In Pokemon Go, one of the many rewards players can receive throughout their gameplay are medals, and they come in bronze, silver, and gold. What are all the possible medals, and what is required to get them?
There are currently 28 different medals in Pokemon Go, the bronze ones being relatively easy to achieve and the gold being significantly more difficult. They’re mostly based on actions you’ll be performing throughout your day anyway, such as walking a certain distance, catching a certain number of Pokemon, hatching a certain number of eggs, etc.
Is there any benefit to getting these medals? Well, not really. You don’t get any XP from them, and they can’t be redeemed in the store for anything. They’re really just nice ways of giving the player goals to work towards, similar to how achievements work on video game consoles.
You can see your progress on these medals by visiting your player info page, which is accessed by hitting the avatar on the bottom left corner of the screen. Scroll all the way down, and you’ll see a bunch of circles with some progress made on them. When you first get started, this progress will be out of whatever the bronze requirement is.
Via data assembled from The Silph Road, here’s a breakdown of every single medal in Pokemon Go and what you need to do to get it.
|Jogger||Walk this distance||10 km||100 km||1000 km|
|Kanto||Register this many Pokemon species||20||50||100|
|Collector||Capture this many Pokemon||30||500||2,000|
|Scientist||Evolve this many Pokémon||3||20||200|
|Breeder||Hatch this many eggs||10||100||1,000|
|Backpacker||Visit this many PokéStops||10||1,000||2,000|
|Fisherman||Capture this many Big Magikarp||3||50||300|
|Battle Girl||Win this many gym battles||10||100||1,000|
|Ace Trainer||Train at this many friendly gyms||10||100||1,000|
|SchoolKid||Capture this many normal Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Black Belt||Capture this many fighting Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Bird Keeper||Capture this many flying Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Punk Girl||Capture this many poison Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Ruin Maniac||Capture this many ground Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Hiker||Capture this many rock Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Bug Catcher||Capture this many bug Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Hex Maniac||Capture this many ghost Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Depot Agent||Capture this many steel Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Kindler||Capture this many fire Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Swimmer||Capture this many water Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Gardener||Capture this many grass Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Rocker||Capture this many electric Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Psychic||Capture this many psychic Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Skier Tale Girl||Capture this many ice Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Dragon Tamer||Capture this many dragon Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Fairy Tale Girl||Capture this many fairy Pokemon||10||50||200|
|Youngster||Capture this many Tiny Rattata||10||50||300|
|Pikachu||Capture this many Pikachu||10||50||300|
Looking to advance to the next level in Pokemon Go? This chart outlines exactly how much XP you'll need to do so.Click here to read more