Route 21 is a return to normal in terms of routes: short and simple. It follows on from Cinnabar Island, Blaine, and Pokémon Mansion 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 21 - available Pokémon, items and trainers

Short but sweet, Route 21 is a mostly-water route that leads north from Cinnabar Island to none other than Pallet Town, the place where your journey began.

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There are plenty of trainers to battle and items to collect, but the route's most interesting feature is the small patch of grass on dry land at the northern end. It's the only place you can catch Tangela, as well as a place that gives a very small chance of third-stage evolutions Victreebel (in Let's Go Eevee) and Vileplume (in Let's Go Pikachu) appearing, too.

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
TentacoolSurfing on water
TentacruelSurfing on water
MagikarpSurfing on water
StaryuSurfing on water
StarmieRare
RattataGrass
RaticateGrass
PidgeyGrass
PidgeottoGrass
Oddish (LGP)Grass
Gloom (LGP)Grass
Vileplume (LGP)Grass
Bellsprout (LGE)Grass
Weepinbell (LGE)Grass
Victreebel (LGE)Grass
TangelaGrass
ChanseyCatch Combo

Available Items

ItemLocation
PP UpOn the first small patch of land
3x Poké BallsSwmmer Jerome
7x Bags of StardustHidden, on the second patch of land, on the right hand side of it
3x Poké BallsSwimmer Roland
3x Poké BallsSailor Claude
3x Poké BallsFisherman Nolan
Water StoneOn the patch of land with Fisherman Nolan
3x Poké BallsSwimmer Jack
3x Poké BallsSwimmer Spencer
3x Poké BallsRoughneck Martin
3x Poké BallsFisherman Ronald
TM35 Ice PunchCoach Trainer Pam
3x Poké BallsFisherman Wade
Hyper PotionOn patch of land by Fisherman Wade

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
Swmmer JeromeSlowbro42
Swimmer RolandStarmie
Kingler
42
42
Sailor ClaudePrimeape
Machoke
42
42
Fisherman NolanTentacruel
Starmie
42
42
Swimmer JackTentacool
Golduck
Tentacruel
42
42
42
Swimmer SpencerSeel
Seadra
42
42
Roughneck MartinRaticate
Onix
42
42
Fisherman RonaldSeadra
Gyarados
42
42
Coach Trainer PamMachoke
Jynx
Kangaskhan
44
44
45
Fisherman WadeMagikarp
Magikarp
Magikarp
Magikarp
Magikarp
Magikarp
42
42
42
42
42
42

That's everything here for now, so continue on to Pallet Town and then your return to Viridian City Gym for the next steps in your quest, including your final Gym Battle, 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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