Battle Tower (Generation IV)

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Battle Tower バトルタワー
Battle Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: North of Fight Area (Sinnoh)
West of Olivine City (Johto)
Region: Sinnoh and Johto
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Battle Park Map.png
Location of Battle Tower in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Battle Tower (Japanese: バトルタワー Battle Tower) in Generation IV is a special post-Pokémon League facility appearing in both Sinnoh and Johto. Functionally, the Battle Towers in both regions are identical.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the Battle Tower is located in the Battle Park, while in Pokémon Platinum, it is in the Battle Frontier, but both of these locations are accessed from the Fight Area of the Battle Zone. The player cannot travel to the Battle Zone until they have entered the Hall of Fame.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Battle Tower is located in the Battle Frontier west of Olivine City. The player will not be allowed to enter the Battle Frontier until they have entered the Hall of Fame.

Palmer, Barry's father, is the Tower Tycoon here.

Upon defeating 100 Trainers in a row in Single Battle mode, the player will earn a Trainer star.

The Battle Points earned for challenging the Battle Tower can be redeemed for prizes at the Exchange Service Corner, in the Battle ParkDP outside the Battle Tower or in the Battle FrontierPtHGSS square. In the Battle Frontier square, the player may also use Battle Points to buy Scratch-Off Cards to play.

Sign

Diamond and Pearl

Battle Tower
Gather, All Ye Greatest!

Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Battle Tower
Never Lose! Keep Winning!

Challenges

Battle Tower
バトルタワー Battle Tower
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"Never Lose! Keep Winning!"
Battles per round
7
Participating Pokémon
Single
3
Double
4
Battle Points obtained
Normal
Tower Tycoon Palmer
Tower Tycoon Palmer
Commemorative print
Silver print
Commemorative print
Gold print
Wins to obtain a commemorative print
Silver
21
Gold
49

The common thread among all of the challenges is that the player will always face "Rooms" of opponents, with seven opponents in each room who the player must defeat all in a row. After beating a room, the player will earn Battle Points.

The middle receptionist offers the Battle Room challenge. The player may choose the Single Battle format, with battles of three on three, or the Double Battle format, with battles of four on four.

The leftmost receptionist offers the Multi Battle Room challenge, a tag team challenge. Before the challenge begins, the player may choose a computer-controlled partner from among the five Stat Trainers, each of whom specializes in a different stat; or the player may partner with a nearby friend using the DS Wireless Communication. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, each of the computer-controlled partners also appears outside of the Battle Tower in Sinnoh and will temporarily partner with the player to navigate an area. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, in order for the player to choose one of them as a partner in the Battle Tower, they must have already partnered with that person and cleared their area; in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, they are all always available.

The rightmost receptionist offers the Wi-Fi Battle Room challenge. In this challenge, opposing teams are randomly downloaded via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection from other players who challenged the Wi-Fi Battle Room.

When the player finishes a room, they can choose to upload their results via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The Wi-Fi Battle Rooms are operated on a ranking system, and if the player does well enough, they can become the leader of a room.

Trainers

Pokémon used by NPCs in the Battle Tower can be split up into four groups, based on difficulty and when in a streak they are encountered.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver

Awards

Unlike the other facilities at the Battle Frontier, the Battle Tower awards the player Goods and Ribbons for meeting certain conditions. Not only are there prizes for single battle, but also for winning consecutive Double Battles or multi battle in the Wi-Fi battle room.

Goods
Good Achievement
Bronze Trophy Win 20 consecutive Single Battles
Silver Trophy Win 50 consecutive Single Battles
Gold Trophy Win 100 consecutive Single Battles

Commemorative Ribbons
Ribbon Achievement
Ability Ribbon Defeat Tower Tycoon Palmer in Single Battle for the first time.
Great Ability Ribbon Defeat Tower Tycoon Palmer in Single Battle for the second time.
Double Ability Ribbon Win 50 consecutive Double Battles
Multi Ability Ribbon Win 50 consecutive Multi Battles
Pair Ability Ribbon Win 50 consecutive Multi Battles with two players
World Ability Ribbon Attain Rank 5 at the Wi-Fi Battle Room

Battle Points

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Tower Tycoon

After winning 20 and 48 battles consecutively in the Single Battle Room, Tower Tycoon Palmer will offer the player a challenge. Defeating him yields 20 BP each time.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

On 21st consecutive battle


On 49th consecutive battle


Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Silver Print challenge


Gold Print challenge


Restrictions

Regardless of which 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

Additionally, using two of the same Pokémon or held item is forbidden. The Soul Dew is banned altogether.

Layout

Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Battle Tower DP.png Battle Tower Pt.png Battle Tower HGSS.png
 

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Battle Tower.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Battle Tower St Supreme Victors Uncommon 134/147 Beat of the Frontier Uncommon 094/100
 

In the manga

The Battle Tower in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Battle Tower first appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z as a part of the Battle Frontier. By the end of the Platinum chapter, it remained the only Battle Frontier facility yet to be challenged by Platinum, although she was seen accepting Palmer's invitation there in The Final Dimensional Duel XI.

Trivia

  • Although the sprites for the attendants of the Battle Tower in Platinum had been changed to match the rest of the Battle Frontier, while choosing a partner for a multi battle, the attendant's sprite was accidentally left unchanged from what it was in Diamond and Pearl. The same applies for when an attendant appears to award a trophy.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 對戰塔 Duìzhàn Tǎ
France Flag.png European French Tour de Combat
Germany Flag.png German Duellturm
Italy Flag.png Italian Torre Lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배틀타워 Battle Tower
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Torre Batalla
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tháp giao đấu


JohtoSinnoh BF.png Sinnoh and Johto Battle Frontier JohtoSinnoh BF.png
Battle Castle
Darach
Castle Valet
Darach
Battle Hall
Argenta
Hall Matron
Argenta
Battle Tower
Palmer
Tower Tycoon
Palmer
Battle Factory
Thorton
Factory Head
Thorton
Battle Arcade
Dahlia
Arcade Star
Dahlia


Sinnoh
Coal Badge.png Forest Badge.png Cobble Badge.png Fen Badge.png Relic Badge.png Mine Badge.png Icicle Badge.png Beacon Badge.png
Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
Routes
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Landmarks
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal TerminalRavaged Path
Floaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe UndergroundWayward CaveMt. Coronet
Amity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsLake Valor (Lakefront) • Great MarshPokémon Mansion
Fuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory RoadPal ParkContest HallBattle Zone
Battle ParkBattle TowerBattle FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint TempleSpring PathSendoff Spring
Turnback CaveFullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World


Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto

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