Battle Tower (Generation II)

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Battle Tower バトルタワー
Battle Tower
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Location: West of Olivine CityC
Region: Johto
Generations: II
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Location of Battle Tower in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Battle Tower (Japanese: バトルタワー Battle Tower) in Generation II was the first Battle Tower in the Pokémon games, debuting in Pokémon Crystal. It is Johto's premiere battle facility, located at the northernmost part of Route 40, west of Olivine City.

As the first Battle Tower in the series, it introduced many of the special rules that would later be expanded upon for Battle Towers in Hoenn and Sinnoh. One addition, introduced in Pokémon Emerald, that the Battle Tower in Crystal lacks is a Tower Tycoon who is in charge of the Battle Tower. Another difference with later Battle Towers is that the Battle Tower in Pokémon Crystal is built on the same landmass as the rest of the region and may be challenged before the player has become the Champion. The Battle Tower in Crystal also allows any legendary Pokémon to participate, though later generations would ban many of them.

In the Japanese version of Pokémon Crystal, the Battle Tower utilizes the Pokémon Mobile System GB.

In the games

The original Battle Tower established the basic rules of all Battle Tower challenges. Later Battle Towers would modify some of these basic rules to be somewhat more restrictive.

Its slogan is Take the Ultimate Trainer Challenge! (Japanese: 「めざせ! さいきょう トレーナー」 Become the Strongest Trainer!).


In the Japanese version of Pokémon Crystal, the Mobile Game Boy Adapter is required as the Battle Tower is only unlocked after the initial successful connection to the Pokémon Mobile System GB. Doing so will also reveal the above slogan.

While the Battle Tower is locked, its doors return the message 「バトルタワーの いりぐちは しまってる⋯」. After being unlocked, they instead return the message 「あいてる!」. These messages are translated in the English version ROM as "The BATTLE TOWER's doors are closed…" and "It's open!", respectively.

In the localizations, the Battle Tower is open to everyone. The doors can no longer be interacted with so the above messages go unused.


Battle Tower challenges are made by entering three of the player's Pokémon with the attendant at the front desk. The attendant will then guide the player to a special room where they will battle against seven opponents in a row, healing between each battle. After the seven Trainers have been defeated, the player will be rewarded with five of a stat-increasing nutritious drink.


The Battle Tower has several restrictions aside from the amount of Pokémon that can be entered.

  • All Pokémon must be less than or equal to the level of battle challenged. Levels are in intervals of 10, and the player can only choose levels 50 to 100 after entering the Hall of Fame.
  • No two Pokémon can be holding the same item.
  • Items cannot be used by Trainers on their Pokémon.
  • Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Celebi are only allowed to be entered if the level chosen is 70 or higher. Eggs are not allowed to enter.


Item Location Games
Calcium Calcium ×5 For winning 7 battles in a row  C 
Carbos Carbos ×5 For winning 7 battles in a row  C 
HP Up HP Up ×5 For winning 7 battles in a row  C 
Iron Iron ×5 For winning 7 battles in a row  C 
Protein Protein ×5 For winning 7 battles in a row  C 

Japanese Crystal

In Japanese Crystal, the Battle Tower is directly associated with the Pokémon Mobile System GB. Further multiplayer features are available, including mobile battles, for which a small price is charged on the players' mobile phones. If the player battled well enough, they could become a Room Leader (Japanese: ルームリーダー Room Leader). All Room Leaders would be registered in the Honor Roll of the Mobile Center for posterity.


Version 1F Elevator Hallway Battle Arena
Crystal Battle Tower C 1F.png Battle Tower C Elevator.png Battle Tower C 2F.png Battle Tower C Battle Room.png

In the anime

The Battle Tower in the anime

The Battle Tower made a cameo appearance in Fight for the Light, where Team Rocket mistook it for an office building and tried to get in, but to no avail as the security officers asked for Gym Badges.

In the manga

Battle Tower in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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In Querulous Qwilfish, the Battle Tower was under construction and was due to be finished in a month. A tank that was collecting waste from the construction cracked under pressure, spilling its contents into the sea nearby and contaminating the water. As a result, Qwilfish attacked a worker and Crystal out of anger and to protect a baby Qwilfish that became sick due to the pollution. It was also where Suicune first appeared, purifying the water and curing the baby Qwilfish in the process.


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 對戰塔 Duìzhàn Tǎ
鬥技塔 Dòujì Tǎ *
France Flag.png European French Tour de Combat
Germany Flag.png German Duellturm
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시합타워 Sihap Tawo
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Torre Batalla
Torre Combate*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tháp Thi Đấu


  1. Battle Tower In‐Jokes

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