Tons More Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver News

By Ishaan . June 12, 2009 . 12:42pm As if Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Ho-oh, Lugia and Arceus weren’t enough, Nintendo is going to indirectly make Jirachi available in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver through a special event in Japan as well.


Jirachi will be available at DS download stations and certified Nintendo zones (including McDonald’s) from June 19 to July 17 using the Mystery Gift feature in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum. The downloadable Jirachi will be at level 5 and will know the moves Wish, Confusion, Rest and a special move; Draco Meter. It will come with a Liechi Berry attached. Transferring the Jirachi over to HeartGold and SoulSilver will unlock a hidden area. But wait, there’s more! That special Arceus that Japanese players get during the promotion with the new movie has a role to play in HeartGold and SoulSilver, too. CoroCoro confirms that transferring the Arceus into either of the two games will allow you to trigger an event with Arceus and Cynthia standing between a trio of symbols meant to represent Dialga, Palkia and Giratina.


The screenshot shows Arceus saying that you are being “given the right to choose one life out of three,” which confirms you will be able to capture one of the three following the event. In other news more relevant to those of us outside of Japan, we finally have confirmation that every single pokémon is capable of following you. You can even turn back and talk to them at any point in time to see how they are feeling. I can’t wait to stomp around town with my Tyranitar.
 The new Pokédex looks nice, too, and can be navigated entirely with the touch screen, along with the status screen and boxes in the Pokémon Centers.


Most importantly, the existence of Kanto in the game has been confirmed. There is also a new area west of the National Park which you will be able to access.


Still no info on either Celebi or Mewtwo, but given Celebi’s ties to the 2nd generation, he’s a shoo-in. Mewtwo…perhaps Red (Ash) will have him in the cave at the very end? v There hasn’t been much word on Raikou, Entei and Suicune yet either but obviously, they’re all going to be in the game.


Question is, will you still be required to hunt them like you did in the original G/S? That was kind of fun. Still lots of unanswered questions!

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  • Wow, this is really shaping up to be leaps and bounds better than the current pokemon games!

  • Ahh! The New Pokemon Game Hype Cycle has got me all over again! I feel like such a sucker that simply having Pokemon follow you around makes me want this game so much.

    But it does, and there’s no shame in that. :P

  • ManaChwan

    They outdo themselves with each new entry. It’s a shame Pokemon is able to suck us in like this (well I know I;m being sucked in).
    I kind of want another LeafGreen / FireRed though now. Maybe we can actually get the blue version this time?

  • platinum hero

    will the jirachi event happen in europe

    • Chewi105

      yeah but later. it will be avalible for platinum.

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