Badges are a series of achievements that players unlock as they progress and meet certain conditions in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. They can be found under the options menu, either on the main screen or in-game. They are shared across save files, allowing multiple save files to be made to contribute to the total collection. Badges have a large range of requirements, some being unlocked by progressing through the game's main story, while others require using the game's co-op features. Because of this, badges are split into five different categories: Story Badges, Side Story Badges, Mission Badges, Bingo Battle Badges, and Dedicated Badges.
Collecting badges allows for players to rank up. Ranks with badges are purely aesthetic, and provide no gameplay bonuses. Interestingly, there is no Rank for collecting all 50 badges.