Route 9 is an optional and fairly standard route heading east from Cerulean City, and follows on from your return to Route 2 via Diglett's Cave 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 9 - available Pokémon, items and trainers

You can totally skip Route 9 if you like, by taking up your Rival's offer of being teleported straight to the entrance of Rock Tunnel from your return to the side of Route 2.

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If you do choose to take the scenic route though, there are plenty of items, trainers and wild Pokémon to be found - although not a lot else of note! One thing to bear in mind is that the route has lots of one-way ledges to jump off. You'll need to do a bit of doubling-back to collect every item or beat every trainer before you get to the far east end and Route 10 beyond.


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.


Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
Nidoran (F)Grass
NidorinaGrass
FearowGrass
SpearowGrass
RattataGrass
RaticateGrass
Nidoran (M)Grass
NidorinoGrass
ChanseyCatch Combo

Available Items

ItemLocation
2x Great BallsPicnicker Alicia
3x Poké BallsHiker Jeremy
Super PotionJust left of Hiker Jeremy
EtherNear the entrance of the route, above the ledge
3x Poké BallsBug Catcher Conner
3x Poké BallsHiker Alan
5x Pinap BerriesHidden - along the bottom of the route, at the very far right, past Hiker Alan.
2x Great BallsCamper Drew
Super PotionAbove the ledge by Camper Drew
3x Poké BallsYoungster Chris
5x Poké BallsBy Youngster Chris
3x Poké BallsBlack Belt Brice
2x Great BallsPicnicker Caitlin

Trainers and Battles

Trainer NamePokémonLevel
Picnicker AliciaEevee
Gloom
21
21
Hiker JeremyOnix22
Bug Catcher ConnerParas19
Hiker AlanGeodude
Geodude
Geodude
22
22
22
Camper DrewSandshrew
Raticate
21
21
Youngster ChrisDiglett
Fearow
20
20
Black Belt BriceMankey23
Picnicker CaitlinGoldeen
Pidgeotto
21
21

That's everything here for now, so continue on to the east to Route 10 for the next steps in your quest towards Lavender Town, 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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