As loyal Pokémon trainers expand their Pokédexes in Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee!, here’s where to find and how to capture the elusive Dratini in the Kanto region. While catching the original 151 Pokémon is sure to be the first mission on many players’ list, the likes of Dratini, the original three starter Pokémon, and the Legendary Birds can only be found in specific areas of the game. With this in mind, here’s where Dratini and its evolutions are hiding in the Let’s Go games.
Anyone who’s played the first generation of Pokémon games will know that Dratini may be small in size compared to its evolutions, but given that it turns into the ultra-powerful Dragonite, it’s well worth tracking down. Sadly, it’s not as simple as pulling out an old copy of Pokémon Yellow and heading to the same spot to find Dratini in Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee!.
With the Pokémon: Let’s Go games lack a coin purse, it means the old days of saving up and buying Dratini from the Celadon Game Corner are long gone. Firstly, trainers need to learn the Sea Skim move from the Lapras trainer in Fuchsia City’s GO Park. It’s effectively the Pokémon: Let’s Go equivalent of Surf and gives access to some previously inaccessible areas. Once players have taught their Pikachu or Eevee the handy HM, they should head to Route 10 and prepare to do some swimming. Charting the waters east of Cerulean City, there’s a slim chance that Dratini will be out there.