What is the Battle Tree | Pokemon Sun and Moon

Battle Tree

If you have finished everything in Pokemon Sun and Moon, you may be wondering what to do. Since Generation II, Pokemon games have had endgame battle arenas for players to play and Pokemon Sun and Moon is no different. So what is the Battle Tree? I’m glad you asked, random internet person. Let me explain.

Where is the Battle Tree?

Battle Tree

This is where the Battle Tree is located

Before we get to the what, let’s start with the where. The Battle Tree is located on the North point of Poni Island. In order to get there, trainers have to battle their way through Poni Gauntlet, a path filled with trainers. After you have beaten all the trainers and enter the battle arena area, you will be met by Battle Legends, Red and Blue. In order to prove your worth, you will choose to fight one of them. After you’ve beaten Red or Blue, you will be able to use the Battle Tree.

What is the Battle Tree?

Battle Tree

Battle Tree battle types

Battle Tree, like the Battle areas of previous games, is a place for trainers to fight other computer trainers. Fights at the Battle Tree can be played a few ways: Single, Double, Multi. Battles play out under the flat rules of Pokemon battling. Under the Battle Tree rules, specific Legendary Pokemon are banned as is as having two of the same Pokemon and item.

This new battle arena is structured around continuous battling, meaning that players can continue to battle as long as they keep winning or choose to quit. If you do lose, you will have to start over again which resets your win strike.

Why Battle at the Battle Tree?

Battle Tree

Battle Tree has shops

The answer to this question is pretty simple, Battle Points (BP). Battle Points are earned as you win. The more you win, the more valuable a win becomes (meaning you earn more BP). You may be thinking, ” Yeah, but what do they do?”. Battle Points allow trainers to buy things, earn items or scout and recruit trainers for multi. Items tied to win streaks:

Moomoo Milk – 5 Straight (wins)

PP UP – 10 Straight

Rare Candy – 20 Straight

Bottle Cap – 30 Straight

PP Max – 40 Straight

Ability Capsule – 50 Straight

Lansat Berry – 100 Straight

Starf Berry – 200

There are also a number of shops you can spend your BP at in order to buy items.

There you go. A simply guide to what the Battle Tree is and why you should consider taking the plunge after you’ve beaten the game. Enjoy fighting out there trainer!

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2 responses

  1. Pokemonr2cute says:

    When are you able to go to the battle tree? I’m at team rainbow rocket in Aether paradise and I’m confused? 🙁

  2. Laron says:

    What is the max number of battles on battle tree in super doubles?

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