Battle Tournament

After beating the game, you can go back to the Crag Area and check out the tournament. The Pokemon in the area will inform you about the Battle Tournament.

Battling

To get to the Battle Tournament, go to the Colosseum, and talk to Aimpom at the front entrance. He will invite you to join the battling.

The Battle Tournament has 10 rounds, each round you face off with 3 pokemon. Health regeneration doesn't occur here during a round, so be careful with who you hit. However, on the bright side, you do have the ability of changing pokemon between rounds in the Tournament. Note that these pokemon are stronger than when you first befriended them; best to come here when your pokemon are at a high level.

Helper Pokemon
When you enter the mode, you have the ability to select two Helper Pokémon. Similar to how they would come in a pinch during normal battles, these Pokemon will come in and attack the enemy, doing damage while they go. This is a useful tactic when you the pokemon is much greater in power and HP to have some back up to knock some out. To activate them, all you have to do is press the A Button at any time. This calls them into battle and they shall quickly attack, do the damage, and then leave. You can only use each backup Pokémon once per round, and you cannot skip one to get to the other one.

Rounds

There are 10 rounds in the Battle Tournament. As you progress, the pokemon will gradually get a lot tougher.

Round 1
Scraggy artwork by Ken Sugimori


 
Pokemon Name: Scraggy
Generation: V
Friend List: 092

Evolved from: None
Evolution: Scrafty
Resistant to: None



Croagunk artwork by Ken Sugimori

 
Pokemon Name: Croagunk
Generation: IV
Friend List: 096

Evolved from: None
Evolution: Toxicroak
Resistant to: Snivy



Ferrothorn artwork by Ken Sugimori

 
Pokemon Name: Ferrothorn
Generation: V
Friend List: 085

Evolved from: Ferroseed
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott


Pokemon Choice: Tepig
Helper Pokemon: Scolipede (use on Scraggy) & Charizard (use on Ferrothorn)
Description and Tactics: Scraggy is first. I know, his headbutt and speed can be really frustrating to dodge. Fear not, there's a way to avoid it... jump. Seriously, just press 2 and you'll dodge him. After, use any attack you like and you should finish him off pretty easily. Remember to use Scolipede. Next is Croagunk. It's all based on how well Tepig is. He uses Poison Bomb, but can be dodged easily. Get close enough to him and use Heat Crash to knock out some HP. When defeated, you'll have Ferrothorn. Don't think so easy - just 'cause he's a grass type doesn't mean he doesn't have other tricks up his sleeve. The steel around him protects him like a shield, so close combat attacks will only work. Stand far away from him, and as je prepares to jump, move sideways quickly so he misses, then use Tepig's Heat Crash to knock out big HP. Don't forget to use Charizard if you need help.

Round 2

Scrafty artwork by Ken Sugimori



 
Pokemon Name: Scrafty
Generation: V
Friend List: 179

Evolved from: Scraggy
Evolution: None
Resistant to: None


Magmortar artwork by Ken Sugimori


Pokemon Name: Magmortar
Generation: IV
Friend List: 156

Evolved from: Magmar
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Snivy, Tepig



Garbodor artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokemon Name: Garbodor
Generation: V
Friend List: 155

Evolved from: Trubbish
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Snivy



Pokemon Choice: Oshawott
Helper Pokemon: Scolipede (use on Scrafty) & Sigilyph (use on Garbodor)
Description and Tactics: Scrafty is up first. Since he always uses defense curl (no attacks will hurt him) stand in front of him. When he is done defending, double press the D-Pad side ways to dodge it. Then use Oshawott's Razor Shell to knock some damage. Keep doing this and don't forget to use Scolipede to knock some remaining health. Magmortar is next. Since he's a fire type, he has a disadvantage - but don't get too carried away. His Flamethrower can be pretty intense. However - there is one way to avoid it - stand in front of him. He will change to a physical move, which you can easily dodge. Using Razor Shell on him will knock some serious life out (if upgraded all the way - in 3 hits). Finally we have Garbodor. He uses his Poison Bomb for long distance, so dodge his attacks and gradually move closer to him. After he spits out his poison bomb, now's your chance. Use Razor Shell and you'll do really big damage. Don't forget to use Sigilyph for some extra help.

Round 3
Seismitoad artwork by Ken Sugimori

 
Pokemon Name: Seismitoad
Generation: V
Friend List: 060

Evolved from: Palpitoad
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu, Tepig



Excadrill artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokemon Name: Excadrill
Generation: V
Friend List: 083

Evolved from: Drilbur
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu


Galvantula artwork by Ken Sugimori

 
Pokemon Name: Galvantula
Generation: V
Friend List: 153

Evolved from: Joltik
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu, Snivy


Pokemon Choice: Tepig
Helper Pokemon: Serperior (use on Seismitoad) & Rhyperior (use on Galvantula)
Description and Tactics: First up is Seismitoad. Yes, Tepig isn't effective against him. But if you beat him, the other pokemon should be a breeze. He mainly sticks to Poison Ball. If your far back and press up twice at the right time, you can dodge his attack. Use Heat Crash to knock him to the ground and knock some remaining life on him. You can also use Serperior if you need assistance. Next is Excadrill. Since he mostly digs, it's quite easy to dodge. Use Heat Crash when he comes out to knock him out quick. Finally, we have Galvantula. Since he's bug, fire is super effective. Use Heat Crash and some other fire combo moves to knock him out. Don't be afraid to use Rhyperior.

Round 4

Throh artwork by Ken Sugimori



Pokemon Name: Throh
Generation: V
Friend List: 112

Evolved from: Joltik
Evolution: None
Resistant to:

Electivire artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokemon Name: Electivire
Generation: IV
Friend List: 154

Evolved from: Electabuzz
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu, Oshawott

Sawk artwork by Ken Sugimori


Pokemon Name: Sawk
Generation: V
Friend List: 113

Evolved from: Joltik
Evolution: None
Resistant to: None





Pokemon Choice: Tepig
Helper Pokemon: Landorus (use on Electivire) & Sigilyph (use on Sawk)
Description and Tactics: First is Throh. Trust me, this fighting pokemon is pretty hard. He'll use attacks such as defense curl and then a smash. Like Scrafty, he always uses defense curl (no attacks will hurt him) so stand in front of him. When he is done defending, double press the D-Pad backwards to dodge it. Then use Tepig's dash to knock some HP out. If your well on time, use Heat Crash. Next is Electivire. He uses electric moves that come out of know where and strike the ground. When he does, go right up to him and use Heat Crash to stomp him right in his path. Time your placement right and you'll get right to him. You can also power up your Flamethrower and use it to effectively knock out some HP and dodge his electric attacks rather than risking through it. Which ever you choose, keep doing that and you should be fine. Don't forget to use Landorus. Finally we have Sawk. He is a pretty hard fighting type and his constant rock attacks will be annoying. Believe it or not, timing is the key. There is no way to dodge it without timing your proper dodge. If you manage to get right up to him after a split second he uses the attack, great. Dash into him and run. Heat Crash will take too long, and he'll probably hit you - avoiding the attack, so don't try it. When you've lowered his health just a bit, use Sigilyph to finish the job.

Round 5

Escavalier artwork by Ken Sugimori


 
Pokemon Name: Escavalier
Generation: V
Friend List: 138

Evolved from: Karrablast
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Snivy



Darmanitan (Standard Mode) artwork by Ken Sugimori



Pokemon Name: Darmanitan
Generation: V
Friend List: 091

Evolved from: Darumaka
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Snivy, Tepig


Krookodile artwork by Ken Sugimori


 
Pokemon Name: Krookodile
Generation: V
Friend List: 007

Evolved from: Krokorok
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu




Pokemon Choice: Oshawott
Helper Pokemon: Emboar (use on Escavalier) & Beartic (use on Krookodile)
Description and Tactics: First is Escavalier - the bug and steel type. Oshawott's Razor Shell should knock some HP. The problem with him is that he uses Defense Curl and charges at you with full speed, with very little chance of missing. You can jump it, however, it must be timed out well. Emboar is great against him - and if you knock him with just one attack with Razor Shell and use Emboar, he's out. Next we have Darmanitan. He jumps in the air and smashes down and sometimes rushes at you. The rushing can be annoying, but the smashing is decently avoided and Oshawott's powerful water moves should take out some major HP. Finally we have Krookodile. He only rushes at you, hoping to hit you with his jaws wide open - which can be dodged. Use Oshawott's Water Gun to kill some HP, and when he is low, use Beartic to finish him off.

Round 6

Charizard artwork by Ken Sugimori

 
Pokemon Name: Charizard
Generation: IV
Friend List: 170

Evolved from: Charmeleon
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Snivy, Tepig

Beartic artwork by Ken Sugimori


Pokemon Name: Beartic
Generation: V
Friend List: 110

Evolved from: Cubchoo
Evolution: None
Resistant to: None


Rhyperior artwork by Ken Sugimori

 
Pokemon Name: Rhyperior
Generation: IV
Friend List: 118

Evolved from: Rhydon
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu, Tepig

Pokemon Choice: Oshawott
Helper Pokemon: Emboar (use on Beartic) & Samurott (use on Rhyperior)
Description and Tactics: Charizard is a lot tougher than he looks. He'll use his fiery tail for close combat and his fire attack to split fire bombs anywhere. Dodging is definitely key. If you manage to get close, use Razor Shell to knock out some big scoring of HP. He's fire - you're water. Common sense. A few hits of Razor Shell should end the match. Best to do it when he's charging up for his fiery bomb attack. Next is Beartic. He moves back and forth at times, and uses his Ice Smash to hit you. Basically, stay in the middle and run forward to dodge it. Get close to him and use Razor Shell. When he's close to half way out, use Emboar to finish the job. Finally we have Rhyperior. He's ground and rock - perfect for an Oshawott. He mainly sticks to his powerful rock smash, which will lower Oshawott's HP a lot if hit. The good think is it's very easy to dodge. Power up Water Gun and just after he shoots his rocks, shoot it at him. When he's about halfway, use Samurott and your round will be over.

Round 7

Bisharp artwork by Ken Sugimori


 
Pokemon Name: Bisharp
Generation: V
Friend List: 054

Evolved from: Pawniard
Evolution: None
Reesistant to: Snivy



Scolipede artwork by Ken Sugimori


 
Pokemon Name: Scolipede
Generation: V
Friend List: 076

Evolved from: Whirlipede
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu, Tepig




Tyranitar artwork by Ken Sugimori


 
Pokemon Name: Tyranitar
Generation: IV
Friend List: 132

Evolved from: Rhydon
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Tepig



Pokemon Choice: Tepig
Helper Pokemon: Lucario (use on Bisharp) & Conkeldurr (use on Tyranitar)
Description and Tactics: Bisharp is first. He stores up attack power and pushes it out as a moving crossed beam that follows you. Press the D-Pad to go anywhere to dodge it. Then either dash into him or store up Flamethrower and use that on him. If you really want to finish the match without losing health, you can just use Lucario to finish him off in 1 strike. Next we have Scolipede. He's bug, which means you have the advantage. Scolipede is just as annoying as Whirlipede - he dashes into you with full speed. Don't be annoyed if you lose some health here. Just as he prepares for dashing, run as quick as you can around. He may have speed but not control. You have the advantage, so just use Heat Crash when he is close. Last we have Tyranitar. Since he mostly uses Dark Pulse, it can be dodged and you can afflict damage on him. When he has lost some health, use Conkeldurr to push him really far back.

Round 8

Conkeldurr artwork by Ken Sugimori


Pokemon Name: Conkeldurr
Generation: V
Friend List: 127

Evolved from: Gurdurr
Evolution: None
Resistant to: None

Zoroark artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokemon Name: Zoroark
Generation: V
Friend List: 052

Evolved from: Zorua
Evolution: None
Resistant to: None




Salamence artwork by Ken Sugimori

 
Pokemon Name: Salamence
Generation: IV
Friend List: 133

Evolved from: Shelgon
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott



Pokemon Choice: Pikachu
Helper Pokemon: Sigilyph (use on Conkeldurr) & Lucario (use on Zoroark)
Description and Tactics: Conkeldurr is first and will be the hardest for this round. He swings his cylinder blocks at you and dashes, but the most annoying will be when he smashes it down. This will take a ton of health out of Pikachu. Try to avoid this at most. Thunderbolt takes to long to avoid after use, so your best choice is either dash or Iron Tail (most effective). Start off by using Sigilyph to knock some HP out of him, then run around dodging his cylinder swing. At the right moment (without getting hit) stop avoiding him and move towards him. Use Iron Tail twice quickly to shock him out of using another move. Hit once more to knock him down, and maybe once more on the ground if you're good. Repeat this step again, but this time only one hit should finish him off. The next ones aren't any better, as now we have Zoroark. His Hyper Beam cannot be dodged, which causes a problem. Right at the beginning, get right up to him and use Lucario. This should take half of his life. Then, stay around him (using the D-Pad twice) and when he is done, use Iron Tail quickly to knock him down, draining bits of his life. Finally we have Salamence. He is sort of tough, but since you made it all this way with Pikachu, you're in luck - he'll be the easiest boss this round! Start off by dashing around to avoid his Ice Beam. Then get in close to his body and use Iron Tail fast, which should also knock him to the ground. This will drain some of his HP. After he gets back up, get away quick before he uses Stomp. Stay away from his mouth at all times to avoid his Ice Beam. Repeat this process until he has no more HP left.

Round 9

Druddigon artwork by Ken Sugimori


Pokemon Name: Druddigon
Generation: IV
Friend List: 103

Evolved from: None
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu, Oshawott, Snivy, Tepig


Garchomp artwork by Ken Sugimori


 
Pokemon Name: Garchomp
Generation: IV
Friend List: 133

Evolved from: Gabite
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Pikachu, Tepig



Victini artwork by Ken Sugimori



 
Pokemon Name: Victini
Generation: V
Friend List: 088

Evolved from: None
Evolution: None
Resistant to: Snivy, Tepig



Pokemon Choice: Oshawott
Helper Pokemon: Charizard (use on Druddigon) & Beartic (use on Garchomp)
Description and Tactics: First up is Druddigon. He uses Dragon Pulse and then Dragon Claw for his close combat. Believe it or not, no one is good against him. However, there are a few weaknesses to him that may help. First off, go up to him and use Salamence to knock out half his HP. Follow this pattern exactly as said - when he uses Dragon Pulse, dash around him to his back and use Razor Shell. Then quickly jump back and dash around again to avoid his Dragon Claw. If he dashes at you and uses Dragon Claw, dodge it and stay away from him. If you follow that pattern, you will defeat him easily.

Round Nine
No.PicNameWeak AgainstResistant To
#103
Druddigon Pikachu
Snivy
Tepig
Oshawott
 
#102
Garchomp Pikachu
Tepig
 
#088
VictiniOshawott
 
Snivy
Tepig
 

Round Ten

No.PicNameWeak AgainstResistant To
#129
GolurkSnivy
Oshawott
 
Pikachu
 
#121
Hydreigon Pikachu
Snivy
Tepig
Oshawott
 
#124
LucarioTepig
 
Snivy