Cerulean City and the Misty Gym Battle is your next objective, following on from Route 4 west in your quest through Pokémon Let's Go's main story.

Below, we'll cover any and all of the obtainable Pokémon, item locations, trainers and their squads that you might encounter in the area, as well as walking you through any key steps of the story along the way.

We've also opted to break out walkthrough pages down into sections, referring to each of your visits to a given location, seeing as you often backtrack or revisit various places in your quest to become Champion! Where applicable, we'll split our page into one section for each visit, and of course if there are any, clearly mark any spoilers, too!

For more like this, be it specific systems explainers or walkthrough pages on more locations, head back to our main Pokémon Let's Go walkthrough and guide hub.

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Pokémon Let's Go: Cerulean City and Cerulean City Gym

Enter Cerulean City and, as soon as you step into town, your buddy Pokémon will tell you they're excited about the fountain - throw some money in if you like.

A Chop Down-able tree blocks your progression to the south, whilst a Police Officer is blocking the entrance to a house in the north-west corner of town, due to a robbery.

That means there are two things you can do: battle the Gym Leader in town, Misty, or poke around chatting to people and go exploring on Route 24 and 25 to the north. We recommend you talk to the people in town first, and then tackle Misty's Gym, before heading north!

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Of particular interest before you enter the gym is a lady in a house in the central left side of town, right in front of you as you enter the city. Talk to her, and if you've caught enough Pokémon - 30 or more in total - she'll gift you one of the original three starter Pokémon: Bulbasaur!

This Bulbasaur also has some pretty great stats - it's guaranteed that one stat is ranked as 'best' and two as 'fantastic' - so it's likely that it's better than any that you caught back in Viridian Forest, unless you got extremely lucky. It'll also come in very handy against Misty's Water-type Pokémon in the gym, if you want to train it up!

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Other points of interest include the Tamer - a man who looks like he works in a circus - in the Pokémon Center, who'll teach your partner Pokémon some special (and very powerful) moves, that we absolutely recommend checking out.

There's also a lady on the left in the Pokémon Center who'll trade you her Alolan Rattata - which is Dark-type (there aren't many of those at all in Kanto) - in exchange for one of your regular Rattata. This lady is the first of many Alolan Pokémon traders who you'll find in Pokémon Ceners around Kanto!

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Talk to the man in the Bike Shop about all three types of Bike (go up to them and interact with them one at a time) and you'll get 5x Heart Scales, and finally note that after you do beat Misty, Lures will become available to buy in Poké Marts for the first time, which is handy.

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
Alolan RattataBy trading a normal Rattata with the lady in the Pokémon Center
BulbasaurFrom lady in house to the bottom of the area, if you've caught enough Pokémon

Available Items

ItemLocation
5x Heart ScalesFrom Bike Shop owner after showing interest in all three types of bike.
Rare CandyOut the back of the house in the top left, with the man who talks about Gym Badges
Cascade BadgeDefeat Gym Leader Misty
TM29 ScaldDefeat Gym Leader Misty

Trainers and Battles - Cerulean City Gym!

Trainer NamePokémonLevel
RivalPidgey
Oddish
Pikachu/Eevee
12
12
13
Beauty LilyGoldeen16
Beauty VioletShellder16
Beauty DaisySeel16
Gym Leader MistyPsyduck
Starmie
18
19

Head back to our main Pokémon Let's Go walkthrough and guide hub for all our pages in one place, including detailed, step-by-step help for tough spots like Cerulean Cave, and the Elite Four, plus tough dungeons like Silph Co., Seafoam Islands and Victory Road. Otherwise, take a peek(achu) at our Pokémon Let's Go TM list and all TM locations, Let's Go's starter locations and how to get Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, along with how to get Mew in Let's Go, and how to get Meltan in Let's Go and Go too. Beyond that we also explain how connect Pokémon Go to Let's Go on Nintendo Switch and transfer Pokémon, Catching, catch combos, and how to catch Pokémon, a quick collection of our best Pokémon Let's Go tips and tricks to get you off to a great start, and finally what we know about the Pokémon Pass app distribution event too.


Pokémon Let's Go: Cerulean City revisited - how to get through the locked house

We mentioned that house in the top right of town that's blocked by the Police Officer earlier... well it turns out that's your only way to exit town and progress the story.

After beating Misty at the Cerulean City Gym, head north onto Route 24 and 25. Once you've completed your short quest up there, when you return to town you'll encounter the Officer again, but this time she's having trouble with a pesky Squirtle that's misbehaving, and runs off after it.

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You can now enter that burgled house and exit through the big whole in the wall they made on the other side! Be prepared for a (pretty easy) battle on the other side.

Available Items

ItemLocation
TM10 Dig Team Rocket Grunt
Burn Heal Bottom left of the area you can access through the burgled house

Trainers and Battles

Trainer NamePokémonLevel
Team Rocket Grunt Raticate 15

From there, you can continue on southwards, to Route 5, for the next steps in your quest, or cycle back to our main Pokémon Let's Go walkthrough and guide hub for all the other pages we have like this.

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