September 01, 2020

Compete in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles September Season

Earn in-game rewards by leading your strongest Pokémon against players from around the world.

The new season of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles has begun and will run throughout September 2020. Test your Trainer skills in head-to-head battles with players around the world, move up the global leaderboards, and earn helpful in-game rewards.

Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible. Pokémon from previous games in the Pokémon series can receive the battle-ready symbol by speaking with the character next to the door in the center of the Battle Tower. Moves that cannot be used in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be forgotten when the battle-ready symbol is applied to your Pokémon. Once forgotten, these moves cannot be remembered.

The Ranked Battles September Season (Season 10) will follow the Series 6 regulations, which means the following top-ranked Pokémon from the July season (Season 8) are not permitted: Venusaur, Gyarados, Porygon2, Tyranitar, Torkoal, Hippowdon, Magnezone, Togekiss, Excadrill, Whimsicott, Incineroar, Mimikyu, Rillaboom, Cinderace, Indeedee, and Dragapult.

To start a Ranked Battle, follow these steps:

  1. Open the X menu.

  2. Select VS.

  3. Select Battle Stadium.

  4. Select Ranked Battles.

You can press the Y Button to see an overview of Ranked Battles before you begin your match.

Before battle, you'll be matched up with other players of similar rank to ensure even competition. When the season concludes, the higher the tier you finish in, the greater your in-game rewards. The September Season rewards include the following.

Master Ball Tier

  • Gold Bottle Cap ×3

  • 600 Battle Points

  • Armorite Ore ×30

Ultra Ball Tier

  • Gold Bottle Cap ×1

  • 300 Battle Points

  • Armorite Ore ×10

Great Ball Tier

  • Bottle Cap ×3

  • Ability Capsule ×1

  • 100 Battle Points

  • Armorite Ore ×5

Poké Ball Tier and Beginner Tier

  • Ability Capsule ×1

  • 50 Battle Points

  • Armorite Ore ×1

Once the season is over, you can collect your in-game rewards. Remember—you will need to finish at least one match with a win or loss during the September season to be eligible for rewards at the end of the season. To receive your in-game rewards, follow these steps:

  1. Open the X menu.

  2. Select Mystery Gift.

  3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.

  4. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Have fun battling, and check back later for more Ranked Battle season news!

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