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Route 22 (2nd Visit)

Vincent Lau

Having acquired all 8 of the Kanto Gym badges, you’re ready for your final challenge: the Pokémon League. But first, you need to get there. From Viridian City, head west to Route 22. Perhaps you’ve been here before. After you go past the first patch of tall grass, you’ll run into your rival again. This time, he means business!

Pokémon Trainer Rival

Pokémon Level Type
"Pidgeot" IconPidgeot 50 Normal/Flying
"Vileplume" IconVileplume 50 Grass/Poison
"Marowak" IconMarowak 50 Ground
"Jolteon" IconJolteon (Let’s Go "Pikachu" IconPikachu) 51 Electric
"Raichu" IconRaichu (Let’s Go "Eevee" IconEevee) 51 Electric

Now when was the last time you battled your rival again? Anyway, he’s finally evolved his "Pidgey" IconPidgey into "Pidgeot" IconPidgeot. As always, it’s weak to Electric, Rock and Ice. For attacks, it can use Air Slash for STAB, Quick Attack to go first, and Roost to restore its HP.

Next up can be Vileplume, which is a fully evolved "Oddish" IconOddish. It has the same Type combination as always, so it’s weak to Fire, Ice, Flying and Psychic. This one can use Petal Dance to inflict heavy STAB damage, but causes confusion to itself, and Toxic to cause deadly Poison.

Marowak is an evolved "Cubone" IconCubone. It’s still a pure Ground-type, so you don’t need to think too hard. For attacks, it knows Bonemerang, which is a two-hit Ground-type attack, and Thrash, which is Petal Dance but Normal-type. Plus Swords Dance to boost Attack.

Finally, your rival has his "Jolteon" IconJolteon in Let’s Go "Pikachu" IconPikachu. This Electric "Eevee" IconEevee has incredibly Speed, so watch your step. It can unleash a powerful STAB Thunder, but with so-so accuracy. Plus it has Double Kick and Pin Missile for variety, and Quick Attack to go first. Use a Ground-type if possible.

Alternatively, your rival will use his "Raichu" IconRaichu in Let’s Go "Eevee" IconEevee. This evolved "Pikachu" IconPikachu is a bit more balanced, which can work in your favor. It too can use Thunder, but it also carries Thunder Punch, for added reliability. Like "Jolteon" IconJolteon, a Ground-type is strongly recommended.

After defeating your rival, he’ll run on ahead. Continue west to the end of this route, then enter the gatehouse that leads to Route 23. Inside, you can only go through if you have the Boulder Badge from Brock. There will be seven more gatekeepers after this, so keep your badge collection somewhere close by!


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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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