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The Pokémon Company has announced the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles August 2022 Season (Season 33).

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles August 2022 Season (Season 33)

Challenge players from around the world to earn in-game rewards and climb the leaderboards.

The new Ranked Battles season in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has begun, and you can move up the global leaderboards and earn helpful in-game rewards by battling players from around the world during the August 2022 Season.

The leaderboards reset every month, so now's the perfect time to jump in. Running until 4:59 p.m. PDT on August 31, 2022, the Ranked Battles August 2022 Season (Season 33) will follow the Series 12 regulations, which means you can battle with two powerful, usually ineligible Legendary Pokémon at your side. Also, Pokémon are allowed to Dynamax or Gigantamax during battle.

Only Pokémon obtained in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Sword, or Pokémon Shield games or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible. Pokémon from previous games in the Pokémon series can receive the battle-ready symbol from the character next to the door in the center of the Battle Tower in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. When the battle-ready symbol is applied to your Pokémon, your Pokémon will forget the moves it knows. If your Pokémon forgets moves that it cannot use or learn in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, those moves cannot be relearned.

Eligible Pokémon

Eligible Pokémon for the Ranked Battles August 2022 Season include:

Galar Pokédex No. 001–400, Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001–210, and Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001–210 are eligible, as well as the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, and Blacephalon.

Two of the following special Pokémon may be registered to your Battle Team:

Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, or Calyrex.

August 2022 Season Rewards

Before battle, you'll be matched up with other players of similar rank to ensure even competition. The higher the tier you finish in, the greater your in-game rewards will be after the season concludes. The August 2022 season rewards include the following:

Master Ball Tier
  • Gold Bottle Cap x3
  • 600 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore x30
  • Armorite Ore x30

Ultra Ball Tier
  • Gold Bottle Cap x1
  • 300 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore x10
  • Armorite Ore x10

Great Ball Tier
  • Bottle Cap x3
  • Ability Capsule x1
  • 100 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore x5
  • Armorite Ore x5

Poké Ball Tier and Beginner Tier
  • Ability Capsule x1
  • 50 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore x5
  • Armorite Ore x5

How to Start a Ranked Battle
To start a Ranked Battle, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Ranked Battles.

How to Receive In-Game Rewards
You will need to finish at least one match with a win or loss during the August 2022 season to be eligible for rewards at the end of the season. To receive your in-game rewards, follow these steps:

  1. After the competition has ended, launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Good luck battling in the Ranked Battles August 2022 Season!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-ranked-battles-august-2022-season-season-33/