When loading into Versus or Tournament matches, you may occasionally notice you or the other player has an "Advantage" indicator next to a golden Poké Ball.
"Advantage" signifies which player (if applicable) has a higher matchmaking "rating." It does not indicate anything about what type of deck type or cards the players are using. The same "rating" is used whether you are playing Versus or Tournament matches. There are only two different ratings for a player: one rating for Theme Deck matches and one combined rating for Constructed Deck matches (such as Standard, Expanded, Legacy, etc.).
You cannot see your ratings. They are determined behind the scenes to help pair players with others of a similar experience level. For example, if you play a lot of Theme matches (and potentially have a high rating there), but switch to playing Expanded, then your risk of being matched with exceptionally more experienced players is dramatically reduced. With that being said, you will still occasionally encounter players (or be the player) with a higher rating (again, prompting the Advantage indicator).
Should you face an opponent who displays Advantage on the loading screen in Versus play and defeat them, you will receive 15 Versus Points, rather than the standard 10.
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