Trainers are in the middle of Season 9 in Pokemon GO’s PVP Battle League, fighting their way up through the ranks. The goal is to reach Legend, the highest rank in the game’s Battle League. It comes with an abundance of awards, but it does take a lot of effort to get there.
Season 9 had all of the usual awards for winning a battle but also announced avatar items for players that reach the Legend rank. These items are themed after Leon, a Pokemon trainer from Pokemon Sword and Shield. There’s a Leon shirt, pants, hat, gloves, and pose.
Here is a brief overview for Pokemon GO trainers wondering how to reach the Legend rank.
|Rank 1||The starting rank for trainers at the dawn of a new PvP season|
|Rank 2||Complete 5 battles|
|Rank 3||Complete 5 additional battles|
|Rank 4||Complete 5 additional battles|
|Rank 5||Complete 5 additional battles|
|Rank 6||Complete 5 additional battles|
|Rank 7||Win 1 battle|
|Rank 8||Win 1 more battle|
|Rank 9||Win 1 more battle|
|Rank 10||Win 1 more battle|
|Rank 11||Complete 5 additional battles|
|Rank 12||Win 5 more battles|
|Rank 13||Win 6 more battles|
|Rank 14||Win 7 more battles|
|Rank 15||Win 8 more battles|
|Rank 16||Complete 5 additional battles|
|Rank 17||Win 10 more battles|
|Rank 18||Win 15 more battles|
|Rank 19||Win 20 more battles|
|Rank 20||Complete 5 additional battles|
|Ace||Reach a rating of 2000 or higher|
|Veteran||Reach a rating of 2500 or more|
|Expert||Reach a rating of 2750 or more|
|Legend||Reach a rating of 3000 or more|
While the journey is straightforward, it’s still a difficult one. It’s not just about winning battles once trainers get to the last four levels. It’s also about reaching a high rating.
The first thing to do is to master the basics of Pokemon GO. This includes knowing Pokemon types, their strengths, and weaknesses. Trainers should also know all of the moves a Pokemon has and how much damage they do so trainers can know if an opposing Pokemon will be doing super-effective damage to their own Pokemon.
Learn to count fast moves. How many does it take to get to a charge move? This will help trainers make informed decisions based on a Pokemon’s energy.
Build for the Pokemon in front of you. Different Pokemon are typically run at different ranks, so trainers will see different Pokemon than others. That means it’s not as easy as copying a top players’ team. Instead, make adjustments based on the Pokemon present in your rank. From there, trainers can come up with a plan that revolves around their team, learning from mistakes and losses.