In Real Life

This Is Why Gym Leaders Shouldn't Give Away Pokémon Badges Willy-Nilly

The way it should work is, if the Pokémon trainer defeats the gym leader, the trainer gets a badge. None of that touchy-feely “you get a badge because you proved your kindness” crap, like in this NSFW cartoon by egoraptor. Brock finds this out the hard way though.

PokeAwesome 2 – Getting a Gym Badge [egoraptor]