Route 23 runs north from the checkpoint gate at the end of Route 22, and follows on from your return there, and your defeat of the Viridian City Gym before it, 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 23 - available Pokémon, items and trainers
Route 23 is the final grassy route on your way to the Pokémon League. Running north out of the entrance gate, you'll be stopped at various checkpoints along the way and asked to show you have the required Gym Badge to proceed.
That means you can actually access a good chunk of the route, and its relatively rare Pokémon and items, without having defeated all eight Gyms, although you'll still need the Sea Skim secret technique to progress through some parts as well.
Still, you'll need all eight to exit the route at the northen end, to Victory Road, so you're not really missing out on much by only coming here after you've beaten every Gym, as we did ourselves in our playthrough.
|Magikarp||In the water after the Rainbow Badge checkpoint|
|Poliwhirl||In the water after the Soul Badge checkpoint|
|Exeggcute||In long grass after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
|Spearow||In long grass after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
|Nidorina||In long grass after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
|Nidorino||In long grass after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
|Fearow||In long grass after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
|Nidoran (M)||In long grass after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
|Nidoran (F)||In long grass after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
|Exeggutor||Rare - In long grass after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
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.
|3x Golden Nanab Berries||On the right, after the Thunder Badge checkpoint.|
|3x Golden Pinap Berries||On dry land on the left, after the Rainbow Badge checkpoint|
|5x Golden Razz Berries||On dry land in the centre after the Soul Badge checkpoint|
|5x Golden Nanab Berries||In the long grass on the right, after the Marsh Badge checkpoint|
|5x Golden Pinap Berries||In the long grass on the right after the Volcano Badge checkpoint|
There aren't any trainers here, so if you've got all your badges and finished up with your item and Pokémon collection here, it's time to press on northwards, to Victory Road! Otherwise, as always, you can cycle back to our main Pokémon Let's Go walkthrough and guide hub for all the other pages we have like this.