The Countdown to Pokémon Sun & Moon is on. From now until November 18th, I’m taking a nostalgic walk through the Pokémon main series releases until the beautiful day I get my hands on the next Pokémon adventure!
Okay guys, HeartGold & SoulSilver were infinitely better than FireRed and LeafGreen. It’s hard for me to admit that because Kanto > Johto any day, but these games were beautiful! They totally stole my top spot away from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald away at the time.
I was back in my prime when these games came out. I had graduated from college and was a working professional with my own money for basically the first time in my life. I pre-ordered both of these games without hesitation. I have Ho-Oh and Lugia figurines on my bookshelf commemorating the occasion. I have two pokéwalkers sitting somewhere in my closet.
I loved having my partner Pokémon trailing behind me, even if Feraligatr did look somewhat ridiculous doing so. I LOVED the event Celebi, Pikachu-colored Pichu & Spiky-Eared Pichu… I’m actually STILL mad that Spiky-Eared Pichu can’t be transferred forward into any games or Pokémon bank. Siiigh. Most of all, I loved the update look of these games– the art was gorgeous and Ho-Oh especially, truly majestic.
Now, the tag!
Which Version: HeartGold all the way. SoulSilver much later.
Played On: Pink DS Lite again.
Starter Pokémon: Totodile again.
Favorite Town: Ecruteak City, better than ever.
Favorite Gym Leader: Still Jasmine, but it was nice to see Falkner again. I always liked his name.
Favorite Pokémon: Those special Pichu, be still my heart.
Favorite Legendary: Ho-oh!
Proudest Moment: The storyline for Ho-oh with the Kimono girls was magical! This game is so pretty. The event with the two Pichu and the Celebi rocked my little world.
Most Embarrassing Moment: The fact that this was the first time I participated in events. I have two Jirachi from an event around this time too. I think I left one in my pokéwalker for like, 5 years.
Master Ball Used On: Honestly, no clue. There are lots of legendaries in these games! I’m assuming Ho-Oh initially, then probably Rayquaza in SoulSilver.
Now I want to hear from you! Join me in my countdown and tell me about your days playing these beautiful remakes!