The Battle Tree
The Battle Tree is a facility located on Poni Island in Alola. It can be accessed through Poni Gauntlet after becoming Champion.
Battles held in the Battle Tree differ from regular Trainer battles in many ways. When challenging the Battle Tree:
- Any Pokémon over level 50 will be set to level 50 and all Pokémon below level 50 stay at their level
- No Bag items can be used
- No experience or effort values are gained by defeating any Pokémon
- All Pokémon encountered are not registered to the Pokédex
- You can see your moves' type effectiveness, even if the opponent's Pokémon is not registered in the Pokédex
- All Pokémon are healed at the end of each battle; this includes lost items
- All Legendary and Mythical Pokémon are not allowed, including Cosmog and Cosmoem
There are three different battle formats to choose from in the Battle Tree:
- Single; both you and the opponent use three Pokémon, one at a time.
- Double; both you and the opponent use four Pokémon, two at a time.
- Multi; both you and the opponent team up with another Trainer, either another player or an NPC. Each player uses two Pokémon, one at a time.
A Super version of each format is unlocked when you first beat the Battle Legend for the format, such as Super Single Battle and so on. The normal battle formats are limited to streaks of 20, while the super battle formats don't end until you lose.
At the end of each victorious match, you receive Battle Points (BP for short). The number of BP awarded after a match varies with the length of the current win streak:
- Streak of 1-10: 1 BP
- Streak of 11-19: 2 BP
- Streak of 20: 20 BP
In Super Battles you receive the following amount:
- Streak of 1-10: 2 BP
- Streak of 11-20: 3 BP
- Streak of 21-30: 4 BP
- Streak of 31-40: 5 BP
- Streak of 41-49: 6 BP
- Streak of 50: 50 BP
- Streak of more than 51: 7 BP
Battle Points can be used to buy items at the Battle Tree or the Battle Royal Dome.
After defeating an opponent in Super Battles, you get the option to Scout the opponent. This will add the Trainer to the list of NPCs you can choose to do a Multi Battle with.
Scouting a Trainer costs 10 BP, and you can only scout a Trainer in Super Single or Super Double Battles.
In Super Battles, special Trainers appear every ten battles. Some of these Trainers have their own theme when battling them. Their teams are randomly selected from a group of Pokémon specifically preset for each of them.
The following special Trainers can appear:
- Blue (Battle Legend)
- Red (Battle Legend)
These special Trainers can also be scouted, except for the Battle Legends.
After meeting certain conditions, you receive a free item in the Battle Tree. They are as follows:
- Moomoo Milk – from the receptionist after 5 consecutive victories
- PP Up – from the receptionist after 10 consecutive victories
- Rare Candy – from the receptionist after 20 consecutive victories
- Bottle Cap – from the receptionist after 30 consecutive victories
- PP Max – from the receptionist after 40 consecutive victories
- Ability Capsule – from the receptionist after 50 consecutive victories
- Lansat Berry – from the receptionist after 100 consecutive victories
- Starf Berry – from the receptionist after 200 consecutive victories
- Charizardite Y – from Red after defeating him in Battle Tree
- Charizardite X – from Red after defeating him in Battle Tree
- Venusaurite – from Red after defeating him in Battle Tree
- Blastoisinite – from Red after defeating him in Battle Tree