BadgeGen

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General information

There are 45 Badges in total, each with 8 different qualities. Most of them can also be "looped", ie getting "double Diamond" or more. Once you have Ruby or higher you will unlock Addons.

Existing badges

The below examples are showing with the quality Diamond.

pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheMultiCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheMysteriousCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheVirtualCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheEarthCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheLetterboxer&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheWherigoCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheMegaSocialCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheSocialCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheEnvironmentalCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=ThePhotogenicCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheDiverseCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheOddsizedCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheMicroCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheSmallCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheRegularCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheLargeCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheAdventurousCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheBrainiac&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheRuggedCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheFTFAddict&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTravelingCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheCacheOwner&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheFavoritedOwner&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheAuthor&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheShutterbug&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheHighAltitudeCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheLowAltitudeCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheBusyCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheDailyCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheCalendarCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheCachingVeteran&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheEventHost&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheGeocacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheLongDistanceCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheMatrixCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTrackableLover&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheAchiever&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheFavoriteCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheAllAroundCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheGigaSocialCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheGPSMazeCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheJasmerCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheLabCacher&quality=D&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheAttributeCacher&quality=D&.png

Qualities

Each badge exists in eight different qualities, starting with Bronze, ending with Diamond. The last four are so called Gem badges. Example using The Traditional Cacher.

pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=B&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=S&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=G&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=P&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=R&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=Sa&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=E&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheTraditionalCacher&quality=D&.png
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Ruby Sapphire Emerald Diamond

Requirements

Requirements per Badge/Quality
Badge Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Ruby Sapphire Emerald Diamond
The Achiever 5 20 40 80 150 225 350 500
The Adventurous Cacher 1 2 3 5 8 12 18 30
The All Around Cacher 45 90 120 180 270 300 350 360
The Attribute Cacher 50 60 70 80 90 95 100 103
The Author 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The Brainiac 2 4 6 10 15 30 50 100
The Busy Cacher 20 30 50 80 120 180 270 400
The Cache Owner 10 15 20 30 50 80 120 200
The Caching Veteran 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10
The Calendar Cacher 100 150 200 250 300 350 365 366
The Daily Cacher 7 14 30 60 122 183 274 365
The Diverse Cacher 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11
The Earth Cacher 5 10 20 30 50 80 120 180
The Environmental Cacher 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12
The Event Host 1 2 3 5 8 12 18 30
The Favorite Cacher 25000 50000 80000 125000 175000 250000 350000 500000
The Favorited Owner 25 40 60 90 150 210 320 500
The FTF Addict 15 20 30 50 80 120 180 300
The Geocacher 500 1000 2000 3000 5000 8000 12000 18000
The Giga Social Cacher - 1 2 - 3 4 5 6
The GPS Maze Cacher - - 1 2 3 - 4 5
The High Altitude Cacher 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4500
The Jasmer Cacher 36 72 144 216 232[1] 236[1] 238[1] 240[1]
The Lab Cacher 10 25 50 100 200 400 600 800
The Large Cacher 3 10 20 30 50 80 120 180
The Letterboxer 5 6 7 8 10 15 25 50
The Long-Distance Cacher 1000 1200 1500 2000 2900 4200 6400 10000
The Low Altitude Cacher 0 -1 -5 -10 -25 -40 -60 -100
The Matrix Cacher 20 25 30 40 50 60 80 81
The Mega Social Cacher 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10
The Micro Cacher 200 300 500 800 1200 1800 3000 4500
The Multi Cacher 50 100 200 300 500 800 1000 1200
The Mysterious Cacher 50 100 200 300 500 800 1200 1800
The Odd-sized Cacher 75 125 200 300 400 600 800 1100
The Photogenic Cacher 2 3 5 8 12 18 25 40
The Regular Cacher 100 150 200 300 500 800 1200 1600
The Rugged Cacher 4 10 20 30 50 70 100 150
The Shutterbug 50 75 150 250 500 750 1500 2500
The Small Cacher 150 200 300 500 800 1200 1800 3000
The Social Cacher 5 10 20 30 50 80 120 180
The Trackable Lover 50 100 200 300 500 800 1200 1800
The Traditional Cacher 400 1000 2000 3000 5000 7000 10000 14000
The Traveling Cacher 2 3 5 8 12 18 25 35
The Virtual Cacher 5 10 20 30 50 80 120 180
The Wherigo Cacher 2 3 5 10 15 25 40 60

Loops

After reaching Diamond status, you enable the possibility for loops, for some Badges. Once you have received twice the requirement for Diamond you will get a circle with number two in it in the top right corner. Some Badges aren't possible to loop at all, some have a loop-limit of 9, and others 99.

pgc-badge.php?icon=TheMatrixCacher&quality=D&loop=2&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheMatrixCacher&quality=D&loop=9&.png pgc-badge.php?icon=TheMatrixCacher&quality=D&loop=99&.png

Addons

When achieving the status of a Gem badge you have unlocked the possibility of Addons. Several Badges can have mini-badges added to them, these are called Addons. For example, The Traditional Cacher will get a nice 366-addon added to it if you have logged a Geocache of the type Traditional on every date of the calendar.

The original idea with Addons was that they were supposed to be something you could work on after you had your Diamond. It was a concept aiming to please those who has been geocaching a lot, for a long time. The design was even to require a Diamond to show them. When we started detailing it out more and more we figured that some Addons will be fairly easy and others more or less impossible. The original idea was definitely aiming more for impossible than easy though. It's not meant that everyone should get every Addon, and even more so, not within a year or two.

The following placeholder Badges shows the available Addons. Since some of them share locations, we can not show them all on single Badge. No Badge can have all these Addons and the combinations shown below aren't possible.

pgc-badge.php?quality=D&addons=81matrix,366cal,leapday,ftf&.png pgc-badge.php?quality=D&addons=mega,giga,cito&.png pgc-badge.php?quality=D&addons=boat,climb&.png pgc-badge.php?quality=D&addons=fieldpuzzle&.png pgc-badge.php?quality=D&addons=lostfound,geotour,partner&.png pgc-badge.php?quality=D&addons=oldvirtual&.png pgc-badge.php?quality=D&addons=communitycelebration,ape,HQ,HQcelebration,blockparty,locationless&.png

The available generic addons are: D/T 81 matrix, 366 calendar days, leap day, FTF, Giga event, Lost & Found (L&F) Attribute, Boat attribute, Old Virtual (2005 or earlier), CITO, Field Puzzle attribute, Partnership attribute, Mega event, Climbing attribute, Geotour attribute.

Additionally The Geocacher can hold six other addons: Community Celebration, Ape, HQ, HQ Celebration, Blockparty, Locationless.

Loop/Addon matrix
Badge Loop D/T 366 Leapday FTF Giga L&F Boat Old-Virtual CITO FieldPuzzle Partnership Mega Climb GeoTour Others
The Achiever 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Adventurous Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - -
The All Around Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Attribute Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Author - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Brainiac 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Busy Cacher 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Cache Owner 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Caching Veteran 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Calendar Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Daily Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Diverse Cacher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Earth Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Environmental Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Event Host 99 - - - - - - - - -
The Favorite Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Favorited Owner 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The FTF Addict 99 - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Geocacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - See below
The Giga Social Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The GPS Maze Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The High Altitude Cacher - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Jasmer Cacher 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Lab Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Large Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Letterboxer 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Long-Distance Cacher - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Low Altitude Cacher - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Matrix Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Mega Social Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Micro Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Multi Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Mysterious Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Odd-sized Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Photogenic Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Regular Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Rugged Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - -
The Shutterbug 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Small Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Social Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Trackable Lover - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Traditional Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Traveling Cacher 9 - - - - - - - - - - -
The Virtual Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - -
The Wherigo Cacher 99 - - - - - - - - - - -

The Geocacher badge has six unique addons which apply to all levels, not just gemstones. These are Community Celebration, Ape, HQ, HQ Celebration, Blockparty, and Locationless.

History

BadgeGen was originally created and maintained by Kyle Mills, as a macro for GSAK. In Project-GC's early days we had the license to make a similar implementation of it embedded in Project-GC. In year 2020, the ownership of BadgeGen was transferred to the owner of Project-GC. This was done since Kyle himself wasn't geocaching anymore, and both parts wished for the name of BadgeGen to live on. Alongside with the acquiring of the BadgeGen license the product went through a big overhaul, adding new badges, rebalancing, new features and a new badge design. The new design was created by Markus (clappy).

Kyle Mills maintained BadgeGen up until, and including, version 3.x. The new version owned by Project-GC became version 4, plain and simple.

Related: BadgeGen v3 vs v4

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The values for the Jasmer gem badges are dynamic, see the badge page for details.