Pokémon Scarlet and Violet locks its version of the Battle Tower behind a paywall

pokemon scarlet and violet locks its version of the battle tower behind a paywall
Credit: The Pokémon Company

pokemon scarlet and violet locks its version of the battle tower behind a paywall
Credit: The Pokémon Company

The upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC has gotten a mixed reception from fans and knowing it locks a form of Battle Tower doesn’t help things. Admittedly, these two games do have a lot of content in their base form but fans won’t be happy that this feature is paywalled.

One post on the Scarlet and Violet subreddit was hopeful that a version of Battle Tower or Battle Frontier would be in the DLC. It turns out that’s going to be the case, as the second DLC Indigo Disk will revolve around an academy that specializes in battles. That seems like a storyline reason to include the Battle Tower just not by its original name.

While some fans are happy about this, others are wondering why this feature has to be paywalled in general. Considering how this feature has been around since the GBA days, many feel that locking it off this way is greedier than usual.

For the sake of fairness, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were very content-rich games, with plenty of things to do. Even without the Battle Tower, the post-game lets players catch some rare monsters and battle tougher versions of the gym leaders. Players can even catch another version of Koraidon or Miraidon, which is great for trading options.

All that being said, it can’t be denied that these two games are still something of a mess, months after launch. Despite being playable RPGs, both titles don’t look great or run that well on Nintendo Switch. One can’t help but feel that the development of these games was a bit rushed.

Hopefully, the DLC of these games will be fun distractions that can make us forget some of the game’s major issues. Bringing Battle Tower back is a great move, as are the returns of various fan-favorite Pokémon.

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are now available on the Nintendo Switch. The DLC expansions are expected to release later this year.

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