'Pokémon Let's Go' Gold Bottle Caps: How to Farm for Hyper Training

Bottle Caps were a new item introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon that allowed for trainers to max out a Pokémon's Individual Values (IVs).

In Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let's Go Eevee, regular and Gold Bottle Caps have returned to help players max out their teams' stats when they use these items along with Hyper Training. However, these items are very rare and highly-coveted so finding them isn't easy, but with some patience any trainer can farm for Gold Bottle Caps.

Here's how to find and farm Bottle Caps in Pokémon Let's Go and an explainer on how to Hyper Train.

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There are two types of Bottle Caps in Pokémon Let's Go, regular and Gold (their effects will be covered in the section below), and they can be farmed in two different ways.

The first way to farm Bottle Caps is by battling Mina, the Fairy-type Pokémon trainer from the Alola region who is visiting Kanto. Trainers will run into her after leaving the S.S. Anne in Vermillion City. After defeating her team, she will reward players with a Bottle Cap.

After becoming Champion, players can return to Vermillion City to find Mina on the docks where you can battle her once a day. Defeat her and she will give a Bottle Cap.

The second way to farm Bottle Caps is a bit time-consuming, but is definitely worth it as it yields Gold Bottle Caps.

In the Celadon Game Corner, there are six hidden items that are randomized. There is a chance that one or more of these hidden items will be a regular or Gold Bottle Cap. We recommend saving your progress before attempting to find the hidden items.

Here are the six areas in the Celadon City Game Corner that have the hidden items.

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If you picked up all six items and none are a regular or Gold Bottle Cap, you can close the software and start it up again (note: this will end catch combos). This will reset the hidden items allowing players to search the six areas for a Bottle Cap. Continue doing this until you find your desired item.

The six hidden items in Celadon City Game Corner will respawn daily so you can continue to search for Bottle Caps this way.


Now that you have your Bottle Caps, you can head to Mr. Hyper in the Daycare Center on Route 5 (south of Cerulean City). Approach him and he'll raise your Pokémon's IVs in exchange for the Bottle Caps. However, your Pokémon needs to be at Level 100 to have its IVs maxed. Use our Leveling Guide to get there faster.

Regular Bottle Caps raise just one Pokémon's stat to max while a Gold Bottle Cap maxes out all of a Pokémon's IVs.

Maxing a Pokémon's IVs make them stronger than normal Pokémon, so trainers looking to take on the Master Trainers or even others online will want to farm for Bottle Caps to get their Pokémon up to snuff.

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee is available now for Nintendo Switch.

Are you having success farming for Bottle Caps? What Pokémon will you max out first? Let us know in the comments section below.