิลทาวเวอร์ Battle Tower
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tháp giao đấu

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