Pokeball Shaped PokeWalker Made For Pokemon HeartGold And SoulSilver

By Spencer . June 8, 2009 . 5:15am


Purchase Pokemon HeartGold or Pokemon SoulSilver and you get a PokePedometer too. The PokeWalker accessory counts your steps, measures them in “watts”, and beams them into your game.


Sounds like a Pokemon Pikachu for a new generation to me. In the ’90s the Pokemon Pikachu unlocked presents when you zapped data from the toy to the Game Boy Color Pokemon games.


Nintendo plans on bundling PokeWalkers with copies of Pokemon Heart Gold and SoulSilver so kids can persuade their parents to purchase this Pokemon game under the guise of getting fit. Maybe. It’s unclear if every game gets a PokeWalker or if this is some kind of deluxe bundle. We’ll find out before Pokemon SoulSilver and Pokemon HeartGold come out later this yaer. Until then checkout a batch of screenshots of the remake.


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  • So…is this for EXP or something? Does it translate your steps into ingame steps when you’re trying to hatch an egg for example? I’ve heard lots of mixed stories about this, but no has confirmed yet just what it does.

  • Aka: Shake your DS til you have tons of watts. That’s what I did with he Pikachu thing anyway.

    • I wonder if you could hack a rumble pak to do that for you. :D

      • QBasic

        Hack? No need! Wire a N64 rumble pak with a surge battery, then just duct tape it to the PokeWalker, and ala!

        Be sure to use in a dry environment!

    • You don’t have to shake your DS, its the Pokewalker that counts watts just like the Pikachu toy.

  • Get pokewalker
    Hang from ceiling fan

    • Rciwws

      Dig the Glastheim/Bathory icon. Brings back memories, I can still hear their cough.

      • MisterNiwa

        Oh yeah… <3 Ragnarok Online… I would never ever play it again, but i love it. :D

  • Folks be forgetting about skills and evolving! I assume you’ll be able to stop evolving, and pick skills with this little PokeWalker thing?

  • pokemon pikachu. ahh, that bring back memories. I sadly lost mine on the road where it was subsequently crushed by a passing car. tragic end that.

    I’d like one of them things again ^^

  • Chewi105

    is the pokewalker going to be avalible for the ds lite?

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