There’s a ton of different items in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, but few are as important and coveted as Bottle Caps. These seemingly simple, innocuous items are actually your key to having the best team you can in the game. Of course, if you’re new to the series you might not understand why, so here’s a guide on what bottle caps do and how to get bottle caps in Pokemon Let’s Go.
So, what do bottle caps do in Pokemon Let’s Go? To answer that, you need to know about IVs, so check out this guide for an explanation on what those are and how to check them. Now that you’re back I assume you know what IVs are, so the answer is simple. Bottle caps let you raise one of these hidden values for a Pokemon.
It’s called Hyper Training, so click here to read more about that. This guide is instead about how to get the thing you need to perform Hyper Training: a bottle cap. So, how do you get them? Unfortunately there’s only one way and it’s locked so you can only do it once per day. To get a bottle cap head to Vermillion City, where you came across the S.S. Anne.
On the dock here you will find Mina, a character from the 3DS titles of Pokemon Sun and Moon. Speak to her and you’ll start a Pokemon battle (you may have to complete the main quest first). Beat her team and she will reward you with a regular bottle cap. This can then be used in the process explained in the guide above to raise the IV of one Pokemon.
Something to note: there are also gold bottle caps that raise every IV of the Pokemon it is applied to. These rare items that allow you raise all IV on your Pokemon once they’ve reached level 100 through Hyper Training and can be farmed at the Celadon Game Center. They will likely be rewards for events in the future, so watch for them as these will be very useful to trainers.
And that’s how to get bottle caps in Pokemon Let’s Go.