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.