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Pokemon Heart Gold Walkthrough and Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The following questions are taken from the SuperCheats HeartGold Forum and were asked by Forum Members.

Q1. Where do I obtain the Experience Share Held Item?

A1. After you defeat the Red Gyarados in the Lake of Rage you receive a Red Scale Key Item.  Take that to Mr. Pokemon and he will trade you the Experience Share item for it.

Q2. How do I fix the lift in Silph Co.?

A2. You do not fix it -- once you have completed the Power Station Quest, and you have traded a Rotom from one of the other games, you can place the Rotom in the first slot in your party and visit the Silph Co. HQ.  The first visit with Rotom the guard will be at the lift, but if you leave and return, the guard will be gone and the lift is now functional.

Simply enter the lift and ride it to the 2nd Floor, where you will find five machines in the center of the room -- you can allow Rotom to enter these, and thus change its form into theirs and learn different moves!

The Microwave will teach it Overheat
The Rotary Fan will teach it Air Slash
The Refrigerator will teach it Blizzard
The Washing Machine will teach it Hydro Pump
The Lawn Mower will teach it Leaf Storm

Q3. How do I get Rock Climb?

A3. You defeat the final Gym (Badge 16) to get Rock Climb and the ability to use it outside of battle.

Q4. How do I use the Magnet Train?

A4. First you need to complete the Power Station Mission, and then you need to help Copycat (a little girl in Saffron City) get her Poke Doll back.  The doll is in the Pokemon Fan Club in Vermilion City.  Once you return the doll to Copycat, she will give you the Magnet Train Pass that she received when the Train Authority tore down her family's house to build the station!

Q5. I was breeding Pokemon and I have a bunch of eggs in my PC.  I got the Pokemon I wanted, now how do I get rid of these eggs?  They cannot be released!

A5. You have to hatch each egg in order to release them, they cannot be removed in any other way.  Load your party with one Pokemon and five eggs and then run back and forth outside until they hatch, after which you can release them.  Rinse and repeat until you have disposed of all of the eggs.  

Before you release the Pokemon though, check them to be sure none are Shiny, as you can obtain Shiny Pokemon through breeding!

Q6. How do I trade Pokemon from Emerald/FR/LG/Pearl/Diamond/Platinum/Ruby/Sapphire to HeartGold?

A6. There are several methods that you can use:

Method 1: Requires two DS's/DSi's – Using the Pokemon Wireless Club Union Room for the DS-based games (Pearl, Diamond, Platinum, and SoulSilver) load each DS with your games, add the Pokemon that you want to trade into HeartGold on the other game, and catch enough throw-away Pokemon on HeartGold, adding them to your party.  Enter the Union Room and complete the trades via the usual method.

Method 2: Requires a Nintendo DS or DS Lite (Will NOT work with a Dsi or Dsi XL).  For GBA Games (FireRed, LeafGreen, and Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) you will need to complete the games you wish to trade from, and progress HeartGold to the point where you have Pal Park access. 

Once you are ready, insert the GBA game into the GBA slot on your DS/DS lite, and the DS game into the DS slot. Turn the power on and advance to the Loading Menu.

For this example we are using Pokemon Emerald and Pokemon Pearl...

From the Power-On Menu Select A, and then the Pokemon Pearl, advance through the title screen to the Loading Menu (with the Continue Option).  Select the fourth menu option – “MIGRATE FROM EMERALD” – and hit A.

At this point you will be asked to confirm your action – to do so you must use the touch-screen to say YES – and then you will be warned that this process is one-way; you cannot trade the Pokemon back to the GBA cart from the DS card!

Select the six (6) Pokemon that you wish to trade from Emerald to Pearl (Pal Park Migration must be completed in lots of six Pokemon).  Complete the migration and then turn off the DS when the trade is completed.

Now load Emerald and enter the Pal Park, enter via the desk, and you will find the six Pokemon that you have migrated within their respective zone-type area in the Park (Water-type will be found in the Water Zone in the Pal Paark, etc.).

Once you have caught all six of the migrated Pokemon exit the Park proper and use the Storage System to move them where you want them to go, and then SAVE YOUR GAME!

Note: For all of the DS carts excluding HeartGold and SoulSilver you are limited to migrating six (6) Pokemon per real-life 24-hour day, per cartridge.  What does that mean?  It means that you can migrate six Pokemon from Ruby, six from Sapphire, six from FireRed, six from LeafGreen, and six from Emerald per day, but to migrate more from any of those cards, you will have to wait another 24 hours.

If you are migrating directly to HeartGold or SoulSilver however, the time-limit has been removed!  You can transfer via migration as many as you like form the aforementioned GBA cartridges, with the following caveat: after each migration you must exit the Park and save (placing the migrated Pokemon wherever you like in the storage system prior to saving).

Method 3: Requires a willing friend to assist you either in person or via Wi-Fi.  Select the Pokemonn that you want to trade to your HeartGold or SoulSilver card and add them to your party, and then:

• For in-person local trading: Trade the Pokemonn to your friend, turn off your DS and insert HeartGold/SoulSilver, log back into the Trade Lounge, and trade them back.
• For Wi-Fi Trades: Enter the Wi-Fi lounge in the Poke Center basement and connect to your friend via the Internet (requires you both to exchange end enter your Friend Codes for each game).  Trade the Pokemon to your mate, then log HeartGOld/SoulSilver, reconnect, and trade them back.

Method 3: Global Trading System (GTS) Method: This is often considered a last-resort method when you do not have any mates to help you out, and I strongly caution against using this method, as it is not entirely reliable.  Basically you take the Pokemon that you want to trade and post it to GTS using a very specific Pokemon as the required trade (one you already have on your HeartGold card).  Simply complete the trade with yourself to move the desired Pokemon to your card.

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Comments for FAQs

9 comments, latest first.
Aug 16th 2012 Guest
I have gotten 14 badges so far, and cannot figure out how to get into viridian gym or cinnabar island gym. Help please?
ID #176586
Jun 17th 2012 Guest
Bought a used game and do not know how to deleted prior saved games. My 10 year old daughter beat the old score but was unable to save her game....meltdown.
ID #153688
Mar 3rd 2012 Guest
how do you get past the guard in lavender radio station
ID #120000
Dec 8th 2011 Guest
You can have rematches with the JOHTO and kanto gym leaders. You have to get their numbers. Go google HGSS walkthrough
ID #93480
Nov 19th 2011 Guest
what do u mean about touching top of radio?i have not tried it but it might not work[video
ID #88383
Aug 6th 2011 Guest
Where can I find information about the contests on Pokemon Heart Gold?
ID #64672
May 31st 2011 Guest
go to the radio tower in kanto and talk to the guy by the switch and then talk to everywhone else in the bilding then in youre pokegear go to radio and put it to the top then go to the snorlax and press a on him then try to catch him.
ID #46202
May 4th 2011 Guest
I have just beat jasmine in Olivine city & didnt get the phone call from Prof Oak, where do i go from here??
ID #41420
Feb 21st 2011 Guest
wheres the flute that wakes up the pokemon infront of diglettes cave.. i cant get to pellet town.. wtf.
ID #29960