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This section details real teams which reached high positions in the Master Ball tier of Ranked Battle in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for these teams' Rental codes, and to learn more about why these teams are effective in the Pokemon metagame.

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About these Teams

All the teams explained here are available as Rental Teams. Even players who are new to competitive play can try out any of these teams for themselves.

These team builds and explanations come from top ranking players in Japan. This information was previously available exclusively on our Japanese site.

The Twitter account or other relevant link for each player is provided, so take a look and be sure to follow to find out more about their battle strategies.

Master Ball Tier Top-Ranked Teams

Best Durant Team for Ranked Battle

Mosgis Durant Team.png
Rental Code 0000 0004 F7L1 3M
Twitter @fin_pkmn
Reputation Reached #1 position in Master Ball Tier

This is the team that made Durant, a minor Pokemon unseen in the metagame, into a superstar. Even ignoring all the trends, it's notable for its highly aggressive attacking style.
Best Durant Team for Ranked Battle

Best Arcanine Team for Ranked Battle

Winday Arcanine Team.png
Rental Code 0000 0003 G23B R0
Twitter @Winday77
YouTube Channel Battle Switch
Reputation Reached #1 position in Master Ball Tier

Born from one player's love of one Pokemon, Arcanine, this team takes advantage of Arcanine's already-high Base Stats, supported by Assault Vest to make it a powerful player both offensively and defensively.

In addition to Arcanine, this team features a host of other surprises, such as a Pressure Corviknight, a Special Attack-using Tyranitar, and a stall-ready Mimikyu, that might change your preconceptions about the competitive scene as a whole.

Best Arcanine Team for Ranked Battle

Best Go-to Team for Ranked Battle from a former World Top 3 Player

Top 3 Player Standard Team.png
Rental Code 0000 0004 0M8P P6
Twitter Top Secret
Reputation Former World Top 3 player

This is the primary set used by a former World Top 3 from a previous game in the series. Despite that daunting promise, it's an easy set to use for beginners, as the order to use Pokemon and which moves should be used are readily apparent. Not only that, but the set is carefully sculpted to be highly effective and dangerous even in the upper echelons of the Master Ball tier.
Best Team for Ranked Battle from a World Top 3 Player

How to Use Rental Teams

1 Release Move 4.jpgSelect "VS" from the Menu screen
2 Rental Team.jpgSelect "Rental Team"
3 Manage team.jpgSelect "Manage teams you're renting"
4 Free Space.jpgSelect "An Open slot for renting"
5 Rental Code.jpgEnter the Rental Code
6 Confirm Rental.jpgConfirm that the party you want to rent is correct
7 Final Step Rent.jpgPress "OK" and you're ready to battle!

You can rent another player's team using the steps above. All of the parties described in this guide are available for battle using the Rental Codes listed with each.

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2 Anonymous3 months

Do you have best doubles team?

1 Anonymous5 months

You forgot to say if these are singles or doubles teams.

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