As mentioned in the previous page, the Battle Tower has a tier system which is used to determine both your rank and the rewards you receive for it. There are 11 Ranks in total that you rise through with your tier increasing based on what Rank you’re on. This increases by winning battles against other Trainers and should you lose, you’ll fall down in rank (but not Tier). Additionally, should you return to the lobby inbetween battles, you won’t lost any progress.
Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.
In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.
The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.