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Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order – How to Beat Them

Battling and taking on Gym leaders to collect their badges is a staple in all Pokemon games and the latest Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu addition is no different. The Pokemon Let’s Go gym order is the same as the original games but if you’re not too sure or you want to know some information on just which Pokemon you can expect to face read on.

Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order #1 – Pewter City

The Pewter city gym is the first gym in the Pokemon Let’s Go Gym order. Pewter City is the third town you’ll encounter on your Pokemon journey and it’s where you’ll face off against Brock, the rock type leader.

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His gym can be found by walking to the north of Pewter City, then heading left and then down again to bypass the ledge from the bottom. You’ll need to have a water or grass-type Pokemon on hand to be allowed entry. Bellsprout is commonly available before this gym so make sure to hold onto one.

There are two trainers you can defeat at this gym before facing Brock if you want to gain some experience first.

Brock’s Pokemon

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Brock has two Pokemon and they’re both rock-types, Geodude who’s level 11 and Onix who’s level 12.

Geodude

Level 11, Rock/Ground-Type

Moves

  • Tackle

Onix

Level 12, Rock/Ground-Type

Moves

  • Headbutt
  • Bind
  • Rock Throw

Your partner Pokemon should know Double Kick which is a fighting-type move and will help you greatly in this gym. If not Bellsprout or Bulbasaur which are catchable prior to this gym are good picks to have on you.

Pewter City Gym Rewards

  • Boulder Badge
  • TM 01 (Headbutt)

Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order #2 – Cerulean City

The Cerulean city gym is the second gym in the Pokemon Let’s Go Gym order. Cerulean City is the fourth town you’ll encounter on your Pokemon journey and it’s where you’ll face off against Misty, the water-type leader.

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This gym can be found by walking to the centre of Cerulean City, just passed the Pokemon centre. You’ll need to have a level 15 Pokemon on hand to be allowed entry. If you need to level up a bit first head north of the city to meet more trainers.

There are three trainers you can defeat at this gym before facing Misty if you want to gain some experience first.

Misty’s Pokemon

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Misty has two Pokemon and they’re both water-types, Psycduck who’s level 18 and Starmie who’s level 19.

Psyduck

Level 18, Water-Type

Moves

  • Water Gun
  • Confusion

Starmie

Level 19, Water/Psychic-Type

Moves

  • Scald
  • Swift
  • Psywave

Your partner Pokemon should know an electric move (if you have Eevee head to the Pokemon center and talk to the man in the lion tamer outfit) which will help you greatly in this gym. If not grass-types which are catchable prior to this gym are good picks to have on you.

Cerulean City Gym Rewards

  • Cascade Badge
  • TM 29 (Scald)

Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order #3 – Vermillion City

The Vermillion city gym is the third gym in the Pokemon Let’s Go Gym order. Vermillion City is the fifth town you’ll encounter on your Pokemon journey and it’s where you’ll face off against Lt. Surge, the electric-type leader.

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This gym can be found by walking to the left and south of the city but it’ll be blocked off until you have the special technique chop down. Make sure you go on the S.S. Anne to the south of town beforehand (for a full run down check out how to get all the secret moves).

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To get through the electric barrier you’ll need to hit two switches located in the bins in this room. The switches will be next to each other so once you find one, check spots adjacent to it.

There are four trainers you can defeat at this gym before facing Lt. Surge if you want to gain some experience first.

Lt. Surge’s Pokemon

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Lt. Surge has three Pokemon and they’re all electric-types, Voltorb who’s level 25, Magnemite who’s level 25, and Raichu who’s level 26.

Voltorb

Level 25, Electric-type

Moves

  • Thunderbolt
  • Light Screen
  • Swift

Magnemite

Level 25, Electric/Steel-Type

Moves

  • Thunderbolt
  • Sonic Boom

Raichu

Level 26, Electric-Type

Moves

  • Thunderbolt
  • Quick Attack
  • Double Kick

If you caught a rock-type in Mt. Moon that Pokemon may help if you’re having trouble. If not to the right of Vermillion City is Diglett cave and the Ground-Type Pokemon here will also be super-effective.

Vermillion City Gym Rewards

  • Thunder Badge
  • TM 36 (Thunderbolt)

Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order #4 – Celadon City

The Celadon City gym is the fourth gym in the Pokemon Let’s Go Gym order. Celadon City is the seventh town you’ll encounter on your Pokemon journey and it’s where you’ll face off against Erika, the grass-type leader.

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This gym can be found by walking to the middle and south of the city and using the special technique chop down then walking to the left.

Erika’s gym is laid out like a maze and you’ll need to use chop down to navigate to her.

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There are seven trainers you can defeat at this gym before facing Erika if you want to gain some experience first.

Erika’s Pokemon

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Erika has three Pokemon and they’re all grass-types, Tangela who’s level 33, Weepinbell who’s level 33, and Vileplume who’s level 34.

Tangela

Level 33, Grass-type

Moves

  • Mega Drain
  • Sleep Powder
  • Bind

Weepinbell

Level 33, Grass/Poison-Type

Moves

  • Mega Drain
  • Poison Jab

Vileplume

Level 34, Grass/Poison-Type

Moves

  • Mega Drain
  • Moonblast

Using fire, or flying type moves will really help in this gym.

Celadon City Gym Rewards

  • Rainbow Badge
  • TM 53 (Mega Drain)

Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order #5 – Fuchsia City

The Fuchsia city gym is the fifth gym in the Pokemon Let’s Go Gym order. Fuchsia City is likely the eighth town you’ll encounter on your Pokemon journey and it’s where you’ll face off against Koga, the poison-type leader.

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This gym can be found by heading just a bit left of the Pokemon Center.

Koga’s gym is also like a maze but with invisible walls which reveal themselves as the smoke falls.

There are six trainers you can defeat at this gym before facing Koga if you want to gain some experience first.

Koga’s Pokemon

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Koga has four Pokemon and they’re all Poison-types, Weezing who’s level 43, Muk who’s level 43, Golbat who’s level 43, and Venomoth who’s level 44.

Weezing

Level 43, Poison-type

Moves

  • Toxic
  • Protect
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Explosion

Muk

Level 43, Poison-type

Moves

  • Toxic
  • Protect
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Moonblast

Golbat

Level 43, Poison/Flying-type

Moves

  • Toxic
  • Protect
  • Fly
  • Leech Life

Venomoth

Level 44, Poison/Bug-type

Moves

  • Psychic
  • Protect
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Bug Buzz

Using Psychic-type moves will really help in this gym.

Fuchsia City Gym Rewards

  • Soul Badge
  • TM 27 (Toxic)

Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order #6 – Saffron City

The Saffron city gym is the third gym in the Pokemon Let’s Go Gym order. Saffron City is likely the ninth town you’ll encounter on your Pokemon journey and it’s where you’ll face off against Sabrina, the Psychic-type leader.

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To get into Saffron City head to the shops in Celadon City and Brock will give you some tea. Then make your way back to the guard post between Celadon and Lavender town and the guard will take the tea and let you through. You’ll also need to clear out Team Rocket and have a level 45 Pokemon to show before you can access this gym.

Sabrina’s gym has teleporting platforms you’ll need to stand on to reach the gym leader.

There are six trainers you can defeat at this gym before facing Sabrina if you want to gain some experience first.

Sabrina’s Pokemon

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Sabrina has four Pokemon and they’re all Psychic-types, Mr. Mime who’s level 43, Slowbro who’s level 43, Jynx who’s level 43, and Alakazam who’s level 44.

Mr. Mime

Level 43, Psychic-type

Moves

  • Psychic
  • Reflect
  • Lightscreen
  • Double Slap

Slowbro

Level 43, Psychic/Water-type

Moves

  • Psychic
  • Yawn
  • Surf
  • Calm Mind

Jynx

Level 43, Psychic/Ice-type

Moves

  • Psychic
  • Lovely Kiss
  • Ice Punch

Alakazam

Level 44, Psychic-type

Moves

  • Psychic
  • Night Shade

Using Ghost, Dark and Bug-type moves will really help in this gym.

Saffron City Gym Rewards

  • Marsh Badge
  • TM 33 (Calm Mind)

Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order #7 – Cinnabar Island

The Cinnabar Island gym is the third gym in the Pokemon Let’s Go Gym order. Cinnabar Island is likely the tenth town you’ll encounter on your Pokemon journey and it’s where you’ll face off against Blaine, the Fire-type leader.

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To get to Cinnabar Island surf south from Palette Town until you reach the island. Then you’ll need to explore the burned building in town until you find the secret key before you can access this gym.

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Blaine’s gym has a series of quizzes, answer correctly to avoid fights but if you want experience then there are four trainers you can battle if you answer incorrectly before facing the gym leader.

Blaine’s Pokemon

Blaine has four Pokemon and they’re all Fire-types, Magmar who’s level 47, Rapidash who’s level 47, Ninteails who’s level 47, and Arcanine who’s level 48.

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Magmar

Level 47, Fire-type

Moves

  • Flamethrower
  • Low Kick
  • Confuse Ray

Rapidash

Level 47, Fire-type

Moves

  • Flare Blitz
  • Quick Attack
  • Fury Attack

Ninteails

Level 47, Fire-type

Moves

  • Fire Blast
  • Quick Attack

Arcanine

Level 47, Fire-type

Moves

  • Outrage
  • Flare Blitz
  • Crunch

Using Water, Ground, and Rock-type moves will really help in this gym.

Cinnabar Island Gym Rewards

  • Volcano Badge
  • TM 46 (Fire Blast)

Pokemon Let’s Go Gym Order #8 – Viridian City

The Viridian City gym is the third gym in the Pokemon Let’s Go Gym order. Viridian City is actually the second town you’ll encounter on your Pokemon journey and it’s here you need to return to face off against Giovanni, the Ground-type leader.

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To get to Viridian City head north from Palette Town. You’ll meet your friendly rival who says the gym is closed. Head to Palette town to chat to Oak, then go back to the gym – it should now be open.

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Giovanni’s gym has a series of boost tiles that send you across the floor. There are six trainers you can battle before facing the gym leader.

Giovanni’s Pokemon

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Giovanni has four Pokemon and they’re all Ground-types, Dugtrio who’s level 49, Nidoqueen who’s level 49, Nidoking who’s level 49, and Rhydon who’s level 50.

Dugtrio

Level 49, Ground-type

Moves

  • Earthquake
  • Sucker Punch
  • Slash

Nidoqueen

Level 49, Ground/Poison-type

Moves

  • Earthquake
  • Super Fang
  • Crunch

Nidoking

Level 49, Ground/Poison-type

Moves

  • Earthquake
  • Horn Drill
  • Megahorn
  • Poison Jab

Rhydon

Level 49, Ground/Rock-type

Moves

  • Earthquake
  • Rock Slide
  • Megahorn

Using Water-type moves will really help in this gym.

Viridian City Gym Rewards

  • Volcano Badge
  • TM 41 (Earthquake)

Now that you’ve beaten all the gym leaders you can make your way to victory road to take on the elite four.