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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Ranking and Rewards

Ben Chard
Vincent Lau

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

Tier Rank Rewards
Beginner 1 -
Beginner 2 Rare Candy, 3 BP
Beginner 3 Rare Candy, 3 BP
Poké Ball 4 Tier Reward - Leon’s rare League Card, Judge Function, Song selection Rank Reward - Rare Candy (2), Bottle Cap, Random Mint, 5 BP
Poké Ball 5 Rare Candy (2), Random Mint, 5 BP
Poké Ball 6 Rare Candy (2), Random Mint, 5 BP
Great Ball 7 Rare Candy (3), Bottle Cap, Random Mint, 10 BP
Great Ball 8 Rare Candy (3), Random Mint, 10 BP
Great Ball 9 Rare Candy (3), Random Mint, 10 BP
Ultra Ball 10 Rare Candy (5), Ability Capsule, Random Mint, Bottle Cap (2), 20 BP
Master Ball Max Tier 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

Reward Wins
PP Up 10
Random Mint 20
Bottle Cap 30
PP Max 40
Gold Bottle Cap 50
Lansat Berry 100
Starf Berry 200

After 200 Wins

Reward Wins
Random Mint 10s (210,310 etc.)
PP Max 20s (220,320 etc.)
Bottle Cap 30s (230,330 etc.)
Ability Capsule 40s (240, 340 etc.)
Lansat Berry 50s (250, 350 etc.)
Gold Bottle Cap 75s (275, 375 etc.)
Starf Berry 00s (300, 400 etc.)
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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2024
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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 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.

Brand New October 2020:

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

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