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Medals

Medals are sort of achievements earned by Trainers for reaching certain milestones, like distance walked, PokéStops visited, Pokémon caught.

Each medal has three levels: bronze, silver, and gold. For achieving some of the medals Trainers are extra rewarded with bonuses - such as an increased chance of successfully catching certain Pokémon type or bonus wardrobe pieces for Trainers are unlocked to be purchased.

Medal

Earning a bronze medal for registering five unique Pokémon to the Pokédex

When any of the medals is achieved there is an animated pop-up displayed in the Map View. Similar to the one when trainer achieves next level.

Too enter and see currently owned medals:

  1. in Map View touch Trainer avatar in the bottom-left corner of screen,
  2. slide down on Trainer profile page, the all owned medals are shown right under the section with Gym Badges.

Most of the medals without any progress are hidden until there's any progress for achieving bronze level of such medals. Some of them are displayed as the silhouette of corresponding medal, even without any progress on them, these medals are specifically for general milestones and Pokédex entries milestones:

  • Jogger
  • Collector
  • Scientist
  • Breeder
  • Backpacker
  • Battle Girl
  • Ace Trainer (cannot be obtained currently)
  • Kanto
  • Johto
  • Hoenn

After achieving gold level of each medal the statistics of required task for such medal are still kept and can be seen in medal's detail view in gold-level medal tab.

Medals levels

Medals have three different levels that in order to be achieved, require various values for a main task of certain medal.

Medal images used above are original graphics used for medals for catching Pokémon of specific-type. After game update to version 0.41.2, they were changed to have icons of corresponding type, therefore these images became unused in the game.

List of medals

Medals have to kinds the ones for the various general tasks and milestones in gameplay and the others for catching specific-type Pokémon.

General medals

First section with medals on Trainer profile page shows all the currently owned medals for various milestones of general actions in the game. They can be also related to combat, number of each region Pokédex entries and catching specific Pokémon.

Name Requirement None Bronze Silver Gold
General milestones
Jogger Kilometers walked Jogger shadow Jogger Bronze
10
Jogger Silver
100
Jogger Gold
1,000
Collector Pokémon caught in total Collector shadow Collector Bronze
30
Collector Silver
500
Collector Gold
2,000
Scientist Pokémon evolved Scientist shadow Scientist Bronze
3
Scientist Silver
20
Scientist Gold
200
Breeder Pokémon Eggs hatched Breeder shadow Breeder Bronze
10
Breeder Silver
100
Breeder Gold
500
Backpacker PokéStops visited Backpacker shadow Backpacker Bronze
100
Backpacker Silver
1,000
Backpacker Gold
2,000
Researcher Complete Research tasks Researcher shadow Researcher Bronze
10
Researcher Silver
100
Researcher Gold
1000
Pokédex entries milestones
Kanto Kanto Pokédex entries registered Kanto shadow Kanto Bronze
5
Kanto Silver
50
Kanto Gold
100
Johto Johto Pokédex entries registered Johto shadow Johto Bronze
5
Johto Silver
30
Johto Gold
70
Hoenn Hoenn Pokédex entries registered Hoenn shadow Hoenn Bronze
5
Hoenn Silver
40
Hoenn Gold
90
Combat milestones
Battle Girl Gym battles won BattleGirl shadow BattleGirl Bronze
10
BattleGirl Silver
100
BattleGirl Gold
1,000
Ace Trainer Pokémon trainings at gym performed. (Currently not available to obtain due to gyms system rework.) AceTrainer shadow AceTrainer Bronze
10
AceTrainer Silver
100
AceTrainer Gold
1,000
Berry Master Berries fed at gyms BerryMaster shadow BerryMaster Bronze
10
BerryMaster Silver
100
BerryMaster Gold
1,000
Gym Leader Hours of defending gyms GymLeader shadow GymLeader Bronze
10
GymLeader Silver
100
GymLeader Gold
1,000
Champion Non-legendary Raid Battles won Champion shadow Champion Bronze
10
Champion Silver
100
Champion Gold
1,000
Battle Legend Legendary Raid Battles won BattleLegend shadow BattleLegend Bronze
10
BattleLegend Silver
100
BattleLegend Gold
1,000
Specific Pokémon milestones
Fisherman Big (more than 1 meter of size) Magikarp caught Fisherman shadow Fisherman Bronze
3
Fisherman Silver
50
Fisherman Gold
300
Youngster Tiny (less than 1 kilogram of weight) Rattata caught Youngster shadow Youngster Bronze
3
Youngster Silver
50
Youngster Gold
300
Pikachu fan Pikachu caught PikachuFan shadow PikachuFan Bronze
3
PikachuFan Silver
50
PikachuFan Gold
300
Unown Unique Unown caught Unown shadow Unown Bronze
3
Unown Silver
10
Unown Gold
26
  1. † The Ace Trainer medal was obtainable by training Pokémon in team-owned Gyms. Training was removed during the Gym rework and it's not longer obtainable, however the medal is still present in game—keeping the progress before the Gym rework.

Specific-type Pokémon medals

Besides the general medals for certain milestones, there are also medals for catching specific-type Pokémon. These medals share same task and value of achieving next level of medal:

  • for acquiring bronze-level medal Trainer is required to catch at least 10 specific-type Pokémon,
  • for acquiring silver-level medal Trainer is required to catch at least 50 specific-type Pokémon
  • and finally, for acquiring gold-level medal Trainer is required to catch at least 200 specific-type Pokémon.
Name Requirement None Bronze Silver Gold
Bug Catcher Bug Bug-type caught BugCatcher shadow BugCatcher Bronze BugCatcher Silver BugCatcher Gold
Delinquent Dark Dark-type caught Delinquent shadow Delinquent Bronze Delinquent Silver Delinquent Gold
Dragon Tamer Dragon Dragon-type caught DragonTamer shadow DragonTamer Bronze DragonTamer Silver DragonTamer Gold
Rocker Electric Electric-type caught Rocker shadow Rocker Bronze Rocker Silver Rocker Gold
Fairy-Tale Girl Fairy Fairy-type caught FairyTaleGirl shadow FairyTaleGirl Bronze FairyTaleGirl Silver FairyTaleGirl Gold
Black Belt Fighting Fighting-type caught BlackBelt shadow BlackBelt Bronze BlackBelt Silver BlackBelt Gold
Kindler Fire Fire-type caught Kindler shadow Kindler Bronze Kindler Silver Kindler Gold
Bird Keeper Flying Flying-type caught BirdKeeper shadow BirdKeeper Bronze BirdKeeper Silver BirdKeeper Gold
Hex Maniac Ghost Ghost-type caught HexManiac shadow HexManiac Bronze HexManiac Silver HexManiac Gold
Gardener Grass Grass-type caught Gardener shadow Gardener Bronze Gardener Silver Gardener Gold
Ruin Maniac Ground Ground-type caught RuinManiac shadow RuinManiac Bronze RuinManiac Silver RuinManiac Gold
Skier Ice Ice-type caught Skier shadow Skier Bronze Skier Silver Skier Gold
Schoolkid Normal Normal-type caught Schoolkid shadow Schoolkid Bronze Schoolkid Silver Schoolkid Gold
Punk Girl Poison Poison-type caught PunkGirl shadow PunkGirl Bronze PunkGirl Silver PunkGirl Gold
Psychic Psychic Psychic-type caught Psychic shadow Psychic Bronze Psychic Silver Psychic Gold
Hiker Rock Rock-type caught Hiker shadow Hiker Bronze Hiker Silver Hiker Gold
Depot Agent Steel Steel-type caught DepotAgent shadow DepotAgent Bronze DepotAgent Silver DepotAgent Gold
Swimmer Water Water-type caught Swimmer shadow Swimmer Bronze Swimmer Silver Swimmer Gold

Exclusive medals

These medals are exclusive and were only obtainable during their event.

Name Description Event Medal
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago, July 22, 2017 Pokémon GO Fest Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2017
Pikachu Outbreak 2017 Yokohama, August 2017 Pokémon GO Park Pokémon GO Park Yokohama 2017
GO Safari Zone - Europe 2017 Europe, September 16, 2017 Pokémon GO Safari Zone Pokémon GO Safari Zone Europe 2017

Rewards

For acquiring certain medals, mainly specific-type Pokémon related medals, there are some bonus rewards on each achieved level of such medal.

Catch bonus

Medals for catching specific-type Pokémon grant trainers having them with special catch bonus that highers capture rate of all Pokémon of respective type when it is being captured in wild.

  • +1 catch bonus for Bronze Medal bronze-level medal,
  • +1 catch bonus for Silver Medal silver-level medal that gives in total +2 catch bonus
  • and +1 catch bonus for Gold Medal gold-level medal that finally gives in total +3 catch bonus.
This counts only for capturing Pokémon with type corresponding to the medal. (for instance the Dragon Tamer medal grants a bonus for catching
Icon Dragon Dragon-type Pokémon
). If a Pokémon has two types, the game will average the catch bonus trainer has for those two types.

Special clothes

Three medals for general actions grant trainers having them with special wardrobe pieces themed for each name of medal. These medals are Jogger, Battle Girl and Fisherman. Achieving higher level of each medal unlocks more purchasable clothing for trainers.

The Jogger medal unlocks following pieces of a male trainer wardrobe:

  • Jogger Sunglasses, Jogger Watch and Jogger Visor for achieving Jogger Bronze bronze-level medal,
  • Jogger Shorts and Jogger Shoes for achieving Jogger Silver silver-level medal
  • and Jogger Tank Top for achieving Jogger Gold gold-level medal.

The Battle Girl medal unlocks following pieces of a female trainer wardrobe:

  • Battle Girl Gloves for achieving BattleGirl Bronze bronze-level medal,
  • Battle Girl Shorts and Battle Girl Shoes for achieving BattleGirl Silver silver-level medal
  • and Battle Girl Tank Top for achieving BattleGirl Gold gold-level medal

The Fisherman medal unlocks following pieces of a male trainer wardrobe:

  • Fisherman Cap for achieving Fisherman Bronze bronze-level medal,
  • Fisherman Shorts and Fisherman Shoes for achieving Fisherman Silver silver-level medal
  • and Fisherman Tank Top for achieving Fisherman Gold gold-level medal.

Jogger and Fisherman unlock only-male trainer clothes when Battle Girl unlocks only-female trainer clothes, therefore depending on which gender of avatar is currently chosen these wardrobe pieces are displayed in rewards section of medal in its detail view. That means if trainer is male there are no rewards for Battle Girl medal and if trainer is female there are no displayed rewards for Fisherman nor Jogger medals.

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