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Hello one and all! This thread is about the Battle Frontier and about it's exciting arenas. But before we start off, let's introduce everyone to the Battle Frontier.
The Battle Frontier was first included in Pokemon Emerald. It had seven different events. Some were harder than others. Winning a certain amount of matches allowed you to challenge the Brain for that facility. If you won, you got a Silver medal. If you kept up the streak to a certain number, you could fight the Brain again for a Gold Medal! Here's the official artwork of the Battle Frontier.
The seven different facilities were as followed.
The Battle Tower
The Battle Tower is the first and most basic of the whole lot. It looks like a huge tower with glass windows. You can't miss it. You fight a row of seven trainers and go for the highest streak. You can't have two of the same pokemon and cannot have them holding the same items as well.
The Battle Dome
The Battle Dome is the second facility. It is directly to the left of the Battle Tower, and is shaped like an oval dome. While the battling rules are almost the same as to the Tower, there are some differences. You are pitted against other trainers in a 4 round tournament. You can see what Pokemon they have, however, you can only choose two pokemon in your party to battle out of three, so make sure both cover all the types they need too!
The Battle Factory
The Battle Factory is the third facility in the Frontier. It is directly below the Battle Dome. It looks like a tall building with yellow-tinted windows. This one is very different from the other facilities. For one, you cannot use your own Pokemon, you can only use the rental ones they supply for you. At the end of each battle, you can swap a pokemon that your opponent used for one of your own. This is my favorite attraction in the entire Frontier.
The Battle Palace
The Battle Palace is the fourth facility in the frontier and is located near the body of water at the bottom right corner of the Frontier. It is possibly the strangest facility in all the Frontier. The battle rules are the same as the Tower, but with one big difference. Your Pokemon choose the moves they use depending on the nature they have. An Adamant pokemon may like to attack alot, for example.
The Battle Arena
The Battle Arena is the fifth facility in the frontier and is located directly above the Battle Palace. It is a dojo-like arena. It pits two Pokémon against one another for three rounds. If both Pokémon last all three rounds, they are rated on how they battled in three aspects, and the Pokémon with the higher score wins, and the losing Pokémon leaves battle. If they somehow tie, both Pokémon leave battle. A knockout results in an automatic win for the Pokémon that is still standing.(Thanks to Bulbapedia for this explanation of it, I couldn't think of a decently worded one)
The Battle Pike
The Battle Pike is the sixth facility in the Frontier and is near the Battle Factory. It is a giant Seviper building. The Battle Pike has the player go through 14 rooms, each time picking from 1 of the 3 rooms. It could range from fighting a trainer, fighting wild pokemon or, if your lucky, get your pokemon fully healed! This is all on luck ladies and gents.
The Battle Pyramid
The Battle Pyramid is the seventh and final facility in the Frontier. It is, as the name implies, a pyramid. It is located at the top right corner of the Frontier. It has seven floors inside. Unlike the other events, the player cannot take in any items with them and must leave behind his/her bag and is instead, replaced with a battle bag. Once you enter, you are is shrouded in darkness and can only light it up by defeating trainers or wild pokemon. To get to the next floor, you must find a blue tile and step on it.
I will add the Platinum/HG/SS edition later. But for now, discuss your teams, your epic battles, your rage moments of this, or all around, just discuss about the frontier!