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 increase their Trainer Card level.

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!


Battle Tower
バトルタワー Battle Tower
"Never Lose! Keep Winning!"
Battles per round
Participating Pokémon
Battle Points obtained
Tower Tycoon Palmer
Silver print
Gold print
Wins to obtain a commemorative print

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.


Pokémon used by NPCs in the Battle Tower can be split up into four groups, based on difficulty and when in a streak they are encountered.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver


Unlike the other facilities at the Battle Frontier, the Battle Tower awards the player Goods and Ribbons for meeting certain conditions. Not only are there prizes for single battle, but also for winning consecutive Double Battles or multi battle in the Wi-Fi battle room.

Good Achievement
Bronze Trophy Win 20 consecutive Single Battles
Silver Trophy Win 50 consecutive Single Battles
Gold Trophy Win 100 consecutive Single Battles

Commemorative Ribbons
Ribbon Achievement
  Ability Ribbon Defeat Tower Tycoon Palmer in Single Battle for the first time
  Great Ability Ribbon Defeat Tower Tycoon Palmer in Single Battle for the second time
  Double Ability Ribbon Win 50 consecutive Double Battles
  Multi Ability Ribbon Win 50 consecutive Multi Battles
  Pair Ability Ribbon Win 50 consecutive Multi Battles with two players
  World Ability Ribbon Attain Rank 5 at the Wi-Fi Battle Room

Battle Points

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Tower Tycoon

After winning 20 and 48 battles consecutively in the Single Battle Room, Palmer will offer the player a challenge. Defeating him yields 20 BP each time.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

On 21st consecutive battle

On 49th consecutive battle

Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Silver Print challenge

Gold Print challenge


Regardless of which challenge is taken, the following Pokémon are not allowed:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 If an attempt is made to enter Rotom's alternate forms, it will revert to its base form.

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


Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring the Battle Tower in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Battle Tower
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 #
Regigigas     Supreme Victors   9/147 Beat of the Frontier   087/100
Dragonite     Supreme Victors   56/147 Beat of the Frontier   073/100
      DPt-P Promotional cards   018/DPt-P
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Battle Tower St Supreme Victors   134/147 Beat of the Frontier   094/100
Palmer's Contribution Su Supreme Victors   139/147 Beat of the Frontier   091/100

In the anime

The Battle Tower was mentioned in Challenging a Towering Figure!, where Barry introduced his father, Palmer, as its leader to Ash and his friends.

In the manga

The Battle Tower in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Platinum chapter

The Battle Tower first appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z as a part of the Battle Frontier. By the end of this chapter, it remained the only Battle Frontier facility yet to be challenged by Platinum, although she was seen accepting Palmer's invitation to face him there in The Final Dimensional Duel XI.


  • Although the sprites for the attendants of the Battle Tower in Pokémon 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 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The same applies for when an attendant appears to award a trophy.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 對戰塔 Duìzhàn Tǎ
  European French Tour de Combat
  German Duellturm
  Italian Torre Lotta
  Korean 배틀타워 Battle Tower
  Polish Wieża Walk
  European Spanish Torre Batalla
  Vietnamese Tháp giao đấu

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See also

New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
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