Trainers, here’s a quick reminder for those who love taking over gyms and earning Gold Gym Badges in Pokémon GO. Did you know you can only keep track of a certain number of Gold Gym Badges in the game? If you’re not active at a specific gym for a while, the badge might even disappear from your list.
Let’s go back a bit: Gym Badges were added to Pokémon GO in a 2017 update. These badges give you another reason to visit specific gyms to get extra rewards. Plus, they’re another fun thing to collect.
Leveling up your Pokémon GO Gym Badges isn’t just for showing off; you also get extra rewards and XP. When you visit a gym, you get a badge that is unique to that gym location. To get the Basic badge, all you need to do is spin the gym’s photo disc.
If you want to see your collection of badges, open your Trainer Profile, scroll down to the ‘Gym Badges’ section and tap ‘List.’ If you want to see all the gyms you’ve visited on a map, just tap on the Gym Badge map at the bottom left corner while you’re in the list menu.
You can get four types of badges: Basic, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each level gives you more items and XP when you spin the gym’s photo disc. Here’s how you can level up your Gym Badges:
- Add a Pokémon to the Gym: Earns you 100 Badge XP
- Keep a Pokémon at the Gym: Earns you 1 Badge XP per minute
- Beat a defending Pokémon: Earns you Badge XP based on the CP of the defeated Pokémon divided by 100
- Win a Raid battle: Earns you 1,000 Badge XP
- Feed Berries to Pokémon at the Gym: Earns you 50 Badge XP, along with 30 Stardust and maybe some Candy
Once you have earned 1,000 Gold Gym Badges, some of your older badges may no longer appear on your Badge list. However, there is no need to be concerned, as you can easily retrieve your Gold Badge and its corresponding rewards by spinning the Photo Disc at an old Gym.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a special badge that counts all the Gold Gyms you’ve earned? Why do you think Niantic hasn’t added this yet? What are your thoughts? We’d love to hear from you.