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Gym Leader Blaine

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Vincent Lau
Pokémon Level Type
"Magmar" IconMagmar 47 Fire
"Arcanine" IconArcanine 48 Fire
"Rapidash" IconRapidash 47 Fire
"Ninetales" IconNinetales 47 Fire

All of Blaine’s Pokémon are pure Fire-types, so it’s pretty easy to hit their weak spots. First up is "Magmar" IconMagmar, which can use STAB Flamethrower, Low Kick to hurt Rock-types, and Confuse Ray to distract your Pokémon. Water-types are ideal, while Ground-types are great too.

Next up can be "Arcanine" IconArcanine, an evolved "Growlithe" IconGrowlithe. Blaine’s "Arcanine" IconArcanine can use Flare Blitz for a powerful STAB assault, Outrage to hit most targets for heavy neutral damage, and Crunch to bite into Psychics and Ghosts. Water and Rock-types are strongly recommended.

"Rapidash" IconRapidash is an evolved "Ponyta" IconPonyta that’s true to its name. For attacks, it also has Flare Blitz for STAB, and Quick Attack to try and sneak in an attack before you can. Rock-types are the best, but Water isn’t too shabby either. If they’re fast, a Ground-type like "Dugtrio" IconDugtrio can be good.

Finally, "Ninetales" IconNinetales is an evolved Vulpox. This one can use Fire Blast for a powerful STAB-boosted hit. It also has Quick Attack like "Rapidash" IconRapidash. Similarly, Rock and Water are solid choices, to weaken the damage from Fire Blast and counter with super-effective damage.

Douse Blaine’s fiery passion and he’ll give you his Volcano Badge, as well as TM46 Fire Blast. If you missed it, Fire Blast is one of the strongest Fire-type moves for special attackers. But it’s accuracy is somewhat on the low side. If it’s reliability you want, go with Flamethrower.

When you leave the Gym, your rival will catch up to you. He’ll mention that the final Gym is the one in Viridian City. Indeed, if you want to obtain the eight and final Gym badge, you’ll need to go over there.

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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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