Game Trivia

  • In Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a special "MICHINA" Arceus was distributed at Toys R Us stores. This Arceus was first interesting as it knew three moves it normally never can learn: Roar of Time, Spacial Rend, and Shadow Force, which are interestingly the signature moves of Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, respectively, the three dimension-governing Pokemon Arceus was claimed in Sinnoh-region lore to have created after the universe so as to govern it. The Arceus would be able to take you to the Sinjoh Ruins, "Sinjoh" being an amalgamation of the words "Sinnoh" and "Johto" (since Arceus originally was Sinnoh-native, and HG/SS take place in Johto): there, you can find three Eggs and take one, which will hatch into a Level 1 Dialga, Palkia, or Giratina.

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  • In Pokemon SoulSilver, Goldeen's entry in the Pokedex states its speed as 5 knots per hour while knots are not used to measure but of speed. This error oddly is not in Pokemon HeartGold.

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  • Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are the first games that show the influence of Nature on a Pokemon's stats: in their Summary screen, if the stat is lowered 10% by Nature the stat's name is blue, and red if it is raised by 10%. This later became tradition for the series.

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  • There is an event coded into this game in Ilex Forest. If you bring a specific Shiny Pichu there that was distributed back in 2010, you can go to the shrine in the forest and find a Spiky-Eared Pichu. This is a reference to the Pokemon movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life in which you can see a Shiny Pichu befriend a unique Spiky-Eared Pichu. This Spiky-Eared Pichu can understandably not be traded to Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum as the event hadn't even been conceived then. However, what is more confusing and as-of-yet unknown is why the Spiky-Eared Pichu cannot be brought to Pokemon Black/White, later-released Pokemon games, and even more confusing as to why Pokemon Black/White 2 cannot have it, for there was ample time for it be coded in between 2010 and 2012. This makes the Spiky-Eared Pichu the only one Pokemon from the DS era that cannot be brought to the 3DS games.

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  • The pedometer - called the Pokewalker - included with Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver is actually the most accurate pedometer of its time, per an Iowa State University study.

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  • Unlike in Pokemon Gold and Silver, in Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver you are required to battle Ho-Oh and Lugia respectively.

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  • Unlike Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, you can now see how many Kanto and Johto Gym Badges you have in Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver.

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  • Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are the first Pokemon games that were available in Canada in both English and French, and in Latin America in both English and Spanish.

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  • Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver were released ten years after the initial release of Pokemon Gold/Silver in Japan, and also exactly 11 years to the day after Pokemon Yellow.

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  • Entei, Suicune, and Raikou have their own special battle themes in Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, remixed from their own unique themes in Pokemon Crystal.

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  • Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver contain the League Champions of every region represented thus far in the series: Blue and Red of Kanto, Lance of Pokemon Gold/Silver, Steven Stone of Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire, and Cynthia of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. Only Wallace of Pokemon Emerald - the expansion version of Ruby/Sapphire - is left unseen.

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  • Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are notably the remakes of the GBC Pokemon Gold and Silver games. Obviously, this comes with a number of changes, although much of the formula remains the same. However, Game Freak did make one special change to this: your Pokemon can now follow you in the field. This is much akin to the style of Pokemon Yellow in which your Pikachu will be able to follow you around: in fact, Pokemon Yellow (not even G/S/C) is the only prior incidence of this!

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  • The Tin Tower that was present in the original Pokemon Gold/Silver was renamed the Bell Tower for Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver.

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  • The English versions of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver were announced prior to their Japanese versions, even though the latter came out first.

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  • Before the "Team Rocket in Mahogany" plot is resolved, the evolution-forcing radio signal replaces all of the other ones while on Route 43, Mahogany Town and the Lake of Rage.

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  • When the games of this Generation of Pokémon introduced the Physical-Special split for Moves' damage categorization, Dark was the only Type that saw all of its previously existing (damaging) Moves change category, since they all became Physical whereas they were all Special before the split.

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  • Team Rocket's comeback announcement is played on all stations during Team Rocket's takeover of the Goldenrod Radio Tower, replacing all of the other broadcasts until that plot is resolved.

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  • On Route 29, at the beginning of the game, there's a catching tutorial with the opposite gender version of the Main Character than the one you chose to play as: so there's Ethan if you play as a female character and Lyra if you play as a male character.

    If Lyra is the one conducting the tutorial, the cutscene is slightly longer because she first battles a Pokémon while you're too far away to see (the battle doesn't actually start, you just see the sprites animate), while Ethan goes directly into the battle screen.

    This is why speedrunners of this game choose to play as the female Main Character, since the tutorial with Ethan is shorter.

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  • While inside any of the chambers of the Ruins of Alph, the Radio function of the Pokégear picks up a signal called "Mysterious Transmission", if tuning it near the center of the circle. Some of those noises are Ho-Oh's distorted cry and the Azure Flute's melody.

    This signal also increases the chance of encountering an Unown shape the player has not yet encountered.

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  • When the games of this Generation of Pokémon introduced the Physical-Special split for Moves' damage categorization, Fighting and Psychic were the only two Types that saw none of their previously existing (damaging) Moves change category: all of the old Fighting Moves were Physical before and remained Physical even after the split and all of the old Psychic Moves were Special before and remained Special after the split.

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  • Phanpy and Donphan are exclusive to HeartGold, which matches the original Japanese and Korean versions of Pokemon Gold. This is the opposite of the international releases of Gold, which swapped Phanpy and Donphan for Teddiursa and Ursaring as exclusive Pokemon.

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  • Only the Japanese releases of HeartGold/SoulSilver contain playable slot machines in the two Game Corners. All versions in every other region replaced the slots with the Voltorb Flip minigame (due to laws against gambling in several countries). Also, the interiors of the Game Corner buildings were redesigned to better reflect the new minigame.

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Famous Quote

  • Youngster Joey: My Rattata is different from regular Rattata. It's like my Rattata is in the top percentage of Rattata.

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  • Goldenrod City Gym Leader Whitney: You want to battle? I'm warning you--I'm good!

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  • "Remember my super cool Rattata? My Rattata is different from regular Rattata. It’s like my Rattata is in the top percentage of all Rattata." -Joey

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