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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.

About

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

Name Image Type Description Location
Projectile Badge Projectile Badge Action

"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.
Camera Badge Camera Badge Automatic

"Press [KEY] to take pictures of your journey!"

Found on an island near a Tourist in Mafia Town.
Fast Hatter Badge Teen Angst 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.
Hookshot Badge Hookshot Badge Action

"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.
Hover Badge Hover Badge! Automatic

"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 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.
Mumble Badge Mumble Badge Automatic

(Bad)

"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 Sprint 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.
Compass Badge Relic Finder Badge Automatic

"Shows a map towards nearby relics!"

A small red arrow appears when Hat Kid near from relic.

Sold by the Mafia Boss for 400 pons.
Scooter Badge Scooter Badge Automatic

"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 One Hit Hero Badge Automatic

(Bad)

"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.
Mirror Badge* Mirror Badge

Automatic

(Bad)

"Dnuora Gnihtyreve spilf"

Flips the screen as if you were looking into a mirror

Complete Rift Collapse: Deep Sea
Nostalgia Badge* Nostalgia Badge Automatic

(Bad)

"Everything is better when its worse!"

Reduces the graphical settings so low to make everything resemble a game on the N64

Complete Zero Jumps

*Exclusive to the DLC Seal the Deal

Achievements

Image Name Description Hints
Achievement01 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
Achievement05 Badge Master Equip 3 badges! This achievement requires two 'Badge Pin' items, bought from the Badge Seller after getting 3 and 14 Time Pieces respectively.
Achievement09 Fan-Tastic! Hook onto a ceiling fan with the hookshot! The fan in the Main Hall works well for this.
Achievement15 One Punch Defeat any boss with the 1-hit hero badge equipped! This achievement will not unlock when fighting Toilet of Doom, or the Mafia TNT Tosser
Achievement18 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

Trivia

  • The license plate of Hat Kid's scooter reads "H3T K1D 06."