Route 16 leads westwards out of Celadon City, and is one of two different ways you can head towards Fuchsia City (the other being Route 12 and beyond) 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 16 - available Pokémon, items and trainers

The first thing you can do here is the same thing you can do over on Route 12: wake up that sleeping Snorlax.

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Head up to the Snorlax now you have the Poké Flute and interact with it to play the flute and wake it up - but when you do, if this is your first time waking up Snorlax, Mr Fuji will come and talk to you.

He tells you that because Snorlax can be a little confused when they're woken up, they sometimes think you're a snack yourself, and attack! You have to defeat it then, before you can catch it, but once it's defeated in battle like a normal Trainer's Pokémon, you then enter the catch phase like a usual wild Pokémon in Let's Go.

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The rest of Route 16 is fairly straightforward - although you should definitely take a flying Pokémon out of its Poké Ball for a test run here, as there's a nice surprise when you start heading south if you do!

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
SnorlaxAfter waking it up and defeating in battle.
DoduoGrass
DodrioGrass
RattataGrass
PidgeyGrass
PidgeottoGrass
ChanseyCatch Combo

Available Items

ItemLocation
PP UpIn long grass
TM14 FlyTalk to the woman in her secret retreat. Take the top gate from the start of Route 16, and it's a small house in front of you.
3x Poké BallsPunk Guy Lao
3x Poké BallsPunk Guy Hideo
3x Poké BallsRoughneck Koji
30x Ultra BallsFrom Oak's Assistant on the top floor of the main entrance Gate, if you've caught over 40 species of Pokémon
3x Great BallsOn left side of route
Super PotionOn right side of route
2x Great BallsCamper Ruben
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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
Wild SnorlaxSnorlax34
Punk Guy LaoOnix
Muk
36
36
Punk Guy HideoArbok
Fearow
36
36
Roughneck KojiRaticate
Koffing
Ryhorn
36
36
36
Camper RubenPsyduck
Psyduck
35
35

That's everything here for now, so continue on southwards to Route 17 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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