Gym Badges

A Gym 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.

Badges affect a Pokémon's behavior. A symbol of competence on the Trainer's part, badges force 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 affects the items that various Poké Marts will sell a Trainer. The more badges, the more expensive and rare items become available for purchase.

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Indigo League

Trainers must collect eight Gym badges from around the Kanto region in order to participate in the Indigo League.

Boulder Badge

Boulder Badge.png The Boulder Badge (Japanese: グレーバッジ Gray Badge) from Pewter Gym is the first badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Indigo League.

In the games, it enables the use of Flash outside of battle and increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Attack stat.

Brock has the sole authority to hand out the Boulder Badge. In the anime, however, he has shared this position with Flint, Lola and Forrest.

It is a simple gray octagon.

Cascade Badge

Cascade Badge.png The Cascade Badge (Japanese: ブルーバッジ Blue Badge) from Cerulean Gym is the second badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Indigo League.

In the games, it enables the use of Cut outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 30 to obey the Trainer.

Misty has the sole authority to hand out the Cascade Badge. In the anime, Lily, Daisy and Violet used to have this authority.

It is in the shape of a light blue raindrop.

Thunder Badge

Thunder Badge.png The Thunder Badge (Japanese: オレンジバッジ Orange Badge) from Vermilion Gym is the third badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Indigo League.

In the games, it enables the use of Fly outside of battle and increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Speed stat.

Lt. Surge has the sole authority to hand out the Thunder Badge.

It is in the shape of an eight-pointed gold star with an orange octagon in the center.

Rainbow Badge

Rainbow Badge.png The Rainbow Badge (Japanese: レインボーバッジ Rainbow Badge) from Celadon Gym is the fourth badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Indigo League.

In the games, it enables the use of Strength outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 50 to obey the Trainer.

Erika has the sole authority to hand out the Rainbow Badge.

It is shaped like a flower, showing grass. Its petals are rainbow colored, hence its name.

Soul Badge

Soul Badge.png The Soul Badge (Japanese: ピンクバッジ Pink Badge) from Fuchsia Gym is the fifth badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Indigo League.

In the games, it enables the use of Surf outside of battle and increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Defense stat.

Janine, and formerly her father, Koga, have had the authority to hand out the Soul Badge.

It is in the shape of a fuchsia heart.

Marsh Badge

Marsh Badge.png The Marsh Badge (Japanese: ゴールドバッジ Gold Badge) from Saffron Gym is the sixth badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Indigo League.

In the games, it forces all Pokémon up to Level 70 to obey the Trainer. Its additional effect in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen is the enabling of the use of Rock Smash outside battle.

Sabrina has the sole authority to hand out the Marsh Badge.

It is a gold circle with a smaller gold circle inside it.

Volcano Badge

Volcano Badge.png The Volcano Badge (Japanese: クリムゾンバッジ Crimson Badge) from Cinnabar Gym is the seventh badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Indigo League.

It increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Special stats. Its additional effect in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen is the enabling of the use of Waterfall outside battle.

Blaine has the sole authority to hand out the Volcano Badge.

It is red and shaped like a flame.

Earth Badge

Earth Badge.png The Earth Badge (Japanese: グリーンバッジ Green Badge) from Viridian Gym is the final badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Indigo League.

It forces all Pokémon to obey the Trainer.

Giovanni and Blue in the games, and Giovanni, Jessie, James, Meowth, and Agatha in the anime, have all had the authority to hand out the Earth Badge.

It is shaped like a plant, which grows on earth.

Orange League

Trainers must collect only four badges from the Orange Crew in order to participate in the Orange League. All Orange League badges are made out of sea shells.

Coral-Eye Badge

Coral Eye Badge.png The Coral-Eye Badge (Japanese: サクラバッジ Sakura Badge) from Mikan Gym is the first badge on a Trainer's journey toward the Orange League.

Cissy has the sole authority to hand out the Coral-Eye Badge.

It is shaped like a clam shell with a small gemstone on it. Its Japanese name is derived from cherry blossom.

Sea Ruby Badge

Sea Ruby Badge.png The Sea Ruby Badge (Japanese: シラナミバッジ Shiranami Badge) from Navel Gym is the second badge on a Trainer's journey toward the Orange League.

Danny has the sole authority to hand out the Sea Ruby Badge.

It is shaped like an oyster shell with a small gemstone on it.

Spike Shell Badge

Spike Shell Badge.png The Spike Shell Badge (Japanese: リンボウバッジ Rinbou Badge) from Trovita Gym is the third badge on a Trainer's journey toward the Orange League.

Rudy has the sole authority to hand out the Spike Shell Badge.

It is shaped like the top view of a conch shell with a small gemstone on it. The name and shape of the badge is said to reflect the spike-like rocks that surround Trovita Island.

Jade Star Badge

Jade Star Badge.png The Jade Star Badge (Japanese: ルリバッジ Ruri Badge) from Kumquat Gym is the fourth and final badge on a Trainer's journey toward the Orange League.

Luana has the sole authority to hand out the Jade Star Badge.

It is shaped like a conch shell with a small gemstone on it. Its Japanese name is derived from lapis lazuli

Johto League

Trainers must collect eight Gym badges from around the Johto region in order to participate in the Johto League.

Zephyr Badge

ZephyrBadge.png The Zephyr Badge (Japanese: ウイングバッジ Wing Badge) from Violet Gym is the first badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Johto League.

In the games, it enables the use of Flash outside of battle and increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Attack stat.

Falkner, and formerly his father, have the authority to hand out the Zephyr Badge.

It is shaped like a pair of wings.

Hive Badge

HiveBadge.png The Hive Badge (Japanese: インセクトバッジ Insect Badge) from Azalea Gym is the second badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Johto League.

In the games, it enables the use of Cut outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 30 to obey the Trainer.

Bugsy has the sole authority to hand out the Hive Badge.

It looks like a ladybug from a view above.

Plain Badge

PlainBadge.png The Plain Badge (Japanese: レギュラーバッジ Regular Badge) from Goldenrod Gym is the third badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Johto League.

In the games, it enables the use of Strength outside of battle and increases a Trainer's Pokémon's Speed stat.

Whitney has the sole authority to hand out the Plain Badge.

It is a plain square.

Fog Badge

FogBadge.png The Fog Badge (Japanese: ファントムバッジ Phantom Badge) from Ecruteak Gym is the fourth badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Johto League.

In the games, it enables the use of Surf outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 50 to obey the Trainer.

Morty has the sole authority to hand out the Fog Badge.

It is shaped like a stereotypical ghost.

Storm Badge

StormBadge.png The Storm Badge (Japanese: ショックバッジ Shock Badge) from Cianwood Gym is the fifth badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Johto League.

In the games, it enables the use of Fly outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 70 to obey the Trainer.

Chuck has the sole authority to hand out the Storm Badge.

It is shaped like a fist.

Mineral Badge

MineralBadge.png The Mineral Badge (Japanese: スチールバッジ Steel Badge) from Olivine Gym is the sixth badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Johto League.

In the games, it increases a Trainer's Pokémon's Defense stat.

Jasmine has the sole authority to hand out the Mineral Badge.

It is a steel-colored octagon.

Glacier Badge

GlacierBadge.png The Glacier Badge (Japanese: アイスバッジ Ice Badge) from Mahogany Gym is the seventh badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Johto League.

In the games, it enables the use of Whirlpool outside of battle and increases a Trainer's Pokémon's Special stats.

Pryce has the sole authority to hand out the Glacier Badge.

It is shaped like a snowflake.

Rising Badge

RisingBadge.png The Rising Badge (Japanese: ライジングバッジ Rising Badge) from Blackthorn Gym is the final badge on a Trainer's quest toward the Johto League.

In the games, it enables the use of Waterfall outside of battle and forces all Pokémon to obey the Trainer.

Clair has the sole authority to hand out the Rising Badge.

It is shaped like a dragon's face.

Hoenn League

Trainers must collect eight Gym badges from around the Hoenn region in order to participate in the Hoenn League.

Stone Badge

StoneBadge.png The Stone Badge (Japanese: ストーンバッジ Stone Badge) from Rustboro Gym enables the use of Cut outside of battle and increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Attack stat. This badge can only be handed out to Trainers by Roxanne, the leader of this Gym.

It is shaped like a rectangle with two corners more emphasized.

Knuckle Badge

KnuckleBadge.png The Knuckle Badge (Japanese: ナックルバッジ Knuckle Badge) from Dewford Gym enables the use of Flash outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 30 to obey the Trainer. It can only be handed out to Trainers by Brawly, the leader of this Gym.

It is shaped like a boxing glove.

Dynamo Badge

DynamoBadge.png The Dynamo Badge (Japanese: ダイナモバッジ Dynamo Badge) from Mauville Gym enables the use of Rock Smash outside of battle and increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Speed stat. This badge can only be handed out by Wattson, the leader of this Gym.

It is shaped like a coiled wire.

Heat Badge

HeatBadge.png The Heat Badge (Japanese: ヒートバッジ Heat Badge) from Lavaridge Gym enables the use of Strength outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 50 to obey the Trainer. This badge can only be handed out to Trainers by Flannery, the leader of this Gym.

It is shaped like a wisp of fire.

Balance Badge

BalanceBadge.png The Balance Badge (Japanese: バランスバッジ Balance Badge) from Petalburg Gym enables the use of Surf outside of battle and increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Defense stat. This badge can only be handed out by Norman, the leader of this Gym.

It is shaped like two circles, counterbalancing each other.

Feather Badge

FeatherBadge.png The Feather Badge (Japanese: フェザーバッジ Feather Badge) from Fortree Gym enables the use of Fly outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 70 to obey the Trainer. This badge can only be handed out by Winona, the leader of this Gym.

It is shaped like a bird's wing.

Mind Badge

MindBadge.png The Mind Badge (Japanese: マインドバッジ Mind Badge) from Mossdeep Gym enables the use of Dive outside of battle and increases the Trainer's Pokémon's Special stats. This badge can only be handed out by Tate and Liza, the twin leaders of this Gym.

It is shaped like a heart, with two sides closing in, possibly in reference to how Tate and Liza are twin Gym Leaders.

Rain Badge

RainBadge.png The Rain Badge (Japanese: レインバッジ Rain Badge) from Sootopolis Gym enables the use of Waterfall outside of battle and forces all Pokémon to obey the Trainer. This badge can only be handed out by Wallace, and later his mentor Juan, the leaders of this Gym.

It is shaped like three raindrops, arranged like a level-2 Sierpiński gasket, possibly based, like the Triforce, on the mon symbol of the Japanese Hōjō clan, which is said to represent the three scales of a Shinto dragon.

Sinnoh League

Trainers in Sinnoh must collect eight badges to compete in the Sinnoh Regional Pokémon League. When they are touched in the games, they play a single note, and will make a 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 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 and Fen Badges can be reversed). 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).

Coal Badge

CoalBadge.png The Coal Badge from Oreburgh Gym is the first of the badges obtained by Trainers from Sinnoh, given out by Roark. It allows the use of Rock Smash outside of battle. It is shaped like a boulder and a Poké Ball combined. It also resembles Roark's helmet.

Forest Badge

ForestBadge.png The Forest Badge from Eterna Gym is the second of the badges obtained by Trainers from Sinnoh, given out by Gardenia. It allows the use of Cut outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 30 to obey the Trainer. It is shaped like the attack Razor Leaf. It also resembles Gardenia's mantle.

Cobble Badge

CobbleBadge.png The Cobble Badge from Veilstone Gym is the third of the badges obtained by Trainers from Sinnoh, given out by Maylene. It allows the use of Fly outside of battle. It is reminiscent of bricks or a tatami mat.

Fen Badge

FenBadge.png The Fen Badge from Pastoria Gym is the fourth of the badges obtained by Trainers from Sinnoh, given out by Crasher Wake. It allows the use of Defog outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 50 to obey the Trainer. It is shaped like a lake with gray reeds around it. It also resembles Crasher Wake's Mask.

Relic Badge

RelicBadge.png The Relic Badge from Hearthome Gym is the fifth of the badges obtained by Trainers from Sinnoh, given out by Fantina. It allows the use of Surf outside of battle. It is shaped like a gray circle on its center with three purple circles around it. It also resembles Fantina's hair.

Mine Badge

MineBadge.png The Mine Badge from Canalave Gym is the sixth of the badges obtained by Trainers from Sinnoh, given out by Byron. It allows the use of Strength outside of battle and forces all Pokémon up to Level 70 to obey the Trainer. It is shaped like three stones and three pickaxes combined.

Icicle Badge

IcicleBadge.png The Icicle Badge from Snowpoint Gym is the seventh of the badges obtained by Trainers from Sinnoh, given out by Candice. It allows the use of Rock Climb outside of battle. It is shaped like an iceberg.

Beacon Badge

BeaconBadge.png The Beacon Badge from Sunyshore Gym is the last of the badges obtained by Trainers from Sinnoh, given out by Volkner. It allows for the use of Waterfall outside of battle and forces all Pokémon to obey the Trainer. It is shaped like a lighthouse.

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