- If you were looking for the TV program, see Jubilife TV.
In the games
Trainers register their Pokémon on the first floor and climb up the floors in a number of battles, fighting other Trainers one by one. There is no penalty for losing other than breaking the player's streak. From Generation III onward, there are a number of rules that can also be changed within the tower - such as fighting in Double Battles* against the other Trainers. Trainers sometimes battle for bragging rights, but they are often rewarded with rare items or points that can be used to buy rare items as well.
From Pokémon Emerald onward, Battle Towers are run by Tower Tycoons, who fulfill a similar role to that of Gym Leaders in Pokémon Gyms. Trainers taking a Battle Tower challenge have a number of battles in a row, ending after seven wins, or when they lose. The Tower Tycoon may challenge them after certain winning streaks have been made. Initially, the opponents use weak Pokémon and will start using stronger Pokémon the higher the winning streak is. Also, the seventh Trainer may have stronger Pokémon. In some games, opponents may use Legendary Pokémon after making a certain winning streak. In JohtoHGSS, HoennE, and SinnohPt, the Battle Tower is part of a larger Battle Frontier. In the Sevii Islands, a smaller and simplified version of a Battle Tower can be found in Trainer Tower. Pokémon Emerald Version also contains the Trainer Hill facility, which further serves as a modified simplification of the Trainer Tower (despite Emerald housing a Battle Tower of its own within Hoenn's Battle Frontier). While Unova, Kalos, and Alola do not have Battle Towers, they have similar battle facilities called the Battle Subway, Battle Maison, and Battle Tree, respectively.
Pokémon do not gain experience in Battle Tower battles, while Trainers are awarded Battle Points* instead of money. These points can be redeemed for items, in a shop usually located near the tower. Additionally, Pokémon not registered in the Pokédex will not be registered upon being seen in a Battle Tower. Pokémon cannot be above the level limit. From Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions onward, Pokémon that are above level 50 will simply be reduced to level 50 during the player’s challenge, returning to their original level after the challenge finishes.
- Main article: Battle Tower (Generation II)
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
- Main article: Battle Tower (Generation III)
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl
- Main article: Battle Tower (Sinnoh)
- In Platinum, the Battle Frontier is located at the Fight Area in Sinnoh.
- In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Battle Frontier is located west of Olivine City in Johto.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
- Main article: Battle Tower (Galar)
In addition, there are several facilities that fulfill similar roles:
- In Generation III: the Trainer Tower, located in Seven Island, one of the Sevii Islands.
- In Generation V: the Battle Subway, located in Nimbasa City in Unova.
- In Generation VI: the Battle Maison, located in Kiloude City in Kalos, and in Battle Resort in Hoenn.
- In Generation VII: the Battle Tree, located on Poni Island in Alola.
In the anime
A Battle Tower was first seen in Fight for the Light, located in Olivine City in Johto. Team Rocket mistook it for an office building and tried to get in, but to no avail as the security officers asked for Gym Badges.
In the manga
In Querulous Qwilfish, the Battle Tower in Olivine City was under construction and was due to be finished in a month. A tank that was collecting waste from the construction cracked under pressure, spilling its contents into the sea nearby and contaminating the water. As a result, Qwilfish attacked a worker and Crystal out of anger and to protect a baby Qwilfish that became sick due to the pollution. It was also where Suicune first appeared, purifying the water and curing the baby Qwilfish in the process.
In Popular Pupitar, Silver was revealed to have first met Lance at the Johto Battle Tower construction site, wanting to question him if he knew anything about the giant bird Pokémon that the Masked Man had used to kidnap him nine years earlier.
The Hoenn Battle Tower first appeared in Never Spritz a Knotty Sudowoodo as part of the region's Battle Frontier. According to Scott, the Battle Tower was constructed before the six other facilities were added around it. During the climax of the chapter, it served as the site for the Pokédex holders' final battle against the villainous Guile Hideout.
In the TCG
- Main article: Battle Tower (Supreme Victors 134)
The Battle Tower was introduced as a Stadium card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Platinum Series (the Japanese DPt Era). First released in the Beat of the Frontier expansion, it later debuted in English in the Supreme Victors expansion, with both prints featuring an illustration by Wataru Kawahara. This card allows either player to remove four damage counters from a Pokémon when they Level-Up that Pokémon.
In other languages
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