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Route 1

Vincent Lau

Here's the one and only Route 1, in the Kanto region at least.

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Type Location Chance (%)
"Oddish" IconOddish Grass/Poison Tall grass 30 (Let’s Go "Pikachu" IconPikachu)
"Bellsprout" IconBellsprout Grass/Poison Tall grass 30 (Let’s Go "Eevee" IconEevee)
"Rattata" IconRattata Normal Tall grass 30
"Pidgey" IconPidgey Normal/Flying Tall grass 40

This is a pretty simple road that connects Pallet Town with the next area: Viridian City. Make your way north, while going through the patches of tall grass and weaving around the ledges. Pokémon veterans will know this, but you can jump down from ledges if you approach them from their highest point.

In other Pokémon RPGs, when walking through the tall grass, you may trigger random battles with wild Pokémon, but not in this game! Instead, you can physically see wild Pokémon roaming in front of you–and touching them will trigger a wild Pokémon encounter, like the one with "Pikachu" IconPikachu or "Eevee" IconEevee earlier on.

So the tall grass in this game is mainly there for aesthetics, although that is where wild Pokémon generally spawn from. Also, you do not battle wild Pokémon like in past games–only Pokémon trainers. This can take some getting used to, especially if you’re a long-time fan, but you’ll get used to it after a while.

While you head towards Viridian City, we recommend catching a few Pokémon in this area. In fact, we suggest trying to catch ’em all, just like the classic Pokémon slogan. Or at the very least, try to catch as many unique Pokemon species as possible. Catching Pokémon has a number of benefits.

Firstly, especially near the start of the game, you’ll want to build up a competent Pokémon team that can handle any Pokémon trainer that dares to challenge you. Except for a few exceptions, the only way you can get more Pokémon is by catching them yourself. That’s fairly straightforward, right?

Next, in lieu of wild Pokémon battles, the main way to earn experience points–outside of battling Pokémon trainers–is by catching Pokémon. You’ll also find that you can earn a lot of experience this way. In particular, if you get a lot of Great and Excellent throws and/or keep catching the same Pokémon species in a row.

Try your best to catch 'em all! Yes, even "Pidgey" IconPidgey.

Last but not least, on occasions, your progress in the game is gated by the number of unique Pokémon species you’ve caught. This can seem worrisome at first, but let it be known that if you just take your time a little and catch every new Pokémon you see, you shouldn’t have any problems meeting the milestones asked of you.

When you get near the exit of this route, your partner Pokémon should run up to a bush near the north-east corner. Interact with your partner to get a Razz Berry. This juicy item, which originates from Pokémon GO, can be used via the “Item” option when facing a wild Pokémon to make them easier to catch.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    23 November 2018
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
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  • 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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