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Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

View Poll Results: HeartGold or SoulSilver?
HeartGold 35 59.32%
SoulSilver 24 40.68%
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Old January 2nd, 2013 (10:44 AM).
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I got myself HeartGold because I had Pokemon Silver long ago and wanted to try out Ho-Oh. I did enjoy myself, and I got my Lugia on 70 so it all worked out xD
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Old January 3rd, 2013 (09:10 PM).
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I got Heartgold because I love Lugia but I rarely gave Ho-oh a chance, glad I did though xD
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Old January 4th, 2013 (09:56 AM).
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I played Gold first, so I got SoulSilver, I wish I could see the Ho-Oh scene on my DS Though D:
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Old January 4th, 2013 (11:04 AM).
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I chose HeartGold, because my boyfriend and I always buy the companion games. I have Diamond, and he has Pearl, I have Sapphire, and he has Ruby, and so on and so forth.

It's just a thing now, I guess. xD
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Old January 4th, 2013 (04:22 PM).
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I had silver when I was a kid... I don't even remember why - probably because my best friend had gold.
But I got soul silver because of that ^__^

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Old January 4th, 2013 (05:56 PM).
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SoulSilver because I love Lugia and the other version exclusives.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (05:25 AM).
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I use to be a Silver girl growing up. Mostly because I preferred silver jewelry and I loved Lugia.

But now as I replay HGSS, I have to say I'm a complete HG-girl now! I love Ho-oh to bits and I'm so glad I got into playing the games again!

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Old January 30th, 2013 (06:22 AM).
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Soul Silver.

I played Silver back in 2000, I prefer the name to HeartGold and I just generally prefer SS over HG.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (07:54 AM).
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Heart Gold.

I don't know why, I choose the games randomly.

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Old January 30th, 2013 (01:06 PM).
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I had both Gold and Silver (I had first gold but after watching Pokemon2000 I wanted the Lugia and thought that I could only get Ho-oh on gold)

nowadays I like Ho-oh more because of it's type Fire-flying and what I really disliked about Lugia is that he isn't a water-flying (that was a major childhood dissapointment) even though I like the appearance of Lugia better, Ho-oh is still my favourite of those 2
so 1 point for Heartgold

the version exclusives top 5 IMO:
Arcanine>>Ninetails -HG win
Kabutops>>Omastar - SS win
Kyogre>>Groundon -HG win
Gligar/scor>>Delibird -HG win
Skarmory>>Mantine/tyke -SS win

Heartgold would be a obvious pick for me...

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Old January 30th, 2013 (04:44 PM).
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HeartGold because I had Gold version as a kid and the original has so many good memories. I remember I got both Gold and Silver as a First Communion gift from one of my teachers. I had to chose one and give the other to one of my brothers, so for some reason I went with Gold and so my older brother got Silver. So the original Gold has so many memories for me. PLus I like HG's version exclusives alot more.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (06:08 PM).
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HeartGold because Ho-Oh. But I was robbed of Groudon, which is only in SoulSilver.

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Old February 4th, 2013 (07:18 AM).
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I chose HeartGold becauseI had the original Gold in the past and plus Growlithe is exclusive to HeartGold.

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Old February 4th, 2013 (10:59 AM).
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I went with HeartGold for the Pokemon in it.
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Old February 4th, 2013 (12:40 PM).
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I chose Heart Gold because Ho-Oh is one of my favorite Pokemon. Even though you can get it in Soul Silver as well, I preferred how it was the featured Pokemon.
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Old February 4th, 2013 (03:33 PM).
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I prefer SoulSilver. As far as exclusives go, the only one I really like is Ninetales. But Pokemon Silver was the first game I ever played on a handheld system, so it does have the nostalgia factor.
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Old February 4th, 2013 (05:23 PM).
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SoulSilver, for sure. The legendaries can both be caught so that doesn't effect my choice, but the fact that I bought silver back the does. And cause having Lugia on the box is prettier then Ho-oh.

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Old February 6th, 2013 (06:34 AM).
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heartgold. i like ho-oh. and i played it as a kid (the original gold lol) so i just felt it would make for a more nostalgic experience. though i'm pissed i couldn't get my teddiursa!! lol
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Old February 8th, 2013 (11:41 PM).
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I picked Heartgold just because its the first one and even though I've never played Soulsilver I did play Silver and I thought catching Ho-oh before Lugia made a little more sense, plus I didn't have to train it much since it was at level 70 when I found it.

Otherwise I don't see a whole lot of differences between the two.
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Old February 9th, 2013 (08:42 AM).
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I would prefer HeartGold. The first reason to choose it would probaly be the exclusives. Arcanine/Rapidash are my favorite pokémon, and Heartgold has Arcanine, along with other awesome pokémons such as Gligar/Gliscor, Phanpy/Donphan and Mankey/Primeape (I like 'em a bit.) But the choice is hard when you look at Lugia (The scene before battling him is fantastic and the music is insane.) Teddiursa/Ursaring and Skarmory in Soulsilver.
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