Medals (also called Badges) are awarded to agents as they reach set milestones.

There are 5 tiers of each medal available: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Black (also called Onyx). Each tier requires more and more work than the previous.

An Assortment of Medals

Achieving Access Levels[edit | edit source]

Main article: Access Level

Medals are needed to achieve Agent Access Levels 9-16. Typically acquiring sufficient Gold medals for levels 11-13 is the hardest part.

The Agent Stats website (agent-stats.com) can predict, based on your recent activity, when you will achieve the next tiered medals, and also when you might level up.

Special Medal Types[edit | edit source]

One Time Medals[edit | edit source]

These medals can only be gained by agents playing during specific times. They have no tiers and cannot be used to level up.

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Founder badge is a special badge awarded to Agents that were supporting Ingress from early on. This badge doesn’t have tiers like the others but is something that every Agent is displaying proudly on their profiles. The Founder badge was only achievable on December 14th 2013 and only for agents that were Level 5+.

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Verified badge is a special badge awarded to Agents that verified their account via e-mail. This verification needed to occur upon hitting level 2, as the interface would stop collecting XM and your inventory would be limited to 100 items. As of September 2015, verification was permanently removed from Ingress and the item cap is currently 2,000 for all Agent levels.

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Simulacrum badge is a special badge awarded to recursed Agents. The Simulacrum badge was achievable since November 6th 2018 along with the introduction of recursion feature.

Event Medals[edit | edit source]

Participation in Anomalies will grant the agent a badge representing the Anomaly they have participated.

Participation in Mission Day, NL-1331 and First Saturday events will earn the medal(s). These medals have the standard tiers earned by the number of events attended. Their tier does not apply to attended events before the introduction of the medals.

Character Medals[edit | edit source]

Medals depicting Ingress storyline characters are acquired when purchasing a Rare or Very Rare "swag pack" when attending an Anomaly.

Mission Medals[edit | edit source]

Mission medals are rewarded for the first completion of any mission. They are one time and do not help with level. Every area has its own set of missions and, thus, medals for them. The number of medals is too large to include here.

Standard Medals[edit | edit source]

Medal Name Medal Description Medal Requirements

Sojourner[edit source]

Sojourner

The Sojourner medal is achieved by hacking a portal in consecutive 24 hours periods.
Bronze: 15 days
Silver: 30 days
Gold: 60 days
Platinum: 180 days
Onyx: 360 days
Date Added: 05. March 2015


Illuminator[edit source]

Illuminator

The Illuminator medal is achieved by capturing MU via Control Fields Δ over populated areas.
Bronze: 5 000
Silver: 50 000
Gold: 250 000
Platinum: 1 000 000
Onyx: 4 000 000
Date Added: 26. February 2015


Translator[edit source]

Translator

The Translator medal is achieved by using Glyph Hacking to gain items from a portal.
Bronze: 200
Silver: 2 000
Gold: 6 000
Platinum: 20 000
Onyx: 50 000
Date Added: 29. January 2015


Recruiter[edit source]

Recruiter

The Recruiter medal is achieved by inviting agents that reach Level 3. The Medal was said to be paused on 5 June 2019.[1]
Bronze: 2
Silver: 10
Gold: 25
Platinum: 50
Onyx: 100
Date Added: 15. January 2015 - 05. June 2019 (?)


Trekker[edit source]

Trekker

The Trekker medal is achieved by total distance the agent walked while playing Ingress.
Bronze: 10 km
Silver: 100 km
Gold: 300 km
Platinum: 1 000 km
Onyx: 2 500 km
Date Added: 16. December 2014


Engineer[edit source]

Engineer

The Engineer medal is achieved by deploying Mods on Portals.
Bronze: 150
Silver: 1 500
Gold: 5 000
Platinum: 20 000
Onyx: 50 000
Date Added: 16. December 2014


SpecOps[edit source]

SpecOps

The SpecOps medal is achieved by completing unique Missions.
Bronze: 5
Silver: 25
Gold: 100
Platinum: 200
Onyx: 500
Date Added: 16. December 2014


Recharger[edit source]

Recharger

The Recharger medal is achieved by recharging portals with Exotic Matter
Bronze: 100 000
Silver: 1 000 000
Gold: 3 000 000
Platinum: 10 000 000
Onyx: 25 000 000
Date Added: 06. February 2014


Connector[edit source]

Connector

The Connector medal is achieved by Linking portals.
Bronze: 50 links
Silver: 1 000 links
Gold: 5 000 links
Platinum: 25 000 links
Onyx: 100 000 links
Date Added:


Builder[edit source]

Builder

The Builder medal is achieved by deploying Resonators to portals.
Bronze: 2 000
Silver: 10 000
Gold: 30 000
Platinum: 100 000
Onyx: 200 000
Date Added:


Explorer[edit source]

Explorer

The Explorer medal is achieved by visiting and Hacking distinct Portals.
Bronze: 100
Silver: 1 000
Gold: 2 000
Platinum: 10 000
Onyx: 30 000
Date Added:


Guardian[edit source]

Guardian

The Guardian medal is achieved by protecting and maintaining control of a Portal for a certain time. The Medal was discontinued on Apr 2nd, 2018
Bronze: 3 days
Silver: 10 days
Gold: 20 days
Platinum: 90 days
Onyx: 150 days
Date Added: ? - 02. April 2018


Hacker[edit source]

Hacker

The Hacker medal is achieved by Hacking Portals.
Bronze: 2 000
Silver: 10 000
Gold: 30 000
Platinum: 100 000
Onyx: 200 000
Date Added:


Mind Controller[edit source]

Mind Controller

The Mind Controller medal is achieved by creating Control Fields.
Bronze: 100
Silver: 500
Gold: 2 000
Platinum: 10 000
Onyx: 40 000
Date Added:


Purifier[edit source]

Purifier

The Purifier medal is achieved by destroying enemy Resonators.
Bronze: 2 000
Silver: 10 000
Gold: 30 000
Platinum: 100 000
Onyx: 300 000
Date Added:


Liberator[edit source]

Liberator

The Liberator medal is achieved by capturing Portals.
Bronze: 100
Silver: 1 000
Gold: 5 000
Platinum: 15 000
Onyx: 40 000
Date Added:


Pioneer[edit source]

Pioneer

The Pioneer medal is achieved by capturing unique Portals.
Bronze: 20
Silver: 200
Gold: 1 000
Platinum: 5 000
Onyx: 20 000
Date Added:


Recon[edit source]

Recon

The Recon medal is achieved by gaining Niantic Wayfarer (previously known as Operation Portal Recon) Wayspots' agreements.
Bronze: 100
Silver: 750
Gold: 2 500
Platinum: 5 000
Onyx: 10 000
Date Added: 25. July 2017


Scout[edit source]

Scout

The Scout medal is achieved by submitting portal scans.
Bronze: 50
Silver: 250
Gold: 1 000
Platinum: 3 000
Onyx: 6 000
Date Added: 26. February 2020


Mission Day[edit source]

Mission Day

The Mission Day medal is achieved by attending Mission Day event. This medal will not affect Agent leveling.
Bronze: 1
Silver: 3
Gold: 6
Platinum: 10
Onyx: 20
Date Added: 12. March 2016


NL-1331 Meetups[edit source]

NL-1331 Meetups

The NL-1331 Meetups medal is achieved by attending NL-1331 event. This medal will not affect Agent leveling.
Bronze: 1
Silver: 5
Gold: 10
Platinum: 25
Onyx: 50
Date Added: 18. January 2018


First Saturday[edit source]

First Saturday

The First Saturday medal is achieved by attending First Saturday event. This medal will not affect Agent leveling.
Bronze: 1
Silver: 6
Gold: 12
Platinum: 24
Onyx: 36
Date Added: 12. November 2018

References[edit | edit source]

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