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How to Beat Erika (Celadon City Gym) & Recommended Pokemons

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How to Beat Erika (Celadon City Gym) & Recommended Pokemons

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Find out how to beat Erika of Celadon City Gym in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee in this guide! Learn traits of the trainer's Pokemon, how to counter, and play tips.

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Erika's Pokemon Lineup

Erika's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Tangela IconTangela (Lv.33)[Weakness]
- Flying
- Poison
- Bug
- Fire
- Ice
[Commonly Used Move]
- Mega Drain
- Sleep Powder
- Bind
Weepinbell IconWeepinbell (Lv.33)[Weakness]
- Flying
- Fire
- Ice
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Mega Drain
- Poison Jab
Vileplume IconVileplume (Lv.34)[Weakness]
- Flying
- Fire
- Ice
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Mega Drain
- Moonblast

Party Based on Grass Type Pokemon

Erika's Pokemon are Grass-Type Pokemon and have a lot of status effects aside from direct attack moves. They specialize is disabling opponents before going for damage.

Bring Fire, Flying, Psychic or Bug Pokemon

Erika's Pokemon are Grass Types and are weak to Fire, Flying, and Psychic Types attacks. There's a wide range of Pokemon to choose from but make sure to level them up accordingly.

Recommended Pokemon

PokemonDescription
Charizard IconCharizardLevel up the Charmander you have to Charmeleon then Charizard at Lv.36. It will have pretty fearsome fire attacks that can KO Erika's Grass Pokemon.
Pidgeot IconPidgeotPideot has powerful Flying Type moves, capable of instantly taking down Erika's Tangela & Weepinbell.
Beedrill IconBeedrillBeedrill can be evolved from Weedle & Kakuna. It can easily take out Erika's Vileplume as it is 4x weaker to Bug Type moves.
Arcanine IconArcanine
[Pikachu Ver.]
In the Pikachu version of the game, you'll be able to capture a Growlithe. Level this Pokemon up to get the strong Fire Pokemon Arcanine.
Ninetales IconNinetales
[Eevee Ver.]
In the Eevee version of the game, you'll be able to capture a Vulpix. Ninetales is a Fire Pokemon, strong against Erika's Grass Types.
Eevee IconEeveeIn the Eevee version of the game, Eevee has a partner technique called "Sizzly Slide". It's a Fire attack that grows in strength in direct proportion to your relationship with Eevee.

vs. Erika Play Tips

Start The Battle With A Fire Type

Erika's Pokemon are weak to Fire attacks. Make sure to start the battle with a powerful Fire Pokemon to blaze through her lineup.

Use Partner Pokemon Eevee's "Sizzly Slide"

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In the Eevee version of the game, your partner will have the move "Sizzly Slide". It's a Fire Type attack that can leave burns on enemies & grows in strength depending on your relationship.

Use Bug Pokemon Against Vileplume

Vileplume is very weak to Bug Type moves. Equipping yourself with an aptly-leveled Bug Pokemon ensures victory over Erika's powerful Vileplume.

Use Flying Or Psychic Types As Backup

If you haven't found any Fire Pokemon, you can use strong Flying or Psychic Types instead. Most of Erika's Pokemon are weak to Flying Type moves while Weepinbell & Vileplume are weak to Psychic.

Erika - Gym Leader Overview

About Erika

ErikaErika, sometimes called the Nature-Loving Princess, is the Gym Leader of the Celadon City Gym and specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.

Rewards Gained When Beating Erika

Rewards Gained When Beating Erika
Money3,168
TM TM53 - Mega Drain
Badge Rainbow Badge

Rematch Information - Erika

Erika's Rematch Overview

You can fight Erika again after beating the Pokemon League & entering the Hall of Fame. Challenge her again at the Celadon City Gym!

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Erika's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Tangela IconTangela (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Flying
- Poison
- Bug
- Fire
- Ice
[Commonly Used Move]
- Slam
Exeggutor IconExeggutor (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Bug (x4)
- Fire
- Ice
- Poison
- Flying
- Ghost
- Dark
[Commonly Used Move]
- Slam
Parasect IconParasect (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Fire (x4)
- Flying (x4)

- Ice
- Poison
- Bug
- Rock
[Commonly Used Move]
- Slash
Victreebel IconVictreebel (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Flying
- Fire
- Ice
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Poison Powder
- Sleep Powder
Vileplume IconVileplume (Lv.57)[Weakness]
- Flying
- Fire
- Ice
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Sleep Powder
- Stun Spore

Level Fire Or Ice Pokemon

Most of Erika's Pokemon are very weak against Fire or Ice Type moves. A properly leveled Ice or Fire Pokemon lineup will do very well against her.

Recommended Pokemon vs. Erika Rematch

PokemonDescription
Moltres IconMoltresThe legendary bird Moltres is a strong Fire Type, capable of taking down Erika's Grass Pokemon in an instant.
Mega Charizard Y IconMega Charizard YCharizard is already a Fire Type, evolving it to Mega Charizard Y will make it Fire / Flying Type - covering all of the weaknesses that Erika's Pokemon have.
Articuno IconArticunoArticuno has very powerful Ice Type moves, one of the weaknesses of Erika's roster. Level up your Articuno to freeze your way through the battle.
Rapidash IconRapidashA Ponyta can be commonly found in-game. It evolves to Rapidash at Lv.40. It can burn down Erika's Grass Types with Fire Spin or Fire Blast.
Arcanine IconArcanineGrowlithes can be caught in the wild in the Pikachu version of the game & can be evolved to Arcanine via Fire Stone. It can learn the powerful Fire Blast via TM.
Mega Pinsir IconMega PinsirPinsirs can only be caught in the Eevee version of the game. Mega Pinsirs can topple all of Erika's Pokemon easily, with its increased stats during the battle.
Scyther IconScytherA Scyther can only be caught in the Pikachu version of the game. If strong enough, it can easily take down Erika's Victreebel and Vileplume as they take x4 damage from Bug Type attacks.

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