Route 22 , and then Route 22 revisited much later on, is a spot that opens up as early as your first visit to Viridian City 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 22 - available Pokémon, items and trainers

Route 22 first becomes accessible as soon as you visit Viridian City, very early on in your adventure.

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There are a handful of somewhat noteworthy Pokémon available here - ones you can catch slightly earlier than if you waited for the other routes they appear on - and there are a couple of items to collect while you're in the area, too.

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
Nidoran MGrass
Nidoran FGrass
SpearowGrass
RattataGrass

Available Items

ItemLocation
5x Poké BallsFar left end of brick path along bottom of route.

There are no Trainers or battles to be had - but you'll notice that, at the routes far left end, there's a gate to the north. This is the way to Victory Road, and it actually contains several checkpoints. Eight, in fact: one for each Gym Badge. Each checkpoint asks you to show a different Gym Badge, so you won't be able to get all the way through it without all eight. Come back much later, then!

Next stop for you in your early-game visit is Route 2!


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: Route 22 revisited - available Pokémon, items and trainers

You'll revisit Route 22 much later on in the game, on your way to the Elite Four after finally collecting all eight Gym Badges. There are some minor spoilers in this section then, so if you want to be completely blind to anything that happens later in the game, skip this section for now!

When you enter Route 22 after defeating the Viridian City Gym Leader, your rival will come and stop you, and it's time for another battle!

Trainers and Battles

Trainer NamePokémonLevel
Rival Pidgeot
Raichu
Marowak
Vileplume
50
51
50
50

Go heal up back at the Pokémon Center nearby in town, and then carry on, to the checkpoint gates of northern Route 22, where there are actually some handy items and Pokémon, and beyond, to Victory Road!

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
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 None
Nidorina None
Nidorino None
Fearow None
Nidoran (M) None
Nidoran (F) None
Nidoqueen None
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Available Items

ItemLocation
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

That's everything here for now, so continue on to Route 2 for the next steps in your quest if you're on your first visit to Route 22, 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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