Battle Tower (Generation II)

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Battle Tower バトルタワー
Battle Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Battle Tower C.png
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Location: West of Olivine CityC
Region: Johto
Generations: II
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Location of Battle Tower in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

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

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

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

In the games

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

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

Access

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

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

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

Challenges

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

Restrictions

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

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

Prizes

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

Japanese Crystal

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

Trainers

The following Trainers may appear during the Battle Tower challenge. All of them use randomly-determined teams depending on the level of the selected challenge.

See also: List of Battle Tower Pokémon (Generation II)
Spr GS Fisher.png Fisher
Hanson
Spr GS PokéManiac.png PokéManiac
Sawyer
Spr GS Guitarist.png Guitarist
Masuda
Spr GS Scientist.png Scientist
Nickel
Spr GS Pokéfan M.png Pokéfan
Olson
Spr GS Lass.png Lass
Zaborowski
Spr GS Youngster.png Youngster
Wright
Spr GS Hiker.png Hiker
Alexander
Spr GS Teacher.png Teacher
Kawakami
Spr GS Pokéfan M.png Pokéfan
Bickett
Spr GS Kimono Girl.png Kimono Girl
Saito
Spr GS Boarder.png Boarder
Crawford
Spr GS Picnicker.png Picnicker
Diaz
Spr GS Biker.png Biker
Erickson
Spr GS Juggler.png Juggler
Fairfield
Spr GS Pokéfan F.png Pokéfan
Hunter
Spr GS Firebreather.png Firebreather
Hill
Spr GS Swimmer F.png Swimmer♀
Javier
Spr GS Swimmer M.png Swimmer♂
Kaufman
Spr GS Skier.png Skier
Lancaster
Spr GS Camper.png Camper
Mcmahill
Spr GS Camper.png Camper
Obrien
Spr GS Gentleman.png Gentleman
Frost
Spr GS Beauty.png Beauty
Morse
Spr GS Super Nerd.png Super Nerd
Yufune
Spr GS Blackbelt.png Blackbelt
Rajan
Spr GS Cooltrainer M.png Cooltrainer
Rodriguez
Spr GS Officer.png Officer
Santiago
Spr GS Psychic.png Psychic
Stock
Spr GS Pokéfan F.png Pokéfan
Thurman
Spr GS Scientist.png Scientist
Valentino
Spr GS Beauty.png Beauty
Wagner
Spr GS Camper.png Camper
Yates
Spr GS Bird Keeper.png Bird Keeper
Andrews
Spr GS Picnicker.png Picnicker
Bahn
Spr GS PokéManiac.png PokéManiac
Mori
Spr GS Scientist.png Scientist
Buckman
Spr GS Sage.png Sage
Cobb
Spr GS Schoolboy.png Schoolboy
Hughes
Spr GS Fisher.png Fisher
Arita
Spr GS Kimono Girl.png Kimono Girl
Easton
Spr GS Psychic.png Psychic
Freeman
Spr GS Camper.png Camper
Giese
Spr GS Lass.png Lass
Hatcher
Spr GS Gentleman.png Gentleman
Jackson
Spr GS Pokéfan F.png Pokéfan
Kahn
Spr GS PokéManiac.png PokéManiac
Leong
Spr GS Youngster.png Youngster
Marino
Spr GS Teacher.png Teacher
Newman
Spr GS Sailor.png Sailor
Nguyen
Spr GS Blackbelt.png Blackbelt
Ogden
Spr GS Super Nerd.png Super Nerd
Park
Spr GS Cooltrainer F.png Cooltrainer
Raine
Spr GS Swimmer M.png Swimmer♂
Sells
Spr GS Bird Keeper.png Bird Keeper
Rockwell
Spr GS Boarder.png Boarder
Thornton
Spr GS Lass.png Lass
Turner
Spr GS Officer.png Officer
Van Dyke
Spr GS Skier.png Skier
Walker
Spr GS Schoolboy.png Schoolboy
Meyer
Spr GS Swimmer F.png Swimmer♀
Johnson
Spr GS Youngster.png Youngster
Adams
Spr GS Guitarist.png Guitarist
Smith
Spr GS Bug Catcher.png Bug Catcher
Tajiri
Spr GS Bug Catcher.png Bug Catcher
Baker
Spr GS PokéManiac.png PokéManiac
Collins
Spr GS Scientist.png Scientist
Smart
Spr GS Super Nerd.png Super Nerd
Dykstra
Spr GS Swimmer F.png Swimmer♀
Eaton
Spr GS Biker.png Biker
Wong

Layout

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

In the anime

The Battle Tower in the anime

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

In the manga

Battle Tower in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

In Popular Pupitar, Silver was revealed to have first met Lance at the Johto Battle Tower construction site, wanting to question him if he knew anything about the giant bird Pokémon that the Masked Man had used to kidnap him nine years earlier.

Trivia

In other languages

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

References

  1. Battle Tower In‐Jokes



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Settlements
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