The Battle Tower is a custom system that takes place in the S.S. Anne building, accessible using the
/battle command. Basically, the player must select a team composed of 3 Pokémon (with certain restrictions applied, being some items or Pokémon banned) to battle against consecutive waves of teams of 3 Pokémon to earn Battle Points (BP), which can be used to redeem various types of useful and rare rewards with the corresponding NPC.
As presented in the previous introductory paragraph, the S.S. Anne battle system has three main sub-features: the 3-versus-3 combats, the reward shop and a leaderboard (which counts the highest streak of consecutive wins a player has achieved over time). When arriving to the S.S. Anne Ship, the player will find two NPCs: one for the battling system (that will challenge you to a new wave of consecutive battles, with an option to view the top five player streaks for that particular server) and one that displays the available rewards to exchange, with the corresponding prices in BP.
- To teleport to the S.S. Anne cruise, you need to use the
- To check your current BP balance, you need to use the
- To check the leaderboards, you need to use the
- If you want to know another player's statistics, you can use the
/pixelscape check playercommand (e.g.
/pixelscape check Zeot).
The premise of the S.S. Anne battling system is that, using the same team of three Pokémon, the player will need to successfully defeat infinite waves of consecutive and changing teams of three rival Pokémon. The opposite Pokémon are competitive-ready (meaning that they will have most of their traits, like the move set, the EVs, the ability, among others, similar to ones you would expect for a competitive environment) and will always have the same level (50, which is the one that is automatically set upon joining the battle). As you progress through these waves successfully, the amount of BP earned per battle will change accordingly, with the following streaks:
|Streak (consecutive wins)||BP earned per battle|
|1 to 9||1|
|10 to 19||2|
|20 to 29||3|
|30 to 39||4|
Whenever you lose a battle, the current streak and wave will end and you will need to talk to the battling NPC again to start another wave (the streak will reset itself, starting from one BP per battle again). The level is set to 100.
As stated previously, some Pokémon and items cannot be used in the combats due to them being excessively powerful or game-breaking, so as to avoid trivializing what is supposed to be a challenge. A list of them is below, and will be constantly updated whenever new additions occur.
- Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.
- Item Clause: Players may not use more than one of the same item.
- OHKO Clause: A Pokemon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.
- Dynamax Clause: Players may not use Dynamax or Gigantamax.
- Giratina (both forms)
- Necrozma-Dawn Wings
- Necrozma-Dusk Mane
- Blue Orb
- Kommonium Z
- Lunalium Z
- Mewtwonite X
- Mewtwonite Y
- Normalium Z
- Red Orb
- Solganium Z
- Ultranecrozium Z
Commonly, there are some items in Pixelmon that are difficult or excessively time-consuming to obtain through normal means for the player. Given this scenario, the reward shop available in the SS Anne Ship serves as a catalog of a great part of these exclusive and uncommon items (a way for systematically obtaining them with less luck involved than the standard ways). The list goes as it follows here:
|Zygarde Cell.||5 BP.|
|Zygarde Core.||20 BP.|
|PP Up.||50 BP.|
|Mega Stone (Any of the 47 available ones).||50 BP.|
|Exclusive Z-Crystal (Any of the 16 Pokémon-specific ones).||75 BP.|
|Whipped Dream.||75 BP.|
|Relic Silver.||100 BP.|
|Silver Bottle Cap.||125 BP.|
|PP Max.||150 BP.|
|DNA Splicers.||150 BP.|
|GS Ball.||150 BP.|
|Prison Bottle.||150 BP.|
|Clear Bell.||200 BP.|
|Tidal Bell.||200 BP.|
|Blue Orb.||200 BP.|
|Red Orb.||200 BP.|
|Ruby of Emotion.||200 BP.|
|Ruby of Knowledge||200 BP.|
|Ruby of Willpower||200 BP.|
|Gold Bottle Cap||600 BP.|
Every server has an individual leaderboard, viewable upon interacting with the battling NPC. It will show the current top five players with their best streaks (a ranking of the players with the greatest amount of consecutive wins).
- The S.S. Anne is, as its name suggests, inspired and based on the famous luxury cruise liner from the main Pokémon game saga, combining it with their Battle Tower systems.