11 years ago, on September 12, 2009, “Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver” for Nintendo DS was released.
As you can see from the title, it is a remake of “Pokémon Gold and Silver” which was released in 1999. It is a remake of “Pokémon Gold and Silver” released in 1999. The first three Pokémon you get are Hinoarashi, Alligator, and Chickorita. The legendary Pokémon that adorned the package were Houou and Lugia.
One of the unique points of this game was that a special pedometer called “Pokéwalker” was bundled with the software. It had a round shape based on a monster ball, with an LCD screen and an infrared communication function, which must have been quite a surprise.
You could choose one of the Pokémon you had caught during the main game and take it out to the Pokéwalker, where it would become attached to you and gain experience based on the number of steps it took. You could also play mini-games by using the watts (W) you accumulated as you walked, and you could enjoy Pokéwalker by itself by catching wild Pokémon and getting hidden items. I liked to read the picture diary of my Pokémon’s activities while I was out, and I remember checking it every time I took my Pokémon back to my Nintendo DS.
One of the appeals of the game was that you could walk around the field with your Pokémon, just like Pikachu in Pokémon Pikachu. After all, all Pokémon are eligible in this game. It’s great that the game supports different colours, as it should. If you turned around and talked to them, you could see their little reactions, which was really endearing. It’s not like I was talking to him just for the pawns I could pick up from time to time.
The original version of the game was for the Game Boy, so of course the visuals were much improved. In particular, the battle scenes and event staging are powerfully new. Even if you’ve already experienced the game, you’ll probably think it’s something else. The new “Pokéthron” competition can be played by up to four players in multiplayer, so I’m sure there are people who have competed with their friends. There are also a number of features that make use of the touch screen of the Nintendo DS, which makes for a more comfortable experience.
This game was a remake, but speaking of remakes, “Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl”, a remake of “Pokemon Diamond Pearl”, is scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021. It was one of the most popular games in the series, so we are looking forward to its release.