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A '''Badge''' (Japanese: '''バッジ''' ''Badge'') is an item which denotes a [[Pokémon Trainer]] as having defeated a [[Gym Leader]].
Trainers need to collect a certain number of [[Gym]] Badges in order to qualify for a region's [[Pokémon League]]. Young Trainers usually begin their initial Pokémon journey by traveling from city to city in order to collect them. Badges are small enough to fit easily between one's thumb and index finger and can be pinned to a shirt or kept in a Badge case.