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Getting to level 40 and completing your Pokédex are just a couple of the ways to win in Pokémon Go. Getting gold in all the medals is another. Some of them are easy, and some are just a matter of time. Others... are more of a challenge.

While many of the Medals are more point of pride than anything useful, some have benefits beyond that. If you get Gold in one of the Type medals, you'll get a permanent 1.3x bonus towards catching Pokémon of the same type. Yeah, you want that! Get Gold in some of the other medals, and you'll unlock exclusive Style items like hats and tops. That's certainly one way to show off your skills!

How do you get the Pokémon Special Event Medals?

Some Medals are only available for a limited time. Since the first Pokémon Go Fest Chicago in 2017, medals have been given out for attending some of the real-world events. The only way to get them is to go to one of the events. You don't get any special items or bonuses for having an event medal, but it is a great souvenir. Unfortunately, these Medals are no longer available, so if you missed out, your only option is to keep an eye for the next real-world event. Some of the past events include:

  • Safari Zone Montreal 2019
  • Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama 2019
  • Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund 2019
  • Pokémon GO Fest Chicago 2019
  • Safari Zone Sentosa 2019
  • Safari Zone Porto Alegre 2019
  • Safari Zone Yokosuka 2018
  • Pokémon GO Special Weekend Japan and S. Korea 2018
  • Pokémon Go Fest Chicago 2018
  • Pokemon Go Safari Zone Europe 2017
  • Pikachu Outbreak Yokohama 2017
  • Pokémon Go Fest Chicago 2017

As you can see, Pokémon Go has at least a few events each year, but, for most players, they require a fair bit of travel, and most also have very limited numbers of tickets. Still, the Medal is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how much players gain from attending one of these events.


How do you get the Pokémon Go Achievement Medals?

The Pokémon Go achievement medals are fairly straight forward to get but not always easy. Each one is awarded for completing several specific tasks, but the number and tasks all vary greatly. To get an award, be it bronze, silver, and gold, you simply have to reach the required number.

While earning some of the achievement medals don't give you anything other than bragging rights, others will grant access to exclusive clothing for your trainer's avatar.

How do you get the Jogger medal in Pokémon Go?

The Jogger medal is straight forward. To get gold, all you have to do is accumulate 1000 KM in the game. It's the same idea as walking buddies for candy or Pokémon eggs to hatch. Stick to around 10 KM/H and log 100 hours.

The Jogger medals unlock the following pieces of male wardrobe:

  • Bronze: Sunglasses, Watch, Visor
  • Silver: Shorts, Shoes
  • Gold: Tank Top


How do you get the Kanto medal in Pokémon Go?

Kanto is the name of the region in Gen 1 where trainers caught their Pokémon. The Kanto medal represents all the Pokémon you've added to your Pokédex.

Add 100, and you get the gold.

There are 151 Pokémon in Gen 1, so you have some wiggle room, even with regionals and Legendaries being limited.

How do you get the Collector medal in Pokémon Go?

The Collector medal represents the raw number of Pokémon you've caught, regardless of their type. You need 2000 to get the gold, but as long as you keep catching, you'll have no problem reaching your goal.

How do you get the Scientist medal in Pokémon Go?

This one is also straightforward: You get the Scientist medal by evolving Pokémon. It takes 200 to reach gold. If you're already grinding Pidgey, Caterpie, and Weedle for XP and levels, you should make it in no time.

How do you get the Breeder medal in Pokémon Go?

Hatch 500 Pokémon eggs, and you can get a gold medal. It doesn't matter if they're 2 KM, 5 KM, 7 KM, or 10 KM eggs, you just have to hatch them. And that goes back to walking. It's not as bad as it sounds, though. 500 eggs at 2 KM is 1000 KM, at 5 KM is 2500 KM, and at 10 KM is 5000 KM. But you'll likely have a mix that averages out to 5 KM, and you can walk up to 9 at a time.

That works out to about 278 KM if you're always hatching. It just means you can't hold back on those Incubators if you want the medal (and all the Pokémon that hatch along the way.) You can also cut back on the distance this takes by prioritizing your eggs. Keep your Infinite Incubator and standard Incubators for the 2 KM or 5 KM eggs while saving your Super Incubators for the 7 KM and 10 KM eggs. You can also save your coins for special boxes with loads of Super Incubators. During Community Days and special events, these boxes can offer big savings on Incubators.

How do you get the Backpacker medal in Pokémon Go?

To get the Backpacker gold medal in Pokémon Go, all you have to do is visit 2000 PokéStops. What? That's just 20 PokéStops a day for 100 days! If you have any large parks, campuses, or cemeteries nearby — ones with around 10 PokéStops nearby — you can do a few loops and get the gold even faster.

How do you get the Battle Girl medal in Pokémon Go?

The Battle Girl medal in Pokémon Go comes, not surprisingly, from battling in Gyms. Every time you battle in a Gym system and beat a Pokémon from a rival team, you recorded a battle. If you beat 1000 Pokémon, you recorded 1000 battles, and you got the gold. To put that in perspective, it takes 18 battles (6 x 3) to take down a filled up, full CP Gym. Do that 56 times, and you have your medal.

The Battle Girl medals unlock the following pieces of female wardrobe:

  • Bronze: Gloves
  • Silver: Shorts, Shoes
  • Gold: Tank Top

Like the Jogger Medal, these items are gender-specific so, unless you change your avatar, only one set is available even if you unlock both Gold Medals.


Retired: What was the Ace Trainer medal in Pokémon Go?

The Ace Trainer Medal is no longer available. You got it by training or prestiging up a friendly Gym under the old system. Beat 1000 Pokémon, record 1000 training sessions, and you got the gold. Unlike battling opposing Pokémon, the number of battles it took to prestige a Gym to Level 10 varied depending on the relative CP of the Pokémon you were using. But, those who trained a lot and got the gold. Now that Gyms no longer have this feature, players who did not complete it before the change cannot unlock the medal or the style items.

  • Bronze: Ace Pants
  • Silver: Ace Boots
  • Gold: Ace Vest

How do you get the Youngster medal in Pokémon Go?

You get the Youngster medal by catching 300 "tiny" Rattata. It's been estimated that around 12% of Rattata that appraise are "tiny," which means you'd have to catch about 2500 Rattata to get the gold. (It took me 2678 Rattata, so I was around 11%.) That's a lot but, since Rattata are common, it's not nearly as tricky as the Pikachu Fan or Fisherman/Magikarp medals. Alolan Rattata count as well.

Just catch as many Rattata as you can, and you'll get there.

You can Trade for "tiny" Rattata, though. So, if you get some, hold onto them and trade with Friends who've also saved their "tiny" Rattata.

How do you get the Pikachu Fan medal in Pokémon Go?

Who isn't a fan of Pikachu, seriously? Still, getting a gold to show it means catching 300 Pikachu in the wild. Depending on where you live, and if you have even occasional Pikachu nests in your area, that can make it relatively easy... or relatively tough. The holiday events, where Festive Hat Pikachu typically spawn at an increased rate, helped make a dent in many medal counts.

You can Trade for Pikachu. So, if you get some, hold onto them and trade with Friends who've also saved their Pikachu.

The Pikachu Fan Gold medal unlock the following pieces of male and female wardrobe:

  • Bronze: Pikachu "Ears" (hat)
  • Silver: Pikachu Shorts and Pikachu Shoes
  • Gold: Pikachu Fan Shirt

How do you get the Fisherman medal in Pokémon Go?

You get the Fisherman gold medal by catching 300 "big" Magikarp. Not just XL, mind you — but above 13.13kg. It's been estimated that around 15% of Magikarp that appraise are "big" (I'm at approximately 18% currently), so that means you'll have to catch about 2,000 Magikarp to get it. Yes, depending on how many you trade in for extra candy, that's enough to evolve 15 to 20 Gyrados (!!).

So, unless you live next to a mega Magikarp spawn, getting gold will be tough.

You can Trade for "big" Magikarp, though. So, if you get some, hold onto them and trade with Friends who've also saved their "big" Magikarp.

The Fisherman medals unlock the following pieces of male wardrobe:

  • Bronze: Cap
  • Silver: Pants, Boots
  • Gold: Vest


How do you get the Unown medal in Pokémon Go?

Unown is a Gen 2 Pokémon with 26 distinct shapes, one for each letter of the alphabet from A to Z. To get the Unown gold, you have to catch every one of those distinct shapes.

The hard part here is that, even if you're in an area where Unown spawns - which is rare enough as is, you're likely to get a lot of dupes before you encounter every different type. According to Silph Road math, it would take roughly 100-odd encounters to get all 26. So, if you encounter one a day, that's a minimum of 26 days, an average of 100 days, and a max of... forever. If you encounter one a week...

On the plus side, Niantic will often release set letters to spell out words related to real-world events, such as C, H, I, A, G, and O for the Chicago Pokémon Go Fest. You can Trade for Unown. So, if you get duplicates at a real-world event, hold onto them and trade with Friends who've got duplicates of other Unown. It counts — and costs — as a Special Trade, though.

Yeah. This medal will take some time.

How do you get the Johto medal in Pokémon Go?

Johto is the name of the region in Gen 2 where 100 new species of Pokémon were first discovered. The Johto medal, like the Kanto medal before it, represents how many of those new species you've added to your Pokédex.

Add 70 new Pokémon, and you get the gold.

There are 100 Pokémon in Gen 2, so you have a buffer here as well.

How do you get the Berry Master medal in Pokémon Go?

You no longer get stardust from occupying Gyms. Now you get it by feeding Berries to your Pokémon and any other friendly Pokémon on a Gym controlled by your team. You can feed up to 10 standard Berries to up to 10 Pokémon every half hour or an unlimited number of Golden Razz Berries.

The key is accumulating enough Berries — primarily Nanab Berries because there are very few Pokémon which they help catch — to feed the Gyms, and finding Pokémon low enough on motivation that you can feed ten to each one.

How do you get the Gym Leader medal in Pokémon Go?

The Gym Leader medal kind of replaces both the old Ace Trainer medal. You get the gold by putting your Pokémon in the new Gyms and having them stay there for 1000 hours...

... which turns out to be much easier than any previous Gym medal. Just keep placing your Pokémon in as many Gyms as possible as often as possible for as long as possible, and you'll get the gold.

The Gym Leader medals unlock the following pieces of male and female wardrobe:

  • Bronze: Gloves
  • Silver: Shorts, Shoes (in Red, Blue, and Yellow)
  • Gold: Top (also in Red, Blue, and Yellow)


How do you get the Hoenn medal in Pokémon Go?

The Hoenn medal is for catching Gen 3 Pokémon initially encountered in the Hoenn region. Catch 90 Pokémon from Gen 3, and you get gold.

With only 1 Pokémon from the Hoenn region still remaining unreleased, even discounting the Legendaries and Region locked Pokémon, this Medal isn't hard to complete.

How do you get the Champion medal in Pokémon Go?

The Champion medal in Pokémon Go is straightforward. Battle and win against 1000 Raid Bosses, and you get gold.

Since you only get one Free Raid Pass a day, that could take you almost three years. If you buy Premium Raid Passes, of course, you can get to 1000 faster. As fast as you're willing to spend...

How do you get the Battle Legend medal in Pokémon Go?

Battle Legend is just like Champion... but for Legendary Raids. You get it the same way: Battle and win against 1000 Raid Bosses. In this case, though, they just have to be Legendary Raid Bosses. Yeah.

Again, since you only get one Free Raid Pass a day, that could take you almost three years. If you buy Premium Raid Passes, of course, and track down as many Tier 5 Raids as you can, you can get to 1000 faster. This will cost a lot of Pokécoins or real cash.

There are also plenty of events which reward players with extra Raid Passes. Either way, the key is to make sure you're doing Raids every day, so you don't waste any passes.

How do you get the Pokémon Ranger medal in Pokémon Go?

Field Research comes from spinning PokéStop, getting tasks, and completing those tasks. You can get one task per PokéStop per day, but you the only limit to tasks you can complete is your own time and energy.

So, to get the Pokémon Ranger gold medal fast, spin as many different PokéStops as you can every day, and complete as many of the tasks as you can every day. It takes 1000 completed tasks to get the gold, so even if you only do 10 tasks a day, you can get gold in 100 days. Also, make sure you're making the most of Community Days. During Community Days, the regular research tasks are replaced with a task that require you to catch three of the featured Pokémon. This means you can clear tons of these in the course of the event.

How do you get the Pilot medal in Pokémon Go?

The Pilot medal is all about trading over long distances. The longer, the better. It takes 1,000,000 — one million — kilometers to get gold, and that's... a lot. New York to San Francisco in over 4,000 KM. As is New York to London. San Francisco to London is over 8,000.

So, the best thing to do is find people to trade with you've traveled as far as possible, collected Pokémon on their travels, and are willing to trade with you as much as possible. If you go together, you can trade local Pokémon for travel Pokémon and vice versa, which can be the fastest way to get to gold.

If you're limited to how much travel you can do, another way to get this Medal fast is to make international Pokémon Go friends and send each other presents. When you get a 7 KM egg from a friend, its location is based on where your friend picked up the gift. Then, trade that Pokémon to a local friend and presto! You just gained a lot of distance!

How do you get the Gentleman medal in Pokémon Go?

Raw number of trades is the name of the Gentleman game. You need 1000 trades total to get the goal, so trade as often as you can with as many people as you can, and you'll get gold as fast as you can. Remember, a Pokémon can only be traded once, and certain trades are more expensive, but if you work with a friend trading lots of common Pokémon, you can finish this one in no time flat.

How do you get the Idol medal in Pokémon Go?

Idol looks deceptively easy. All you need is three (3) Best Friends to get the gold. But, it takes 90 days to get a Best Friend. So, if you increase your friendship status with three different friends every day, the fastest you can get it is 90 days.

So, keep Raiding, Battling, and Gifting your Friends consistently, and it'll be yours... in a quarter!

How do you get the Sinnoh medal in Pokémon Go?

Like the previous region Medals, the Sinnoh Medal is granted for catching Sinnoh region-specific Pokémon. It takes 5 for Bronze, 30 for Silver, and 80 for the Gold.

How do you get the Cameraman Medal in Pokémon Go?

Another new Medal, the Cameraman Medal, is earned from having a Pokémon photobomb your AR Snapshots. This is most likely going to be Smeargle but can include other limited Pokémon during special events. You'll need 10 photobombs for Bronze, 50 for Silver, and 200 for Gold. See our Smeargle Guide to learn more about this feature.

How do you get the League Veteran Medals in Pokémon Go?

With the addition of PVP and Team Leader Battles, Pokémon Go now offers Medals for completing different types of Trainer Battles. These are specific to Great and Master League battles and require five wins for Bronze, 50 for Silver, and 200 for Gold. While the Bronze doesn't grant a reward, the Silver and Gold grant new styles in the shop:

  • Silver Great: Ace Gloves, Ace Earbud
  • Gold Great: Veteran Pants
  • Silver Master: Ace Shorts and Ace Shoes
  • Gold Master: Veteran Boots

How do you get the Hero and Purifier medals in Pokémon Go?

Newly added to the game, the Hero and Purifier Medals are earned by battling Team Go Rocket Grunts and purifying the Shadow Pokémon caught after those battles. The Hero Medal requires 10 wins for Bronze, 100 for Silver, and 1,000 for Gold. The Purifier Medal requires purifying 5 Shadow Pokémon, 50 for Silver, and 500 for Gold.

How do you get the Unova medal in Pokémon Go?

Like the previous region Medals, the Unova Medal is earned by catching Unova region-specific Pokémon. It takes 5 for Bronze, 50 for Silver, and 100 for Gold. Until more Unova specific Pokémon are released, this one cannot be completed; however, the Unova region will eventually bring 156 new Pokémon, more than even Gen 1.

How do you get the Pokémon type medals?

The Pokémon Go type medals are similar to the achievement medals but for specific types of Pokemon. Getting 10 Pokémon of the same type will earn you a bronze medal for that type, 50 a silver medal, and 200 gold. Unlike the achievement medals, though, the type medals do come with rewards. Namely, catch bonuses!

A bronze medal earns you a x1.1 bonus. Silver medal earns you x1.2. Gold, x1.3. For Pokémon who have two types, you get the average of the medal bonus:

  • None / None: 1x
  • None / Bronze: 1.05x
  • None / Silver: 1.1x
  • None / Gold: 1.15x
  • Bronze / Bronze: 1.1x
  • Bronze / Silver: 1.15x
  • Bronze / Gold: 1.2x
  • Silver / Silver: 1.2x
  • Silver / Gold: 1.25x
  • Gold / Gold: 1.3x

For the math, see Gamepress.

Since you get the bonus without having to do anything special, like curve your shot, and without having to expend any additional resources, like a Razz Berry or Ultra Ball, the bonus is not only effortless once you get it, but essentially free and infinite. That's a great reason to max out your type medals.

How do you earn medals?

To get a type medal, you need to hatch, catch, or evolve Pokémon of that type. Doing any one of those things gets you a point towards the medal. Evolving can also get you multiple medals. For example, if you hatch a Bulbasaur, you get 1 point towards your grass type medal. Evolve it into an Ivysaur, and you get a second point. Evolve Ivysaur to Venusaur, a third point.

While you'll naturally come across Pokémon of every type in regular gameplay, one of the best ways to complete type medals fast is to focus on events in which certain Pokémon are boosted (especially Community Days) and to go to your local parks where specific Pokémon nests can be found. If you connect with other local trainers on social media, some groups even share nest locations so you can pick out the right park each week to find the type you're trying to complete.

What about Pokémon that evolve into different types?

A few Pokémon, though, change types as they evolve. For example, Shelldor and Seel are water types, but their evolutions, Cloyster and Dewgong, are ice types. That means, if you catch or hatch the base Pokémon, you will get 1 point for your water medal but, when you evolve them, your second point will go to ice type instead.

For Pokémon that have or gain a second type through evolution, you'd get both points when you evolve. For example, Charmelon is a fire type and Magikarp, water. Their evolutions, Charizard and Gyrados, add flying type. So, hatching or catching the base type would get you a fire or water point. Evolving either would get you a second fire or water point plus a flying point.

That might make it sound complicated, but it's simple: Get more Pokémon of a type, get more medal points for that type. Know what medals you need and then hatch, catch, or evolve to get the gold.

How do you get the Schoolkid Medal for Normal-type Pokémon?

There are so many normal type Pokémon, and so many common Pokémon like Pidgey and Rattata are normal types. Mass evolving Pidgey to Pidgeotto is a staple of leveling up, that this is one of the easiest medals to get and take to gold.

Note: Farfetch'd is currently only available in parts of Asia, Kangaskhan in parts of Australia, and Taurus in parts of North America.

Hatch:

  • Igglybuff
  • Azurill

Catch:

  • Pidgey
  • Rattata
  • Farfetch'd
  • Kangaskhan
  • Tauros
  • Ditto
  • Zangoose
  • Castform (Normal)

Hatch or catch:

  • Spearow
  • Meowth
  • Doduo
  • Likiitung
  • Chansey
  • Eevee
  • Porygon
  • Snorlax
  • Airpom
  • Giafarig
  • Dunsparce
  • Teddiursa
  • Stantler
  • Miltank
  • Zigzagoon
  • Tallow
  • Slakoth
  • Wismur
  • Skitty
  • Swablu

Catch or evolve:

  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgeot
  • Raticate
  • Fearow
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Persian
  • Dodrio
  • Furret
  • Ursaring
  • Porygon2
  • Blissey
  • Lioone
  • Swellow
  • Vigoroth
  • Slaking
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Delcatty

How do you get the Bird Keeper Medal for Flying-type Pokémon?

Like normal type Pokémon, flying types abound, including the very common Pidgey, Spearow, and Zubat. Since mass evolving Pidgey to Pidgeotto is a staple of leveling up, so this is also one of the easiest medals to get and take to gold.

Note: Farfetch'd is currently only available in parts of Asia.

Catch:

  • Pidgey
  • Farfetch'd
  • Tropius
  • Rayquaza

Hatch or catch:

  • Spearow
  • Zubat
  • Doduo
  • Scyther
  • Aerodactyl
  • Ledyba
  • Natu
  • Hoppip
  • Yanma
  • Murkrow
  • Giligar
  • Delibird
  • Mantine
  • Skarmony
  • Tallow
  • Wingull
  • Swablu

Catch or evolve:

  • Charizard
  • Butterfree
  • Pideotto
  • Pigeot
  • Fearow
  • Golbat
  • Dodrio
  • Gyrados
  • Dragonite
  • Ledian
  • Crobat
  • Togetic
  • Xatu
  • Skiploom
  • Jumpluff
  • Beautifly
  • Swellow
  • Pelipper
  • Masquerain

Evolve:

  • Altaria
  • Salamence

How do you get the Punk Girl Medal for Poison-type Pokémon?

Weedle and Zubat are very common, and evolving Weedle to power-level is just as effective as Pidgey, so poison is another one of the easiest medals to get and take to gold.

Catch:

  • Roselia
  • Seviper

Hatch or catch:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Weedle
  • Ekans
  • Nidoran♀
  • Nidoran♂
  • Zubat
  • Oddish
  • Venonat
  • Bellsprout
  • Tentacool
  • Grimer
  • Gastly
  • Koffing
  • Spinarak
  • Qwilfish
  • Gulpin

Catch or evolve:

  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Kakuna
  • Beedril
  • Arbok
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Golbat
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Venomoth
  • Weepingbell
  • Victoreebell
  • Tentacruel
  • Muk
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Weezing
  • Ariados
  • Crobat
  • Swalot

Evolve:

  • Dustox

How do you get the Ruin Maniac Medal for Ground-type Pokémon?

Ground types aren't rare, but they aren't as common as some other types. That means, if you're short, you'll need to look for a nest or two to up your numbers.

Catch

  • Groudon

Hatch or catch:

  • Sandshew
  • Diglett
  • Geodude
  • Onix
  • Cubone
  • Rhyhorn
  • Wooper
  • Gilgar
  • Swinub
  • Phanpy
  • Larvitar
  • Numel
  • Trapinch
  • Barboach
  • Baltoy

Catch or evolve:

  • Sandslash
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoking
  • Dugtrio
  • Graveler
  • Golem
  • Marowak
  • Rhydon
  • Quagsire
  • Steelix
  • Piloswine
  • Donphan
  • Pupitar
  • Marshstomp
  • Camerupt
  • Whiscash
  • Claydol

Evolve:

  • Swampert
  • Vibrava
  • Flygon

How do you get the Hiker Medal for Rock-type Pokémon?

Like ground types, rock types aren't exactly common. Omanyte, Kabuto, and especially Aerodactyl can be really had to find. Again, nests are your friend.

Catch:

  • Lunatone
  • Solrock
  • Relicanth
  • Regirock

Hatch or catch:

  • Geodude
  • Onix
  • Rhyhorn
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Aerodactyl
  • Sudowoodo
  • Shuckle
  • Corsola
  • Larvitar
  • Nosepass
  • Aron
  • Lileep
  • Anorith

Catch or evolve:

  • Gaveler
  • Golem
  • Rhydon
  • Omastar
  • Kabutops
  • Magcargo
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Cradily

Evolve:

  • Armaldo

How do you get the Bug Catcher Medal for Bug-type Pokémon?

Depending on where you live, bug types can be as common as normal types — and sometimes they can feel even more common! Caterpie and Weedle are also Pidgey-grade staples of mass evolving for levels, so the bug type medal shouldn't be hard to get and max out to gold.

Catch:

  • Volbeat
  • Ilumise

Hatch or catch:

  • Caterpie
  • Weedle
  • Paras
  • Venonat
  • Scyther
  • Pinsir
  • Ledyba
  • Spinarak
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Shuckle
  • Heracross
  • Wurmple
  • Surskit
  • Anorith

Catch or evolve:

  • Metapod
  • Butterfree
  • Kakuna
  • Beedril
  • Parasetc
  • Venomoth
  • Ledian
  • Ariados
  • Scizor
  • Forrestress
  • Masquerain

Evolve:

  • Silcoon
  • Beautifly
  • Cascoon
  • Dustox
  • Armaldo

How do you get the Hex-Maniac Medal for Ghost-type Pokémon?

There aren't many ghost-types in the game. If you didn't get a chance to stock up during the Halloween event, it could be a challenge to catch enough. Gastly and Misdreavus do nest, though, so that's what you want to look for.

Hatch or catch:

  • Gastly
  • Misdreavus
  • Sableye
  • Shuppet
  • Duskull

Catch or evolve:

  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Banette
  • Dusclops

How do you get the Kindler Medal for Fire-type Pokémon?

Fire types are most common in dry, hot, arid climates. Growlithe, though, has been easier to find since Pokémon Go upped the spawn rate and diversity following the Halloween event. There are also a ton of nests for fire types, up to and including Magmar, so check them out. (Eevee are common, but there's only a one in three chance you'll evolve the fire-type Flareon, so the numbers aren't on your side.)

Catch:

  • Torkoal

Hatch:

  • Magmy

Hatch or catch:

  • Charmander
  • Vulpix
  • Growlithe
  • Ponyta
  • Cyndaquil
  • Slugma
  • Houndour
  • Torchic
  • Numel

Catch or evolve:

  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard
  • Ninetales
  • Arcanine
  • Rapidash
  • Magmar
  • Flareon
  • Quilava
  • Typhlosion
  • Magcargo
  • Houndoom
  • Combusken
  • Camerupt

Evolve:

  • Blaziken

How do you get the Swimmer Medal for Water-type Pokémon?

Water types aren't as common as normal and don't have any high volume mass-evolvers like Pidgey in their midst. Still, there's a wide variety, so if you have spawns in your area or can get to someplace near a river, lake, or other bodies of water, you should be able to get it done.

Catch:

  • Relicanth
  • Kyogre

Hatch or catch:

  • Squirtle
  • Psyduck
  • Poliwag
  • Tentacool
  • Slowpoke
  • Seel
  • Shellder
  • Krabby
  • Horsea
  • Goldeen
  • Staryu
  • Magikarp
  • Lapras
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Totodile
  • Chinchou
  • Marill
  • Wooper
  • Qwilfish
  • Corsola
  • Remoraid
  • Mantine
  • Mudkip
  • Lotad
  • Wingull
  • Surskit
  • Carvanha
  • Wailmer
  • Barboach
  • Corphiph
  • Feebas
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Luvdisc

Catch or evolve:

  • Wartotle
  • Blastoise
  • Golduck
  • Poliwhirl
  • Tentacruel
  • Slowbro
  • Dewgong
  • Cloyster
  • Kingler
  • Seadra
  • Seaking
  • Starmie
  • Gyrados
  • Vaporeon
  • Omastar
  • Kabutops
  • Octillery
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr
  • Lanturn
  • Azumarill
  • Politoed
  • Quagsire
  • Slowking
  • Kingdra
  • Marshtomp
  • Lombre
  • Pelipper
  • Sharpedo
  • Whiscash
  • Crawdaunt

Evolve:

  • Swampert
  • Ludicolo
  • Wailord
  • Milotic
  • Walrein

How do you get the Gardener Medal for Grass-type Pokémon?

Oddish and Paras have been spawning more frequently since Pokémon Go upped the numbers and diversity following the Halloween event. They're your best bet for upping your grass type count.

Catch:

  • Roselia
  • Tropius

Hatch or catch:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Oddish
  • Paras
  • Bellsprout
  • Exeggcute
  • Tangela
  • Chikorita
  • Hoppip
  • Sunkern
  • Treecko
  • Lotad
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Cacnea
  • Lileep

Catch or evolve:

  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Parasect
  • Weepinbell
  • Victreebel
  • Exeggutor
  • Bayleef
  • Maganium
  • Bellosom
  • Skipllom
  • Jumpluff
  • Sunflora
  • Grovyle
  • Lombre
  • Nuzleaf
  • Breloom
  • Caturne
  • Cradily

Evolve:

  • Sceptile
  • Ludicolo
  • Shiftry

How do you get the Rocker Medal for Electric-type Pokémon?

The Pikachu fan medal tops out at 300, which is more than the electric type medal requires. So, if you got that, you got this. If not, the other Pokémon can also help pad your numbers, even if they're not exactly common.

Catch:

  • Plusle
  • Minun

Hatch:

  • Pichu
  • Elekid

Hatch or catch:

  • Magnemite
  • Voltorb
  • Chinchou
  • Mareep
  • Electrike

Catch or evolve:

  • Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • Magneton
  • Electrode
  • Electabuzz
  • Jolteon
  • Lantum
  • Flaafy
  • Ampharos
  • Manectric

How do you get the Psychic Medal for Psychic-type Pokémon?

To get Mr. Mime, you have to be in the right part of Europe. If so, cheers. If not, you'll need to concentrate on the international psychics, especially Abra, Slowpoke, Drowzee, and Exeggcute. If you can find nests, you can jack up your numbers.

Hatch:

  • Smoochum
  • Wynaut

Catch:

  • Mr. Mime
  • Lunatone
  • Solrock
  • Latias
  • Latios

Hatch or catch:

  • Abra
  • Slowpoke
  • Drowzee
  • Exeggcute
  • Natu
  • Unown
  • Wobbuffet
  • Girafarig
  • Ralts
  • Meditite
  • Spoink
  • Baltoy
  • Chimecho
  • Beldum

Catch or evolve:

  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Slowbro
  • Hypno
  • Exeggutor
  • Starmie
  • Jynx
  • Xatu
  • Espeon
  • Slowking
  • Krilia
  • Medicham
  • Grumpig
  • Claydoll
  • Metang

Evolve:

  • Gardevoir
  • Metagross

How do you get the Fairy Tale Girl Medal for Fairy-type Pokémon?

Fairies ain't easy. Three are babies you can only hatch. One is the evolution of a baby, and that makes it probably the rarest Pokémon in the game right now. One is a region exclusive that's great if you're in the UK but no help at all everywhere else. Two are evolved forms that you either have to evolve or get extremely lucky to see in the wild. That leaves only two for you to target: Wigglypuff and Clefairy. Find their nests.

Hatch:

  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff
  • Togepi
  • Azurill

Catch:

  • Mr. Mime
  • Mawile

Hatch or catch:

  • Marill
  • Subbull
  • Ralts

Catch or evolve:

  • Clefairy
  • Clefable
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Togetic
  • Azumarill
  • Granbull
  • Krilia

Evolve:

  • Gardevoir

How do you get the Black Belt Medal for Fighting-type Pokémon?

There aren't many fighter types in Pokémon Go, making the Black Belt Medal hard to get. Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan can only be hatched from 10KM eggs and are extremely rare in the wild. Poliwrath can't be hatched, is extremely rare in the wild, and requires a ton of Poliwag candy to evolve. That leaves Mankey and Machop as your best fighter bets.

Hatch or catch:

  • Mankey
  • Machop
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Heracross
  • Tyrogue
  • Makuhita
  • Meditite

Catch or evolve:

  • Primeape
  • Poliwrath
  • Machoke
  • Machamp
  • Hitmontop
  • Combusken
  • Breloom
  • Hariyama
  • Medicham

Evolve:

  • Blaziken

How do you get the Depot Agent Medal for Steel-type Pokémon?

There are only two Steel-type Pokémon in Gen 1 and only four more in Gen 2, the least amount for any medal. In other words, catch anything any time you see it.

Catch:

  • Mawile
  • Registeel

Hatch or catch:

  • Magnemite
  • Skarmory
  • Aron
  • Beldum

Catch or evolve:

  • Magneton
  • Forrestress
  • Scizor
  • Lairon
  • Metang

How do you get the Skier Medal for Ice-type Pokémon?

Those technically there are more ice-type Pokémon than steel or dragon in Gen 1, one is a baby that can only be hatched, another is one of the rarest Pokémon in the game, and the others are all evolutions. Luckily, Gen 2 offers a little relief in the form of Swinhub, which is fairly common in some areas.

Like the other low 'mon medals, just catch as much as you can and evolve as often as you can to fill it out.

Hatch:

  • Smoochum

Catch:

  • Regice

Hatch or catch:

  • Lapras
  • Sneasel
  • Swinub
  • Delibird
  • Snorunt
  • Spheal

Catch or evolve:

  • Dewgong
  • Cloyster
  • Jynx
  • Piloswine
  • Sealeo

Evolve:

  • Glalie
  • Walrein

How do you get the Dragon Tamer Medal for Dragon-type Pokémon?

If you live in an area where there's a major pier or a ton of Magikarp spawns, and you get Dratini frequently, then the Dragon Tamer Medal can be yours. Otherwise, you're looking at three of the rarest Gen1 Pokémon in the game. Look for those rare spawns, get as many as you can, and hope for the best.

Gen 2 only helps a little — You can evolve as many Kingdra as you can find Dragon Scale Evolution Items. Gen 3, though, that's when the Dragons come out to play!

Catch:

  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Rayquaza

Hatch or catch:

  • Dratini
  • Bagon

Catch or evolve:

  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Kingdra
  • Vibrava
  • Shelgon

Evolve:

  • Flygon
  • Alteria
  • Salamence

How do you get the Delinquent Medal for Dark-type Pokémon?

Delinquent is a new medal for Gen 2 that coincides with the introduction of dark type Pokémon into the Go game. Gen 3 adds a bunch more, in case you need extra Pokémon to get the gold.

Catch

  • Absol

Hatch or catch:

  • Murkrow
  • Sneasel
  • Houndour
  • Poochyena
  • Sableye
  • Carvanha

Catch or evolve

  • Umbreon
  • Houndoom
  • Tyranitar
  • Mightyena
  • Nuzleaf
  • Sharpedo
  • Cacturne
  • Crawdaunt

Evolve:

  • Shiftry

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