HeartGold – 6:41 – Update

I’ve played my brains out and I’m still going strong but I’ve decided to give you an update on all my Pokemon. Well… not all of them… just the three that matter.


Level 26

HP – 72

Attack – 42

Defense – 38

Special Attack – 50

Special Defense – 40

Speed – 59


Level 27

HP – 80

Attack – 45

Defense – 56

Special Attack – 41

Special Defense – 43

Speed – 47


Level 27

HP – 72

Attack – 44

Defense – 61

Special Attack – 40

Special Defense – 47

Speed – 39

So far I’ve noticed that all of the stats seem to be slowly rising. Like, really slowly. In Diamond I’d have at least 80 of some stat by level 27 on any given Pokemon.


HeartGold – 2:34 – Zephyr Badge

Violet City Gym

I got my first badge in HeartGold and it was pretty easy, other than the fact that Totodile wouldn’t listen to me during the most crucial part of the battle.

One down; fifteen to go.

HeartGold – A New Adventure!

Man, I need to come up with a more original title for when I start new games…

Anyway, I bought HeartGold about two hours ago and I’m already in love with it (as much as you can be “in love” with a video game). The new PokeDex layout, the new Pokemon stats pages… gah, too much for me to gawk over. But those things are beside the point; I’m here to give you an update on my adventure so far.

I decided to pick (who else) Cyndaquil to begin my adventure. But after leveling it up to 9 I decided to trade a level 1 Totodile and a level 1 Chikorita from my Diamond game and they’re all around level 10 now. Here’s an update on their stats


Level 12

Nature – Naive (+Speed/-Special Attack)

HP – 33

Attack – 18

Defense – 16

Special Attack – 20

Special Defense – 18

Speed – 26


Level 10

Nature – Timid (+Speed/-Attack)

HP – 32

Attack – 17

Defense – 20

Special Attack – 15

Special Defense – 16

Speed – 16


Level 10

Nature – Lax (+Defense/-Special Defense)

HP – 29

Attack – 16

Defense – 22

Special Attack – 15

Special Defense – 17

Speed – 14

So there’s all my good Pokemon so far! I traded a Bellsprout to a kid in Violet City for an Onix named Rocky (very clever, son).  Right now I’m in Sprout Tower…

Sprout Tower

…getting ready to take on the guys at the top of the tower. After I Ember my way through the Sea of Bellsprouts I’ll go to battle Falkner at the Violet City Gym.

Gold – 1:13 – Update

Well, I started over again… I was stuck in Goldenrod with a pretty horrible team of monsters so I decided to restart and try with a one-man powerhouse team and then go back and train when I need another Pokemon. I know at some point along the line I’m guaranteed a level 20 Sudowoodo and a level 30 Red Gyrados so those will make nice additions to my team.

I picked Cyndaquil (of course) and he’s now a level 16 Quilava. Here’s an update on him…


HP – 50

Attack – 29

Defense – 27

Special Attack – 33

Special Defense – 28

Speed – 37

So he’s pretty fast and pretty high with the Special Attack. Looking good so far for a 16… level… old… yeah…

Gold – 1:40 – Quilava



HP – 51

Attack – 29

Defense – 26

Special Attack – 35

Special Defense – 31

Speed – 36

My Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava right after I finished my gym battle against Falkner in Violet City. I Ember’d my way through the entire match and came out with the easy victory.

I’m not multi-training right now and this is mostly due to the fact that I mostly play at night. Different Pokemon appear at different times of day, and at night it’s a steady mixture of Hoothoot’s and Noctowl’s, neither of which I feel like training. I’m going to play during the day tomorrow and catch a Mareep, Hoppip, and a Wooper.

Gold – 0:00 – Another New Beginning

In honor of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver (which I’ll be getting — both of ’em), I decided to take a walk down memory lane and restart my Gold version. I had a save file on there that I was very frustrated with; I was stuck at the Elite Four with only one strong Pokemon. I had neglected to multi-train through the whole game so I’d be ready for the E4 and then, eventaully, Kanto’s eight badges.

I won’t make that mistake this time, as my partner Cyndaquil…



…and I will take on two regions, sixteen badges, and a world of adventure!

That sounded a bit too epic for this blog…

LeafGreen – 1:44 – Charmeleon

Well, my Charmander has evolved into Charmeleon. I’m on Route 3 training both Charmeleon and Pidgey against the various trainers scattered about. I’ll give you the stats of my Meleon.



HP – 45

Attack – 26

Defense – 26

Special Attack – 32

Special Defense – 27

Speed – 32

I have no idea why his Special Attack seems to be boosted. Charmeleon has a Bashful nature, so that isn’t affecting it. Oh well; all I know is that it’s higher than usual.