Originally Posted by mintjelly
If it were every year, I imagine getting 8 more badges would be the most logical thing to do.
It would show the Elite Four that you've improved your battling if you can earn 8 more badges.
In that case, I wonder if they confiscate badges (doesn't seem like it since Paul's brother still had his) or if they have some kinda high tech thing which determines if they've already been used to enter once.
Considering the advanced technology, the second option seems plausible, but then again, didn't Misty and Tracy just go and make more badges just out of basic materials in a Chronicles ep?