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

Pokémon Trainer Rival

By
Vincent Lau
Pokémon Level Type
Mega Pidgeot 66 Normal/Flying
Rapidash 66 Fire
Vileplume 66 Grass/Poison
Marowak 66 Ground
Slowbro 66 Water/Psychic
Jolteon (Let’s Go Pikachu) 67 Electric
Raichu (Let’s Go Eevee) 67 Electric

Now the tables have turned–you’re the Champion this time, but the battle is very similar to before. Again, your rival leads with Mega Pidgeot. In addition to Air Slash, Heat Wave and Quick Attack, it’s gained U-Turn to deal damage and pivot out. Electric and Rock-types are still the ideal counters, especially the latter.

Afterwards, your rival may send out Rapidash. It can use Flare Blitz, Poison Jab and Quick Attack like before. But now it has Drill Run added to its moveset, which lets it combat otherwise resistant Rock-types. Leaving Water and Ground-types as the only safe counters.

Vileplume, in case you forgot, can use Solar Beam, Sludge Bomb and Reflect. Its new move is Dazzling Gleam, which damages Fighting, Dragon and Dark-types. Which you probably wouldn’t use anyway. Hit it with Fire, Ice, Flying or Psychic-types.

Moving on, we’ve got Marowak. Its old moves are Fire Punch and Brick Break. Meanwhile, its new moves are Earthquake (replacing Bonemerang) and Thunder Punch, to hit Water and Flying-types. That means it can counter pretty much all of its counters. However, it’s not that strong, so you can likely outpower it with a Water or Grass-type.

Slowbro can use Surf, Psychic and Light Screen like last time, and has gained Blizzard to frustrate Grass-types. Electric and Dark-types are the way to go, but you’ll want to act quick before it raises Light Screen, weakening your special attacks.

Finally, if playing Let’s Go Pikachu, your rival can send out Jolteon. This speedster can still use Thunder, Pin Missile and Quick Attack, but now has Shadow Ball added to its moveset. This doesn’t change a lot though. So pound it with a Ground-type if possible.

Otherwise, your rival will bring out his Raichu in Let’s Go Eevee. Its old moves are Thunder, Iron Tail and Quick Attack. Meanwhile, its new move is Brick Break, which can damage Rock-types and removes protective barriers. Similar to Jolteon, a Ground-type would be very useful here, although you’ll need to be cautious if they’re Rock as well.

After defeating your rival once more, you’ll be invited back into the Hall of Fame. Once that’s over, you’ll be taken back outside the Pokémon League, without having to re-watch the credits roll. Oh, but if you wanted to watch the credits again, you could just check YouTube etc.

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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