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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Gym Leader Erika

By
Vincent Lau
Pokémon Level Type
Tangela 56 Grass
Exeggutor 56 Grass/Psychic
Parasect 56 Bug/Grass
Vileplume 57 Grass/Poison
Victreebel 56 Grass/Poison

The gentle Erika has an all-Grass team, so it’s a good idea to face her with Fire or Flying-type monsters.

The battle begins with Tangela, the only pure Grass-type here. It can use Power Whip and Mega Drain for STAB–the latter also stealing HP. Plus Sludge Bomb, and Reflect to weaken physical attacks. In addition to Fire and Flying, Poison and Bug are fine choices too.

Afterwards, Erika can send out her Exeggutor. This one carries Solar Beam and Psychic for STAB–the former requiring a turn to charge up. It also knows Sludge Bomb and Hyper Beam. If you’re not afraid of Psychic, Bug-types can be very useful here because of their quadruple damage. Otherwise, Dark is a great choice.

Parasect can either be a massive nuisance or gone in the blink of an eye. It can use Leech Life and Solar Beam for STAB–the former steals HP, while the latter requires charging. Plus Brick Break to remove barries, and Spore to guarantee sleep. Fire or Flying-types are highly recommended to one-shot it before it uses Spore.

Vileplume is Erika’s choice Pokémon. It can now use Petal Dance and Sludge Bomb for STAB–the former causes confusion to itself after a few turns. Plus Moonblast and Stun Spore. Besides Fire and Flying, Psychic is also a stellar choice.

Finally, Erika has evolved her Weepinbell into Victreebel. Now it can use Power Whip and Poison Jab for physical STAB, Swords Dance to greatly boost its Attack, and Reflect to protect its team from physical attacks. Similar to Vileplume, Fire, Flying and Psychic are the best choices offensively and defensively.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 November 2018
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Welcome to our strategy guide for Pokemon: Let’s Go!

  • A complete walkthrough with strategies to defeat all the Kanto Gym Leaders and conquer the Pokémon League.
  • Encounter tables for all the wild Pokémon, including the rare Pokémon with undisclosed habitats in the Pokédex.
  • Explanations of all the gameplay mechanics for both beginner trainers and Pokémon Masters.
  • Where to find all the Master Trainers and hidden battles after beating the game.
  • A handy mini-Pokédex containing the key details for all 153 obtainable Pokémon and where to find them.

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