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Pokémon Let's Go S.S. Anne and how to find the Captain - available Pokémon, items and trainers

Our complete Pokémon Let's Go walkthrough and guide to your big adventure with Pikachu or Eevee.

S.S. Anne, the giant cruise ship just outside of town, is your next destination after reaching Vermilion City, and your task is to find the Captain on board, before you can progress any further 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: S.S. Anne and where to find the Captain

S.S. Anne, which you'll find docked just to the south of Vermilion City, has three levels - the entrance level, a downstairs level and an upstairs level - plus a little outside area at the front of the ship, and the captain's quarters to the rear.

Both your rival and Blue will appear as you enter the Ship, and it's worth noting that the woman in the first room on the right just after enter will heal your Pokémon for free as many times as you like. A Pikachu with Thunderbolt or Ivysaur with Vine Whip will help clear out the trainers here - there are lots of Water-type Pokémon in particular - otherwise, you're free to explore at your leisure.

To 'complete' the area, head left and upstairs, and left again to go out to the front of the ship, then back inside and over to the far right, and upstairs again on that side, to find the captain. We recommend you explore the whole ship first though, popping your head in every door, as there's a huge amount of items to be found plus lots of trainers to practice against, too.

Once you do find the Captain - remember, left and upstairs from the entrance, then over to the far right and up the stairs there to the Captain's Quarters - he'll teach you your first Secret Technique: Chop Down! The lets you cut down those pesky thin trees you've seen dotted around the world. When you're ready then, go take on Lt. Surge's Gym!

Available Items

Sailour OutfitFrom the Sailor you show your ticket to
Shalour SableFrom Blue
3x Poké BallsBeauty Nickie
3x Poké BallsYoungster Tyler
Paralyze HealIn room with Youngster Tyler and Beauty Nickie
Super RepelIn the Kitchen
Tiny MushroomHidden, from one of the three bins in the Kitchen
3x Poké BallsGentleman Arthur
3x Poké BallsSailor Leonard
3x Poké BallsEngineer Dylan
Full HealIn the room with Engineer Dylan
ElixirIn the room with Engineer Dylan
3x Poké BallsSailor Huey
Super PotionIn the room with Sailor Huey
3x Poké BallsFisherman Barny
3x Poké BallsFisherman Dale
ReviveIn the room with Fisherman Dale
3x Poké BallsGentleman Brooks
3x Poké BallsGentleman Lamar
NuggetOn the chair in the room with Gentlemen Brooks and Lamar
3x Poké BallsSailor Trevor
3x Poké BallsSailor Edmond
Bottle CapPokémon Trainer Mina, after talking to her then battling her.
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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
Beauty NickiePidgey
Youngster TylerMankey16
Gentleman ArthurGrowlithe18
Sailor LeonardSlowpoke18
Engineer DylanMagnemite
Sailor HueyPsyduck
Fisherman BarnyGoldeen
Fisherman DaleMagikarp18
Gentleman BrooksPonyta18
Gentleman LamarSandshrew18
Sailor TrevorSeel
Sailor EdmondPoliwag18
Pokémon Trainer MinaJigglypuff
Mr. Mime

Once you have the Secret Technique, head back into town and continue on to the Vermilion City Gym puzzle and Lt. Surge 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.