You can have your monster participate in tournaments and battle against other monsters.
Monster Rancher 2 Tournaments
There are six official tournament grades: E < D < C < B < A < S, but there is also a separate F grade which is an open grade. New monsters can only participate in E and D grade tournaments. Official tournaments are held in March, June, September, and December. If you win in an official tournament, your monster’s grade will increase, and it will be eligible to participate in higher grade tournaments.
Upon winning an official S grade tournament, you will be invited to participate in the “Major 4” tournaments.
||Accessible Tournament Grades
||D – F
||C – F
||B – F
||A – F
||S – F
||All (including Major 4)
Select Battle from the Ranch command menu to join a tournament. The following commands will be displayed for each match.
This will start the match. You will be able to choose whether you want to control your monster directly during Battle.
Check the info on your opponent and their battle style.
Withdraw from the current match and advance to the next match. In an official tournament, forfeiting will end your participation in the tournament.
Forfeit the entire tournament and return to the Ranch. You will not receive any money.
In general, giving instructions and directly controlling your monster during a battle is a better way to bring out their true potential. However, if the opponent is considerably weaker, then there is no problem with just allowing your monster to fight without your instructions.
The techniques you can use in battle depending on the distance between your monster and its opponent. You can use a technique when the opponent is within your monster’s attack range. When there are multiple techniques that can be used from your current position, use the strongest technique available.