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<span id="Fog_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=ghost|badge=Fog|jap=ファントムバッジ|rm=Phantom|ldr=Morty|loc=Ecruteak City|hm=Surf|lvl=50|db= It is shaped like a wispy ghost.}}
 
<span id="Fog_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=ghost|badge=Fog|jap=ファントムバッジ|rm=Phantom|ldr=Morty|loc=Ecruteak City|hm=Surf|lvl=50|db= It is shaped like a wispy ghost.}}
 
<span id="Storm_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=fighting|badge=Storm|jap=ショックバッジ|rm=Shock|ldr=Chuck|loc=Cianwood City|hm=Fly|lvl=70|db=It is shaped like a fist.}}
 
<span id="Storm_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=fighting|badge=Storm|jap=ショックバッジ|rm=Shock|ldr=Chuck|loc=Cianwood City|hm=Fly|lvl=70|db=It is shaped like a fist.}}
<span id="Mineral_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=steel|badge=Mineral|jap=スチールバッジ|rm=Steel|ldr=Jasmine|loc=Olivine City|hm=Rock Climb|hmtt1=*|hmtt2=HeartGold and SoulSilver only|stat=Defense|db=It is a steel-colored octagon.}}
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<span id="Mineral_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=steel|badge=Mineral|jap=スチールバッジ|rm=Steel|ldr=Jasmine|loc=Olivine City|hm=None|stat=Defense|db=It is a steel-colored octagon.}}
 
<span id="Glacier_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=ice|badge=Glacier|jap=アイスバッジ|rm=Ice|ldr=Pryce|loc=Mahogany Town|hm=Whirlpool|stat=Special Attack<br>Special Defense|db=It is shaped like a snowflake.}}
 
<span id="Glacier_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=ice|badge=Glacier|jap=アイスバッジ|rm=Ice|ldr=Pryce|loc=Mahogany Town|hm=Whirlpool|stat=Special Attack<br>Special Defense|db=It is shaped like a snowflake.}}
 
<span id="Rising_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=dragon|badge=Rising|jap=ライジングバッジ|rm=Rising|ldr=Clair|loc=Blackthorn City|hm=Waterfall|lvl=100|db=It is shaped like a dragon's face.|notes=This badge is not obtainable until the player has explored the [[Dragon's Den]].}}
 
<span id="Rising_Badge"></span>{{bdg|type=dragon|badge=Rising|jap=ライジングバッジ|rm=Rising|ldr=Clair|loc=Blackthorn City|hm=Waterfall|lvl=100|db=It is shaped like a dragon's face.|notes=This badge is not obtainable until the player has explored the [[Dragon's Den]].}}

Revision as of 01:57, 22 September 2009

This article is about badges in the main series Pokémon games. For the element in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, see Pokémon League (TCG).

File:Cissy badge.jpg
Ash Ketchum examines a Badge he won from Cissy

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.

In the games, Badges affect a Pokémon's behavior. A symbol of competence on the Trainer's part, badges force traded Pokémon under a certain level to obey. Additionally, Trainers cannot have a Pokémon use an HM move outside battle without the appropriate badge. Also, beginning in Generation IV, the number of badges a Trainer possesses affects the items that various Poké Marts will sell. The more badges, the more expensive and rare items become available for purchase.

List of badges

Indigo League

Indigo League
Badges: 8 Region: Kanto
Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Flash
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Attack
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Cut
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Fly
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Speed
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Strength
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Surf
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Defense
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Rock Smash
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Waterfall
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Special Attack and
Special Defense*
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None


Orange League

These sets of Badges only appear in the anime. Trainers must receive these Badges from the Orange Crew.

Indigo League
Badges: 8 Region: Kanto
Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None


Johto League

Indigo League
Badges: 8 Region: Kanto
Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

width="30%" style="text-align:center; background: #Template:Color dark; border-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius: 5px; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-radius: 5px; -icab-border-radius: 5px; -o-border-radius: 5px;" | Pewter City]]
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Giver
Brock
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Others in the games
None
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Others in the anime
None
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | HM]]
Flash
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 20*
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Increased stat(s)]]
Attack
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Basis
Unknown
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Cut
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Strength
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Speed
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Surf
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Fly
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
None
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Defense
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Whirlpool
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Special Attack
Special Defense
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Waterfall
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None


Hoenn League

Indigo League
Badges: 8 Region: Kanto
Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Cut
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Attack
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Flash
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Rock Smash
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Speed
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Strength
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Surf
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Defense
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Fly
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Dive
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
Special Attack
Special Defense
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Waterfall
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None


Sinnoh League

When badges are touched in the games, they play a single note, and will make a C major scale when all eight are collected. When a player rubs the stylus across them numerous times to polish them (they gradually tarnish), they will begin to shine. This process can be continued until four sparkles are visible. The notes are also the most clearly defined and accurately tuned when there are four sparkles.

Unlike previous generations, these badges apparently do not affect stats; if they do, no one informs the player of this fact. Furthermore, it is the number of badges that determines which Pokémon obey the Trainer, rather than the badges themselves (this distinction is important owing to the fact that the order of obtaining the Cobble, Fen, and Relic Badges can differ). For every second badge the maximum level of obeying Pokémon increases (2 badges - Level 30; 4 badges - Level 50; 6 badges - Level 70; 8 badges - Level 100).

Indigo League
Badges: 8 Region: Kanto
Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Rock Smash
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Cut
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 30
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

width="30%" style="text-align:center; background: #Template:Color dark; border-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius: 5px; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-radius: 5px; -icab-border-radius: 5px; -o-border-radius: 5px;" | Pewter City]]
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Giver
Brock
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Others in the games
None
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Others in the anime
None
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | HM]]
Fly
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50 (if obtained fourth)
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Increased stat(s)]]
None
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Basis
Unknown
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

width="30%" style="text-align:center; background: #Template:Color dark; border-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius: 5px; -webkit-border-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-radius: 5px; -icab-border-radius: 5px; -o-border-radius: 5px;" | Pewter City]]
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Giver
Brock
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Others in the games
None
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Others in the anime
None
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | HM]]
Defog
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 50 (if obtained fourth)
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Increased stat(s)]]
None
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Basis
Unknown
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Notes
None

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Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

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width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Giver
Brock
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Others in the games
None
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Others in the anime
None
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | HM]]
Surf
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Obeying Pokémon
N/A
width="60%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Increased stat(s)]]
None
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Basis
Unknown
width="30%" style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; background: #Template:Color dark; border-top-left-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topleft: 5px; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-left-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-top-right-radius: 5px; -moz-border-radius-topright: 5px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -khtml-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -icab-border-top-right-radius: 5px; -o-border-top-right-radius: 5px;" | Notes
None

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Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Strength
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 70
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Rock Climb
Obeying Pokémon
N/A
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

Boulder Badge.png
Unknown Badge
???
Unknown Badge

Pewter City
Giver
Brock
Others in the games
None
Others in the anime
None
HM
Waterfall
Obeying Pokémon
Up to Lv. 100
Increased stat(s)
None
Basis
Unknown
Notes
None

In the anime

The anime has a few different rules for badges than in the games. Primarily, badges seem to do nothing beside signify the defeat of a given Gym Leader. A Pokémon may choose not to obey its Trainer even if he or she has gained all eight badges, such as Ash's Charizard.

Gym Leaders are quite lenient about giving out badges in the Anime. Additionally, Trainers do not necessarily have to win a battle with the Gym Leader in order to earn a badge. The Orange Crew, for example, all have entire Gym matches devoted to unconventional battling styles and Ash Ketchum was awarded several badges because of his kind heart and determination. In Kanto, Brock gave him the badge from his Gym because he was his friend (or at least that's what Misty says).

Participation in the Indigo Plateau Conference yields a final Indigo League badge at the closing ceremony. It is larger, however, and square shaped.

Pokémon Tech, a boarding school which educates Pokémon Trainers, is an expensive school for children of wealthy families. Moving up a grade in Pokémon Tech is the equivalent of winning two Gym badges. Upon graduation, students may immediately apply for entry in the Pokémon League.

Trainers can take a three-part test that awards a single badge which allows entry into the Pokémon League, as seen in The Ultimate Test. The test is called the Pokémon League Admissions Exam. It is convenient for people whose age, health, or work keeps them from traveling around to collect badges.

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Badges in EP013
(Composite screenshot)

So far, Ash Ketchum has only obtained badges that are available in the games, with the notable exception of those he obtained in the Orange Archipelago. Several unknown badges can be seen at the beginning of Mystery at the Lighthouse, while many Trainers Ash has met have had badges that differ from those that are obtainable in the games.

Gary

Gary Oak acquired more than the standard eight Kanto League badges, thus leading to confusion as to whether or not there is a finite number of badges that can be given out in a given region. By The Battle of the Badge, he is shown to have at least ten badges, only 3 of which correspond to known Kanto league badges, suggesting there are at least fifteen gyms in Kanto. This would, therefore, provide one gym for each of the (at the time) fifteen types. Among these may include the Fighting Dojo, a gym shown to be defunct by Pokémon Red and Blue.

Otoshi

In addition, before Ash competes in the Indigo League, a Trainer named Otoshi is shown in the episode Bad to the Bone; he owns eight badges, but only shares four in common with Ash; later in the episode another Trainer is seen with eight other completely different badges altogether. In total, Ash, Gary, Otoshi and the other Trainer display 28 different types of badges, so there must be at least this number of gyms in Kanto at the time, assuming they are all from the same region.

On closer inspection, Otoshi's badges each look somewhat similar to Ash's badges and only differ in size and shape. Similarly, what can be identified as a Soul Badge, Thunder Badge, Marsh Badge, and Volcano Badge slide across the screen every time his Marowak knocks out a Pokémon in his flashback. His badges are in this order from upper-left to bottom-right: Thunder, ? (Rainbow), Cascade, Volcano, Marsh, Soul, Boulder, and Earth. This hints that there may be different varieties of the same badge.

Later, during Ash's Johto League challenge, he is given what is referred to in the show as the "Silver Wing Badge"; however, this is not an official gym badge and is not recognized in the games as a badge at all, but rather an item used to make Lugia appear in the Whirl Islands.

Morrison

At the Hoenn Pokémon League Championship in Saved by the Beldum!, Morrison is shown to have an eighth badge different from Ash's, suggesting that there are at least 9 gyms in Hoenn.

Mismagius

In Ash's dream in Malice in Wonderland, Ash has many badges that haven't been on-screen before, as well as some older badges. Considering it was only a dream, it is probable that some of the badges seen don't exist at all.

Barry

In Barry's Busting Out All Over!, it shows that Barry has three badges. While the Forest Badge and the Mine Badge are no different, Barry has a third badge that is different from the eight Sinnoh badges. This could imply that there are at least nine Gyms in Sinnoh.

Gallery of unidentified badges

In the Pokémon Special manga

In Pokémon Special, badges have mystical and mysterious qualities that can somehow increase the power of the Pokémon owned by the Trainer who wields the badges.

It is not known what sort of material badges are made of, but they have been used for other purposes. The Mask of Ice, for instance, made an armored mask out of crushed badges.

Team Rocket used seven Kanto Gym badges to power a machine that combined Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres into a single beast. The machine also had a secret slot for the Earth Badge, which Lance manipulated to further his own goals by turning Cerise Island into a giant badge energy amplifier.

Badges are not required to enter the Pokémon League tournament; however, without eight badges, a Trainer must battle their way in to qualify for the finals.

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu, badges work in a way similar to the anime, however, there are some minor differences. All badges have the Pokémon League logo printed on them.

In addition, Pokémon Trainers are organized by class, much like Pokémon Tech "Class D", "Class C" and so forth. Badges increase the the rank of the Trainer who owns them. Ash once believed that he could increase his rank by capturing rare wild Pokémon, however this was not the case.

Trivia

  • With the exception of the Rainbow Badge and Rising Badge, all badges were renamed for audiences outside of Japan before Generation III. Generation III was the first time none were renamed, and this continued in Generation IV with the exception of the Icicle Badge, which had been the Glacier Badge in Japan. This was changed due to the fact that the badge of Mahogany Town is called the Glacier Badge in English, while it is called the Ice Badge in Japan.
  • The Orange League is the only known Pokémon League with fewer than 8 badges.
  • With the exception of the Earth Badge, obtaining a region's eighth badge enables the use of HM07 (Waterfall) outside of battle. In Kanto, the Volcano Badge, its seventh badge, enables the use of Waterfall, while the Earth Badge would technically enable the use of HM08 (Dive), if it could be used outside of battle.
  • The Japanese names of the Kanto badges are all colors.
  • So far, the only badges to be animated in the games are the ones from Johto.


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Participation
TrainerBattleGym Leaders
GymsBadgesHall of Fame
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver Grande
Lily of the ValleyVertress
Pokémon League locations
Indigo PlateauPummelo Stadium*Mt. Silver*
Ever GrandePokémon League*/Lily of the Valley*
Pokémon League*/Vertress*Pokémon League
Regional Pokémon Leagues
IndigoOrange*JohtoHoenn
SinnohUnovaKalos
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateCerulean Cave