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February 5th, 2011, 6:59 PM
Probably one of the only aspects of Black and White that hasn't been discussed yet, so here you can discuss;

★ Your favorite badge & Why
★ The Badge and designs.
★ If there good/bad, and what would you improve on them.

Remember this is for badge discussion only, for Gym Leaders go here;
Favorite Gym Leaders. (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=242466)

Trio Badge.

Cut is usable.
Pokemon up to Lv20 obey
No stats are increased.
This badge is the first badge obtained and is handed out by Cilan/Cress/Chili at the Striaton City gym.

Basic Badge

No HM's are un-locked with this badge
Pokemon up to Lv30 will obey.
No stats are increased.
Aloe hands this 2nd badge out to winners at Nacrene City.

Beetle Badge.

No HM's are Un-Locked with this badge
Pokemon up to Lv40 will take your commands.
No stats are increased.
Atei gives this to winners, it is the 3rd badge.

Bolt Badge.

Strength is available for use.
Level 50 Pokemon won't ignore you.
No stats are increased.
Kamitsure hands this badge out to the winner, its the 4th badge.

Quake Badge

Fly can be used.
Level 60 Pokemon will obey
No stats are increased.
Yakon hands this badge out to the winner of the 5th badge.

Jet Badge

Surf is available
Level 70 Pokemon can be used to full use.
No stats are increased.
Furro hands the 6th badge out to winners.

UnovaIcicle Badge

Waterfall can be used.
Level 80 Pokemon obey.
No stats are increased.
Hachiku gives you the 7th badge.

Legend Badge

Dive can be used.
No stats are increased.
Any and all Pokemon will obey.
Iris or Shaga hand this badge out, its the final badge.

February 5th, 2011, 7:04 PM
Quite honestly, I don't really like the slim, compact design of the badges... It's just too different. :c Something that should of stayed the same.
They really aren't badges anymore, more like pins. D;

But if I did have to pick a favorite, it would be the Icicle badge! It looks like an awesome sacred sword of some sort! :D

And I just noticed, shouldn't the first badge have Red, Green, and blue coloring, since it covers all of the three primary types?

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 5th, 2011, 7:15 PM
I also think they are too skinny...
I like the Trio badge the best out of them all followed by the Quake badge, they are just colorful and lively compared to the others :)
the last badge sort of reminds me of one of Xemnas joke weapons in KH Days due to it's basic outline...

February 5th, 2011, 7:30 PM
I actually like the Basic Badge. I like how it looks like a book's spine. (Yeah, I'm such a bookworm, I know...)

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 5th, 2011, 7:36 PM
Oh yeah it does...barely noticed that xD

February 5th, 2011, 7:45 PM
The Bolt is definitely my favorite. It's probably the simplest design, but still good.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 5th, 2011, 7:49 PM
I like how the bolt is part orange and yellow the colors of Raichu and Pikachu who ironically have a thunder bolt shaped tail :)

February 5th, 2011, 7:49 PM
Agreeing with the others. Really skinny. D:

I love the Bolt badge though - because the other ones are coloured strangely or just have unusual designs, whereas the Bolt badge is simple and easy to understand the meaning of. Try showing the other badges to people and let them work out what gyms the badges represents, it's... almost impossible imo. :x

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 5th, 2011, 7:57 PM
I can proably tell the 4,5,6,and 7th badges but the other half of them aren't too easy to figure out unlike like back in the day with Kanto, or Johto's badges which were obvious.

February 6th, 2011, 11:38 AM
I like the Trio, Basic, Jet, UnovaIcicle and Bolt badges. I like the colour of the Beetle one but it's hard to decipher what it is.

February 6th, 2011, 11:43 AM
I quite like the new badges.. Especially the bolt and jet badge, love the jet badges colours <3

February 6th, 2011, 12:10 PM
I like the new badges, the skinny design doesn't bother me. I think it's quite an improvement compared to the old badge design. I personally like the Tri Badge and the Jet Badge.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 6th, 2011, 1:12 PM
When I first saw the beetle badge I thought it was a heart...

February 6th, 2011, 1:19 PM
I think the Beetle Badge is a beetle's wing.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 6th, 2011, 2:02 PM
I thought it was a beetle's...what ever it is...it's the hardest one to tell...

The Red Chain
February 6th, 2011, 2:55 PM
Jet and Trio Badges are my favorites~.

The number 3 has been a long time favorite of mine, and it's supposed to be my lucky number too. I've always loved the idea of trios and things like that.

Jet badge just looks like a wing, and that's amazing to me. I loveeee wings. <3 The light blue is complimenting to it too.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 6th, 2011, 2:57 PM
The Jet badge also kind of reminds me of Jet exhaust if you look at it upside down or with your head tilted.

February 6th, 2011, 3:03 PM
These are my three fave badges ever.
Seriously, the new design really kind of represent blending new graphics with old ideas
(route 1 reset)I mean, the whole "8 gates for the 8 badges"Is a little over the top, but Come on!They're cool.

The Red Chain
February 6th, 2011, 3:16 PM
Oh, and posting again to agree with some of the posts above, the badges are way too thin.
Everything in the world of materialism is getting tinier and tinier, and now even Pokemon is getting infected by this craze. D:

I miss the old badge thickness. ;~;

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 6th, 2011, 3:19 PM
Me, me too :( I liked the Sinnoh and Hoenn bulgeness... Johto's were too round and plain...
Though the thinness is good for the first two badges but it affects the rest's designs...

February 6th, 2011, 5:03 PM
Im loving the trio, jet, and legend badges. Unova is quite unique. Their badges proves it :D

February 6th, 2011, 7:17 PM
Im loving the trio, jet, and legend badges. Unova is quite unique. Their badges proves it :D
I like those badges too as well as the Bolt Badge. They represent their types well.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
February 6th, 2011, 8:13 PM
I like those badges too as well as the Bolt Badge. They represent their types well.
They do and so does the Quake and the ice gym's badges :)

King Gumball
February 7th, 2011, 2:34 AM
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c0/Legend_Badge.pngO.M.G How I love this badge <3 <3 <3 It is a beauty, a masterpiece and has the most awesome, majestic design, with a splendid colour combination and a suited, creative name. lol big words XD

As for the others, I don't like the new oblong rectangular desgn :/ I liked the free ranging designs every other region had. But the legend badge's design make it look different from the others, probably because of it's free ranging look.

Rant time.

Jet badge has an awful God forsaken colour combo, basic badge lives up to it's name unfortunately, very unappealing, Beetle badge is just.... bad colouring, bad shaping, bad name, quake badge has nothing appealing and looks broken, Icicle badge, curse it's name forever, has the same name as Candice's more awesome coloured Icicle badge (colours suit the type).

The first badge is okay.... a circle shaping would have made it prettier and more suited for the three colour combo, Bolt badge is really good though so I like it. Nice shape, colours and name.

Sooo all in all I only like Bolt and Legend badge. I would have liked Icicle badge if it had appropriate colours and if it didn't steal Candice's badge name. Icicle was already taken so, shame on that badge >:(

February 7th, 2011, 4:27 PM
I honestly like them all.
But in particular, I enjoy the Trio Badge and Unova's Icicle Badge.
The Trio Badge has the JUST RIGHT amount of color for my taste and an otherwise simplistic design.
The (Unova) Icicle Badge's design just kicks butt. Granted, it doesn't really represent the type very well, but IT LOOKS AWESOME.
It's so awesome, my ears are bleeding.

However, the skinny design brought up by a few people already kind of trick my terrible eyes and I squint whenever I look at them. Maybe if they were a LITTLE thicker, they'd be absolutely perfect.

February 8th, 2011, 9:10 AM
To put it simply:
They are way too thin. I don't like them :(

Venomoth Z
February 8th, 2011, 2:28 PM
I don't really mind the thin badges (something different in my opinion), and it works since its a different region thats isolated, so it makes sense that the badges would be a little different.

The Jet Badge is by far my favorite, l hate the basic badge, thats just too thin for my liking, same as the trio badge, other than that l really don't mind any of the others. These badges seem to have a lot more detail put into the design then any of the other badges from the previous gen's.

February 9th, 2011, 9:38 AM
They all look so pretty~ It seems to me like there's a lot more to the design of these badges then past ones; it looks like there's more detailing, so they look more realistic to me. The Bolt Badge is my favourite; it fits the new skinny design the best. (: