Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver (ポケットモンスター ハートゴールド & ソウルシルバー)
Developer: Publisher: Platform: Release Date(s): Mode(s): Rating(s): Controller(s):
Game Freak Nintendo / The Pokémon Company Nintendo DS September 12, 2009 (JPN)
February 4, 2010 (KOR)
March 14, 2010 (USA)
March 26, 2010 (EUR)
March 25, 2010 (AUS)
Single player,
Nintendo DS
Table of Contents:
Description - Story/Information - Features - Screenshots - Iwata Asks HGSS


Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (ポケットモンスター ハートゴールド & ソウルシルバー) are the Nintendo DS remakes of the original Gold and Silver games that were released for the Game Boy Color. HeartGold and SoulSilver were first released in Japan on September 12, 2009 for 4800 Yen each.

The games take place in the Kanto and Johto regions just like they did in the original versions of the game. Players journey through the each region battling Trainers, Gym Leaders and eventually the Elite Four.

The incredibly detailed adventure of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver is now enhanced for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems with updated graphics and sound, as well as new touch-screen features and a host of surprises. Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version bring dozens of Pokémon characters back into the limelight for a new Pokémon generation - and longtime fans - to catch, train and battle.

Heart Gold and Soul Silver follow the story of Pokémon Gold & Silver closely but there are a bunch of new features in these remake versions. Heart Gold and Soul Silver are 4th generation games and include all the information pertaining to that generation. Players can also have one of their Pokémon them in game similar to how it was done with Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow.


The PokéWalker (ポケウォーカー) portable device allows players to transfer their Pokémon back and forth between their Nintendo DS and train them on the go. The device includes a pedometer which allows people to train their Pokémon up to level 100 by walking around. The PokéWalker will convert your steps into watts, a currency that can be used to catch wild Pokémon and shop for tools. The Pokémon can then be sent back into Heart Gold and Soul Silver by wirelessly syncing to your Nintendo DS or DSi.

Pokéwalker included:
The brand-new Pokéwalker brings a dimension to Pokémon games that you’ve never seen before. The Pokéwalker is a special pedometer that you carry with you that lets you take Pokémon fun wherever you go! You can transfer a Pokémon onto the Pokéwalker accessory using an infrared connection between the Pokéwalker and your Game Card. Then as you Stroll around with your Pokémon, it’ll earn Experience Points to gain a level. And you can even find items and special Pokémon while you’re on the go! The Pokéwalker is small enough that you can keep it in your pocket and take wherever you go. It also has a clip to hook it on your belt, and a hole for attaching a strap. It’s never been easier to take Pokémon with you!

The Pokéwalker counts the number of steps you take as you walk around. The more steps you take, the more Watts you earn, which you can spend to find items and Pokémon! When you transfer a Pokémon from your game into your Pokéwalker, you can select which Route you’d like to take your Pokémon along. Depending on which Route you take (such as in a grassland or by the sea), you’ll encounter different wild Pokémon and find remarkable items. When you first begin your journeys with the Pokéwalker, the list of Routes you can select from is short. But, the more you take a Stroll with your Pokémon, the more Routes will appear and the more Pokémon and items you’ll be able to get!

Catch Wild Pokémon:
After you’ve collected some Watts by going on a Stroll with your Pokémon, spend some of them to use the Poké Radar to catch wild Pokémon! If you see tall grass rustling after you use the Poké Radar, you know you’ve found a Pokémon. You have three options in the battle. You can attack, evade, or catch the wild Pokémon. By attacking, you can wear down the wild Pokémon to make it easier to catch. If you choose to evade when the wild Pokémon attacks, you’ll perform a counterattack! And when you think the timing is right, throw a Poké Ball to catch the Wild Pokémon. You can keep up to three caught Pokémon in your Pokéwalker at a time. If you catch a fourth Pokémon, you must choose one of them to set free.

Find Items:
Use the Pokéwalker’s Dowsing Machine to help find items. Like the Poké Radar, you use the Watts you earned while walking to use the Dowsing Machine. Some of the items you can find are quite uncommon! When you use the Dowsing Machine, you’ll see six patches of tall grass, and one of them has a hidden item in it. You have only two chances to discover the item! Some of the items you can get are really hard to find and very valuable, so keep hunting!

Transfer Pokémon:
Once you’ve found Pokémon and items using your Pokéwalker, you can send them back to your Pokémon game. You can only keep up to three Pokémon and three items in your Pokéwalker at a time, so be sure to send them to your game when your inventory fills up! Remember, if you catch a fourth Pokémon in your Pokéwalker, you’ll have to swap out one of the three Pokémon you’ve already caught.

The Pokéwalker Journal:
After your Pokémon has spent some time in your Pokéwalker, you can get a recap in the Pokéwalker Journal. The journal tells of all the places the Pokémon has been and the things it has found while traveling inside your Pokéwalker! For example, if you catch a particular Pokémon while out on a Stroll, your Pokéwalker Journal will make note of it. It will also keep track of how your Pokémon has behaved while inside your Pokéwalker!

Pokéwalkers Communicate with Each Other:
The Pokéwalkers don’t communicate only with Game Cards—they can also communicate with each other! When you connect Pokéwalkers with a friend, you’ll both receive an item as a gift! You can connect two Pokéwalkers via infrared signal by pointing them at each other. When you do so, both players will receive an item! You can receive up to ten items by connecting to your friends, but you can get only one gift per person, per day.


  • Johto and Kanto regions are now in 3d.
  • The PokéWalker allows people to transfer Pokémon back and forth from the device to their Heart Gold and Soul Silver carts so they can level up their Pokémon as they walk around.
  • Those that pre-ordered Heart Gold in Japan will receive a Ho-Oh figure and those that pre-ordered Soul Silver received a Lugia. Those that pre-ordered both games also received an Arceus figure.
  • New mini-games in an event called the Pokéthlon.
  • Transfer Arceus from Diamond, Pearl and Platinum to unlock a special event in Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
  • Travel and Train! Wirelessly transfer your Pokémon to the new Pokéwalker accessory and train them by walking in real life!
  • Catch Pokémon and find items using the Pokéwalker accessory and transfer them to your Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver Version game! Trade items with other players that have a Pokéwalker!
  • A Trainer and Pokémon side-by-side! For the first time, any of your Pokémon can follow behind you as you explore on your journey!
  • Relive the Adventure or experience it for the first time! Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions are upgraded and expanded games of Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions released a decade ago, packed with enhancements and new features!
  • Discover the myths and mysteries of Johto and beyond! More adventures than before! Explore new areas and catch Legendary Pokémon not found in Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions!
  • Enhanced graphics and sound! See the majestic Johto region like never before!
  • New touch screen features simplify and enhance gameplay!
  • Trade Pokémon and battle your friends over Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection (including Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Pearl and Pokémon Platinum Version players).


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