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"Pokémon Let's Go": Master Trainers & Titles Guide

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Master Trainer & Title Guide

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Master Trainers

After beating the Elite Four, Master Trainers become available all over the Pokémon Let's Go world. You can recognize them by a bubble icon above their heads showing the Pokémon for which they are the Master Trainer. Master Trainers are the peak trainers of their respective Pokémon. You can fight them for the title of Master Trainer of that specific Pokémon type. However, the fights are 1-on-1, no items, and obviously only that specific Pokémon can battle. The Master Trainer's Pokémon is usually incredibly powerful, sitting around level 65 to 80, loaded up with Candy/AVs, and almost always has a tricky moveset.

Titles

When you unlock a title, people in the Pokémon world will refer to you as that title followed by your name (EX: Machop Trainer GARY). Also, people you face in PVP link battles will also see your title.

Beating a Master Trainer will grant you the Master Trainer title for that specific Pokémon, but there are a few more titles:

  • Unlocking ALL Master Trainer titles will grant you the title of "Grand Master"
  • Beating Red will grant you the title of "Battle Master"

They don't otherwise offer any value or utility, but it's a fun end-game mechanic that let's you really show your Pokémon prowess.

Title Screenshot

NPCs will refer to you by title

NPCs will refer to you by title

How to Prepare for a Fight Against a Master Trainer

Master Trainers are quite difficult to beat. Not only do they boast Pokémon between level 65 and 80, those Pokémon are also pumped full of Candy. You will find them to be more powerful than a level 100 Pokémon without Candy!

  • Run a practice round first! That will give you an idea of exactly how strong the Pokémon is, and what special tricks they have in store for you. Typically they will know a move that counters your type. After running or being defeated, your Pokémon will be completely healed, including their PP, so there is no harm in fighting them over and over.
  • Stock up on Technical Machines (TMs) to teach your Pokémon new moves. The more TMs you have, the more likely you'll have something your Pokémon can learn that counters its own type.
  • Pump Candy. While it's ideal to avoid it if you can, it can be difficult to win the fight without pumping your Pokémon's AVs a bit.
  • Consider a cheese strategy. This could be something like Toxic + Protect where you poison them and then protect yourself (or some other defensive oriented ability like a heal) until they die from the poison.
  • Consider getting lucky. If you use a move that has a chance to paralyze or some other meaningful effect, you can keep running the fight over and over until you successfully get the effect. This can let you beat opponents that are much tougher than you. Remember, no items, so your opponent is just stuck with the effect.

Changing Your Title

You may not want to call yourself the Diglett Trainer, so it's important to know how to change your title. Unfortunately, you can't do it on the fly. You'll have to go to the Game Freak headquarters in Celadon City. It's directly to the left of the Pokécenter you SkyDash to, right after the Poliwrath. It's the multiple story building where you also get the Shiny Charm. There is a woman on the 3rd floor that will change your title for you free of charge.

Swapping Titles

Game Freak HQ Floor 3

Game Freak HQ Floor 3

Where to Find Master Trainers

Find all 153 Master Trainer locations below:

  1. Bulbasaur: Route 4
  2. Ivysaur: Route 14
  3. Venusaur: Exit of Victory Road
  4. Charmander: Celadon Condominiums
  5. Charmeleon: Route 10
  6. Charizard: Route 23
  7. Squirtle: Route 12
  8. Wartortle: Route 20
  9. Blastoise: Seaform Islands Entrance
  10. Caterpie: Route 18
  11. Metapod: Route 11
  12. Butterfree: Route 2 and Viridian Forest Connection
  13. Weedle: Viridian Forest
  14. Kakuna: Route 13
  15. Beedrill: Route 8
  16. Pidgey: Route 2
  17. Pidgeotto: Route 16
  18. Pidgeot: Route 12 and Lavender Town Connection
  19. Rattata: Route 10
  20. Raticate: Cerulean City
  21. Spearow: Pewter City
  22. Fearow: Route 18
  23. Ekans: Route 4
  24. Arbok: Celadon City
  25. Pikachu: Viridian Forest
  26. Raichu: Pokemon Tower
  27. Sandshrew: Route 11
  28. Sandslash: Route 7
  29. Nidoran (F): Route 3
  30. Nidorina: Celadon City and Lavender Town Underground Connection
  31. Nidoqueen: Route 23
  32. Nidoran (M): Route 4
  33. Nidorino: Celadon City and Lavender Town Underground Connection
  34. Nidoking: Route 23
  35. Clefairy: Saffron City
  36. Clefable: Mt Moon
  37. Vulpix: Route 6
  38. Ninetales: Route 9
  39. Jigglypuff: Pewter City
  40. Wigglytuff: Silph Co
  41. Zubat: Rock Tunnel
  42. Golbat: Victory Road
  43. Oddish: Viridian City
  44. Gloom: Pewter City
  45. Vileplume: Route 14
  46. Paras: Mt Moon
  47. Parasect: Route 2
  48. Venonat: Route 24
  49. Venomoth: Route 15
  50. Diglett: Digglet's Cave
  51. Dugtrio: Digglet's Cave
  52. Meowth: Viridian City
  53. Persian: Celadon City
  54. Psyduck: Route 21
  55. Golduck: Route 4
  56. Mankey: Route 5
  57. Primeape: Route 11 and Route 12 Connection
  58. Growlithe: Route 7
  59. Arcanine: Celadon City
  60. Poliwag: Route 12
  61. Poliwhirl: Cerulean City
  62. Poliwrath: Cerulean CIty
  63. Abra: Viridian City
  64. Kadabra: Saffron City
  65. Alakazam: Route 10
  66. Machop: Silph Co
  67. Machoke: Fuchsia City
  68. Machamp: Vermillion City
  69. Bellsprout: Viridian City
  70. Weepinbell: Pokemon Tower
  71. Victreebel: Celadon City
  72. Tentacool: Seaform Islands
  73. Tentacruel: Route 20
  74. Geodude: Rock Tunnel
  75. Graveler: Victory Road
  76. Golem: Pewter CIty
  77. Ponyta: Saffron City
  78. Rapidash: Saffron City
  79. Slowpoke: Route 21
  80. Slowbro: Route 21
  81. Magnemite: Route 5 and Route 6 Underground Connection
  82. Magneton: Route 5 and Route 7 Underground Connection
  83. Farfetch'd: Vermillion City
  84. Doduo: Cerulean City
  85. Dodrio: Route 15
  86. Seel: Seaform Islands
  87. Dewgong: Seaform Islands
  88. Grimer: Celadon City
  89. Muk: Pokemon Mansion
  90. Shellder: Route 19
  91. Cloyster: Seaform Islands
  92. Gastly: Lavender Town
  93. Haunter: Lavender Town
  94. Gengar: Lavender Town
  95. Onix: Celadon City and Lavender Town Underground Connection
  96. Drowzee: Viridian City
  97. Hypno: Pokemon Tower
  98. Krabby: Vermillion City
  99. Kingler: Silph Co
  100. Voltorb: Power Plant
  101. Electrode: Route 17
  102. Exeggcute: Route 24
  103. Exeggutor: Cinnabar Island
  104. Cubone: Saffron City and Route 8 Connection
  105. Marowak: Lavender Town
  106. Hitmonlee: Saffron City
  107. Hitmonchan: Saffron City
  108. Lickitung: Celadon City and Route 17 Connection
  109. Koffing: Route 17
  110. Weezing: Celadon City
  111. Rhyhorn: Route 17
  112. Rhydon: Celadon City
  113. Chansey: Fuchsia City
  114. Tangela: Route 15
  115. Kangaskhan: Fuchsia City
  116. Horsea: Route 19
  117. Seadra: Route 12
  118. Goldeen: Route 12
  119. Seaking: Route 13
  120. Staryu: Fuchsia City
  121. Starmie: Route 25
  122. Mr. Mime: Celadon Condominiums
  123. Scyther: Fuchsia City and Route 15 Connection
  124. Jynx: Route 4
  125. Electabuzz: Route 9
  126. Magmar: Pokemon Mansion
  127. Pinsir: Fuchsia City and Route 18 Connection
  128. Tauros: Fuchsia City
  129. Magikarp: Route 3
  130. Gyarados: Celadon City
  131. Lapras: Pokemon Tower
  132. Ditto: Pokemon Mansion
  133. Eevee: Route 17
  134. Vaporeon: Celadon City
  135. Jolteon: Celadon City
  136. Flareon: Celadon City
  137. Porygon: Celadon City
  138. Omanyte: Mt Moon
  139. Omastar: Cinnabar Island
  140. Kabuto: Mt Moon
  141. Kabutops: Pewter CIty
  142. Aerodactyl: Pewter CIty
  143. Snorlax: Route 16
  144. Articuno: Seaform Islands
  145. Zapdos: Power Plant
  146. Moltres: Victory Road
  147. Dratini: Route 23
  148. Dragonair: Seaform Islands
  149. Dragonite: Cerulean City
  150. Mewtwo: Pokemon Mansion
  151. Mew: Pokemon Mansion
  152. Meltan: Pokemon Mansion
  153. Melmetal: Pokemon Mansion

A Few Exceptions

Not all Master Trainers require you to battle them, several will give you the title simply for having a Pokémon that is strong enough. Strong enough is defined by how much CP they have. Find the list below:

  • Ditto: 4000+ CP
  • Articuno 7500+ CP
  • Zapdos 7500+ CP
  • Moltres 7500+ CP
  • Mewtwo 9000+ CP
  • Mew 8000+ CP
  • Meltan 4000+ CP
  • Melmetal 8000+ CP

All you need to do is go up to the Master Trainer and speak to them with your pumped up Pokémon ready to show off and you'll land the title.

Mewtwo Master Trainer

You don't even have to fight him!

You don't even have to fight him!

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