Return to the beloved Johto region first introduced in the Pokémon
Gold and Silver Version games for the portable Game Boy™
system. Several new enhancements for the series, such as updated
graphics and touch screen features, enrich these timeless adventures,
and the new Pokéwalker™ accessory allows players to take their favorite
Pokémon with them wherever they go. Both games feature detailed graphics
that spotlight the unique environments and hundreds of Pokémon that
players can encounter and catch. Players can even see and interact with
their favorite Pokémon outside of battle, selecting one from their team
to follow behind them as they travel through the Johto region.
Players become a Pokémon Trainer, traveling from town to town across
the Johto region on an adventure to catch, train and battle Pokémon.
Players can take their favorite Pokémon with them wherever they go
using the new Pokéwalker accessory. Wirelessly transfer a Pokémon to
the Pokéwalker and walk them through virtual routes as the player
walks around in real life. By walking, players earn Watts that can be
used to encounter and catch wild Pokémon or search for hidden items.
The Pokémon in the Pokéwalker will gain experience points as the
player walks, and can even go up one level when they are transferred
back into the game. Players also can wirelessly connect two
Pokéwalkers to get special gifts.
For the first time, any Pokémon can follow players on their journey
outside of the Poké Ball. Your favorite Pokémon can always be at your
Players with a wireless broadband connection can interact with their
friends who have either the Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver Version
game to trade or battle Pokémon via the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection
service. Players can also battle and trade with others via a local
An internal clock keeps track of the time of day and the day of the
week. Some special events will only happen on certain days or at
certain times of day.
As of May 20, 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo
DSi and Wii systems has been retired. Online features of this game are
no longer available after this date but this game still provides an
entertaining experience in offline mode.
To learn more about this service change, please visit To learn more
about this service change, please visit support.nintendo.com/servicesupdate.