Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee is a remake of the classic Pokémon Yellow from the Game Boy Color. However, one of the differences of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee from the main game is the change from Hidden Machines or HMs to Secret Techniques. Your partner Pokémon, the titular Pikachu or Eevee, can learn these secret techniques to use outside of battle to help your trainer clear obstacles and travel all over the Kanto region.
Every HM from the previous Pokémon games have been changed: Surf has been changed to the Sea Skim Secret Technique, Fly has been changed to the Sky Dash Secret Technique, Strength to Strong Push Secret Technique, Flash to Light Up Secret Technique, and, finally, Cut has been changed to Chop Down Secret Technique. In this guide, we will show you how to obtain the Chop Down Secret Technique.
Chop It Down, Pikachu/Eevee!
Early on in the game, you will find trees (more like just big plants) blocking paths. These trees can be cut down by using the Chop Down Secret Technique. To obtain this Secret Technique, your Pokémon Trainer must do the following:
- Go to Cerulean City and head up north on Route 24 until you reach the end of Nugget Bridge and take the path on the right to go to Route 25. Next, after you have battled with the trainers, you will reach Bill’s House.
- Go inside and talk to the Nidorino, who is in fact Bill, and help him return to his human form. He will then give you the tickets (one for you and for your Rival) to board the S.S. Anne!
- Once you have the ticket, head on to Vermillion City, head south, and board the S.S. Anne and start exploring. Then, when you are up the stairs, continue on to the Captain’s Office (which can be accessed after fighting your Rival). Then, Talk to the Captain to help him ease his seasickness.
- He will then teach your Pikachu/Eevee the Chop Down Secret Technique in return!
Now that you have the Chop Down Secret Technique, press A to interact with the small tree and confirm on the Chop Down prompt, and you can now chop down the small trees blocking your way and explore more of the Kanto Region!
With the Chop Down Secret Technique, you are one step closer to catching ‘em all and becoming the very best like no one ever was!