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30 Things to Do After Beating Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee
As the newest champion of the region of Kanto, a new page has turned in your adventure. Although there’s nothing much to do in the postgame of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee—as compared to the past installments of the game—there are still extra things you can do to get the most out of the game.
I was able to list down 30 postgame activities for this game. That’s alright considering that this game is more of a nostalgic train ride to vintage players and a stellar introduction to fresh players rather than a conventional and competitive playground.
So, what are you waiting for? There’s still stuff to do. Enjoy the postgame of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee like you’re in a brand new world!
1. Challenge All 153 Master Trainers
Now that you’ve become the Pokémon League Champion, you’re ready for the ultimate challenge—the Master Trainers Challenge!
Throughout the region of Kanto, there exists 153 master trainers. These trainers dedicated their whole lives to training one particular Pokémon from the Pokédex.
Your task is to defeat all of them using the same species of Pokémon they have. You only can use one Pokémon and you cannot use any items in battle. This is a challenge that will prove your mettle in battle, as well as pave your path towards becoming the best Pokémon trainer of all.
To help you with this quest, here’s a location guide for all 153 master trainers in the region of Kanto.
2. Play at the Go Park
If you’ve got nothing else to do, I suggest you visit the Go Park complex in Fuchsia City. There, you can send Pokémon over from the Pokémon Go mobile game application. It’s actually a great way to fill your Pokédex. As a bonus, you also get some candies for transferring your critters over.
Run, roam, play—fun awaits you at the Go Park. If you’re up for a fun challenge, you can also try the Play Yard. It’s an area in the Go Park that offers an entertaining mini-game that rewards you with a lot of candies.
3. Collect All the Mega Stones
After you receive the Key Stone from Blue in the main story, you can start collecting all the Mega Stones.
The mega stones in Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are fairly easy to acquire. Most of them can be purchased from the Mega Stone shop at the Pokémon League lobby.
Along with your Key Stone, you’ll get the Kanto starters’ mega stones from Blue and Professor Oak. As for the Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y, you’ll get both of them from Pokémon Master Green at the Cerulean Cave.
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4. Explore Cerulean Cave
After you beat the main story of the game, you’ll be able to access Cerulean Cave.
Cerulean Cave is home to lots of high-level Pokémon. It’s also a place that’s littered with items such as berries and Poké Balls.
As the post-game area of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, Cerulean Cave is the place where you’ll find the legendary psychic Pokemon, Mewtwo, and the Pokemon Master, Green.
5. Catch Mewtwo
Mewtwo is a Psychic-type legendary Pokémon that can be found deep inside Cerulean Cave.
In order to reach the area where Mewtwo is nesting, you have to travel to the farthest corner of Cerulean Cave, which is the southwest area of the 1st basement level.
Defeat Mewtwo in battle and you’ll be able to catch the legendary genetic Pokémon.
Note: I suggest you use your Master Ball on Mewtwo because it is the Pokemon that is the most worth it to use it on.
6. Fly in the Sky with Your Pokémon
After you become the Champion, your world will seemingly expand. As a result, you’ll now be able to fly in the sky with your Pokémon.
There are only three Pokémon you can fly with. They are Aerodactyl, Charizard, and Dragonite. Simply take them out of their Poké Balls in the party menu and fly away!
Note that flying with your Pokémon will enable you to travel faster over the land and sea. However, you won’t be able to fly through gatehouses. You’ll also be able to encounter wild Pokémon in the sky for you to catch.
7. Re-Challenge the Gym Leaders
After you become the Pokémon League Champion, you’ll be able to re-challenge all the Pokémon Gym Leaders in Kanto once per day.
All of the Pokémon Gym Leaders will be stronger than the first time you battled them. Challenge them all every day to gain lots of experience and money.
8. Re-Challenge the Pokémon League
In every main series Pokémon game, re-challenging the Pokémon League is a must!
In Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, the Elite Four and your Rival become more powerful than ever before. That’s why you have to re-challenge them at all costs. Also, you gain a lot of experience and money by challenging them over and over again.
9. Search for Hidden Items in the Rocket Game Corner
The Rocket Game Corner in Celadon City is brimming with loot that’s scattered on the floor. Be sure to visit it often to see what items it has to offer.
Check the tail of your companion Pikachu/Eevee. If their tail is wagging, then that means there’s an item nearby. In the Rocket Game Corner, you can often find berries, candies, and bottle caps.
10. Obtain Aerodactyl
Aerodactyl is a Rock/Flying-type Fossil Pokémon that can be resurrected from its fossil at the Cinnabar Lab on Cinnabar Island.
To retrieve Aerodactyl’s fossil, enter the Pewter Museum in Pewter City from its east-side back entrance. Inside, you’ll find a scientist who’ll give you the Old Amber.
Once you have the Old Amber, go to the Cinnabar Lab on Cinnabar Island. Proceed to the Experimental Lab room and ask the scientist on the northeast corner of the room to resurrect Aerodactyl from your Old Amber.
11. Battle Pokémon Master Red
After you challenge and defeat six master trainers, Red will appear by the entrance of the Pokémon League at the Indigo Plateau. He’s the strongest Pokémon trainer NPC in the game so engage at your own risk!
Note that you can only re-challenge Red once per day.
12. Battle Pokémon Master Blue
After you put Giovanni out of commission and beat the Pokémon League for the first time, Blue will take over the Viridian Gym in Viridian City as its new gym leader. Just head over to the Viridian Gym to battle him.
Note that you can only re-challenge Blue once per day.
13. Battle Pokémon Master Green
After you catch Mewtwo in Cerulean Cave and make your way out, your rival will approach you. He will tell you about a gutsy female trainer who’s also trying to catch Mewtwo. Once the talk is over, go back to the spot where you found Mewtwo. There, you will find Green.
Challenge Green and she will reward you with the Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y mega stones after you win the battle.
Note that you can re-challenge Green every day in front of the fountain in Cerulean City.
14. Catch Articuno
Articuno is an Ice/Flying-type legendary Pokémon that can be found in the deepest area of the cave on Seafoam Islands.
In order to reach the area where Articuno is nesting, you need to make your way to the 4th basement level of the cave. You also need to make sure that all the necessary boulders in the cave have been moved to alter the water currents.
Once you’ve done all the aforementioned steps, head to the northwest area of the 4th basement level of the cave to meet Articuno. Defeat it in battle and you’ll be able to catch the legendary Freeze Pokémon.
15. Catch Zapdos
Zapdos is an Electric/Flying-type legendary Pokémon that can be found inside the Power Plant on Route 10.
In order to reach the area where Zapdos is nesting, you need to get to the northwest room of the Power Plant. The said area should be easy to access since it is the last room in the said building.
Defeat Zapdos in battle and you’ll be able to catch the legendary Electric Pokémon.
16. Catch Moltres
Moltres is a Fire/Flying-type legendary Pokémon that can be found on the 2nd level of Victory Road.
In order to reach the area where Moltres is nesting, you need to proceed to the 3rd level of Victory Road and head to the northwest area of the level. Once you pass by Officer Jenny, continue treading the path until you come upon the ladders going to the 2nd level.
The next area should be the place where Moltres can be found. Defeat it in battle and you’ll be able to catch the legendary Flame Pokémon.
17. Collect All Trainer Outfits
Trainer Outfits can be found all over the region of Kanto. Some are given as part of the main story. Some are given to you be certain NPCs. If you want to be able to style your trainer however you like, then it’s imperative that you collect all of them!
18. Collect All Pokémon Outfits
Similar to the Trainer Outfits, Pokémon Outfits can be found all over the region of Kanto. Most Pokémon Outfits come as a set with the Trainer Outfits. The only difference is that accessories and glasses can be bought for your Pikachu or Eevee partner.
All accessories and glasses can be purchased from the Celadon Department Store in Celadon City. If you aspire to get the best accessory—the Special Crown—you will have to shell out a whopping 999,999 Pokédollars.
19. Challenge Mina
The artistic trial captain of Alola is back! This time, she’s dilly-dallying in the region of Kanto.
You can find Mina in Vermillion City. Just head over to the port where S.S. Anne used to be to reach her. Every time you win against her in battle, you will receive a Bottle Cap as a reward.
Note that you can only re-challenge Mina once per day.
20. Challenge Archer
You can challenge Team Rocket Admin Archer one last time at the Team Rocket Hideout inside the Rocket Game Corner in Celadon City. He’s inside the room where you battled him and Giovanni for the first time.
21. Obtain Meltan
Meltan is a Steel-type mythical Pokémon that can only be traded or brought over from the Pokémon Go mobile game application.
In order to spawn Meltan, you need to transfer any Pokémon from your Pokémon Go account to your Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee game. You’ll then receive a Mystery Box in your Pokémon Go game. Open the box and Meltan will spawn for 30 minutes.
After you catch Meltan in Pokémon Go, you can transfer it to your Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee game and catch it in the Go Park.
22. Obtain Melmetal
Melmetal is a Steel-type mythical Pokémon that only be traded or brought over from the Pokémon Go mobile game application.
It’s far more difficult to obtain Melmetal. You need to evolve it from Meltan in Pokémon Go by collecting 400 Meltan Candies via walking, trading, using rare candies, or catching the said Pokémon. Once you get Melmetal, you can bring it over and catch it in the Go Park.
23. Battle Jessie and James
You can battle Jessie and James one last time on the Pokémon Road on Route 17. After you win against them, they will both say their farewells and reward you with the Blast-Off Set.
24. Challenge Coach Trainer Morimoto
Coach Trainer Morimoto is no ordinary coach trainer. After all, he is the best coach trainer in the region of Kanto. He can be found in the Game Freak office on the 3rd floor of the Celadon Condominiums.
Here’s a fun fact: Coach Trainer Morimoto is based on Shigeki Morimoto—a game designer and programmer of Game Freak who is involved in mostly every main series Pokémon game.
25. Road to Level 100
This is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in any main series Pokémon game. To level up your critters to level 100, you can train them, battle trainers, walk them using the Poké Ball plus, or give them rare candies.
26. Hyper Train your Level 100 Pokémon
Once any of your Pokémon reaches level 100, you can go to the Day Care Center on Route 5, which is south of Cerulean City, and ask the old man to hyper train your Pokémon. With hyper training, the old man maxes out any or all of the stats of your Pokémon in exchange for bottle caps.
27. Collect All 60 Technical Machines (TMs)
There’s a total of 60 TMs in Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. If you’re planning to become the best trainer in the world, then you need to be able to teach your Pokémon all the necessary moves they can learn for you to be able to strategize as needed.
To help you with collecting them all, here’s a location guide for all 60 TMs in the region of Kanto.
28. Complete the Pokédex
Completing the Pokédex is one of the main goals of all aspiring Pokémon Masters. In this game, there are only 153 Pokémon to register in the Pokédex. That’s not a really a big number considering how many Pokémon we actually have in the status quo.
Go out there and fill the Pokédex that Professor Oak entrusted to you!
29. Obtain the Shiny Charm
Once you complete the Pokédex, go to the Game Freak Office on the 3rd floor of the Celadon Condominiums. Talk to the Game Director and he’ll give you the Shiny Charm as a reward.
The Shiny Charm increases the encounter rate for shiny Pokémon in the wild.
30. Hunt for Shiny Pokémon
Whether or not you have the Shiny Charm, you can encounter shiny Pokémon everywhere. They appear depending on your luck. However, there’s are certain methods that you can use to increase the odds of you encountering them.
One method is by chain catching Pokémon. By catching only a certain species of Pokémon consecutively, you significantly increase the chances of their shiny variants to appear.
Another method is by obtaining the Shiny Charm. Once you have the Shiny Charm in your inventory, shiny Pokémon will appear more in the wild automatically.
This is the end-game goal. It’s not just about completing the Pokédex anymore. It’s all about acquiring all variants of Pokémon in the game. As the franchise’s tagline goes—“Gotta catch ‘em all!”