Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

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  • Pokémon HeartGold
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PokemonHGSSBox.jpg
North American box art for Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver, depicting the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh and Lugia respectively.
Developer(s)Game Freak
Publisher(s)
Director(s)Shigeki Morimoto
Producer(s)
Artist(s)Takao Unno
Writer(s)
  • Akihito Tomisawa
  • Kenji Matsushima
  • Toshinobu Matsumiya
Composer(s)
  • Go Ichinose
  • Shota Kageyama
  • Hitomi Sato
  • Junichi Masuda
  • Takuto Kitsuta
SeriesPokémon
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
Release
  • JP: 12 September 2009
  • NA: 14 March 2010
  • AU: 25 March 2010
  • EU: 26 March 2010[a]
Genre(s)Role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Pokémon HeartGold Version[b] and Pokémon SoulSilver Version[c] are 2009 remakes of the 1999 Game Boy Color role-playing video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, also including features from Pokémon Crystal. The games are part of the fourth generation of the Pokémon video game series and were developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Gold and Silver, the games were released in Japan on September 12, 2009, and were later released in other regions during March 2010.

HeartGold and SoulSilver take place in the Johto and Kanto region of the franchise's fictional universe, which features special creatures called Pokémon. The basic goal of the game is to become the best Pokémon trainer in both the Johto and Kanto regions, which is done by raising and cataloging Pokémon and defeating other trainers.

Game director Shigeki Morimoto aimed to respect the feelings of those who played the previous games, while also ensuring that it felt like a new game to those that were introduced to the series in more recent years. The games have received positive reviews from critics, and as of March 2014, the games' combined sales have reached 12.72 million, making the two games combined the eighth best-selling DS video games of all time.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

A pre-teenaged boy with black hair and a black and yellow baseball cap stands inside a dark, rocky, cave-like area. A small, blue, crocodile-like Pokémon stands behind him. Standing elsewhere in the area are two young men and one young woman, all wearing black clothes and beanies, and two small, pink, quadrupedal Pokémon.
The player first encounters a member of Team Rocket in Slowpoke Well. The player's Totodile, which is one of the game's three starter Pokémon, follows him.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are role-playing video games with adventure elements. The basic mechanics of the games are largely the same as their predecessors'. As with all Pokémon games for handheld consoles, gameplay is viewed from a third-person overhead perspective, and consists of three basic screens: a field map, in which the player navigates the main character; a battle screen; and the menu, in which the player configures their party, items, or gameplay settings. The player begins the game with one Pokémon and can capture more using Poké Balls.[2]

When the player encounters a wild Pokémon or is challenged by a trainer to a battle, the screen switches to a turn-based battle screen where the Pokémon fight. During battle, the player may use a move, use an item, switch the active Pokémon, or flee. Fleeing is not an option during battles against trainers. Pokémon have hit points (HP), which is displayed during battles; when a Pokémon's HP is reduced to zero, it faints and cannot battle unless taken to a Pokémon Center or healed or revived with a Pokémon skill or an item, typically a 'revive' medicine. If the player's Pokémon defeats the opposing Pokémon (causes it to faint), it receives experience points. After accumulating enough experience points, it will level up; most Pokémon evolve into a new species of Pokémon when they reach a certain level, or when certain conditions are met, such as how much a Pokémon statistically 'likes' its trainer.[2]

New features[edit]

Pokéwalker

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the first Pokémon in the player's party can follow them in the overworld, echoing a mechanic in Pokémon Yellow where Pikachu follows the player. This mechanic was also used in a limited fashion in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum when the player is in Amity Park with a "cute" Pokémon. The player may talk to the Pokémon to see or check on how that Pokémon is feeling, and occasionally it may pick up items.[3] Additionally, a pedometer was bundled with each copy of the games called a "Pokéwalker", which allows players to transfer Pokémon from the game into the device and walk around with them, earning "watts" in the process, which can be exchanged for in-game rewards.[3]

A new minigame called the Pokéathlon[d] uses the Nintendo DS touchscreen and allows Pokémon to compete in events such as hurdling.[4] The Japanese versions retain slot machines found in previous games, while the international releases of the titles replace the slot machines with a new game called "Voltorb Flip", described as a cross between Minesweeper and Picross.[5] Another new item, the GB Sounds, changes the background music to the original chiptune music from Pokémon Gold and Silver.[6]

Connectivity to other devices[edit]

HeartGold and SoulSilver can access the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (since discontinued) to trade, battle, and interact with other players of these games, as well as players of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.[4] After completing a special Wi-Fi mission download on Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, the player can send a Deoxys to HeartGold and SoulSilver.[7]

Setting and story[edit]

A map of Johto and Kanto.

Similar to Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver take place in the Johto and Kanto regions of the franchise's fictional universe. The universe centers on the existence of creatures, called Pokémon, with special abilities. The silent protagonist is a young Pokémon trainer who lives in a small town referred to as New Bark Town. At the beginning of the games, the player chooses either a Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile as their starter Pokémon from Professor Elm. After performing a delivery for the professor and obtaining a Pokédex from Professor Oak, he decides to let the player keep the Pokémon and start them on a journey.

The goal of the game is to become the best trainer in Johto and Kanto, which is done by raising Pokémon, completing a catalogue of Pokémon called a Pokédex, defeating the eight Gym Leaders in Johto for Gym Badges, challenging the best trainers in the region known as the Elite Four and the Champion, and then subsequently defeating the eight Gym Leaders in the Kanto region. Finally, the player may face off against Red atop Mt. Silver, who serves as the game's final boss.

Throughout the game, the player will battle against members of Team Rocket, a criminal organization originally from Kanto. They were originally defeated by the protagonist of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, and have attempted to come back as an organization, while awaiting the return of their leader, Giovanni. To attempt to contact him, they take over the radio tower and broadcast a message calling out to him.

While being the remakes of Gold and Silver, the games tie in plot elements of Crystal as well, such as the added emphasis on Suicune over the other legendary beasts, as well as the post-ending Battle Frontier; in Crystal, only the Battle Tower was available. Additionally, Johto and Kanto were given Generation IV features such as the Pal Park.

During certain points in the game, the player's rival will battle the protagonist in a test of skills. Additionally, the player will encounter Kimono Girls, who ask the player to do small favors—such as defeating a Team Rocket grunt—throughout the Johto region. After battling all of them in a row, they proceed to the area where the player encounters the game's legendary Pokémon mascot, Ho-Oh in HeartGold and Lugia in SoulSilver, and perform a dance to summon them. As per the originals, the other legendary Pokémon can be obtained later on.

Development[edit]

HeartGold and SoulSilver were released in 2009, ten years after Gold and Silver's initial release for the Game Boy Color. Shigeki Morimoto, the games' director, commented on the development of the remakes: "The first thing that I knew I needed to bear in mind was to respect the feelings of those people who'd played Gold and Silver ten years before. I think that players have very strong memories of the game, so they'd think things like 'Ah, this trainer is still strong' and 'If I do this here, this is going to happen'. I knew I needed to respect these feelings."[8] However, Morimoto also felt he needed to make sure that the games would feel as new games to those who began playing Pokémon in recent years on the Game Boy Advance or the Nintendo DS.[8] An in-game author surrogate of Game Freak's President in Celadon City states that the team strove to make a game that would appeal to players with fond memories without "redoing the same thing". He also states that making the game was a "rewarding challenge".[9] On the differences between the remakes and the originals and how the names bore out of that, Morimoto said "With HeartGold and SoulSilver, the way in which trainers and Pokémon relate has become a major theme and this has been added to the story. We came up with the titles HeartGold and SoulSilver as we decided these were appropriate to express this theme."[8] HeartGold and SoulSilver introduced many new features that were absent in the original Gold and Silver, several of which came from the previously released Nintendo DS Pokémon games, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.[8]

Release and promotion[edit]

Rumors that Nintendo planned to remake Pokémon Gold and Silver started circulating in early May 2009 after the Japanese television show Pokémon Sunday ended by announcing a "world-exclusive first announcement" that would be made on its next show. Kris Pigna of 1UP.com speculated that this alluded to a possible remake of Gold and Silver for the Nintendo DS, due to gold and silver disco balls hanging in the background. Pigna further reasoned that this would be consistent with the previously released titles Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen which were enhanced remakes of the original Pokémon Red and Blue.[10] Several days later, Nintendo officially confirmed that Gold and Silver were being remade as HeartGold and SoulSilver and released their official logos. It was also announced that the games would contain numerous updates, although they declined to reveal any specifics.[11] The games were released for the Nintendo DS on September 12, 2009 in Japan to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the original Gold and Silver release.[12] Junichi Masuda stated on his blog that "we, Game Freak have spent long and firm time developing above two titles [sic]", and that "'Pokémon Gold & Silver' will be back with far more excitement."[13]

At the 2009 Pokémon World Championships, Nintendo stated that HeartGold and SoulSilver would be released in North America between the months of January and March, Europe sometime around May and June, and Australia in April. "Announcing these much-anticipated game launches at The Pokémon World Championships allows us to give the news directly to the legions of fans who represent the true heart and soul of Pokémon," a spokesperson said.[14] As the games approached release, from February 27 to March 13, 2010, North American video game retailer GameStop hosted a promotion in which players of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum could use the games' "Mystery Gift" function to download a free Jirachi Pokémon to their game.[15] A "Pikachu-colored Pichu" could be downloaded using Wi-Fi that, when taken to the Ilex Forest in-game, unlocked a "Spiky-eared Pichu".[16] The games were released in North America on March 14, 2010,[17] in Australia on March 25, 2010,[18] and in Europe on March 26, 2010[19] except in the Netherlands and Dutch speaking Belgium where they released on April 2, 2010.

Audio[edit]

Nintendo DS Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Music Super Complete,[e] a three-disc soundtrack featuring music scored by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Shota Kageyama, and Takuto Kitsuta, was released in Japan on October 28, 2009.[20]

Disc 1
No. Track Title (Japanese) Track Title (English Translation) Composer Arranger
1 オープニングデモ Opening Demo Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Morikazu Aoki
Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Morikazu Aoki
2 タイトル Title Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
3 冒険をはじめよう! Let's Begin the Adventure! Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
4 ワカバタウン New Bark Town Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
5 連れて行く Taking You Along Junichi Masuda Hitomi Sato
6 コトネ Lyra Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
7 ウツギけんきゅうじょ Elm Research Laboratory Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
8 たいせつなどうぐをもらった! Key Item Received! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
9 29ばんどうろ Route 29 Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
10 戦闘!野生ポケモン (ジョウト) Battle! Wild Pokémon (Johto) Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
11 野生ポケモンに勝利! Won Against the Wild Pokémon! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
12 レベルアップ! Level Up! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
13 ヨシノシティ Cherrygrove City Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
14 連れて行く2 Bringing Along 2 Junichi Masuda Hitomi Sato
15 ポケモンセンター Pokémon Center Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
16 回復 Recovery Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
17 視線!男の子1 Glance! Boy 1 Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
18 戦闘!トレーナー (ジョウト) Battle! Trainer (Johto) Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
19 トレーナーに勝利! Won Against the Trainer! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
20 30ばんどうろ Route 30 Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
21 図鑑評価…だめだめ Pokédex Assessment... No Good Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
22 キキョウシティ Violet City Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
23 マダツボミのとう Sprout Tower Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
24 視線!坊主 Glance! Sage Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
25 フレンドリィショップ Pokémart Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
26 ポケモンのタマゴをもらった! Received a Pokémon Egg! Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
27 まいこはん Kimono Girl Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
28 つながりのどうくつ Union Cave Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
29 どうぐをひろった! Picked Up an Item! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
30 アルフのいせき Ruins of Alph Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
31 ラジオ「アンノーン」 Radio "Unown" Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
32 図鑑評価…まだまだ Pokédex Assessment... Getting There Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
33 ヒワダタウン Azalea Town Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
34 視線!ロケット団 Glance! Team Rocket Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
35 戦闘!ロケット団 Battle! Team Rocket Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
36 34ばんどうろ Route 34 Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
37 ライバル登場! Enter the Rival! Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
38 戦闘!ライバル Battle! Rival Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
39 進化 Evolution Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
40 進化おめでとう! Congratulations on Evolving! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
41 コガネシティ Goldenrod City Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
42 ジム Gym Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
43 戦闘!ジムリーダー (ジョウト) Battle! Gym Leader (Johto) Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
44 ジムリーダーに勝利! Won Against the Gym Leader! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
45 リーグバッジをもらった! Received a League Badge! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
46 ラジオ「ポケモンチャンネル」 Radio "Pokémon Channel" Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
47 ラジオ「アオイのあいことば」 Radio "Buena's Password" Morikazu Aoki Hitomi Sato
48 わざマシンをもらった! Received a TM! Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
49 コガネゲームコーナー Goldenrod Game Corner Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
50 スロット当たり! A Win at Slots! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
51 アクセサリーゲット Got an Accessory Hitomi Sato Shota Kageyama
52 グローバルターミナル Global Terminal Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
53 GTS GTS Go Ichinose
Hitomi Sato
Hitomi Sato
54 図鑑評価…がんばって! Pokédex Assessment... Keep At It! Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
55 じてんしゃ Bicycle Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
56 視線!女の子1 Glance! Girl 1 Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
57 ポケギアに登録! Registered in the Pokégear! Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
58 しぜんこうえん National Park Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
59 きのみゲット Got a Berry Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
60 エンジュシティ Ecruteak City Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
61 かぶれんじょう Dance Theater Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
62 やけたとう Burned Tower Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
63 ミナキ Eusine Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
64 ラジオ「オーキドはかせのポケモン講座」 Radio "Professor Oak's Pokémon Talk" Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
65 図鑑評価…なかなか Pokédex Assessment... Not Bad Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
66 38ばんどうろ Route 38 Junichi Masuda Hitomi Sato
67 ラジオ「ポケモンマーチ」 Radio "Pokémon March" Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
68 戦闘!ライコウ Battle! Raikou Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
69 アサギのとうだい Olivine Lighthouse Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
70 なみのり Surf Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
71 タンバシティ Cianwood City Go Ichinose Hitomi Sato
72 ポケモンをあずかった! Looked After a Pokémon! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
73 42ばんどうろ Route 42 Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
74 かいでんぱ High-Frequency Sound Waves Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
75 ロケットだんアジト Team Rocket Hideout Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
76 視線!怪しい人1 Glance! Suspicious Person 1 Go Ichinose Hitomi Sato
77 ライバル登場!2 Enter the Rival! 2 Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
Shota Kageyama
78 ラジオとう占拠! Radio Tower Infiltrated! Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
79 こおりのぬけみち Ice Path Junichi Masuda Hitomi Sato
80 わざわすれ Forgetting a Move Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
81 りゅうのあな Dragon's Den Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
82 イブキ Clair Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
83 戦闘!エンテイ Battle! Entei Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
84 スズのとう Tin Tower Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
85 縁寿の舞 Dance of Ecruteak Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
86 ホウオウ光臨! Ho-Oh Visits! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
87 戦闘!ホウオウ Battle! Ho-Oh Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
Disc 2
No. Track Title (Japanese) Track Title (English Translation) Composer Arranger
1 26ばんどうろ Route 26 Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
2 こうそくせん High Speed Vessel Go Ichinose Takuto Kitsuta
3 クチバシティ Vermilion City Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
4 戦闘!ジムリーダー (カントー) Battle! Gym Leader (Kanto) Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
5 シオンタウン Lavender Town Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Takuto Kitsuta
6 イワヤマトンネル Rock Tunnel Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
7 戦闘!野生ポケモン (カントー) Battle! Wild Pokémon (Kanto) Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
8 図鑑評価…あといっぽ! Pokédex Assessment... Just a Little More! Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
9 ハナダシティ Cerulean City Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
10 24ばんどうろ Route 24 Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
11 リニア Magnet Train Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
12 ラジオ「ポケモンこもりうた」 Radio "Pokémon Lullaby" Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
13 戦闘!スイクン Battle! Suicune Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
14 タマムシシティ Celadon City Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
15 ヒビキ Ethan Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
16 11ばんどうろ Route 11 Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
17 ラジオ「ポケモンのふえ」 Radio "Poké Flute" Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
18 トキワのもり Viridian Forest Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Takuto Kitsuta
19 視線!男の子2 Glance! Boy 2 Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
20 ニビシティ Pewter City Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
21 3ばんどうろ Route 3 Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
22 視線!怪しい人2 Glance! Suspicious Person 2 Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
23 おつきみやま Mt. Moon Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
24 1ばんどうろ Route 1 Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
25 マサラタウン Pallet Town Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta
26 オーキドはかせ Professor Oak Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
27 図鑑評価…かんぺき! Pokédex Assessment... Complete! Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
28 視線!女の子2 Glance! Girl 2 Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
29 戦闘!トレーナー (カントー) Battle! Trainer (Kanto) Junichi Masuda Hitomi Sato
30 グレンじま Cinnabar Island Junichi Masuda Hitomi Sato
31 47ばんどうろ Route 47 Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
32 サファリゾーンゲート Safari Zone Gate Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
33 サファリゾーン Safari Zone Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
34 ラジオ「バラエティチャンネル」 Radio "Variety Channel" Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
35 むしとりたいかい始まる! Bug-Catching Contest Begins! Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
36 むしとりたいかい Bug-Catching Contest Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
37 むしとりたいかいで3位! 3rd Place in the Bug-Catching Contest! Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
38 むしとりたいかいで2位! 2nd Place in the Bug-Catching Contest! Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
39 むしとりたいかいで優勝! Winner of the Bug-Catching Contest! Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
40 ポケスロン・会場 Pokéathlon: Assembly Hall Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
41 ポケスロン・ジャージに着替えた! Pokéathlon: Changed into the Jersey! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
42 ポケスロン・開会式 Pokéathlon: Opening Ceremony Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
43 ポケスロン・競技開始! Pokéathlon: Match Begins! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
44 ポケスロン・競技中! Pokéathlon: Match! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
45 ポケスロン・現在1位! Pokéathlon: Currently 1st Place! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
46 ポケスロン・決勝戦! Pokéathlon: Finals! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
47 ポケスロン・結果発表 Pokéathlon: Announcement of Results Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
48 ポケスロン・表彰式 Pokéathlon: Awards Ceremony Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
49 ポケスロンで優勝! Win the Pokéathlon! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
50 ふしぎなおくりもの Mystery Gift Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
51 バトルタワーうけつけ Battle Tower Reception Desk Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
52 バトルタワー (ジョウト) Battle Tower Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
53 バトルポイントをもらった! Received Battle Points! Satoshi Nohara Shota Kageyama
54 バトルファクトリー Battle Factory Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
55 バトルステージ Battle Hall Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
56 バトルルーレット Battle Arcade Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
57 バトルルーレットでBPをもらった! Received BP at the Battle Arcade! Satoshi Nohara Shota Kageyama
58 バトルキャッスル Battle Castle Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
59 キャッスルポイントをもらった! Received Castle Points! Satoshi Nohara Shota Kageyama
60 戦闘!フロンティアブレーン Battle! Frontier Brain Go Ichinose
Hitomi Sato
Hitomi Sato
61 フロンティアブレーンに勝利! Won Against the Frontier Brain! Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
62 ラジオ「トレーナーチャンネル」 Radio "Trainer Channel" Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
63 ぐるぐるこうかん Spin Trade Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
64 Wi-Fi通信 Wi-Fi Communication Go Ichinose Hitomi Sato
65 Wi-Fiひろば Wi-Fi Plaza Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
66 Wi-Fiひろば・ひろばゲーム Wi-Fi Plaza: Plaza Game Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
67 どんどんソーナンスをクリア! Cleared Wobbuffet Pop! Satoshi Nohara Shota Kageyama
68 Wi-Fiひろば・パレード Wi-Fi Plaza: Parade Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
69 ラジオ「101ばんどうろ」 Radio "Route 101" Morikazu Aoki Shota Kageyama
70 ラジオ「201ばんどうろ」 Radio "Route 201" Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
71 ポケウォーカー Pokéwalker Junichi Masuda
Shota Kageyama
Shota Kageyama
72 ギザみみピチュー登場! Enter Spiky-eared Pichu! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
73 視線!まいこはん Glance! Kimono Girl Go Ichinose Shota Kageyama
74 ルギア出現! Lugia Arrives! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
75 戦闘!ルギア Battle! Lugia Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
76 チャンピオンロード Victory Road Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
77 ポケモンリーグ Pokémon League Junichi Masuda Hitomi Sato
78 戦闘!チャンピオン Battle! Champion Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
79 殿堂入り Entering the Hall of Fame Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
80 エンディング Ending Go Ichinose Hitomi Sato
81 THE END THE END Go Ichinose Hitomi Sato
82 戦闘!超古代ポケモン Battle! Super-Ancient Pokémon Junichi Masuda Shota Kageyama
83 シント遺跡 Shinto Ruins Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
84 アルセウス Arceus Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
Disc 3
No. Track Title (Japanese) Track Title (English Translation) Composer Arranger Remark
1 オープニング Opening
~オープニングデモ ~Opening Demo Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
~オープニングデモ2 ~Opening Demo 2 Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
2 タイトル Title Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
3 ワカバタウン New Bark Town Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
4 連れて行く Bringing Along Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
5 ウツギけんきゅうじょ Elm Research Laboratory Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
6 29ばんどうろ Route 29 Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
7 戦闘!野生ポケモン (ジョウト) Battle! Wild Pokémon (Johto) Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
8 野生ポケモンに勝利! Won Against the Wild Pokémon! Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
9 ヨシノシティ Cherrygrove City Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
10 連れて行く2 Bringing Along 2 Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
11 ポケモンセンター Pokémon Center Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
12 視線!男の子1 Glance! Boy 1 Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
13 戦闘!トレーナー (ジョウト) Battle! Trainer (Johto) Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
14 トレーナーに勝利! Won Against the Trainer! Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
15 30ばんどうろ Route 30 Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
16 キキョウシティ Violet City Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
17 マダツボミのとう Sprout Tower Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
18 視線!坊主 Glance! Sage Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
19 フレンドリィショップ Pokémart Go Ichinose Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
20 つながりのどうくつ Union Cave Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
21 アルフのいせき Ruins of Alph Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
22 ヒワダタウン Azalea Town Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
23 視線!ロケット団 Glance! Team Rocket Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
24 戦闘!ロケット団 Battle! Team Rocket Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
25 34ばんどうろ Route 34 Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
26 ライバル登場! Enter the Rival! Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
27 戦闘!ライバル Battle! Rival Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
28 進化 Evolution Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
29 コガネシティ Goldenrod City Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
30 ジム Gym Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
31 戦闘!ジムリーダー (ジョウト) Battle! Gym Leader (Johto) Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
32 ジムリーダーに勝利! Won Against the Gym Leader! Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
33 コガネゲームコーナー Goldenrod Game Corner Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
34 グローバルターミナル Global Terminal Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
35 じてんしゃ Bicycle Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
36 視線!女の子1 Glance! Girl 1 Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
37 しぜんこうえん National Park Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
38 むしとりたいかい始まる! Bug-Catching Contest Begins! Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
39 むしとりたいかい Bug-Catching Contest Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
40 エンジュシティ Ecruteak City Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
41 かぶれんじょう Dance Theater Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
42 視線!まいこはん Glance! Kimono Girl Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
43 やけたとう Burned Tower Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
44 ミナキ Eusine Morikazu Aoki Morikazu Aoki
45 視線!怪しい人1 Glance! Suspicious Person 1 Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
46 38ばんどうろ Route 38 Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
47 アサギのとうだい Olivine Lighthouse Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
48 なみのり Surf Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
49 42ばんどうろ Route 42 Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
50 ロケットだんアジト Team Rocket Hideout Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
51 ライバル登場!2 Enter the Rival! 2 Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
52 ラジオとう占拠! Radio Tower Infiltrated! Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
53 スズのとう Tin Tower Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
54 戦闘!スイクン Battle! Suicune Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
55 こおりのぬけみち Ice Path Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
56 りゅうのあな Dragon's Den Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
57 イブキ Clair Morikazu Aoki Morikazu Aoki
58 26ばんどうろ Route 26 Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
59 こうそくせん High-Speed Ferry Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
60 クチバシティ Vermilion City Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
61 戦闘!ジムリーダー (カントー) Battle! Gym Leader (Kanto) Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
62 シオンタウン Lavender Town Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Go Ichinose
63 イワヤマトンネル Rock Tunnel Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
64 戦闘!野生ポケモン (カントー) Battle! Wild Pokémon (Kanto) Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
65 ハナダシティ Cerulean City Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
66 24ばんどうろ Route 24 Junichi Masuda Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
67 リニア Magnet Train Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
68 タマムシシティ Celadon City Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
69 11ばんどうろ Route 11 Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
70 トキワのもり Viridian Forest Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose
Go Ichinose
71 視線!男の子2 Glance! Boy 2 Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
72 ニビシティ Pewter City Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
73 3ばんどうろ Route 3 Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
74 視線!怪しい人2 Glance! Suspicious Person 2 Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
75 おつきみやま Mt. Moon Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
76 1ばんどうろ Route 1 Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
77 マサラタウン Pallet Town Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
78 オーキドはかせ Professor Oak Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
79 視線!女の子2 Glance! Girl 2 Junichi Masuda Morikazu Aoki
80 戦闘!トレーナー (カントー) Battle! Trainer (Kanto) Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
81 グレンじま Cinnabar Island Junichi Masuda Hitomi Sato Not G/S/C
82 47ばんどうろ Route 47 Hitomi Sato Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
83 サファリゾーンゲート Safari Zone Gate Hitomi Sato Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
84 サファリゾーン Safari Zone Hitomi Sato Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
85 ポケモンチャンネルメドレー! Pokémon Channel Medley!
~ラジオ「ポケモンチャンネル」 ~Radio "Pokémon Channel" Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
~ラジオ「アオイのあいことば」 ~Radio "Buena's Password" Morikazu Aoki Morikazu Aoki
~ラジオ「アンノーン」 ~Radio "Unown" Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
~ラジオ「ポケモンマーチ」 ~Radio "Pokémon March" Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
~ラジオ「ポケモンこもりうた」 ~Radio "Pokémon Lullaby" Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
~ラジオ「ポケモンのふえ」 ~Radio "Poké Flute" Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
~ラジオ「オーキドはかせのポケモン講座」 ~Radio "Professor Oak's Pokémon Talk" Junichi Masuda Go Ichinose
86 ポケスロン・会場 Pokéathlon: Assembly Hall Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama Not G/S/C
87 ポケスロン・開会式 Pokéathlon: Opening Ceremony Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama
Takuto Kitsuta
Not G/S/C
88 ポケスロン・競技開始! Pokéathlon: Match Begins! Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama Not G/S/C
89 ポケスロン・競技中! Pokéathlon: Match! Shota Kageyama Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
90 ポケスロン・決勝戦! Pokéathlon: Finals! Shota Kageyama Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
91 ポケスロン・結果発表 Pokéathlon: Announcement of Results Shota Kageyama Shota Kageyama Not G/S/C
92 ポケスロン・表彰式 Pokéathlon: Awards Ceremony Shota Kageyama Takuto Kitsuta Not G/S/C
93 バトルタワーうけつけ Battle Tower Reception Desk Morikazu Aoki Morikazu Aoki
94 バトルタワー (ジョウト) Battle Tower Morikazu Aoki Morikazu Aoki
95 チャンピオンロード Victory Road Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
96 ポケモンリーグ Pokémon League Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
97 戦闘!チャンピオン Battle! Champion Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
98 殿堂入り Entering the Hall of Fame Junichi Masuda Junichi Masuda
99 エンディング Ending
~エンディング ~Ending Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
~THE END ~THE END Go Ichinose Go Ichinose

Reception[edit]

Pre-release[edit]

In response to the news confirming the development of HeartGold and SoulSilver, fans posted their reactions and commentary on the Internet. In particular, IGN editor Jack DeVries reasoned that the primary reason for the updated games was to be compatible with Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, allowing players to collect old Pokémon species that were previously unobtainable in the new games. He also expressed skepticism that the new titles could match the quality of the originals; stating, "For me, Gold and Silver were amazing because they introduced so many new features that have since become standards for the series. It was the first, and only, time the Pokémon games have made such a significant expansion. These days we're lucky if we get a new feature that invisibly changes the strategic elements of the game." He reminisced over the qualities that made Gold and Silver truly unique, including the full color support, internal clock, Pokémon breeding, and PokéGear.[21] Several months later, after DeVries had played through some of the game, he wrote, "so far I like what I see, even if it all feels very familiar and formulaic at this point."[4]

Critical response[edit]

The games' reception has been positive, holding an aggregate score of 87 on Metacritic. The titles are among the top 20 rated DS games on the site.[36] Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu awarded the games a composite score of 37 out of 40 based on four individual reviews, of which the ratings were 9, 10, 9, and 9. The reviewers praised the games for retaining much of the quality that drew them to the original Gold and Silver. The only drawback mentioned was that the games brought "no major surprises".[28] Nintendo Power gave the games one of the highest scores, remarking on its replay value though criticizing shortly about no improvement in graphic animation for Pokémon sprites.[37] Official Nintendo Magazine stated that they were the best Pokémon games yet.[34] Game Informer's Annette Gonzalez stated "Even though the classic Pokémon formula still works as evidenced by HeartGold. I can’t help but hope for a new Pokémon title that breaks some new ground."[29]

IGN's Craig Harris said that the titles were "like a gap filler to make the wait for a new Pokémon game just a little more bearable".[33] Jim Sterling of Destructoid stated, "While it is, at its core, the same game that you've played many years ago, it still manages to feel new and the updated features bolster the original experience in a manner that never intrudes and only enhances".[38] 1UP.com's Justin Haywald stated that "HeartGold and SoulSilver is easily the best Pokémon game yet".[26] VideoGamer.com reviewer Jamin Smith said, "With HeartGold and SoulSilver the Pokémon series has reached a point where it can't get any better."[35] Eurogamer's Keza MacDonald gave the games a 9/10, stating "They combine everything that was best about the older Pokémon games", citing the Pokémon designs and improved graphics and battle system.[27] GamePro's McKinley Noble stated that "it's clear that this is a perfect experience for both old-school trainers and the newest generation of Pokémon fans."[30] GameZone's Cliff Bakehorn III said, "There is not a doubt in my mind: Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are the pinnacle of the entire series."[32] Nathan Meunier of GameSpot gave the games one of the lower scores, criticizing them for a lack of innovation.[31] GamesRadar attributed the game's success to being a remake of classic games.

HeartGold and SoulSilver won the Golden Joystick Award for Portable Game of the Year in 2010,[39] the first Golden Joystick Award win for the series.[citation needed]

Sales[edit]

In Japan, the games sold over 1.48 million units within the first two days of release, topping the Japanese sales chart that week.[40] Within two weeks, the games had sold a combined total of over 2.00 million units.[41] By December 18, 2009, the games' Japanese sales totals had surpassed 3.22 million.[42] In Australia, over 50,000  units sold in one week.[43] In the United States, the games managed collective sales of 1.73 million in their first month, with the SoulSilver version selling 1.01 million and HeartGold selling 0.76 million units. The combined sales of the two games made them the highest-selling games of March 2010.[44] By May 6, 2010, the games had sold 8.40 million units worldwide,[45] and the games reached 10 million sales worldwide by the end of July 2010.[46] As of September 2017, the games' combined sales have reached 12.72 million.[47]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2 April 2010 in the Netherlands and Dutch speaking Belgium
  2. ^ Japanese: ポケットモンスターハートゴールド, Hepburn: Poketto Monsutā Hātogōrudo, "Pocket Monsters: HeartGold"
  3. ^ Japanese: ポケットモンスターソウルシルバー, Hepburn: Poketto Monsutā Sōrushirubā, "Pocket Monsters: SoulSilver"
  4. ^ Pokéthlon in Japan
  5. ^ Japanese: ニンテンドーDS ポケモン ハートゴールド&ソウルシルバー ミュージック・スーパーコンプリート, Hepburn: Nintendō DS Pokemon Hātogōrudo ando Sōrushirubā Myūjikku Sūpā Konpurīto

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