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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-07-2020 / 00:16 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 13-07-2020 / 07:16 GMT

Battle Tower's Tier System

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.

Rank Rewards

TierRankRewards
Beginner1-
Beginner2Rare Candy, 3 BP
Beginner3Rare Candy, 3 BP
Poké Ball4Tier Reward - Leon's rare League Card, Judge Function, Song selection Rank Reward - Rare Candy (2), Bottle Cap, Random Mint, 5 BP
Poké Ball5Rare Candy (2), Random Mint, 5 BP
Poké Ball6Rare Candy (2), Random Mint, 5 BP
Great Ball7Rare Candy (3), Bottle Cap, Random Mint, 10 BP
Great Ball8Rare Candy (3), Random Mint, 10 BP
Great Ball9Rare Candy (3), Random Mint, 10 BP
Ultra Ball10Rare Candy (5), Ability Capsule, Random Mint, Bottle Cap (2), 20 BP
Master BallMaxTier Reward - Battle Tower Uniform, Tower Master Ribbon (defeat Leon at Master Ball Rank) Rank Reward - Rare Candy (10), Ability Capsule, Random Mint, Gold Bottle Cap, Bottle Cap (3), 50 BP

Victory Rewards

  • First 200 wins
RewardWins
PP Up10
Random Mint20
Bottle Cap30
PP Max40
Gold Bottle Cap50
Lansat Berry100
Starf Berry200
  • After 200 Wins
RewardWins
Random Mint10s (210,310 etc.)
PP Max20s (220,320 etc.)
Bottle Cap30s (230,330 etc.)
Ability Capsule40s (240, 340 etc.)
Lansat Berry50s (250, 350 etc.)
Gold Bottle Cap75s (275, 375 etc.)
Starf Berry00s (300, 400 etc.)

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    12 July 2020
    Version History
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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 currently-released Isle of Armor (and in the future, it will cover the Crown Tundra).

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.

Version 1.2:

  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
  • Details of all 16 new Wild Areas, including Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All the new Max Raid Dens: Locations and Featured Pokémon.
  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon).
  • Recipes for the Cram-o-matic.

Version 1.1:

  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • Screenshots with annotated captions.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • Updated Pokémon Lists for all areas.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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