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Unobtainable Pokemon

Pokemon Heart Gold Walkthrough and Guide

by CMBF  

 
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Appendix 13

Unobtainable Pokemon

NOTE:  Please review the complete Introduction in Appendix 07 before you continue reading this as it provides background information on the mechanism used for the distribution of Mystery Gifts in the Pokemon games.

Despite the fact that all of the generations from the third forward are mostly present here, as is the tradition in these games, there are a certain number of Pokemon that you cannot obtain in HeartGold/SoulSilver.  Depending upon how you look at it, this is either a tradition that is worth acknowledging (the Positive view), or it is a method that forces you to buy other games in the series (that would be the Pessimists view). 

Either way, it is a fact of life, so here is the list of Unobtainable Pokemon, including the information that you need on how they can be obtained from the other games and by trade.  Chances are you will be obtaining most of these by trading them from the other games, or through the GTS system after arranging for a Dex Entry Trade, as the events for some took place  at times prior to the release of the current games.

-- Pokemon that cannot captured in HeartGold / SoulSilver --

Listing Key: Name (National Dex #) Note on where they can be obtained.

- Arceus (493) Wi-Fi Events / Wondercard (6) / GTS
- Azelf (482) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Bastiodon (411) Pokemon Pearl or Platinum / GTS
- Celebi (251) Pokemon Coliseum Bonus Disc (1) / Wi-Fi Events / Wondercard (2) / GTS
- Chimchar (390) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Cranidos (408) Pokemon Diamond or Platinum / GTS
- Cresselia (488) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Darkrai (491) Wi-Fi Events / Wondercard (4) / GTS
- Deoxys (386) Wi-Fi Event / Wondercard (2) / GTS
- Drifblim (426) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Drifloon (425) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Empoleon (395) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Glaceon (471) Level @ Route 217 / GTS
- Glameow (431) Pokemon Pearl / GTS
- Grotle (388) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Heatran (485) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Infernape (392) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Jirachi (385) Pokemon Coliseum Bonus Disc (1) / Wondercard (3) / GTS
- Leafeon (470) Level @ Moss Rock / GTS
- Magnezone (462) Evolve from Magneton @ Mt. Coronet / GTS
- Manaphy (490) Pokemon Ranger Egg / Wi-Fi Events / Wondercard / GTS
- Mesprit (481) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Mew (151) Pokemon Emerald / Wi-Fi Events / Wondercard (3) / GTS
- Monferno (391) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Phione (489) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum Breeding / GTS
- Piplup (393) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Prinplup (394) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Probopass (476) Level Nosepass @ Mt. Coronet / GTS
- Purugly (432) Pokemon Pearl / GTS
- Rampardos (409) Pokemon Diamond or Platinum / GTS
- Regice (378) Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, or Platinum / GTS
- Regigigas (486) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Regirock (377) Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, or Platinum / GTS
- Registeel (379) Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, or Platinum / GTS
- Rotom (479) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Shaymin (492) Wi-Fi Events / Wondercard (5) / GTS
- Shieldon (410) Pokemon Pearl or Platinum / GTS
- Skuntank (435) Pokemon Diamond / GTS
- Stunky (434) Pokemon Diamond / GTS
- Torterra (389) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Turtwig (387) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS
- Uxie (480) Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum / GTS

--== NOTES ==--

(1) Available as part of the Pokemon Coliseum Bonus Disc, exclusive to the Japanese Version of Coliseum -- the North American version featured Jirachi.  The Bonus Disc Celebi and Jirachi could be claimed on the GBA Version Games Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed and LeafGreen in their respective languages only.

(2) This Pokemon was distributed via GBA download as a part of the Pokemon 10th Anniversary "Journey Across America" Tournament and Event, which celebrated the original Japanese release of the Pokemon games.   This event took place in 24 US Cities, and included an additional pair of Tournament Events in Houston, Texas (NASA Space Center), and at the New York City Poke Center. 

Attendees were shown a preview of the upcoming motion picture "Lucario and the Mystery of Mew," and were allowed to download a select group of Pokemon that were marked with the Original Trainer Name: 10 ANIV with the ID Number: 00010, with the exception of Deoxys, which was marked with the Original Trainer ID: SPACE C, and the Trainer Number: 00010.

(3) A wide variety of Wondercard Events have already taken place in the past, and this Pokemon was a part of one or more of these events.  As such you have a couple of choices: wait for a new event that includes this Pokemon (not very likely), or trade for it on the GTS network (a more likely choice).

(4) Requires the Key Item: Card Key obtained from the official Event.  As this event has already taken place, if you do not have the event item, your best bet is to arrange a Dex Entry trade wither online or with a mate who has Darkrai and then trade for one on the GTS.  This is one of a handful of Pokemon that is very difficult to obtain!

(5) Available via Wondercard from Toys 'R Us 2009 Event.  This is another very difficult to obtain Pokemon.  Your best bet if you have not attended the event and obtained the Wondercard is to arrange a Dex Trade and obtain it via the GTS.

(6) Available via Wondercard through the Azure Flute Event (November 2009).  Your best bet if you have not attended the event and obtained the Wondercard is to arrange a Dex Trade and obtain it via the GTS.



 
 
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Comments for Unobtainable Pokemon

 
 
13 comments, latest first.
 
May 28th 2013 Guest
i have arceus
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Nov 11th 2012 Guest
I have 57 dragonite
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Jun 15th 2012 Guest
If you hatch that bad egg you are doomed...
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Dec 25th 2011 Guest
i need help to get a tornados and i dont know where to get one or how to get one. i just want landorus dont really care about the others though.
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Apr 30th 2015 Guest
Bad trade on your side.
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May 16th 2011 Guest
if you got a Dragonnite I`ll trade a palkia Lv.51 for
it I`ll be on globle WFI at 7:00 A.M on teusday morning
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May 14th 2011 Guest
go cresselia
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Apr 4th 2011 Guest
Lucario rocks!
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Feb 27th 2011 Guest
i have pokemon heartgold and a mystery gift has already passed is there any way i can get that pokemon now the mystery gift date has passed??

please answer!
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Feb 1st 2011 Guest
I have a piplup level.93, empoleon level.72, chimchar level 68, and Glaceon level 89!
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Jan 14th 2011 Guest
so there is no way go get the legendaries from platinum in heartgold... without trading and even if so who in the world would actually trade them ....?
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Nov 24th 2010 Guest
Your Celebi egg doesn't hatch my steps you take, but by time. It will be about ten minutes! My Manaphy egg hatched!
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Aug 24th 2010 Guest
i have a celibi badd egg when will it hatch
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