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I remember that short of having a Meowth and grinding the Elite Four, money was finite in Pokemon R/B/Y. Since Pokemon Let's Go is based off of these games, does it also have the same finite money problem?

  • You get the ability 'Payday' as a TM early on. If I can remember right, thats the ability that is used to farm money? – Fredy31 Nov 20 '18 at 13:53
  • Yes, that's the move that Meowth learns which can be used to get money. – Yuuki Nov 20 '18 at 16:16
  • I don't have the game, so I can't test this myself, but I heard there are NPCs that give you unlimited pokéballs for free. Can you sell these pokéballs? – Pyritie Nov 20 '18 at 18:05
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    Don't forget about the nuggets and pearls that respawn in the Underground Tunnel every day. – JAL Nov 20 '18 at 23:23
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This answer is from an item perspective and will not mention TMs.

Because items in various locations respawn after one real world day (Moon Stones and Stardust in Mt. Moon, Nuggets and Pearls in the Underground Tunnel), I can say with confidence that it is impossible to run out of money. These items can be picked up repeatedly and sold to shops.

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Based on what was discussed in the comments, no, money is not finite.

The move used to grind money (Payday) is now given as a TM just before the cave between Gym 1 and 2.

I havent checked, but I would guess that since its a TM, you can teach it to others than Meowth, and then grind the money you need.

Only thing that could break my answer (and I'm not there yet) is that there is no random encounters in the game. So at the end of all trainers, if there is no trainer that you can refight (If I can remember right, you can fight the elite 4 again and again), this answer is void.

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    I get the impression that the OP was looking for an answer that didn't involve the use of Payday, since they specifically mention needing a Meowth (the Pokemon that learns Payday naturally) in the original games for "infinite" money. – Mage Xy Nov 20 '18 at 22:54
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    Maybe. Even then, other answer is more complete. – Fredy31 Nov 21 '18 at 15:28
  • You can rematch the elite 4 along with all the gym leaders and Jessie and James. They do get a slight to major level increase on there pokemon and all gyms have 6 pokemon. – Styxsksu Jan 14 at 17:51
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Money is infinite in Let's Go.

Besides Pay Day/grinding respawning trainers/selling items that respawn in locations such as Cerulean Cave/selling items found by your partner Pokémon, you get sellable candies by catching Pokémon as well.

One of the more efficient means of grinding money involves capture chaining Pokémon for their candy drops, which grow significantly as you get higher chains. While each candy sells for very little, chains allow for a large amount to be obtained over a short amount of time, therefore making them a significant source of potential income.

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