Example of a pick-and-ban phase in Ranked Matchmaking.
Ranked Matchmaking is one of the forms of competitive combat in Temtem. It makes use of the competitive squads with 8 Temtem and the pick-and-ban phase. It also rewards Pansun and Feathers for each win, depending on ranking. The Ranked Matchmaking queue can be accessed from the overworld menu.
Tamer Matchmaking Rating (TMR)
Ranked Matchmaking makes use of the Tamer Matchmaking Rating (TMR), which is a modified version of the Elo rating system. It is used to match players against each other and to determine their ranking. Players will start with ten placement matches to define their initial TMR. Afterwards, they will match up with other players in the queue based on their current TMR. This number varies depending on wins and losses. For each win, a specific value is added to the TMR of the winner, and subtracted from the TMR of the loser. The value is determined by the TMR of both the winner and loser, most notably the difference between them. A high-ranked player winning against a low-ranked player will earn only a few points, while the low-ranked player only loses a few points. However, a low-ranked player winning against a high-ranked player will earn many points, and similarly the high-ranked player will lose many. The self-correcting nature of this rating system ensures that in the long run, the number properly represents the comparative qualities of players.
- When a season ends TMR will be soft-reset, which means one's TMR will not reduced to 0 or to 1000, which was the starting point, but rather to a middle point between one's TMR at the moment and 1000. The formula to calculate the TMR soft-reset is 
To receive a starting rank players first need to participate in 10 placement matches. Afterwards players will be able to battle others to gain or loose standings. Each rank has sub-ranks and sub-divisions to further clarify one's standings and show how high or low one is within a rank.
Ranked Matchmaking rewards Pansun and Feathers for each victory, with higher TMR values leading to higher yields. At the end of a season players are rewarded with banners, temcard seals, and titles that match the highest rank achieved during the season.
- The first iteration of Ranked Matchmaking rewarded only Pansun for each victory. 
- The Early Access period of the game was treated as a pre-season until the game was released, after which periodic seasons were implemented. 
- With the arrival of Season 1 the new ranked system was refereed to as "Ranked v2", which included seasonal rewards 
- Balance patches are only applied between competitive seasons to ensure a stable competitive scenario during the season.
- Prior to the introduction of Showdown Temtem used in Ranked Matchmaking would autoscale, meaning their levels would be raised to the level cap and their SVs to 50.