Pokémon: SoulSilver Version (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Pokémon SoulSilver Version is an enhanced remake of one of the second installments in the Pokémon Main RPG Series, Pokémon Silver Version.

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, SoulSilver contains quite a few new updates. Like Silver the story will incorporate the legendary Pokémon Lugia (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 SoulSilver 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 HeartGold, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Screenshots

Pokémon: SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS Opening animation.
Pokémon: SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS Title screen.
Pokémon: SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS Caught it.
Pokémon: SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS First encounter with the rival.

Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon: Versione Argento SoulSilver" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon: Version Argent SoulSilver" -- French title
  • "Pokémon: Silberne Edition SoulSilver" -- German title
  • "Pokémon: Edición Plata SoulSilver" -- Spanish title
  • "Pocket Monsters: SoulSilver" -- Japanese title
  • "ポケットモンスター ソウルシルバー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamesCollection May 09, 2011 9.5 out of 10 95
1UP Mar 16, 2010 A- 91
Eurogamer.es Apr 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 06, 2010 9 out of 10 90
N-Europe Apr 08, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision Mar 19, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Mar 16, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar 15, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
411mania.com Mar 20, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Apr 13, 2010 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Regional Differences

Due to PEGI introducing stricter ratings guidelines for games that include gambling, the slot machines in the Goldenrod and Celadon Game Corners were replaced with a picross-like minigame called Voltorb Flip in all non-Japanese releases, even those that were not rated by PEGI. Korean releases also heavily altered the battle sprite used by Sage trainers, most likely for religious reasons.

Sales

According to publisher Nintendo, Pokémon SoulSilver Version together with HeartGold Version sold 12.72 million copies worldwide (as of March 31, 2014).
Caelestis (4072) added Pokémon: SoulSilver Version (Nintendo DS) on Jan 06, 2010