Appendix:Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! walkthrough/Section 2

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
These pages follow the remade Nintendo Switch iteration, not Pokémon Yellow. The guide for that game can be found here.

Route 1

Route 1

Route 1 is a peaceful, country road that leads north from Pallet Town to Viridian City. The path is riddled with patches of tall grass and one-way ledges that make northward travel difficult.

Into the Wilderness

Several kinds of wild Pokémon can be seen wandering through the area. To catch a Pokémon, Trainers may only use Berries to make a Pokémon easier to capture; it is not possible to battle wild Pokémon with your own to weaken them. Catching a Pokémon is the only way to earn valuable Experience Points for your Pokémon team. Since you already have 50 Poké Balls, it is a good time to catch plenty of these Pokémon to start raising your new partner.

The Nose Knows

As you approach the north end of the route, your PikachuP / EeveeE will notice a bush to the east. Whenever it acts like this, be sure to take a closer look at whatever caught its attention. In this case, speaking to the young Pokémon will reveal that it has caught the scent of a Razz Berry, which makes a wild Pokémon easier to catch. These items sometimes respawn as well, and may be different each time.

Viridian City

Viridian City

Viridian City is a small, nature-loving city that is enveloped in green year-round. It is located between Route 1 to the south, Route 2 to the north, and Route 22 to the west.

Pokémon Center

The nearest building with the red roof is the Pokémon Center. This Pokémon hospital will heal your team to full health and eliminate any status ailments they may have. It is a good idea to heal up and save your progress whenever you find a Pokémon Center.

Trainers' School

The Trainers' School in the city's center teaches inexperienced Trainers about the basics of battle. A blackboard in the front of the room describes the five status ailments that can affect a Pokémon.

Ailment Effect(s)
Burned Burn Damage dealt by physical moves is halved; inflicts damage equal to 1/16 of maximum HP every turn.
Fire Pokémon cannot be Burned.
Frozen Freeze Cannot move until thawed (20% chance of recovery each turn).
Ice Pokémon cannot be Frozen.
Paralysis Paralysis Speed drops to 50%; cannot attack 1/4 of the time.
Electric Pokémon cannot be Paralyzed.
Poisoned Poison Inflicts damage equal to 1/8 of maximum HP every turn.
Poison and Steel Pokémon cannot be Poisoned.
Asleep Sleep Cannot move for one to three turns.

Trouble Ahead

On your first visit to Viridian City, there is a woman with red hair and a man with blue hair blocking the way northward. They mention something about guard duty and refuse to move. There is nothing to be done about this yet, so continue exploring the rest of the city instead.

Poké Mart

Another shop with a blue roof sits to the northeast of the Pokémon Center. This is the local Poké Mart; these stores offer a variety of Poké Balls, Potions, and other items. It is a good idea to stock up on supplies whenever possible, as there is no telling what you may run into on your journey. More items become available for purchase based on the number of Badges a Trainer has earned.

Special Delivery

When you approach the Poké Mart, the clerk is standing outside the door. He recognizes you as someone from Pallet Town and explains that he has a delivery for Professor Oak. He hands Oak's Parcel to you and asks that you take it to him. Once he walks back inside the shop, the player is presented with the option to warp directly back to the lab.

Pallet Town

Oak's Lab

The professor asks how PikachuP / EeveeE is doing, and in response the young Pokémon happily climbs up onto your shoulderP / hatE. Oak accepts his Parcel from you and Trace arrives a moment later. The professor shares the parcel's contents, and you each receive 20 Razz Berries. He explains that wild Pokémon are so happy to get a treat like this, that using one before throwing a Poké Ball makes them distracted and much easier to catch.

Rival Battle 1

When you go to leave, Trace challenges you to your first Trainer battle! When battling another Trainer, you will use your own Pokémon to fight. The first Pokémon that you send out will be the one in the top-left position in your party. Select Fight, then choose an attack for your Pokémon to use. This battle should be easy if you have caught a few other Pokémon for backup.

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:

Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:

Dress the Part

On your second trip out of Pallet Town, you find Trace's big sister near the entrance to Route 1. Speak to her to receive a set of Sportswear to dress up your partner Pokémon. PikachuP / EeveeE happily hops down onto your arm and allows you to interact with it, unlocking the Partner Play function. This lets you pet the Pokémon and feed it Berries to increase its friendship. In addition, the Play with PikachuP / EeveeE option, which allows you to access Partner Play, is now unlocked on the main menu.

Route 1

Free Sample

Partway through the route, you run across the clerk from the Viridian City Poké Mart. Speak to him and he thanks you for delivering the Parcel. He invites you to visit the Poké Mart as they offer a wide variety of merchandise, and gives you a Potion as a free sample.

Challenge Accepted

Before you can return to Viridian City, the Youngster near the north end of the route challenges you to a battle. It should be an easy fight, as he only has a single Pokémon. Winning battles against other Trainers not only earns you prize money, but sometimes various types of Poké Ball as well. While catching Pokémon is the best way to earn Experience Points, battling other Trainers is the best method of earning these other resources.

Viridian City

Rest & Recharge

On your second visit to Viridian City, you find Trace standing near the Pokémon Center. Noticing that you just defeated another Trainer and your Pokémon may be injured, he suggests resting your team at the Pokémon Center, and then runs off.

Supplies for Sale

With Oak's Parcel delivered, it is now possible to purchase items at the Poké Mart. It is always best to stock up on Poké Balls and Potions whenever possible. The nearby forest is home to many poisonous Bug-type Pokémon, so it would be good to bring an Antidote or two as well.

Poké Mart

Walk the Walk

North of the Trainers' School is another house with a woman and her Oddish standing outside. She compliments your partner Pokémon but thinks that hers would be too heavy to carry, so she has it walk alongside her instead. She demonstrates by letting the second Pokémon in your party out of its Poké Ball to follow you around. This can be done for any Pokémon in your party by selecting the Take out of Poké Ball option.

Nicknaming a Pokémon

There is a man inside the house near the woman and her Oddish who mentions nicknaming a Pokémon. This can be done by selecting a Pokémon in the party and choosing the Change name option. It is not possible to nickname Pokémon as they are caught, and must be done manually for each Pokémon.


At this point, you may proceed north to Route 2, or make an optional detour westward to Route 22 first.

Route 22

It is not yet possible to fully explore Route 22, but you may still hunt for new Pokémon. A short way into the route, Trace appears and challenges you to a battle.

Rival Battle 2

Little has changed since your fight in Oak's Lab, but his partner Pokémon has learned a new move. Trace has added a Pidgey to his team, as well. Use the same tactics from your last battle to wear his Pokémon down and take the win.

Pikachu In Let's Go, Pikachu!:

Eevee In Let's Go, Eevee!:

After the battle, be sure to heal your Pokémon and stock up on Poké Balls, then continue on to Route 2.

Route 2 (West)

Route 2

Route 2 runs northward from Viridian City to Pewter City. Much of the route's west side is occupied by a large maze of trees known as Viridian Forest. Overgrown trees block access to the east side for now. Head through the gate to enter the forest, a whole new area with new Pokémon to catch!

← Part 1 Introduction, Pallet Town
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Viridian Forest, Pewter City, Pewter Gym Part 3 →

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