Battleground

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Battleground しょうぶどころ
Match Place
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Survival Area
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
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Location of Battleground in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Battleground (Japanese: しょうぶどころ Match Place) is a location in the Survival Area of the Battle Zone where Trainers come to battle each other.

In the games

The Battleground is owned by Buck and appears only in Pokémon Platinum. After the Stark Mountain subquest with Team Galactic, players can battle Gym Leaders and Tag Battle partners from earlier in the game. Gym Leaders can appear simultaneously in the Battleground, their respective Gyms, and possibly the Villa.

Up to four of these Trainers appear each day and they can be battled only once a day. Resetting before entering the Battleground will change the Trainers who are inside. If the player saves the game while inside and then reloads the next day, they may exit and reenter to find a new group; in this manner, the player may battle two sets of Trainers in the same day. (However, if a Trainer appears in both groups, they may not be rebattled in the same day after reentering the Battleground in this way.)

According to Buck's grandfather, only Gym Leaders and those vouched for by them are allowed here. If the player attempts to enter before completing the Stark Mountain subquest, interacting with the door will produce the message: The door is shut tight. "Members only" is printed on it.

Trainers

Gym Leaders
























Stat Trainers















In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Battleground appeared in Leaping Past Lopunny. Inside, Mira was battling Cheryl while Marley was battling Buck. Buck interrupted his battle once he sensed Looker spying on them.

Trivia

  • When both Roark and Byron appear at the same time, their after-battle dialog changes from what it normally would be; Roark tells the player that when he became a Gym Leader, he realized how great a Trainer his dad is, but that he would never admit it in front of his father. Byron talks to himself about how Roark thinks he can "show up his old man", and that he, Byron, will need to get better to prevent that from happening.
  • A small graphical glitch occurs with the counter and TV on the right side of the room. When the player (or even an NPC) is next to either object, it can cause the colors to "jump" out of line.
  • Candice is the only Trainer to exclusively use Pokémon that were introduced in Generation IV.
  • All of the Pokémon Cheryl uses give out HP EVs only.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 對決場 Duìjué Chǎng
France Flag.png French Café Combat
Germany Flag.png German Duellareal
Italy Flag.png Italian Casa Lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 승부장소 Seungbu Jangso
Spain Flag.png Spanish Café Revancha


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