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Pokemon: Let's Go
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
First Published: 23-11-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 14-12-2018 / 12:01 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 14-12-2018 / 20:23 GMT

Pokemon: Let's Go Guide Guide Info

Gym 5 (Soul Badge)

Route 14

Route 14 begins rather abruptly.

Ta-da, you’re halfway to Fuchsia City! Feel free to go outside and stretch, or something. Because of the way Route 13 and Route 14 are structured, you can enter via Route 14 along any of the top four rows of the fence maze. Most people won’t come here via the top-most row, so that mainly leaves the middle three ones.

As you enter Route 14 from the row below the top-most row, there’s a Camper below, guarding the space between fences. If you’re here to grab the Full Heal from Route 13, carry on traveling west. Then at the very end, go up to the top-most path and follow it east back into Route 13. Oof, that’s a lot of running around for just one item!

Anyway, the Camper won’t budge, so you’ll have to either fight your way past. Or you can go back to Route 13 and travel along the middle row. Alternatively, if you want to battle or sneak past the Punk Guy, you can also go along the row below the middle one.

Camper Beck

Pokémon Level Type
Flareon 37 Fire

Beck has the Fire-type evolution of Eevee, which is geared towards physical attacking. However Beck’s Flareon doesn’t have any really good moves, although it does have Double Kick to punish Rock-types. Waste it with Water or Ground-types.

Past Beck, you’ll be pleased to know that the exit of the fence maze is located towards the south-west. If you’re going along the middle row, you’ll off-shoot the exit a little. But if you carry on west for a short distance, you can go south through the gap, to reach the next row down. From there, go east to the exit.

Standing to the left side of the exit is another Camper. This little fellow will swap between looking right and down. So feel free to sneak past when he’s not looking.

Camper Carter

Pokémon Level Type
Psyduck 37 Water
Dugtrio 37 Ground

A silly duck to start with. It knows Psybeam, so common Grass/Poison Pokémon should be a little cautious. Dugtrio is an evolved Diglett. This one can use Earthquake to inflict decent damage and Sucker Punch to try and attack first. A healthy Grass, Water or Ice-type would be useful here.

Proceed south from Carter. To the left, separated by a long line of hedges, is an area of tall grass. After a while, the fence to the right will bend towards the east. Standing below the fence is a Bird Keeper who you cannot hope to avoid. Not unless you can fly like a bird.

Bird Keeper Benny

Pokémon Level Type
Pidgeotto 39 Normal/Flying
Fearow 39 Normal/Flying

Benny has been putting in some effort, as he has two evolved Flying-types. His Pidgeotto has Air Slash, which can cause flinch, and Roost for healing. But since it’s not fully evolved, it’s easy prey. Meanwhile, his Fearow also knows Roost can use Mirror Move to copy your last-used move.

After clipping Benny’s wings, grab the Hyper Potion near the bush in the corner. Next, carry on following the path south. A few paces away, there’s a skinny tree in-between the hedges on the left. If you want, you can Chop Down the tree and go through the gap to reach the northern patch of tall grass, while skipping a few trainers.

Otherwise, when the line of hedges to the left stops further south, slow down a bit. Towards the south, on the left is another Bird Keeper who’s training regime is looking right and down. He can be easily avoided by going left while above him.

Bird Keeper Donald

Pokémon Level Type
Fearow 39 Normal/Flying
Pidgeot 39 Normal/Flying

Donald’s put in even more effort than Benny. But only in terms of evolving his birds. His Fearow knows Drill Peck, which is a decently strong Flying-type move. Meanwhile his Pidgeot is a fully evolved Pidgey. It only knows Air Slash and Quick Attack, so it’s not hard to work around it.

Head a short distance west from Donald. Nearby, towards the left is a female Ace Trainer. She’s fixated at looking down, but there’s a big gap above her, so it’s easy to go past her.

Ace Trainer Kindra

Pokémon Level Type
Vaporeon 40 Water
Dodrio 39 Normal/Flying
Sandslash 39 Ground

Vaporeon is the Water-type evolution of Eevee. This mermaid-like creature has formidable special bulk. For attacks, it can use Surf for STAB and Aurora Beam to counter Grass-types. Electric-types are recommended; Grass-types are fine if they have plenty of HP left.

Dodrio is an evolved Doduo with an extra head. This one can use Drill Peck for Flying-type STAB and Jump Kick to combat Ice, Rock and Steel-types. That means Electric-types are the safest choice here, but Ice and Rock can be used if they’re healthy enough.

Finally, Kindra’s Sandslash can use a STAB-boosted Earthquake, and Slash to try and inflict a critical hit. This one is a lot more straightforward–send out your best Grass, Water or Ice-type, then sit back and relax.

Meanwhile, above, there’s a series of Punk Guys protecting an area of tall grass further north. If you don’t want to get your hands too dirty, you can skip three of these Punk Guys by cutting through the skinny tree in-between the line of hedges earlier.

Punk Guy Harvey

Pokémon Level Type
Raticate 38 Normal
Raticate 38 Normal

Two Raticate–a pretty bland combination to say the least. His first one focuses on priority moves: Sucker Punch and Quick Attack. Meanwhile his second Raticate has Super Fang, Crunch, and also Quick Attack. Fighting-types have a big advantage, but you shouldn’t be scared of a Raticate.

Punk Guy Malik

Pokémon Level Type
Rhyhorn 38 Ground/Rock

Malik’s Rhyhorn can use the Ground-type Drill Run and the Bug-type Megahorn. The latter is effective against Grass-types, but we bet there’s a low chance you’re using one that’s actually weak to it. Slap it with Water or Grass-types; Ground and Fighting are also really good.

Punk Guy Gerald

Pokémon Level Type
Magmar 38 Fire

Gerald’s Magmar has a vaguely menacing Fire Punch, plus Low Kick to hurt Rock-types. Water-types will perform well here and Ground-types shouldn’t do too shabby either.

The next two trainers cannot be skipped right now. So if you really want to reach the tall grass, brace yourself!

Punk Guy Felix

Pokémon Level Type
Weezing 38 Poison

You’ve fought a lot of Weezing, probably thanks to Team Rocket’s James. This one can use Toxic to try and poison your Pokémon, and Self-Destruct to blow itself up when things are looking bad.

Roughneck Zeek

Pokémon Level Type
Machoke 38 Fighting

Zeek’s Machoke is 100% dedicated to Fighting-type moves. Ghost-types will make it look like a fool, while Flying, Psychic and Fairy-types are also good at outmuscling it.

Beyond is the promised land: the only area of tall grass on this short route. There’s also a Nugget sitting above the ledge, which is something to be proud of, we suppose. Oh, and if you search around the very top of the tall grass, along the middle, there’s a hidden Golden Razz Berry to be found!

In any case, carry on west from Ace Trainer Kindra. You’ll come across two paths: a higher path along the top, blocked by a skinny tree, and another along the bottom. Both will lead to Route 15–and Fuchsia City, although the higher path does have less obstructions in the way.

Pokémon Checklist

Venomoth is an evolved Venonat. Next up, Tauros is a fairly rare Normal-type and previously exclusive to the Safari Zone. Ah, painful memories are coming back… Likewise, you can find the previously Safari Zone-only Bugs, Scyther (Let’s Go Pikachu) and Pinsir (Let’s Go Eevee) here, but they are just as rare as always.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Nintendo Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    23 November 2018
  • Last Updated
    14 December 2018
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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