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This article is about the Gym Badges. For the element in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, see Pokémon League (TCG). For Badges from Nintendo Badge Arcade, see Nintendo Badge Arcade.

Ash Ketchum examines the Coral Eye Badge he won from Cissy

A Badge (Japanese: バッジ Badge) is an item which denotes a Pokémon Trainer as having defeated a Gym Leader.

Trainers need to collect a certain number of Gym Badges in order to qualify for a region's Pokémon League. Young Trainers usually begin their initial Pokémon journey by traveling from city to city in order to collect them. Badges are small enough to fit easily between one's thumb and index finger and can be pinned to a shirt or kept in a Badge case.

Contents

Development

Early artwork

A selection of familiar and unfamiliar Badges can be seen in early character artwork by Ken Sugimori. It appears that the original concept of Badges was more similar to an embroidered patch than the pinned badge they are portrayed as in the anime and subsequent game entries. While some of these patches do resemble Badges seen in the final game like the Cascade Badge, the Volcano Badge or even the Rainbow Badge, others don't appear to be based on anything, and may have only been made for the sake of aesthetics, much like real-life embroidered patches, such as Red's "Leaf Badge" or Silver's "Artsy Badge".

Other instances of embroidered "Badges" can be seen in the cover art for the Games That Stand Out Collection magazine, with the male Trainer's rock or diamond badge and the female Trainer's teardrop badge, which shares a resemblance to the Cascade Badge. However, given the nature of this illustration (the designs were made specifically for this cover and weren't intended to be used in the franchise[1]), it is likely that these designs were chosen randomly. The latter Badge's resemblance to the Cascade Badge was most likely a coincidence, given it is a stylized drop of water.

Effects

Stat boost

In Generations I-III, some Badges boost a certain stat or stats of the player's Pokémon. This boost is applied only in internal battles, not link battles. In Generations I and II, the stat or stats are increased by 12.5%; in Generation III, the stat or stats are increased by 10%. This boost does not exist from Generation IV onward.

In Generation I, this boost is reapplied whenever the player's Pokémon's stats are raised or lowered, allowing boosts to be stacked (this stacking effect is lost if the Pokémon levels up). In Generation II, if the attack is a critical hit and the attacker's used offensive stat stage is less than or equal to the opponent's defensive stat stage, all Badge boosts are ignored.

Badges by stat boosted
Stat Indigo League Johto League Hoenn League
Attack Boulder Badge Zephyr Badge Stone Badge
Defense Thunder BadgeRBY
Soul BadgeFRLG
Mineral Badge Balance Badge
Special Attack and
Special Defense*
Volcano Badge Glacier Badge Mind Badge
Speed Soul BadgeRBY
Thunder BadgeFRLG
Plain Badge Dynamo Badge

Note that in Generation I the game states that the Thunder Badge raises Speed and the Soul Badge raises Defense, but these are not the actual effects caused.

Type boost

In Generation II, every Badge boosts the power of the moves of a certain type by 12.5% (1/8), despite never being referenced in the games. The type strengthened matches the type theme of the Gym (for example, Zephyr Badge boosts the Flying-type). These boosts work similarly to the way same-type attack bonus (STAB) boosts work, and are, in fact, calculated in-between weather modifiers and STAB.

Just like stat boosts, type boosts are not applied in link battles.

Obedience

Main article: Obedience

Badges affect a Pokémon's behavior. Outsider Pokémon over a certain level will refuse to obey the player without the appropriate Badge. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum only, obedience is determined by the number of Badges, not which specific Badges the player has.

In the anime episode The Problem with Paras, Lacy mentioned this when Ash's Charmeleon refused to obey him.

Badges by obedience level
Level Indigo League Johto League Hoenn League Sinnoh League Unova League Kalos League
Up to Lv. 20 Boulder BadgePE Zephyr BadgeHGSS Stone BadgeORAS Trio BadgeBW
Basic BadgeB2W2
Up to Lv. 30 Cascade Badge Hive Badge Knuckle Badge 2 Badges Basic BadgeBW
Toxic BadgeB2W2
Bug Badge
Up to Lv. 40 Thunder BadgePE Dynamo BadgeORAS Insect Badge Cliff Badge
Up to Lv. 50 Rainbow Badge Fog Badge Heat Badge 4 Badges Bolt Badge Rumble Badge
Up to Lv. 60 Soul BadgePE Balance BadgeORAS Quake Badge Plant Badge
Up to Lv. 70 Marsh Badge Storm BadgeGSC
Mineral BadgeHGSS
Feather Badge 6 Badges Jet Badge Voltage Badge
Up to Lv. 80 Volcano BadgePE Mind BadgeORAS Freeze BadgeBW
Legend BadgeB2W2
Fairy Badge
Up to Lv. 90 Psychic Badge
All Pokémon Earth Badge Rising Badge Rain Badge 8 Badges Legend BadgeBW
Wave BadgeB2W2
Iceberg Badge

HM moves

Main article: HM

While Trainers can teach their Pokémon HM moves and use them in battle, Trainers require the appropriate Badge to use them in the overworld in Generations I through IV as well as Generation VI. In Generation V only, Badges are not needed to use HM moves in the overworld.

Poké Mart stock

From Generation IV onwards, the number of Badges a Trainer possesses affects which items Poké Marts sell. The more Badges, the more items that become available for purchase, with more expensive items generally appearing after more Badges are obtained.

Generation IV
Poké Ball Poké Ball
HGSS: After catching tutorial on Route 29
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700
Generation V
Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1200
Max Potion Max Potion7 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2500
Full Restore Full Restore8 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3000
Revive Revive3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1500
Antidote Antidote1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Parlyz Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700
Generation VI
Poké Ball Poké Ball
ORAS: after obtaining Pokédex
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Max Potion Max Potion4 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Revive Revive2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Antidote Antidote
XY: 1 Badge, ORAS: after obtaining Pokédex
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700

Pokémon League

In the games, in order to enter the Pokémon League and challenge the Elite Four and Champion, the player must have all eight Badges from that region (or in the case of the Indigo Plateau, either Kanto or Johto). In Unova, Kalos, and Generation I/III Kanto, Badges are checked individually through a series of Badge Check Gates; in Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Generation II/IV Kanto, Badges are checked all at once.

List of Badges

Indigo League

In Generation IV, these badges do not affect stats.

Indigo League
Badges: 8 Region: Kanto
Boulder Badge.png
Boulder Badge
グレーバッジ
Gray Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Lola, Flint, and Forrest
HM
FlashRBYFRLG
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Attack
Basis
It is a simple gray octagon.
Notes
None

Cascade Badge.png
Cascade Badge
ブルーバッジ
Blue Badge

Cerulean City
Giver
Misty
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Lily, Daisy, and Violet
HM
CutRBYFRLG
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is in the shape of a light blue raindrop.
Notes
None

Thunder Badge.png
Thunder Badge
オレンジバッジ
Orange Badge

Vermilion City
Giver
Lt. Surge
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
FlyRBYFRLG
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
DefenseRBY, SpeedFRLG
Basis
It is in the shape of an eight-pointed gold star with an orange octagon in the center.
Notes
None

Rainbow Badge.png
Rainbow Badge
レインボーバッジ
Rainbow Badge

Celadon City
Giver
Erika
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
StrengthRBYFRLG
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a flower, showing grass, with rainbow colored petals.
Notes
None

Soul Badge.png
Soul Badge
ピンクバッジ
Pink Badge

Fuchsia City
Giver
Koga
Others in the games
JanineGSCHGSS
Others in the anime
None
HM
SurfRBYFRLG
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
SpeedRBY, DefenseFRLG
Basis
It is in the shape of a fuchsia heart.
Notes
None

Marsh Badge.png
Marsh Badge
ゴールドバッジ
Gold Badge

Saffron City
Giver
Sabrina
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Rock SmashFRLG
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is two concentric golden circles.
Notes
None

Volcano Badge.png
Volcano Badge
クリムゾンバッジ
Crimson Badge

Seafoam Islands
Giver
Blaine
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
WaterfallFRLG
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Special Attack & Special Defense*
Basis
It is red and shaped like a flame with a small pink diamond in the center.
Notes
None

Earth Badge.png
Earth Badge
グリーンバッジ
Green Badge

Viridian City
Giver
Giovanni
Others in the games
BlueGSCHGSS
Others in the anime
Jessie, James, Meowth, and Agatha
HM
Rock ClimbHGSS
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a plant, possibly a Sakaki tree, which is identical to the Japanese name of the Gym Leader.
Notes
None


Johto League

In Generation IV, these Badges do not affect stats.

Johto League
Badges: 8 Region: Johto
Zephyr Badge.png
Zephyr Badge
ウイングバッジ
Wing Badge

Violet City
Giver
Falkner
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
FlashGSC, Rock SmashHGSS
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 20HGSS
Increased stat(s)
Attack
Basis
It is shaped like a pair of wings.
Notes
The Badge is named after the Greek god of the west wind.

Hive Badge.png
Hive Badge
インセクトバッジ
Insect Badge

Azalea Town
Giver
Bugsy
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Cut
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It looks like a ladybug's back if viewed from above.
Notes
None

Plain Badge.png
Plain Badge
レギュラーバッジ
Regular Badge

Goldenrod City
Giver
Whitney
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Strength
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Speed
Basis
It is a plain diamond.
Notes
This Badge is not obtainable until after the player talks to Whitney a second time.

Fog Badge.png
Fog Badge
ファントムバッジ
Phantom Badge

Ecruteak City
Giver
Morty
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Surf
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a wispy ghost.
Notes
None

Storm Badge.png
Storm Badge
ショックバッジ
Shock Badge

Cianwood City
Giver
Chuck
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Fly
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70GSC
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a fist.
Notes
None

Mineral Badge.png
Mineral Badge
スチールバッジ
Steel Badge

Olivine City
Giver
Jasmine
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Jasmine's colleague
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70HGSS
Increased stat(s)
Defense
Basis
It is a steel-colored octagon.
Notes
None

Glacier Badge.png
Glacier Badge
アイスバッジ
Ice Badge

Mahogany Town
Giver
Pryce
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Whirlpool
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Special Attack & Special Defense
Basis
It is a hexagon with a snowflake design.
Notes
This Badge is not obtainable until the player has cleared out Team Rocket HQ.

Rising Badge.png
Rising Badge
ライジングバッジ
Rising Badge

Blackthorn City
Giver
Clair
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Waterfall
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a dragon's face.
Notes
This Badge is not obtainable until the player has explored the Dragon's Den.

Hoenn League

In Generation VI, these Badges do not affect stats.

Hoenn League
Badges: 8 Region: Hoenn
Stone Badge.png
Stone Badge
ストーンバッジ
Stone Badge

Rustboro City
Giver
Roxanne
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Cut
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 20ORAS
Increased stat(s)
Attack
Basis
It is shaped like a rectangle with two of its corners more emphasized than the others.
Notes
None

Knuckle Badge.png
Knuckle Badge
ナックルバッジ
Knuckle Badge

Dewford Town
Giver
Brawly
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
FlashRSE
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a boxing glove.
Notes
None

Dynamo Badge.png
Dynamo Badge
ダイナモバッジ
Dynamo Badge

Mauville City
Giver
Wattson
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Rock Smash
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 40ORAS
Increased stat(s)
Speed
Basis
It is shaped like a coiled wire.
Notes
None

Heat Badge.png
Heat Badge
ヒートバッジ
Heat Badge

Lavaridge Town
Giver
Flannery
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Mr. Moore
HM
Strength
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a wisp of fire.
Notes
None

Balance Badge.png
Balance Badge
バランスバッジ
Balance Badge

Petalburg City
Giver
Norman
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Surf
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 60ORAS
Increased stat(s)
Defense
Basis
It is shaped like two circles, counterbalancing each other or a barbell.
Notes
None

Feather Badge.png
Feather Badge
フェザーバッジ
Feather Badge

Fortree City
Giver
Winona
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Fly
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like feathers on a bird's wing.
Notes
None

Mind Badge.png
Mind Badge
マインドバッジ
Mind Badge

Mossdeep City
Giver
Tate and Liza
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Dive
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 80ORAS
Increased stat(s)
Special Attack & Special Defense
Basis
It is shaped like a heart, with two sides closing in, possibly in reference to how Tate and Liza are twins.
Notes
None

Rain Badge.png
Rain Badge
レインバッジ
Rain Badge

Sootopolis City
Giver
Wallace
Others in the games
JuanE
Others in the anime
Juan
HM
Waterfall
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like three raindrops arranged in a triangle.
Notes
None


Sinnoh League

When Badges are touched in the games, they play a single note, and will make a musical C major scale when all eight Badges are collected. When a player rubs the stylus across them numerous times to polish them (as they gradually tarnish), they will begin to shine. This process can be continued until four sparkles are visible. The musical notes are also the most clearly defined and accurately tuned when there are four sparkles.

Unlike other generations, it is the number of Badges that determines which outsider Pokémon obey the Trainer, rather than the Badges themselves (this distinction is important owing to the fact that the order of obtaining the Cobble, Fen, and Relic Badges can differ). For every second Badge the maximum level of obeying Pokémon increases (0 Badges—level 10; 2 Badges—level 30; 4 Badges—level 50; 6 Badges—level 70; 8 Badges—level 100). The number of Badges collected also affects the items that the player can purchase in Poké Marts.

Sinnoh League
Badges: 8 Region: Sinnoh
Coal Badge.png
Coal Badge
コールバッジ
Coal Badge

Oreburgh City
Giver
Roark
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Rock Smash
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a boulder and a Poké Ball combined. It also resembles Roark's hard hat, or possibly a treasure chest.
Notes
None

Forest Badge.png
Forest Badge
フォレストバッジ
Forest Badge

Eterna City
Giver
Gardenia
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Cut
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like three trees of a forest, with the trunks whited out.
Notes
None

Cobble Badge.png
Cobble Badge
コボルバッジ
Cobble Badge

Veilstone City
Giver
Maylene
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Fly
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is reminiscent of bricks or a tatami mat.
Notes
This is the third Badge in Diamond and Pearl, but the fourth in Platinum.

Fen Badge.png
Fen Badge
フェンバッジ
Fen Badge

Pastoria City
Giver
Crasher Wake
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
DefogDP, SurfPt
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a lake with gray reeds around it or a wave seen from the front, a reference to the type of wetland called a fen. It also resembles Crasher Wake's Mask.
Notes
This is the fourth Badge in Diamond and Pearl, but the fifth in Platinum.

Relic Badge.png
Relic Badge
レリックバッジ
Relic Badge

Hearthome City
Giver
Fantina
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
SurfDP, DefogPt
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is similar in appearance to a Will-o'-the-wisp or a ghostly aura. It also resembles Fantina's hair.
Notes
This is the fifth Badge in Diamond and Pearl, but the third in Platinum.

Mine Badge.png
Mine Badge
マインバッジ
Mine Badge

Canalave City
Giver
Byron
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Strength
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like three stones and three pickaxes combined.
Notes
None

Icicle Badge.png
Icicle Badge
グレイシャバッジ
Glacier Badge

Snowpoint City
Giver
Candice
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Rock Climb
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like an iceberg or two icy mountains.
Notes
None

Beacon Badge.png
Beacon Badge
ビーコンバッジ
Beacon Badge

Sunyshore City
Giver
Volkner
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Waterfall
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a lighthouse.
Notes
None


Unova League

Unlike previous Badges, the level at which traded Pokémon will obey the player goes up by ten per Badge, rather than the previous system of rising twenty levels after every even-numbered Badge. They can be polished like Sinnoh's Badges, although they do not make different notes when polished at the same level. Instead, the picture of the Gym Leader from whom the Badge was earned gets grayer.

In Black 2 and White 2 the Badges no longer dull over a period of time, and Sinnoh's notes were reintegrated into the Badge screen.

Although Badges are not required to use any of the HMs outside of battle, some HMs cannot be obtained until after obtaining certain Badges. However, as they are not required, traded Pokémon that have learned an HM move in another game can still use the HM move before acquiring any Badges.

Black and White

Unova League
Badges: 8 Region: Unova
Trio Badge.png
Trio Badge
トライバッジ
Tri Badge

Striaton City
Giver
Cilan
Others in the games
Chili and Cress
Others in the anime
Chili and Cress
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 20
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a bow tie, similar to those worn by the Striaton Gym Leaders. It may also bear a resemblance to an opened pea pod, which contains two large peas; one green and one blue, with a smaller red pea at the center.
Notes
The Gym Leader faced depends on the starter Pokémon the player chose.

Basic Badge.png
Basic Badge
ベーシックバッジ
Basic Badge

Nacrene City
Giver
Lenora
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a purple spine of a book, similar to those found in libraries.
Notes
None

Insect Badge.png
Insect Badge
ビートルバッジ
Beetle Badge

Castelia City
Giver
Burgh
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 40
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a green heart divided into three parts or the wings and body of an insect.
Notes
None

Bolt Badge.png
Bolt Badge
ボルトバッジ
Bolt Badge

Nimbasa City
Giver
Elesa
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a lightning bolt or a Pikachu or Emolga tail, with an orange crown sticking out of the tip.
Notes
None

Quake Badge.png
Quake Badge
クェイクバッジ
Quake Badge

Driftveil City
Giver
Clay
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 60
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a vertical piece of earth, the top half of which has cracked and slid out of place, resembling the result of an earthquake, or as two tectonic plates interacting.
Notes
None

Jet Badge.png
Jet Badge
ジェットバッジ
Jet Badge

Mistralton City
Giver
Skyla
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Miles
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a stylized feather, with a soaring bird at the bottom.
Notes
None

Freeze Badge.png
Freeze Badge
アイシクルバッジ
Icicle Badge

Icirrus City
Giver
Brycen
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 80
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like three white icicles.
Notes
None

Legend Badge.png
Legend Badge
レジェンドバッジ
Legend Badge

Opelucid City
Giver
Drayden
Others in the games
IrisW
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a dragon's head with the snout pointing downwards, a medieval mace, or a dragon's wing when stretched out.
Notes
None

Black 2 and White 2

Unova League
Badges: 8 Region: Unova
Basic Badge.png
Basic Badge
ベーシックバッジ
Basic Badge

Aspertia City
Giver
Cheren
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 20
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a purple spine of a book, similar to those found in libraries.
Notes
None

Toxic Badge.png
Toxic Badge
トキシックバッジ
Toxic Badge

Virbank City
Giver
Roxie
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a smoke signal with four small purple circles lining up to a poison mark.
Notes
None

Insect Badge.png
Insect Badge
ビートルバッジ
Beetle Badge

Castelia City
Giver
Burgh
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 40
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a green heart divided into three parts or the wings and body of an insect.
Notes
None

Bolt Badge.png
Bolt Badge
ボルトバッジ
Bolt Badge

Nimbasa City
Giver
Elesa
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a lightning bolt or a Pikachu or Emolga tail, with an orange crown sticking out of the tip.
Notes
None

Quake Badge.png
Quake Badge
クェイクバッジ
Quake Badge

Driftveil City
Giver
Clay
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 60
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a vertical piece of earth, the top half of which has cracked and slid out of place, resembling the result of an earthquake.
Notes
None

Jet Badge.png
Jet Badge
ジェットバッジ
Jet Badge

Mistralton City
Giver
Skyla
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Miles
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a stylized feather, with a soaring bird at the bottom.
Notes
None

Legend Badge.png
Legend Badge
レジェンドバッジ
Legend Badge

Opelucid City
Giver
Drayden
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 80
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a dragon's head with the snout pointing downwards, a medieval mace, or a dragon's wing when stretched out.
Notes
None

Wave Badge.png
Wave Badge
ウェーブバッジ
Wave Badge

Humilau City
Giver
Marlon
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a raindrop with waves in it.
Notes
None

Kalos League

Kalos League
Badges: 8 Region: Kalos
Bug Badge.png
Bug Badge
バグバッジ
Bug Badge

Santalune City
Giver
Viola
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Cut
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a beetle.
Notes
None

Cliff Badge.png
Cliff Badge
ウォールバッジ
Wall Badge

Cyllage City
Giver
Grant
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Strength
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 40
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a cliff or a rock climbing wall.
Notes
None

Rumble Badge.png
Rumble Badge
ファイトバッジ
Fight Badge

Shalour City
Giver
Korrina
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Surf
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like two fists clashing against each other.
Notes
None

Plant Badge.png
Plant Badge
プラントバッジ
Plant Badge

Coumarine City
Giver
Ramos
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Fly
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 60
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a leaf, with the veins forming the shape of a plant.
Notes
None

Voltage Badge.png
Voltage Badge
ボルテージバッジ
Voltage Badge

Lumiose City
Giver
Clemont
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Clembot
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a shield with bolts shooting out of it.
Notes
None

Fairy Badge.png
Fairy Badge
フェアリーバッジ
Fairy Badge

Laverre City
Giver
Valerie
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 80
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like wings.
Notes
None

Psychic Badge.png
Psychic Badge
サイキックバッジ
Psychic Badge

Anistar City
Giver
Olympia
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 90
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a crystal ball emanating smoke.
Notes
None

Iceberg Badge.png
Iceberg Badge
アイスバーグバッジ
Iceberg Badge

Snowbelle City
Giver
Wulfric
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Waterfall
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a snowflake with an iceberg in the center.
Notes
None

Orange League

These sets of Badges only appear in the anime. Trainers must receive these Badges from the Orange Crew.

Orange League
Badges: 4 Region: Orange Archipelago
Coral-Eye Badge.png
Coral-Eye Badge
サクラバッジ
Sakura Badge

Mikan Island
Giver
Cissy
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a tellins shell with a small gemstone on it.
Notes
Its Japanese name refers to Nitidotellina nitidula (桜貝 sakuragai), a species of tellins.

Sea Ruby Badge.png
Sea Ruby Badge
シラナミバッジ
Shiranami Badge

Navel Island
Giver
Danny
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like an giant clam shell with a small gemstone on it.
Notes
Its Japanese name refers to the maxima clam (白波貝 shiranamigai).

Spike Shell Badge.png
Spike Shell Badge
リンボウバッジ
Rinbō Badge

Trovita Island
Giver
Rudy
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a triumphant star turban with a small gemstone on it.
Notes
Its Japanese name refers to the triumphant star turban (白波貝 rinbōgai).

Jade Star Badge.png
Jade Star Badge
ルリバッジ
Ruri Badge

Kumquat Island
Giver
Luana
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is shaped like a purple snail shell with a small gemstone on it.
Notes
Its Japanese name refers to the elongate janthina (瑠璃貝 rurigai), a species of sea snails.

In spin-off games

Pokémon GO

Main article: Gym (GO) → Gym Badges

Pokémon Masters

In Pokémon Masters, players must earn five badges from PML Leaders across Pasio before they can qualify for the Pokémon Masters League tournament.

Pokémon Masters League
Badges: 5 Region: Pasio
Tranquility Badge.png
Tranquility Badge
カームバッジ
Calm Badge

???
Giver
Erika
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
The green hexagon and gold, leaf-like emblem reference Erika's Grass-type specalty.
Notes
None

Freedom Badge.png
Freedom Badge
リバティバッジ
Liberty Badge

???
Giver
Skyla
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Resembles a feather, similar to Skyla's Badge in the core series, the Jet Badge.
Notes
None

Patience Badge.png
Patience Badge
ペイシェントバッジ
Patient Badge

???
Giver
Norman
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Resembles a tatami door, something seen in Petalburg Gym.
Notes
None

Harmony Badge.png
Harmony Badge
ユニティバッジ
Unity Badge

???
Giver
Pryce
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon