Fuchsia City and the Koga Gym battle (plus finding the Warden's Teeth) are your next major objectives in your quest through Pokémon Let's Go's main story, after you've defeated Giovanni at Silph Co. and headed south via either Route 18 or Route 15.

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: Fuchia City and the Warden's Teeth

At last, another major city! If you've worked your way through both the eastern path of Route 12, Route 13, Route 14 and Route 15 or the western way of getting here through Route 16, Route 17 and Route 18, you're probably crying out for a bit of civilisation - we are, even after just listing all those routes!

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Interestingly, you can actually do pretty much anything in town here, including challenge Koga at Fuchsia City Gym, as soon as you get the Poké Flute to wake up the Snorlax that block to two routes south that lead you here. If you haven't already though, we do suggest you tackle Team Rocket at Silph Co. first. After that, it's your choice for what you want to take on first out of Fuchsia City and Saffron City Gyms. Personally, we tackled Silph Co., then did some levelling on the routes towards Fuchsia City, then took on Sabrina at Saffron City Gym, then tackled Koga here - but it's up to you!

Here in Fuchsia City itself there are plenty of things to do. As you'd expect there's a trader in the Pokémon Center, this time a Gentleman who will trade you an Alolan Marowak for your regular one. There's also another move tutor with him, who'll teach your partner Pokémon even more moves now (Sappy Seed, Freezy Frost and Sparkly Swirl, which are Grass, Ice and Fairy-Type moves, for Eevee in our case).

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Otherwise there's another very important thing to do here: acquire not one, but two Secret Techniques, Sea Skim and Strong Push, the Let's Go equivalent of Suft and Strength respectively.

Getting Sea Skim is dead simple - simply talk to the man next to the Lapras in the pool of water in Fuchsia City and listen to his story to be taught Sea Skim - this will let you surf on water, opening up entire new parts of the world!

Strong Push is slightly more complex. You need to talk to the Safari Zone Warden in his house, in the bottom right part of town. He'll say something pretty hard to understand, because he's lost his teeth! He lost them somewhere on Route 19, which is just south out of town.

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Head there and you'll find Jessie and James of Team Rocket once again getting up to no good. Hapless as they are, they'll dig up the gold teeth thinking they're something valuable, only to realise how gross they are and give them to you instead! That was easy then, just take them back to the Warden in his house and he'll reward you with the Safari outfit and the Strong Push ability.

While you're there, shove that boulder in his house to the side to find a little Diglett, who gives you a Nugget. How kind!

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The last thing to know about Fuchsia City - aside from how to crack it's Gym, which we explain below - is that there's no longer a Safari Zone here in the proper sense. Instead, there's the little area where Pokémon (that you can't catch) roam around near the top of town, and Go Park, which is where you transfer Pokémon to from Pokémon Go. We explain that in detail in our Pokémon Go to Pokémon Let's Go transfer steps guide!

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
Alolan MarowakGentleman in the Pokémon Center will trade you an Alolan Marowak for your regular one.

Available Items

ItemLocation
Super LureBehind the two houses to the right of the Pokémon Center, through the exit in the right hand house.
NuggetFrom the Diglett hiding behind the movable stone in the Safari Zone Warden's House. Give him his teeth back to learn the Secret Technique Strong Push
Safari SetFrom the Warden after you return his teeth to him.

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: Fuchsia City Koga Gym solution and battle

The Fuchsia City Gym is one of the tricker ones to get through, thanks to a rather crafty puzzle: it's full of invisible walls.

Thankfully, the way of solving it actually isn't too difficult once you know what to do. Every few seconds, a puff of smoke will appear that feintly highlights where the walls of the maze are, allowing you to spot the gaps for where to go next. If you're finding it a bit tough to work through yourself though, here's how to get to every trainer and Koga himself, step by step:

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Fuchsia City gym solution

  1. Head right first, to fight the Tamer Phil.
  2. Then head up past him to fight Ace Trainer Kayden.
  3. Then head left along the top wall, and down from the top left corner to Juggler Kirk.
  4. Go down from Juggler Kirk to Juggler Harry.
  5. Go left from Juggler Harry to the left hand wall, then snake down to the bottom left corner, where you can battle Tamer Edgar, or go straight to Ace Trainer Annie, diagonally up and right.
  6. Either way, after Ace Trainer Annie you need to go down on the left hand side of Koga's platform, past Tamer Edgar, until you're in front of Koga and can finally battle him!

Available Items

ItemLocation
Soul Badge Defeat Gym Leader Koga
TM27 Toxic Defeat Gym Leader Koga

Trainers and Battles - Fuchsia City Gym!

Trainer NamePokémonLevel
Tamer Phil Nidorina
Nidorino
41
41
Ace Trainer Kayden Muk
Beedrill
41
42
Juggler Kirk Haunter 40
Juggler Harry Haunter
Haunter
Haunter
40
40
40
Tamer Edgar Arbok
Arbok
Arbok
41
41
41
Ace Trainer Annie Ivysaur
Weezing
41
42
Gym Leader Koga Weezing
Muk
Golbat
Venomoth
43
43
43
44

Once you've battled Koga for the Marsh Badge and picked up both of the Secret Techniques, you're all done here in Fuchsia City. Continue on to the south, to Route 19, 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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