For more than a decade, millions of PokÃƒÂ©mon fans around the world have enjoyed training their PokÃƒÂ©mon within their video games. The March 14 release of the PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon SoulSilver Version games lets players continue to enjoy the world of PokÃƒÂ©mon away from their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi systems, taking their favorite PokÃƒÂ©mon with them wherever they go with the new PokÃƒÂ©walker accessory. This new accessory will come included with each copy of these games.
In PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions, players can wirelessly transfer any one of their PokÃƒÂ©mon from one of the two games to the PokÃƒÂ©walker and walk them through virtual routes as the player walks around in real life. By walking, players earn Watts, which are used within the PokÃƒÂ©walker to encounter and catch wild PokÃƒÂ©mon or search for hidden items, and can be transferred into PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions to unlock new routes. There are even special versions of certain PokÃƒÂ©mon that can only be found within routes on the PokÃƒÂ©walker, giving players added incentive to keep their PokÃƒÂ©mon with them wherever they go. The PokÃƒÂ©mon in the PokÃƒÂ©walker 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 PokÃƒÂ©walkers to trade items.
Letting players return to the beloved Johto region first introduced in PokÃƒÂ©mon Gold Version and Silver Version for the portable Game Boy system, PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions introduce several new enhancements for the series that enrich these timeless adventures. Created exclusively for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems, the games feature detailed graphics that spotlight the unique environments and hundreds of PokÃƒÂ©mon that players can encounter and catch. Players can even see and interact with their favorite PokÃƒÂ©mon outside of battle, selecting one from their team to follow behind their Trainer as they travel through the Johto region. The games also include robust touch-screen functionality, allowing for smoother control and seamless navigation by the player.