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Black Tower 黒の摩天楼
Black Skyscraper
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Black City
Region: Unova
Generations: V
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Location of Black Tower in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

Black Tower (Japanese: 黒の摩天楼 Black Skyscraper) is a training facility initially exclusive to Pokémon Black 2. Located within Black City, it is the counterpart to the White Treehollow of Pokémon White 2.

It can be accessed after Black Tower is unlocked with the Unova Link's Key System. If a player of Black 2 clears Area 5 of the Black Tower, that player can send the Tower Key to White 2 players, granting them access to Black City, and consequently, the Black Tower.


The interior of the Black Tower

The Black Tower was established in Black City between the events of Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2. The player cannot challenge it until they have defeated Alder in Floccesy Town after entering the Hall of Fame.

It comprises ten randomly generated, progressively more complex areas, each with a number of Trainers. In each area, a randomly selected Trainer is the gate Trainer, who will unlock the door to the Boss Trainer's room when defeated. Defeating an area's Boss Trainer allows the player to challenge the next area. Each floor has a Doctor who will heal the player's Pokémon after being defeated in battle (meaning areas six and up all have multiple doctors), but only once. Some rooms will contain various puzzles allowing for players to use moves such as Flash to more easily maneuver the room. Unlike true battle facilities, the player will earn experience and money for winning battles, but will forfeit the money earned during the challenge if the player loses or retires. The player is also able to save the game and access all parts of the menu except for the Bag (except when giving a Pokémon an item to hold). Registered items and menus cannot be accessed via the Y menu. The C-Gear is, however, usable.

The normal Trainers in each area have a team of two randomly selected Pokémon from a personalized pool of Pokémon. The Boss Trainer of each area has three Pokémon, which are fixed for each battle. The normal Trainers' levels increase as the player progresses through the areas, beginning at level 47 and ending at level 77 in Normal Mode. The Boss Trainers' Pokémon have higher levels than those of other Trainers in the area. Boss Trainers' Pokémon always hold items, while normal Trainers' Pokémon only hold items on higher floors.

Starting from Area 6, the areas are separated into different floors, which the player has to explore in order to find the gate Trainer and/or the Boss Trainer. Each floor has its own rooms, Trainers, and Doctor.


Upon defeating the Boss Trainer of an area, the player is rewarded with one or two items within a selection, as presented below. As can be observed, players are rewarded much less for completing Areas 6-9 (and arguably 10) than they are for completing Areas 1-5, although the former have higher difficulty and require much more time to complete.

Area Reward
Areas 1-3 HP Up HP Up
Protein Protein
Iron Iron
Calcium Calcium
Zinc Zinc
Carbos Carbos
Areas 4-5 HP Up HP Up ×2
Protein Protein ×2
Iron Iron ×2
Calcium Calcium ×2
Zinc Zinc ×2
Carbos Carbos ×2
Area Reward
Areas 6-7 Health Wing Health Wing
Muscle Wing Muscle Wing
Resist Wing Resist Wing
Genius Wing Genius Wing
Clever Wing Clever Wing
Swift Wing Swift Wing
Rare Candy Rare Candy
Areas 8-9 Health Wing Health Wing ×2
Muscle Wing Muscle Wing ×2
Resist Wing Resist Wing ×2
Genius Wing Genius Wing ×2
Clever Wing Clever Wing ×2
Swift Wing Swift Wing ×2
Rare Candy Rare Candy ×2
Area Reward
Area 10 Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry
Kelpsy Berry Kelpsy Berry
Qualot Berry Qualot Berry
Hondew Berry Hondew Berry
Grepa Berry Grepa Berry
Tamato Berry Tamato Berry
Rare Candy Rare Candy


Normal Trainers use two randomly selected Pokémon from their personal pool. Each of these Pokémon has a randomly generated level (within the range for that floor) and gender (if the Pokémon's species has genders). Both Pokémon will match in level, but not necessarily in gender. Trainers give out PokémonDollar.png40 times the level of their Pokémon, except Rich Boys, who give PokémonDollar.png200 times the level of their Pokémon.

The Boss Trainers always use their same set of three Pokémon. Benga is the Boss Trainer of Area 10 in Black 2, and upon first visit in White 2. Players of White 2 will face Janna instead of Benga on subsequent visits. Each Boss Trainer has their Pokémon with three levels more and gives the player PokémonDollar.png600 more than the previous area's Boss Trainer.

Area 1

Normal Trainers in Area 1 have Pokémon whose levels range from 47 to 50 in Normal Mode.

Area 2

Normal Trainers in Area 2 have Pokémon whose levels range from 50 to 53 in Normal Mode.

Area 3

Normal Trainers in Area 3 have Pokémon whose levels range from 53 to 56 in Normal Mode.

Area 4

Normal Trainers in Area 4 have Pokémon whose levels range from 56 to 59 in Normal Mode.

Area 5

Normal Trainers in Area 5 have Pokémon whose levels range from 59 to 62 in Normal Mode.

Area 6

Normal Trainers in Area 6 have Pokémon whose levels range from 62 to 65 in Normal Mode.

Area 7

Normal Trainers in Area 7 have Pokémon whose levels range from 65 to 68 in Normal Mode.

Area 8

Normal Trainers in Area 8 have Pokémon whose levels range from 68 to 71 in Normal Mode.

Area 9

Normal Trainers in Area 9 have Pokémon whose levels range from 71 to 74 in Normal Mode.

Area 10

Normal Trainers in Area 10 have Pokémon whose levels range from 74 to 77 in Normal Mode.

Black 2

White 2 (subsequent visits)


  • Aside from Benga, the Boss Trainers follow an alphabetical naming pattern, having initials A through J in the English versions, and ア a through ワ wa in Japanese versions.
  • With 20 floors, Black Tower is tied with White Treehollow for having the most accessible floors out of any known location in the Pokémon world.
  • Although Black Tower disables the Bag menu in and outside of battle, making players unable to use healing items such as Potions, players are able to heal their Pokémon by using HP-restoring Pass Powers, and can utilize the Pokémon menu to make their Pokémon hold any item, including those with in-battle healing/curing effects.
  • Scientist Jacorey claims to be the designer of Black Tower.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Gratte-Ciel Noir
Germany Flag.png German Schwarzes Hochhaus
Italy Flag.png Italian Grattacielo Nero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 흑의 마천루 Heugui Macheollu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rascacielos Negro

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