Route 11 is a simple route running eastwards, and is available to visit as soon as you reach Vermilion City 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: Route 11 - available Pokémon, items and trainers

You can explore Route 11 as soon as you reach Vermilion City, which might be handy if you want to do a little levelling before taking on the Gym, but whether you visit before or after you've beaten Lt. Surge you still won't be able to progress on to Route 12 out the other side.

That's because of a giant, sleeping Pokémon, a Snorlax, that's blocking the path. You can't pass through until you find a way to wake it up, so for now you need to go a different way. If you've yet to beat Lt. Surge then head back there and clear out S.S. Anne if you haven't done that either; if you have, then your way of bypassing the Snorlax is to take Diglett's Cave!

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One final thing: there is something pretty noteworthy on this route that's easily missable. In the exit gate at the western end before the Snorlax, head upstairs and talk to the chap in the white lab coat - he's one of Professor Oak's Assistants! If you've caught more than 30 species of Pokémon (that's 30 different Pokémon), he'll unlock the Judge Function in your Pokémon Box. Make sure you get this! It allows you to easily check the stats of a Pokémon, similarly to how you can do so in Pokémon Go, but with even more clarity.

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
DrowzeeGrass
RattataGrass
RaticateGrass
PidgeyGrass
PidgeottoGrass
Mr. MimeRare/Combo
ChanseyCatch Combo

Available Items

ItemLocation
5x Eevee CandiesCoach Trainer Will
Super PotionAround halfway across the route
LureAlong the top side of the route
X DefenseTowards the eastern end of the route
Super RepelAlong the top side of the route towards the eastern end
ReviveHidden in the rock just above the exit at the far eastern end
3x Poké BallsYoungster Eddie
3x Poké BallsSailor Dirk
3x Poké BallsGentleman Wilco
3x Poké BallsEngineer Braxton
3x Poké BallsEngineer Bernie
3x Poké BallsGamer Hugo
3x Poké BallsSailor Yasu
5x Great BallsIn a narrow path just below the eastern gate
3x Poké BallsLass Tomoe

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.


Trainers and Battles

Trainer NamePokémonLevel
Coach Trainer WillRattata21
Youngster EddieNidorino16
Sailor DirkPoliwag
Machop
18
18
Gentleman WilcoVulpix18
Engineer BraxtonVoltorb18
Engineer BernieMagnemite
Voltorb
18
18
Gamer HugoDiglett26
Sailor YasuSlowpoke18
Lass TomoeJigglypuff
Nidorina
16
16

That's everything here for now, so continue on to Diglett's Cave, at the western end of the route, 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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