Pokémon: HeartGold Version (Nintendo DS)

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Pokémon HeartGold is an enhanced remake of one of the second installments in the Pokémon Main RPG Series, Pokémon Gold.

Set in the region of Johto, the player controls a new Pokémon Trainer on his/her way to meet up with Pokémon Researcher Professor Elm at his lab to receive his/her first Pokémon. While running an errand for Elm, the player returns to find that a thief has stolen one of the professor's Pokémon. This event starts your quest to becoming a Pokémon master, leading you through the region of Johto and later Kanto, to battle the mysterious Team Rocket and capture all 493 Pokémon.

Along with retaining most of the original game's features, HeartGold contains quite a few new updates. Like Gold the story will incorporate the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh (who can be seen on the game's box art), although this time in a bigger fashion. Graphics have been upgraded to 3D models to resemble the series previous Nintendo DS iterations, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. The ability to have any one of your Pokémon following you on the Overworld Screen which was limitedly seen in Pokémon Yellow has been added.

Included with the game is a peripheral known as the Pokéwalker. Acting as a pedometer, the Pokéwalker allows you to wirelessly transfer a Pokémon from HeartGold to it. When there is a Pokémon in the Pokéwalker it gains "experience points" for each step you take. The player also earns a form of money known as "watts", which is used to help catch other Pokémon and buy items.

The game is compatible with the following games via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection: Pokémon SoulSilver, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.


Pokémon: HeartGold Version Nintendo DS Being hit with a powerful mover.
Pokémon: HeartGold Version Nintendo DS TM's can be used to teach a pokémon an attack. The description and stats of the move are displayed from the messenger.
Pokémon: HeartGold Version Nintendo DS Talking to the pokémon following you will reveal its mood. In this case the mood might be: Adorable.
Pokémon: HeartGold Version Nintendo DS Team Rocket has devised a gruesome scheme. The harvesting of a delicacy, the Slowpoke's tail. This limb will grow back but the pokémon surely suffers...

Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon: Version Or HeartGold" -- French title
  • "Pokémon: Versione Oro HeartGold" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon: Goldene Edition HeartGold" -- German title
  • "Pokémon: Edición Oro HeartGold" -- Spanish title
  • "Pocket Monsters: HeartGold" -- Japanese title
  • "ポケットモンスター ハートゴールド" -- Japanese spelling

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Gamers' Temple, The 2010 95 out of 100 95
1UP Mar 16, 2010 A- 91
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Mar 31, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.es Apr 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Apr 20, 2010 9 out of 10 90
IGN UK Mar 12, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamernode Mar 22, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Apr 15, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Modojo Mar 24, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGamer 2010 4 out of 5 80


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According to publisher Nintendo, Pokémon HeartGold Version together with SoulSilver Version sold 12.72 million copies worldwide (as of March 31, 2014).
Caelestis (4082) added Pokémon: HeartGold Version (Nintendo DS) on Jan 04, 2010