Badge

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A Gym Badge (Japanese: ジムバッジ Gym Badge), commonly referred to as simply 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 at a Pokémon Gym.

Ash with his badges from Unova

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.

Terminology

In Pokémon Scarlet, Violet, and Masters EX, it is written in lowercase as "badge" or in title case as "Gym Badge". Prior to Generation IX, the word "Badge" was written in title case even on its own.

In all core series games that feature badges except Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Badge is consistently written in title case (or ALLCAPS in Generations I to III, which frequently render proper nouns in ALLCAPS). Some examples:

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it is instead written is lowercase as "badge" or title-case as "Gym Badge". Some examples:

  • "Now that you've got a badge from Katy, you're entitled to try a special Olive Roll challenge!"
  • "Show me the battle skills that got you six badges!"
  • "I hear you beat Grusha and earned yourself a Gym Badge! Way to go!"
  • "Nemona's Gym Badges are squeaky-clean!"

In Pokémon Masters EX, this is consistently written as lowercase badge, including PML badge, except the title-case Gym Badge is sometimes mentioned. As in the core series games, the badge names themselves are written in title case as well, such as Fairy Badge. Some examples:

  • "As Gym Leaders, it's part of our job to award badges to Trainers who've proven their skill." (Morty)
  • "The badge I give out is called... the Fairy Badge. It's a really beautiful badge, too." (Valerie)
  • "So instead they faced me in their first battle for a Gym Badge." (Brock)
  • "When I got my first Gym Badge, I used the move Thunderbolt." (Volkner)

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
Generation V
Generation VI


Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Generation VIII


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 Generations IV and VII, 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
Cress
Others in the games
Cilan and Chili
Others in the anime
Cilan and Chili
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 who gives the badge is the same one who was battled.

 
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 eighteen 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
 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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
Photos

★ Starfall Street ★

★ Starfall Street ★ League
Badges: 5 Region: Paldea
 
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.

 
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.

 
Navi Squad's 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.

 
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.

 
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.
Photos

Path of Legends

Path of Legends League
Badges: 5 Region: Paldea
 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.
Photos

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
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 a 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
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 (輪宝貝 rinbōgai).

 
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