Are there ranked rewards in Pokémon UNITE?

Is there a point to playing ranked beyond more challenging games?

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Pokémon UNITE has multiple game modes for players to choose from in order to control their experience with the MOBA. For most players, this will end up with getting a squad together and jumping into ranked matchmaking once they learn the basics of the game. 

Ranked is where players can go to challenge themselves against players trying to improve at their game, and typically features more coordinated strategy, higher-level gameplay, and closer matches overall. 

Related: All ranked mode ranks, classes, and requirements for Pokémon UNITE

UNITE players can reach six distinct competitive ranks, and five of them have multiple classes within the rank to differentiate skill levels throughout the climb. Starting with Beginner: Class One, players will work to grind Performance Points to reach the next rank—and match up with even better opponents. 

Like with most games, UNITE has rewards for players who participate and grind ranks in ranked mode. Players will get their rewards at the end of every ranked season, and you can check the current season’s rewards by hitting the X Button when sitting in the ranked lobby, then selecting “Season Rewards.”

Related: All ranked mode rewards for Pokémon UNITE: Season One

Starting with ranked season one, it seems that every player will get special rewards simply for participating in a minimum of 20 ranked matches. After that, rewards will scale based on a player’s highest rank during a season.

You can expect all of the rewards to change when a new season begins, and TiMi Studio and The Pokémon Company are bound to share more details in the game when the next season launches.