Who would win Zapdos or Moltres

Adventure after completing the game in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

You have mastered all eight arenas of Kanto and also defeated the top four to be crowned champion of the Pokémon League - but that doesn't mean your adventure in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! is over. There is still a lot to do for the intrepid adventurer and with this guide you can decide which challenges you want to take on.


Legendary Pokémon on their heels

Granted, on three of the four Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - Arktos, Zapdos and Moltres - you can already hit before you are crowned champion of the Pokémon League. The decision whether you want to catch them before you take on the top four or later is up to you. In contrast to the encounters with wild Pokémon in these game titles, you have to defeat the Legendary Pokémon first in order to be able to try to catch them. Postponing this challenge will give your Pokémon team more time to level up. This can make the fights easier. However, if you manage to catch these Pokémon before you arrive at the Indigo Plateau, they can help you fight the top four.

You will come across Arktos deep inside the cave on the Sea Foam Islands, which are located on Route 20 on the southern edge of the Kanto region. This Ice and Flight-type Pokémon has a double weakness against rock attacks, but fire, electric, and steel attacks don't fail to work either.

Zapdos is in the power plant. You can only reach this remote facility if you use the wave spurt on Route 10 (in the northeast of the Kanto region). As an electric and flying Pokémon, Zapdos is weak against ice and rock attacks. Ground-type Pokémon take no damage from their electric attacks, but keep in mind that ground attacks cannot harm Zapdos either.

While Arktos and Zapdos are not easy to find, there is a good chance you will encounter molasses as you work your way up the Victory Road to the Indigo Plateau. The legendary Pokémon of the Fire and Flight types can be found in this cave, located just behind Route 23 (in the northwest of the Kanto region). Your gut instinct will surely recommend water attacks, but rock-type attacks are a better choice here, as Moltres have a double weakness against them.

There is a five-minute time limit on each of these bouts, so you need to be effective when facing this legendary trio. If you are thinking of catching the three Legendary Pokémon before your battle against the top four, you should know that if you fail, you will not have a second chance to catch it until you have entered the Hall of Fame. It is best to save before the fight to be on the safe side. You should definitely stock up on hyperballs and gold or silver raspberries to make it easier for you to catch. It will certainly cost you a few Poké Balls, but at least these Legendary Pokémon aren't running away.

As a bonus, once you've caught all three of these Legendary Pokémon, you'll have the opportunity to encounter more high in the sky above Kanto after you've become Pokémon League Champ. As a champ, you will be able to take to the skies and encounter other flying Pokémon by getting Charizard, Aerodactyl or Dragoran out of the Poké Ball. The chance is very small, but you can encounter the Legendary Pokémon in the wild if you set up a long series of catches. Take a look at our catch series strategy article to learn more about this useful technique.


Grab Mewtwo

The infamous Mewtwo is the only Legendary Pokémon that will only show itself to you once you have successfully entered the Hall of Fame. You will encounter this Psycho-Pokémon in the Azuria Cave, the entrance to which is on the west side of Azuria City. To get to the cave, you need to use wave spurt from Route 24. Before you move into the hall of fame, a coach will block your access, but he will let you pass without further ado as soon as you are a champ. However, if you put up a fight with him, you can get hold of the TM60 Vielender.

Inside the Azuria cave you will find a lot of valuable items, but the goal is clearly Mewtwo itself. For combat, dark Pokémon such as Alola Sleimok or Alola Snobilikat are recommended, as both are immune to Mewtwo's powerful psychological attacks. If they can master dark attacks, they can also take advantage of Mewtwo's weakness. Beetle and ghost attacks also make life difficult for Mewtwo, so set up your team accordingly. Be prepared for Mewtwo to use recovery to replenish his HP, but an attack like Toxin that drains HP off the opponent round after round will not fail to work.

Catching Mewtwo is a Pokémon trainer's maturity test, but it's easy with a Master Ball.

Once you've defeated Mewtwo, it's time to catch it. Naturally could You're spending tons of time, Raspberries, and Hyper Balls adding this Legendary Pokémon to your team, but if you still have your Master Ball, this would be the perfect opportunity to use it. After all, you are guaranteed to succeed every catch. As you can probably remember, you got this precious item after defeating Giovanni in the Silph Company building in Saffronia City and talking to the President of the Silph Company after your victory over the Rocket Boss. If you don't have it anymore, you should take a look around the first floor of the Azuria Cave. There is a small chance of finding Master Balls as hidden items there.


Complete your Pokédex

Now that you've caught the elusive Legendary Pokémon, it's time to take a closer look at your Pokédex. You've caught all sorts of Pokémon on your journey, but did you manage to catch them all? After all, that was Professor Eich's great hope when he entrusted you with the Pokédex. The fulfillment of his heart's desire also gives you a very special item, so that the effort pays off for you. To officially complete the Pokédex, you need the first 150 Pokémon in the game, from Bulbasaur to Mewtwo. If you have also registered Mew, Meltan and Melmetal in your Pokédex, you are sure to be the envy of your friends, but they are not needed for completion.

Although it is with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! In addition to the Pokémon that accompanies you as a partner through the game, there is another important difference: Certain Pokémon can only be found in one edition in the wild. To get these edition-specific copies, you have to swap with other players. Below is an overview of the Pokémon that only appear in one edition. It's best to catch several copies of your edition-specific Pokémon to trade with your friends.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! - Sandan, Sandamer, Myrapla, Duflor, Giflor, Menki, Rasaff, Fukano, Arkani, Sleima, Sleimok, Sichlor, Alola-Sandan, Alola-Sandamer, Alola-Sleima, Alola-Sleimok

Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - Rettan, Arbok, Vulpix, Vulnona, Mauzi, Snobilikat, Knofensa, Ultrigaria, Sarzenia, Smogon, Smogmog, Pinsir, Alola-Vulpix, Alola-Vulnona, Alola-Mauzi, Alola-Snobilikat

Speaking of swapping, there are a number of Pokémon that only reach their final stage of development after they have been swapped: Kadabra, Maschock, Georok and Alpollo. So sit down with a friend and swap what's up. You can also swap them back if you want to keep the Pokémon you raised.

Some Pokémon only evolve when you use certain Evolution Stones on them. Some of them can be found as hidden items all over Kanto, but most of them are available for purchase in the Prismania City shopping center. An important exception here is the moonstone, which is not for sale. However, you can find it as a hidden item in the deepest level of the moon mountain.

Also note that Pikachu and Eevee can only evolve with the help of an Evolution Stone, but you need a specimen caught in the wild for each, as your partner Pokémon neither can nor wants to evolve. Below are the Evolution Stones available and the Pokémon they can be used on:

FlintVulpix, Fukano, Eevee
Thunder stonePikachu, Eevee
Water stoneQuaputzi, Muschas, Sterndu, Eevee
Leaf stoneDuflor, Ultrigaria, Owei
EissteinAlola-Sandan, Alola-Vulpix
MoonstoneNidorina, Nidorino, Piepi, Jigglypuff

There are also Pokémon that don't show up that often in the wild. If you want to add these shy Pokémon to your collection, you'll have to look off the beaten track or set up long series of catches to lure them out of their hiding place.

For example, spend some time on routes 14 and 15 and, with a bit of luck, run into a hard-to-find Pokémon such as Sichlor, Pinsir or Tauros. Kangama likes to stay in the rock tunnel, while Schlurp can be spotted in the Azuria Cave. Head on Route 10 to encounter Dratini and visit the Sea Foam Islands to track down Flegmon. But keep in mind that the chances of actually encountering some of these Pokémon there are sometimes very low. You may have to stay longer in some areas on your adventure and use lure perfumes before these rare Pokémon show up.

You can rise to the challenge and try to complete your Pokédex by putting all of your Pokémon in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! catch. But don't forget that you can also get your Nintendo Switch games with you Pokémon GO connect to transfer Pokémon that were originally discovered in Kanto from the app to these two game titles. The Pokédex can also be completed in this way. Our article on transferring Pokémon from Pokémon GO will certainly help you if you choose this path.

Stop by the GAME FREAK office to thank the hardworking developers for their hard work and to win the prize.

What about that special item that you get as a reward for completing your Pokédex? Stop by the Prismania Apartments in Prismania City, where GAME FREAK's development department is located, among other things. Here, the developers of the games direct themselves to the player with a wink. Talk to the project manager in the office to receive a diploma and a schillerpin. This makes it easier to find Shiny Pokémon in the wild.


Rematches against arena leaders

Once you've become the Pokémon League Champ, you'll have the opportunity to challenge all eight gym leaders and the top four to a rematch. However, you can only compete against the arena leaders once a day. This is a great opportunity to replenish your wallet and earn some XP for your Pokémon. You will have to work hard against the gym leaders, however, as they compete with more Pokémon than the first time and they are even stronger.

If you go to the arenas again, you may have to overcome some of the hurdles that block your way to becoming the arena leader. The arenas of Prismania City, Saffronia City and Vertania City, for example, each have a maze that you have to cross before you can face the arena leader. Fortunately, the floor plan hasn't changed, so you shouldn't have any problems - provided you paid attention on your first visit.

You will find that Blue has now replaced Giovanni as the Arena Manager at Vertania City and that the Pokémon on his team do not have many common weaknesses. However, three of his six Pokémon are susceptible to Electric attacks. Beware of his Charizard, as it will mega-evolve into Mega Charizard Y during the course of the fight.

In case you're wondering what to do with all the money you've won in these fights, check out the suggestions below.


Challenge the master trainers

Immediately after you move into the Hall of Fame, you will notice that all of a sudden there are new trainers everywhere in Kanto. These are master trainers, especially devoted trainers who are entirely dedicated to training a single species of Pokémon. Master Trainers can be found anywhere, so you should revisit each route, tunnel, and building to find them all.

Most of the master coaches challenge you to a fight. But some of them just want you to impress them with your training skills by showing them a copy of their favorite Pokémon with an exceptionally high CP. To convince these trainers, you should increase the level of the respective Pokémon to 100 and give it lots of candy so that its status values ​​meet the requirements.

Fights against master trainers can turn out to be very demanding. You cannot use any items and only the Pokémon they prefer. Their Pokémon are mostly leveled between 65 and 80, so make sure your Pokémon are at least of a comparable level. Should you want to strengthen your team, then go to the Azuria Cave and set up a long series of catches with Chansey. This Pokémon gives you a lot of experience points when you catch it and is therefore ideal for leveling up your Pokémon. You can also give your Pokémon a boost by feeding your Pokémon candy, because your opponents have not held back in this regard either.

Since both Pokémon are usually of the same type in a Master Trainer battle (this is not always the case, since you can also use regional forms from Alolan against the corresponding Pokémon from Kanto), attacks of the same type as your Pokémon are not particularly effective be. Instead, teach your Pokémon a variety of moves to take your opponent off guard. Keep in mind that attacks like Toxin that drain HP, as well as defensive attacks like Shield and Delegator can also turn the tide in your favor. Your usual strategies may not help you in these demanding fights, so don't be afraid to try new things in the fights against the master trainers.

If you defeat a master trainer, you will receive a special title that identifies you as an expert in dealing with the respective Pokémon. Then go to the development department of GAME FREAK in Prismania City, where you can determine which title your opponent will see when you join up for a link fight. If you manage to get titles for the first 150 Pokémon in the Pokédex (good luck with that!), You will be awarded the rare and highly valued title of Grand Master.


Additional fights

Arena leaders and master coaches aren't the only challengers you can face after beating the top four. Team Rocket's Atlas waits for a rematch at the Rocket Hideout in Prismania City while the do-it-yourselfers Jessie and James loiter on Route 17. It's time to finally send them where the pepper grows! In Orania City you can challenge the artist Matsurika to a fight once a day, in which you will be offered a precious silver bottle cap.

If that's not enough of a challenge for you, you can also compete with the renowned Pokémon trainers green and red. You will find green at the exact spot in the Azuria Cave, where you previously caught the legendary Pokémon Mewtwo. But be careful, because their Pokémon are all level 66 to 68. Similar to blue, green Pokémon do not have many common weaknesses, but at least two of their six Pokémon, Vulnona and Gengar, are susceptible to ground attacks. She also has a Turtok that performs mega-evolving in combat, so bring a Pokémon that has Plant or Electric attacks in order to be able to counter.

If you defeat Green, she will give you Mewtwo Mega Stones.You need this to trigger the mega-evolution of this powerful Psycho-Pokémon. If you challenge the top four again and move into the Hall of Fame, Green will appear for a rematch next to the fountain in Azuria City.

Red only does the honors when you have defeated six master coaches. As soon as you have achieved this goal, he will be waiting for you on the Indigo Plateau. His six Pokémon are all at level 85 and belong to many different types, so putting together an effective team turns out to be a real challenge. There are Pokémon that can master combat, ground, flight, psycho and rock attacks. These guys should give you at least a small advantage in combat.

It is best to prepare yourself for the fact that Rots Bisaflor will carry out the mega-development in battle. So it can't hurt to also have a Pokémon capable of Mega Evolving. The triumph over red does not give your Pokémon any experience points, but you can now adorn yourself with the title “Master Fighter”. This will undoubtedly make an impression on future opponents in link fights.


Time for a shopping spree

After all these struggles, your wallet should be full to the brim with money that desperately needs to be spent. You will certainly invest some of it in potions and hyperballs, but how about buying a few nice little things that you didn't have the small change to buy at the beginning of your trip?

With this sparkling crown, your partner Pokémon is truly regal, but regal glamor has its price!

The shopping center in Prismania City is a true shopping paradise. Here you will find sellers who offer powerful TMs and the aforementioned development stones. There are also stalls selling a wide range of accessories with which you can really dress up your partner Pokémon. Always dress your Pikachu or Eevee fashionably with the latest hats, bows, glasses and much more. Do you want to show everyone how easy the money is with you? Then treat your partner to the magnificent crown - it will only cost you a mere 999,999!

Don't forget to pay a visit to the Mega Brick seller in the Pokémon League. He has a large selection of Mega Bricks that you need to help your Pokémon reach their true potential.


Closing words

So you see, even after completing the main story in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! the Kanto region still has a lot of fun to offer! We wish you the best of luck in achieving your goals. For more tips on Pokémon video games and the Pokémon TCG at Pokemon.com/Strategy.