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Varisian League Gym Badges
Trainers need to collect a certain number of Gym Badges in order to qualify for a region’s Pokémon League. Young Trainers usually begin their initial Pokémon journey by traveling from city to city in order to collect them. Badges are small enough to fit easily between one’s thumb and index finger and can be pinned to a shirt or kept in a Badge case.
A trainer must have at least 8 Gym Badges in order to compete in the Pokemon League, though there are far more than 8 gyms in Varisia. There is not prescribed order in which these badges must be obtained, though some Gym Leaders are commonly known to be tougher than others.
In addition to qualifying for the Pokemon League, collecting badges is also proof of a trainer’s overall skill. Traded pokemon are more likely to obey a trainer who possesses one or more badges, and possessing multiple badges will actually increase the physical strengths and statistics of the trainer’s pokemon.
|Number of Badges||Effects|
|1||Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon up to level 20 will obey.|
|2||Attack stat of trainer’s pokemon increased by +10%.|
|3||Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon up to level 30 will obey.|
|4||Special Attack stat of trainer’s pokemon increased by +10%.|
|5||Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon up to level 40 will obey.|
|6||Speed stat of trainer’s pokemon increased by +10%.|
|7||Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon up to level 50 will obey.|
|8||Trainer qualifies for the Varisian Pokemon League|
|9||Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon up to level 60 will obey.|
|10||Defense stat of trainer’s pokemon increased by +10%.|
|11||Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon up to level 70 will obey.|
|12||Special Defense stat of trainer’s pokemon increased by +10%.|
|13||Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon up to level 80 will obey.|
|14||Hit Point stat of trainer’s pokemon increased by +10%.|
|15||Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon up to level 90 will obey.|
|16||Trainer qualifies to compete at the International Battle Resort.|
|17||ALL Traded / Stolen / Fused Pokemon will obey.|
|18||All stats of the trainer’s pokemon are increased by an additional +2.5%.|
In addition to the effects of earning cumulatively badges, each official Pokemon League Gym Badge also increases the effectiveness of moves of a specific type when used by the trainer. Any move of the corresponding type has its damage increased by 10% when used by a pokemon belonging to a trainer with the appropriate badge. Likewise, the trainer gains a 10% bonus on his chances of catching pokemon of that type in a pokeball.
|Razor Badge||Cougar Creek Gym||South of Sandpoint Town||Dark|
|Shining Badge||Old Lighthouse Gym||Old Lighthouse outside Sandpoint||Electric|
|Skull Badge||The Cenotaph||Magnimar||Ghost|
|Glass Badge||Sandpoint Gym||Sandpoint Glasswords||Ground|
|Foxglove Badge||Formerly Foxglove Manor||Poison|
|Seer’s Badge||Stone of the Seers||Magnimar||Psychic|
|Dive Badge||The Aquaretum||Magnimar||Water|
† The existence of a 19th type of Pokemon and a 19th Gym Badge is considered to be a baseless rumor.