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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: Which do you prefer?
HeartGold 54 47.37%
SoulSilver 60 52.63%
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Old December 15th, 2013 (03:23 PM).
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In 2010 a pair of remakes for Gold and Silver were released, respectively named HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Which one of the two games do you prefer, and why? Do you think that they games were feature-rich, or lacking any thereof? What should they have kept from G/S/C that they ended up slashing?
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Old December 16th, 2013 (02:38 AM).
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I prefer HeartGold, mainly because it was the one I bought out of the two when they were released, and because I had owned Pokemon Gold as a kid. So in summary, I prefer HeartGold for nostalgic reasons.

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Old December 16th, 2013 (02:46 AM).
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Despite being one who never played the originals, I voted SoulSilver because at the time, my brother got HeartGold so it was fitting I got the opposite version. He sadly retired from Pokemon afterwards but I was glad I picked SoulSilver because it had the version exclusives I liked better, and I'm more of a Lugia person than a Ho-Oh person in general.
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Old December 16th, 2013 (04:04 AM).
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HeartGold, it was the third game I played in the Nintendo DS.
HeartGold had Growlithe, Arcanine, Kyogre, Gliscor and you'd get Ho-oh first.

Aside from the version exclusives, I played Gold before Silver, mainly because I wasn't interested in the color Silver (hah lol). And besides I'm not a fan of Lugia.
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Old December 16th, 2013 (04:36 PM).
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I always thought Gold> Silver, except in the days when i really wanted Ledian.
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Old December 17th, 2013 (02:20 PM).
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I prefer HeartGold for unknown reasons, but I owned both. I used HG as my main game and SS as my trial and error game for my action replay.
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Old December 17th, 2013 (09:07 PM).
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Heartgold because it has Growlithe. Hands down. Really though, there's not much difference besides version exclusives. I like the Pokemon HG has to offer more so that's why I went with it. :p
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Old December 18th, 2013 (12:03 AM).
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My sister got HG, so I got SS. I liked the version exclusives more, and I prefer Lugia more than Ho-oh.
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Old December 18th, 2013 (04:43 AM).
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I wound up buying HeartGold because of Ho-oh. I remember looking up the differences and really, there weren't that many that really changed my mind.
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Old December 18th, 2013 (06:02 AM).
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Even though I got Soulsilver first I prefer Heartgold because it has better version only pokemon.
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Old December 19th, 2013 (09:49 AM).
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HeartGold because Ho-Oh is one of my very favorite legendaries. Totally awesome design.. and gold > silver anyday. :D
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Soulsilver because Lugia>Ho-oh in my opinion... At least, the design. Stat-wise I prefer Ho-oh.
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Old December 21st, 2013 (05:26 PM).
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I had both games, but personally, I preferred SoulSilver more. Vulpix was exclusive to this game, which is my most favorite Pokémon. SoulSilver had access to Skarmory as well, which is also my favorite. Also, Pokémon Silver was my first ever second-generation game, sooo… there's that. xD"
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Old December 21st, 2013 (10:47 PM).
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Though I played Silver more as a child and have fond memories of doing so, I got HeartGold first because I wanted a Growlithe on my team. And I have one, so it all works out.
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Old December 22nd, 2013 (04:53 AM).
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I picked HeartGold because I like Ho-Oh, it's one of my fave Legendary Pokémon.
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Old December 25th, 2013 (01:32 PM).
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I vote both. They are equal in their own way. I love HG just as much as SS, and Ho-Oh and Lugia are equally as beloved by me. Ultimately, it doesn't matter.
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I actually love both HG and SS. But in this case, I will got for SS because I do prefer Lugia x)
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Old December 25th, 2013 (03:58 PM).
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I choose SoulSilver because an old friend of mine gave me years ago Silver and i enjoyed the game really much. And oww i am more a Lugia person.

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Old December 30th, 2013 (05:28 AM).
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HeartGold of course!
There are three reasons why I like HeartGold better, let’s discuss about it shall we?

No. 1, COLOR: Despite liking the color SILVER right now, I’ve always been a better fan of the color GOLD.

No. 2, EXCLUSIVES: I like majority of HeartGold’s exclusives than SoulSilver.
It’s as simple as that.

Last but not least, No. 3, VERSION MASCOT: I like Ho-oh better than Lugia.
Ho-oh is like, more offensive than Lugia and it has an impressive Attack stat, to me at least.
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Gold was my first gen2 game, so I'm going with heart gold.
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Soul Silver for aesthetic reasons because Lugia is one my favorite Pokemon.
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Soul Silver! I have fond memories of playing Pokemon Silver back when I was a kid. Loved it a ton, and I played it a lot, too. I can't remember how many times I've beaten it, haha.

I guess it's nostalgia that made me like it more. That, and I also prefer Lugia's design to Ho-Oh's. :>
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I used to have both of them, but recently i rebought SoulSilver. I like SoulSilver better because I have always loved Lugia way more than Ho-Oh, and because as a kid i had several level 100 pokemon and on gold i did not.
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HeartGold is my favorite, mainly just because I prefer Ho-oh over Lugia. But the reason I bought it was because I played Silver when I was younger, and I wanted to try the other version.
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Old January 6th, 2014 (07:47 AM).
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Soul Silver based soley on the fact that my brother got heart gold even though he quit pokemon shortly after :/ just wished I could pokebank with soul silver
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