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Find out more information about each city's Gym Leader in this Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee guide! Learn about badges, battle tips and tricks, gym leader weaknesses & more.

Gym Leader Guide

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Gym Leader Overview

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What Is A Gym Leader?

Master Pokemon Trainers In Every City

Gym leaders are master Pokemon Trainers that players can battle in every city gym. There are a total of 8 gym leaders, representing all the gyms in the Kanto Region.

Battle Them To Test Your Training Skills

Gym Leader Guide

Battling with gym leaders are a test of your skills & mettle as Pokemon trainer and they are usually mini-bosses in every city you visit.

Receive A Badge When Defeating Gym Leaders

When you defeat a gym leader, you'll receive a badge that represents their city.

Gym Leaders Specialize In Certain Type Of Pokemon

Gym Leader Guide

Each gym leader specializes in a certain type of Pokemon. For example, Brock in Pewter City has a line up of Rock & Ground Pokemon while Erika in Celadon City holds Grass Pokemon in her roster.

Know Gym Leaders Weakness To Make Battles Easier

Gym Leader Specialty Weakness
Brock Rock Icon
Ground Icon
water Icon
Grass Icon
Mistywater Iconelectric Icon
Grass Icon
Lt. Surgeelectric IconGround Icon
ErikaGrass Iconfire Icon
Ice Icon
KogaPoison IconGround Icon
Psychic Icon
SabrinaPsychic Iconbug Icon
Ghost Icon
Blainefire Iconwater Icon
Rock Icon
GiovanniGround Iconwater Icon

Gym Leader Guide List

How To Beat Brock & Tips

Gym Leader Guide

Brock can be found in Pewter City Gym. His lineup consists of Rock & Ground Type Pokemon.

Check Out How To Beat Brock!

Brock's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Geodude IconGeodude (Lv.11)[Weakness]
- Water (x4)
- Grass (x4)

- Ice
- Fighting
- Ground
- Still
[Commonly Used Move]
- Tackle
Onix IconOnix (Lv.12)[Weakness]
- Water (x4)
- Grass (x4)

- Ice
- Fighting
- Ground
- Still
[Commonly Used Move]
- Headbutt
- Bind
- Rock Throw

Bring Water & Grass Pokemon To Beat Brock

Brock's lineup consists of powerful Rock/Ground Pokemon but can be countered if you have Water or Grass Types in your roster.

How To Beat Misty & Tips

Gym Leader Guide

Misty is the leader found in the Cerulean City Gym. Her lineup of Pokemon consist of mostly Water Types.

Check Out How To Beat Misty!

Misty's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Psyduck IconPsyduck (Lv.18)[Weakness]
- Electric
- Grass
[Commonly Used Move]
- Water Gun
- Confusion
Starmie IconStarmie (Lv.19)[Weakness]
- Electric
- Grass
- Ghost
- Bug
- Dark
[Commonly Used Move]
- Scald
- Psywave
- Swift

Utilize Grass Or Electric Pokemon

Pokemon with Grass Or Electric Type moves will help you overcome & overpower Misty's powerful aquatic lineup.

How To Beat Lt. Surge & Tips

Gym Leader Guide

Lt. Surge is an Electric-Type Pokemon gym leader. Known as the Lightning Lieutenant, his electrifying Pokemon are based in Vermilion City.

Check Out How To Beat Lt. Surge!

Lt. Surge's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Voltorb IconVoltorb (Lv.25)[Weakness]
- Ground
[Commonly Used Move]
- Thunderbolt
- Swift
- Light Screen
Magnemite IconMagnemite (Lv.25)[Weakness]
- Ground (x4)
- Fire
- Fighting
[Commonly Used Move]
- Thunderbolt
- Sonic Boom
Raichu IconRaichu (Lv.26)[Weakness]
- Ground
[Commonly Used Move]
- Thunderbolt
- Quick Attack
- Double Kick

Bring Ground Types To Beat Lt. Surge

Lt. Surge will have a lineup of Electric Type Pokemon. Ground Pokemon are strong against thunder attacks and deal double the damage to Electric Types so bring some when you face Lt. Surge!

Watch Out For Lt. Surge's Raichu

Lt. Surge has a unique Pokemon - Raichu. It's supposed to be weak against Ground Type Pokemon but has Fighting Type moves, allowing it to deal strong damage to whatever Ground Type you use.

How To Beat Erika & Tips

Gym Leader Guide

Erika is dubbed the Nature-Loving Princess. She is housed in a greenery-filled gym in Celadon City with mostly Grass Pokemon in her roster.

Check Out How To Beat Erika!

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

Burn Or Freeze Erika's Pokemon

Using Fire or Ice Type Pokemon in your battle with Erika will definitely bring down & topple her Grass Types.

How To Beat Koga & Tips

How To Beat Koga & Tips

Koga is the gym leader of Fuschia City's Gym. His Pokemon are all Poison Types.

Check Out How To Beat Koga!

Koga's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Weezing IconWeezing (Lv.43)[Weakness]
- Ground
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Toxic
- Protect
- Sludge Bomb
- Explosion
Muk IconMuk(Lv.43)[Weakness]
- Ground
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Toxic
- Protect
- Sludge Bomb
- Moonblast
Golbat IconGolbat (Lv.43)[Weakness]
- Psychic
- Rock
- Electric
- Ice
[Commonly Used Move]
- Toxic
- Protect
- Fly
- Leech Life
Venomoth IconVenomoth (Lv.44)[Weakness]
- Flying
- Rock
- Fire
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Sludge Bomb
- Protect
- Confusion
- Bug Buzz

Beat Koga With Ground & Psychic Type Moves

Koga's Pokemon are all Poison Types and are weak to Ground & Psychic Pokemon. Make sure to have some in your roster to make the battle easier!

How To Beat Sabrina & Tips

How To Beat Sabrina & Tips

You'll find Sabrina and her Psychic Pokemon in the Saffron City Gym.

Check Out How To Beat Sabrina!

Sabrina's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Mr. Mime IconMr. Mime (Lv.43)[Weakness]
- Poison
- Ghost
- Steel
[Commonly Used Move]
- Confusion
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Double Slap
Slowbro IconSlowbro (Lv.43)[Weakness]
- Grass
- Electric
- Bug
- Ghost
- Dark
[Commonly Used Move]
- Confusion
- Yawn
- Surf
- Calm Mind
Jynx IconJynx (Lv.43)[Weakness]
- Fire
- Bug
- Rock
- Ghost
- Dark
- Steel
[Commonly Used Move]
- Confusion
- Lovely Kiss
- Ice Punch
Alakazam IconAlakazam (Lv.44)[Weakness]
- Bug
- Ghost
- Dark
[Commonly Used Move]
- Confusion
- Night Shade

Have Bug Or Ghost Pokemon To Defeat Sabrina

Sabrina's Psychic Type Pokemon are ineffective and weak against Bug or Ghost Type moves. Bring some in your battle to ensure your victory!

How To Beat Blaine & Tips

How To Beat Blaine & Tips

Once you reach Cinnabar Island, you can face off with the Pokemon gym leader Blaine and his Fire Type Pokemon.

Check Out How To Beat Blaine!

Blaine's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Magmar IconMagmar (Lv.47)[Weakness]
- Water
- Ground
- Rock
[Commonly Used Move]
- Flamethrower
- Low Kick
- Confuse Ray
Rapidash IconRapidash (Lv.47)[Weakness]
- Water
- Ground
- Rock
[Commonly Used Move]
- Flare Blitz
- Quick Attack
- Fury Attack
Ninetales IconNinetales (Lv.47)[Weakness]
- Water
- Ground
- Rock
[Commonly Used Move]
- Fire Blast
- Quick Attack
Arcanine IconArcanine (Lv.48)[Weakness]
- Water
- Ground
- Rock
[Commonly Used Move]
- Flare Blitz
- Outrage
- Crunch

Douse Blaine's Fire Attacks With Water Or Rock Pokemon

Blaine has powerful Fire Type Pokemon that can hit you hard. Use Water or Rock Type Pokemon to combat this & defeat him!

How To Beat Giovanni & Tips

How To Beat Giovanni & Tips

You'll battle Giovanni as the leader of Team Rocket and the gym leader of Viridian City! His Pokemon are mostly Ground Type.

Check Out How To Beat Giovanni!

Giovanni's Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Dugtrio IconDugtrio (Lv.49)[Weakness]
- Water
- Grass
- Ice
[Commonly Used Move]
- Earthquake
- Sucker Punch
- Slash
Nidoqueen IconNidoqueen (Lv.49)[Weakness]
- Water
- Ice
- Ground
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Earthquake
- Crunch
Nidoking IconNidoking (Lv.49)[Weakness]
- Water
- Ice
- Ground
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Earthquake
- Megahorn
- Poison Jab
Rhydon IconRhydon (Lv.50)[Weakness]
- Grass (x4)
- Water (x4)
- Ice
- Fighting
- Ground
- Steel
[Commonly Used Move]
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Megahorn

Use Strong Water Type Moves To Defeat Giovanni

Giovanni's roster consists of strong Ground Type Pokemon that can one hit you. Use equally powerful Water Type Pokemon to finish his party off before they can hit you!

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