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How to Beat Champion (Rival) & Recommended Pokemons

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How to Beat Champion (Rival) & Recommended Pokemons

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Find out how to beat the Champion (Rival) in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee in this guide! Learn traits of the trainer's Pokemon, how to counter, and play tips.

VS. Champion (Rival)

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Champion (Rival)'s Pokemon Lineup

Champion (Rival)'s Pokemon List

PokemonWeakness / Most Used Moves
Pidgeot IconPidgeot (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Electric
- Ice
- Rock
[Commonly Used Move]
- Quick Attack
- Air Slash
- Heat Wave
Pidgeot IconMega Pidgeot (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Electric
- Ice
- Rock
[Commonly Used Move]
- Quick Attack
- Air Slash
- Heat Wave
Vileplume IconVileplume (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Fire
- Ice
- Flying
- Psychic
[Commonly Used Move]
- Solar Beam
- Reflect
- Sludge Bomb
Marowak IconMarowak (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Water
- Grass
- Ice
[Commonly Used Move]
- Bonemerang
- Brick Break
Rapidash IconRapidash (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Water
- Ground
- Rock
[Commonly Used Move]
- Flare Blitz
- Quick Attack
- Poison Jab
Slowbro IconSlowbro (Lv.56)[Weakness]
- Electric
- Grass
- Bug
- Ghost
- Dark
[Commonly Used Move]
- Confusion
- Surf
- Light Screen
Jolteon IconJolteon (Lv.57) [Pikachu Ver.][Weakness]
- Ground
[Commonly Used Move]
- Thunder
- Quick Attack
- Pin Missile
Raichu IconRaichu (Lv.57) [Eevee Ver.][Weakness]
- Ground
[Commonly Used Move]
- Thunder
- Quick Attack
- Iron Tail

Party With All Types Of Pokemon

When facing the Champion or your Rival, you'll combat his line-up of diverse Pokemon. His party consists of Flying, Grass, Fire, Water, Ground, and Electric Types.

Beware of Pidgeot's Mega Evolution

Pidgeot Mega Evolution

Pidgeot, the Champion's first batter will have the ability to Mega Evolve during this battle. The Mega Pidgeot will be extremely agile, and most likely take the first strike unless your Pokemon is highly levelled. Try placing a tanky Pokemon as your first in line.

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Rematch Information - Champion (Rival)

Champion (Rival)'s Pokemon Gained 10 Levels

Elite Four Champion Rematch

The roster of the former Pokemon League Champion will stay the same but in your re-matches, they'll be 10 levels more powerful than before.

Check Out Elite Four + Champion Rematch Guide!

Use Pokemon Of All Types

Since the Champion (Rival)'s roster is all-around and have Pokemon of all types, it's best to bring in different types of Pokemon to combat them.

Recommended Pokemon

PokemonDescription
Lapras IconLaprasLapras is a hybrid of Water & Ice Type. It can easily take down up to four of the Champion (Rival)'s Pokemon with a couple of moves.
Venusaur IconVenusaurVenusaur has many Grass Type attacks that can dish out heavy damage on the Marowak and Slowbro.
Jolteon IconJolteonJolteon can move fast and deal quick damage to the Pidgeot & Slowbro.
Mega Venusaur IconMega VenusaurIf you have Venusaur in your party, don't forget to Mega Evolve it during combat. Mega Venusaur boosts the stats that normal Venusaur has, making him more powerful in this fight.

Fight Jolteon Or Raichu With Ground Type Moves

The last Pokemon on the Champion (Rival)'s roster is their partner Pokemon. Use Pokemon with Ground Type moves to combat the Electric attacks their Jolteon or Raichu has.

Recommended Pokemon

PokemonDescription
Dugtrio IconDugrioDugtrio has good speed when attacking and can damage the Raichu or Jolteon with its Ground Type moves.
Snorlax IconSnorlaxSnorlax has a Ground Type move called "Earthquake" which can be used against Electric Pokemon. Its high HP allows it to take heavy hits from Electric moves.
Tauros IconTaurosThough the Tauros may be a normal Type, it has several Ground Type attack such as "Earthquake" and "Fissure".

Using Partner Pokemon

Pikachu will be effective against your Rival's Pidgeot & Slowbro due to their weaknesses. Eevee may not have effective moves in this fight, use it to generate status effects on opponents instead.

PokemonDescription
Pikachu IconPikachuIf properly leveled, your Pikachu can easily topple your Rival's Pidgeot & Slowbro.
Eevee IconEeveeEevee has a wide range of moves but it won't be effective enough to use for damage. Use its partner moves "Buzzy Buzz" & "Sizzly Slide" instead to implement status effects.

vs. Champion (Rival) Play Tips

Have Lapras In Your Party

Having Lapras, who is both a Water & Ice Type, will help plow through the Champion (Rival)'s line-up. Pidgeot, Vileplume, and Marowak are weak to Ice while Rapidash is weak to Water.

Use Ground Type Attacks Against Jolteon Or Raichu

Use Ground Type Attacks Against Jolteon Or Raichu

Electric Types are weak & ineffective against Ground Type attacks & moves. Having a Pokemon with this type of move set will help you combat & take down the Champion (Rival)'s Jolteon or Raichu.

vs. Champion (Rival) Overview

About Champion (Rival)

About Champion (Rival)

The Champion (Rival) is your next-door neighbor from Pallet Town who embarks on the same Pokemon adventure as you.

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Money Gained When Beating Champion (Rival)

First Match 13,680
Re-match18,760

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