Battle Arcade

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Battle Arcade
バトルルーレット Battle Roulette
Battle Roulette.jpg
"Where Events Sway Outcomes"
Battles per round
Participating Pokémon
Battle Points obtained
Arcade Star Dahlia
Arcade Star Dahlia
Commemorative print
Silver print
Commemorative print
Gold print
Wins to obtain a commemorative print

The Battle Arcade (Japanese: バトルルーレット Battle Roulette) is a facility located in the southeastern corner of the Battle Frontier. The building itself looks like a large tent, with articular domes, much like Saint Basil's Cathedral. Inside the Arcade, it is dark with strange patterns on the walls and floors like a circus tent. In the stadium room, there is a large screen called the Game Board that most of the game is displayed on.


The player battles seven Trainers consecutively in a knock-out, much like all other facilities in the Battle Frontier. Before entering, Trainers will choose three Pokémon to battle, having their level reduced to 50. Prior to battles, all items equipped on the Pokémon used are removed. Battles in the Battle Arcade are 3 vs 3. Upon entering, the player's Pokémon will be seen on the Game Board. The foe's Pokémon will also be seen when they enter the field.

See also: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)

Before a battle begins, the player must play the game board to determine the condition of the battle. The game board is a massive roulette machine that will scroll quickly through a grid of small boxes, known as Events. Landing on a dark purple box affects the player while landing on a red box affects the foe. Gray boxes, on the other hand, affect both foes. Each event will have a different effect; some may lower the opponent's HP, poison the opponent's Pokémon, or speed up the game board. The choice may affect the player's Pokémon, the opponent's, or even the field. The board may land on status conditions, weather changes, level changes, Berries and more. It may even land on nothing.

Every battle is called a game; for example, the first battle is known as Game No. 1. After winning a battle, the player's Pokémon will be healed completely, and the player will have the option to continue, rest, retire, or get their most recent battle recorded on their Vs. Recorder.

Roulette events

Event Target Effect Duration
Lowers foes' HP Foe Lowers Pokémon's HP by 20% 1 battle
Poisons foes Foe Poisons Pokémon 1 battle
Paralyzes foes Foe Paralyzes Pokémon 1 battle
Burns foes Foe Burns Pokémon 1 battle
Puts foe to sleep Foe Puts one Pokémon to sleep 1 battle
Freezes foe Foe Freezes one Pokémon 1 battle
Foes get Berries Foe All Pokémon gain a Berry 1 battle
Foes get items Foe All Pokémon gain a held item 1 battle
Foes level up Foe All Pokémon gain 3 levels 1 battle
Lowers allies' HP Ally Lowers Pokémon's HP by 20% 1 battle
Poisons allies Ally Poisons Pokémon 1 battle
Paralyzes allies Ally Paralyzes Pokémon 1 battle
Burns allies Ally Burns Pokémon 1 battle
Puts ally to sleep Ally Puts one Pokémon to sleep 1 battle
Freezes ally Ally Freezes one Pokémon 1 battle
Allies get Berries Ally All Pokémon gain a Berry Remainder of the round
Allies get items Ally All Pokémon gain a held item Remainder of the round
Allies level up Ally All Pokémon gain 3 levels 1 battle
Sunny - Battle in Sunny weather 1 battle
Rain - Battle in Rainy weather 1 battle
Sandstorm - Battle in Sandstorm weather 1 battle
Hail - Battle in Hail weather 1 battle
Fog - Battle in thick fog 1 battle
Trick Room - Battle in Trick Room conditions 1 battle
Pokémon swap - Battle after swapping all Pokémon with foe 1 battle
Speed Up - Increase the speed of subsequent roulette flashes by 1 Remainder of the round
Speed Down - Decrease the speed of subsequent roulette flashes by 1 Remainder of the round
Random - Makes subsequent roulette flashes non-sequential Next roulette game
Get 1BP - Get 1BP and battle with no other event 1 battle
No battle - Move onto the next Trainer without battling 1 battle
No Event - Battle with no event 1 battle
Get 3BP - Get 3BP and battle with no other event 1 battle

Nullify events

Events that inflict status conditions do not apply to Pokémon that have certain types or Abilities.

Poison Freeze Burn Sleep Paralysis
Steel, Poison
Magma Armor
Water Veil
Vital Spirit


Battle Points

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Arcade Star

Dahlia is the Frontier Brain for the Battle Arcade. She can be challenged after 21 consecutive battles. Once defeated, she will give away the silver commemorative print. Dahlia can be challenged again after 49 consecutive battles, and will give away the gold commemorative print when defeated.

Silver Print challenge

Gold Print challenge


Outside the Battle Arcade Inside the Battle Arcade Before battle in the Battle Arcade

In the manga

The Battle Arcade in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Platinum chapter

The Battle Arcade first appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z as a part of the Battle Frontier. In Clobbering Claydol, Platinum challenged it as her second Battle Frontier facility. With the skills she had honed at the Veilstone Game Corner, she was easily able to land the roulette on the symbols she wanted, making the battle conditions work in her favor.

In Tackling Togekiss, Platinum won her 20th consecutive battle, being ready to face Dahlia. She planned to use the roulette to paralyze her opponent's Pokémon, but just when she was about to stop the roulette, a tremor originating from Stark Mountain disrupted her, causing her to overgo the 30 second time limit to stop the roulette, leaving it to Dahlia to do it instead. She landed on the trade panel, meaning that the Trainers had to trade their Pokémon for this battle. Platinum was reluctant to fight against her own Pokémon, initially giving Dahlia the advantage. However, Platinum refused to give up, and managed to motivate her Pokémon fight to their fullest, giving her the confidence required to make a comeback. In Cooling Off Heatran, she managed to win the battle, earning herself the Arcade Print.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Battle Arcade in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon in Battle Arcade
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 #
Blaziken     Supreme Victors   2/147 Beat of the Frontier   019/100
Dusknoir     Supreme Victors   26/147 Beat of the Frontier   051/100

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 對戰輪盤 Duìzhàn Lúnpán
French   Canada Arcade de Combat
  Europe Arcade de Combat
  German Kampfarkaden
  Italian Arena Lotta
  Korean 배틀룰렛 Battle Roulette
  Spanish Ruleta Batalla
  Vietnamese Vòng xoay giao đấu

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