The Pokémon franchise has been hugely successful since its arrival in 1996 in Japan. Currently in its eighth generation and with 809 monsters in Pokédex, Nintendo’s game, which has also become anime and more, has had several titles – among them, Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver, which this year marks 10 years of launching in the “Land of the rising sun”.
Originally presented in 2009, the titles in question were released for Game Boy Advance and are, in fact, remakes of the Gold & Silver hits – then resuming the second generation of little monsters. In both versions, beginners are Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile.
Despite this, several updates have been made. Among them are:
the promotion of a playable female character; all Pokémon became available to walk alongside their trainers; new design of the areas; mini games; expanding old elements, as well as adding new ones.
With all these news, two caught the attention of fans in the period. The first was the possibility of playing online, being the first remakes that allowed this new tool. The second is the PokeWalker, a pedometer that serves both to train a Pokémon and to obtain new items.
These news from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver only arrived in Brazil between February and March 2010.
The latest title in the franchise, Sword & Shield, will be released in late 2019 for Nintendo Switch. One of the differentials of the game in question will be a direct link with Pokémon Go, a game for smartphones that has been successful.