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The '''Battle Frontier''' (Japanese: '''バトルフロンティア''' ''Battle Frontier'') is a special post-league area featured in the [[Generation IV]] games, {{game|Platinum}}, {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}. It is similar to the Battle Frontier featured in {{game|Emerald}}, the [[Hoenn]] {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}. The key difference is the number of facilities and the challenges they hold.
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The '''Battle Frontier''' (Japanese: '''バトルフロンティア''' ''Battle Frontier'') is a special post-[[Pokémon League]] area featured in the [[Generation IV]] games {{game|Platinum}}, {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s|HeartGold, and SoulSilver}}. It is similar to the Battle Frontier featured in {{game|Emerald}}, the [[Hoenn]] {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}. The key difference is the number of facilities and the challenges they hold.
   
This Frontier is found in two regions, [[Sinnoh]] and [[Johto]]; each region's Frontier is identical in facilities and appearance. The Sinnoh Frontier is located north of the [[Fight Area]] in the place of {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}'s {{si|Battle Park}}. The Johto Frontier is located west of [[Olivine City]], where the {{jo|Battle Tower}} was located in {{game|Crystal}}. Access to Johto's frontier is through the [[Frontier Access]]. Each of the facilities in the Battle Frontier has a leader, the [[Frontier Brain]], who may be challenged after certain {{wp|winning streak (sports)|winning streaks}} have been made through their respective facilities. Defeating the Frontier Brains will earn the player [[commemorative print]]s.
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This Frontier is found in two [[region]]s, [[Sinnoh]] and [[Johto]]; each region's Frontier is identical in facilities and appearance. The Sinnoh Frontier is located north of the [[Fight Area]] in the place of {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}'s {{si|Battle Park}}. The Johto Frontier is located west of [[Olivine City]], where {{game|Crystal}}'s {{Gdis|Battle Tower|II}} was located. Access to Johto's Frontier is through the [[Frontier Access]]. Each of the facilities in the Battle Frontier has a leader, the [[Frontier Brain]], who may be challenged after certain {{wp|Winning streak (sports)|winning streaks}} have been made through their respective facilities. Defeating the Frontier Brains will earn the {{player}} [[commemorative print]]s.
   
Only two of the facilities had been featured in Pokémon games prior to the Battle Frontier's debut in Platinum. The Battle Tower and Battle Factory were both present in Emerald; the Battle Tower has been in every game since its debut in Crystal.
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Only two of the facilities had been featured in Pokémon games prior to the Battle Frontier's debut in Platinum. The [[Battle Tower]] and Battle Factory were both present in Emerald; the Battle Tower has been in every game since its debut in Crystal, excluding FireRed and LeafGreen, which featured a similar facility called [[Trainer Tower]].
[[File:btparkmap.png|right|frame|Location of Battle Frontier in Sinnoh]]
 
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
[[File:Frontier.png|frame|left|The center of the Battle Frontier, with a map showing the five battle facilities.]]
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Upon the player's first entry into the Battle Frontier, their [[Vs. Recorder]] will be upgraded with a {{DL|Vs. Recorder|Frontier Record}} by a woman at the entrance. The Vs. Recorder keeps the amount of [[Battle Point]]s the players has. It also contains the commemorative prints obtained from the Battle Frontier. One {{pkmn|battle}} from within one of the facilities may be recorded and stored on the Frontier Record, which may be watched or overwritten with another at any time.
   
Upon the player's first entry into the Battle Frontier, their [[Vs. Recorder]] will be upgraded with a [[Vs. Recorder#Frontier Record|Frontier Record]] by a woman at the entrance. The Vs. Recorder keeps the amount of [[Battle Point]]s the players has. It also contains the [[commemorative print]]s obtained from the Battle Frontier. One {{pkmn|battle}} from within one of the facilities may be recorded and stored on the Frontier Record, which may be watched or overwritten with another at any time.
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On winning through a set amount of battles in any given facility, [[Battle Point]]s, or BP, will be awarded, usually in small amounts, but gradually growing through each consecutive streak. Defeating the Frontier Brain of a given facility for the first time awards the silver commemorative print of that facility, while the second defeat of the same Brain gives the commemorative print a golden color. They are the equivalent of a [[Badge]], and equivalent to the [[Symbol]]s from [[Hoenn]]'s {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}. The Frontier Brain will only appear in single battle mode. Also, defeating a Brain will always yield a 20BP reward. Battles conducted here do not award [[experience]] or [[Pokémon Dollar|money]]. Also, Pokémon seen in the battles will not be added to the [[Pokédex]].
   
On winning through a set amount of battles in any given facility, [[Battle Points]], or BP, will be awarded, usually in small amounts, but gradually growing through each consecutive streak. Defeating the Frontier Brain of a given facility for the first time awards the silver commemorative print of that facility, while the second defeat of the same Brain gives the commemorative print a golden color. They are the equivalent of a [[badge]], and equivalent to the [[symbol]]s from [[Hoenn]]'s {{OBP|Battle Frontier|Generation III}}. The Frontier Brain will only appear in single battle mode. Also, defeating a Brain will always yield a 20BP reward. Battles conducted here do not award [[experience]] or [[Pokémon Dollar|money]].
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There are usually three forms of challenges. The first of these challenges is the standard single battle in which the challenger must engage in seven three on three battles in a row. Winning a set of seven battles earns the player [[Battle Point]]s. The second of these challenges follows the same layout as the standard single battle but are rather conducted as [[Double Battle]]s. Each facility also offers Multi Battles that two players can participate in, using the Nintendo DS's Wireless Connection, to increase their record. The Battle Frontier also allows players from around the world connect together using {{wp|Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection}} to take part in multi Battles in any of the Battle Frontier facilities. This can be done by going to the Wi-Fi Club on the basement floor of any [[Pokémon Center]], and selecting the Battle Frontier function. However, both players must have entered the [[Hall of Fame]] and visited the Battle Frontier at least once.
   
There are usually three forms of challenges. The first of these challenges is the standard single battle in which the challenger must engage in seven three on three battles in a row. Winning a set of seven battles earns the player [[Battle Point]]s. The second of these challenges follows the same layout as the standard single battle but are rather conducted as [[double battles]]. Each facility also offers Multi Battles that two players can participate in, using the Nintendo DS's Wireless Connection, to increase their record. The Battle Frontier also allows players from around the world connect together using {{wp|Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection}}, to take part in multi Battles in any of the Battle Frontier facilities. This can be done by going to the Wi-Fi Club on the base floor of any [[Pokémon Center]], and selecting the Battle Frontier function. However both players must have entered the [[Hall of Fame]] and visited the Battle Frontier at least once.
 
 
===Map information===
 
* The Battle Frontier&mdash;where the best of the best Trainers gather to test their skill&mdash;is located here.
 
 
==Banned Pokémon==
 
 
Regardless of what challenge is taken, the following Pokémon are not allowed:
 
Regardless of what challenge is taken, the following Pokémon are not allowed:
   
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==Facilities==
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In addition, the following held items are not allowed:
===Battle Tower===
 
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| <big>'''Battle Tower'''</big><br>'''<span lang="ja">バトルタワー</span>''' ''Battle Tower''
 
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| style="background:#{{tower color}}" | [[Image:Platbtower.jpg|300px]]
 
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| style="background:#FFFFFF; -moz-border-radius: 5px;" | ''"Never Lose! Keep Winning!"''
 
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{| align="center" style="background: #{{tower color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{tower color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{tower color}};" | Battles per round
 
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| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{tower color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | 7
 
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! style="background: #{{tower color}};" colspan="2" |
 
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{| align="center" style="background: #{{tower color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{tower color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{tower color}};" | Participating Pokémon
 
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| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{tower color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Single'''</small><br>3
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{tower color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Double'''</small><br>4
 
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{| align="center" style="background: #{{tower color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{tower color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{tower color}};" | Battle Points obtained
 
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| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{tower color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | Normal
 
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| align="center" style="background: #{{silver color light}}; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{tower color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Silver'''</small><br>21
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{gold color light}}; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{tower color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Gold'''</small><br>49
 
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The '''Battle Tower''' (Japanese: '''バトルタワー''' ''Battle Tower'') is identical to the {{si|Battle Tower}} in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}. It is the northernmost facility in the Battle Frontier, and has a direct path to it from the entrance. It is on a large, glass platform that elevates above all the other facilities, making it the head of the Battle Frontier. The same small boy who stands in front of the Battle Tower in {{OBP|Battle Frontier|Generation III|Hoenn's Battle Frontier}}, is also standing outside this one.
 
 
The player battles seven Trainers consecutively in a simple knock-out, progressively becoming more difficult. Before entering, Trainers will choose three Pokémon to battle, their [[level]] reduced to 50. Players are not allowed to bring Pokémon with the same items here. Consumed items, such as [[Berry|Berries]], will be replaced after each battle. The player's Pokémon will also be healed completely after each battle. Players will then have the option to continue, rest, retire, or get their most recent battle recorded on their [[Vs. Recorder]]. The difficulty of battles here is based on how many rounds the player endures; the first round features fast opponents, the second round has opponent's Pokémon holding items, and starting in the third round, opponents begin to use strategic battle combinations.
 
 
There are also a number of other challenges in the Battle Tower that other facilities don't have. Multi battles can be conducted, following the format found in the other two challenges. Before the challenge begins, players can choose one among [[Riley]], [[Cheryl]], [[Buck]], [[Mira]], and [[Marley]] as their partner, though in Platinum, they must be met in certain areas before they will appear in the Tower. Each partner specializes in a different Pokémon [[stat]], and different Pokémon. There is also another feature that allows the player to randomly download a team using the [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection]], which will then begin to appear in the player's Battle Tower challenges. One can also upload their team to the database to be downloaded by another player.
 
 
{{FB|Tower Tycoon|Palmer}} is the [[Frontier Brain]] for the Battle Tower. He can be challenged after 21 consecutive battles. His first lineup is filled with final evolutions, with high stats to match. Once defeated, he will give away the silver commemorative print. Palmer can be challenged again after 49 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated. He uses different Pokémon during the second match, battling with three [[legendary Pokémon]].
 
 
====Awards====
 
Unlike the other facilities at the Battle Frontier, the Battle Tower awards the player [[goods]] and [[ribbon]]s for meeting certain conditions. Not only are there prizes for single battle, but also for winning consecutive [[double battle]]s or multi battle in the Wi-Fi battle room.
 
 
=====Goods=====
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{tower color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{tower color}}"
 
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! style="background: #{{tower color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px" | Good
 
! style="background: #{{tower color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Achievement
 
|- style="background: #{{bronze color}}"
 
| align=center | Bronze Trophy
 
| align=center | Win 20 consecutive Single Battles
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color}}"
 
| align=center | Silver Trophy
 
| align=center | Win 50 consecutive Single Battles
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color}}"
 
| align=center | Gold Trophy
 
| align=center | Win 100 consecutive Single Battles
 
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=====Commemorative Ribbons=====
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{tower color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{tower color}}"
 
|- align="center"
 
! style="background: #{{tower color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px" | Ribbon
 
! style="background: #{{tower color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Achievement
 
|- style="background: #{{cool color light}}"
 
| align=center | Ability Ribbon
 
| align=center | Defeat Tower Tycoon Palmer in Single Battle for the first time.
 
|- style="background: #{{cool color light}}"
 
| align=center | Great Ability Ribbon
 
| align=center | Defeat Tower Tycoon Palmer in Single Battle for the second time.
 
|- style="background: #{{cool color light}}"
 
| align=center | Double Ability Ribbon
 
| align=center | Win 50 consecutive Double Battles
 
|- style="background: #{{cool color light}}"
 
| align=center | Multi Ability Ribbon
 
| align=center | Win 50 consecutive Multi Battles
 
|- style="background: #{{cool color light}}"
 
| align=center | Pair Ability Ribbon
 
| align=center | Win 50 consecutive Multi Battles with two players
 
|- style="background: #{{cool color light}}"
 
| align=center | World Ability Ribbon
 
| align=center | Attain Rank 5 at the Wi-Fi Battle Room
 
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====Gallery====
 
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| width="33%" | [[File:Battletowerexterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Battletowerinterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Palmerbattle.png|200px]]
 
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| <small>Outside the Battle Tower</small>
 
| <small>Inside the Battle Tower</small>
 
| <small>Before battle in the Battle Tower </small>
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
   
===Battle Factory===
+
{| class="roundy" style="background: #{{White 2 color}}; border: 2px solid #{{black 2 color dark}}; margin:auto; text-align:center"
{| align="right" width="300" style="background: #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; margin-left:5px; margin-bottom:5px; border: 2px solid #{{factory color}};"
 
|- align="center"
 
| <big>'''Battle Factory'''</big><br>'''<span lang="ja">バトルファクトリー</span>''' ''Battle Factory''
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="background:#{{factory color}}" | [[Image:Platbfactory.jpg|300px]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="background:#FFFFFF; -moz-border-radius: 5px;" | ''"Win Consecutively with Rental Pokémon"''
 
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" |
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| style="background: #fff; {{roundyleft|5px}}" | {{Bag|Soul Dew}}
{| align="center" style="background: #{{factory color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
+
| style="background: #fff;" | {{DL|Stat-enhancing item|Soul Dew}}
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{factory color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{factory color}};" | Battles per round
+
| style="background: #fff;" | {{Bag|Griseous Orb}}
|- align="center"
+
| style="background: #fff; {{roundyright|5px}}" | [[Griseous Orb]]
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | 7
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{factory color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{factory color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{factory color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{factory color}};" | Participating Pokémon
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Single'''</small><br>3
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Double'''</small><br>3
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{factory color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{factory color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{factory color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{factory color}};" | Battle Points obtained
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | Lots
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{factory color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{factory color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{factory color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{factory color}};" | Wins to obtain a commemorative print
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{silver color light}}; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Silver'''</small><br>21
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{gold color light}}; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Gold'''</small><br>49
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{factory color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
 
|}
 
|}
The '''Battle Factory''' (Japanese: '''バトルファクトリー''' ''Battle Factory'') is another battle venue in the Generation IV Battle Frontier, having basically the same rules as [[Hoenn]]'s {{OBP|Battle Frontier|Generation III}}'s Battle Factory. It is located on the northeast corner of the Battle Frontier. The blue building itself is like much like a factory, with exhaust fans, and pipes. There is a long, glass panel on the floor of the building that transfers information around. There are [[Poké Ball]]s containing rental Pokémon in glass storage panels inside, and there is an electronic battle ground that lights up before a battle begins. Like Hoenn's Battle Factory, it is more dedicated to research than the other facilities, and the subject of the scientists' research is the abilities of Trainers when using random Pokémon in battle.
 
   
Before entering the Battle Factory, the player will be asked to hand over their current party in exchange for rental Pokémon. The player will then be able to choose three out of six random Pokémon to rent and battle another Trainer with rental Pokémon in that round. After winning a battle, the player's Pokémon will be healed completely, and the player will have the option to continue, rest, retire, or get their most recent battle recorded on their [[Vs. Recorder]]. If the player continues, they will get the offer to trade one of the rental Pokémon for their opponent's rental Pokémon, but they may not see the Pokémon's status before trading. A scientist will tell the player what Pokémon their opponent will be using before every battle, but after the player progresses through consecutive battles, the scientist will tell less and less.
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===Gallery===
  +
<gallery>
  +
File:JohtoSinnoh BF.png|The Battle Frontier logo
  +
File:Sinnoh Battle Park Map.png|Battle Frontier location in Sinnoh
  +
File:Johto Frontier Access Map.png|Battle Frontier location in Johto
  +
File:Battle Frontier Pt.png|Overview of the Battle Frontier at night
  +
File:Battle Frontier center Pt.png|The center of the Battle Frontier, with a map showing the five battle facilities
  +
</gallery>
   
{{FB|Factory Head|Thorton}} is the [[Frontier Brain]] for the Battle Factory. He can be challenged after 21 consecutive battles. Thorton is subject to the same rules in the Battle Factory; he must use rental Pokémon as well, and so cannot be known until he is encountered. He could have anything except for the Pokémon that are not admissible in the Battle Frontier. Once defeated, he will give away the silver commemorative print. Thorton can be challenged again after 49 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated.
+
==Trainers==
  +
:''See also:''
  +
::''[[List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)]]''
  +
::''[[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 1)]]''
  +
::''[[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 2)]]''
  +
::''[[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 3, 001-251)]]''
  +
::''[[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 3, 252-493)]]''
  +
::''[[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 4)]]''
   
====Staff information====
+
==Facilities==
The Battle Factory scientist staff member will hint about the next Pokémon or move the player will face. But after the player progresses through rounds, the scientist will hint less information than last round. Use the data to decide which Pokémon the player rents, and form a strategy based around it.
+
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{sinnoh color dark}}; {{roundy}}; border: 4px solid #{{sinnoh color}}" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
+
! style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Facility
=====Single Battle=====
+
! style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}" | {{color2|000|Frontier Brain}}
{| align="center" style="background: #{{factory color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{factory color}}"
+
! colspan="2" style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|000|Commemorative print|Prints}}
|- align="center"
+
|- style="background:#{{tower color light}}"
! style="background: #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px" | {{color|{{factory color dark}}|Round}}
+
| [[File:Battle Tower IV.jpg|x120px]]<br>{{color2|000|Battle Tower (Generation IV)|Battle Tower}}
! style="background: #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | {{color|{{factory color dark}}|Information}}
+
| [[File:VSPalmer.png]]<br>{{color2|000|Tower Tycoon (Trainer class)|Tower Tycoon}} {{color2|000|Tower Tycoon Palmer|Palmer}}
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
+
| {{print|tower|Silver|L}}<br>{{print|tower|Silver|D}}<br>{{print|tower|Silver|Ly}}<br>{{print|tower|Silver|E}}<br>Silver Tower Prints
| align=center | 1
+
| {{print|tower|Gold|L}}<br>{{print|tower|Gold|D}}<br>{{print|tower|Gold|Ly}}<br>{{print|tower|Gold|E}}<br>Gold Tower Prints
| align=center | Name of all 3 Pokémon
+
|- style="background:#{{factory color light}}"
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
+
| [[File:Battle Factory IV.jpg|x120px]]<br>{{color2|000|Battle Factory (Generation IV)|Battle Factory}}
| align=center | 2
+
| [[File:VSThorton.png]]<br>{{color2|000|Factory Head (Trainer class)|Factory Head}} {{color2|000|Factory Head Thorton|Thorton}}
| align=center | Name of 2 of the 3 Pokémon
+
| {{print|factory|Silver|L}}<br>{{print|factory|Silver|D}}<br>{{print|factory|Silver|Ly}}<br>{{print|factory|Silver|E}}<br>Silver Factory Prints
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
+
| {{print|factory|Gold|L}}<br>{{print|factory|Gold|D}}<br>{{print|factory|Gold|Ly}}<br>{{print|factory|Gold|E}}<br>Gold Factory Prints
| align=center | 3
+
|- style="background:#{{arcade color light}}"
| align=center | Name of the lead Pokémon and one of its moves
+
| [[File:Battle Roulette.jpg|x120px]]<br>{{color2|000|Battle Arcade}}
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
+
| [[File:VSDahlia.png]]<br>{{color2|000|Arcade Star Dahlia}}
| align=center | 4
+
| {{print|arcade|Silver|L}}<br>{{print|arcade|Silver|D}}<br>{{print|arcade|Silver|Ly}}<br>{{print|arcade|Silver|E}}<br>Silver Arcade Prints
| align=center | One of the lead Pokémon's move
+
| {{print|arcade|Gold|L}}<br>{{print|arcade|Gold|D}}<br>{{print|arcade|Gold|Ly}}<br>{{print|arcade|Gold|E}}<br>Gold Arcade Prints
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
+
|- style="background:#{{castle color light}}"
| align=center | 5
+
| [[File:Battle Castle.png|x120px]]<br>{{color2|000|Battle Castle}}
| align=center | The most common type of the 3 Pokémon
+
| [[File:VSDarach.png]]<br>{{color2|000|Castle Valet Darach}}
|}{{-}}
+
| {{print|castle|Silver|L}}<br>{{print|castle|Silver|D}}<br>{{print|castle|Silver|Ly}}<br>{{print|castle|Silver|E}}<br>Silver Castle Prints
+
| {{print|castle|Gold|L}}<br>{{print|castle|Gold|D}}<br>{{print|castle|Gold|Ly}}<br>{{print|castle|Gold|E}}<br>Gold Castle Prints
=====Double Battle=====
+
|-
{| align="center" style="background: #{{factory color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{factory color}}"
+
| style="background:#{{hall color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}};" | [[File:Battle Hall.jpg|x120px]]<br>{{color2|000|Battle Hall}}
|- align="center"
+
| style="background:#{{hall color light}}" | [[File:VSArgenta.png]]<br>{{color2|000|Hall Matron Argenta}}
! style="background: #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px" | {{color|{{factory color dark}}|Round}}
+
| style="background:#{{hall color light}};" | {{print|hall|Silver|L}}<br>{{print|hall|Silver|D}}<br>{{print|hall|Silver|Ly}}<br>{{print|hall|Silver|E}}<br>Silver Hall Prints
! style="background: #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | {{color|{{factory color dark}}|Information}}
+
| style="background:#{{hall color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}};" | {{print|hall|Gold|L}}<br>{{print|hall|Gold|D}}<br>{{print|hall|Gold|Ly}}<br>{{print|hall|Gold|E}}<br>Gold Hall Prints
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
+
|}<br clear="all">
| align=center | 1
 
| align=center | Name of all 3 Pokémon
 
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
 
| align=center | 2
 
| align=center | Name of 2 of the 3 Pokémon
 
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
 
| align=center | 3
 
| align=center | Name of the 2 lead Pokémon and one of their moves
 
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
 
| align=center | 4
 
| align=center | One of the 2 lead Pokémon's moves
 
|- style="background: #{{factory color light}}"
 
| align=center | 5
 
| align=center | The most common type of the 3 Pokémon
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
====Gallery====
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{factory color}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px;" width="250px"
 
|- align="center"
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Battlefactoryexterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Battlefactoryinterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Thortonbattle.png|200px]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| <small>Outside the Battle Factory</small>
 
| <small>Inside the Battle Factory</small>
 
| <small>Before battle in the Battle Factory</small>
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
 
===Battle Arcade===
 
{| align="right" width="300" style="background: #{{arcade color}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; margin-left:5px; margin-bottom:5px; border: 2px solid #{{arcade color}};"
 
|- align="center"
 
| <big>'''Battle Arcade'''</big><br>'''<span lang="ja">バトルルーレット</span>''' ''Battle Roulette''
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="background:#{{arcade color}}" | [[Image:Battle Roulette.jpg|300px]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="background:#FFFFFF; -moz-border-radius: 5px;" | ''"Where Events Sway Outcomes"''
 
|-
 
| align="center" |
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{arcade color}};" | Battles per round
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{arcade color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | 7
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{arcade color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{arcade color}};" | Participating Pokémon
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{arcade color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Single'''</small><br>3
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{arcade color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Double'''</small><br>3
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{arcade color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{arcade color}};" | Battle Points obtained
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{arcade color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | Few
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{arcade color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{arcade color}};" | Wins to obtain a commemorative print
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{silver color light}}; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{arcade color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Silver'''</small><br>21
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{gold color light}}; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{arcade color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Gold'''</small><br>49
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{arcade color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
The '''Battle Arcade''' (Japanese: '''バトルルーレット''' ''Battle Roulette'') is a new facility located in the southeastern corner of the Battle Frontier. The building itself looks like a large tent, with articular domes, much like {{wp|Saint Basil's Cathedral}}. Inside the Arcade, it is dark with strange patterns on the walls and floors like a tent. In the stadium room, there is a large screen called the ''Game Board'' that most of the game is displayed on.
 
 
The player battles seven Trainers consecutively in a knock-out, much like all other facilities in the Battle Frontier. Before entering, Trainers will choose three Pokémon to battle, having their [[level]] reduced to 50. Prior to battles, all items equipped on the Pokémon used are removed. Battles in the Battle Arcade are 3 vs 3. Upon entering, the player's Pokémon will be seen on the Game Board. The foe's Pokémon will also be seen when they enter the field.
 
 
Before a battle begins, the player must play the game board to determine the condition of the battle. The game board is a massive roulette machine that will scroll quickly through a grid of small boxes, known as ''Events''. Landing on a black box affects the player while landing on a red box affects the foe. Gray boxes, on the other hand, affect both foes. Each event will have a different effect; some may lower the opponent's HP, poison the opponent's Pokémon, or speed up the game board. The choice may affect the player's Pokémon, the opponent's, or even the field. The board may land on status ailments, weather changes, level changes, berries and more. It may even land on nothing. The status ailments appear to be based on moves with certain types. This means that {{type2|Steel}}s are immune to poisoning. Every battle is called a ''game''; for example, the first battle is known as ''Game No. 1''. After winning a battle, the player's Pokémon will be healed completely, and the player will have the option to continue, rest, retire, or get their most recent battle recorded on their [[Vs. Recorder]].
 
 
{{FB|Arcade Star|Dahlia}} is the [[Frontier Brain]] for the Battle Arcade. She can be challenged after 21 consecutive battles. The Pokémon that Dahlia uses in her first match share common type weaknesses - {{type2|Poison}}, {{type2|Flying}}, and {{type2|Ghost}}. Once defeated, she will give away the silver commemorative print. Dahlia can be challenged again after 49 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated.
 
 
====Roulette events====
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{arcade color}}"
 
|- align="center"
 
! style="background: #{{arcade color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px" | Event
 
! style="background: #{{arcade color light}};" | Target
 
! style="background: #{{arcade color light}};" | Effect
 
! style="background: #{{arcade color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Duration
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Lowers foes' HP
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | Lowers Pokémon's HP by 20%
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Poisons foes
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | Poisons Pokémon
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Paralyzes foes
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | Paralyzes Pokémon
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Burns foes
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | Burns Pokémon
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Puts foe to sleep
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | Puts one Pokémon to sleep
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Freezes foe
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | Freezes one Pokémon
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Foes get berries
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | All Pokémon gain a berry
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Foes get items
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | All Pokémon gain a held item
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{red color light}}"
 
| align=center | Foes level up
 
| align=center | Foe
 
| align=center | All Pokémon gain 3 levels
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Lowers allies' HP
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | Lowers Pokémon's HP by 20%
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Poisons allies
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | Poisons Pokémon
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Paralyzes allies
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | Paralyzes Pokémon
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Burns allies
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | Burns Pokémon
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Puts ally to sleep
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | Puts one Pokémon to sleep
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Freezes ally
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | Freezes one Pokémon
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Allies get berries
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | All Pokémon gain a berry
 
| align=center | Remainder of the round
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Allies get items
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | All Pokémon gain a held item
 
| align=center | Remainder of the round
 
|- style="background: #{{blue color light}}"
 
| align=center | Allies level up
 
| align=center | Ally
 
| align=center | All Pokémon gain 3 levels
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Sunny
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Battle in Sunny weather
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Rain
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Battle in Rainy weather
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Sandstorm
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Battle in Sandstorm weather
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Hail
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Battle in Hail weather
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Fog
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Battle in thick fog
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Trick Room
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Battle in Trick Room conditions
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Pokémon swap
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Battle after swapping all Pokémon with foe
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Speed Up
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Increase the speed of subsequent roulette flashes by 1
 
| align=center | Remainder of the round
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Speed Down
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Decrease the speed of subsequent roulette flashes by 1
 
| align=center | Remainder of the round
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Random
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Makes subsequent roulette flashes non-sequential
 
| align=center | Next roulette game
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Get a few BP
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Get a few BP, and move onto the next Trainer without battling
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | No battle
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Move onto the next Trainer without battling
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | No Event
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Battle with no event
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|- style="background: #{{silver color light}}"
 
| align=center | Get lots of BP
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Get lots of BP, and move onto the next Trainer without battling
 
| align=center | 1 battle
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
 
====Nullify events====
 
Some events that include poisoning, paralyzing, freezing, and burning<!-- and putting--> Pokémon can be negated by certain abilities and types. The status ailments appear to be based on moves with certain types; {{type2|Steel}}s are immune to poisoning and {{type2|Ground}}s are immune to paralysis.
 
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{arcade color}}"
 
|- align="center"
 
! style="background: #{{poison color}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Poison
 
! style="background: #{{ice color}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Freeze
 
! style="background: #{{fire color}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Burn
 
! style="background: #{{ghost color}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Sleep
 
! style="background: #{{electric color}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Paralysis
 
|- style="background: #{{arcade color light}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 5px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 5px"
 
| align=center | <small>'''{{color2|000|Ability}}'''</small><br>{{acolor|Immunity|000}}<br><small>'''{{color2|000|Elemental type|Type}}'''</small><br>{{tcolor|Steel|000}}, {{tcolor|Poison|000}}
 
| align=center | <small>'''Ability'''</small><br>{{acolor|Magma Armor|000}}<br><small>'''Type'''</small><br>{{tcolor|Ice|000}}
 
| align=center | <small>'''Ability'''</small><br>{{acolor|Water Veil|000}}<br><small>'''Type'''</small><br>{{tcolor|Fire|000}}
 
| align=center | <small>'''Ability'''</small><br>{{acolor|Insomnia|000}}<br>{{acolor|Vital Spirit|000}}
 
| align=center | <small>'''Ability'''</small><br>{{acolor|Limber|000}}<br><small>'''Type'''</small><br>{{tcolor|Ground|000}}
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
====Gallery====
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{arcade color}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px;" width="250px"
 
|- align="center"
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Battlearcadeexterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Battlearcadeinterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Dahliabattle.png|200px]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| <small>Outside the Battle Arcade</small>
 
| <small>Inside the Battle Arcade</small>
 
| <small>Before battle in the Battle Arcade</small>
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
 
===Battle Castle===
 
{| align="right" width="300" style="background: #{{castle color}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; margin-left:5px; margin-bottom:5px; border: 2px solid #{{castle color}};"
 
|- align="center"
 
| <big>'''Battle Castle'''</big><br>'''<span lang="ja">バトルキャッスル</span>''' ''Battle Castle''
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="background:#{{castle color}}" | [[Image:Battle_castle_artwork.PNG‎|300px]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="background:#FFFFFF; -moz-border-radius: 5px;" | ''"Manage Battles with Castle Points"''
 
|-
 
| align="center" |
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{castle color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{castle color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{castle color}};" | Battles per round
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{castle color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | 7
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{castle color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{castle color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{castle color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{castle color}};" | Participating Pokémon
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{castle color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Single'''</small><br>3
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{castle color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Double'''</small><br>3
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{castle color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{castle color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{castle color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{castle color}};" | Battle Points obtained
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{castle color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | Normal
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{castle color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{castle color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{castle color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{castle color}};" | Wins to obtain a commemorative print
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{silver color light}}; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{castle color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Silver'''</small><br>21
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{gold color light}}; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{castle color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Gold'''</small><br>49
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{castle color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
|}
 
The '''Battle Castle''' (Japanese: '''バトルキャッスル''' ''Battle Castle'') is another new facility located in the southwestern corner of the Battle Frontier. The Battle Castle, as its name suggests, is a huge castle, with elegant furniture on the floor and sparkling jewels on the wall. There is a golden carpet from the entrance to the battle ground. In the stadium itself, [[Castle Valet Darach and Lady Caitlin|Lady Caitlin]], the princess of the castle, sits on her throne atop a platform, watching down on battles. Her butler, Darach, directs people to their battle, handing out prizes to people after victory.
 
 
In the Battle Castle, players must fight seven opponents in a row. Like in the Battle Arcade, all held items are removed prior to battling. Before entering, Trainers will choose three Pokémon to battle, having their [[level]] reduced to 50. After entering, the player will meet [[Castle Valet Darach and Lady Caitlin|Castle Valet Darach]] in the hallway, and he will give 10 Castle Points, or CP, to the player, and will lead them to the battles.
 
 
[[File:HGSS Battle Hall.png|thumb|left|The Battle Castle in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}]]
 
Castle Points are the currency within the Battle Castle — special things must be done to gain them, but they can be exchanged for certain benefits. Winning allows players to receive Castle Points, which are used in multiple ways. The Castle Points can allow players to heal their Pokémon's HP, PP, both, or buy items for use inside the Battle Castle, such as berries. It can also allow players to see their opponents' Pokémon and even increase or decrease their levels by five. Unlike other facilities in the Battle Frontier, in the Battle Castle, Pokémon will not be healed automatically after a battle.
 
 
At first, the player will be limited to what they can do with their CP, but if they save up enough, they can rank up and unlock more abilities, such as increasing the selection of items they can buy for their Pokémon, or increasing the amount of information the player can get on the opponent. After winning a battle, the player will have the option to continue, rest, retire, or get their most recent battle recorded on their [[Vs. Recorder]]. If the player chooses to continue, they will be able to get the chance to exchange CP for advantages. In Multi Battle mode, both players keep their own individual CP and ranks, but can also spend their CP for their teammate's Pokémon's benefit, such as buying an item that their teammate cannot currently afford.
 
 
[[Castle Valet Darach and Lady Caitlin|Lady Caitlin and her valet, Darach]] are the [[Frontier Brain]]s for the Battle Castle. Darach is challenged after 21 consecutive battles. The Pokémon that he uses in his first match are unique. They use powerful attacks that burn and paralyze Pokémon. Once defeated, he will give away the silver commemorative print. He is battled again after 49 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated.
 
 
====Receiving CP====
 
Castle Points or CP is used as currency in the Battle Castle. The player automatically receives 10CP on entry. Winning battles also allows players to receive Castle Points, which are used in multiple ways. There are certain conditions the player can try to meet for more CP.
 
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{castle color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{castle color}}"
 
|- align="center"
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px" | Condition
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Number of Pokémon that have not fainted
 
| align=center | No. ×3CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Number of Pokémon with full HP
 
| align=center | No. ×3CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Number of Pokémon with more than half HP remaining
 
| align=center | No. ×2CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Number of Pokémon with less than half HP remaining
 
| align=center | No. ×1CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Number of Pokémon with no status ailments
 
| align=center | No. ×1CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Under 5 PP used in battle
 
| align=center | No. ×8CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Under 10 PP used in battle
 
| align=center | No. ×6CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Under 15 PP used in battle
 
| align=center | No. ×4CP
 
|- style="background: #{{gold color light}}"
 
| align=center | Number of opponent's Pokémon that gained 5 levels
 
| align=center | No. ×7CP
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
 
====Spending CP====
 
The Castle Points can allow players to heal their Pokémon's HP, PP, both, or buy items for use inside the Battle Castle, such as berries. It can also allow players to see their opponents' Pokémon and even increase or decrease their levels by five. This can only be done by exchanging CP earned in battles, before every battle. CP can also be used to rank up certain actions, so instead of renting the normal eight berries, the player can increase the rank to level 2 so they are able to rent 8 kinds of berries and 12 kinds of items. Some advantages can be ranked up twice to level 3 for more advantages.
 
 
=====Advantage=====
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{castle color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{castle color}}"
 
|- align="center"
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px" | Action
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}" | Rank
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | CP used
 
|- style="background: #{{water color light}}"
 
| align=center | Examine
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 1CP
 
|- style="background: #{{water color light}}"
 
| align=center | +5 LV
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 1CP
 
|- style="background: #{{water color light}}"
 
| align=center | -5 LV
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 15CP
 
|- style="background: #{{water color light}}"
 
| align=center | Strength
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 2CP
 
|- style="background: #{{water color light}}"
 
| align=center | Move
 
| align=center | Level 2
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{grass color light}}"
 
| align=center | HP Recovery
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 10CP
 
|- style="background: #{{grass color light}}"
 
| align=center | PP Recovery
 
| align=center | Level 2
 
| align=center | 8CP
 
|- style="background: #{{grass color light}}"
 
| align=center | Full Recovery
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 12CP
 
|- style="background: #{{poison color light}}"
 
| align=center | Pass
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 50CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Cheri Berry|{{color|000|Cheri Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 2CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Chesto Berry|{{color|000|Chesto Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 2CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Pecha Berry|{{color|000|Pecha Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 2CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Rawst Berry|{{color|000|Rawst Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 2CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Aspear Berry|{{color|000|Aspear Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 2CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Persim Berry|{{color|000|Persim Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 2CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Lum Berry|{{color|000|Lum Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Sitrus Berry|{{color|000|Sitrus Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 2
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Liechi Berry|{{color|000|Liechi Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Ganlon Berry|{{color|000|Ganlon Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Salac Berry|{{color|000|Salac Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Petaya Berry|{{color|000|Petaya Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Apicot Berry|{{color|000|Apicot Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Lansat Berry|{{color|000|Lansat Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Starf Berry|{{color|000|Starf Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Occa Berry|{{color|000|Occa Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Passho Berry|{{color|000|Passho Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Wacan Berry|{{color|000|Wacan Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Rindo Berry|{{color|000|Rindo Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Yache Berry|{{color|000|Yache Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Chople Berry|{{color|000|Chople Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Kebia Berry|{{color|000|Kebia Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Shuca Berry|{{color|000|Shuca Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Coba Berry|{{color|000|Coba Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Payapa Berry|{{color|000|Payapa Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Tanga Berry|{{color|000|Tanga Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Charti Berry|{{color|000|Charti Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Kasib Berry|{{color|000|Kasib Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Haban Berry|{{color|000|Haban Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Colbur Berry|{{color|000|Colbur Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Babiri Berry|{{color|000|Babiri Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| align=center | [[Chilan Berry|{{color|000|Chilan Berry}}]]
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 5CP
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
 
=====Ranking up=====
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{castle color dark}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border: 5px solid #{{castle color}}"
 
|- align="center"
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px" | Kind
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}" | Rank
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}" | CP used
 
! style="background: #{{castle color light}}; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Effect
 
|- style="background: #{{grass color light}}"
 
| rowspan="3" width="64px" style="background:#{{grass color}};" | Recovery
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Restore one Pokémon's HP
 
|- style="background: #{{grass color}}"
 
| align=center | Level 2
 
| align=center | 100CP
 
| align=center | Restore one Pokémon's PP
 
|- style="background: #{{grass color dark}}"
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 100CP
 
| align=center | Restore one Pokémon's HP and PP
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color light}}"
 
| rowspan="3" width="64px" style="background:#{{fire color}};" | Item
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Can rent 8 kinds of berries
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color}}"
 
| align=center | Level 2
 
| align=center | 100CP
 
| align=center | Can rent 8 kinds of berries and 12 kinds of items
 
|- style="background: #{{fire color dark}}"
 
| align=center | Level 3
 
| align=center | 150CP
 
| align=center | Can rent 32 kinds of berries and 27 kinds of items
 
|- style="background: #{{water color light}}"
 
| rowspan="2" width="64px" style="background:#{{water color}};" | Info
 
| align=center | Level 1
 
| align=center | -
 
| align=center | Can see opponent's Pokémon
 
|- style="background: #{{water color}}"
 
| align=center | Level 2
 
| align=center | 50CP
 
| align=center | Can see the opponent's moves
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
 
====Gallery====
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{castle color}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px;" width="250px"
 
|- align="center"
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Battlecastleexterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Battlecastleinterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Darachbattle.png|200px]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| <small>Outside the Battle Castle</small>
 
| <small>Inside the Battle Castle</small>
 
| <small>Before battle in the Battle Castle</small>
 
|}
 
{{-}}
 
 
===Battle Hall===
 
{| align="right" width="300" style="background: #{{hall color}}; -moz-border-radius: 10px; margin-left:5px; margin-bottom:5px; border: 2px solid #{{hall color}};"
 
|- align="center"
 
| <big>'''Battle Hall'''</big><br>'''<span lang="ja">バトルステージ</span>''' ''Battle Stage''
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="background:#{{hall color}}" | [[Image:Battlestage.JPG‎|300px]]
 
|- align="center"
 
| style="background:#FFFFFF; -moz-border-radius: 5px;" | ''"Let Each Pokémon Seek No. 1"''
 
|-
 
| align="center" |
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{hall color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{hall color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{hall color}};" | Battles per round
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{hall color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | 10
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{hall color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{hall color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{hall color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{hall color}};" | Participating Pokémon
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{hall color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Single'''</small><br>1
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{hall color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Double'''</small><br>2
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{hall color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{hall color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{hall color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{hall color}};" | Battle Points obtained
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #FFFFFF; width: 100%; border-right: 1px solid #{{hall color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | Few
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{hall color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
{| align="center" style="background: #{{hall color}}; width: 100%; -moz-border-radius: 10px; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
! colspan="2" align="center" style="background: #{{hall color light}}; width: 50%; -moz-border-radius-topright: 10px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px; border-bottom: 1px solid #{{hall color}};" | Wins to obtain a commemorative print
 
|- align="center"
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{silver color light}}; width: 50%; border-right: 1px solid #{{hall color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 10px;" | <small>'''Silver'''</small><br>50
 
| align="center" style="background: #{{gold color light}}; width: 50%; border-left: 1px solid #{{hall color}}; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;" | <small>'''Gold'''</small><br>170
 
|-
 
! style="background: #{{hall color}};" colspan="2" |
 
|}
 
|}
 
The '''Battle Hall''' (Japanese: '''バトルステージ''' ''Battle Stage'') is another facility located in the northwestern corner of the Battle Frontier. The stadium is a huge {{wp|catwalk}}, in where people walk down the catwalk to the battleground, while fans take a number of photos and the spotlights shine all over the place. There is also a red carpet on the floor, all the way from the entrance to the stadium.
 
 
The Battle Hall is unique from any other facility in the Battle Frontier, as there are 10 battles per round instead of the usual 7, and only one Pokémon can be used in a single battle, meaning the battles are one-on-one. Before entering the Battle Hall, the player will be asked to select one Pokémon level 30 or higher for entry. If it is a different Pokémon from last time, the attendant will warn the player that they are using a different Pokémon, as Pokémon are used in winning streaks, and if the player uses a different Pokémon, the streak will be lost.
 
 
Once the Pokémon is entered, the player will go down the runway and will have to choose from a list of types which [[type]] they want to battle. This lets players control their advantages, as they are about to choose their own type they want to battle. As the only thing known about an opponent is one of the types of their Pokémon, the game may occasionally throw a curveball, such as if a player chooses to use a {{type2|Fighting}} against their {{type2|Dark}} opponent, they may find out that the opponent is using the {{2t|Ghost|Dark}} {{p|Spiritomb}} who is immune to Fighting moves.
 
 
As the player wins against each type, that type raises in rank, causing the Pokémon of that type challenged to raise in level, making this the only facility to feature Pokémon above level 50. The opponent's Pokémon can be chosen from any one of the 17 types. Each type begins at Rank 1, and advances to the next rank when the battle is won. The ranks will go up to 10, with Ranks 8-10 having Pokémon of different types.
 
 
After winning a battle, the player's Pokémon will be healed completely, and the player will have the option to continue, rest, retire, or get their most recent battle recorded on their [[Vs. Recorder]]. Players must also have ten battles in a row before they are allowed to exit. If doing a Double Battle challenge, the player must enter two of the same species of Pokémon.
 
 
{{FB|Hall Matron|Argenta}} is the [[Frontier Brain]] for the Battle Hall. She can be challenged after 50 consecutive battles, which is unique as all other Frontier Brains can be challenged after 21 consecutive battles. Like {{FB|Factory Head|Thorton}}, her Pokémon are completely random, and the player can not choose the type she uses from the list. She could have anything except for the Pokémon that are not admissible in the Battle Frontier. Once defeated, she will give away the silver commemorative print. Argenta can be challenged again after 170 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated. The player must defeat all types at least 10 times before challenging her again and again.
 
 
====Gaining fans====
 
In the Battle Hall, the player will gain fans as their total record or their winning streak increases. If the player is a female, their major fan is Winston, and if the player is a male, their major fan is Serena. They can be found in the Battle Hall lobby in various locations with varying dialog. The player will also get visitors cheering them on in the lobby. If the player's total record is over 500, they will get the professor's assistant. If the record is over 1,000, the player will get [[Johanna]], and over 10,000 will get [[Professor Oak]] or [[Jasmine]].
 
 
====Raising records====
 
At the Battle Hall, the staff members next to the monitor will keep track of the player's total record, which is how many successive wins the player has earned with all of their Pokémon. For example, if two different Pokémon have both won 10 times, then the total record is 20. The player earn BP based on the total record.
 
 
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|- style="background: #{{hall color light}}"
 
| align=center | 30
 
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|- style="background: #{{hall color light}}"
 
| align=center | 50/100/150/200/250/300/350/400/450
 
| align=center | 5BP
 
|- style="background: #{{hall color light}}"
 
| align=center | 500/600/700/800/900/1000
 
| align=center | 10BP
 
|- style="background: #{{hall color light}}"
 
| align=center | 1200/1400/1600/1800
 
| align=center | 30BP
 
|- style="background: #{{hall color light}}"
 
| align=center | 2000+
 
| align=center | 50BP
 
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====Gallery====
 
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| width="33%" | [[File:Battlehallexterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Battlehallinterrior.png|200px]]
 
| width="33%" | [[File:Argentabattle.png|200px]]
 
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| <small>Outside the Battle Hall</small>
 
| <small>Inside the Battle Hall</small>
 
| <small>Before battle in the Battle Hall</small>
 
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==Other areas of interest==
 
==Other areas of interest==
 
===Entrance hall===
 
===Entrance hall===
[[File:Sinnoh Battle Frontier Brain artwork.png|thumb|left|220px|Artwork of the Battle Frontier featuring the Frontier Brains]]
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[[File:Sinnoh Battle Frontier Brain artwork.png|thumb|left|220px|Artwork of the Battle Frontier, featuring the Frontier Brains]]
[[Image:Battle frontier sinnoh entrance.gif‎|thumb|right|200px|The entrance]]
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[[File:Fight Area entrance Pt.png|thumb|right|180px|The entrance area in Pokémon HeartGold, SoulSilver, and Platinum Versions.]]
The entrance hall is the entrance to the Battle Frontier from the [[Fight Area]]. Because the Battle Frontier does not have a [[Pokémon Center]], unlike {{OBP|Battle Frontier|Generation III|Hoenn's}}, it cannot be accessed to by {{m|Fly}}, making the entrance hall the only way to get into the Battle Frontier. Upon the player's first entry into the Battle Frontier, their [[Vs. Recorder]] will be upgraded with a [[Vs. Recorder#Frontier Record|Frontier Record]], by the women at the entrance. There are many women that will guide and explain venues of the Battle Frontier.
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The entrance hall is the entrance to the Battle Frontier from the [[Fight Area]]{{sup/4|Pt}} or [[Frontier Access]]{{sup/4|HGSS}}. Because the Sinnoh Battle Frontier does not have a [[Pokémon Center]], unlike {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III|Hoenn's}}, it cannot be accessed by {{m|Fly}}. Upon the first entry into the Battle Frontier, the [[Vs. Recorder]] will be upgraded with a {{DL|Vs. Recorder|Frontier Record}} by the women at the entrance. There are several women who will guide and explain venues of the Battle Frontier.
   
 
* The top left woman will explain the Battle Castle
 
* The top left woman will explain the Battle Castle
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* The bottom left woman will explain about the Battle Frontier itself.
 
* The bottom left woman will explain about the Battle Frontier itself.
 
* The bottom right woman will explain the Battle Tower
 
* The bottom right woman will explain the Battle Tower
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===Stats Judge===
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===Stats judge===
In the lobby of the Battle Tower is a man who can appraise one of the player's Pokémon by looking at its stats. He considers himself a Judge of Trainer's Pokémon. He examines the Pokémon's [[Individual Values]] (IVs) and gives feedback on how high or low they are. First he describes the Pokémon's "potential", which is based on the sum of all six of its IVs. Then he indicates which stat has the highest IV and what range it falls in. If 2 or more IVs are tied for the highest then he will choose one randomly.
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{{main|Stats judge#In Generation IV|Stats judge}}
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In the Battle Tower's lobby next to the PC is a man who considers himself a judge of Trainer's Pokémon. He can appraise one of the player's Pokémon by looking at its stats, specifically by checking how high the {{IV}}s are. First he describes the Pokémon's "potential", which is based on the sum of all six IVs. Then he indicates which stat has the highest IV and what range it falls in. If two or more IVs are tied for the highest then he will choose only one of them to comment on. In Sinnoh, he selects which highest stat he'll report randomly. In Johto, he cycles through the stats in the following order: {{stat|HP}}, {{stat|Attack}}, {{stat|Defense}}, {{stat|Speed}}, {{stat|Special Attack}}, {{stat|Special Defense}}. If a different Pokémon is shown, then the cycle will not reset.
   
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| {{color|000|Above Average}}
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| 91 to 120
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color|000|Relatively Superior}}
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| {{color|000|Relatively Superior}}
| align=center | 121 to 150
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| 121 to 150
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
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! style="background: #6f6f6f; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Highest IV
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! style="background: #6f6f6f; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Range
! style="background: #6f6f6f; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px" | Range
 
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color|000|Rather Decent}}
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| {{color|000|Rather Decent}}
| align=center | 0 to 15
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| 0 to 15
 
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|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color|000|Very Good}}
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| {{color|000|Very Good}}
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| 16 to 25
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color|000|Fantastic}}
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| {{color|000|Fantastic}}
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| 26 to 30
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color|000|Can't Be Better}}
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| align=center | 31
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| style="{{roundybr|5px}}" | 31
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|}{{-}}
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===Exchange Service Corner===
 
===Exchange Service Corner===
[[File:Battle Frontier GenIV.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Artwork of the Battle Frontier (illus. [[Midori Harada]])]]
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The Exchange Service Corner is located at the center of the Battle Frontier. The player can buy various goods with [[Battle Point]]s won from the facilities. The Battle Frontier's prizes are the same as {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}'s {{Gdis|Battle Tower|IV}}'s prizes. They also use [[Battle Point]]s which are won in the Frontier's various facilities. They can be bought at the stalls at the center of the Frontier.
The Exchange Service Corner is located within the center of the Battle Frontier. The player can buy various goods with [[Battle Point]]s won from the facilities. The Battle Frontier's prizes are similar to {{v2|Diamond and Pearl|s}}'s {{si|Battle Tower}}'s prizes. They also use [[Battle Point]]s which are won in the Frontier's various facilities. They can be bought at the stalls at the center of the Frontier. The following items are offered as prizes:
 
   
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While the menu structure differs, the items available in Pokémon Platinum are the same as the items available in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, except that {{TM|89|U-turn}} is only available in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
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====Platinum====
 
{{shop|Left corner}}
 
{{shop|Left corner}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|HP Up|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|Protein|1|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Protein|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|Calcium|1|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Iron|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|Calcium|1|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Iron|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|Zinc|1|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Zinc|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|Carbos|1|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Carbos|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|HP Up|1|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Rare Candy|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Bracer|16|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Bracer|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Belt|16|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Belt|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Lens|16|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Lens|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Band|16|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Band|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Anklet|16|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Anklet|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Weight|16|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Weight|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Flame Orb|16|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Toxic Orb|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Flame Orb|16|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Toxic Orb|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|White Herb|32|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|White Herb|32|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Herb|32|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Herb|32|BP}}|{{shopitem|BrightPowder|48|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Bright Powder|48|BP|display=BrightPowder}}|{{shopitem|Choice Band|48|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Choice Band|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Focus Band|48|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Focus Band|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Scope Lens|48|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Muscle Band|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Focus Sash|48|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Choice Scarf|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Razor Claw|48|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Razor Fang|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Rare Candy|48|BP}}}}
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{{shopfooter|multiple=yes}}
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{{shop|Right corner}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM06|32|BP||TM Poison|Toxic}}|{{shopitem|TM73|32|BP||TM Electric|Thunder Wave}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM61|32|BP||TM Fire|Will-O-Wisp}}|{{shopitem|TM45|32|BP||TM Normal|Attract}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM40|40|BP||TM Flying|Aerial Ace}}|{{shopitem|TM31|40|BP||TM Fighting|Brick Break}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM08|48|BP||TM Fighting|Bulk Up}}|{{shopitem|TM04|48|BP||TM Psychic|Calm Mind}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM81|64|BP||TM Bug|X-Scissor}}|{{shopitem|TM30|64|BP||TM Ghost|Shadow Ball}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM53|64|BP||TM Grass|Energy Ball}}|{{shopitem|TM36|80|BP||TM Poison|Sludge Bomb}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM59|80|BP||TM Dragon|Dragon Pulse}}|{{shopitem|TM71|80|BP||TM Rock|Stone Edge}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM26|80|BP||TM Ground|Earthquake}}}}
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{{shopfooter}}
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====HeartGold and SoulSilver====
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;Left counter
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{{shop|Training Items #1}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Protein|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|Calcium|1|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Iron|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|Zinc|1|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Carbos|1|BP}}|{{shopitem|HP Up|1|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Rare Candy|48|BP}}}}
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{{shopfooter|multiple=yes}}
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{{shop|Training Items #2}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Bracer|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Belt|16|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Lens|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Band|16|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Power Anklet|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Weight|16|BP}}}}
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{{shopfooter}}
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{{shop|Fighting Items #1}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Toxic Orb|16|BP}}|{{shopitem|Flame Orb|16|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|White Herb|32|BP}}|{{shopitem|Power Herb|32|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Bright Powder|48|BP|display=BrightPowder}}|{{shopitem|Focus Band|48|BP}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Focus Sash|48|BP}}}}
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{{shopfooter|multiple=yes}}
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{{shop|Fighting Items #2}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Choice Band|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Choice Scarf|48|BP}}}}
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Scope Lens|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Muscle Band|48|BP}}}}
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Scope Lens|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Muscle Band|48|BP}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Focus Sash|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Choice Scarf|48|BP}}}}
 
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Razor Claw|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Razor Fang|48|BP}}}}
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|Razor Claw|48|BP}}|{{shopitem|Razor Fang|48|BP}}}}
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{{shopfooter}}
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;Right counter
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{{shop|Physical Attacks}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM40|40|BP||TM Flying|Aerial Ace}}|{{shopitem|TM31|40|BP||TM Fighting|Brick Break}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM89|40|BP||TM Bug|U-turn}}|{{shopitem|TM81|64|BP||TM Bug|X-Scissor}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM71|80|BP||TM Rock|Stone Edge}}|{{shopitem|TM26|80|BP||TM Ground|Earthquake}}}}
 
{{shopfooter|multiple=yes}}
 
{{shopfooter|multiple=yes}}
{{shop|Right corner}}
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{{shop|Special Attacks}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM06|32|BP||TM Poison|Toxic}}|{{shopitem|TM45|32|BP||TM Normal|Attract}}}}
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM61|32|BP||TM Fire|Will-O-Wisp}}|{{shopitem|TM73|32|BP||TM Electric|Thunder Wave}}}}
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM31|40|BP||TM Fighting|Brick Break}}|{{shopitem|TM40|40|BP||TM Flying|Aerial Ace}}}}
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM04|48|BP||TM Psychic|Calm Mind}}|{{shopitem|TM08|48|BP||TM Fighting|Bulk Up}}}}
 
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM30|64|BP||TM Ghost|Shadow Ball}}|{{shopitem|TM53|64|BP||TM Grass|Energy Ball}}}}
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM30|64|BP||TM Ghost|Shadow Ball}}|{{shopitem|TM53|64|BP||TM Grass|Energy Ball}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM81|64|BP||TM Bug|X-Scissor}}|{{shopitem|TM26|80|BP||TM Ground|Earthquake}}}}
 
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM36|80|BP||TM Poison|Sludge Bomb}}|{{shopitem|TM59|80|BP||TM Dragon|Dragon Pulse}}}}
 
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM36|80|BP||TM Poison|Sludge Bomb}}|{{shopitem|TM59|80|BP||TM Dragon|Dragon Pulse}}}}
{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM71|80|BP||TM Rock|Stone Edge}}}}
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{{shopfooter|multiple=yes}}
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{{shop|Changing Attacks}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM06|32|BP||TM Poison|Toxic}}|{{shopitem|TM73|32|BP||TM Electric|Thunder Wave}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM61|32|BP||TM Fire|Will-O-Wisp}}|{{shopitem|TM45|32|BP||TM Normal|Attract}}}}
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{{shoprow|{{shopitem|TM08|48|BP||TM Fighting|Bulk Up}}|{{shopitem|TM04|48|BP||TM Psychic|Calm Mind}}}}
 
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===Pokémon Scratch-Off Corner===
 
===Pokémon Scratch-Off Corner===
 
[[File:Scratchoff.png|thumb|right|Scratching a Pokémon Scratch-Off Card]]
 
[[File:Scratchoff.png|thumb|right|Scratching a Pokémon Scratch-Off Card]]
The Pokémon Scratch-Off Corner is located just north of the Exchange Service Corner. Pokémon Scratch-Off is a game that can be played for 1BP. With this one BP, the player gets three different Scratch-Off Cards that could cause the player to win up to 3 items, including berries, or could leave them with nothing. Because they are a bit like {{wp|Scratchcard}}s, it is all up to chance. When the player spends the Battle Point, they will get to select 3 cards from a selection of red, blue, green, and yellow color on the touch screen. Once done, scratching mode will begin. Using the stylus, the player will have to get three Pokémon to get the particular item that is revealed under the scratch-off. As soon as the player touches any part of any of the 9 blocks, they must choose that one as one of the choices. There is an extra Pokémon on the card, a {{p|Ditto}}. If the player get a Ditto, it acts as a Wild-Card, transforming into any other Pokémon should the player manage to get two of them. There are a total of three out of twenty-three different berries to be won, and there will always be a [[Nugget]] to be won.
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The Pokémon Scratch-Off Corner is located just north of the Exchange Service Corner. Pokémon Scratch-Off is a game that can be played for 1BP. This 1BP purchases three different Scratch-Off Cards, which permits winning up to 3 items. Upon purchase, a selection of 3 cards from four cards: red, blue, green, and yellow. Once done, scratching mode will begin. Using the stylus to scratch off the upper layer, scratching off three Pokémon gets the particular item that matches the Pokémon revealed. As soon as any part of any of the 9 blocks is touched, that block must be selected as one of the three choices. The whole card cannot be scratched off—only three blocks may be selected. If the player gets a Ditto, it acts as a wild-card, transforming into any other Pokémon should the player manage to get two of them. There are a total of three out of twenty-three different Berries to be won, and there will always be a [[Nugget]] to be won.
   
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| 1
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Qualot Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Qualot Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Qualot Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Tamato Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Tamato Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Tamato Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Wacan Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Wacan Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Wacan Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Chople Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Chople Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Chople Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Coba Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Coba Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Coba Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Pomeg Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Pomeg Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Pomeg Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Hondew Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Hondew Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Hondew Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Occa Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Occa Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Occa Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Rindo Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Rindo Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Rindo Berry}}
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| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Kebia Berry}}
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| {{Bag|Kebia Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Kebia Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Payapa Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Payapa Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Payapa Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Kelpsy Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Kelpsy Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Kelpsy Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Grepa Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Grepa Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Grepa Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Passho Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Passho Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Passho Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Yache Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Yache Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Yache Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Shuca Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Shuca Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Shuca Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Tanga Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Tanga Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Tanga Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Charti Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Charti Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Charti Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Colbur Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Colbur Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Colbur Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Kasib Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Kasib Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Kasib Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Babiri Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Babiri Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Babiri Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Haban Berry}}
+
| {{Bag|Haban Berry}}
| align=center | 3
+
| {{color2|000|Haban Berry}}
  +
| 3
 
|- style="background: #fff"
 
|- style="background: #fff"
| align=center | {{color2|000|Chilan Berry}}
+
| style="{{roundybl|5px}}" | {{Bag|Chilan Berry}}
| align=center | 3
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| {{color2|000|Chilan Berry}}
|}
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| style="{{roundybr|5px}}" | 3
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|}{{-}}
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==In the manga==
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[[File:Battle Frontier Sinnoh Adventures.png|thumb|200px|The Battle Frontier in Pokémon Adventures]]
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===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
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In the {{chap|Platinum}}, {{adv|Platinum}} challenged the Battle Frontier while she and [[Looker]] conducted research on {{p|Giratina}} and the [[Distortion World]], where Platinum's supposed-to-be bodyguards, [[Paka and Uji]], had been sent to by [[Saturn]] in {{chap|Diamond & Pearl|the previous chapter}}. By the end of the chapter, she had managed to defeat four of the five facilities, and was also intending to soon challenge the fifth one, the Battle Tower, led by {{adv|Pearl}}'s father, Palmer.
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  +
In ''[[PS460|All About Arceus IX]]'', it was revealed that the Sinnoh Battle Frontier was originally located in Johto.
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  +
A [[Pidgebot|robotic]] {{p|Starly}} works as the challengers' guide in the area.
 
{{-}}
 
{{-}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
[[File:JohtoSinnoh BF.png|right|200px|thumb|The Battle Frontier logo]]
 
 
* The Battle Frontier logo is the color code of the venues corresponding to the five battle venues and their position in the Battle Frontier.
 
* The Battle Frontier logo is the color code of the venues corresponding to the five battle venues and their position in the Battle Frontier.
** The color code of each of the venues corresponds approximately to the color codes of each of the five [[flavor]]s of [[Berry]] and to the types of [[Pokémon Contest]]s and {{pkmn|Super Contest}}s.
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** The color code of each of the venues corresponds approximately to the color codes of each of the five [[flavor]]s of [[Berry]] and to the five [[Contest condition|condition stats]].
* Due to the pairing of {{FB|Castle Valet|Darach and Lady Caitlin}}, there is an equal number of male and female Frontier Brains. This is the case with Sinnoh's [[Gym Leaders]] as well.
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** If the Poké Ball design in the middle is counted, as well, the logo contains the seven colors of [[Apricorn]].
* Several of the Frontier Brains have Pokémon with moves they normally learn at a higher level. This may mean that their Pokémon also decrease in level when they are above level 50.
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* Due to the pairing of {{FB|Castle Valet|Darach}} and [[Caitlin]], there is an equal number of male and female Frontier Brains. This is the case with Sinnoh's [[Gym Leader]]s as well.
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* Several of the Frontier Brains have Pokémon with moves they normally learn at a higher level. This may suggest that their Pokémon also decrease in level when they are above level 50.
 
* All Frontier Brains with a fixed team have at least one legendary Pokémon in their party when they are battled for the gold commemorative print.
 
* All Frontier Brains with a fixed team have at least one legendary Pokémon in their party when they are battled for the gold commemorative print.
 
* Although Pokémon under level 30 are banned from use by the player at the Battle Hall, opponent Trainers can use Pokémon under this level.
 
* Although Pokémon under level 30 are banned from use by the player at the Battle Hall, opponent Trainers can use Pokémon under this level.
* This Battle Frontier is the first one of its kind to appear in two separate locations in one generation.
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* This Battle Frontier is the first one of its kind to appear in two separate locations in one generation.
 
** Also, it is the first one to appear in the mainland of one region, in this case, the Johto region.
 
** Also, it is the first one to appear in the mainland of one region, in this case, the Johto region.
* {{p|Rotom}}'s forms and the [[Spiky-Eared Pichu]] are the only non-[[legendary Pokémon]] that aren't allowed in the Frontier.
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* {{p|Rotom}}'s forms, {{p|Phione}}{{tt|*|which is debatably a Mythical Pokémon}}, and the [[Spiky-eared Pichu]] are the only non-{{pkmn2|Legendary}} or [[Mythical Pokémon]] that aren't allowed in the Frontier.
 
* The Battle Factory is the only facility to not have a [[PC]], due to the fact that players rent Pokémon instead of using their own.
 
* The Battle Factory is the only facility to not have a [[PC]], due to the fact that players rent Pokémon instead of using their own.
* The Battle Arcade is the only location in a Generation IV game to have moving animation while the player is saving: the screens that show the player's and their opponent's Pokémon flash, despite everything else pausing during the save.
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* The Battle Arcade is the only location in a Generation IV game to have moving animation while the player is saving, as the screens that show the player and their opponent's Pokémon flash, despite everything else pausing during the save.
* In [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]], the [[Walking Pokémon|Pokémon which follows you]] automatically returns to its [[Poké Ball]] after entering the Battle Frontier, despite being an open place. This is likely due to the fact that once the player steps into the opening of a facility, they are automatically drawn deeper inside.
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* In the Battle Castle, there are crosses above the foe's entrance which change depending on the round the player is on. For example, if the player is on round 1, then there is 1 cross.
* In [Pokémon Heartgold and Soulsilver Versions], the [Pokégear] will not play any radio channels whatsoever. It is unknown why this happens.
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* In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, the player cannot [[walking Pokémon|keep his or her Pokémon outside of its Poké Ball]] in the Battle Frontier, despite being an open place. This is likely due to the fact that once the player steps into the opening of a facility, they are automatically drawn deeper inside, and would cause problems with the walking Pokémon.
** The Stat Trainers seemingly appear in the Battle Tower without any reason why; the player character of HeartGold or SoulSilver has never even met them at all during the game. The reason for both of these happenings is to guarantee link play compatibility with Platinum.
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* In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the [[Pokégear]] will not play any radio channels whatsoever when the player is in any facilities. It is unknown why this happens.
*In Heartgold and Soulsilver, the [Pokégear] will not play any radio channels. It is unknown why this happens.
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* In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the [[stat Trainers]] all appear in the Battle Tower without any reason, as the player character has never met them before in these games. This is possibly done to ensure full compatibility with {{game|Platinum}}.
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* Trainers that received different overworld sprites in HeartGold and SoulSilver still use their Platinum sprites here.
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** Additionally, {{tc|Scientist}}s use their Platinum battle sprite and a {{tc|School Kid}} overworld sprite.
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* In HeartGold and SoulSilver, a boy in the Battle Tower mentions that "...similar facilities are available outside of Johto", probably referring to Sinnoh's Battle Frontier.
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* Aside from the stat-enhancing vitamins, which each have a price of only 1 BP, all prizes buyable with Battle Points have a price that is divisible by 8.
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* The Battle Frontier is featured in one of the paintings on display in [[Lumiose Museum]] in [[Pokémon X and Y]].
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* There are some Pokémon in the Battle Hall that know moves they [[Game move errors|cannot legitimately learn]]: a {{p|Totodile}} with {{m|Brine}}, a {{p|Roselia}} with {{m|Sludge}}, and an {{p|Anorith}} with {{m|Stone Edge}}.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
===Battle Frontier===
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{{langtable|color={{locationcolor/med|road}}|bordercolor={{locationcolor/dark|road}}
*'''French:''' ''Zone de Combat''
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|zh_yue=對戰開拓區 ''{{tt|Deuijin Hōitokkēui|Battle Frontier}}''
*'''German:''' ''Kampfzone''
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|zh_cmn=對戰開拓區 / 对战开拓区 ''{{tt|Duìzhàn Kaītuòqū|Battle Frontier}}''
*'''Italian:''' ''Parco Lotta''
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|fr_ca=Zone de Combat<br>Battle Frontier{{tt|*|Platinum box}}
*'''Spanish:''' ''Frente de Batalla''
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|fr_eu=Zone de Combat
*'''Korean:''' 배틀프런티어 ''Battle Frontier''
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|de=Kampfzone
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|it=Parco Lotta
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|ko=배틀프런티어 ''Battle Frontier''
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|pl=Strefa Walk
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|es=Frente Batalla
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|ru=Боевой Рубеж ''Boyevoi Rubezh''
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|vi=Biên giới giao đấu
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|pt=Fronteira de Batalha{{tt|*|Platinum manual}}
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}}
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{{-}}
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{{Sinnoh}}
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{{Johto}}<br>
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{{Project Locations notice}}
   
===Battle Tower===
 
*'''French:''' ''Tour de Combat''
 
*'''German:''' ''Duellturm''
 
*'''Italian:''' ''Torre Lotta''
 
*'''Spanish:''' ''Torre Batalla''
 
*'''Korean:''' 배틀타워 ''Battle Tower''
 
 
===Battle Factory===
 
*'''French:''' ''Usine de Combat''
 
*'''German:''' ''Kampffabrik''
 
*'''Italian:''' ''Azienda Lotta''
 
*'''Spanish:''' ''Fábrica Batalla''
 
*'''Korean:''' 배틀팩토리 ''Battle Factory''
 
 
===Battle Hall===
 
*'''French:''' ''Scène de Combat''
 
*'''German:''' ''Kampfsaal''
 
*'''Italian:''' ''Palco Lotta''
 
*'''Spanish:''' ''Sala Batalla''
 
*'''Korean:''' 배틀스테이지 ''Battle Stage''
 
 
===Battle Castle===
 
*'''French:''' ''Castel de Combat''
 
*'''German:''' ''Kampfpalais''
 
*'''Italian:''' ''Maniero Lotta''
 
*'''Spanish:''' ''Castillo Batalla''
 
*'''Korean:''' 배틀캐슬 ''Battle Castle''
 
 
===Battle Arcade===
 
*'''French:''' ''Arcade de Combat''
 
*'''German:''' ''Kampfarkaden''
 
*'''Italian:''' ''Arena Lotta''
 
*'''Spanish:''' ''Ruleta Batalla''
 
*'''Korean:''' 배틀룰렛 ''Battle Roulette''
 
 
{{League}}
 
{{sinnoh}}
 
{{johto}}
 
{{Project Locations notice}}
 
 
[[Category:Platinum locations]]
 
[[Category:Platinum locations]]
 
[[Category:HeartGold and SoulSilver locations]]
 
[[Category:HeartGold and SoulSilver locations]]
[[Category:Battle areas]]
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[[Category:Battle Frontier|*]]
   
 
[[de:Kampfzone (4. Generation)]]
 
[[de:Kampfzone (4. Generation)]]
[[es:Frente Batalla (Sinnoh)]]
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[[es:Frente Batalla (cuarta generación)]]
[[fr:Zone de Combat (Génération IV)]]
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[[fr:Zone de Combat (Quatrième génération)]]
[[ja:バトルフロンティア (シンオウ地方)]]
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[[it:Parco Lotta (quarta generazione)]]
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[[ja:バトルフロンティア (第四世代)]]
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[[zh:对战开拓区(第四世代)]]

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Battle Frontier バトルフロンティア
Battle Frontier
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Battle Frontier GenIV.png
Map description: The Battle Frontier--where the best of the best Trainers gather to test their skills--is located here.Pt
A place where people from all over come to show off their strength.HGSS
Location: Battle Zone (Sinnoh)
Route 40 (Johto)
Region: Sinnoh and Johto
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Battle Park Map.png
Location of Battle Frontier in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Battle Frontier (Japanese: バトルフロンティア Battle Frontier) is a special post-Pokémon League area featured in the Generation IV games Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver. It is similar to the Battle Frontier featured in Pokémon Emerald, the Hoenn Battle Frontier. The key difference is the number of facilities and the challenges they hold.

This Frontier is found in two regions, Sinnoh and Johto; each region's Frontier is identical in facilities and appearance. The Sinnoh Frontier is located north of the Fight Area in the place of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl's Battle Park. The Johto Frontier is located west of Olivine City, where Pokémon Crystal's Battle Tower was located. Access to Johto's Frontier is through the Frontier Access. Each of the facilities in the Battle Frontier has a leader, the Frontier Brain, who may be challenged after certain winning streaks have been made through their respective facilities. Defeating the Frontier Brains will earn the player commemorative prints.

Only two of the facilities had been featured in Pokémon games prior to the Battle Frontier's debut in Platinum. The Battle Tower and Battle Factory were both present in Emerald; the Battle Tower has been in every game since its debut in Crystal, excluding FireRed and LeafGreen, which featured a similar facility called Trainer Tower.

Overview

Upon the player's first entry into the Battle Frontier, their Vs. Recorder will be upgraded with a Frontier Record by a woman at the entrance. The Vs. Recorder keeps the amount of Battle Points the players has. It also contains the commemorative prints obtained from the Battle Frontier. One battle from within one of the facilities may be recorded and stored on the Frontier Record, which may be watched or overwritten with another at any time.

On winning through a set amount of battles in any given facility, Battle Points, or BP, will be awarded, usually in small amounts, but gradually growing through each consecutive streak. Defeating the Frontier Brain of a given facility for the first time awards the silver commemorative print of that facility, while the second defeat of the same Brain gives the commemorative print a golden color. They are the equivalent of a Badge, and equivalent to the Symbols from Hoenn's Battle Frontier. The Frontier Brain will only appear in single battle mode. Also, defeating a Brain will always yield a 20BP reward. Battles conducted here do not award experience or money. Also, Pokémon seen in the battles will not be added to the Pokédex.

There are usually three forms of challenges. The first of these challenges is the standard single battle in which the challenger must engage in seven three on three battles in a row. Winning a set of seven battles earns the player Battle Points. The second of these challenges follows the same layout as the standard single battle but are rather conducted as Double Battles. Each facility also offers Multi Battles that two players can participate in, using the Nintendo DS's Wireless Connection, to increase their record. The Battle Frontier also allows players from around the world connect together using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to take part in multi Battles in any of the Battle Frontier facilities. This can be done by going to the Wi-Fi Club on the basement floor of any Pokémon Center, and selecting the Battle Frontier function. However, both players must have entered the Hall of Fame and visited the Battle Frontier at least once.

Regardless of what 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
Rotom Heat
Rotom*
Rotom Wash
Rotom*
Rotom Frost
Rotom*
Rotom Fan
Rotom*
Rotom Mow
Rotom*
Dialga Dialga Palkia Palkia Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Phione Phione Manaphy Manaphy Darkrai Darkrai Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Arceus Arceus
Pichu Spiky-eared
Pichu
Egg Egg ManaphyEgg Manaphy
Egg

In addition, the following held items are not allowed:

Soul Dew Soul Dew Griseous Orb Griseous Orb

Gallery

Trainers

See also:
List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)
Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 1)
Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 2)
Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 3, 001-251)
Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 3, 252-493)
Battle Frontier (Generation IV)/Pokémon (Group 4)

Facilities

Facility Frontier Brain Prints
Battle Tower IV.jpg
Battle Tower
VSPalmer.png
Tower Tycoon Palmer
TowerSilverprintL.png
TowerSilverprintD.png
TowerSilverprintLy.png
TowerSilverprintE.png
Silver Tower Prints
TowerGoldprintL.png
TowerGoldprintD.png
TowerGoldprintLy.png
TowerGoldprintE.png
Gold Tower Prints
Battle Factory IV.jpg
Battle Factory
VSThorton.png
Factory Head Thorton
FactorySilverprintL.png
FactorySilverprintD.png
FactorySilverprintLy.png
FactorySilverprintE.png
Silver Factory Prints
FactoryGoldprintL.png
FactoryGoldprintD.png
FactoryGoldprintLy.png
FactoryGoldprintE.png
Gold Factory Prints
Battle Roulette.jpg
Battle Arcade
VSDahlia.png
Arcade Star Dahlia
ArcadeSilverprintL.png
ArcadeSilverprintD.png
ArcadeSilverprintLy.png
ArcadeSilverprintE.png
Silver Arcade Prints
ArcadeGoldprintL.png
ArcadeGoldprintD.png
ArcadeGoldprintLy.png
ArcadeGoldprintE.png
Gold Arcade Prints
Battle Castle.png
Battle Castle
VSDarach.png
Castle Valet Darach
CastleSilverprintL.png
CastleSilverprintD.png
CastleSilverprintLy.png
CastleSilverprintE.png
Silver Castle Prints
CastleGoldprintL.png
CastleGoldprintD.png
CastleGoldprintLy.png
CastleGoldprintE.png
Gold Castle Prints
Battle Hall.jpg
Battle Hall
VSArgenta.png
Hall Matron Argenta
HallSilverprintL.png
HallSilverprintD.png
HallSilverprintLy.png
HallSilverprintE.png
Silver Hall Prints
HallGoldprintL.png
HallGoldprintD.png
HallGoldprintLy.png
HallGoldprintE.png
Gold Hall Prints

Other areas of interest

Entrance hall

Artwork of the Battle Frontier, featuring the Frontier Brains
The entrance area in Pokémon HeartGold, SoulSilver, and Platinum Versions.

The entrance hall is the entrance to the Battle Frontier from the Fight AreaPt or Frontier AccessHGSS. Because the Sinnoh Battle Frontier does not have a Pokémon Center, unlike Hoenn's, it cannot be accessed by Fly. Upon the first entry into the Battle Frontier, the Vs. Recorder will be upgraded with a Frontier Record by the women at the entrance. There are several women who will guide and explain venues of the Battle Frontier.

  • The top left woman will explain the Battle Castle
  • The top right woman will explain the Battle Arcade
  • The middle left woman will explain the Battle Factory
  • The middle right woman will explain the Battle Hall
  • The bottom left woman will explain about the Battle Frontier itself.
  • The bottom right woman will explain the Battle Tower


Stats judge

Main article: Stats judge

In the Battle Tower's lobby next to the PC is a man who considers himself a judge of Trainer's Pokémon. He can appraise one of the player's Pokémon by looking at its stats, specifically by checking how high the IVs are. First he describes the Pokémon's "potential", which is based on the sum of all six IVs. Then he indicates which stat has the highest IV and what range it falls in. If two or more IVs are tied for the highest then he will choose only one of them to comment on. In Sinnoh, he selects which highest stat he'll report randomly. In Johto, he cycles through the stats in the following order: HP, Attack, Defense, Speed, Special Attack, Special Defense. If a different Pokémon is shown, then the cycle will not reset.

Pokémon's Potential IV Total
Decent 0 to 90
Above Average 91 to 120
Relatively Superior 121 to 150
Outstanding 151 to 186


Highest IV Range
Rather Decent 0 to 15
Very Good 16 to 25
Fantastic 26 to 30
Can't Be Better 31

Exchange Service Corner

The Exchange Service Corner is located at the center of the Battle Frontier. The player can buy various goods with Battle Points won from the facilities. The Battle Frontier's prizes are the same as Pokémon Diamond and Pearl's Battle Tower's prizes. They also use Battle Points which are won in the Frontier's various facilities. They can be bought at the stalls at the center of the Frontier.

While the menu structure differs, the items available in Pokémon Platinum are the same as the items available in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, except that TM89 (U-turn) is only available in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Platinum

Left corner
Protein Protein
1BP
Calcium Calcium
1BP
Iron Iron
1BP
Zinc Zinc
1BP
Carbos Carbos
1BP
HP Up HP Up
1BP
Power Bracer Power Bracer
16BP
Power Belt Power Belt
16BP
Power Lens Power Lens
16BP
Power Band Power Band
16BP
Power Anklet Power Anklet
16BP
Power Weight Power Weight
16BP
Toxic Orb Toxic Orb
16BP
Flame Orb Flame Orb
16BP
White Herb White Herb
32BP
Power Herb Power Herb
32BP
Bright Powder BrightPowder
48BP
Choice Band Choice Band
48BP
Focus Band Focus Band
48BP
Scope Lens Scope Lens
48BP
Muscle Band Muscle Band
48BP
Focus Sash Focus Sash
48BP
Choice Scarf Choice Scarf
48BP
Razor Claw Razor Claw
48BP
Razor Fang Razor Fang
48BP
Rare Candy Rare Candy
48BP
Right corner
TM Poison TM06 (Toxic)
32BP
TM Electric TM73 (Thunder Wave)
32BP
TM Fire TM61 (Will-O-Wisp)
32BP
TM Normal TM45 (Attract)
32BP
TM Flying TM40 (Aerial Ace)
40BP
TM Fighting TM31 (Brick Break)
40BP
TM Fighting TM08 (Bulk Up)
48BP
TM Psychic TM04 (Calm Mind)
48BP
TM Bug TM81 (X-Scissor)
64BP
TM Ghost TM30 (Shadow Ball)
64BP
TM Grass TM53 (Energy Ball)
64BP
TM Poison TM36 (Sludge Bomb)
80BP
TM Dragon TM59 (Dragon Pulse)
80BP
TM Rock TM71 (Stone Edge)
80BP
TM Ground TM26 (Earthquake)
80BP

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Left counter
Training Items #1
Protein Protein
1BP
Calcium Calcium
1BP
Iron Iron
1BP
Zinc Zinc
1BP
Carbos Carbos
1BP
HP Up HP Up
1BP
Rare Candy Rare Candy
48BP
Training Items #2
Power Bracer Power Bracer
16BP
Power Belt Power Belt
16BP
Power Lens Power Lens
16BP
Power Band Power Band
16BP
Power Anklet Power Anklet
16BP
Power Weight Power Weight
16BP

Fighting Items #1
Toxic Orb Toxic Orb
16BP
Flame Orb Flame Orb
16BP
White Herb White Herb
32BP
Power Herb Power Herb
32BP
Bright Powder BrightPowder
48BP
Focus Band Focus Band
48BP
Focus Sash Focus Sash
48BP
Fighting Items #2
Choice Band Choice Band
48BP
Choice Scarf Choice Scarf
48BP
Scope Lens Scope Lens
48BP
Muscle Band Muscle Band
48BP
Razor Claw Razor Claw
48BP
Razor Fang Razor Fang
48BP

Right counter
Physical Attacks
TM Flying TM40 (Aerial Ace)
40BP
TM Fighting TM31 (Brick Break)
40BP
TM Bug TM89 (U-turn)
40BP
TM Bug TM81 (X-Scissor)
64BP
TM Rock TM71 (Stone Edge)
80BP
TM Ground TM26 (Earthquake)
80BP
Special Attacks
TM Ghost TM30 (Shadow Ball)
64BP
TM Grass TM53 (Energy Ball)
64BP
TM Poison TM36 (Sludge Bomb)
80BP
TM Dragon TM59 (Dragon Pulse)
80BP
Changing Attacks
TM Poison TM06 (Toxic)
32BP
TM Electric TM73 (Thunder Wave)
32BP
TM Fire TM61 (Will-O-Wisp)
32BP
TM Normal TM45 (Attract)
32BP
TM Fighting TM08 (Bulk Up)
48BP
TM Psychic TM04 (Calm Mind)
48BP

Pokémon Scratch-Off Corner

Scratching a Pokémon Scratch-Off Card

The Pokémon Scratch-Off Corner is located just north of the Exchange Service Corner. Pokémon Scratch-Off is a game that can be played for 1BP. This 1BP purchases three different Scratch-Off Cards, which permits winning up to 3 items. Upon purchase, a selection of 3 cards from four cards: red, blue, green, and yellow. Once done, scratching mode will begin. Using the stylus to scratch off the upper layer, scratching off three Pokémon gets the particular item that matches the Pokémon revealed. As soon as any part of any of the 9 blocks is touched, that block must be selected as one of the three choices. The whole card cannot be scratched off—only three blocks may be selected. If the player gets a Ditto, it acts as a wild-card, transforming into any other Pokémon should the player manage to get two of them. There are a total of three out of twenty-three different Berries to be won, and there will always be a Nugget to be won.

Prize No. won
Nugget Nugget 1
Qualot Berry Qualot Berry 3
Tamato Berry Tamato Berry 3
Wacan Berry Wacan Berry 3
Chople Berry Chople Berry 3
Coba Berry Coba Berry 3
Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry 3
Hondew Berry Hondew Berry 3
Occa Berry Occa Berry 3
Rindo Berry Rindo Berry 3
Kebia Berry Kebia Berry 3
Payapa Berry Payapa Berry 3
Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry 3
Grepa Berry Grepa Berry 3
Passho Berry Passho Berry 3
Yache Berry Yache Berry 3
Shuca Berry Shuca Berry 3
Tanga Berry Tanga Berry 3
Charti Berry Charti Berry 3
Colbur Berry Colbur Berry 3
Kasib Berry Kasib Berry 3
Babiri Berry Babiri Berry 3
Haban Berry Haban Berry 3
Chilan Berry Chilan Berry 3

In the manga

The Battle Frontier in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Platinum chapter, Platinum challenged the Battle Frontier while she and Looker conducted research on Giratina and the Distortion World, where Platinum's supposed-to-be bodyguards, Paka and Uji, had been sent to by Saturn in the previous chapter. By the end of the chapter, she had managed to defeat four of the five facilities, and was also intending to soon challenge the fifth one, the Battle Tower, led by Pearl's father, Palmer.

In All About Arceus IX, it was revealed that the Sinnoh Battle Frontier was originally located in Johto.

A robotic Starly works as the challengers' guide in the area.

Trivia

  • The Battle Frontier logo is the color code of the venues corresponding to the five battle venues and their position in the Battle Frontier.
    • The color code of each of the venues corresponds approximately to the color codes of each of the five flavors of Berry and to the five condition stats.
    • If the Poké Ball design in the middle is counted, as well, the logo contains the seven colors of Apricorn.
  • Due to the pairing of Darach and Caitlin, there is an equal number of male and female Frontier Brains. This is the case with Sinnoh's Gym Leaders as well.
  • Several of the Frontier Brains have Pokémon with moves they normally learn at a higher level. This may suggest that their Pokémon also decrease in level when they are above level 50.
  • All Frontier Brains with a fixed team have at least one legendary Pokémon in their party when they are battled for the gold commemorative print.
  • Although Pokémon under level 30 are banned from use by the player at the Battle Hall, opponent Trainers can use Pokémon under this level.
  • This Battle Frontier is the first one of its kind to appear in two separate locations in one generation.
    • Also, it is the first one to appear in the mainland of one region, in this case, the Johto region.
  • Rotom's forms, Phione*, and the Spiky-eared Pichu are the only non-Legendary or Mythical Pokémon that aren't allowed in the Frontier.
  • The Battle Factory is the only facility to not have a PC, due to the fact that players rent Pokémon instead of using their own.
  • The Battle Arcade is the only location in a Generation IV game to have moving animation while the player is saving, as the screens that show the player and their opponent's Pokémon flash, despite everything else pausing during the save.
  • In the Battle Castle, there are crosses above the foe's entrance which change depending on the round the player is on. For example, if the player is on round 1, then there is 1 cross.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player cannot keep his or her Pokémon outside of its Poké Ball in the Battle Frontier, despite being an open place. This is likely due to the fact that once the player steps into the opening of a facility, they are automatically drawn deeper inside, and would cause problems with the walking Pokémon.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pokégear will not play any radio channels whatsoever when the player is in any facilities. It is unknown why this happens.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the stat Trainers all appear in the Battle Tower without any reason, as the player character has never met them before in these games. This is possibly done to ensure full compatibility with Pokémon Platinum.
  • Trainers that received different overworld sprites in HeartGold and SoulSilver still use their Platinum sprites here.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, a boy in the Battle Tower mentions that "...similar facilities are available outside of Johto", probably referring to Sinnoh's Battle Frontier.
  • Aside from the stat-enhancing vitamins, which each have a price of only 1 BP, all prizes buyable with Battle Points have a price that is divisible by 8.
  • The Battle Frontier is featured in one of the paintings on display in Lumiose Museum in Pokémon X and Y.
  • There are some Pokémon in the Battle Hall that know moves they cannot legitimately learn: a Totodile with Brine, a Roselia with Sludge, and an Anorith with Stone Edge.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 對戰開拓區 Deuijin Hōitokkēui
Mandarin 對戰開拓區 / 对战开拓区 Duìzhàn Kaītuòqū
French Canada Flag.png Canada Zone de Combat
Battle Frontier*
France Flag.png Europe Zone de Combat
Germany Flag.png German Kampfzone
Italy Flag.png Italian Parco Lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배틀프런티어 Battle Frontier
Poland Flag.png Polish Strefa Walk
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fronteira de Batalha*
Russia Flag.png Russian Боевой Рубеж Boyevoi Rubezh
Spain Flag.png Spanish Frente Batalla
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Biên giới giao đấu



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