The latest Pokemon Scarlet and Violet update, titled version 1.1.0, will be released on December 1. It brings the first season of the Classified Battle series. This allows players to test their side’s mettle against another Trainer of similar rank through the Battle Stadium, which can be accessed from within the game.
Playing competitively in this iconic franchise involves not only choosing a Pokemon, but also thinking about its moves, hidden abilities, holding items and, with Generation 9, Tera Type. So what awaits trainers in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Ranked Battle Series 1?
Everything you need to know about Ranked Battle Series 1 in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
The Classified Battle Series 1 begins in Scarlet and Violet on Friday, December 1, 2022 at 8:00 PM PT and runs through Saturday, January 31, 2023. Trainers can participate in competitive fight by accessing the Battle Stadium, which can be done through the in-game menu.
According to Serebii, the rules for Classified Battle Series 1 are as follows:
Players will need to use pocket monsters from the Paldea Pokedex. They can form a team of three to six Pokemon (for singles) and four to six creatures (for doubles), ranging from level 1 to 100. All will then be set to level 50. The team preview will last 90 seconds and the spin time will be 60 seconds to be.
The list of banned Pokemon for Classified Battle Series 1, as shared by Serebii, is as follows:
- Galarian Meowth
- Great tusk
- Brutal Bonnet
- Sandy shocks
- Scream tail
- Fluttering mane
- Gliding wing
- Roaring moon
- Iron steps
- Iron moth
- Iron hands
- Iron Jugulis
- Iron thorns
- Iron bundle
- Iron Brave
- Ting Lu
- Chi Yu
In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, players in the Battle Stadium can borrow someone else’s battle party by entering IDs. Players can also share their own battlegroup with others online. Please note that they require a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership to access the Battle Stadium.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet were released on November 18 and quickly sold more than 10 million pieces cumulatively in the first three days. The staggering number meant the Generation 9 titles are the biggest Pokemon, Switch, Nintendo, and console exclusive launch of all time.
The developers have already released a special Tera Raid Battle event after launch with Eevee. The next one, titled Unrivaled Charizard, will launch in-game soon and players can learn more about it in This article.
Although highly anticipated, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet received a mixed response from fans and critics alike. While new mechanics like Auto Battle and the open world of the titles were praised, the performance and technical issues like FPS drops were severely panned.
In a recent update announcement, Nintendo claimed that it is actively working to fix said issues to provide players with a positive experience.