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The battle-ready symbol (Japanese: バトルレギュレーションマーク battle regulation mark) is a symbol that can appear on a Pokémon's summary screen in Pokémon Sword and Shield. It indicates that a Pokémon which does not have a Galar symbol has had its moves wiped in order to allow it to participate in official competitions.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, an NPC in the Battle Tower allows the player to give the battle-ready symbol to any of their Pokémon that does not already have it or the Galar symbol.
The process of making a Pokémon battle-ready deletes its record of moves that it can remember (excluding TR-taught moves) and replaces its current move set with the most recent level-up moves for that species, ensuring that the Pokémon cannot know any moves it could only learn from a previous generation.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield, beginning with the July 2020 ranking season, only Pokémon that have either the Galar symbol or the battle-ready symbol are eligible to participate in ranked ladder and tournament battles. In previous seasons, Pokémon were required to have the Galar symbol.
The battle-ready symbol appears on the Pokémon's summary screen next to the Pokémon's origin mark (or next to where the origin mark would be, for Pokémon that lack one), and serves a similar purpose.
As of version 1.3.0, the following Pokémon can have the battle-ready symbol that cannot also be obtained with the Galar symbol:
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