Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are main-line Pokémon games released for the Nintendo DS, as paired Generation IV remakes of the Generation II games Pokémon Gold and Silver.
Similar to Pokémon Gold and Silver, HeartGold and SoulSilver take place in the Johto region of the franchise's fictional universe. The universe centers on the existence of creatures, called Pokémon, with special abilities. The silent protagonist is a young Pokémon trainer who lives in New Bark Town. At the beginning of the games, the player chooses either a Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile as their starter Pokémon from Professor Elm. After performing a delivery for the professor, he decides to let the player keep the Pokémon and start them on a journey.
- Release date: March 2010 (World), September 2009 (Japan)
- Developer: Game Freak
- Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
- Official Game Website
- English Wikipedia page
- Bulbapedia - Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions