Welcome to Marriland's Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver Walkthrough!

This walkthrough covers everything you need to know about how to get through the main story in the game. It shows you all of the Pokemon in each of the areas that you can catch as you play through, as well as pointing out numerous items and such. It also shows all of the important Trainer battles, such as Gym Leaders and fights against your Rival.

Please do remember that this guide is a work in progress! It was originally written for the Japanese version of HeartGold and SoulSilver, so there may be some Japanese names of things still in here, or translations or stuff like that. Some Trainer names may be unavailable until I can confirm them. Additionally, as this is work in progress, I will be adding content continually.

This guide was last updated on 4/2/2010.

If you would like to point out anything missing from this guide (other than hidden items and Apricorns), go ahead and E-mail me about it! Also, if you would like to contribute anything well written, like strategies or complete coverage on a section that you wrote yourself, contact me as well and I might decide to use it on this Walkthrough!


As soon as you fire up the game for the first time, you'll see a screen asking if you need help figuring out the controls for the game. If you're unfamiliar with them, you can just touch the bottom screen to see the controls, otherwise just select the bottom option and you'll be set to begin.

Afterwards, you'll see Prof. Oak and he'll release a Marill while telling you about the world of Pokemon. After more dialogue, he'll ask you whether you're a boy or a girl, and you'll see the two Trainers (boy or girl) on the bottom screen of your DS.

Select whichever of the two you want to play as. There isn't a significant difference if you play as a boy or a girl, so it's mostly a matter of preference. You'll then be asked your name, so choose your name from the bottom screen. You can only enter up to 7 characters for a name.

Finally, Oak will shrink you down into normal size and you will actually get to begin playing the game!