Battle Tower (Generation III)
|Location:||South of Route 130|
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).
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.
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.
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:
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
|Protein||Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35||R S|
|Iron||Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35||R S|
|Carbos||Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35||R S|
|Zinc||Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35||R S|
|HP Up||Random prize for a win streak of 7 to 35||R S|
Streak of 35 or more
|Leftovers||Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more||R S|
|White Herb||Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more||R S|
|Quick Claw||Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more||R S|
|Mental Herb||Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more||R S|
|BrightPowder||Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more||R S|
|Choice Band||Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more||R S|
|King's Rock||Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more||R S|
|Focus Band||Random prize for a win streak of 35 or more||R S|
|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.
|Silver Shield||50 wins||R S|
|Gold Shield||100 wins||R S|
|Winning Ribbon||Awarded to all participating Pokémon after 50 straight wins in level 50 mode||R S|
|Victory Ribbon||Awarded to all participating Pokémon after 50 straight wins in level 100 mode||R S|
In Pokémon Emerald
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.
|Inside the Battle Tower||Hallway after exiting the elevator||Before battle in the Battle Tower|
In the anime
- In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, a woman in the Sinnoh Battle Tower mentions that she is from Hoenn where another Battle Tower is located. In Platinum, her comment could also be taken to reference the Hoenn Battle Frontier.
- In Pokémon Emerald, there is an apprentice who asks the player questions.
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