Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower Guide: How To Unlock, Best Teams, Prizes

Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower Guide: How To Unlock, Best Teams, Prizes
Images: The Pokemon Company

Written by 

David Coulson

Published 

2nd Dec 2021 03:38

The Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower is part of the very expansive post-game, which has plenty of new areas to explore, including Pokemon BDSP Route 224. If you want to complete the National Dex in Pokemon BDSP, exploring absolutely everywhere is vital, as is completing the Battle Tower with the best team possible. How do you unlock the Battle Tower, you ask? Worry not, as this Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower guide has everything you need to know.

The Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower can be very daunting as there are multiple modes to choose from and a battling format that some players might not be used to. But don't worry as this guide has everything you need to know about the Battle Tower in Pokemon BDSP.

Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower: How To Unlock It

Pokemon BDSP Fight Area
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The Battle Tower is unlocked after defeating the Elite Four at the Pokemon League. Once you've done that, head to Snowpoint City and take the boat to the Battle Zone. Once you arrive at the Fight Area you will encounter your rival and a new character called Buck. There is a Pokemart and Pokemon Center among other buildings here if you need to purchase any items or heal your Pokemon.

Once you've done what you need there you can head into the Battle Tower which has a shop where you can purchase many items and TMs by using Battle Points that you earn by taking part in the Battle Tower, a full list of items is below.

Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower Format

Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower Choose Pokemon
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You have the option to choose Singles or Doubles Battles, which will use either one or two of your team at the same time. All Pokemon over level 51 will be capped at level 50, while any Pokemon below level 50 will remain at their current level. Players are also only able to use three Pokemon in Singles Battles and four in Doubles Battles.

Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower Banned Pokemon

Most Pokemon are able to be used in the Battle Tower, with only a few that are banned from competition. These are:

  • Dialga
  • Giratina
  • Groudon
  • Ho-Oh
  • Jirachi
  • Kyogre
  • Lugia
  • Manaphy
  • Mew
  • Mewtwo
  • Palkia
  • Rayquaza

Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower Best Teams

When it comes to the best teams to use there are a few different Pokemon that prove to be very strong in the Battle Tower and can help you gain a 49 win streak to unlock the Master Class or even take you to 100 wins for the bragging rights over your friends. 

Battle Tower Best Singles Pokemon:

  • Cloyster
  • Gyarados
  • Tyranitar
  • Garchomp
  • Suicune
  • Metagross

Battle Tower Best Doubles Pokemon:

  • Ludicolo
  • Politoed
  • Arcanine
  • Togekiss

While you will encounter many different Pokemon in the Battle Tower, including many that aren't in the original Sinnoh Pokedex, there are a few that you will need to watch out for as these can devastate a team very quickly, especially if you happen to be weak against their attacks, which many Pokemon in our lists are.

These Pokemon are:

  • Starmie
  • Jangaskhan
  • Quagsire
  • Zapdos
  • Gyarados
  • Heracross
  • Latios
  • Mamoswine
  • Lapras

A number of the Pokemon in this list can use Ice-type moves, which can be effective against many different types of Pokemon. It is impossible to create a perfect team as every Pokemon is strong and weak against certain typings, but the Battle Tower will give you a lot of good practice at creating a competitive team that you can then take online and battle against real trainers as you try and prove that you're the very best. 

Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower Prizes

Pokemon BDSP Prize Shop Entrance
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After you exit the Battle Tower you will notice another building with two entrances on either side of the path. If you head inside you will come to the area where you can trade Battle Points for items. There are two desks here with one selling items to use on your Pokemon or have them hold, and another which sells TMs that can make your Pokemon learn new moves.

Here are all of the items that can be purchased from the Battle Tower:

  • Ability Patch - 200 BP
  • Ability Capsule - 50 BP
  • Bottle Cap - 25 BP
  • Rare Candy - 20 BP
  • PP Up - 10 BP
  • Protein - 1 BP
  • Calcium - 1 BP
  • Iron - 1 BP
  • Zinc - 1 BP
  • Carbos - 1 BP
  • HP Up - 1 BP
  • Lucky Egg - 77 BP
  • Power Bracer - 10 BP
  • Power Belt - 10 BP
  • Power Lens - 10 BP
  • Power Band - 10 BP
  • Power Anklet - 10 BP
  • Power Weight - 10 BP
  • Pomeg Berry - 1 BP
  • Kelpsy Berry - 1 BP
  • Qualot Berry - 1 BP
  • Hondew Berry - 1 BP
  • Grepa Berry - 1 BP
  • Tamato Berry - 1 BP
  • Life Orb - 25 BP
  • Toxic Orb - 16 BP
  • Flame Orb - 16 BP
  • White Herb - 15 BP
  • Mental Herb - 15 BP
  • Power Herb - 15 BP
  • Bright Powder - 48 BP
  • Choice Band - 25 BP
  • Choice Specs - 25 BP
  • Choice Scarf - 25 BP
  • Muscle Band - 48 BP
  • Focus Band - 48 BP
  • Focus Sash - 15 BP
  • Scope Lens - 48 BP
  • Light Clay - 15 BP
  • Lucky Punch - 7 BP
  • Razor Claw - 5 BP
  • Razor Fang - 5 BP
  • Protector - 5 BP
  • Reaper Cloth - 5 BP
  • Upgrade - 5 BP
  • Dubious Disc - 5 BP
  • Lonely Mint - 50 BP
  • Adamant Mint - 50 BP
  • Naught Mint - 50 BP
  • Brave Mint - 50 BP
  • Bold Mint - 50 BP
  • Impish Mint - 50 BP
  • Lax Mint - 50 BP
  • Relaxed Mint - 50 BP
  • Modest Mint - 50 BP
  • Mild Mint - 50 BP
  • Rash Mint - 50 BP
  • Quiet Mint - 50 BP
  • Calm Mint - 50 BP
  • Gentle Mint - 50 BP
  • Careful Mint - 50 BP
  • Sassy Mint - 50 BP
  • Timid Mint - 50 BP
  • Hasty Mint - 50 BP
  • Jolly Mint - 50 BP
  • Naive Mint - 50 BP
  • Serious Mint - 50 BP
  • TM04 Calm Mind - 48 BP
  • TM06 Toxic - 32 BP
  • TM08 Bulk Up - 48 BP
  • TM26 Earthquake - 80 BP
  • TM30 Shadow Ball - 64 BP
  • TM31 Brick Break - 40 BP
  • TM36 Sludge Bomb - 80 BP
  • TM40 Aerial Ace - 40 BP
  • TM45 Attract - 32 BP
  • TM53 Energy Ball - 64 BP
  • TM59 Dragon Pulse - 80 BP
  • TM61 Will-O-Wisp - 32 BP
  • TM71 Stone Edge - 80 BP
  • TM73 Thunder Wave - 32 BP
  • TM81 X-Scissor - 64 BP
  • TM93 Cut - 32 BP
  • TM95 Fly - 40 BP
  • TM95 Surf - 64 BP
  • TM96 Strength - 40 BP
  • TM97 Defog - 32 BP
  • TM98 Rock Smash - 40 BP
  • TM99 Waterfall - 64 BP
  • TM100 Rock Climb - 32 BP

Now you know everything there is to know about the Pokemon BDSP Battle Tower, why not learn all about how to catch yourself a Pokemon BDSP Heatran?

 

David is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. Beginning his gaming journey in 1993 SNES as an avid Super Mario World fan, his passion for games led him into journalism in 2019. When he's not cranking 90s in Pleasant Park, he can often be found playing the latest releases including Resident Evil, The Legend of Zelda, and Grand Theft Auto.

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