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(due to the recent overhaul of this page, I once again give you the first article Bulbapedia ever featured: The Poké Ball!)
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The '''[[Indigo Plateau]]''' serves as the capital for the [[Pokémon League]]. It is the final destination for [[Pokémon Trainer]]s competing in [[Indigo League|Indigo]] or [[Johto League]] [[Pokémon League#Competitions against the Elite Four|competitions]] against the [[Elite Four]]. This is the where the powerful [[Elite Four]] battle against {{pkmn|Trainer}}s in a final showdown of becoming a master Pokémon trainer, who may be challenged after defeating of all eight [[Gym Leaders]] of each respective [[region]]. In the anime, it is also the location of the [[Indigo Plateau Conference]], [[Grand Festival|Kanto Grand Festival]] and the Pokémon League Village.
A '''[[Poké Ball]]''' (Japanese: '''モンスターボール''' ''Monster Ball'') is a type of [[item]] that is critical to a {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s quest, used for {{pkmn2|caught|catching}} and storing {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}. Both a general term used to describe the various kinds as well as a specific term to refer to the most basic among these variations, Poké Balls are ubiquitous in the modern Pokémon world. Up to six Pokémon can be carried with a Trainer in Poké Balls, while any number of other Poké Balls can be held in the [[bag]] for later use.
 
   
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The Indigo Plateau is located just north of {{ka|Victory Road}}, and east of [[Mt. Silver]]. In [[Generation I]] and {{gen|III}}, the only way to reach the Indigo Plateau is by going through {{rt|23|Kanto}}; however, in [[Generation II]] and {{gen|IV}}, the Indigo Plateau can be reached by going through {{rt|26|Kanto}}. In order to reach Indigo Plateau by foot, Trainers must venture through {{ka|Victory Road}}, a lengthy cave acting as a final test for Trainers.
The strength of a Poké Ball is determined by how much it raises a [[wild Pokémon]]'s [[catch rate]], and may in fact vary depending on the conditions of the battle. Poké Balls limit the power of Pokémon contained inside, taming them, though they do not cause the Pokémon inside to always obey the Trainer.
 
   
 
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Stylized Poké Balls are used in many places to symbolize Pokémon in general: the logos of both [[Battle Frontier]]s feature a Poké Ball in their design, while several Poké Balls can be seen in every Pokémon Center. The headgear of the protagonists of [[Hoenn]], [[Kanto]], and [[Sinnoh]]-based games feature Poké Ball designs, as do the [[bag]]s of the protagonists of [[Johto]]-based games.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 21:40, 25 April 2012

Indigo Plateau

The Indigo Plateau serves as the capital for the Pokémon League. It is the final destination for Pokémon Trainers competing in Indigo or Johto League competitions against the Elite Four. This is the where the powerful Elite Four battle against Trainers in a final showdown of becoming a master Pokémon trainer, who may be challenged after defeating of all eight Gym Leaders of each respective region. In the anime, it is also the location of the Indigo Plateau Conference, Kanto Grand Festival and the Pokémon League Village.

The Indigo Plateau is located just north of Victory Road, and east of Mt. Silver. In Generation I and III, the only way to reach the Indigo Plateau is by going through Route 23; however, in Generation II and IV, the Indigo Plateau can be reached by going through Route 26. In order to reach Indigo Plateau by foot, Trainers must venture through Victory Road, a lengthy cave acting as a final test for Trainers.

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