Badges are equipable items in A Hat In Time. They are used to unlock different abilities or augment existing ones. This means that players are able to create their own play styles, by swapping different badges for different abilities. The badges one has equipped show up on the in-game hat as pins.
Most badges are often sold by the Badge Seller for Pons, but some are found out in the world or sold by other characters. While most of them have positive traits, some of them have negative effects for players who want a challenge or as a gag.
At the start of her adventure Hat Kid can equip only one badge. To equip multiple badges, one must purchase Badge Pins first. The first pin can be bought after getting 3 Time Pieces, and the second after getting 14, allowing Hat Kid to have up to three badges equipped at a time.
List of Badges
"Hold and release your attack button for a beam attack!"
Hat Kid's melee attack now also has a beam attack that can be charged to three levels by holding down the attack button.
|Sold by the Badge Seller for 300 pons after getting 4 Time Pieces.|
"Press [KEY] to take pictures of your journey!"
|Found on an island near a Tourist in Mafia Town.|
|Fast Hatter Badge||Automatic||
"Significantly reduce the cooldown when using hats!"
You don't have to wait as long to re-use a hat's ability (such as the Dweller Mask) while this badge is equipped.
|Sold by the Badge Seller for 250 pons after getting 8 Time Pieces.|
"Press and hold attack to swing from hooks!"
With this badge you can now hook to and swing from certain points.
|Found in The Subcon Well.|
"Automatically pull out your umbrella before deadly impact!"
If Hat Kid falls from a height that would damage her, umbrella pops out at the last moment to instantly slow down her falling speed and allow her to not take fall damage.
|Sold by the Badge Seller for 100 pons.|
|Item Magnet Badge||Automatic||
"Automatically attract nearby collectibles!"
Items such as Pons and Hear Gems will be drawn to you and collected as long as you're close enough to them.
|Sold by the Badge Seller for 50 pons.|
"Plugs your ears, now you only hear vague mumbling!"
Changes all character speech to mumbles, as promised in the kickstarter campaign. Text is unchanged. This was inspired by the mumbles in the Banjo-Kazooie series.
|Sold by the Badge Seller for 800 pons.|
|No Bonk Badge||Automatic||
"No more bonking against walls when diving!"
You no longer rebound when hitting a surface after diving, and instead being a wall run.
|Sold by the Badge Seller for 150 pons after getting 5 Time Pieces.|
|Relic Finder Badge||Automatic||
"Shows a map towards nearby relics!"
A map will appear in the bottom right corner which will show how close Hat Kid is to a relic.
|Sold by the Mafia Boss for 100 pons.|
"Upgrades your Sprint Hat to a scooter!"
Changes the effect of the Sprint Hat, giving Hat Kid a scooter to ride around in. The scooter has excellent acceleration, turning, and can jump.
|Sold by the Badge Seller for 500 pons.|
|1-Hit Hero Badge||Automatic
"You die in one hit. Only for the brave!"
Your healthbar is always at one, so you literally die in one hit.
|Sold by the Badge Seller for 500 pons after getting 6 Time Pieces.|
Below is the list of achievements related to Badges;
|360 - No Feet||Do a 360 flip on the scooter!||This achievement can be done on the floor, but is made easier with a cliff to fall off|
|Badge Master||Equip 3 badges!||This achievement requires two 'Badge Pin' items, bought from the Badge Seller after getting 3 and 14 Time Pieces respectfully.|
|Fan-Tastic!||Hook onto a ceiling fan with the hookshot!||The fan in the Main Hall works well for this.|
|One Punch||Defeat any boss with the 1-hit hero badge equipped!||This achievement will not unlock when fighting Snatcher, or the Mafia TNT Tosser|
|Put a Badge On It||Put on your first badge!||You can get the Camera badge for free and get this achievement without spending any Pons|
- The license plate of Hat Kid's scooter reads "H3T K1D 06."