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Pokemon Heart Gold Guide and Walkthrough

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
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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
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