The Explorer medal is awarded for visiting distinct portals. Only your very first visit to any one portal counts towards this medal.

Contrary to the medal’s description, there are a number of actions that count toward this medal, not just hacking. The actions which count for this medal are:

Use the “Visited” layer to determine which portals you have not yet visited for this medal.

Tier Distinct
Bronze 100
Silver 1,000
Gold 2,000
Platinum 10,000
Onyx 30,000


The Explorer medal was one of the eight original ones available when the medal system was introduced on 12 September 2013.