Several Badges have appeared in the anime that are not official Gym Badges.
In the [[Indigo League]], Trainers can take the [[Pokémon League Admissions Exam]], which awards a single Badge that
grants entry to Indigo Plateau Conference on its own, replacing the requirement to collect Gym Badges. It is convenient for people whose age, health, or work keeps them from traveling around to collect Badges.
During the closing ceremony of [[Indigo Plateau Conference]], all participants are awarded the Pokémon League Badge. However, it is only referred to as a Badge in the [[dub]].