Badge

(Redirected from Gym Badge)
This article is about the Gym Badges. For the element in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, see Pokémon League (TCG).
Boulder redirects here. For the field obstacle, see Movable boulder.

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Ash with his Badges from Unova

A Badge (Japanese: バッジ Badge) is an item that serves as proof of a Pokémon Trainer's victory in a battle against 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.

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); despite the Viridian Gym no longer having a type theme in Generation II, the Earth Badge boosts Ground-type moves.

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, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, obedience is determined by the number of Badges, not which specific Badges the player has. Starting in Legends: Arceus, this applies even to non-outsider Pokémon, but is based on the level the Pokémon was met at when caught (as displayed on the Summary screen), rather than its current level. This prevents a Pokémon from suddenly becoming disobedient once it exceeds a player's current obedience level (listed below), as long as it was caught at or below that level. In Generation IX if a Pokémon is received in a trade, the level at which it was traded instead becomes the level it was met at, even if traded back to its Original Trainer.

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

Badges by obedience level
Indigo League Johto League Hoenn League Sinnoh League Unova League Kalos League Galar League Paldea League
Up to Lv. 10 No Badges No Badges No Badges No Badges No Badges
Up to Lv. 20 1 BadgePE Zephyr BadgeHGSS Stone BadgeORAS Trio BadgeBW
Basic BadgeB2W2
No Badges No Badges No Badges
Up to Lv. 25 1 Badge
Up to Lv. 30 Cascade Badge
2 BadgesPE
Hive Badge Knuckle Badge 2 Badges Basic BadgeBW
Toxic BadgeB2W2
Bug Badge Grass Badge 2 Badges
Up to Lv. 35 3 Badges
Up to Lv. 40 3 BadgesPE Dynamo BadgeORAS Insect Badge Cliff Badge Water Badge 4 Badges
Up to Lv. 45 5 Badges
Up to Lv. 50 Rainbow Badge
4 BadgesPE
Fog Badge Heat Badge 4 Badges Bolt Badge Rumble Badge Fire Badge 6 Badges
Up to Lv. 55 7 Badges
Up to Lv. 60 5 BadgesPE Balance BadgeORAS Quake Badge Plant Badge Fighting BadgeSw
Ghost BadgeSh
Up to Lv. 70 Marsh Badge
6 BadgesPE
Storm BadgeGSC
Mineral BadgeHGSS
Feather Badge 6 Badges Jet Badge Voltage Badge Fairy Badge
Up to Lv. 80 7 BadgesPE Mind BadgeORAS Freeze BadgeBW
Legend BadgeB2W2
Fairy Badge Rock BadgeSw
Ice BadgeSh
Up to Lv. 90 Psychic Badge Dark Badge
All Pokémon Earth Badge
8 BadgesPE
Rising Badge Rain Badge 8 Badges Legend BadgeBW
Wave BadgeB2W2
Iceberg Badge Dragon Badge 8 Badges

Catch level limit

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the player cannot catch wild Pokémon above a certain level without appropriate Badges. Such uncatchable wild Pokémon are described as being "very strong-looking" upon encounter, and attempting to use a Poké Ball displays the message, "You can't throw a Poké Ball! It won't let its guard down!"

Badges by catch level
Level Badge
Up to Lv. 20 No Badges
Up to Lv. 25 Grass Badge
Up to Lv. 30 Water Badge
Up to Lv. 35 Fire Badge
Up to Lv. 40 Fighting BadgeSw
Ghost BadgeSh
Up to Lv. 45 Fairy Badge
Up to Lv. 50 Rock BadgeSw
Ice BadgeSh
Up to Lv. 55 Dark Badge
All Pokémon Dragon 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
HGSS: After catching tutorial on Route 29
 200
  Great Ball3 Badges
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion5 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote
 100
  Parlyz Heal
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel7 Badges
 700
Generation V
  Poké Ball
 200
  Great Ball1 Badge
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 1200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion3 Badges
 1200
  Max Potion7 Badges
 2500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3000
  Revive3 Badges
 1500
  Antidote1 Badge
 100
  Parlyz Heal1 Badge
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Full Heal5 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350
  Super Repel3 Badges
 500
  Max Repel5 Badges
 700
Generation VI
  Poké Ball
ORAS: after obtaining Pokédex
 200
  Great Ball1 Badge
 600
  Ultra Ball3 Badges
 1,200
  Potion
 300
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion2 Badges
 1,200
  Max Potion4 Badges
 2,500
  Full Restore5 Badges
 3,000
  Revive2 Badges
 1,500
  Antidote
XY: 1 Badge, ORAS: after obtaining Pokédex
 100
  Paralyze Heal1 Badge
 200
  Awakening1 Badge
 250
  Burn Heal1 Badge
 250
  Ice Heal1 Badge
 250
  Full Heal3 Badges
 600
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 550
  Repel1 Badge
 350
  Super Repel2 Badges
 500
  Max Repel3 Badges
 700


Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
  Poké Ball
 100
  Great Ball1 Badge
 300
  Ultra Ball4 Badges
 500
  Potion
 200
  Super Potion2 Badges
 700
  Hyper Potion4 Badges
 1,500
  Max Potion6 Badges
 2,500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3,000
  Antidote
 200
  Burn Heal
 300
  Ice Heal
 100
  Awakening
 100
  Paralyze Heal
 300
  Full Heal3 Badges
 400
  Revive3 Badges
 2,000
  Escape Rope1 Badge
 300
  Repel1 Badge
 400
  Super Repel3 Badges
 700
  Max Repel5 Badges
 900
  Lure2 Badges
 400
  Super Lure4 Badges
 700
  Max Lure6 Badges
 900
  X Attack1 Badge
 550
  X Defense1 Badge
 500
  X Sp. Atk1 Badge
 350
  X Sp. Def1 Badge
 350
  X Speed1 Badge
 350
  X Accuracy1 Badge
 950
  Dire Hit1 Badge
 650
  Guard Spec.1 Badge
 700
Generation VIII
  Poké Ball
After meeting Leon on Route 2
 200
  Great Ball1 Badge
 600
  Ultra Ball5 Badges
 800
  Potion
 200
  Super Potion1 Badge
 700
  Hyper Potion4 Badges
 1,500
  Max Potion7 Badge
 2,500
  Full Restore8 Badges
 3,000
  Antidote
 200
  Burn Heal
 200
  Ice Heal
 200
  Awakening
 200
  Paralyze Heal
 200
  Full Heal6 Badges
 400
  Revive
 2,000
  Repel3 Badges
 400
  Super Repel5 Badges
 700
  Max Repel7 Badges
 900
  Poké Doll2 Badges
 300


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 (in the case of the Indigo Plateau, either Kanto or Johto; for Paldea, only the Badges earned from the Gyms are accepted by the League, as the others are unofficial designs merely meant to resemble the proper Badges). In Unova, Kalos, and Generation I, III, and VII Kanto, Badges are checked individually through a series of Badge Check Gates; in Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Generation II and 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
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
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
オレンジバッジ
Orange Badge

Vermilion City
Giver
Lt. Surge
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Visquez
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
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
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
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
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
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, most likely a Sakaki tree, which is where Giovanni's Japanese name comes from.
Notes
None

Johto League

In Generation IV, these Badges do not affect stats.

Johto League
Badges: 8 Region: Johto
 
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
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 is shaped like a ladybug viewed from above.
Notes
None

 
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
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
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
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
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.
In Generation II, due to a bug, the Special Defense boost is not applied if the (pre-boost) Special Attack stat is in between 206 and 433 (inclusive).

 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 because the order in which the Cobble, Fen, and Relic Badges are obtained differs between Diamond/Pearl and Platinum). 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
コールバッジ
Coal Badge

Oreburgh City
Giver
Roark
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
Byron
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Notes
None

 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 a vitrail with motifs of fairy or butterfly.
Notes
None

 
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
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

Galar League

Unlike previous Badges, these Badges are not pins or kept in a case, but pieces of a gold-colored medallion placed into a metal ring to stay in place. Once all Badges are set, the completed reverse side shows the Gym Challenge logo.

Galar League
Badges: 10 Region: Galar
 
Grass Badge
くさバッジ
Grass Badge

Turffield
Giver
Milo
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 25
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like a stylized leaf of spinach or a leaf floating in the wind.
Notes
None

 
Water Badge
みずバッジ
Water Badge

Hulbury
Giver
Nessa
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 40
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like three water droplets in the shape of a Tomoe or a splash.
Notes
None

 
Fire Badge
ほのおバッジ
Fire Badge

Motostoke
Giver
Kabu
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 35
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like a flame.
Notes
None

 
Fighting Badge
かくとうバッジ
Fighting Badge

Stow-on-Side
Giver
Bea
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 60
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 40
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like a fist with a trail indicating a punching motion.
Notes
Exclusive to Pokémon Sword.

 
Ghost Badge
ゴーストバッジ
Ghost Badge

Stow-on-Side
Giver
Allister
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 60
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 40
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like a will-o'-the-wisp.
Notes
Exclusive to Pokémon Shield.

 
Fairy Badge
フェアリーバッジ
Fairy Badge

Ballonlea
Giver
Opal
Others in the games
Bede
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 45
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like a stylized fairy or butterfly.
Notes
None

 
Rock Badge
いわバッジ
Rock Badge

Circhester
Giver
Gordie
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 80
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like a boulder with cracks in it.
Notes
Exclusive to Pokémon Sword.

 
Ice Badge
こおりバッジ
Ice Badge

Circhester
Giver
Melony
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 80
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like an ice cube.
Notes
Exclusive to Pokémon Shield.

 
Dark Badge
あくバッジ
Evil Badge

Spikemuth
Giver
Piers
Others in the games
Marnie
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 90
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 55
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like a demonic face with horns and a wide, toothy grin.
Notes
None

 
Dragon Badge
ドラゴンバッジ
Dragon Badge

Hammerlocke
Giver
Raihan
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Can catch Pokémon up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
On it is a design shaped like a dragon's face and neck when viewed from the side.
Notes
None

Paldea

Unlike in previous games, where Badges can only be obtained through defeating Gym Leaders, Badges in Paldea can be obtained by progressing through the three storylines in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. There are a total of 18 Badges to collect: eight Gym Badges from the Victory Road storyline (which involves defeating Gym Leaders as in previous games), five Star Badges from the ★ Starfall Street ★ storyline (which involves defeating Team Star Bosses), and five Titan Badges (which involves defeating Titan Pokémon) from the Path of Legends storyline. Only the Gym Badges are officially recognized by the Paldea League; the Star Badges were crafted by the leaders of each of Team Star's five squads as symbols of authority within the group, and the Titan Badges were crafted by Arven to commemorate the defeat of the five Titans of Paldea.

Paldea League

The obedience levels listed below are based on the amount of Gym Badges the player has instead of which specific Badges they have.

Paldea League
Badges: 8 Region: Paldea
 
Bug Badge
むしバッジ
Bug Badge

Cortondo
Giver
Katy
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 25
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Bug type on it.
Notes
None

 
Grass Badge
くさバッジ
Grass Badge

Artazon
Giver
Brassius
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 a round badge with the icon for the Grass type on it.
Notes
None

 
Electric Badge
でんきバッジ
Electric Badge

Levincia
Giver
Iono
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 35
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Electric type on it.
Notes
None

 
Water Badge
みずバッジ
Water Badge

Cascarrafa
Giver
Kofu
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 a round badge with the icon for the Water type on it.
Notes
None

 
Normal Badge
ノーマルバッジ
Normal Badge

Medali
Giver
Larry
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 45
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Normal type on it.
Notes
None

 
Ghost Badge
ゴーストバッジ
Ghost Badge

Montenevera
Giver
Ryme
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 a round badge with the icon for the Ghost type on it.
Notes
None

 
Psychic Badge
エスパーバッジ
Psychic Badge

Alfornada
Giver
Tulip
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 55
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Psychic type on it.
Notes
None

 
Ice Badge
こおりバッジ
Ice Badge

Glaseado
Giver
Grusha
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 a round badge with the icon for the Ice type on it.
Notes
None

★ Starfall Street ★

★ Starfall Street ★ League
Badges: 5 Region: Paldea
 
Dark Badge
あくバッジ
Dark Badge

Segin Squad's Base
Giver
Giacomo
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Dark type overlaid on top of Team Star's logo.
Notes
Possession of this Badge allows the player to make a greater variety of TMs using the TM Machine.

 
Fire Badge
ほのおバッジ
Fire Badge

Schedar Squad's Base
Giver
Mela
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Fire type overlaid on top of Team Star's logo.
Notes
Possession of this Badge allows the player to make a greater variety of TMs using the TM Machine.

 
Poison Badge
どくバッジ
Poison Badge

Navi Squad Base
Giver
Atticus
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Poison type overlaid on top of Team Star's logo.
Notes
Possession of this Badge allows the player to make a greater variety of TMs using the TM Machine.

 
Fairy Badge
フェアリーバッジ
Fairy Badge

Ruchbah Squad's Base
Giver
Ortega
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Fairy type overlaid on top of Team Star's logo.
Notes
Possession of this Badge allows the player to make a greater variety of TMs using the TM Machine.

 
Fighting Badge
かくとうバッジ
Fighting Badge

Caph Squad's Base
Giver
Eri
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Fighting type overlaid on top of Team Star's logo.
Notes
Possession of this Badge allows the player to make a greater variety of TMs using the TM Machine.

Path of Legends

Path of Legends League
Badges: 5 Region: Paldea
 
Rock Badge
いわバッジ
Rock Badge

South Province (Area Three)
Giver
Arven
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Rock type on it.
Notes
Possession of this Badge gives the player's KoraidonS/MiraidonV the ability to dash.

 
Flying Badge
ひこうバッジ
Flying Badge

West Province (Area One)
Giver
Arven
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Flying type on it.
Notes
Possession of this Badge gives the player's KoraidonS/MiraidonV the ability to swim.

 
Steel Badge
はがねバッジ
Steel Badge

East Province (Area Three)
Giver
Arven
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Steel type on it.
Notes
Possession of this Badge gives the player's KoraidonS/MiraidonV the ability to jump higher.

 
Ground Badge
じめんバッジ
Ground Badge

Asado Desert
Giver
Arven
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Ground type on it.
Notes
Possession of this Badge gives the player's KoraidonS/MiraidonV the ability to glide.

 
Dragon Badge
ドラゴンバッジ
Dragon Badge

Casseroya Lake
Giver
Arven
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
It is a round badge with the icon for the Dragon type on it.
Notes
Possession of this Badge gives the player's KoraidonS/MiraidonV the ability to climb.

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
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
シラナミバッジ
Shiranami Badge