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Saffron City Gym

Vincent Lau

If you've been diligent with your training, this should be quite feasible.

To even step foot in this Gym, you will need a Pokémon that’s Level 45 or above. If you don’t meet the requirement, don’t worry about it. You can just go out and do some training and/or snack on some Rare Candies. Or, if you want a quick and easy way, you can refer to our previous page to get a Level 45 Dark-type Pokémon that can easily sweep the Gym.

Once you’re allowed to proceed, go forward and step on the teleporter pad, like the ones found in Silph Co. The entire Gym is one big teleporter maze, so we hope you’re looking forward to it! You’ll be sent atop a building with two teleporters on the left side. Step on whichever teleporter you’d like. You’ll reach a building top with a Psychic in the middle.

Psychic Johan

Pokémon Level Type
"Slowbro" IconSlowbro 41 Water/Psychic
"Kadabra" IconKadabra 41 Psychic

Slowbro is an evolved "Slowpoke" IconSlowpoke with high Defense. It’s weak to Grass, Electric, Bug, Ghost and Dark. This one can use STAB Psychic and Surf, plus Yawn to cause Sleep on the next turn. It’s slow, so your Pokémon can easily get their super-effective hits in.

"Kadabra" IconKadabra is the middle evolution of "Abra" IconAbra. Johan’s "Kadabra" IconKadabra has STAB Psychic, plus Night Shade to deal 41 fixed damage. The biggest concern is if your Pokémon got hit by Yawn and are now asleep. If they don’t resist Psychic, you may want to switch them out instead of curing their status.

From this building top, step onto the teleporter in the top-right corner. You’ll arrive on a building top with teleporters in all four corners. If you want to battle some more, step on either of the left hand side teleporters. You’ll reach a building top with no teleporter in the top-left corner, and a Channeler in the middle.

Channeler Stacy

Pokémon Level Type
"Haunter" IconHaunter 40 Ghost/Poison
"Haunter" IconHaunter 40 Ghost/Poison

That’s not a Psychic-type, but close enough? Stacy has a pair of "Haunter" IconHaunter. They’re weak to Ground, Psychic, Ghost and Dark. We only recommend Ground and Dark, unless you’re confident. Both have pretty common moves, with the second packing Sucker Punch to try and go first.

If you fought the Channeler, step onto the bottom-right teleporter next. Otherwise, from the empty building top, step on the bottom-right teleporter there. You’ll reach a building top with no teleporter in the bottom-left corner, and a female Ace Trainer in the middle.

Ace Trainer Amanda

Pokémon Level Type
"Jynx" IconJynx 42 Ice/Psychic

Now that’s a Psychic-type, alright! "Jynx" IconJynx is weak to Fire, Rock, Bug, Ghost, Steel and Dark. Amanda’s "Jynx" IconJynx can use STAB Psychic and Ice Punch, as well as Lovely Kiss to cause Sleep. Steel-types are a great choice as they resist both Psychic and Ice.

From Amanda, step on the bottom-right teleporter. You should be taken to a building top with no teleporter in the bottom-left corner, but no trainer as well. No matter which way you go, you must go through at least two teleporters to reach the end. If you go on the top-right teleporter, you’ll reach a building top with another Channeler.

Channeler Imari

Pokémon Level Type
"Haunter" IconHaunter 40 Ghost/Poison
"Haunter" IconHaunter 40 Ghost/Poison
"Haunter" IconHaunter 40 Ghost/Poison

To refresh your memory, "Haunter" IconHaunter is weak to Ground, Psychic, Ghost and Dark. The first "Haunter" IconHaunter can use Sucker Punch to try and go first and Toxic. Likewise, the second "Haunter" IconHaunter also has Sucker Punch, but can use Will-O-Wisp to Burn. The last "Haunter" IconHaunter is completely offensive, but lacks Sucker Punch.

From Imari, stepping on either of the right hand side teleporters will take you to a building with a male Ace Trainer. Likewise, if you step on the bottom-right teleporter in the previous empty building, you’ll also reach the male Ace Trainer.

Ace Trainer Cameron

Pokémon Level Type
"Kadabra" IconKadabra 41 Psychic
"Kadabra" IconKadabra 42 Psychic

Both of Cameron’s "Kadabra" IconKadabra carry Psychic and Night Shade. Meanwhile, his first "Kadabra" IconKadabra can use Light Screen to weaken special attacks for a few turns. If you’re using a Pokémon that resists or is immune to Psychic, no sweat. Otherwise, stick to physical attacks since "Kadabra" IconKadabra has low Defense.

From Cameron, the top-right teleporter will lead to a building with a Psychic. You can also get here by stepping on the top-left teleporter on Imari’s building.

Psychic Preston

Pokémon Level Type
"Hypno" IconHypno 41 Psychic

Preston’s "Hypno" IconHypno can use Hypnosis to cause Sleep and Dream Eater to steal HP from sleeping Pokémon. If your Pokémon falls asleep, just cure it with a Full Heal or Awakening etc. Most likely, his "Hypno" IconHypno will use Dream Eater and then fail because your Pokémon has woken up.

Finally, step on the top-left teleporter on Preston’s building to reach the end of the Gym. Up here, there’s a teleporter on the left that will lead you back to the entrance of the Gym. However, it’s a one-way trip, so only step on it after defeating Sabrina. Or if you really need to leave the Gym to heal up, train or something else.


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    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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