|Nintendo Badge Arcade|
Console: Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Badge Arcade is a free piece of downloadable software that lets you use a crane machine style game to collect various badges. These badges can then be used to decorate your home menu and often provide home menu themes to fit it. You get free attempts each day to get badges, or you can pay to get more attempts at 90¥/Ł0.90/€1 for 5 attempts. It is run by Bunny Badgegrab (Jp: Baito) who manages the arcade and provides badges for most Nintendo franchises including Mario, Zelda, Animal Crossing and more, and on September 17th 2015, Pokémon had its first panels introduced
This section details detail all of the sets of badges released for Nintendo Badge Arcade and what badges they contain. You can also search via categories below.
The game ceased its addition of new badges in Japan on May 25th 2017 with the last ever Pokémon badges, bringing the total of Pokémon badges up to 2,084 badges. It ceased because of 3DS memory limits causing the 3DS to crash when players owned 10,000 or more badges, especially as you can only store 1,000 badges for your home screen at any one time. Despite this, the app continues on to rotate released badges to allow for missed badges to be obtained.
There are three different categories in which the badges have been associated. These categories are as follows.
Number of Sets: 175
Number of Badges: 979
Duration: September 17th 2015 - April 13th 2017
The standard badges are the badges that featured Pokémon artwork based on the artwork used in the Pokémon Centers in Japan as well as the Pokémon Global Link website. These covered all of the Pokémon from Bulbasaur to Magearna as well as alternate forms for the Pokémon. They were grouped together typically in themed sets such as a group of fish or a group of monkeys.
Number of Sets: 135
Number of Badges: 992
Duration: March 25th 2016 - May 25th 2017
The Pixel badges are badges of the Pokémon as seen in the selection screen and menus of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Sun & Moon. These badges were typically grouped by their initial region and then by type. These sets typically contained more badges on average than the Standard Badges
Number of Sets: 17
Number of Badges: 106
Duration: October 15th 2015 - May 25th 2017
The Special Badges are a collection of unique badges featuring a variety of Pokémon in unique aesthetics and themes. These typically were made to meet with specific Pokémon Center merchandise lines to celebrate certain times of year such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas, though other instances also happened.