❘ Up to date: 2023-03-04T20:05:12
Pokemon Go players are purposefully tanking their ranks in the Go Battle League to earn more rewards, and now it’s easier than ever with a fan-made tutorial on how to tank faster than your opponent.
A recent trend has seen Pokemon Go players getting their Go Battle League rank so they can face lower ranked players and claim an absurd amount of rewards. This trick has caught on so quickly that tankers have a hard time losing battles fast enough.
This is because tankers keep facing other trainers who are also trying to keep their Pokemon Go Battle League ranking – and since players only have to leave the match to count as a loss, battles between tankers look more like western quickdraws.
Pokemon Go Battle League ranked games have turned into a race to the bottom, and a trainer has created a step-by-step guide to show players how to never win another ranked match again.
How to Tank Your Pokemon Go Battle League Rank Fast
The guide to getting your Go Battle League rank was posted to Reddit by user Uunikana. They mentioned the post, “a guide to tanking: how to throw games faster than an opposing tanker (yes, really).”
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Accompanying the title was a photo of a phone showing a coaching match countdown. A hand was displayed on either side of the phone at different heights, and a step-by-step guide explained how players could “lose faster than their opponent.”
“On the countdown, place your thumbs as they are in the picture to the left,” said step one. “Left thumb to the top left corner where the exit button appears and right thumb to the area where the ‘yes’ button appears.”
The guide goes on to explain how to use your thumbs to quickly exit the match before your opponent. It looks like the new “tank meta” is inadvertently solving the problem it was intended to work around.
Players started running in the Pokemon Go Battle League so they could win more matches against less experienced players. But tankers give players plenty of free wins and rewards. “Thanks to tankers, I won 13 matches in a row!” a user commented. Another said: “God bless the tankers, they go around giving performances to casuals like me.”
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