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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Rental Teams: How They Work & Best Team IDs

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet let you borrow Rental Teams from other players and use them in the online PVP mode Battle Stadium. Here’s how it all works.

If you’re looking to get into the competitive Pokemon PVP market or just want to see what a decent team composition looks like, then Rental Teams are for you.

This returning feature allows you to borrow other players’ Pokemon and use them in online battles. You can also offer your own teams up as well if you’re so inclined.

What Are Rental Teams in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Rental Teams are Pokemon teams that you borrow from other players for free to use in the online PVP mode, Battle Stadium in Scarlet and Violet.

You then use that Rental Team in the Battle Stadium mode to challenge other players. Additionally, you can also submit your own Pokemon team to be used by any other player at any time.

Of course, you can still continue to play Scarlet and Violet while other players use your team, as the feature only works in the Battle Stadium mode.

the Battle Stadium menu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

It’ll help to know how to play online in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in order to access the Battle Stadium mode. You’ll also need Nintendo Switch Online to use the Rental Team feature.

How Many Rental Teams Can You Have in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

You can have up to a maximum of five Rental Teams in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. These can be returned and replaced with other teams at any time.

Your five Rental Team slots are in addition to the five Battle Team slots you already have, bringing your total number of teams up to 10.

How to Get Rental Teams in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To get a Rental Team, you must first open up the Poke Portal and head into the Battle Stadium menu. From there, select Rental Teams and then Borrow Battle Teams.

Finally, just enter the Team ID of the Rental Team you wish to borrow, and it will be added to your roster of Battle Teams.

Here are the full instructions on how you get a Rental Team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:

  • Press X to bring up the Main Menu.
  • Select Poke Portal.
  • Next, choose Battle Stadium from the list of options.
    • You’ll need to make sure you’re online to do this. To go online, press L.
  • In the Battle Stadium menu, select Rental Teams.
the Poke Portal menu in Scarlet & Violet with the Battle Stadium option circled next to the Battle Stadium menu with Rental Teams option circled
  • Choose Borrow Battle Teams.
  • Select any of the Rental slots.
the option to rent a team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet circled next to the a circled rental box
  • Enter the Team ID of the Rental Team you want.
  • You’ll be shown the Rental Team you’re about to get.
  • Press A to continue and then Yes when asked if you want to borrow the team.
  • It will be added to your roster of Battle Teams.
the Team ID screen in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To remove a Rental Team from your roster – either to make space for a new one or because you don’t want it anymore – select it (press A) and choose Return.

How to Share Your Battle Team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To share your own Pokemon team with other players in Scarlet and Violet, you’ll need to first register a Battle Team inside your Boxes.

After that, head to the Battle Stadium and select Rental Teams. From there, choose Share your Battle Teams and select any of your registered teams.

Here are the full instructions on how you share your Battle Team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:

  • Press X to open the Main Menu.
    • If you haven’t registered a Battle Team yet, then follow these instructions:
      • Go to Boxes.
      • Press X twice to switch to Battle Teams.
      • Select the Pokemon you wish to put into your Battle Team and choose Register to Team.
      • Drag and drop them into the Battle Team on the left.
the Boxes menu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet with a Battle Team being made
  • Select Poke Portal.
  • Next, choose Battle Stadium from the list of options.
    • You’ll need to make sure you’re online to do this. To go online, press L.
  • In the Battle Stadium menu, select Rental Teams.
the Poke Portal menu in Scarlet & Violet with the Battle Stadium option circled next to the Battle Stadium menu with Rental Teams option circled
  • Choose Share Your Battle Teams
  • Select any of the Shared boxes.
  • Then select the team you wish to add to that box and choose Share.
  • Your team will then be shared and available for anyone to use in the Battle Stadium mode.
the option to share your battle team circled on the left and a shared box on the right

To unshare a team from the Battle Stadium mode, simply select it (press A) and choose the Stop Sharing option from the drop-down menu.

Best Rental Team IDs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

There are a number of great Team IDs you can use to get the best Rental Battle Teams in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and give yourself the edge in competitive PVP battles.

Here are some of the best Team IDs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet that you can use right now:

Best Single Battle Rental Teams in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Best Offensive Rental Team

Team ID: LS7QN7

  1. Hippowdon
    • Held Item: Sitrus Berry
    • Ability: Sand Stream
    • Tera-Type: Grass
    • Attacks:
      • Earthquake (Ground)
      • Yawn (Normal)
      • Whirlwind (Normal)
      • Stealth Rock (Rock)
  2. Mimikyu
    • Held Item: Life Orb
    • Ability: Disguise
    • Tera-Type: Ghost
    • Attacks:
      • Shadow Sneak (Ghost)
      • Play Rough (Fairy)
      • Shadow Claw (Ghost)
      • Swords Dance (Normal)
  3. Gholdengo
    • Held Item: Covert Cloak
    • Ability: Good as Gold
    • Tera-Type: Ghost
    • Attacks:
      • Make It Rain (Steel)
      • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
      • Nasty Plot (Dark)
      • Recover (Normal)
  4. Dragapult
    • Held Item: Choice Band
    • Ability: Infiltrator
    • Tera-Type: Dragon
    • Attacks:
      • Dragon Darts (Dragon)
      • Phantom Force (Ghost)
      • U-turn (Bug)
      • Sucker Punch (Dark)
  5. Rotom
    • Held Item: Choice Scarf
    • Ability: Levitate
    • Tera-Type: Electric
    • Attacks:
      • Volt Switch (Electric)
      • Hydro Pump (Water)
      • Will-O-Wisp (Fire)
      • Trick (Psychic)
  6. Meowscarada
    • Held Item: Focus Sash
    • Ability: Overgrow
    • Tera-Type: Grass
    • Attacks:
      • Flower Trick (Grass)
      • Knock Off (Dark)
      • U-Turn (Bug)
      • Sucker Punch (Dark)
The Team ID and team layout for the best offensive rental team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Best Defensive Rental Team

Team ID: CL6W9Y

  1. Grimmsnarl
    • Held Item: Light Clay
    • Ability: Prankster
    • Tera-Type: Dark
    • Attacks:
      • Foul Play (Dark)
      • Reflect (Psychic)
      • Light Screen (Psychic)
      • Taunt (Dark)
  2. Volcarona
    • Held Item: Heavy-Duty Boots
    • Ability: Flame Body
    • Tera-Type: Grass
    • Attacks:
      • Fiery Dance (Fire)
      • Psychic (Psychic)
      • Giga Drain (Grass)
      • Quiver Dance (Bug)
  3. Gholdengo
    • Held Item: Covert Cloak
    • Ability: Good as Gold
    • Tera-Type: Ghost
    • Attacks:
      • Make It Rain (Steel)
      • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
      • Nasty Plot (Dark)
      • Recover (Normal)
  4. Dragonite
    • Held Item: Life Orb
    • Ability: Multiscale
    • Tera-Type: Normal
    • Attacks:
      • Dragon Claw (Dragon)
      • Earthquake (Ground)
      • Extreme Speed (Normal)
      • Dragon Dance (Dragon)
  5. Cloyster
    • Held Item: Lum Berry
    • Ability: Skill Link
    • Tera-Type: Ice
    • Attacks:
      • Icicle Spear (Ice)
      • Ice Shard (Ice)
      • Drill Run (Ground)
      • Shell Smash (Normal)
  6. Rotom
    • Held Item: Leftovers
    • Ability: Levitate
    • Tera-Type: Fairy
    • Attacks:
      • Volt Switch (Electric)
      • Hydro Pump (Water)
      • Tera Blast (Normal)
      • Nasty Plot (Dark)
The Team ID and team layout for the best defensive rental team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Best Balanced Rental Team

Team ID: 86NJD5

  1. Skeledirge
    • Held Item: Leftovers
    • Ability: Unaware
    • Tera-Type: Water
    • Attacks:
      • Torch Song (Fire)
      • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
      • Will-O-Wisp (Fire)
      • Slack Off (Normal)
  2. Hydreigon
    • Held Item: Petaya Berry
    • Ability: Levitate
    • Tera-Type: Steel
    • Attacks:
      • Nasty Plot (Dark)
      • Dark Pulse (Dark)
      • Substitute (Normal)
      • Flash Cannon (Steel)
  3. Azumarill
    • Held Item: Assault Vest
    • Ability: Huge Power
    • Tera-Type: Water
    • Attacks:
      • Play Rough (Fairy)
      • Liquidation (Water)
      • Superpower (Fighting)
      • Aqua Jet (Water)
  4. Hippowdon
    • Held Item: Figy Berry
    • Ability: Sand Stream
    • Tera-Type: Ground
    • Attacks:
      • Earthquake (Ground)
      • Yawn (Normal)
      • Roar (Normal)
      • Stealth Rock (Rock)
  5. Scizor
    • Held Item: Choice Band
    • Ability: Technician
    • Tera-Type: Steel
    • Attacks:
      • U-turn (Bug)
      • Bullet Punch (Steel)
      • Close Combat (Fighting)
      • Thief (Dark)
  6. Annihilape
    • Held Item: Sitrus Berry
    • Ability: Vital Spirit
    • Tera-Type: Normal
    • Attacks:
      • Rage Fist (Ghost)
      • Drain Punch (Fighting)
      • Taunt (Dark)
      • Bulk Up (Fighting)
The Team ID and team layout for the best balanced rental team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Best Double Battle Rental Teams in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Best Offensive Rental Team

Team ID: GCU0R8

  1. Annihilape
    • Held Item: Life Orb
    • Ability: Defiant
    • Tera-Type: Dark
    • Attacks:
      • Rage Fist (Ghost)
      • Close Combat (Fighting)
      • Rock Slide (Rock)
      • Protect (Normal)
  2. Meowscarada
    • Held Item: Clear Amulet
    • Ability: Protean
    • Tera-Type: Grass
    • Attacks:
      • Flower Trick (Grass)
      • Knock Off (Dark)
      • U-Turn (Bug)
      • Protect (Normal)
  3. Sylveon
    • Held Item: Throat Spray
    • Ability: Pixilate
    • Tera-Type: Fairy
    • Attacks:
      • Quick Attack (Normal)
      • Hyper Voice (Normal)
      • Yawn (Normal)
      • Protect (Normal)
  4. Talonflame
    • Held Item: Covert Cloak
    • Ability: Gale Wings
    • Tera-Type: Water
    • Attacks:
      • Will-O-Wisp (Fire)
      • Flare Blitz (Fire)
      • Tailwind (Flying)
      • Protect (Normal)
  5. Rotom
    • Held Item: Aguav Bery
    • Ability: Levitate
    • Tera-Type: Electric
    • Attacks:
      • Volt Switch (Electric)
      • Hydro Pump (Water)
      • Protect (Normal)
      • Nasty Plot (Dark)
  6. Grimmsnarl
    • Held Item: Lagging Tail
    • Ability: Prankster
    • Tera-Type: Dark
    • Attacks:
      • Trick (Psychic)
      • Reflect (Psychic)
      • Light Screen (Psychic)
      • Spirit Break (Fairy)
The Team ID and team layout for the best offensive double team rental team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Best Balanced Rental Team:

Team ID: CQ9G96

  1. Gholdengo
    • Held Item: Shuca Berry
    • Ability: Good as Gold
    • Tera-Type: Steel
    • Attacks:
      • Make It Rain (Steel)
      • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
      • Nasty Plot (Dark)
      • Protect (Normal)
  2. Garchomp
    • Held Item: Clear Amulet
    • Ability: Rough Skin
    • Tera-Type: Ground
    • Attacks:
      • Dragon Claw (Dragon)
      • Earthquake (Ground)
      • Iron Head (Steel)
      • Protect (Normal)
  3. Armarouge
    • Held Item: Safety Goggles
    • Ability: Flash Fire
    • Tera-Type: Grass
    • Attacks:
      • Armor Cannon (Fire)
      • Expanding Force (Psychic)
      • Trick Room (Psychic)
      • Protect (Normal)
  4. Murkrow
    • Held Item: Eviolite
    • Ability: Prankster
    • Tera-Type: Dark
    • Attacks:
      • Foul Play (Dark)
      • Taunt (Dark)
      • Tailwind (Flying)
      • Haze (Ice)
  5. Hydreigon
    • Held Item: Life Orb
    • Ability: Levitate
    • Tera-Type: Poison
    • Attacks:
      • Draco Meteor (Dragon)
      • Dark Pulse (Dark)
      • Nasty Plot (Dark)
      • Protect (Normal)
  6. Indeedee
    • Held Item: Psychic Seed
    • Ability: Psychic Surge
    • Tera-Type: Fairy
    • Attacks:
      • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
      • Follow Me (Normal)
      • Helping Hand (Normal)
      • Protect (Normal)
The Team ID and team layout for the best balanced double team rental team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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