Battle Pike

Battle Pike
バトルチューブ Battle Tube
Battle Pike E.png
"Choose one of three paths!"
Rooms per round
10
Participating Pokémon
3
Pike Queen Lucy
Pike Queen Lucy
Luck
Silver
Luck Symbol
Luck
Gold
Luck Symbol
Wins to obtain the Luck Symbol
Silver
2
Gold
10

The Battle Pike (Japanese: バトルチューブ Battle Tube) is a facility within the Hoenn Battle Frontier in Pokémon Emerald. The structure is a long pike in the design of a Seviper.

Challenges

The player is challenged to make it through seven rooms, but before each one they are given a choice of three rooms to enter. In any room, one of the following eight events may occur:

  • Single Battle: A Trainer with 3 Pokémon walks up to the player and battles.
  • Double Battle: Two Trainers with 1 Pokémon each will team up and battle the player. This room will not appear if the player already has two fainted Pokémon.
  • Hard Single Battle and healing: The player has to face a "somewhat tough Trainer" in a Single Battle with 3 Pokémon. This is a battle with a higher-tier opponent than those corresponding to the current pass. If the player wins the battle, the entire party is completely healed as a reward.
  • Wild Pokémon: Wild Pokémon appear as the player crosses a long corridor.
  • No event: An NPC stands to the side of the room but does nothing.
  • Status condition: A Gentleman's Kirlia or Dusclops will supposedly use a move, attempting to inflict a status condition on some number of the player's non-fainted Pokémon that do not already have a status condition (one random Pokémon in the first five passes, two in the sixth through tenth passes, or all three in later passes), with the Gentleman blaming this on his Pokémon's Timid Nature. If the randomly chosen Pokémon has a type or Ability that matches an immunity to the status in the chart below, the status will not be inflicted, but the attempt will still be used up. Note that Electric-type Pokémon are immune to receiving paralysis this way, although they did not normally become immune to either Thunder Wave or paralysis in general until Generation VI.
Status condition Probability Move used Immune types Immune Abilities
Bad poison 35%   Toxic Poison, Steel Immunity
Freeze 25%   Ice Beam Ice Magma Armor
Paralysis 20%   Thunder Wave Ground, Electric Limber
Sleep 10%   Hypnosis N/A Insomnia, Vital Spirit
Burn 10%     Will-O-Wisp Fire Water Veil
  • One or two recovery: A Gentleman will fully heal either one or two of the player's Pokémon.
  • Full recovery: A receptionist will fully heal all three of the player's Pokémon.

The player cannot change the initial order of their party during a challenge, but moves with field effects can still be used. Held items used or stolen during battle will be lost until the player either wins or loses the current challenge. Likewise, the player's Pokémon are allowed to keep items stolen from opponents until the end of the current challenge.

In the area where the player must pick one of the three paths, there are two receptionist ladies. The one standing by the entrance of the room will tell the player which room they are currently at, and will also allow the player to suspend their challenge to continue later. The lady standing by the three pathways at the top will name one room and give a hint as to what it contains. Each quote has two possibilities. The other two paths will yield a random result, but cannot be one of the rooms that would match the hint.

If all of the player's Pokémon are either fainted or afflicted with a status condition already, the status condition room will never appear. If the player does not have at least two non-fainted Pokémon, the Double Battle room will never appear.

Quote Result 1 Result 2
For some odd reason, I felt a wave
of nostalgia coming from it...
Status condition One or two recovery
Is it...A Trainer?
I sense the presence of people...
Single Battle Full recovery
It seems to have the distinct aroma
of Pokémon wafting around it...
Wild Pokémon Hard single battle and healing
I seem to have heard something...
It may have been whispering...
No event Double Battle
From every path I sense a dreadful
presence...
Battle Pike Queen Lucy


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

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
All rooms
  Seviper
R S E
  Walking
46, 60-96 26%
  Milotic
R S E
  Walking
46, 60-96 26%
Room 1-280
  Dusclops
R S E
  Walking
45, 60-95 48%
Room 281-560
  Electrode
R S E
  Walking
45, 60-95 48%
Room 561-840
  Breloom
R S E
  Walking
45, 60-95 48%
Room 841+
  Wobbuffet
R S E
  Walking
45, 60-95 48%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Level 50

 
Type:
Poison Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Seviper/ Lv.46
Toxic
Poison
Glare
Normal
Sludge Bomb
Poison
Body Slam
Normal
 
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Marvel Scale
Held item:
None
Milotic/ Lv.46
Toxic
Poison
Hypnosis
Psychic
Body Slam
Normal
Surf
Water
 
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
None
Dusclops/ Lv.45
Will-O-Wisp
Fire
Mean Look
Normal
Toxic
Poison
Shadow Punch
Ghost
 
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Soundproof or Static
Held item:
None
Electrode Lv.45
Explosion
Normal
Selfdestruct
Normal
Thunder
Electric
Toxic
Poison
 
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Effect Spore
Held item:
None
Breloom/ Lv.45
Spore
Grass
Stun Spore
Grass
PoisonPowder
Poison
Hidden Power
Normal
 
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Shadow Tag
Held item:
None
Wobbuffet/ Lv.45
Counter
Fighting
Mirror Coat
Psychic
Safeguard
Normal
Destiny Bond
Ghost

Open Level

 
Type:
Poison Unknown
Ability:
Shed Skin
Held item:
None
Seviper/ Lv.60-96
Toxic
Poison
Glare
Normal
Sludge Bomb
Poison
Poison Fang
Poison
 
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Marvel Scale
Held item:
None
Milotic/ Lv.60-96
Toxic
Poison
Hypnosis
Psychic
Body Slam
Normal
Ice Beam
Ice
 
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
None
Dusclops/ Lv.60-95
Will-O-Wisp
Fire
Mean Look
Normal
Toxic
Poison
Ice Beam
Ice
 
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Soundproof or Static
Held item:
None
Electrode Lv.60-95
Explosion
Normal
Selfdestruct
Normal
Thunder
Electric
Toxic
Poison
 
Types:
Grass Fighting
Ability:
Effect Spore
Held item:
None
Breloom/ Lv.60-95
Spore
Grass
Stun Spore
Grass
PoisonPowder
Poison
Hidden Power
Normal
 
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability:
Shadow Tag
Held item:
None
Wobbuffet/ Lv.60-95
Counter
Fighting
Mirror Coat
Psychic
Safeguard
Normal
Encore
Normal

Battle Points

BP per round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Level 50 1 11 2 2 2 4 4 4 8 18 8 8 10 20 10 10 12 22 12 12 12 24 14 14 14 25 15 15 15 25 15
Open Level 1 11 2 2 2 4 4 4 8 18 8 8 10 20 10 10 12 22 12 12 12 24 14 14 14 25 15 15 15 25 15

Pike Queen

The Frontier Brain of the Battle Pike is Lucy. She challenges Trainers who complete two passes through the pike (Silver) and 10 passes through the pike (Gold). By beating her, one is awarded with the Luck Symbol.

Silver Symbol challenge



Gold Symbol challenge



Layout

     
Inside the Battle Pike Room with three entrances Before battle in the Battle Pike

In the anime

 
The Battle Pike in the anime
 
The Battle Pike's battlefield in the anime

The Battle Pike appeared in Queen of the Serpentine!. In the anime, it is located near Fuchsia City and was the fourth Battle Frontier facility challenged by Ash. The group discovered its location in Reversing the Charges, following Ash's victory against Tucker at the Battle Dome. The facility is run by Lucy and her assistants, one of whom is named Barbara. One of these assistants referees the battles against Lucy.

The Battle Pike has a battlefield with both land and water portions, allowing aquatic Pokémon, such as Lucy's Milotic, to battle effectively as well. In the Battle Pike, challengers have to defeat the Pike Queen in two consecutive Single Battles. Using his Donphan and Pikachu, Ash was able to defeat Lucy, earning the Luck Symbol, his fourth Frontier Symbol.

Pokémon used in the Battle Pike

The following is a list of Pokémon used in the Battle Pike:

 
Seviper
Main article: Lucy's Seviper

Lucy's signature Pokémon is Seviper. It appeared for the first time fighting Jessie's Seviper and later battled Ash's Donphan, defeating the former and losing to the latter.

Debut Queen of the Serpentine!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Bill Rogers
 
Milotic
Milotic was Lucy's second choice after defeating Seviper. It was able to defeat Ash's Donphan with a single Hydro Pump. In the fight against Ash's Pikachu, Milotic managed to deal severe damage to Pikachu, but Pikachu won after using Volt Tackle in one of Milotic's Twisters.

Milotic's known moves are Hydro Pump, Twister, Iron Tail, and Facade.

Debut Queen of the Serpentine!
Voice actors
Japanese Chie Satō
English Michele Knotz

In the manga

 
The Battle Pike in Ash & Pikachu
 
The Battle Pike in Pokémon Adventures
 
The Battle Pike in Pokémon Battle Frontier

Ash & Pikachu

The Battle Pike appeared in An Infinite Bond!!, where Ash battled and defeated Lucy there, just like in the anime.

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald chapter

The Battle Pike first appeared in As Luck Would Have It, Kirlia, where Emerald challenged it as his second Battle Frontier challenge during the Battle Frontier's seven-day opening ceremony. Using a team of Pokémon he had borrowed from Crystal, Emerald eventually made it to the 140th room, where Lucy was located, and begun battling her. Although he seemed to be at a tight spot by the end of the battle, he managed to make a comeback and defeat Lucy, earning him the Luck Symbol.

After the battle, rather than exiting through the back door, Emerald chose to take the long way back through the rooms he had traveled through during his challenge. Accompanied by Todd Snap, he met Latias, who had disguised herself as one of the Battle Pike maids in order to secretly support him. Using his special mud pellets, Emerald calmed down a group of wild Pokémon that had been about to go berserk before exiting the facility, including a Dusclops, which would later start following him.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

The Battle Pike appeared in The Predestined Battle!, where Enta challenged the facility, eventually facing Lucy. His Zangoose, which he had caught shortly before entering the Batte Frontier, was full of anger, especially in the face of its natural enemy, Seviper. However, when Enta protected Zangoose from Seviper's Poison Tail, it calmed down and ended up winning the battle, earning Enta the Luck Symbol.

Trivia

  • A girl inside the Battle Pike says, "I've completed the challenge 10 times now, but I've never had to battle a Trainer once." This information would be false, because after two straight wins and again at ten straight wins, she would have to battle Lucy. However, it should be noted that she did not state whether or not she beat the Battle Pike ten times in a row, so this might not necessarily be an error.
  • In the Gentleman's room, when his Pokémon attacks, if the player do not press any button, normally two text boxes will be activated, but if the player press the A or B button when the Pokémon approaches, a third text box will activate, ordering the Pokémon to stop. This occurs because when the player enter in the room, the Pokémon approaches so quickly that the game can no longer load all the text boxes in time.
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  • If the player's Pokémon faints from poison before a Double Battle in the Battle Pike, the player can send out two Pokémon (the second one will be a clone of the first one). This also allows to have a glitched party screen like during Glitzer Popping. To do so, the player must do these steps:
    1. Have the first Pokémon faint.
    2. View the third Pokémon's status in the party.
    3. Faint the second Pokémon due to poison.
    4. Enter the Double Battle.
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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 對戰管道 Deuijin Gúndouh *
對戰水管 Deuijin Séuigún *
Mandarin 對戰管道 Duìzhàn Guǎndào *
對戰水管 / 对战水管 Duìzhàn Shuǐguǎn *
  Danish Kampspidsen
  Dutch Strijdslang
  Finnish Ottelukeihäs
  French Reptile de Combat
  German Kampfipitis
  Indonesian Tabung Pertarungan
  Italian Serpe Lotta
  Korean 배틀튜브 Battle Tube
  Brazilian Portuguese Pico de Batalha
Spanish   Latin America Pico de Batalla
  Spain Sierpe Batalla
  Thai แบทเทิลทูบ Battle Tube
  Vietnamese Đường ống giao đấu



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