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Medals are achievements Trainers earn for reaching certain milestones such as distance walked, PokéStops visited, and Pokémon caught. A Trainer's medals are shown on their profile page.

Each medal has three levels: bronze, silver, and gold. Some medals award Trainers with extra bonuses when they are earned, such as an increased chance of successfully catching certain Pokémon types or unlocking wardrobe pieces for purchase.

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

When the player earns a medal, an animated pop-up displays in the Map View, similar to the one when a Trainer levels up.

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:

  • Jogger
  • Collector
  • Scientist
  • Breeder
  • Backpacker
  • Battle Girl
  • Ace Trainer
  • Kanto
  • Johto
  • Hoenn
  • Best Buddy

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.png Jogger Bronze.png
10
Jogger Silver.png
100
Jogger Gold.png
1,000
Collector Pokémon caught in total Collector shadow.png Collector Bronze.png
30
Collector Silver.png
500
Collector Gold.png
2,000
Scientist Pokémon evolved Scientist shadow.png Scientist Bronze.png
3
Scientist Silver.png
20
Scientist Gold.png
200
Breeder Pokémon Eggs hatched Breeder shadow.png Breeder Bronze.png
10
Breeder Silver.png
100
Breeder Gold.png
500
Backpacker PokéStops visited Backpacker shadow.png Backpacker Bronze.png
100
Backpacker Silver.png
1,000
Backpacker Gold.png
2,000
Pokémon Ranger Research tasks completed Researcher shadow.png Researcher Bronze.png
10
Researcher Silver.png
100
Researcher Gold.png
1000
Cameraman Have surprise encounters in GO Snapshot Cameraman shadow.png Cameraman Bronze.png
10
Cameraman Silver.png
50
Cameraman Gold.png
200
Purifier Purify Shadow Pokémon Purifier shadow.png Purifier Bronze.png
5
Purifier Silver.png
50
Purifier Gold.png
500
Best Buddy Have Best Buddy BestBuddy shadow.png BestBuddy Bronze.png
1
BestBuddy Silver.png
10
BestBuddy Gold.png
100
Wayfarer Wayfarer shadow.png Wayfarer Bronze.png
50
Wayfarer Silver.png
500
Wayfarer Gold.png
1000
Successor Mega Evolve Pokémon Successor shadow.png Successor Bronze.png
1
Successor Silver.png
50
Successor Gold.png
500
Mega Evolution Guru Mega Evolve unique Pokémon MegaEvolutionGuru shadow.png MegaEvolutionGuru Bronze.png
1
MegaEvolutionGuru Silver.png
24
MegaEvolutionGuru Gold.png
36
Pokédex entries milestones
Kanto Kanto Pokédex entries registered Kanto shadow.png Kanto Bronze.png
5
Kanto Silver.png
50
Kanto Gold.png
100
Johto Johto Pokédex entries registered Johto shadow.png Johto Bronze.png
5
Johto Silver.png
30
Johto Gold.png
70
Hoenn Hoenn Pokédex entries registered Hoenn shadow.png Hoenn Bronze.png
5
Hoenn Silver.png
40
Hoenn Gold.png
90
Sinnoh Sinnoh Pokédex entries registered Sinnoh shadow.png Sinnoh Bronze.png
5
Sinnoh Silver.png
30
Sinnoh Gold.png
80
Unova Unova Pokédex entries registered Unova shadow.png Unova Bronze.png
5
Unova Silver.png
50
Unova Gold.png
100
Galar Galar Pokédex entries registered Galar shadow.png Galar Bronze.png
X
Galar Silver.png
X
Galar Gold.png
X
Combat milestones
Battle Girl Gym battles won BattleGirl shadow.png BattleGirl Bronze.png
10
BattleGirl Silver.png
100
BattleGirl Gold.png
1,000
Ace Trainer Battling Team Leaders AceTrainer shadow.png AceTrainer Bronze.png
10
AceTrainer Silver.png
100
AceTrainer Gold.png
1,000
Berry Master Berries fed at gyms BerryMaster shadow.png BerryMaster Bronze.png
10
BerryMaster Silver.png
100
BerryMaster Gold.png
1,000
Gym Leader Hours of defending gyms GymLeader shadow.png GymLeader Bronze.png
10
GymLeader Silver.png
100
GymLeader Gold.png
1,000
Champion Non-legendary Raid Battles won Champion shadow.png Champion Bronze.png
10
Champion Silver.png
100
Champion Gold.png
1,000
Battle Legend Legendary Raid Battles won BattleLegend shadow.png BattleLegend Bronze.png
10
BattleLegend Silver.png
100
BattleLegend Gold.png
1,000
Hero Defeat Team GO Rocket members Hero shadow.png Hero Bronze.png
10
Hero Silver.png
100
Hero Gold.png
1,000
Ultra Hero Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss UltraHero shadow.png UltraHero Bronze.png
1
UltraHero Silver.png
5
UltraHero Gold.png
20
Trading and friendship milestones
Gentleman Trade Pokémon Gentleman shadow.png Gentleman Bronze.png
10
Gentleman Silver.png
100
Gentleman Gold.png
1,000
Idol Become Best Friends with Trainers Idol shadow.png Idol Bronze.png
1
Idol Silver.png
2
Idol Gold.png
3
Pilot Earned km across the distance of all Pokémon trades Pilot shadow.png Pilot Bronze.png
1,000
Pilot Silver.png
100,000
Pilot Gold.png
1,000,000
Trainer Battles
Great League Veteran Win Trainer Battles in the Great League GreatLeague shadow.png GreatLeague Bronze.png
5
GreatLeague Silver.png
50
GreatLeague Gold.png
200
Ultra League Veteran Win Trainer Battles in the Ultra League UltraLeague shadow.png UltraLeague Bronze.png
5
UltraLeague Silver.png
50
UltraLeague Gold.png
200
Master League Veteran Win Trainer Battles in the Master League MasterLeague shadow.png MasterLeague Bronze.png
5
MasterLeague Silver.png
50
MasterLeague Gold.png
200
Specific Pokémon milestones
Fisher Big (more than 1 meter of size) Magikarp caught Fisher shadow.png Fisher Bronze.png
3
Fisher Silver.png
50
Fisher Gold.png
300
Youngster Tiny (less than 1 kilogram of weight) Rattata caught Youngster shadow.png Youngster Bronze.png
3
Youngster Silver.png
50
Youngster Gold.png
300
Pikachu fan Pikachu caught PikachuFan shadow.png PikachuFan Bronze.png
3
PikachuFan Silver.png
50
PikachuFan Gold.png
300
Unown Unique Unown caught Unown shadow.png Unown Bronze.png
3
Unown Silver.png
10
Unown Gold.png
26

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.

Bronze, Silver and Gold specific-type Pokémon medals increase 10%, 20% and 30% the capture rate of Pokémon from that Specific-type, respectively.

Name Requirement None Bronze Silver Gold
Bug Catcher Icon Bug.png Bug-type caught BugCatcher shadow.png BugCatcher Bronze.png BugCatcher Silver.png BugCatcher Gold.png
Delinquent Icon Dark.png Dark-type caught Delinquent shadow.png Delinquent Bronze.png Delinquent Silver.png Delinquent Gold.png
Dragon Tamer Icon Dragon.png Dragon-type caught DragonTamer shadow.png DragonTamer Bronze.png DragonTamer Silver.png DragonTamer Gold.png
Rocker Icon Electric.png Electric-type caught Rocker shadow.png Rocker Bronze.png Rocker Silver.png Rocker Gold.png
Fairy-Tale Girl Icon Fairy.png Fairy-type caught FairyTaleGirl shadow.png FairyTaleGirl Bronze.png FairyTaleGirl Silver.png FairyTaleGirl Gold.png
Black Belt Icon Fighting.png Fighting-type caught BlackBelt shadow.png BlackBelt Bronze.png BlackBelt Silver.png BlackBelt Gold.png
Kindler Icon Fire.png Fire-type caught Kindler shadow.png Kindler Bronze.png Kindler Silver.png Kindler Gold.png
Bird Keeper Icon Flying.png Flying-type caught BirdKeeper shadow.png BirdKeeper Bronze.png BirdKeeper Silver.png BirdKeeper Gold.png
Hex Maniac Icon Ghost.png Ghost-type caught HexManiac shadow.png HexManiac Bronze.png HexManiac Silver.png HexManiac Gold.png
Gardener Icon Grass.png Grass-type caught Gardener shadow.png Gardener Bronze.png Gardener Silver.png Gardener Gold.png
Ruin Maniac Icon Ground.png Ground-type caught RuinManiac shadow.png RuinManiac Bronze.png RuinManiac Silver.png RuinManiac Gold.png
Skier Icon Ice.png Ice-type caught Skier shadow.png Skier Bronze.png Skier Silver.png Skier Gold.png
Schoolkid Icon Normal.png Normal-type caught Schoolkid shadow.png Schoolkid Bronze.png Schoolkid Silver.png Schoolkid Gold.png
Punk Girl Icon Poison.png Poison-type caught PunkGirl shadow.png PunkGirl Bronze.png PunkGirl Silver.png PunkGirl Gold.png
Psychic Icon Psychic.png Psychic-type caught Psychic shadow.png Psychic Bronze.png Psychic Silver.png Psychic Gold.png
Hiker Icon Rock.png Rock-type caught Hiker shadow.png Hiker Bronze.png Hiker Silver.png Hiker Gold.png
Rail Staff Icon Steel.png Steel-type caught RailStaff shadow.png RailStaff Bronze.png RailStaff Silver.png RailStaff Gold.png
Swimmer Icon Water.png Water-type caught Swimmer shadow.png Swimmer Bronze.png Swimmer Silver.png Swimmer Gold.png

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 2017 Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2017.png
Pikachu Outbreak 2017 Yokohama, August 2017 Pokémon GO Park Pokémon GO Park Yokohama 2017.png
GO Safari Zone - Europe 2017 Europe, September 16, 2017 Pokémon GO Safari Zone Pokémon GO Safari Zone Europe 2017.png
Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Chicago, July 14–15, 2018 Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2018.png
Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan and S. Korea, July 26–29, 2018 Pokémon GO Special Weekend Pokémon GO Special Weekend 2018.png
Safari Zone Yokosuka Yokosuka, August 29–September 2, 2018 Safari Zone Yokosuka Safari Zone Yokosuka 2018.png
Safari Zone Porto Alegre Porto Alegre, January 25–27, 2019 Safari Zone Porto Alegre Safari Zone Porto Alegre 2019.png
Safari Zone Sentosa Sentosa, April 18–22, 2019 Safari Zone Sentosa Pokémon GO Safari Zone Sentosa.png
Pokémon GO Fest—Chicago 2019 Chicago, June 13–16, 2019 Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019.png
Pokémon GO Fest—Dortmund 2019 Dortmund, July 4–7, 2019 Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund 2019.png
Pokémon GO Fest—Yokohama 2019 Yokohama, August 6–12, 2019 Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama 2019.png
Safari Zone Montreal Montreal, September 20–22, 2019 Safari Zone Montreal Pokémon GO Safari Zone Montreal.png
Pokémon GO Fest Global, July 25 - 26, 2020 Pokémon GO Fest 2020 GO Fest 2020 medal.png

Medal for Ticketed Research

There are exclusive medals for Ticketed Special Researches, including:

These medals are inscribed with a 4 digit month-year label.

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.png bronze-level medal,
  • +1 catch bonus for Silver Medal.png silver-level medal that gives in total +2 catch bonus
  • and +1 catch bonus for Gold Medal.png 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.png Dragon-type Pokémon

). If a Pokémon has two types, the game will average the catch bonus trainer has for those two types.

Avatar items

Example avatar item locked until Medal tier is achieved.

Twelve medals for general actions grant trainers having them with special avatar items themed for each name of medal. These medals are:

  • Jogger,
  • Battle Girl,
  • Fisher,
  • Gym Leader,
  • Pikachu Fan,
  • Ace Trainer,
  • Great League Veteran,
  • Ultra League Veteran,
  • Master League Veteran,
  • Kanto,
  • Johto
  • and Ultra Hero.

Achieving higher tier of each medal unlocks more purchasable clothing for trainers.

Jogger and Fisher unlock only-male avatar clothes when Battle Girl unlocks only-female avatar 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. Thus, if avatar is male there are no rewards for Battle Girl medal and if avatar is female there are no displayed rewards for Fisher nor Jogger medals.

Medal tier Male avatar items Female avatar items
Jogger shadow.png Jogger
Jogger Bronze.png
Bronze medal
Glasses Jogger.png Jogger Sunglasses
Gloves Jogger.png Jogger Watch
Hat Jogger.png Jogger Visor
Jogger Silver.png
Silver medal
Pants Jogger.png Jogger Shorts
Shoes Jogger.png Jogger Shoes
Jogger Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Jogger.png Jogger Tank Top
BattleGirl shadow.png Battle Girl
BattleGirl Bronze.png
Bronze medal
Gloves Battle Girl.png Battle Girl Gloves
BattleGirl Silver.png
Silver medal
Pants Battle Girl.png Battle Girl Shorts
Shoes Battle Girl.png Battle Girl Shoes
BattleGirl Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Battle Girl.png Battle Girl Tank Top
Fisher shadow.png Fisher
Fisher Bronze.png
Bronze medal
Hat Fisher.png Fisher Cap
Fisher Silver.png
Silver medal
Pants Fisher.png Fisher Shorts
Shoes Fisher.png Fisher Shoes
Fisher Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Fisher.png Fisher Tank Top
GymLeader shadow.png Gym Leader
GymLeader Bronze.png
Bronze medal
Gloves Gym Leader.png Gym Leader Gloves Gloves Gym Leader female.png Gym Leader Gloves
GymLeader Silver.png
Silver medal
Pants Gym Leader.png Gym Leader Shorts
Shoes Gym Leader.png Gym Leader Shoes
Pants Gym Leader female.png Gym Leader Shorts
Shoes Gym Leader female.png Gym Leader Shoes
GymLeader Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Gym Leader.png Gym Leader Shirt Shirt Gym Leader female.png Gym Leader Shirt
PikachuFan shadow.png Pikachu Fan
PikachuFan Bronze.png
Bronze medal
Hat Pikachu Fan.png Pikachu Fan Headband Hat Pikachu Fan female.png Pikachu Fan Headband
PikachuFan Silver.png
Silver medal
Pants Pikachu Fan.png Pikachu Fan Shorts
Shoes Pikachu Fan.png Pikachu Fan Shoes
Pants Pikachu Fan female.png Pikachu Fan Shorts
Shoes Pikachu Fan female.png Pikachu Fan Shoes
PikachuFan Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Pikachu Fan.png Pikachu Fan Shirt Shirt Pikachu Fan female.png Pikachu Fan Shirt
AceTrainer shadow.png Ace Trainer
AceTrainer Bronze.png
Bronze medal
Pants Ace Trainer BW.png Ace Pants Pants Ace Trainer BW female.png Ace Skirt
AceTrainer Silver.png
Silver medal
Shoes Ace Trainer BW.png Ace Boots Shoes Ace Trainer BW female.png Ace Boots
AceTrainer Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Ace Trainer BW.png Ace Vest Shirt Ace Trainer BW female.png Ace Vest
GreatLeague shadow.png Great League Veteran
GreatLeague Silver.png
Silver medal
Gloves Ace Trainer SM.png Ace Gloves
Hat Ace Trainer SM.png Ace Earbud
Gloves Ace Trainer SM female.png Ace Gloves
Hat Ace Trainer SM female.png Ace Visor
GreatLeague Gold.png
Gold medal
Pants Veteran Trainer XY.png Veteran Pants Pants Veteran Trainer XY female.png Veteran Leggings
UltraLeague shadow.png Ultra League Veteran
UltraLeague Silver.png
Silver medal
Shirt Ace Trainer SM.png Ace Top Shirt Ace Trainer SM female.png Ace Long Top
UltraLeague Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Veteran Trainer XY.png Veteran Jacket Shirt Veteran Trainer XY female.png Veteran Coat
MasterLeague shadow.png Master League Veteran
MasterLeague Silver.png
Silver medal
Pants Ace Trainer SM.png Ace Shorts
Shoes Ace Trainer SM.png Ace Shoes
Shoes Ace Trainer SM female.png Ace Shoes
MasterLeague Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Veteran Trainer XY.png Veteran Jacket Shoes Veteran Trainer XY female.png Veteran Boots
Kanto shadow.png Kanto
Kanto Bronze.png
Bronze medal
Backpack FRLG.png FireRed Backpack
Gloves FRLG.png FireRed Wristbands
Hat FRLG.png FireRed Cap
Pants FRLG.png FireRed Pants
Shirt FRLG.png FireRed Top
Shoes FRLG.png FireRed Shoes
Backpack FRLG female.png LeafGreen Backpack
Gloves FRLG female.png LeafGreen Wristbands
Hat FRLG female.png LeafGreen Cap
Pants FRLG female.png LeafGreen Skirt
Shirt FRLG female.png LeafGreen Top
Shoes FRLG female.png LeafGreen Shoes
Johto shadow.png Johto
Johto Bronze.png
Bronze medal
Backpack HGSS.png Johto Bag
Hat HGSS.png Johto Cap
Pants HGSS.png Johto Pants
Shirt HGSS.png Johto Top
Shoes HGSS.png Johto Shoes
Backpack HGSS female.png Johto Bag
Hat HGSS female.png Johto Cap
Pants HGSS female.png Johto Pants
Shirt HGSS female.png Johto Top
Shoes HGSS female.png Johto Shoes
Socks HGSS.png Johto Socks
UltraHero shadow.png Ultra Hero
UltraHero Silver.png
Silver medal
Pants Giovanni.png Giovanni Pants
Shoes Giovanni.png Giovanni Shoes
Pants Giovanni female.png Giovanni Pants
Shoes Giovanni female.png Giovanni Shoes
UltraHero Gold.png
Gold medal
Shirt Giovanni.png Giovanni Shirt
Gloves Giovanni.png Giovanni Gloves
Shirt Giovanni female.png Giovanni Shirt
Gloves Giovanni female.png Giovanni Gloves

Premier Balls

Tiers of Purifier and Hero medals count towards the number of bonus Premier Balls given in Shadow Pokémon rescue mission.

Trivia

  • The Ace Trainer medal was originally obtainable by training Pokémon in team-owned Gyms. Training was removed during the Gym rework. This medal was made available again when Trainer Battles were introduced.
    • The medal was still shown in game, keeping the progress when it was unavailable.
  • Before the introduction of Team GO Rocket Leaders, the Hero medal description said "Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts".
  • Most of medals are named after Trainer Classes from the main game series.
    • Fisher and Rail Staff were previously called Fisherman and Depot Agent. The names were updated in mid-January 2020 corresponding to changes in Pokémon Sword and Shield.[1][2]

References

  1. Fisherman medal is now just called Fisher. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-01-21.
  2. Depot Agent medal is now called Rail Staff. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-01-21.

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