Rating Battle Season 12 is about to begin, giving you a new opportunity to test your battling skills against other Trainers around the world. The Rating Battle leaderboards reset at the beginning of each season, so you’ll start at the same level as everyone else. As you battle, you’ll move up or down the rankings based on your match outcomes. Rating Battle Season 12 begins on September 4, 2018, at 0:00 UTC, so prepare for fierce battles and fun challenges.
Rating Battles are available in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon, but please note that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon battles will be ranked separately from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon battles. Also, Pokémon and moves introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon may not be used in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Rating Battles.
The Special format for this season will be single battles, with no Legendary or Mythical Pokémon allowed (including the Legendary Pokémon that are ordinarily permitted). Ultra Beasts are also not allowed. Items will be permitted except for Mega Stones. Pokémon brought in from previous games via Poké Transporter will be permitted. Expect a wide variety of tactics and challenging matchups in this interesting format!
Remember that to participate, you’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own copy of Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon registered at the Pokémon Global Link.
Visit the Rating Battles page to keep an eye on your record and rankings throughout Rating Battle Season 12. You can also check out which Pokémon are the most popular in each format—as well as their most common moves and more.
Good luck battling in Rating Battle Season 12!
Source: Pokémon Global Link