Fishing Rod in Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee

Looking to snag some water Pokemon hook, line, and sinker? Here's how you can get them in Pokemon: Let's Go.


Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee is a remake of the original Pokemon Red and Blue games, with inspiration from the Yellow version thrown in with Pikachu and Eevee following players around. With that said, there are still several components of the game that are in fact different from the originals.

Some players have been wondering how they can capture the various Water-type Pokemon in the game, and where you can get the game's popular Fishing Rod, which lets you fish for wild Pokemon anywhere there's water – even statues, a glitch that fans know all about. We've got all the Fishing Rod details here in one place for you, so if you're looking for one and the details on how you can capture all those Water-type monsters in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee, look no further.

Where is the Fishing Rod in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee?

The hard truth for now is this: There is currently no Fishing Rod in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee. Unfortunately, that means there are no opportunities to go fishing in the game like you used to be able to. It's disappointing, especially as it's one more feature that's not present in the games that the classic titles had. But there are still plenty of opportunities for you to catch Water-type Pokemon, thankfully.

You'll instead need to unlock a Secret Technique called Sea Skim. It's essentially taken the place of the HM (hidden machine) called Surf from the previous game generations. Sea Skim works just like Surf and lets you travel across bodies of water.

While surfing around with Sea Skim on a rideable Pokemon that's eligible to learn the ability, you can encounter Water-type Pokemon, and then catch them while doing so. It's an invaluable skill to learn, so make sure you don't miss out on it when you head through Fuchsia City.

Fuchsia City is home to the GO Park Complex. You'll spot a man near a Lapras here when visiting the city who can teach Pikachu or Eevee Sea Skim, which makes little sense, but here we are. Once you've learned the Secret Technique you can explore the water to your heart's content. Then all the Water-type Pokemon are yours to conquer! 

If there happens to be any other method of obtaining a Fishing Rod in the game, we'll be sure to let you know. 

What other awesome Pokemon abilities are out there in the game? Keep on top of our latest guides and news coverage by heading over to Shacknews' Pokemon: Let's Go home page.

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