Outside of the Pokemon element, Pokemon UNITE is a fairly standard MOBA, with many game modes to choose from, including some that are only available for a limited time. However, most players will end up in ranked, whether it be solo queuing to mixed results or assembling a group before going into matchmaking.
Ranked is a place where players may go to defend themselves against others who are learning the basics, and it typically includes more coordinated strategy, higher-level gameplay, and closer matches overall.
UNITE players can take up six distinct competitive ranks, and five of them have multiple classes within the rank to differentiate skill levels throughout the journey. Starting with Beginner: Class Five, players will strive to earn Performance Points and advance to the next rank, and they will match up against even worse opponents.
As you progress through the ranks, there are rewards that increase as you progress. Players may claim their rewards as soon as they attain the required rank for each specific objective. You may check the current seasons rewards by hitting the X Button when sitting in the ranked lobby, then selecting Season Rewards.
Aeos Tickets, an exclusive avatar item, and other items you can use on your avatar profile depending on how high you rank throughout a given Ranked Season. You must claim each seasons rewards before the next season begins.
For a brief period of time, TiMi included unique Ranked Holowear in these rewards, although that option has been phased out as of Season 5 of Ranked.
When a new season starts, you can expect all of the rewards to change, and TiMi Studio and The Pokemon Company are bound to reveal more information about the game when each new season launches.