List of medals (GO)

In Pokémon GO, there are a number of medals that the player can earn, each with four ranks: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.

A player's progress for each medal is represented by a circular progress bar that shows how close they are to the medal's next rank. If the player already has a gold medal, their grand total will appear on a banner below the medal. Obtaining Pokémon by evolution, hatching Eggs, or trade also counts towards "catching" Pokémon for relevant medals.

With the exception of medals named after regions, Unown, Berry Master, and the ones pertaining to Team GO Rocket, medals are all named after Trainer classes.

List of medals

Standard medals

Some of these medals unlock Style items that players can then purchase with PokéCoins to customize their avatars. Rewards for each medal may vary depending on the player character's gender. Additionally, the Hero and Purifier medals award bonus Premier Balls after defeating a Team GO Rocket Grunt, with the amount increasing based these medals' ranks.

Medal Task  
Bronze
 
Silver
 
Gold
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Platinum
Rewards
Male Female
Jogger Walk ___ km.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
10,000
 Jogger Sunglasses
 Jogger Watch
 Jogger Visor
 Jogger Shorts
 Jogger Shoes
 Jogger Tank Top
Kanto Register ___ Kanto region Pokémon in the Pokédex.  
5
 
50
 
100
 
151
 FireRed Backpack
 FireRed Wristbands
 FireRed Cap
 FireRed Pants
 FireRed Top
 FireRed Shoes
 LeafGreen Backpack
 LeafGreen Wristbands
 LeafGreen Cap
 LeafGreen Skirt
 LeafGreen Top
 LeafGreen Shoes
Collector Catch ___ Pokémon.  
30
 
500
 
2,000
 
50,000
Scientist Evolve ___ Pokémon.  
3
 
20
 
200
 
2,000
Breeder Hatch ___ Eggs.  
10
 
100
 
500
 
2,500
Backpacker Visit ___ PokéStops.  
10
 
1,000
 
2,000
 
50,000
Sightseer Visit ___ unique PokéStops. 45px
10
45px
100
45px
1,000
 
2,000
Fisher Catch ___ big Magikarp.  
3
 
50
 
300
 
1,000
 Fisher Cap
 Fisher Pants
 Fisher Boots
 Fisher Vest
Battle Girl Win ___ Gym battles.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
4,000
 Battle Girl Gloves
 Battle Girl Shorts
 Battle Girl Shoes
 Battle Girl Tank Top
Ace Trainer Train ___ times.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
 Ace Pants
 Ace Boots
 Ace Vest
 Ace Belt
 Ace Skirt
 Ace Boots
 Ace Vest
Youngster Catch ___ tiny Rattata.  
3
 
50
 
300
45px
1,000
Pikachu Fan Catch ___ Pikachu.  
3
 
50
 
300
 
1,000
 Pikachu Fan Headband
 Pikachu Fan Shorts
 Pikachu Fan Shoes
 Pikachu Fan Shirt
Unown Catch ___ Unown.*  
3
 
10
 
26
 
28
Johto Register ___ Pokémon first discovered in the Johto region to the Pokédex.  
5
 
30
 
70
 
100
 Johto Bag
 Johto Cap
 Johto Pants
 Johto Top
 Johto Shoes
 Johto Bag
 Johto Cap
 Johto Pants
 Johto Top
 Johto Shoes
 Johto Socks
Champion Win ___ raids.*  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
2,000
Battle Legend Win ___ Legendary raids.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
2,000
Berry Master Feed ___ Berries at Gyms.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
15,000
Gym Leader Defend Gyms for ___ hours.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
15,000
 Gym Leader Gloves
 Team Gym Leader Shorts
 Team Gym Leader Shoes
 Team Gym Leader Top
Hoenn Register ___ Pokémon first discovered in the Hoenn region to the Pokédex.  
5
 
40
 
90
 
135
Pokémon Ranger Complete ___ Field Research tasks.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
2,500
Idol Become Best Friends with ___ Trainer(s).  
1
 
2
 
3
 
20
Gentleman Trade ___ Pokémon.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
2,500
Pilot Earn ___ km across the distance of all Pokémon trades.  
1,000
 
100,000
 
1,000,000
 
10,000,000
Sinnoh Register ___ Pokémon first discovered in the Sinnoh region to the Pokédex.  
5
 
30
 
80
 
107
Great League Veteran Win ___ Trainer Battles in the Great League.  
5
 
50
 
200
 
1,000
 Ace Gloves
 Ace Earbud
 Veteran Pants
 Ace Gloves
 Ace Visor
 Veteran Leggings
Ultra League Veteran Win ___ Trainer Battles in the Ultra League.  
5
 
50
 
200
 
1,000
 Ace Top
 Veteran Jacket
 Ace Long Top
 Veteran Coat
Master League Veteran Win ___ Trainer Battles in the Master League.  
5
 
50
 
200
 
1,000
 Ace Shorts
 Ace Shoes
 Veteran Boots
 Ace Shoes
 Veteran Boots
Cameraman Have ___ surprise encounters in GO Snapshot.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
400
Unova Register ___ Pokémon first discovered in the Unova region to the Pokédex.  
5
 
50
 
100
 
156
Purifier Purify ___ Shadow Pokémon.  
5
 
50
 
500
 
1,000
 +1   after Team GO Rocket Battles
 +2   after Team GO Rocket Battles
 +3   after Team GO Rocket Battles
Hero Defeat ___ Team GO Rocket members.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
2,000
 +1   after Team GO Rocket Battles
 +2   after Team GO Rocket Battles
 +3   after Team GO Rocket Battles
Ultra Hero Defeat Giovanni ___ time(s).  
1
 
5
 
20
 
50
  Giovanni Pants
  Giovanni Shoes
  Giovanni Shirt
  Giovanni Gloves
Best Buddy Have ___ Best Buddy(ies).  
1
 
10
 
100
 
200
Wayfarer Earn ___ Wayfarer Agreements.  
50
 
500
 
1,000
 
1,500
Successor Mega Evolve a Pokémon ___ times.  
1
 
50
 
500
 
1,000
Mega Evolution Guru Mega Evolve ___ different species of Pokémon.  
1
 
24
 
36
 
46
Rising Star Defeat ___ different species of Pokémon in raids.  
2
 
10
 
50
 
150
Rising Star Duo Win ___ raids with a friend.  
10
 
100
 
1,000
 
2,000
Triathlete Achieve a Pokémon catch streak or PokéStop spin streak of seven days ___ times.  
1
 
10
 
50
 
100
Picnicker Use a Lure Module to help another Trainer catch ___ Pokémon.  
5
 
25
 
500
 
2,500
Kalos Register ___ Pokémon first discovered in the Kalos region to the Pokédex.  
5
 
25
 
50
 
72
Friend Finder Refer ___ Trainers. 45px
1
45px
10
45px
20
45px
50


Raid Expert Made the Raid Battle Trainer Achievements screen ___ times. 45px
1
45px
50
45px
200
45px
500
Galar Register ___ Pokémon first discovered in the Galar region to the Pokédex.  
5
 
25
 
50
 
89

Type-specific medals

Since October 10, 2016, type-specific medals provide capture bonuses against wild Pokémon of that type. Bronze medals provide +1, silver medals provide +2, gold medals provide +3, platinum medals provide +4. If a Pokémon has two types, the bonus is the average of the medals for each of its types.

Medal Task  
Bronze
 
Silver
 
Gold
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Platinum
Schoolkid Catch ___ Normal-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Black Belt Catch ___ Fighting-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Bird Keeper Catch ___ Flying-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Punk Girl Catch ___ Poison-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Ruin Maniac Catch ___ Ground-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Hiker Catch ___ Rock-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Bug Catcher Catch ___ Bug-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Hex Maniac Catch ___ Ghost-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Rail Staff* Catch ___ Steel-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Kindler Catch ___ Fire-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Swimmer Catch ___ Water-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Gardener Catch ___ Grass-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Rocker Catch ___ Electric-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Psychic Catch ___ Psychic-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Skier Catch ___ Ice-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Dragon Tamer Catch ___ Dragon-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Delinquent Catch ___ Dark-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500
Fairy Tale Girl Catch ___ Fairy-type Pokémon.  
10
 
50
 
200
 
2,500

Special medals

These special medals can only be obtained by attending some real-life Pokémon GO events or participating in Ticketed Special Research.

Medal Availability Info
  Pokémon GO Fest 2017 Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 22, 2017 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
  Pikachu Outbreak 2017 Yokohama, Japan, August 2017 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Month
  Pokémon GO Safari Zone - Europe 2017
  • France, Spain & Germany, September 16, 2017
  • Czech Republic & Denmark, October 7, 2017
  • Sweden, October 14, 2017
Account can have 1x medal per event location.
Medal text includes:
  • Continent
  • Date
  Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 14 - 15, 2018 Only 1x medal per account (under normal circumstances).
Medal text includes:
  • Admission type
  • City
  • Date
  • Start location
  Special Weekend in Japan 2018
Special Weekend in South Korea 2018
Special Weekend in Japan 2019
  • Japan, July 26 - 29, 2018
  • South Korea, July 29, 2018
  • Japan, February 23, 2019
  • Japan, April 6-7, 2019
Account can have 1x medal per day of event.
Medal text includes:
  • Country
  • Date
  Safari Zone Yokosuka Yokosuka, Japan, August 29 - September 2, 2018 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
  Safari Zone Porto Alegre Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 25 - 27, 2019 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
  Safari Zone Sentosa Singapore, April 18 - 22, 2019 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
  Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Chicago Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 13 - 16, 2019 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • Admission type
  • City
  • Date
  • Start location
  Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund Dortmund, Germany, July 4 - 7, 2019 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • Admission type
  • City
  • Date
  Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Yokohama Yokohama, Japan, August 6 - 12, 2019 Only 1x medal per account
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
  Safari Zone Montreal Montreal, September 18 - 22, 2019 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
 

EX Raid Boss Introduction:

Community Day:

Special Weekend 2020 - 2021
Other research:

EX Raid Boss Introduction:

  • A Colossal Discovery: Worldwide, November 2, 2019 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. local time
  • A Drive to Investigate: Worldwide, March 20, 2020 8 a.m. - March 26, 2020 10 p.m. local time[1]

Community Day:

  • Investigating Illusions: Worldwide, March 15, 2020 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. local time (formally)[2]
  • Investigating Illusions: Worldwide, April 25, 2020 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. local time (global replacement event)

Special Weekend 2020 - 2021:

  • Japan, November 7-8, 2020, 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
  • Mexico, November 7, 2020, 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
  • USA, November 7-8, 2020, 11 a.m - 2 p.m.
  • Japan, May 29, 2021, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mexico, May 29, 2021, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • USA, May 29, 2021, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Japan, December 10-12, 2021, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mexico, December 11, 2021, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Other research:

  • Tap... Tap... Tappity-Tap...: Worldwide, December 19, 2020 - December 20, 2020
  • Partner Research: Sushiro: Japan, April 7, 2022 until quantities run out or end of Season of Alola
  • Partner Research: Tully's: Japan, April 18, 2022 to May 15, 2022
  • Partner Research: Yoshinoya: Japan, April 25, 2022 to May 31, 2022
  • Partner Research: Odakyu: Japan, June 14, 2022 to July 18, 2022
  • Partner Research: Don Quijote: Japan, June 10, 2022 to August 12, 2022

Account can have 1x medal per event.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit month-year label.
EX Raid Boss Introduction:

  • A Colossal Discovery: medal text includes date of the event (formally had no text).
  • A Drive to Investigate: medal text includes start date and end date of the event.

Community Day medals text includes date of the event.
Special Weekend 2020 - 2021 medal text includes date of the event and name of sponsor(s).
Other research:

  • Tap... Tap... Tappity-Tap...: medal text includes start date and end date of the event.
  • Partner Research: medal text includes "<season name> Partner Research: <partner>"
45px Safari Zone St Louis
  • St Louis, Missouri, USA, March 27 - 29, 2020 (formally)[3]
  • Worldwide, March 27 - 29, 2020 (global replacement event)
  • St Louis, Missouri, USA & Worldwide, November 12 - 14, 2021 (2021 replacement event)
Only 1x medal per account.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
45px Safari Zone Liverpool
  • Liverpool, UK, April 17 - 19, 2020 (formally)[4]
  • Worldwide, April 17 - 19, 2020 (global replacement event)
  • Liverpool, UK & Worldwide, October 15 - 17, 2021 (2021 replacement event)
Only 1x medal per account.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
45px Safari Zone Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, May 8 - 10, 2020 (formally)[4]
  • Worldwide, May 8 - 10, 2020 (global replacement event)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA & Worldwide, October 29 - 31, 2021 (2021 replacement event)
Only 1x medal per account.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
45px City Explorer Pass

Safari Zone Liverpool:

  • Liverpool, UK, April 17 - 19, 2020 (formally)[4]
  • Worldwide, April 17 - 19, 2020 (global replacement event)

Safari Zone Philadelphia:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, May 8 - 10, 2020 (formally)[4]
  • Worldwide, May 8 - 10, 2020 (global replacement event)
Only for eligible accounts with City Explorer pass.
Account can have 1x medal per location of event.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Year
45px Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Worldwide, July 25 - 26, 2020 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal text includes:
  • Global
  • Date range
  • Year
45px City Spotlight 2020

November 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time:

  • Kyoto, Japan (cancelled)[5]
  • Busan, Korea
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Tainan, Taiwan
Account can have 1x medal per event.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Day of the Month
  • Year
45px
45px
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto

Worldwide, February 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time

Account can only have 1x medal for this event as both medals are mutually exclusive to each other.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit month-year label.
Medal text includes:
  • Global
  • Date
45px Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Worldwide, July 17 - 18, 2021 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal text includes:
  • Global
  • Date range
  • Year
45px
45px
Pokémon GO Tour: Johto

Worldwide, February 26, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time

Account can only have 1x medal for this event as both medals are mutually exclusive to each other.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • Global
  • Date
45px Pokémon GO Tour: Live February 27, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time:
  • Adu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (cancelled)
  • Monterrey, Mexico
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Only 1x medal per account per event.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Country
  • Date
45px Pokémon Air Adventures: Okinawa 2022 Okinawa, Japan, May 7-8, 2022 Only 1x medal per account per event.
Medal text includes:
  • Pokémon Air Adventures: <location>
45px Safari Zone Seville 2022 Seville, Spain, May 13-15, 2022 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit month.day label.
Medal text includes:
  • Pokémon GO Safari Zone
45px Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Worldwide, June 4-5, 2022 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label
Medal text includes:
  • Global
  • June 4-5, 2022 and August 27, 2022
45px Pokémon GO Fest 2022 Berlin Berlin, Germany, July 1-3, 2022 Only 1x medal per account.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
  • Admission type

45px
45px

Pokémon GO Fest 2022—Park Experience
  • Seattle, United States, July 22-24, 2022
  • Sapporo Japan, August 5-7, 2022
Only 1x medal per account per city.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
  • Morning or Afternoon

45px
45px

Pokémon GO Fest 2022—City Experience
  • Seattle, United States, July 22-24, 2022
  • Sapporo, Japan, August 5-7, 2022
Only 1x medal per account per city.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date
  • Morning or Afternoon

45px
45px
45px

Pokémon GO Fest 2022—Raid Lover
  • Berlin, Germany, July 1-3, 2022
  • Seattle, United States, July 22-24, 2022
  • Sapporo, Japan, August 5-7, 2022
Only 1x medal per account per city.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date

45px
45px
45px

Pokémon GO Fest 2022—Raid Lover
  • Berlin, Germany, July 1-3, 2022
  • Seattle, United States, July 22-24, 2022
  • Sapporo Japan, August 5-7, 2022
Only 1x medal per account per city.
Medal is inscribed with a 4 digit year label.
Medal text includes:
  • City
  • Date

Other medals

Medal Task
45px Legacy 40 Achieve level 40 by December 31, 2020.
45px Elite Collector Complete Collection Challenges.
45px Professor's Research Obtained the exclusive Professor Willow trading card.

As of January 05, 2021, the Elite Collector medal function differently from the other standard medals. It comes in gold and lists all completed Collection Challenge with date of completion. The number of completed collections is shown on the center of the medal.

As of July 1, 2021, it is possible to register unique 16 digit code found on some TCG cards to get exclusive Special Research and medal. The first of those cards are Professor Willow's. Those medals come in gold.

Updates

  • As a result of the Gym update in June 2017, the Ace Trainer medal was retired from play, as the feature was no longer available. On December 13, 2018, it was reactivated, with a new objective of training against Professor Willow's assistants in battles.
  • Upon the release of the Hoenn medal, the Johto medal was updated to reflect the design of the Johto Pokédex.
  • The Cameraman medal was added on February 25, 2019, in conjunction with the release of Smeargle.
  • The Hero and Purification medals were added on July 22, 2019, in conjunction with the release of Team GO Rocket invasions.
  • The Ultra Hero medal was added on November 7, 2019, in conjunction with the release of Special Research Looming in the Shadows.
  • The Best Buddy medal was added on March 4, 2020.
  • The Wayfarer medal was added on June 8, 2020.
  • The Successor and Mega Evolution Guru medals were added on August 27, 2020, with the release of Mega Raids worldwide.
  • The Rising Star, Triathlete, and Picnicker medals were added on November 19, 2020, with the start of the Australian test of the GO Beyond features.
  • The Sightseer, Rising Star Duo and Kalos medals were added on November 30, 2020 with the release of the GO Beyond features.
  • The Legacy 40 medal was added on December 01, 2020.
  • The Elite Collector medal was added on January 05, 2021 with the release of Collection Challenges.
  • The Elite Collector medal was moved ahead of the Standard Medals on February 02, 2021. Prior to this date, it was listed after the Standard Medals.
  • The Kanto Tour Green Version and the Kanton Tour Red Version medals were added on February 04, 2021.
  • The Friend Finder medal was added on March 17, 2021, with the start of the Australian test of this feature.
  • The Raid Expert medal was added on June 25, 2021.
  • The Galar medal was added on August 18, 2021.

Trivia

References


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