*stops yohohohooo from derailing the thread*
Originally Posted by Urary
There's no way that badge could restrict that much of his power. That would be stupid and a fail attempt of explaining Ichigo's fluctuating power level.
It only restricts him while he's wearing it, so once he jumps into shinigami form his reiatsu is free to flow again. At least that's what they made it sound like.