Pokémon GO Medals

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A lot of us just love hunting Achievements or Trophies, we go that extra mile, slay that absurdly difficult bonus boss, trek that nearly impossible dungeon just for bragging rights. Luckily, Pokémon GO knows our plight and have brought us Medals, milestones to commemorate our achievements. While medals don’t affect gameplay, they don’t even rewards exp, they can be guides if you don’t know what to do anymore. Medals come in 3 levels, bronze, silver and gold each one asking for your endeavor more than the last. While there are a total of 28 medals, they can all be separated into 3 groups: catching, battling and exploration and did you know that each medal’s name is the classification of enemy Trainers in the main Pokémon games?

 

Catching Medals

Medals awarded for catching Pokémon are generally divided into Pokémon types you can catch, one for each of the 18 types: Normal, Fighting, Flying, Poison, Ground, Rock, Bug, Ghost, Steel, Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Dark and Fairy. These type medals require 10,50 and 200 Pokémon of the type caught for bronze, silver and gold respectively.  There are also quirky medals that are given to you when you catch Large Magikarps, Tiny Rattatas and Pikachus. It should also be noted that we currently cannot obtain the Dark-type caught medals since there are no dark-type, full or half, generation 1 Pokémon, the earliest dark type is Murkrow and it comes out in generation 2. And no, Alolan Rattata and Meowth aren’t released yet too.

 

Battling Medals

There are only 2 medals awarded for successful battles, one for conquering and the other for reinforcing. They both need 10,100 and 1,000 for bronze, silver and golf respectively. Staying near a hotly contested gym will put you on the fast track to earning that Gold Battle Girl medal. Earning the Ace Trainer medal needs a stable gym controlled by your team to earn. Getting both these badges to gold will require a top tier team, and a fast smartphone so you don’t get any visual lag while battling.

 

Exploration/Completion Medals

This last category is more about completion and experiencing what Pokémon GO has to offer. It includes the Jogger, Backpacker, Kanto, Scientist and Breeder medals. These medals are more easily achieved by just opening Pokémon GO and starting your own Pokémon journey rather than aiming to complete them.

 

If you want a cheat sheet on the various Pokémon GO medals, here’s one by the SilphRoad Community on reddit:

 

Badge Name

Name in the protobuf

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Jogger

BADGE_TRAVEL_KM

10 km

100 km

1000 km

Kanto

BADGE_POKEDEX_ENTRIES

5

50

100

Collector

BADGE_CAPTURE_TOTAL

30

500

2000

Scientist

BADGE_EVOLVED_TOTAL

3

20

200

Breeder

BADGE_HATCHED_TOTAL

10

100

500

Backpacker

BADGE_POKESTOPS_VISITED

100

1000

2000

Fisherman

BADGE_BIG_MAGIKARP

3

50

300

Battle Girl

BADGE_BATTLE_ATTACK_WON

10

100

1000

Ace Trainer

BADGE_BATTLE_TRAINING_WON

10

100

1000

Schoolkid

BADGE_TYPE_NORMAL

10

50

200

Black Belt

BADGE_TYPE_FIGHTING

10

50

200

Bird Keeper

BADGE_TYPE_FLYING

10

50

200

Punk Girl

BADGE_TYPE_POISON

10

50

200

Ruin Maniac

BADGE_TYPE_GROUND

10

50

200

Hiker

BADGE_TYPE_ROCK

10

50

200

Bug Catcher

BADGE_TYPE_BUG

10

50

200

Hex Maniac

BADGE_TYPE_GHOST

10

50

200

Depot Agent

BADGE_TYPE_STEEL

10

50

200

Kindler

BADGE_TYPE_FIRE

10

50

200

Swimmer

BADGE_TYPE_WATER

10

50

200

Gardener

BADGE_TYPE_GRASS

10

50

200

Rocker

BADGE_TYPE_ELECTRIC

10

50

200

Psychic

BADGE_TYPE_PSYCHIC

10

50

200

Skier

BADGE_TYPE_ICE

10

50

200

Dragon Tamer

BADGE_TYPE_DRAGON

10

50

200

Fairy Tale Girl

BADGE_TYPE_FAIRY

10

50

200

Youngster

BADGE_SMALL_RATTATA

3

50

300

Pikachu Fan

BADGE_PIKACHU

3

50

300

???

BADGE_TYPE_DARK

10

50

200

 

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