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Battle Tower Guide & Reward List

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Read this article to find out about the Battle Tower in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read about the list of rewards, location, BP (Battle Points), recommended/rental teams, & more!

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BP (Battle Points) Guide & BP Farming Here

Battle Tower - Location Guide

Battle Tower Unlocks After Beating The Game

Battle Tower

The Battle Tower allows trainers to push their skills & their Pokemon's abilities in battle. This tower is located on the northern part of the map.

Check Out What To Do After The Game!

Battle Tower Location

Battle Tower Location

Battle Tower is located in the Northernmost in the mini map. If you have visited there once, you can do fast travel to it.

Battle Tower Reward List

Reward - Rank Up


The following reward list is based on our gameplay experience. More rewards could exist, & it is possible that they are random.

Reward List By Rank

2- Rare Candy
- 3 BP
3- Rare Candy
- 3 BP
4- 2 Rare Candies
- Bottle Cap
- sprig of Timid Mint
- 5 BP
5- 2 Rare Candies
- Sprig of Timid Mint
- 5 BP
6- 2 Rare Candies
- Sprig of Lonely Mint
- 5 BP
7- 3 Rare Candies
- Bottle Cap
- Sprig of Timid Mint
- 10 BP
8- 3 Rare Candies
- Sprig of Timid Mint
- 10 BP
9- 3 Rare Candies
- Sprig of Impish Mint
- 10 BP
10- 5 Rare Candies
- 2 Bottle Caps
- Ability Capsule
- Sprig of Serious Mint
- 20 BP
- Battle Tower Uniform
11- 10 Rare Candies
- 3 Bottle Caps
- Ability Capsule
- Gold Bottle Cap
- Sprig of Jolly Mint
- 50 BP
- Tower Master Ribon

One Time Reward For Single/Double Battle

Although Rank Up Rewards are excellent, they cannot be earned repeatedly. This means you need to use them wisely. One of the best ways is to buy Power Items which will help you when training Base Points (EVs).

Check Out What Base Points (EVs) Are Here!

Memorial Uniform & Ribbon Rewarded

Memorial Uniform

When you defeat Leon in higher ranks, you'll be rewarded with a unique Uniform, as well as a special Ribbon for your Pokemon.

Check Out All Uniforms & Other Clothes Here

Reward - Beating Trainers

Beating each trainer rewards you a fixed 2BP and can randomly give you additional rewards.

>> Check Out Our Efficient BP Farming Guide Here

Random Rewards List - Beating Trainers

Random Rewards List

The following reward list is created based on our gameplay - other rewards could exist.

  • Mint
  • Bottle Cap
  • Gold Bottle Cap
  • Bottle of PP Max

Mints are extremely important items for breeding - make sure to stock up on as many of them as possible.

Check Out Other Items For Breeding Here

Battle System Guide - Battle Tower

Single Player Only

The Battle Tower is for single player only. If you're looking for an online battle experience, go to the Battle Stadium. Note that a Nintendo Switch Online Account (Paid feature) is required to use Battle Stadium.

Check Out The Battle Stadium Guide!

Level Cap is 50

Level Cap is 50

Level 50 is the limit of Battle Tower Battles. This means even if your Pokemon are over 50, they will scale back down to 50 in the Battle Tower. However, if your Pokemon is below level 50, they will not be boosted up. Level up your Pokemon to 50 first!

>> Check Out Our EXP Farming & Leveling Guide

Pokemon Choice Matters

Since the Battle Tower is a level playing field, you cannot simply defeat opponents by overlevelling. Organize a good team in order to win!

Check Out Best Pokemon Tier List Here

Breed Strong Pokemon

Breeding Pokemon is a good way to smoothly navigate the Battle Tower. By breeding, you can ensure your Pokemon have the right nature and individual strengths to thrive.

Base Points (EVs) Count

You will get a massive advantage by properly EV training your Pokemon before taking them to the Battle Tower - this is highly recommended.

Battle Tower Ranks Go Up To 11 (Master Ball Tier)

Master Ball Tier

The max Rank for both Single and Double Battles is 11, and it is called Master Ball Tier. After reaching Master Ball Tier, only repeating the Master Ball Tier is possible and there will be no rank up rewards.

Leon Battle Before Ranking Up To The Next Ball Tier

Leon Battle Before Ranking Up

Ranks are given a number, but they are also classified by Ball names, like Great Ball Rank, Ultra Ball Rank, etc. Before ranking up to the next tier, you'll need to face off against Leon.

Try Over And Over To Win

As your opponents will use entirely random Pokemon, it can be hard to predict what will happen. The best method to climb the ranks is to simply keep battling. Don't give up and rank up to the Master Ball Tier!

Bring Your Own Pokemon Or Rent!

Rent Pokemon

You can use the Pokemon you've raised yourself along your journey, or you can rent a team from the Battle Tower. Check out the full list of Rental Teams from below link.

>> Check Out Details Of Rental Team Here

You Can Change The BGM

select bgm
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While you're in the Battle Tower, you can choose what music plays in the background. This feature unlocks after you've ranked up to Pokeball rank.

RandomWild PokemonTrainer
Max Raid BattleHopHop 2
Team YellMarnieMarnie 2
Team Yell CaptainBedeOleana
RoseEternatus 1Eternatus 2
Eternatus 3Gym LeaderTournament
ChampionIn the FogZacian & Zamazenta
Battle Tower--

Recommended Teams For Single & Double Battle

Battle Tower - Battle Types & System

Single Battle

Battle Tower

Single Battles involve bringing three Pokemon from your party into the fight. They will fight 1 by 1, & you will not be given the opportunity to switch Pokemon like you might have in your story playthrough.

Double Battle

Double Battle

Double Battles require you to bring 4 Pokemon!. This format will require you to think about how your Pokemon can synergize with each other more. You'll need to pay attention to Area of Effect moves that hit all Pokemon!

Choose Single Or Double Battles

Single or Double Battle

You have two main options in the Battle Tower: Single or Double Battles.

Single Battle - Recommended Team

Legendary Pokemon & Starter Pokemon Can Win

Our team of writers was able to reach the last rank using just Legendaries and starter Pokemon (Inteleon)!

Check Out How To Get Legendaries Here

Have Wide Move Coverage

To be able to counter various types of Pokemon, it is recommended to bring moves of many types. You can use TM/TR's to greatly improve your overall coverage.

Double Battle - Recommended Team

Legendary Pokemon & Starter Pokemon & Best Pokemon

Our team was able to reach the final tier by using Legendaries, starters, and some other particularly strong Pokemon.

Check Out The Best Pokemon List Here

Have Wide Move Coverage

Just like singles, being able to counter various types of Pokemon is key, so bring moves of many types. You can use TM/TR's to greatly improve your overall coverage.

Beat Opponent Pokemon One By One

The fewer attacks you take from enemy Pokemon, the better. Therefore, it's best to focus down one particularly threatening Pokemon, instead of splitting up your attacks.

All-Field Attack Moves Are Effective

In Double Battle, All-Field type moves (aka AoE moves) are extremely effective. However, some AoE moves (like Earthquake) will damage your teammates, so plan carefully!

Recommended All-Field Moves

BlizzardA howling blizzard is summoned to strike opposing Pokemon. This may also leave the opposing Pokemon frozen
Sludge WaveThe user strikes everything around it by swamping the area with a giant sludge wave. This may also poison those hit
Rock SlideLearge boulders are hurled at opposing Pokemon to inflict damage. This may also make the opposing Pokemon flinch
Breaking SwipeThe user swings its tough tail wildly and attacks opposing Pokemon. This also lowers their Attack stats

List of Rental Teams

What Are Rental Teams?

What Are Rental Teams

Rental Teams can be borrowed from a man at the counter in the Battle Tower. They can be used only in the Battle Tower and are intended for people who haven't raised up their own Pokemon yet. There are 5 different teams which each fulfill a different function.

Recommended Rental Team

Gyarados Moves

All of these teams have some use in different situations. However, if you're just starting out you might find the Skill Team to be quite handy. Gyarados can be a handy sweeper if you time your Dragon Dances carefully (against a Pokemon you know won't one-hit KO you.)

Skill Team

Basic Team

[Recommended] Tough Team

Rain Team

Slow Team

Efficient BP Farming


  • Raise Single & Double Battle Rank
  • Repeatedly Beat Trainers in Single Battles

The above 2 methods are the most efficient way to farm BP!

Check Out What BP Is Here

1. Raise Single & Double Battle Rank

Rank Up Reward

First, try raising your Single & Double battle rank and collect rewards for moving up through the tiers. Use rental teams or breed for stronger Pokemon when you get stuck.

Learn How To Breed For Stronger Pokemon

2. Repeatedly Beat Trainers in Single Battle

reward BP

The amount of BP gained from Singles and Doubles is the same (2BP). Doing Single Battles is the most efficient method.

Use Eternatus For Best Efficiency


Use Eternatus for the early phase of the Battle Tower. Its extremely high Sp. Atk and Speed overwhelms most of the opponents.

See Eternatus's Base Stats From Here

Choose The Tough Team From Rental Team

Rent a Tough Team from the man standing on the right side of the battle tower counter. Mimikyu is one of the best Pokemon and is highly recommended for the Battle Tower.

Check Out Mimikyu Details Here

What Can You Buy With BP (Battle Points)?

Think Carefully Before Spending BP

Some of the items sold in the BP Shop can simply be found on the map. See what items you can pick up and their location from the article below.

Check out BP Farming Guide here!

There Is A BP Shop In Hammerlocke As Well


There is also a BP Shop in Hammerlocke as well. Some items can only be purchased at this shop. If you want to start breeding for strong Pokemon, we highly recommend buying the Destiny Knot.

Check Out The List Of Items You Can Buy At BP Shop

Buy EV Enhancements With Money Instead

Buy EV Enhancements With Money Instead

The BP Shop in Hammerlocke sell items that increase EVs (Effort Values) like Calcium, but it is recommended that you use money to buy them at Pokemon Center in in Wyndon instead, as it is more resource efficient.

Mints Can Be Purchased At The BP Shop

By using items called Mints, you can change the nature of your Pokemon. Each mint is named for the nature to which it changes your Pokemon.

Check Out More About Pokemon's Nature!

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Reported. Literally had no idea what he was talking about.

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How do you change battle tower music? I've looked everywhere and I can't find anything.

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how do you find rental teams to use online?

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Can you still do local co-op double battles?

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