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Pokémon UNITE Ranked Ladder Explained

Pokémon Unite is feeding into the competitive nature of the MOBA genre with its ranked ladder system | Photo by Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, Tencent
Pokémon Unite is feeding into the competitive nature of the MOBA genre with its ranked ladder system | Photo by Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, Tencent

Pokémon UNITE is making its way into the MOBA scene and increasing the competition through a ranked ladder is a focus to pair with the nature of this highly competitive genre.

Pokémon UNITE Ranked Ladder Explained

For those who are trying to be the very best, what better way to show it than to be in the high elos of the newest Pokémon UNITE. Fortunately the ranked matchmaking is fairly digestible though it will take a bit before players hit the higher echelon of elite players in the game.

So far, there are six different Cups, or ranks, and all of them combined with their own Class, or sub-tier rankings:

  • Beginner: Classes 1 to 3
  • Great: Classes 1 to 4
  • Expert: Classes 1 to 5
  • Veteran: Classes 1 to 5
  • Ultra: Classes 1 to 5
  • Master: Its own class

As to what the Master rank has for its individual class is likely going to be reminiscent of the Challenger rank from the League of Legends game. In which, players are just stacked on their own, and the best are just simply labeled as a Master.

To start the climb through the ranked match making, a player would need to reach Level 6 and own at least five UNITE Licenses in order to do so. Fortunately there aren't any other deviations from the standard game to the ranked matchmaking, so it's the same Pokémon UNITE as how it is advertised.

Starting the climb, players will begin in the beginner cup and battle their up the ladder to hit the highest rank. Once a player wins a game, they will gain a point in their class in which three points are needed to promote through each class in the game. If they have lost, however, they will lose a point towards their class and can even demote from classes.

There are also rewards for winning games in the ranked matchmaking as well. In which winning games will grant Aeos Coins, Aeos Energy, and experience points that will go towards a trainer's level. The coins and energy both can help get cosmetic items in the game.