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Pokemon

Obviously pokemon are a huge part of the pokemon games. There is a lot that goes into them which I explained in past sections. I will explain some things in further detail in this section and Heart Gold and Soul Silver exclusive things. To view all pokemon along with their move sets, egg moves, egg types, and how to evolve them you can view them by clicking here.

Types

Every pokemon has one or two types out of 17 different types. Types in attacks and defense affect battles a whole lot. The different types are Bug, Dark, Dragon, Electric, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Grass, Ground, Ice, Normal, Poison, Physich, Rock, Steel, and Water. Some pokemon are of one type and are known as “pure” while others are of two types and are sometimes called “mixed.” Some types are strong against others and do 2x the damage compared to neutral types. An example is an electric type move on a normal pokemon does regular neutral damage, but an electric type move on a water pokemon does 2x damage (that’s twice/100%). It will say “Super Effective” when you have a type battle like this. Some types do .5x damage (that’s half/50%) to other types. An example is a fighting type move attacking a bug type pokemon. It will say “Not Very Effective” when you have a type battle like this. When it comes to mixed pokemon you may do 4x damage, .25x damage, or just break even. Examples are electric attacks on a water/flying type pokemon mix for 4x damage, Fighting type attack on a flying/poison type pokemon mix for .5x, and poison type attack on a grass/poison type pokemon mix for a neutral attack. Then there are some types that won’t even hit the other type. An example is normal and fighting type attacks will not touch ghost types, and poison type attacks will not touch steel types. For a type chart look at the following image:

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Heart Gold/Soul Silver Exclusive Pokemon

Every pokemon game has a certain amount of pokemon in it. Each generation usually has two or three versions which have exclusive pokemon to that version. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, you can capture almost every pokemon from all versions and generations with a few exceptions. There are also some pokemon which you can find in Heart Gold that you can’t find in Soul Silver and vice versa. They are:

Heart Gold Exclusive Pokemon

Mankey
Primape
Growlithe
Arcanine
Spinarak
Ariados
Gligar
Mantine
Phanpy
Donphan
Sableye
Baltoy
Claydol
Kyogre
Mantyke
Gliscor

Soul Silver Exclusive Pokemon

Vulpix
Ninetales
Meowth
Persian
Ledyba
Ledian
Teddiursa
Ursaring
Delibird
Skarmory
Mawile
Gulpin
Swalot
Groudon

Unobtainable Pokemon

These pokemon can only be obtained through special Nintendo Events or by trading to Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum

Mew
Celebi
Regirock
Regice
Registeel
Jirachi
Deoxys
The Three Hoenn Starters
Shieldon
Bastiodon
Drifloon
Drifblim
Glameow
Purugly
Stunky
Skuntank
Magnezone
Leafeon
Glaceon
Probopass
Rotom
Uxie
Mesprit
Azelf
Heatran
Regigigas
Cresselia
Phione
Manaphy
Darkrai
Shaymin
Arceus

Legendary Pokemon

Each game set has their own sets of Legendary Pokemon. Sometimes they include legendary pokemon from older games that may be harder to come across. Some legendary pokemon are relatively easy to come by, but all legendary pokemon are extremely hard to catch. Depending on the version of your game (Heart Gold or Soul Silver) the pokemon may be a different level or have a different move set.

Legendary Pokemon Obtainable in HG/SS

Suicune lv 40
Rain Dance
Gust
Aurora Beam
Mist
Found in Route 25 or Burnt Tower after chasing it around Johto and Kanto

Raikou lv 40
Spark
Roar
Quick Attack
Reflect
Found roaming across Johto

Entei lv 40
Fire Spin
Roar
Stomp
Flamethrower
Found roaming across Johto

Articuno lv 50
Ancient Power
Agility
Ice Beam
Reflect
Found in Seafoam Island after collecting all 16 badges

Zapdos lv 50
Ancient Power
Charge
Agility
Discharge
Found in Route 10 after collecting all 16 badges.

Moltres lv 50
Ancient Power
Flamethrower
Safeguard
Air Slash
Found in Mt. Silver after collecting all 16 badges

Mewtwo lv 70
Psycho Cut
Amnesia
Power Swap
Guard Swap
Found in Cerulean Cave after collecting all 16 badges

Rayquaza lv 50
Rest
Air Slash
Outrage
Ancient Power
Found in Embedded Tower in Route 47 after capturing Kyogre and trading for Groudon. Take both to Prof. Oak and get the Jade Orb.

Dialga lv 1 w/Adament Orb
Dragonbreath
Scary Face
Found in Sinoh Ruins after obtaining Arceus from a special nintendo event. You can only choose one of Giratina, Palkia, or Dialga.

Palkia lv 1 w/Lustrous Orb
Dragonbreath
Scary Face
Found in Sinoh Ruins after obtaining Arceus from a special nintendo event. You can only choose one of Giratina, Palkia, or Dialga.

Giratina lv 1 w/Griseous Orb
Dragonbreath
Scary Face
Found in Sinoh Ruins after obtaining Arceus from a special nintendo event. You can only choose one of Giratina, Palkia, or Dialga.

Heart Gold Only Legendary Pokemon

Lugia lv 70
Aeroblast
Punishment
Ancient Power
Safeguard
Found in Whirl Islands

Ho-oh lv 45 w/Sacred Ash
Extrasensory
Sunny Day
Sacred Fire
Fire Blast
Found in Bell Tower

Kyogre lv 50
Aqua Ring
Ice Beam
Ancient Power
Water Spout
Found in Embedded Tower in Route 47 after getting the national dex and all 16 badges and the blue orb from Mr. Pokemon

Latios lv 40
Protect
Refresh
Luster Purge
Zen Headbutt
Found in Pewter City after receiving the Enigma Stone from a Nintendo Event. Take it to the museum and you’ll receive the soul dew.

Latias lv 35
Dragon Breath
Water Sport
Refresh
Mist Ball
Found roaming around Kanto after receiving the national dex and visiting the pokemon fan club in Vermillion City.

Soul Silver Only Legendary Pokemon

Lugia lv 45
Extra Sensory
Rain Dance
Hydro Pump
Aeroblast
found in whirl islands

Ho-oh lv 70 w/sacred ash
sacred fire
punishmen
safeguard
Ancient Power

Groudon lv 50
Rest
Earthquake
Ancient Power
Eruption
Found in Embedded Tower in Route 47 after getting the national dex and all 16 badges and the red orb from Mr. Pokemon

Latias lv 40
Watersport
Refresh
Mist Ball
Zen Headbutt
Found in Pewter City after receiving the Enigma Stone from a Nintendo Event. Take it to the museum and you’ll receive the soul dew.

Latios lv 35
Dragonbreath
Refresh
Protect
Luster Purge
Found roaming around Kanto after receiving the national dex and visiting the pokemon fan club in Vermillion City.

Shiny Pokemon

Every now and then you may come across different colored or “shiny” pokemon. They obtained the name “shiny pokemon” about 10 years ago when first introduced. A bunch of sparkles would show each time the pokemon appeared or was released from it’s pokeball. These pokemon are very rare and can be found randomly in the wild. If you see one make sure you catch it! Other than the color there is nothing special about them. Some pokemon trainers will be willing to trade some better more valuable pokemon for lesser shiny pokemon. Some pokemon that are considered shiny may be just a different tint of their original colors and hard to notice unless you see the sparkle like Parasect. Other Pokemon are very easy to notice like Psyducks being blue. Either way, once you catch it you can view it’s status and find a star to the upper right of the picture of the pokemon. The chance of running into a shiny pokemon is 1 in 8192. However, if you have two shiny pokemon from two different language versions in one game (such as one english and one spanish) and you breed them then the chance of the baby pokemon being shiny is 1 in 2048!