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Pokemon Heart Gold Pack Shot

Pokemon Heart Gold

Pokemon Heart Gold Guide

Pokemon Heart Gold Walkthrough and Guide

by CMBF  

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Pokemon Heart Gold Guide

Unofficial Pokemon Heart Gold Guide by Chris Boots-Faubert for

The word "Pokémon" is an abbreviation of the words "Pocket Monster," from the English translation of the original Japanese words Poketto Monsuta, and represents in just three syllables what has become one of the most successful (if not the most successful) media franchises created in Japan.  

To the initiated it immediately conjures images of the yellow and black mouse-like Pikachu following behind a young and dark-haired boy in a ball cap, together wandering the lands of the fictional world that is based off of modern-day Japan, and in which they seek adventures, learn (and by example teach) moral lessons, and discover new truths, experiences, and make new friends while sharing the quest to one day become a Pokémon Master. 

The average person -- even if they have never played the games, read the books, or watched the television show -- knows what a Pokémon is, despite the fact that the franchise is largely targeted at children, because its saturation into our popular culture in the past two decades has been nearly as complete and as wide as that of Bart Simpson.  Images from the games, movies, and television shows have graced objects as diverse as lunch boxes, T-shirts, and even the fuselage of a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet belonging to All Nippon Airways!

The assignment to write the walkthrough for Pokémon HeartGold represents something of a watershed moment, as it is the enhanced remake of the original Pokémon Gold (published in 1999) which was my favorite game from the second generation, and because it is part of the most popular series of video games ever created, having sold over 200 million units since 1996.  It was declared "The Most Successful RPG Series of All Time" by the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008, and went on to earn a total of eight world records from Guinness, as well as a string of awards too numerous to even summarize from gaming sites, publications, and annual awards programs worldwide. 

As a remake, HeartGold is everything that a Poké Fan could want in a new take on Gold, including the updated fighting and game play style of the 4th Generation, the addition of new content, and of course the enhanced graphics that, even though it retains the original style of strategy familiar to anyone who has played any game in the series, is still as close to being in the world of the television show as we can hope to get!

The style of this walkthrough is a mixture of narrative and reference, and is divided into logical sections of the game centering around the cities and the path of travel between them.  HeartGold is a rich and deep gaming experience with some content that, while it is essentially part of the story mode, can still easily be missed in casual play.  For that reason each section contains a detailed description of the special events, side-quests, or what is euphemistically referred to as "optional" story play by most fan sites, as this is the only way to efficiently cover this content.

This guide can be used as a companion as you play through the game, or as a reference source for wrapping up play after you have completed the main story.  In it you will find both hints and close detail that includes secret information, and access to companion resources via the World Wide Web, as well as hints and tips that are intended to enhance your enjoyment of the game.  Please be aware that each section and the videos for them can contain spoilers that reveal more information than the game designer intends for the player to have at each stage -- so if you prefer to have a 100% spoiler-free experience, you are advised to complete each section of the game prior to reading that section of the walkthrough!


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Jul 12th 2015 Guest
can someone tell me where to type in codes please
ID #583511
Jun 30th 2015 Guest
yo it helped NOTHIN
ID #577733
May 20th 2015 Guest
rare candy
ID #558663
Mar 23rd 2015 Guest
celibi can be caught in heart gold you must beat all gyms in both regions then take a forretress that knows zap cannon and headbutt to the forest shrine in johto use headbutt on the shrine only after you get the magnet train ticket and the shrine will collapse and a time warp will open up and take you to celibi's location and you can catch her. note: for some reason you have to have a forretress with the listed moves don't know why and IMPORTANT: everyone ive spoke to and this was my case you can only catch a celibi with a timerball, or a masterball, or a quickball status conditions do not affect her catchability unless she's at 1hp. This is the only legitimate way to catch a celibi in the wild without a promotional/event item. Hope thios helps everyone.
ID #532117
Jan 11th 2015 CMBF
You basically have two choices -use a Master Ball or try your luck with the best ball you have.

Bear in mind that (1) you should be saving BEFORE you go into battle with Legendary Pokemon every time so that if things go all pear-shaped.

Second if you are fighting more than ONE Pokemon you can NOT capture ANY. You have to decide which you want to capture in the case of multiples and then going for it.
ID #499618
Mar 31st 2016 Guest
lies if you knew what you were doing you would have gotten a pokemon with the move lock on duh B)
ID #643957
Apr 2nd 2014 Guest
Help!!! I've got Latias, Raikou, and Entei on 1HP and ASLEEP! I still can't catch them!!! HELP!!!
ID #370771
Oct 10th 2013 Guest
i really need help because I HVE NO CLUE WHAT ANY OF THIS WEARD {sorry im not good at spelling } CHEATING THINGS ARE !?! oh annnnd i havent completed the game ... ya. C:
ID #313805
Sep 1st 2013 Guest
ID #307805
Aug 16th 2013 Guest
ill give you kadabra with twisted spoon, for a haunter with a lum berry or sitris berry.
ID #305194
Jul 29th 2016 PrimalGroudon
where r u and whats ur screen name
ID #670721
Apr 27th 2013 Guest
hey guys can i ask something????? man this question can't out on my mind.. plz aswer me>>> is there a pokewalker hotkey in ds emulalor??? or where can i activate the pokewalker in my emulator. coz the pokewalker is doesn't workin on my pc. it says>click the button then w8 for 5 seconds???? i press all of the hotkeys but it doesn't work what do i do???????????????????
ID #277976
Apr 27th 2013 Guest
Swappin my bro a rayquazza 4 a honchcrow :-) :-)
ID #277951
Mar 16th 2013 epic52
all yall need to kool down a notch jeez
ID #264264
Mar 3rd 2013 champion red
Tyranatares move is now ice beam instead of stealth rock
ID #260526
Mar 3rd 2013 champion red
My team is Typhoosion- blast burn flame thrower swift and fire blast
Feralagater- hydro pump hydro cannon earthquake and ???
Magainium- frenzy plant solar beam sunny day and toxic
Ampharos- thunder thunder bolt zap cannon and thunder punch
Togatic- fly metranome mega punch and mega kick
And... Tyranitar- dark pulse airial ace earthquake and stealth rock
ID #260489
Feb 26th 2013 1dlover101
ID #259015
Feb 11th 2013 Guest
i need someone to battle me at the violt city pokemon center
i will give the winner a diagla,krygore,grondoun,and jirachi egg please hurry
ID #253270
Feb 6th 2013 BOOM444
I killed the Raikou just this night because I had one in my pokemon white named MUFASA from lion king. I dot have Entei,Suicune,Kyogre,and Latias in white so I am trying to get all the pokemon I havent got yet and transfer it to white. I am a killer in pokmon white!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ID #251180
Feb 4th 2013 Guest
Rayquaza is available in game without cheats!
ID #250413
Feb 4th 2013 BOOM444
So far my team:
Entei: Level 53, Named: Scar, he is my best! Typhlosion: Level 47, Named: Blaze, he uses fire fighting and ghost moves. Mantine: Level 27, Named: Zeek, once defeated Bruno's hitmonlee! Ho-oh: Level 45, Named: Ho-oh, not used unless last one remaning. Onix: Level 26, Named: Rocky, HM slave along with Mantine. Ampharos: Level 46, Named: Bolt, Killed Lances pokemon with THUNDER! Badges: 9 I will report back when I get to 12 badges.
ID #250325
Nov 28th 2012 Guest
[spoiler][/spoiler] You should pick B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ID #213333
Nov 13th 2012 OhMyArceus
Every day 5 to 7 i mean
ID #208206
Nov 12th 2012 OhMyArceus
Does anyone have a mew would you trade it for my Regigigas Level 100(The Mew has to be any level even level 1)Does anyone have Deoxys(any Level)Would you trade it for my Spiritomb Level 62?I'll be in the chat room on every Monday 5 to 7 please trade if you have one of those pokemon
ID #207962
Oct 14th 2012 Guest
i beat lance the second time easy.
ID #196104
Oct 11th 2012 Guest
Someone please help! I need a groudon to move on to the next part of the game.
ID #194852
Sep 3rd 2012 kick074
i can get a lv.x of any pokemon on heartgold with out cheats haha! man no one can beat me ever in life.
ID #182989
Aug 20th 2012 Guest
I can get an arceus quicker than lightning if any one wants one
ID #178095
Aug 5th 2012 Guest
does anyone whant to trade my celibe or mew for something? most likely i what a aggron lv.70 and up good nauture:D
ID #172689
Jul 31st 2012 Guest
re|how to get pokeflute
go 2 radio move to top of reception thats pokeflute(only works in kanto)
ID #170520
May 12th 2012 sgirl123
You need a cheat or 4 very kind friends!
ID #141521
Mar 3rd 2012 Guest
How do I get 5 master balls
ID #119995
Feb 13th 2012 Guest
if someone can give me an action replay code for all starter pokemon i will give them any pokemon desired
ID #114728
Feb 13th 2012 msparks2000
hey guys im gonna tell a story about the time i battled my friend brian.

my team

his team

first i use rhydon and he sends out arceus rhydon uses stealth rock and arceus usec judgement rhydon has took massive damage so i swich to gengar his move fells cause all he has is normal type moves but wat i did not know was he had a flamethrower!!! i swich agin and use noctowl i use air slach for massive damage and he uses flamethrower i Finish it off with aerial ace and beat arceus. next he uses darkria he uses dark void to put me to sleep then uses dream eater plus nightmere and does massive damage to me finnaly i wake up and ko him with air slash. next he uses articuno i use roost and he starts to use sky attack next i swich with gengar and take very little damage from sky attack i use sucker punch an he uses ice beam i got very little health left i try to use shadow ball but im not fast enough he uses air slash and beats me. so far its tied 4-4 so i use noctowl i use air slash and he uses ice beam but his move misses so i use air slash 1 mor time and take out articuno. he uses his power house lugia i use air slash and he uses AEROBLAST!!!! it does massive damage to me so i swich to typloshon. typloshon uses flamethrower and he uses aeroblast i use hyperbeam it does massive damage but he uses hydro pump then i swich to noctowl i get hit by aeroblast but then he swiches to zapdos that is a good thing cause i use roost he uses thunder wich misses i use air slash he uses thunder agin wich misses agin i use air slash he use discharge wich hits but i use air slash 1 more time and win. now im winning 4-2 he uses lugia and i use air slash he uses hydro pump wich hits hard he and we both swich i use jumpluff and he uses moltres i get hit with air slash and my sleep powder misses he uses a flamethrower that beats me. i use typloshion and it uses flamethrower but he swiches with lugia i use hyper beam then he uses hydro pump wich beats typloshion. now its 2-2 i use feraligatr and he swiches with moltres moltres has 1 hp after getting hit by hydro cannon but then uses exploshion wich beats both of us. both power houses come out noctowl vs lugia showdown he uses recover and i use roost he then almost beats me with hydro pump and i do the same with air slash his next move might beat me i say but aeroblast misses 1 more air slash brings us to victory and defeating my friend brian.
ID #114687
Feb 5th 2012 Guest
Does anyone know where u get a poke flute
ID #112381
Feb 1st 2012 Guest
Where do I get the ticket for the magnet train ?
ID #111273
Jan 6th 2012 Guest
anyone wants to battle me 193641551448 met me in the wifi any day any time
ID #103392
Nov 19th 2011 Guest
i got a celibe if someone wants to trade fora arceus (any level) my charecters name is kill
ID #88612
Jun 21st 2016 Guest
ID #660796
Nov 11th 2011 martin2000
i hav a pikachu lv 88 just like ash's it is holding a light ball i will trade for a gyaradose lv 100 but it must know blizzard hydro pump and thunder.
ID #86698
Nov 11th 2011 Guest
im in the ice path and im stuck in a big room of ice on the floor and cant get to the other ladder does anyone know how to get to the other ladder???
ID #86626
Nov 8th 2011 martin2000
i hav a deoxys lv 30 i will trade for a arceus
ID #85926
Nov 4th 2011 Guest
trde me a lv. 25 pichu or picachu for a lv.15 touros name:Kirby code:2838 3299 3049 in friend code
ID #85125
Oct 26th 2011 martin2000
does anyone know a good johto pokemon for my team my team is

typlosion lv.50
ampharos lv.50
hypno lv.50
sudowoodo lv.50
venusaur lv.50
i hope u like my team.
plz help!!!
ID #83179
Sep 26th 2011 Guest
I have problems with the moving from pearl to gold
ID #76684
Sep 8th 2011 Guest
POKEMON HEARTGOLD RULES THIS WORLD I WISH POKEMON WAS REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ID #73270
Sep 1st 2011 Guest
ID #71635
Aug 26th 2011 Guest
Anyone have an Arceus I will trade my shiny Charizard lvl 100
ID #70193
Aug 23rd 2011 Guest
Any one have Arceus I will trade Raikou lvl 50
Any one have Rayquaza I will trade Raikou lvl 50
ID #69579
Aug 22nd 2011 Guest
I accept your battle Dawn.
ID #69153
Aug 22nd 2011 Guest
I have Raikou want to trade I really need Rayqauza
ID #69145
Aug 10th 2011 Guest
i am willing to trade a groundon for moltrace
ID #65864
Aug 8th 2011 Guest
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