Pokemon fan finds very rare ancient Pokewalker that has Houndoom there, however they are confronted with a devastating choice.
Before Niantic was able to have Pokemon fans roaming around the world in search of Pokemon on Pokemon GO, Game Freak and Nintendo attempted to get fans of the series out and about using its Pokewalker peripheral. For those new to the gadget, Pokewalker is a kind of pedometer which came with two games: Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Nintendo DS remakes of Pokemon Gold and Silver. The players have the option of transferring Pokemon to the HeartGold or SoulSilver games to the Pokewalker and earn the XP they earn by walking around and later take those Pokemon into the game that they were originally from.
The Pokewalker was not compatible with Pokemon games released following HeartGold and SoulSilver which is why the device went unnoticed for a long time. Reddit users patriotman115 and patriotman115 discovered their old device and, after inserting new batteries into their device they realized Houndoom was in the. Patriotman115 claims that they attempted at transferring the Houndoom over to Pokemon HeartGold however it didn't be able to work because the save file that it was created from has disappeared.
"The trainer he loves and all his Pokemon fans are erased from existence," Patriotman115 said. The Reddit user also stated that they'd like to add another Pokemon onto the pokewalker however, doing this would end the life of the Houndoom by erasing it out of existence exactly as the save file it was derived from. Patriotman115 closed the thread with a question about whether they should continue by removing this Houndoom off the Pokewalker or should they leave the Houndoom be kept in it's Pokewalker "as a memory to his lost universe."
The majority of responses encourage patriotman115 not to put Houndoom within the Pokewalker while some attempt to suggest solutions for the problem. One option is for patriotman115 to purchase an entirely new Pokewalker but it should be remembered that Pokewalkers are quite expensive today. On Ebay and other similar websites you could pay upwards of $60 for a new Pokewalker. As a reference an example, an Pokemon HeartGold or SoulSilver cartridge can be bought for approximately the same price. If you want a complete copy that includes Pokewalker and SoulSilver included will be spending several hundred dollars but. Patriotman115 appears to have an extremely painful choice to make, since to make the most of Pokewalker once more, they'll need to eliminate Houndoom.
Pokewalker was an interesting experiment. Pokewalker proved to be an exciting and interesting experiment and, in a certain way, could be considered a prelude in a way towards Pokemon GO. It's unlikely that an identical device will be developed due to the fact that Pokemon GO essentially serves the similar purpose of encouraging players to walk around to gain gameplay. This is why it's likely that the release of a similar device for such a game, like the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, might be a waste of resources.
Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are available on Nintendo DS. Nintendo DS.
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