Pokémon Go Medals: How to unlock bronze, silver and gold for everything!

The Medal system in Pokémon Go is a little self serving for the moment. You don't gain anything by unlocking them, aside from a little note in your account saying you've unlocked them. That means there's a list of accomplishments you and your friends can compete on unlocking, and obviously the one with the most Medals unlocked is the best Pokémon Go player right?

Every Pokémon Go medal comes in Bronze, Silver, and gold. Here's what you need to do in order to unlock each of these Medals!

First things first — where to check your Medal progress

To see where you are in your personal Medal journey, tap on your character icon in the bottom left corner of Pokémon Go. When your avatar pops up, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You'll see all of your Medals and their current progress. This list is updated every time you play, so you can see how close you are to reaching a goal by the completion of the ring around the medal.

Looking for something more specific? Here's the list!

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JoggerWalk a specific distance10 km100 km1,000km
KantoRegister Pokémon to your Pokédex550100
CollectorNumber of Pokémon captured305002000
ScientistNumber of Pokémon evolved320200
BreederNumber of Eggs hatched101001000
BackpackerVisit PokéStops1001,0001000
Battle GirlGym Battle victories101001000
Ace TrainerTimes trained at a Gym101001000
SchoolkidNormal type Pokémon caught1050200
Black BeltFighting type Pokémon caught1050200
Bird KeeperFlying type Pokémon caught1050200
Punk GirlPoison type Pokémon caught1050200
Ruin ManiacGround type Pokémon caught1050200
HikerRock type Pokémon caught1050200
Bug CatcherBug type Pokémon caught1050200
Hex ManiacGhost type Pokémon caught1050200
KindlerFire type Pokémon caught1050200
SwimmerWater type Pokémon caught1050200
GardenerGrass type Pokémon caught1050200
RockerElectric type Pokémon caught1050200
PsychicPsychic type Pokémon caught1050200
Dragon TamerDragon type Pokémon caught1050200
Fairy Tale GirlFairy type Pokémon caught1050200
YoungsterCatch XS Rattata350Unknown
FishermanCatching Large Magikarp350Unknown
Pikachu FanCatching Pikachus350Unknown
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