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Pokémon: Let's Go
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
First Published: 23-11-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:28 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 27-09-2020 / 09:29 GMT

(1 of 2) Normal Vulpix

Normal Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix

Normal Vulpix (left), Alolan Vulpix (right)

First debuting in Pokémon Sun and Moon, certain Kanto Pokémon have adapted to life in the tropical Alola region, and have completely changed. They have become so-called Alola form variants. Alola form Pokémon share the same Pokédex number, but have a different appearance, as well as a different Type and moves they can learn.

Essentially, Alola form Pokémon are the same Pokémon, but with very different characteristics. So a bit like distant cousins. Unlike some other Pokémon forms, you cannot change a particular Pokémon from their Alola form to Kanto form or vice versa.

Alola form Pokémon do not exist naturally in the Kanto region, but you can obtain them by trading with certain NPCs (non-playable characters) found in specific Pokémon Centres. These NPCs will ask for the original Kanto form, and you can trade with them as many times as you want. Just in case you wanted a different Nature, or even a shiny…

Choosing a Alola Pokémon

Alola form Pokémon are basically just like any other, so you’re not going to pick one because they’re stronger than all the others. However, a lot of Alola form Pokémon have exotic Type combinations. In fact, they’re the only way you can get a Dark-type in Kanto.

Alola Form Pokémon

Pokémon Type Trader Location
Rattata Dark/Normal Cerulean City
Geodude Rock/Electric Vermillion City
Diglett Ground/Steel Lavender Town
Sandshrew Ice/Steel Celadon City (Let's Go Pikachu)
Vulpix Ice Celadon City (Let's Go Eevee)
Raichu Electric/Psychic Saffron City
Marowak Fire/Ghost Fuchsia City
Grimer Poison/Dark Cinnabar Island (Let's Go Pikachu)
Meowth Dark Cinnabar Island (Let's Go Eevee)
Exeggutor Grass/Dragon Indigo Plateau

Another Way to Trade

Alternatively, if you play Pokémon GO or have a friend who does, you can transfer Alola form Pokémon obtained in GO to Let’s Go. But bear in mind you need to reach Fuchsia City, which is slightly past the halfway point, before you can transfer from GO. Also, Pokémon transferred from GO can not go back to GO.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    23 November 2018
  • Last Updated
    10 September 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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