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Full Guide to Pokemon Let’s Go | Shiny hunting, master trainers, spawns and more!

Published: 1/Dec/2018 6:06 Updated: 6/Feb/2019 11:42

by Paul Cot


This Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee guide helps players who have just started playing the game or those who have been grinding since it was released in November. Whether you are new to the game, going through each Master Trainer or even shiny hunting, these tips will help.

What is Pokemon Let’s Go?

Pokemon Let’s Go is based on the original Pokemon games on the Gameboy. While Red and Blue were released prior, it is actually Pokemon Yellow that holds most similarities.


Yellow was based on the Pokemon anime which is most similar to Let’s Go. Pokemon Fire Red, however, is the remade version for the Game Boy Advance, which is more popular than its predecessors today.

Where to Find Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle

Arguably the biggest difference between Pokemon Fire Red and Let’s Go is the starting Pokemon. In Let’s Go you have the choice of Pikachu and Eevee, depending on which version you bought. In Fire Red it was the classic choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.


Don’t worry though, for those who want these popular Pokemon they aren’t particularly hard to come by. Not only do they spawn in the overworld but NPC interactions also give you them.

Legendary Pokemon

The game itself is relatively straight forward. As Pokemon games go this is the easiest to complete. And by complete we mean defeat the Elite Four and your rival.


As a result this Pokemon Let’s Go Guide focuses on the after game where most of the questions lie. One area that is questioned before reaching the Elite Four is how to capture the legendary Pokemon: Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. We discuss this below along with their overworld spawn locations.

Completing the Pokemon Let’s Go Pokedex

The natural next step after entering the Pokemon Hall of Fame is to complete the Pokedex. This can be tricky but there are tips that can speed the process up.


These include transferring Pokemon from Pokemon Go, knowing all 151 Pokemon spawn locations and, of course, learning about the new Pokemon, Meltan. There’s a reason the Safari Zone was replaced with the Pokemon Go Park!


Alolan Pokemon

The Alola forms of Pokemon aren’t separate Pokedex entries. Therefore, you don’t need to capture them to complete the Pokedex.

However, we know that won’t stop you from wanting them. After all, you’ve “gotta catch ’em all”.

Master Trainers

The other part to the Pokemon Let’s Go after game is a brand new feature called Master Trainers. Defeating each and every one of the Master Trainers will show you’re a true Pokemon Master.

Doing so is a tough task and, with the sheer number of them, it will be time consuming. We’ve saved you a little bit of time by listing each Master Trainer’s location.

Shiny Pokemon

The allure of shiny Pokemon is something most Pokemon trainers are drawn to. Pokemon Let’s Go has been no exception. Unsurprisingly, they are extremely rare, none more so than the enigma Mewtwo. Consequently, trainers are spending thousands of hours shiny hunting in Pokemon Let’s Go.

Due to the time being spent, it is vital to do everything you can to increase the chances of a shiny Pokemon spawning. We offer help with these shiny Pokemon Let’s Go tips.

Perfect IV Pokemon

Hardcore Pokemon fans will be looking to take things one step further. Competitive Pokemon trainers will be looking for perfect IV Pokemon.

The stats of wild Pokemon are random but you can do things to increase the chances of finding stronger Pokemon. This is primarily achieved through catch combos which is explained below.

Pokemon 2019 Game

The praise Pokemon Let’s Go has received already has Pokemon fans clamouring for the next game. While a Pokemon Let’s Go Johto could a long way off, we already know gen 8 will be introduced in the Pokemon game confirmed for late 2019.

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