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.
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.
Win 20 consecutive Single Battles
Win 50 consecutive Single Battles
Win 100 consecutive Single Battles
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
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After winning 20 and 48 battles consecutively in the Single Battle Room, Tower Tycoon Palmer will offer the player a challenge. Defeating him yields 20 BP each time.
The following is a list of cards named Battle Tower.
Related cards 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.
Although the sprites for the attendants of the Battle Tower in 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 Diamond and Pearl. The same applies for when an attendant appears to award a trophy.