Pokémon Let's Go Saffron City, Sabrina Gym Battle and Fighting Dojo - available Pokémon, items and trainers

Our complete Pokémon Let's Go walkthrough and guide to your big adventure with Pikachu or Eevee.

Saffron City, Sabrina's Gym and the Fighting Dojo are some of your next stops in your quest through Pokémon Let's Go's main story, after clearing Rocket Game Corner and returning to Lavender Town's Pokémon Tower to find out what's at the top.

Not everything will be available to tackle right away though - you're going to need to clear out Silph Co. and Team Rocket again beforehand - so we've put together a detailed guide to that on a separate page!

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: Saffron City and Fighting Dojo

Saffron City is another big one, which the huge Silph Co. building in the centre - occupied by Team Rocket after you've cleared them out of Rocket Game Corner back in Celadon City - as well as both Sabrina's Gym and the Fighting Dojo, a kind of mini-gym, to tackle too.

Like Celadon City, we've split this into two pages: this current one, which deals with the city itself, the Dojo, Sabrina's Gym and anything else you can do before and after clearing out Team Rocket; and a separate page on Silph Co. and Team Rocket, which is more than big enough to warrant its own!


To get straight to points of interest then, in the bottom right of town is Mr Psychic's house - talk to him and he'll give you TM40 Psychic! vThere's also another Alolan trade in the Pokémon Center, this time their Alolan Raichu for your regular one. Alolan Raichu is half Psychic-type, by the way, which can come in very handy against Team Rocket in Silph Co. if you don't already have a strong Psychic-type attacker.

There's also a girl in the top-left corner of town who goes by the name 'Copycat', who'll give you TM08 Substitute if you show her her favourite Pokémon (it should be obvious from all the things in her room... but we've put the solution below in the Items table if you need it).


The town's gym is closed off for now, but you can access the Fighting Dojo if you fancy a challenge that isn't Team Rocket! Defeat all of the trainers there including the master and you'll have a choice of two Fighting-type Pokémon: Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan! You can only pick one, so choose wisely, although unlike previous games in Kanto there is actually another opportunity to catch these Pokémon in the wild, albeit much later on.

We'll tackle the gym itself and any other post-Silph Co. things to do in the section just below.

Available Pokémon

Alolan RaichuTrade from Ace Trainer in the Pokémon Center, in exchange for your regular Raichu
HitmonleeChoose between Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan as reward for victory in the fighting Dojo
HitmonchanChoose between Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan as reward for victory in the fighting Dojo

Available Items

TM40 PsychicMr Psychic, in his house in the bottom right of town
Pretty WingFound by follower Pokémon in flower bed by northern entrance to town
X Sp. DefIn the top right corner of town behind the fence - go behind the tree on the left to reach it.
TM08 SubstituteHouse in the top left of town, show the girl upstairs, called the Copycat, a Clefairy, by putting it in your party.

Trainers and Battles - Fighting Dojo!

Trainer NamePokémonLevel
Coach Trainer LeonaMachoke
Black Belt HitoshiPrimape31
Black Belt AaronGraveler31
Black Belt HidekiPoliwhirl31
Black Belt MikeMachoke31
Karate Master KoichiPoliwrath34

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: Saffron City revisited, Sabrina's Gym

After defeating Team Rocket in the Silph Co. building, there are a few things to do around town - a man outside Silph offers you a Porygon as a gift, whilst the Police Officer in to the top right of town will give you a new outfit. Then, it's time to take on the Gym - only there's a catch. You'll need to have a Pokémon of at least level 45 in your party to enter which, in our case, required a fair bit of grinding first.


You can actually proceed all the way to Fuchsia City at this point, via either of the paths with a sleeping Snorlax: either Route 12 by Lavender Town or Route 16 by Celadon City. They lead onto some routes that are easy-going but full of high-level trainers and wild Pokémon which is a great way to level up if you're a little behind. Don't forget to take on the Dojo too, that we covered in the section above, if you haven't already.


Once you're ready, there's a familiar looking puzzle inside Sabrina's Gym: it's more warp pads! We've mapped exactly where each pad goes to so you can get straight to battling.


There are 10 levels in total, plus the entrance area, with six trainers plus Gym Leader Sabrina. The gym is Psychic-type, so Bug, Ghost, and Dark-type attacks are going to come in handy here as you go.


Teleporter on the right Bottom right of 1F


Bottom left Bottom left of 2F
Top left Bottom right of 2F
Bottom right Back to Entrance


Bottom left Back to 1F
Bottom right Back to 1F
Top right Top right of 3F


Top right Back to 2F
Bottom right Top left of 4F
Top left Top right of 5F
Bottom left Bottom left of 5F


Top left Back to 3F
Top right Bottom right of 5F
Bottom right Top left of 6F


Top right Back to 3F
Bottom right Top right of 4F
Bottom left Back to 3F


Top left Back to 4F
Top right Bottom left of 7F
Bottom right Bottom left of 8F


Bottom left Back to 6F
Top left Bottom right of 9F
Bottom right Top left of 8F
Top right Bottom right of 8F


Bottom left Back to 6F
Top left Bottom right of 7F
Bottom right Top right of 7F
Top right Bottom left of 9F


Bottom right Back to 7F
Bottom left Back to 8F
Top left Up to 10F and Sabrina

10F - Sabrina

Bottom right Back to 9F
Bottom left Back to entrance

Available Items

Marsh Badge Defeat Gym Leader Sabrina
TM33 Calm Mid Defeat Gym Leader Sabrina

Trainers and Battles - Saffron City Gym!

2F Psychic Johan Slowbro
4F Ace Trainer Amanda Jynx 42
5F Channeler Stacy Haunter
7F Channeler Imari Haunter
8F Ace trainer Cameron Kadabra
9F Psychic Preston Hypno 41
10F Gym Leader Sabrina Mr. Mime

Available Pokémon

Porygon From man outside Silph Co. after you clear out Team Rocket.

That's everything here in Saffron City, so assuming you've already cleared out Silph Co., you've hit the end of our in-progress walkthrough so far. 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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