Although you make it to Viridian City in roughly the middle of Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, you might not be able to access the Gym straight away. If the Viridian City Gym doors are locked to you, then there's one thing you need to do first. In our Pokemon Let's Go Viridian City Gym guide, we'll be walking you through how to unlock Viridian City Gym in Pokemon Let's Go, just in case you've missed out a previous story beat.
How to Unlock Viridian City Gym in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee
Viridian City is going to be the seventh, and penultimate Gym you come across in your time with Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. However when you first reach the town, after defeating the Cinnabar Island Gym Leader, you’ll find that the doors to the Gym are locked tight, with no indication as to why.
This can occur for two reasons. The most common reason why the door to the Viridian City Gym could be locked is because you haven’t delivered a special parcel to Professor Oak in Pallet Town. To do this, head to the Poke Mart in Viridian City, and on your way out, the shopkeeper will ask if you could deliver a special package to Professor Oak, just down the road. If this occurs, then all you need to do is deliver the package, and the Gym will be unlocked.
However if the shopkeeper doesn’t approach you and ask you to deliver the package, then it means you’ve missed a story beat previously in Pokemon Let’s Go. To fill in this requirement before you can enter the Gym, you need to head to Saffron City, the town that Team Rocket has taken over.
Walk around town, and on one of the more southern roads, you’ll find Jessie and James from Team Rocket are trying to get access to a building, without much luck. If this happens, then you need to proceed into the building after them, work your way to the very top floor and defeat them, in order for the Gym back in Viridian City yo unlock for you. This is a pretty hidden detail, but basically you need to advance the story of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee to a certain point, before you can take on the Gym Leader in Viridian City.
Now that we’re all done with this particular Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee guide, you can continue ahead to our additional pages on either game. There’s our Pokemon Let’s Go Articuno guide, or our Pokemon Let’s Go Zapdos guide, for obtaining either legendary beast.