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Battle Tower (Generation IV)

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Battle Tower バトルタワー
Battle Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Battle Tower HGSS.png
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Location: North of Fight Area (Sinnoh)
West of Olivine City (Johto)
Region: Sinnoh and Johto
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Battle Park Map.png
Location of Battle Tower in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Battle Tower (Japanese: バトルタワー Battle Tower) in Generation IV is a special post-Pokémon League facility appearing in both Sinnoh and Johto. Functionally, the Battle Towers in both regions are identical.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the Battle Tower is located in the Battle Park, while in Pokémon Platinum, it is in the Battle Frontier, but both of these locations are accessed from the Fight Area of the Battle Zone. The player is restricted from accessing the Battle Tower until after defeating the Elite Four, when the S.S. Spiral will let passengers board at the Snowpoint City Harbor, allowing the player to access the Battle Zone for the first time.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Battle Tower is located in the Battle Frontier west of Olivine City. The player will not be allowed to enter the Battle Frontier until they have defeated the Elite Four.

Palmer, Barry's father, is the Tower Tycoon here.

Upon defeating 100 Trainers in a row in Single Battle mode, the player will earn a Trainer star.


Diamond and Pearl

Battle Tower
Gather, All Ye Greatest!

Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Battle Tower
Never Lose! Keep Winning!


The common thread among all of the challenges is that the player will always face "Rooms" of opponents, with seven opponents in each room who the player must defeat all in a row. After beating a room, the player will earn Battle Points.

The middle receptionist offers the Battle Room challenge. The player may choose the Single Battle format, with battles of three on three, or the Double Battle format, with battles of four on four.

The leftmost receptionist offers the Multi Battle Room challenge, a tag team challenge. Before the challenge begins, the player may choose a computer-controlled partner from among the five Stat Trainers, each of whom specializes in a different stat; or the player may partner with a friend using the DS's wireless communications. Each of the computer-controlled partners also appears outside of the Battle Tower in Sinnoh and will temporarily partner with the player to navigate an area; in order for the player to choose one of them as a partner in the Sinnoh Battle Tower, they must have already partnered with that person and cleared their area.


The rightmost receptionist offers the Wi-Fi Battle Room challenge. In this challenge, opposing teams are randomly downloaded via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection from other players who challenged the Wi-Fi Battle Room.

When the player finishes a room, they can choose to upload their results via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The Wi-Fi Battle Rooms are operated on a ranking system, and if the player does well enough, they can become the leader of a room.

Tower Tycoon

After winning 20 and 48 battles consecutively in the Single Battle Room, Tower Tycoon Palmer will offer the player a challenge. Defeating him yields 20 BP each time.


Regardless of which 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 Phione Phione Manaphy Manaphy Darkrai Darkrai Shaymin Shaymin
Arceus Arceus Egg Egg ManaphyEgg Manaphy

Additionally, using two of the same Pokémon or held item is forbidden. The Soul Dew is banned altogether.


The Battle Tower awards Battle Points which can be redeemed for prizes at the Exchange Service Corner located in the building outside the Battle TowerDP or at the shops in the Battle Frontier squarePtHGSS. In the Battle Frontier square, the player may also use Battle Points to buy Scratch-Off Cards to play.

The following items are exchangeable for BP at the Exchange Service Corner:

Left Cashier
Protein Protein
Iron Iron
Calcium Calcium
Zinc Zinc
Carbos Carbos
Rare Candy Rare Candy
Power Bracer Power Bracer
Power Belt Power Belt
Power Lens Power Lens
Power Band Power Band
Power Anklet Power Anklet
Power Weight Power Weight
Flame Orb Flame Orb
Toxic Orb Toxic Orb
White Herb White Herb
Power Herb Power Herb
BrightPowder BrightPowder
Choice Band Choice Band
Focus Band Focus Band
Scope Lens Scope Lens
Muscle Band Muscle Band
Focus Sash Focus Sash
Choice Scarf Choice Scarf
Razor Claw Razor Claw
Razor Fang Razor Fang
Right Cashier
TM Poison TM06 (Toxic)
TM Normal TM45 (Attract)
TM Fire TM61 (Will-O-Wisp)
TM Electric TM73 (Thunder Wave)
TM Fighting TM31 (Brick Break)
TM Flying TM40 (Aerial Ace)
TM Psychic TM04 (Calm Mind)
TM Fighting TM08 (Bulk Up)
TM Ghost TM30 (Shadow Ball)
TM Grass TM53 (Energy Ball)
TM Bug TM81 (X-Scissor)
TM Ground TM26 (Earthquake)
TM Poison TM36 (Sludge Bomb)
TM Dragon TM59 (Dragon Pulse)
TM Rock TM71 (Stone Edge)
TM Bug TM89 (U-turn)*


Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Battle Tower DP.png Battle Tower Pt.png Battle Tower HGSS.png

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Battle Tower.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Battle Tower St Supreme Victors Uncommon 134/147 Beat of the Frontier Uncommon 094/100


  • Although the sprites for the attendants of the Battle Tower in Platinum had been changed to match the rest of the Battle Frontier, while choosing a partner for a multi battle, the attendant's sprite was accidentally left unchanged from what it was in Diamond and Pearl. The same applies for when an attendant appears to award a trophy.
  • In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the Battle Tower is the only area that a player cannot use the Walk Through Walls cheat with an Action Replay.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Tour de Combat
Germany Flag.png German Duellturm
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배틀타워 Baeteultawo
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Torre Batalla

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