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Keeping Track of Your Gold Gym Badges in Pokémon GO

If you're an avid Pokémon GO player who loves taking over gyms and earning Gold Gym Badges, here's a quick reminder for you. Did you know that there is a limit to the number of Gold Gym Badges you can keep track of in the game? It's possible that if you haven't been active at a specific gym for a while, the badge might disappear from your list.

In 2017, Gym Badges were introduced to Pokémon GO as a way to encourage players to visit specific gyms and earn extra rewards. These badges not only add another element of fun and collectability to the game but also provide additional benefits for players.

Leveling up your Pokémon GO Gym Badges is not just for showing off; it also rewards you with extra items and experience points (XP). When you visit a gym, you receive a badge that is unique to that particular gym location. To obtain the Basic badge, all you need to do is spin the gym's photo disc.

To view your collection of badges, simply 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 displayed on a map, just tap on the Gym Badge map located at the bottom left corner of the list menu.

There are four types of badges you can earn: Basic, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each badge level provides you with more items and XP when you spin the gym's photo disc. So, how can you level up your Gym Badges? Here are a few ways:

  • Adding a Pokémon to the Gym: Earns you 100 Badge XP
  • Keeping a Pokémon at the Gym: Earns you 1 Badge XP per minute
  • Defeating a defending Pokémon: Earns you Badge XP based on the CP of the defeated Pokémon divided by 100
  • Winning a Raid battle: Earns you 1,000 Badge XP
  • Feeding Berries to Pokémon at the Gym: Earns you 50 Badge XP, 30 Stardust, and possibly 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 worry, as you can easily retrieve your Gold Badge and its corresponding rewards by spinning the Photo Disc at an old Gym.

While many players would love to have a special badge that keeps track of all the Gold Gyms they've earned, Niantic, the developer of Pokémon GO, has not added this feature yet. The reasons behind their decision remain unknown. What are your thoughts on this? We'd love to hear from you.

Definitions:
– Gym Badges: Collectible items in Pokémon GO that are obtained by visiting and interacting with gyms.
– XP: Experience points, which players earn by participating in various in-game activities, used to level up and progress in the game.
– CP: Combat Power, a value that represents the strength of a Pokémon in battles.
– Raid: A cooperative gameplay mode in Pokémon GO where players team up to defeat powerful Pokémon at gyms.
– Stardust: A resource in Pokémon GO used for powering up and evolving Pokémon.

Sources:
– Pokémon GO Gym Badges: How to Get Them and What They Do (https://pokemongohub.net/post/guide/gym-badge-beginners-guide)