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Pokemon Heart Gold Cheats and Tips

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Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver were released in 2009 as enhanced remakes of Gold and Silver, but also featuring elements from Pokemon Crystal. Here you will find Pokemon Heart Gold cheats and tips. For players that are interested in a more extensive list of cheats, then head over to our Pokemon Heart Gold Action Replay Cheats page where you can find over 300 different code entries.

Pokemon Heart Gold Cheats

While you will find some cheats on this page, most of our Heart Gold cheats are on our Action Replay page for the game. To enter cheats in HeartGold, you'll need an Action Replay device. Or if you are playing on an emulator, you can just enter your chosen code in it's cheats menu.

You find loads of top codes that are probably not anywhere else. Why not try infecting all of your Pokemon with Pokerus for some enhanced stats gains, or getting loads of Poke Balls , walk through walls, or select which Pokemon you want to encounter next with this Wild Pokemon Modifier. There are of course loads more besides those, so for the full list head over to our Pokemon Heart Gold Action Replay Codes page.

Pokemon Heart Gold Tips

Pokemon Heart Gold is awesome to play without cheats too, so we also have loads of Heart Gold tips right here, scroll down for the complete list, or head over to our complete Heart Gold Walkthrough for a step by step guide to completing everything in the game.

In our tips collection below you find so many different tips including how to get a Shuckle , what to do in the hidden ruins on Alph , how to easily catch the legendary dogs , Pokemon type match ups and more.

More Pokemon Heart Gold Nintendo DS Cheats and Tips

We have 160 cheats and tips on Nintendo DS. If you have any cheats or tips for Pokemon Heart Gold please send them in here. For more Codes for Pokemon Heart Gold go to:
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How to get a Shuckle

At Cianwood City in the house which is located right next to the Safari Zone road and before the Pokemon gym there will be a person saying that a red haired kid has stolen his Pokemon and that he only has one left. He will then ask you to take care of it so that his last Pokemon doesn't get stolen. When he gives you the Shuckle make it like you and then return to the house. The person will ask if he can have his Shuckle back. Reply 'yes' and he will then say that the Shuckle really likes you and that you should keep it.

Transformin' Smeargle

You know how Smeargle can copy and keep a move using sketch?Well I can't help you on getting a Smeargle,but if your Smeargle is facing a wild Ditto,then here's your chance!Use sketch on the Ditto which as you may or may not know,the Ditto will know only transform.Make sure your Smeargle is faster.If done correctly,your Smeargle will be able to transform!This is my first hint so give me some thumbs up please!

Hidden Ruins of Alph Items

In the rooms where you have to complete a picture puzzle of Aerodactyl, Ho-Oh, Omanyte or Kabuto you will find a plaque that has a word that is spelled using Unowns. Complete the following steps to get the hidden items:

Room with the Kabuto Puzzle:

The word is 'Escape'. You must use an Escape Rope while facing the plaque. You can easily get an Escape Rope at the Violet City Pokemart. The four items you receive are Oran Berry, Pecha Berry, Energy Powder, and Heal Powder.

Room with the Aerodactyl Puzzle (accessible by Surfing):

The word is 'Light'. Use Flash while facing the plaque. The four items obtained are Energy Root, Heal Powder, Sitrus Berry, and Moon Stone.

Room with the Ho-Oh Puzzle:

The word is 'Ho-Oh'. Ho-Oh must be first in your..

Unlock Pokewalker Maps

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding map. Some of the following are event-only so will be unattainable now

Unlock Beautiful Beach:

Get 200 Watts.

Unlock Beyond the Sea:

Get a foreign Pokemon by using the GTS.

Unlock Big Forest:

Get 40,000 Watts and own the National Dex.

Unlock Blue Lake:

Get 2,000 Watts.

Unlock Dim Cave:

Get 1,000 Watts.

Unlock Hoenn Field:

Get 5,000 Watts and own the National Dex.

Unlock Icy Mountain Rd.:

Get 30,000 Watts and own the National Dex.

Unlock Night Sky's Edge:

Trade a fateful-encounter Jirachi onto Pokemon HeartGold or SoulSilver.

Unlock Noisy Forest:

Available by default.


Unlock National Dex

To get the National dex you must defeat the Elite Four and then go to the S.S Aqua ship in Olivine City.

! and ? Unown

When you have collected ALL of the other 26 Unown (A through Z), the ! And ? Unown will appear in the Hall Entrance.

The Snorlax in front of digletts cave.

So, I have answered the about same question for so many members now, so now I write it here:

1. First you need to have get the power plant working again.

2. Now, go to lavender town's radio tower and speak to the man in brown.

3. He will give you the EXPN Card, witch lets you tune in on different radio channels.

4. Go to the snorlax and open the pokegear and choose the radio.

5. Move the dot to the almost top of the circel until it stand pokeflute.

6. Speak to snorlax.

7. Catch/defeat/run from snorlax to get him away. (It's a really good idea to save in front of him and try to catch him witch heavy ball because it's one of the few ways to get snorlax in the 4th generation games.)

Catch Mewtwo

In the Kanto Region in Cerulean Cave use a Ultra Ball or a Dusk Ball. Be carful for Mewtwo`s Psycho Cut. Also he is a lv.70. The field moves you need are Flash, Rock Smash, Surf, and Rock Climb. but I forgot. First take a chunk of it`s HP out with Bug Ghost or Dark types. then use not very effective moves like Psychic or Fighting. Good luck catching him he`s a good POKEMON!

Easier legendary dogs capture

To do this, you need one of the following:

1. Get a diglett

1.1. to do this (while still only in Johto), fly to the Safari Zone, and then leave that area. a bit south of it, there is a patch of grass. you will eventually find a diglett (around level 20)

2. train it to level 39

2.1. By now it should be dugtrio.

2.2 make sure it knows Magnitude and Sucker Punch (should have those 2 when you catch it)

3. Buy A LOT of repels (any type will work) and ultra balls (and other balls, i suggest Dusk Balls from Blackthorn if you do this at night)

4. Fly to either Violet, Mahogany, or Eruktec (please forgive my spelling of the city names) (not required but preferred location)

5. track the legendary dog(s) you want, having the dugtrio on top of your party..

Trainer Card Colours

Complete tasks to earn Stars for the corresponding Trainer card colour. The tasks are defeating the Elite Four, finding ALL Shining Leaves, and capturing ALL 493 Pokemon (not including event-only Pokemon). These tasks can be done in any order.

Blue Card:

Earn 1 star.

Bronze Card:

Earn 2 stars.

Silver Card:

Earn 3 stars.

Gold Card:

Earn 4 stars.

Black Card:

Earn 5 stars.

The Best Way To Catch Any Legendary Pokemon

1. Get the Legendary Pokemon's HP "into the red".

2. Make the Legendary Pokemon Fall Asleep. It helps make it easier to catch it.

3. Use Ultra Balls to catch it.

4. If the Legendary Pokemon wakes up, make it fall back asleep and continue to use Ultra Balls.

How to wake up snorlax

Go to cerulean city then go to the gym a you will see a team rocket grunt talk to him and you chase him to route 24 he will be between a couple talk to him again then you will have yourself a battle.

Then you go back to the gym an press a safty ring at the far side and your find a tube take it to the manager of the power plant then go to the lavender town radio tower and talk to the old man at the table he will give you a pokeflute on your radio card then go to snorlax at outside of vermilon city and and go to the top of the radio card and press on snorlax and you can catch him/her if you want like i did then go through diglets cve and there you have it that is how you wake up have fun wakeing up snorlax!!!!!!!!!!!!

Legendary Pokemon of Pokemon HeartGold

Ho-Oh - Can be found at the top of Bell Tower. You need the Clear Bell and Rainbow Wing in order for Ho-Oh to appear. It will be at Level 45.

Lugia - Can be found deep inside Whirl Islands. You need the Silver Wing in order for Lugia to appear. It will be at Level 70.

Raikou - Can be found roaming the Johto Region after your first encounter with it. It will be at Level 40.

Entei - Can be found roaming the Johto Region after your first encounter with it. It will be at Level 40.

Suicune - After chasing Suicune around the Johto and Kanto Region, it will finally stay put on Route 25. It will be at Level 40.

Moltres - Can be found deep inside Silver Cave, after you have obtained all sixteen badges. It will be at Level 50.


How to get an invincible Pokemon!

First find a Nincada. Nincada is required to get an invincible pokemon. Then catch it. Train it to level 19. Remove a Pokemon from your party so that you have only 5 or less. Level it up one more time. It should evolve into ninjask. Then a shedinja will appear in slot 6 of your party. Give it a focus sash and it will become invincible!

Best Location To HP EV Train

The best location to HP EV Train is in the Cliff Edge Gate (Surf). There is a 100% chance of either Wooper or Quagsire appearing. The Wooper will be between Levels 20 and 30; Quagsire will be between Levels 30 and 40. Your Pokemon will receive 1 HP EV Point for every Wooper it defeats and 2 HP EV Points for every Quagsire it defeats. That's 2 HP EV Points for every Wooper and 4 HP EV Points for every Quagsire, if your Pokemon has Pokerus.

Best Location To Special Defense EV Train

The best location to Special Defense EV Train is on Route 34 (Surf). There is a 100% chance that either Tentacool or Tentacruel appear. These Pokemon will be between Levels 10 and 29. Your Pokemon will receive 1 Special Defense EV Point for every Tentacool it defeats; 2 Special Defense EV Points for every Tentacruel. That's 2 Special Defense EV Points for every Tentacool and 4 Special Defense EV Points for every Tentacruel, if your Pokemon has Pokerus.

How To Make The "Tree" Move

On Route 36, there is a "tree" that is preventing you from passing. If you use the Squirtbottle on it that you obtained from the person in the Flower Shop in Goldenrod City, something will happen. The "tree" will begin to move. You will then go into battle with the "tree". It will soon become clear that the "tree" was actually a Sudowoodo.

Gym Leader Rematch Pokemon / Levels

Falkner - Pelipper Level 48, Staraptor Level 50, Swellow Level 52, Noctowl Level 52, Honchkrow Level 54, and Pigeot Level 56

Brock - Relicanth Level 54, Kabutops Level 55, Golem Level 55, Omaster Level 56, Rampardos Level 57, and Onix Level 61

Bugsy - Shedinja Level 48, Yanmega Level 52, Vespiquen Level 52, Heracross Level 54, Pinsir Level 55, and Scizor Level 56

Misty - Floatzel Level 54, Lanturn Level 54, Quagsire Level 56, Lapras Level 56, Starmie Level 60, and Milotic Level 60

Whitney - Lickilicky Level 50, Girafarig Level 52, Clefable Level 52, Delcatty Level 54, Bibarel Level 54, and Miltank Level 58

Lt. Surge - Electrode Level 52, Manectric Level 52, Magnezone Level 52, Electivire Level 56, Pachirisu Level 58, and Raichu Level..

Best Location To Defense EV Train

The best location to Defense EV Train is on the Basement Floor of Rock Tunnel. There is an 85% chance that either Onix, Geodude, Cubone, or Marowak appear. These Pokemon will be between Levels 12-16. Your Pokemon will receive 1 Defense EV Points for every Onix, Cubone, and Geodude it defeats; 2 Defense EV Points for every Marowak. That's 2 Defense EV Points for every Onix, Geodude, and Cubone it defeats and 4 Defense EV Points for every Marowak, if your Pokemon has Pokerus.

Getting hoen starters

To get hoen starters you have to beat red.go to saffron city(kanto)find the pink house and go upstairs in it talk to "copycat" she will mimic you(unless you have all ready brought her her doll back).fly to varmillion city go into the house wich is the Pokemon fanclub building(brown door I think)talk to the person on the sofa he talkes about clefaires and gives you the doll.go out the door steven the hoen champion comes he telles you latios or latias are roaming round kanto.go to copycat give her doll back to her and then finnialy go into silphco. Steven is there talk to him he will say if you had three rocks in front of you witch would colour would you pick red-torchic blue-mudkip green-treeko

Thank for reading

Pokemon Heart Gold/ Soul Silver: Gym Leader Locations

Once you find one of the leaders, you can get their phone number, picture taken (once you already ave their phone number and you meet up with them again) , and sometimes a surprise . Here is a list of where every gym leader is located:


In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after he is defeated, he will offer to trade a Rhyhorn that knows Thunder Fang for a Bonsly. He can be found in Diglett's Cave near Pewter City every day between noon and 3 PM, and will offer his PokéGear number if he is spoken to. If he is called on Saturday evening, he will be up for a rematch at the Fighting Dojo.


In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the player wants to rebattle her, the player must go to Route 25 between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM o..

How To Make A Lot Of Money

Place the Amulet Coin on the Leading Pokemon of your Party. After you do this, face the Gym Leaders in the Battle Dojo. After that, face the Elite Four / Champion.

You will make a lot of money.


Buy alot of quick balls and go out and find a legendary (ho-oh luigia ect.) when you find a legendary use a qouick ball and press L AND are several times thats how I got my Giratina!

Good Luck!

Dialga/pelkia or giratina

after trading over your 12th movie arceus,you are able to get to the shino runs from the ruins of alph.their you will find cynthia.she will take you to the ruins,you will be able to obtain a dialga,palkia,or garatina.all at lv1 (hg/ss)

Elite Four Pokemon / Levels

After Obtaining The Eight Johto Badges:

Will - Xatu Level 40, Exeggutor Level 41, Slowbro Level 41, Jynx Level 41, and Xatu Level 42

Koga - Ariados Level 40, Venomoth Level 41, Muk Level 42, Forretress Level 43, and Crobat Level 44

Bruno - Hitmontop Level 42, Hitmonchan Level 42, Hitmonlee Level 42, Onix Level 43, and Machamp Level 46

Karen - Vileplume Level 42, Umbreon Level 42, Murkrow Level 44, Gengar Level 45, and Houndoom Level 47

Lance - Gyarados Level 44, Charizard Level 48, Aerodactyl Level 48, Dragonite Level 49, Dragonite Level 49, and Dragonite Level 50

After Obtaining The Eight Kanto Badges:

Will - Bronzong Level 58, Grumpig Level 59, Slowbro Level 60, Jynx Level 60, Gardevoir Level 61, a..

Best Location To Attack EV Train

The best location to Attack EV Train is on the Second Floor of Mt. Silver (Surf). There is 100% chance of either Seaking or Goldeen appearing. These Pokemon will be between Level 30 and 50. Your Pokemon will receive 1 Attack EV Point for every Goldeen it defeats; 2 Attack EV Points for every Seaking. That's 2 Attack EV Points for every Goldeen and 4 Attack EV Points for every Seaking, if your Pokemon has Pokerus.

How to get rayquaza

after trading over kyoger or groudon from their respective games,show them to prof.elm.he will give you the green orb.then take it to the same cave you found groudon/kyoger in.rayquaza will be at lv50

Latias and latios

after reaching the fan club,steven ston will confront you,saying that it has been roaming kanto.both at lv50(hg/ss)

Best Location To Speed EV Train

The best location to Speed EV Train is in the Cliff Edge Gate (Super Rod). There is a 90% chance that Magikarp appears. The Magikarp will all be at Level 40. Your Pokemon will receive 1 Speed EV Point for every Magikarp it defeats. That's 2 Speed EV Points for every Magikarp if your Pokemon has Pokerus.


found in kento articuno is found at seafoam islands,zaptos at the powerplant,and motress at mt.silver.all at lv50(hg/ss)

Finding A Metagross

First, get a Pineco. Then, level it up to Lv. 31-40, so it evolves into Foretress. Go to Silph. Co and talk with Steven. Make sure Foretress is Lv. 50+. Trade to get Beldum and level up twice. It will be a Metagross. For maximum ponage, Teach hammer arm and magnet rise with a heart scale.

Pokemon Type Match-ups

Okay, this chart will display what type of Pokemon moves are super effective and not very effective on Pokemon types.

Bug - Super Effective against: Dark, Grass, Psychic. Not Very Effective against: Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Poison, Steel

Dark - Super Effective against: Ghost, Psychic. Not Very Effective against: Dark, Fighting, Steel.

Dragon - Super Effective against: Dragon. Not Very Effective against: Steel.

Electric - Super Effective against: Flying, Water. Not Very Effective against: Dragon, Electric, Grass. No Effect against: Ground.

Fighting - Super Effective against: Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel. Not Very Effective against: Bug, Flying, Poison, Psychic. No Effect against: Ghost.

Fire - Super Effective agai..

Finding the day of the week siblings in Johto

Monica(Monday) is on the the beach near the entrance to route 40, west of Olivine city. She is right next to the battle frontier. The first time you meet her she will give you a Sharp Beak and after meeting all of the siblings she will give you the Alert Ribbon.

Tuscany(Tuesday) is almost in the middle of route 29, on the first ledge you reach after heading west from New Bark Town. The first time you meet her she will give you a TwistedSpoon and after you meet all of the siblings she will give you the Shock Ribbon.

Wesley (Wednesday) is at the Lake of Rage. You will find him in a dead end among the maze of trees. The first time you meet him he will give you the Black Belt and after meeting all of the siblings he will give you the Downcast Ribbon.


Leveling up

I don't know how many people know this but once you get past the elite four you can rebattle them anytime you want. By the time you reach lv.80 it's really hard to level up nut go through the elite four agian and you can gain like 2 levels

Ditto Glitch

Okay I randomly discovered this glitch last night. This will let you get a Ditto with moves other then transform. You will need the following: Some Pokeballs (To catch the ditto with.), and a Pokemon with the move rage and has three moves you want Ditto to know. Make sure you have the Pokemon with the desired moves in the first slot of your party. Fly to Goldenrod and go down to the daycare center. Start running around in the grass next to the daycare center. After awhile you should run into a wild Ditto. Let the Ditto transform into your Pokemon before catching it. After you catch the Ditto check it's moves, it should have the same moves as the Pokemon you battled it with had. You can put Ditto in your PC, heal it, battle with it, or trade it and it will keep the moves it copied. This g..

How to get to ecruteak city

if u cant figure it out heres how.

1.defeat the goldenrod gym leader.

2.go to the flower shop.

3.get the squirt bottle from clerk

.4.go to where u see an odd tree.(it is a sudowoodo)

5.tap check and us squirt bottle.

6.defeat or catch the odd tree with great or ultra ball and go north.Ta-Da!

How to get 10.000money easy!!

Go to the Alph Ruins,then go in the big room on the right side and find an Item. This Item is 10.000 money.

How to get Lugia in HS and Ho-Oh in SS

In just 10 Simple steps!

1. You MUST have the clear bell which is obtained in the middle of game.

2. You MUST beat Elite 4.

3. Fly to Pewter city.

4. Find old man in pewter city. He is outside.

5. Talk to him.

6. Obtain Rainbow wing(For Ho-Oh)/Silver wing(For Lugia).

7.Go to Bell tower for Ho-Oh/Whirl Islands for Lugia.

8.Climb bell tower. Navigate threw caves on whirl islands.

9.Catch Ho-Oh/Lugia.


Unlock 8 Bit Music

Talk to the music designer in Celadon when you have collected ALL 16 badges and you will unlock the 8-bit originals from the original Gold/Silver games.

Keep Kenya the Spearow

When you get the Kenya the Spearow with mail to deliver to the person on Route 31, take the mail, and then attach it to any other Pokemon. When you deliver the mail, the person will say they don't know the Pokemon, but will accept the mail anyhow. Since you are not Kenya's OT, you get 1.5 times EXP, as though you got her in a trade.

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