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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!

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    The last Pokemon game that I got was Diamond when it first came out. And, I've been playing Black, but I've noticed I've been getting bored of it rather quickly. I've also noticed that a lot of people have been enjoying HG/SS and those were some of their favorite games.

    Would you say it's worth the play, or is it a lot like a combination of Gen II/III?
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    Old January 20th, 2014 (7:45 AM).
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    I've heard situations like this before, and as many others stated you should definitely give HeartGold and SoulSilver a shot because, they are really great refreshed versions of Gold and Silver with extra mechanics from 4th Gen added in, plus it has a solid postgame covering the Kanto region. In fact, HeartGold and SoulSilver combine two key elements of nostalgia while still feeling fresh.

    I'm sure someone here would agree with me, definitely give them a try. You won't regret it I'm sure.
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    Old January 20th, 2014 (7:48 AM).
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      Possibly my favorite games ever for reasons Hikamaru mentioned and many more. Yeah give them a shot, I'm sure they are relatively cheap by now.
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        I've heard situations like this before, and as many others stated you should definitely give HeartGold and SoulSilver a shot because, they are really great refreshed versions of Gold and Silver with extra mechanics from 4th Gen added in, plus it has a solid postgame covering the Kanto region. In fact, HeartGold and SoulSilver combine two key elements of nostalgia while still feeling fresh.

        I'm sure someone here would agree with me, definitely give them a try. You won't regret it I'm sure.
        I'll take your word for it (:. I'm on the 7th Gym in my Pokemon FireRed Flying Monotype run, so I'll give it a go after I beat this.

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          Yeah I've heard about this before I personally choose both cause it has been rated. But, the very first ppkemon game I got was pokemom sapphire. Then I got to pokemon leaf green. I have to agree with hikamaru you should give heart gold a chance.
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          Old January 20th, 2014 (5:01 PM).
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          HGSS are two of the best games of that main series in my opinion, I'd definitely recommend you check them out. The graphics are great, the music is fantastic and the overall story is great fun to play through as well.

          Anyway, I'll just move this over to the 4th Gen Help Thread where quick questions like these belong.
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          Old January 26th, 2014 (8:57 AM).
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            Im having trouble to trade via xperia mini wifi tether.. I can connect but error appearing while joining with a friend. Pls help me guys. Dont remove this

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            Old January 26th, 2014 (8:44 PM).
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            I'm not too sure what's hapenning there, M-Sanj. :c I'll ask a few of my tech-savvy friends here and see if I can find a solution to your problem.

            In the meantime, I'll quickly move this into the 4th Gen Help Thread.
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            Old January 27th, 2014 (12:04 AM).
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              Please resolve my problem as soon as possible guys! I'm very grateful to you guys. Please
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                Where is the earliest place I can get a thunderstone?
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                Old January 31st, 2014 (2:51 PM).
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                Where is the earliest place I can get a thunderstone?
                Can you specify which game you're playing?

                Given this is the 4th Gen Q&A here are the earliest places you can get a Thunder Stone:

                D/P/Pt - Dig it up when in the Underground, but in Platinum you can find one in the Solaceon Ruins. One can also be obtained in Sunyshore City.

                HG/SS - Prize from defeating Lass Dana (she's on Route 38) in a rematch provided you registered her in the Pokegear. One can also be obtained from Bill's grandfather in Fuchsia City.
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                Old January 31st, 2014 (3:16 PM).
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                  Ok thanks. How long will it take for the Lass Dana to ask for a rematch?
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                  Old February 5th, 2014 (5:20 PM).
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                  Ok thanks. How long will it take for the Lass Dana to ask for a rematch?
                  Just call her on the Pokegear and she will eventually ask for a rematch with you. Keep in mind you aren't always guaranteed a rematch when you talk to the trainers on the Pokegear so be patient.
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                    I have been a fan of the Pokemon Gameboy Colour games, but should I get the 4th Generation version. Is there a point?

                    Or should I get the latest version of Pokemon?
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                    If you have to have a fourth-gen title, I would suggest Platinum. Diamond and Pearl were unbearably slow-paced, and nearly a quarter of the pokémon created for the game were relegated to postgame content. Especially telling is the fact that only one mediocre fire-type other than the starter is available before you beat the E4

                    Also, since you mentioned that you were a fan of the second-gen games, HeartGold and SoulSilver would feel right at home for you. They're basically Gold/Silver, but with updated graphics and battle mechanics, and a whole slew of new features, such as a Safari Zone west of Cianwood City and a the Pokéthlon Dome near the National Park, which plays host to a variety of fun minigames (my personal favorite of the contest-style sidequests in the entire series).
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                      I would 100% recommend Platinum as I believe it is one of the best games in the series with an amazing plot, awesome new Pokémon, higher challenges, etc.
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                        I think 4th Gen is really under rated, but I felt they had some cool Pokemon and Id suggest it. However, if you can get the newer ones with all the perks, Id recommend that since you can do a lot more online things.
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                        Definitely go for Platinum, or if you're looking for a more nostalgic game them I'd definitely recommend HeartGold or SoulSilver. (My personal favourites!)

                        Also, I'll just use my powerful mind control abilities to chuck this over into the 4th Gen Help Thread for you, since that's where quick questions like these belong. C:

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                          I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask for help, but I'm new here, and just need to clarify something. Is it possible to find an eevee in the trophy garden as a daily pokemon? I've tried soft resetting for like 2-3 days and just want to make sure it's possible to obtain in pearl. Thanks in advance if you reply.
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                            Yes. You can also save in front of Beth in Hearthome City and SR for a Shiny Eevee there.

                            As for getting Shiny Eevee in the Trophy Garden... well, you need to first, make sure it's there... the guy will tell you. then you should set up Repels and use the Pokeradar.
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                              I'm an experienced chainer, I have like 20 shinies from that method, and the guy just WON'T say eevee.
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                                Hey there!

                                My question is, how do the rematches work in HeartGold/SoulSilver? As in, when can you start rematching trainers, when will their teams improve etc
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                                Hey there!

                                My question is, how do the rematches work in HeartGold/SoulSilver? As in, when can you start rematching trainers, when will their teams improve etc
                                Certain trainers who have been registered in the Pokegear can be called at certain times of the day on a certain day to organize rematches, some of them do have teams that get stronger at a certain point.

                                A list of rematchable trainers, their location, and which day/time of day they can be called to organize a rematch: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9gear
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                                Old February 25th, 2014 (3:14 AM).
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                                Just going to move this into the 4th Gen Help Thread.
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                                Old March 3rd, 2014 (11:22 AM).
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                                  Now when the WiFi for DS games is closed, can you still trade Pokemon with others? If yes, how?

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