How to earn Battle Points (BP) in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Aakrit Sharma
Pokemon Sword and Shield's Pokemon with Battle Points

From breeding items to stat boosters, players can buy a wide range of valuable items with Battle Points in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Check out this guide to earning Battle Points in Pokemon Sword and Shield and never run out of the premium currency.

Pokemon Sword and Shield have a great story that countless Trainers around the world have appreciated. However, the game offers a lot more than the plot because becoming the champion of the Galar region opens up many new challenges for you.

One such challenge is unlocking the Battle Tower which was formerly known as the Rose Tower. Here, you can battle it out with other Pokemon Trainers and earn lucrative rewards such as Battle Points.

From their uses to methods to obtain them, here’s everything you need to know about Battle Points in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield gameplay

How to get Battle Points in Pokemon Sword and Shield

You can earn Battle Points in Pokemon Sword and Shield by winning battles in the Battle Tower. To unlock the tower, you must finish the game first and then complete all the post-game story events.

Thereafter, you get an opportunity to visit the Battle Tower. It is located in Wyndon, and Leon converted it to Battle Tower from its previous purpose as the Rose Tower.

Location of the Battle Tower in Pokemon Sword and Shield's Wyndon

How to earn Battle Points from the Battle Tower in Pokemon Sword and Shield

The Battle Tower in Pokemon Sword and Shield allows players to take part in Single Battle and Double Battle. Both formats have separate rankings and to earn the most amount of BP, players should increase their rank in Single as well as Double Battle.

This chart will reveal the amount of Battle Points that you can earn through the Battle Tower in Pokemon Sword and Shield:

Battle Tower tierRankBP RewardNo. of wins required to reach the rank
Beginner1
2
3

3 BP
3 BP
2
2
2
Pokeball4
5
6
5 BP
5 BP
5 BP
3
3
3
Great Ball7
8
9
10 BP
10 BP
10 BP
4
4
4
Ultra Ball1020 BP6
Master BallMax50 BP10

Hence, if you reach the Master ball rank in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you’ll earn a total of 187 Battle Points. Do note that this amount includes the 2 BP reward that you get from winning every individual battle.

Moreover, the chart contains the BP rewards from one ranking system. As aforementioned, Single Battle and Double Battle formats have separate rankings due to which you can earn the 187 BP twice.

Battle Tower in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Having said that, to reach the Master rank, you must form a great team. Using Eternatus, the biggest Pokemon ever, in the beginning, is a wise decision because it can easily outshine the early competition.

Some of the most popular and meta-dominating teams in the game include:

  • Rillaboom, Cinderace, Inteleon, Gengar, Haxorus, Togekiss
  • Gyarados, Kommo-o, Falinks, Tyranitar, Duraludon, Grimmsnarl
  • Snorlax, Dragapult, Mimikyu, Rotom, Hippowdon, Aegislash

How to use Battle Points in Pokemon Sword and Shield

You can purchase items with Battle Points (BP) from the Battle Tower and the BP Shop located in the south of Hammerlocke.

Some of the best items that you obtain from BP include:

  • Choice Band
  • Bottle Caps
  • Life Orb
  • Protector
  • Weakness Policy
A BP Shop in Pokemon Sword and Shield

All in all, it is evident that Pokemon Sword and Shield can be entertaining even if you complete the main story. A popular post-game challenge is to catch all Shiny Pokemon and this guide on how to get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Sword and Shield might help you.

Image Credits: Game Freak

About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].

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