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Fighting Dojo

Vincent Lau

The Fighting Dojo is an unofficial Gym located in Saffron City.

Inside the dojo, you’ll have to fight your through pairs of Black Belts. They specialize in Fighting-types, so you should know what Pokémon to send out. If you’re unsure, you can come back here later. Especially because you can get a powerful Psychic TM and a good Psychic-type if you keep exploring Saffron City. Note that you can fight the Black Belts one at a time if you speak to them first.

Black Belt Hitoshi

Pokémon Level Type
Primeape 31 Fighting

Hitoshi’s Primeape only has Normal and Fighting-type moves. An alternative to using Psychic and Flying-types is using Ghost-types since they’re immune to all of its moves.

Black Belt Aaron

Pokémon Level Type
Graveler 31 Rock/Ground

Aaron prefers his Rock-types, so switch to a Water or Grass-type if possible. This Graveler has powerful Rock and Ground STAB moves, so be mindful.

Black Belt Hideki

Pokémon Level Type
Poliwhirl 31 Water

Hideki has a Water-type that may become a Fighting-type one day. Try to lead with a Grass or Electric-type. If you grabbed it from the Saffron City Pokémon Center, Alolan Raichu is a good pick.

Black Belt Mike

Pokémon Level Type
Machoke 31 Fighting

Finally, a Fighting-type again. This brute only has Fighting-type moves, so again, Ghost-types are worth considering.

After going through all four Black Belts, you can battle the Karate Master waiting at the end.

Karate Master Koichi

Pokémon Level Type
Poliwrath 34 Water/Fighting

This is a fully evolved Poliwag that has gained the Fighting-type. As such, it’s weak to Grass, Electric, Flying, Psychic and Fairy. You should have one of those for sure. A partner Pikachu can take it out in record time, while a partner Eevee can risk a Buzzy Buzz or Glitzy Glow.

Also, in the Fighting Dojo, there’s a Coach Trainer hiding near the bottom-right corner. Speak to her to begin a quick challenge separate from the rest of the dojo.

Coach Trainer Leona

Pokémon Level Type
Machoke 32 Fighting
Electabuzz 33 Electric

Both of Leona’s Pokémon are packing an electrifying Thunder Punch. So you’ll likely want to keep your Flying and Water-types away. Against Machoke, a Psychic-type would be great. Meanwhile, a Ground-type will make short work of Electabuzz.

Fend off Leona’s assault and you’ll be rewarded with your own personal, signed copy of TM23 Thunder Punch. That first part might be slightly inaccurate though.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • 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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