Battle Background

Battle Background Customisation

Since Pokémon X & Y introduced the notion of a 3D stadium in which to fight in multiplayer battles, players have been locked in to the specific battle background for multiplayer battles locally and online. However, Pokémon Sword & Shield change this up by allowing you to have multiple different battle backgrounds.

This can be changed at will but only by your League Card or Profile ICon. If you have a League Card with a specific background or the profile icon matching the gym, it will give you a 50% chance of having the battle in the Stadium that corresponds with your League Card/Icon. If both players have the same background/Icon, or a background/Icon of the same category, then it's guaranteed that your battle will have the specific stadium. The lighting will also vary depending on the time of day in the game.

Battle Background Image

List of Battle Backgrounds

Picture Location League Card Required
Photo Standard Any other League Card
Photo Turffield Gym Turffield League Cards/Profile Picture
Photo Hulbury Gym Hulbury League Cards/Profile Picture
Photo Motostoke Gym Motostoke League Cards/Profile Picture
Photo Stow-on-Side Gym Stow-on-Side League Cards/Profile Picture
Photo Ballonlea Gym Ballonlea League Cards/Profile Picture
Photo Circhester Gym Circhester League Cards/Profile Picture
Photo Hammerlocke Gym Hammerlocke League Cards/Profile Picture
Photo Wyndon Gym Wyndon League Cards/Profile Picture
Photo Battle Tower Battle Tower League Cards/Profile Picture