Battle Club

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Battle Club
バトルクラブ Battle Club
Pokemon Battle Club.png
Accumula Battle Club
Region Unova
Debut The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!

Pokémon Battle Clubs (Japanese: バトルクラブ Battle Club) are anime-exclusive facilities in the Unova region where Pokémon Trainers can go to hone their battling skills. Battle Clubs are owned by Don George and are designed to offer Trainers methods and apparatus to train Pokémon for battles.


Battle Clubs have many features inside. There are computers that show Trainers information about other Trainers and their Pokémon. These are able to be used to access Xtransceivers and to ask the Trainer for a battle. The main part is a battleground where Trainers come to battle and learn tips from the battle master, Don George. At the back of the facility, there is a storage room with security cameras and alarms.

Ash and Iris arrived in the Battle Club in Accumula Town in The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!. They witnessed a battle between one Trainer's Servine and another's Dewott. Ash battled the Trainer's Dewott with his Pikachu, but the battle was called off after Team Rocket set off the alarms while trying to steal food. With a mysterious Pokémon around, Ash and Iris helped look for it, and decided to lure it out with food. Ash discovered it to be a Tepig and nursed it back to health. Later, Team Rocket appeared and tried to steal Pikachu, but with Tepig's help, Ash foiled their plans. Ash then captured Tepig.

Another Battle Club located in Luxuria Town appeared in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, where Ash had a battle with Trip. Trip wanted to have a Full Battle, but Ash only had five Pokémon at the time, so Trip agreed to a five-on-five match. Ash was able to knock out Trip's Tranquill and Servine, but ultimately lost the battle.

There is also a Battle Club in Nacrene City, which appeared in The Battle According to Lenora! and Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!. It was shown to have a gymnasium where Trainers can train their Pokémon on various equipment, such as running machines with obstacles, dumbbells, and a swimming pool with waves. Ash went there to train his Oshawott and Tepig for their rematch against Lenora, and they worked hard to learn Aqua Jet and Flame Charge, respectively.

In Evolution by Fire!, Ash, Iris, and Cilan came to visit the Battle Club in Astilbe Town. There, they witnessed a battle between Shamus and Kylan, which Shamus easily won. Later, it was revealed that Shamus was the original Trainer of Ash's Tepig. Shamus wanted to prove that Tepig was useless and challenged Ash to a battle, which took place in the Battle Club. Ash used his Tepig and Snivy, while Shamus used Emboar and Heatmor. Tepig evolved into Pignite during the battle and defeated both of Shamus's Pokémon.

Different kinds of Battle Clubs are located in Nimbasa Town and Ambiga Town. These Battle Clubs are designed as stadiums and once in a while tournaments are held here: the Club Battle in Nimbasa Town and the Clubsplosion in Ambiga Town.


List of Battle Clubs

Picture Location
Pokemon Battle Club.png Accumula Town
Luxuria Town Battle Club.png Luxuria Town
Nacrene Battle Club.png Nacrene City
Nimbasa Battle Club.png Nimbasa Town
Ambiga Town.png Ambiga Town
Astilbe Town.png Astilbe Town


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 對戰俱樂部 Deuijin Kēuilohkbouh
Mandarin 對戰俱樂部 / 对战俱乐部 Duìzhàn Jùlèbù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vechtclub
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ottelukerho
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Kampfklub
Italy Flag.png Italian Club di Lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배틀 클럽 Battle Club
Poland Flag.png Polish Klub Bitew
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Clube de Batalha
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Clube de Combate
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Club de Batalla
Spain Flag.png Spain Club de Combate
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Stridsklubb
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Savaş Kulübü

Anime-exclusive locations in Unova
Absentia Natural ParkAmbiga TownAntimony Research LabArea 28Astilbe TownBattle ClubClock towerColossus Ruins
Deserted IslandEindoak TownFerroseed Research InstituteFlower Garden TroupeFull CourtHero's RuinInakano Town
Kingdom of the ValeLitwick MansionLuxuria TownMilos IslandMistralton TowerN's hideoutNew Tork CityNimbasa Town
Pokémon HillsRainbow ValleyRoshan CityStonesthrow TownSword of the ValeVertress CityVillage of Dragons
White RuinsWindy Station
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