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Artwork of the Battle Agency from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

The Battle Agency (Japanese: バトルエージェント Battle Agent) is a battle facility located on Festival Plaza. It was introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

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Challenge

The Battle Agency is a facility where a challenger uses a borrowed Pokémon and battle along with visitors in the Festival Plaza. During a challenge, the player is an agent and has a grade that determines the level and strength of their Pokémon. An agent's grade increases with the number of successful challenges.

Battles will be three-on-three in Single Battle format. Before beginning, the player can borrow one Pokémon from a selection of three possibilities shown on the screen behind the reception desk. The other two Pokémon come from other Trainers in the Festival Plaza and are based on the Pokémon they are currently borrowing. The player must invite two Trainers to form a team of three. In the instance when there are no more available Trainers in the player's Festival Plaza to choose from, or if the player decides not to choose both players from the Plaza, random Festival Fans will be generated to be fill up the remaining one or two spaces on the player's team. Their Pokémon will be set as grade 0.

Each challenge consists of three battles against programs simulating Battle Tree Trainers. The Trainers that can appear are the same ones who would be eligible to appear with a consecutive Battle Tree win streak equal to the agent's current grade, except that Battle Legends and other famous trainers will never appear in the Battle Agency, apart from its own unique bosses. Agents are awarded Festival Coins (abbreviated as FC) based on the number of wins, with a minimum participation prize of 5 FC. The agent is allowed to borrow new Pokémon or switch teammates in the middle of a challenge. If the agent loses and restarts the challenge within the same day, they will battle against the exact same Trainers and teams as before. However, the Trainers in the Battle Agency are reset once midnight has passed. Additionally, if the agent loses against Sophocles prior to the interlude that introduces Episode RR, but proceeds to view that interlude and restarts the challenge within the same day, the battle against Sophocles is replaced by a battle against Giovanni, and a different team, once the agent reaches that point.

The three Pokémon that may be borrowed from the screen are shuffled after each successful challenge, at the start of the next day, or if agent uses a Switcheroo facility in Festival Plaza. If the agent has already borrowed a Pokémon, they can continue to use it even after the Pokémon have been shuffled for one of these reasons, but if a successful challenge causes their grade to increase, they lose access to the previously selected rental Pokémon and are required to borrow a new one from the reshuffled screen, and choose their two teammates again.

If the player has not yet obtained the Key Stone supplement to their Z-Ring by beating Dexio in Poni Plains, then any Pokémon on the screen that would normally have its Mega Stone will be shown without an item instead, and if the agent chooses to borrow that Pokémon, it will not be able to Mega Evolve in battle. The agent's teammates, including nameless Festival Fans, can have Pokémon equipped with their Mega Stones even if the player doesn't have the Key Stone, and those Pokémon will still be able to Mega Evolve.

See also:
List of Battle Agency Pokémon
List of Battle Agency Trainers

Starting at grade 10, a battle setting may appear to further test an agent's ability. At the beginning of a battle, a certain weather effect or field effect may be added. As the agent's grade increases, the set of possible battle settings expands. The battle setting is reset at the beginning of each day or when new battle settings are unlocked.

Grades

An agent's grade directly determines the level of their borrowed Pokémon and the level of their opponents' Pokémon.

Grade Level Challenges Festival Coins Battle Settings Unlocked
1 Win 2 Wins 3 Wins
0 50 1 20 65 200 • None
1 51 1 25 75 215
2 52 1 30 85 230
3 53 1 35 95 245
4 54 1 40 105 260
5 55 1 45 115 275
6 56 1 50 125 290
7 57 1 55 135 305
8 58 1 60 145 320
9
(Boss)
59 1 65 155 335
10 60 2 70 165 350 Harsh sunlight
Rain
11 61 2 75 175 365
12 62 2 80 185 380
13 63 2 85 195 395
14 64 2 90 205 410
15 65 2 95 215 425
16 66 2 100 225 440 Hail
Sandstorm
17 67 2 105 235 455
18 68 2 110 245 470
19
(Boss)
69 2 115 255 485
20 70 3 120 265 500
21 71 3 125 275 515 Electric Terrain
Misty Terrain
22 72 3 130 285 530
23 73 3 135 295 545
24 74 3 140 305 560
25 75 3 145 315 575
26 76 3 150 325 590
27 77 3 155 335 605
28 78 3 160 345 620
29
(Boss)
79 3 165 355 635
30 80 4 170 365 650
31 81 4 175 375 665 Grassy Terrain
Psychic Terrain
32 82 4 180 385 680
33 83 4 185 395 695
34 84 4 190 405 710
35 85 4 195 415 725
36 86 4 200 425 740
37 87 4 205 435 755
38 88 4 210 445 770
39
(Boss)
89 4 215 455 785
40 90 5 220 465 800
41 91 5 225 475 815 Extremely harsh sunlight
Heavy rain
Strong winds
42 92 5 230 485 830
43 93 5 235 495 845
44 94 5 240 505 860
45 95 5 245 515 875
46 96 5 250 525 890
47 97 5 255 535 905
48 98 5 260 545 920
49
(Boss)
99 5 265 555 935
50
(Boss)
100 - 270 565 935

Bosses

At every 10 grades, starting from grade 9, a boss battle program will be loaded during the third battle of the last challenge. At grade 50, a boss will appear for the third battle every five challenges. If a boss is defeated, the agent will receive a Gold Bottle Cap at the reception desk.

Before starting Episode RR



After starting Episode RR



Items

Item Location Games
Rare Candy Rare Candy From the receptionist each time after going up a grade, until grade 9  US  UM 
Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap From the receptionist each time after defeating a boss  US  UM 
Rare Candy Rare Candy ×2 From the receptionist each time after going up a grade, until grade 49  US  UM 
None Agent Sunglasses From the receptionist after going up to grade 30  US  UM 
Rare Candy Rare Candy ×5 From the receptionist after going up to grade 50  US  UM 
Rare Candy Rare Candy From the receptionist each time after successfully completing a challenge at grade 50  US  UM 

Episode RR

During Team Rainbow Rocket's takeover of Festival Plaza during the prologue to Episode RR, the player is forced to battle a Team Rainbow Rocket Grunt at the Battle Agency. In this battle, the player and their teammates will be treated as having a grade of 0 regardless of what they would normally be, hence all Pokémon in this battle will be level 50. The Grunt always uses the same three Pokémon, which otherwise don't appear anywhere in the Battle Tree or Battle Agency, but they may be sent out in a random order.



In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 代理人對戰 Doihléihyàhn Deuijin
Mandarin 代理人對戰 / 代理人对战 Dàilǐrén Duìzhàn
France Flag.png French Agence de Combat
Germany Flag.png German Kampfagentur
Italy Flag.png Italian Agenzia Lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배틀에이전트 Battle Agent
Russia Flag.png Russian Агентство Сражений Agentstvo Srazheniy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Agencia de Combate


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