Trainers seeking to become the best arrive here after enduring a long and grueling journey.DP Trainers seeking to be the best arrive here after a long and grueling journey.Pt Victory Road is the last and toughest of the challenges leading up to the Pokémon League. The Pokémon League reception counter is located here. Only those who have beaten all the Gyms may enter.
The Pokémon League (Japanese: ポケモンリーグPokémon League) of Sinnoh is the location of the region's Elite Four, who may only be challenged by the player after defeating all eight Sinnoh Gym Leaders. It is located on an island north of Route 223 and west of Route 224. Inside the player can challenge the Champion, after defeating the Elite Four in order.
Like in Kanto and Hoenn, reaching the Pokémon League requires first passing through Sinnoh's Victory Road (and a large waterfall) to the south of the League building. The Sinnoh League is located in a castle reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral, having a rose window and two towers at the very front of the building -- a characteristic of Gothic architecture.
When entering the Pokémon League building for the first time, Barry will encounter the player on the ground floor, as the player attempts to gain entry to the first challenge room. In Pokémon Platinum, once the player deals with Charon and Team Galactic at Stark Mountain, the levels on the Elite Four's Pokémon will increase.
The lobby of the Pokémon League consists of a large, combined Pokémon Center and Poké Mart on either side of the room. In between them is a gateway to the Elite Four, blocked by a guard who will grant access when the player has earned all eight Sinnoh League Badges. The guard is a male Ace Trainer. Like in other Pokémon Centers throughout Sinnoh, the lobby of the Pokémon League building grants the player access to the Wireless Club and a basement where they can access Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the lobby design scheme resembles a large Pokémon Center, and has received a design update in Pokémon Platinum, with the scheme being changed to a mainly black one and the escalator to the Wi-Fi Plaza being moved nearer the one to the Wireless Club.
Preceding each Elite Four member's room is a blue and white hallway separated into two distinct parts by a small lift and lined with yellow and red lights. The first hallway leading to Aaron's room has a longer lift than the others, and the hallway to the Champion's room features a longer hallway after the lift.
In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, all the Elite Four rooms have white cauldron-like fixtures emitting green light in each of the corners, a Poké Ball design in the center of each room, and a floor color scheme generally matching their type theme. In Pokémon Platinum, these cauldron-like fixtures have been removed, and the rooms contain various items pertinent to each member's type theme. The Champion's room is different from the others, and is larger as well as containing a lift to the entrance of the Hall of Fame.
In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Cynthia's room is grayish-white. There is a reddish-brown circular design in the center of the room with green lights around its edge. In Pokémon Platinum, the room is black with transparent cubes in each of the corners, and features a large Poké Ball design with a yellow center.
The Hall of Fame is a dark room with a machine resembling a Pokémon Center healing machine, preceded by a vestibule lined with green lights and statues. In it, Cynthia and Professor Rowan congratulate the player on his or her entrance to the Hall of Fame.
Looking at the Pokémon League through the Vista Lighthouse
The following is a list of cards related to the Sinnoh Pokémon League.
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.