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So a new/old pokemon came out on Sunday - The original older ones were called "Gold" and "Silver", the re-releases with updated graphics and touchscreen DS-y stuff are "Heart Gold" and "Soul Silver". I know very little about the pokemon games. Each game has a "legendary pokemon" (Ho-Oh and Lugia). There's a few pokemon you can get in one that you can't in the other (and vice versa), but other than that I have no idea why they released the two. I think the maps and people are the same... I don't know. I probably shouldn't blog about something I know so little about, right?
I got Heart Gold, and am currently running around the Johto region looking for local pokemon to catch and leveling my party - you can catch as many as can fill the huge amount of space in your 'pokemon storage', but you only play with 6 pokemon at a time. Mine currently are Totodile (the water pokemon you can start with), Rattata (purple rat), HootHoot (owl that stands on one foot), Sentret (squirrel thing that stands on its tail), An Onyx named "Rocky" (I traded for him), and TOGEPI! I LOVE TOGEPI!! Except he's only level 1 right now so I can't fight him. I haven't put him in the pokewalker yet to level him.
Oh! The pokewalker! It's a pedometer decorated like a pokeball. You use wifi to put a pokemon "in" the walker (think tamagotchi), and as you walk around, it gets stronger!! How cool is that! I wear mine around the house too, you'd never guess how many steps you take just walking around from room to room! You can also unlock new 'routes' to walk in, find berries, and even find pokemon (though I'm not sure how to do the last bit).
When I find out more about the history of pokemon, I'll do another post :D Thanks for reading my ramble-y posts!