The Stage of Your Adventure—the Kanto Region

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The Kanto region is a varied locale, filled with small towns, cities, mountains, rivers, forests, and seas. There is a wide variety of places to explore and plenty of Pokémon to be found.

Pallet Town

Friendly Rival

Your Rival

  • You’ll begin your journey in Pallet Town, a humble place that’s also home to your friendly rival, who just so happens to be your next-door neighbor.

  • You’ll begin your journey in Pallet Town, a humble place that’s also home to your friendly rival, who just so happens to be your next-door neighbor.

Professor Oak

Professor Oak

  • Pallet Town is also home to Professor Oak, whose laboratory is near your house. The kindly professor studies Pokémon for a living, and he gives you a valuable gift before you set out—your Pokédex! He hopes to one day see a Pokédex completed. Will you help him fulfill that dream?

  • Pallet Town is also home to Professor Oak, whose laboratory is near your house. The kindly professor studies Pokémon for a living, and he gives you a valuable gift before you set out—your Pokédex! He hopes to one day see a Pokédex completed. Will you help him fulfill that dream?

Pewter City

Pewter City sits at the foot of a great stone mountain. Here you can find the Pewter Museum of Science, which has many Fossils on display.

Brock

Brock

  • While in Pewter City, you’ll also meet Brock, the Pewter City Gym Leader who is sometimes referred to as the rock-solid Pokémon Trainer.

  • While in Pewter City, you’ll also meet Brock, the Pewter City Gym Leader who is sometimes referred to as the rock-solid Pokémon Trainer.

Cerulean City

Cerulean City is a place surrounded by waterways. When visiting this city, be on the lookout for a mischievous Squirtle that has been spotted in the area.

Misty

Misty

  • The Gym Leader Misty waits in the Cerulean City Gym for Trainers to challenge her to battle. Because she is also known as the tomboyish mermaid, it should come as no surprise to learn that Misty is an expert with Water-type Pokémon. Defeat her and another Gym Badge is yours!

  • The Gym Leader Misty waits in the Cerulean City Gym for Trainers to challenge her to battle. Because she is also known as the tomboyish mermaid, it should come as no surprise to learn that Misty is an expert with Water-type Pokémon. Defeat her and another Gym Badge is yours!

Vermilion City

Vermilion City is the largest port city in the Kanto region. This charming seaside location is home to the Vermilion City Gym. Be on the lookout for the luxury cruise liner the S.S. Anne, which stops here once per year.

Lt. Surge

Lt. Surge

  • The tough-looking Lt. Surge is the Vermilion City Gym Leader. Known as the Lightning Lieutenant, he's an expert on Electric-type Pokémon, including his partner Raichu. This cautious Gym Leader has set up his Gym in a way that prevents challengers from getting to him easily!

  • The tough-looking Lt. Surge is the Vermilion City Gym Leader. Known as the Lightning Lieutenant, he's an expert on Electric-type Pokémon, including his partner Raichu. This cautious Gym Leader has set up his Gym in a way that prevents challengers from getting to him easily!

  • The tough-looking Lt. Surge is the Vermilion City Gym Leader. Known as the Lightning Lieutenant, he's an expert on Electric-type Pokémon, including his partner Raichu. This cautious Gym Leader has set up his Gym in a way that prevents challengers from getting to him easily!

  • The tough-looking Lt. Surge is the Vermilion City Gym Leader. Known as the Lightning Lieutenant, he's an expert on Electric-type Pokémon, including his partner Raichu. This cautious Gym Leader has set up his Gym in a way that prevents challengers from getting to him easily!

  • The tough-looking Lt. Surge is the Vermilion City Gym Leader. Known as the Lightning Lieutenant, he's an expert on Electric-type Pokémon, including his partner Raichu. This cautious Gym Leader has set up his Gym in a way that prevents challengers from getting to him easily!

Team Rocket Brings Trouble!

During your travels through the Kanto region, you're bound to cross paths with members of the sinister organization Team Rocket. This dastardly group plots to steal and use Pokémon for their own nefarious ends! You can easily recognize Team Rocket Grunts by their black uniforms and the large R on their chests.

You'll need to fight Team Rocket on several occasions to hamper their plans. With enough determination, you may even discover the leader of this band of ruffians.

Although you'll battle many Team Rocket Grunts throughout your adventure, a particular trio of troublemakers will repeatedly rear their mischievous heads. Jessie, James, and Meowth are frequent foes in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!

Gym
Gym

These notable Team Rocket members like to send out their Poison-type Pokémon Ekans and Koffing, so make sure you're prepared to fight!

What is a Pokémon Gym?

Pokémon Gyms are places for Pokémon Trainers to test their skill in battle. Defeating a Gym Leader will earn a Pokémon Trainer a Gym Badge.

Gym
Gym

To challenge a Gym, you need to meet certain conditions presented at the entrance. Although the conditions of each Gym vary—such as having Pokémon of certain types or levels—fulfilling them will help get you ready to battle the Gym Leader.

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