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The Battleground

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The Battleground is located in the Survival Area of the Battle Zone Island. It is run by Buck and made available after you complete the Stark Mountain side-quest involving Buck. There you will have the opportunity to battle all gym leaders and partners from earlier in the game.

The Battleground is marked by your rival who is constantly outside, awaiting entrance to the facility. He will never get access but you can still battle him on Saturday and Sunday. Unlike the trainers inside, your rival's Pokémon's levels will increase three times until his starter reaches level 85. This makes the battles with your trainer the highest leveled in-game battles to date.

Following are the details on all trainers in attendance as well as your rival's teams.

Roark

Leader Roark
of Oreburgh Gym
roark
Payout: 7,800

Poémon Aerodactyl
aerodactyl
Nosepass
nosepass
Rampardos
rampardos
Golem
golem
Tyranitar
tyranitar
Typing / Level rockflying Lv. 62 rocksteel Lv. 61 rock Lv. 63 rockground Lv. 61 rockdark Lv. 65
Move 1 Stone Edge Earth Power Head Smash Stone Edge Stone Edge
Move 2 Aerial Ace Stealth Rock Zen Headbutt Earthquake Crunch
Move 3 Earthquake Discharge Avalanche Brick Break Aerial Ace
Move 4 Dragon Claw Stone Edge Earthquake Flamethrower Fire Fang

Gardenia

Leader Gardenia
of Eterna Gym
gardenia
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Jumpluff
jumpluff
Cherrim
cherrim
Bellossom
bellossom
Torterra
torterra
Roserade
roserade
Typing / Level grassflying Lv. 61 grass Lv. 62 grass Lv. 61 grassground Lv. 63 grasspoison Lv. 65
Move 1 Silver Wind Solarbeam Drain Punch Wood Hammer Shadow Ball
Move 2 Toxic Leech Seed Giga Drain Crunch Leaf Storm
Move 3 Sunny Day Toxic Ingrain Earthquake Sludge Bomb
Move 4 Bounce Sunny Day Sunny Day Stone Edge Hyper Beam

Fantina

Leader Fantina
of Hearthome Gym
fantina
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Banette
banette
Mismagius
mismagius
Drifblim
drifblim
Dusknoir
dusknoir
Gengar
gengar
Typing / Level Lv. 61 Lv. 63 flying Lv. 61 Lv. 62 poison Lv. 65
Move 1 Shadow Claw Shadow Ball Ominous Wind Rock Slide Shadow Ball
Move 2 Faint Attack Psychic Psychic Shadow Punch Psychic
Move 3 Thunderbolt Magical Leaf Silver Wind Double Team Focus Blast
Move 4 Will-o-wisp Thunderbolt Baton Pass Protect Thunder

Maylene

Leader Maylene
of Veilstone Gym
maylene
Payout: 7,920

Pokémon Hitmontop
hitmontop
Breloom
breloom
Medicham
medicham
Machamp
machamp
Lucario
lucario
Typing / Level fighting Lv. 62 grassfighting Lv. 62 fightingpsychic Lv. 63 fighting Lv. 64 fightingsteel Lv. 66
Move 1 Triple Kick Stone Edge Fire Punch Cross Chop Drain Punch
Move 2 Aerial Ace Spore Ice Punch Rock Climb Close Combat
Move 3 Quick Attack Mach Punch Thunderpunch Earthquake Extremespeed
Move 4 Fake Out Seed Bomb Hi Jump Kick Stone Edge Bone Rush

Crasher Wake

Leader Crasher Wake
of Pastoria Gym
crasher wake
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Sharpedo
sharpedo
Quagsire
quagsire
Floatzel
floatzel
Gyarados
gyarados
Ludicolo
ludicolo
Typing / Level waterdark Lv. 61 waterground Lv. 61 water Lv. 63 waterflying Lv. 62 watergrass Lv. 65
Move 1 Aqua Jet Earthquake Brine Aqua Tail Surf
Move 2 Night Slash Stone Edge Ice Fang Avalanche Ice Beam
Move 3 Endure Yawn Crunch Bite Energy Ball
Move 4 Slash Surf Aqua Jet Giga Impact Focus Blast

Byron

Leader Byron
of Canalave Gym
byron
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Skarmory
skarmory
Magnezone
magnezone
Steelix
steelix
Bastiodon
bastiodon
Aggron
aggron
Typing / Level steelflying Lv. 61 groundsteel Lv. 62 steelelectric Lv. 61 rocksteel Lv. 63 steelrock Lv. 65
Move 1 Night Slash Flash Cannon Gyro Ball Metal Burst Stone Edge
Move 2 Drill Peck Thunderbolt Ice Fang Ancientpower Metal Burst
Move 3 Rock Tomb Supersonic Dragonbreath Iron Defense Earthquake
Move 4 Stealth Rock Thunder Wave Sandstorm Rest Avalanche

Candice

Leader Candice
of Snowpoint Gym
candice
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Weavile
weavile
Mamoswine
mamoswine
Abomasnow
abomasnow
Froslass
froslass
Glaceon
glaceon
Typing / Level darkice Lv. 62 iceground Lv. 61 grassice Lv. 61 iceghost Lv. 63 ice Lv. 65
Move 1 Avalanche Earthquake Grasswhistle Confuse Ray Mirror Coat
Move 2 Faint Attack Avalanche Avalanche Blizzard Blizzard
Move 3 Taunt Ancientpower Wood Hammer Ominous Wind Shadow Ball
Move 4 Slash Hail Ingrain Hail Water Pulse

Volkner

Leader Volkner
of Sunyshore Gym
volkner
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Jolteon
jolteon
Raichu
raichu
Luxray
luxray
Lanturn
lanturn
Electivire
electivire
Typing / Level electric Lv. 61 electric Lv. 61 electric Lv. 62 waterelectric Lv. 63 electric Lv. 65
Move 1 Pin Missile Brick Break Thunder Fang Discharge Thunderpunch
Move 2 Double Kick Charge Beam Ice Fang Signal Beam Swords Dance
Move 3 Charge Beam Thunder Wave Fire Fang Surf Fire Punch
Move 4 Quick Attack Light Screen Crunch Ice Beam Giga Impact

Cheryl

Partner Cheryl
cheryl
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Wobbuffet
wobbuffet
Wailord
wailord
Driblim
drifblim
Makuhita
makuhita
Blissey
blissey
Typing / Level psychic Lv. 61 water Lv. 63 ghostflying Lv. 61 fighting Lv. 62 normal Lv. 65
Move 1 Counter Avalanche Toxic Stone Edge Counter
Move 2 Mirror Coat Earthquake Protect Bullet Punch Softboiled
Move 3 Safeguard Water Spout Ominous Wind Close Combat Psychic
Move 4 Encore Brine Fly Earthquake Toxic

Mira

Partner Mira
mira
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Porygon-Z
porygonz
Gengar
gengar
Magnezone
magnezone
Togekiss
togekiss
Alakazam
alakazam
Typing / Level normal Lv. 61 ghostpoison Lv. 61 electricsteel Lv. 61 normalflying Lv. 63 psychic Lv. 65
Move 1 Tri Attack Shadow Ball Flash Cannon Aura Sphere Focus Blast
Move 2 Thunderbolt Energy Ball Hyper Beam Extremespeed Calm Mind
Move 3 Dark Pulse Psychic Thunder Wave Psychic Psychic
Move 4 Psychic Sludge Bomb Thunder Air Slash Hyper Beam

Riley/h2>
Partner Riley
riley
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Absol
absol
Salamence
salamence
Metagross
metagross
Ursaring
ursaring
Lucario
lucario
Typing / Level dark Lv. 61 dragonflying Lv. 63 steelpsychic Lv. 62 normal Lv. 61 fightingsteel Lv. 65
Move 1 Swords Dance Crunch Meteor Mash Aerial Ace Close Combat
Move 2 Night Slash Fire Fang Hammer Arm Avalanche Blaze Kick
Move 3 Psycho Cut Thunder Fang Bullet Punch Shadow Claw Extremespeed
Move 4 Quick Attack Dragon Claw Zen Headbutt Slash Bone Rush

Marley

Partner Marley
marley
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Ninjask
ninjask
Weavile
weavile
Eelectrode
electrode
Crobat
crobat
Aarcanine
arcanine
Typing / Level bugflying Lv. 61 darkice Lv. 63 electric Lv. 61 poisonflying Lv. 62 fire Lv. 65
Move 1 Swords Dance Ice Punch Double Team Double Team Flare Blitz
Move 2 Aerial Ace Aerial Ace Thunder Wave Confuse Ray Extremespeed
Move 3 X-Scissor Night Slash Thunder Air Slash Thunder Fang
Move 4 Slash Ice Shard Hyper Beam Poison Fang Crunch

Buck

Partner Buck
buck
Payout: 7,800

Pokémon Shuckle
shuckle
Umbreon
umbreon
Dusknoir
dusknoir
Torkoal
torkoal
Claydol
claydol
Typing / Level bugrock Lv. 61 dark Lv. 63 ghost Lv. 63 fire Lv. 61 groundpsychic Lv. 65
Move 1 Toxic Dark Pulse Fire Punch Protect Psychic
Move 2 Protect Confuse Ray Ice Punch Will-o-wisp Earth Power
Move 3 Sandstorm Double Team Thunderpunch Earthquake Calm Mind
Move 4 Rest Psychic Shadow Ball Eruption Ancientpower

Rival

Your rival increases in level three times and has three incarnations, depending on the starter you chose. In order to present you with useful data we are currently holding out on posting this data because it is, for the most part incomplete. Give us sometime to get everything together. That said help is always welcome, contact us if you can help!

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