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Battle Tower (Generation IV)

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.


Diamond and Pearl

Battle Tower
Gather, All Ye Greatest!

Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Battle Tower
Never Lose! Keep Winning!


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.

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.


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 Wash
Rotom Frost
Rotom Fan
Rotom Mow
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
Egg Egg ManaphyEgg Manaphy

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


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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Battle Tower St Supreme Victors Uncommon 134/147 Beat of the Frontier Uncommon 094/100


  • 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 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the Battle Tower is the only area that a player cannot use the Walk Through Walls cheat with an Action Replay.

In other languages

Language Title
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 Baeteultawo
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Torre Batalla

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