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Vermilion City

Vincent Lau

A shocking Gym challenge awaits you!

This port city is where the luxury cruiser, the S.S. Anne is currently docked. Plus it’s the home of the Electric-type Gym. Which means you’re about to become quite busy!

In any case, carry on left to reach the city’s Pokémon Center. As always, your priority should be to visit it. Even if your Pokémon don’t need resting, you should chat with the visitors inside, in case they’ve got something interesting to say.

Outside, towards the east of the Pokémon Center is an area of undeveloped land. In fact, it’s been this way for over 20 years; it seems like we’ll never see its finished state anytime soon. But don’t lose heart just yet. In the top-right corner, you can search to the left of the crates for a hidden Full Heal. That’ll heal your disappointment a little.

Next, head south through the city. Along the right side is the Poké Mart if you need to do some shopping. To the far west from here is the Pokémon Fan Club. Before going inside, speak to the lady sitting on the bench in-between the two houses. If you show her 5 "Growlithe" IconGrowlithe (Let’s Go "Pikachu" IconPikachu) or "Meowth" IconMeowth (Let’s Go "Eevee" IconEevee), you can get something cool.

(1 of 2) Let's Go "Pikachu" IconPikachu

Let's Go "Pikachu" IconPikachu (left), Let's Go "Eevee" IconEevee (right)

Also, both Pokémon are fairly strong in their own rights, at least during this stage of the game. "Persian" IconPersian has so-so stats, but excels in Speed. Meanwhile, "Arcanine" IconArcanine has good stats overall, but because it’s evolved from a Fire Stone, it cannot learn any moves, except via TMs. If you still have a gap in your party, you can use them as filler.

Inside the Fan Club building, speak to the president near the top and listen to him ramble about his favourite Pokémon to receive a Partner Costume Set. Now you can cosplay as your partner Pokémon! That’s all the important stuff. If you head south from here, you can find the Gym, but the entrance towards the right is blocked off by a skinny tree.

For now, continue east from the Poké Mart. As you go below the empty plot, the path will branch towards the south and east. South leads to the S.S. Anne, which you’ll need to visit to access the Gym. But you will need the S.S. Tickets from Bill on Route 25. Meanwhile, east leads to Route 11, where more Pokémon and trainers await. We suggest going there first.


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  • 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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