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 – 1:40 – 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…