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{{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, as remakes of {{game|Gold and Silver|s}}, implemented redone elements of the original games. Nonetheless, as individual games, they have gone through similar stages of development as all the other [[Version|main series]] games.
 
{{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, as remakes of {{game|Gold and Silver|s}}, implemented redone elements of the original games. Nonetheless, as individual games, they have gone through similar stages of development as all the other [[Version|main series]] games.
   
==Universal development leftovers==
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==Global information==
===Sprites===
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===Pre-release===
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====Sprites====
 
[[CoroCoro]]'s editions containing pre-release information of the games depicted earlier sprites for {{ga|Silver}}, {{p|Chikorita}}, {{p|Pikachu}} and {{DL|List of Nintendo event Pokémon with in-game effects|Pikachu-colored Pichu}}. Chikorita's leaf was darker.
 
[[CoroCoro]]'s editions containing pre-release information of the games depicted earlier sprites for {{ga|Silver}}, {{p|Chikorita}}, {{p|Pikachu}} and {{DL|List of Nintendo event Pokémon with in-game effects|Pikachu-colored Pichu}}. Chikorita's leaf was darker.
   
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===Items===
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====Items====
 
[[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl beta#Hidden items|All]] [[Pokémon Platinum beta#Items|items]] present in the internal data of {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} and {{game|Platinum}} are found in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, in addition to the latter's exclusive items.
 
[[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl beta#Hidden items|All]] [[Pokémon Platinum beta#Items|items]] present in the internal data of {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} and {{game|Platinum}} are found in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, in addition to the latter's exclusive items.
 
* {{DL|List of dummied out items|Photo Album}}, a [[key item]] for storing photos. It was replaced with photo storage integration in the [[PC]];
 
* {{DL|List of dummied out items|Photo Album}}, a [[key item]] for storing photos. It was replaced with photo storage integration in the [[PC]];
 
* {{DL|Valuable item|SlowpokeTail}}, an expensive but useless item. It makes a comeback from the original games and can be obtained through modification of the saved game but it has no function. Interestingly, it was made a key item (it was a regular item in the [[Generation II]] games).
 
* {{DL|Valuable item|SlowpokeTail}}, an expensive but useless item. It makes a comeback from the original games and can be obtained through modification of the saved game but it has no function. Interestingly, it was made a key item (it was a regular item in the [[Generation II]] games).
   
===Debugging features===
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====Debugging features====
 
The [[Pokémon Platinum beta#Debugging features|same debugging tools]] found in the internal data of {{game|Platinum}} are also present in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}.
 
The [[Pokémon Platinum beta#Debugging features|same debugging tools]] found in the internal data of {{game|Platinum}} are also present in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}.
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==Localization-specific findings==
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==Localization-specific information==
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===Post-release===
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====Game Corners====
 
Due to [[Pokémon controversy#Gambling|legal issues]] related with {{wp|gambling}}, the interior design of both [[Goldenrod Game Corner|Goldenrod]] and [[Celadon Game Corner]]s was completely overhauled in all non-Japanese releases of {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}. However, the original design is still present within the internal data of the localized releases, despite being severely limited, since most dialogue scripts were removed (with the exception of the [[Coin]] purchase interface, which is still completely functional and translated) and the [[slot machine]] interface pointers are redirected to the [[Voltorb Flip]] interface instead.
 
Due to [[Pokémon controversy#Gambling|legal issues]] related with {{wp|gambling}}, the interior design of both [[Goldenrod Game Corner|Goldenrod]] and [[Celadon Game Corner]]s was completely overhauled in all non-Japanese releases of {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}. However, the original design is still present within the internal data of the localized releases, despite being severely limited, since most dialogue scripts were removed (with the exception of the [[Coin]] purchase interface, which is still completely functional and translated) and the [[slot machine]] interface pointers are redirected to the [[Voltorb Flip]] interface instead.
   

Revision as of 19:36, 20 January 2013

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver, implemented redone elements of the original games. Nonetheless, as individual games, they have gone through similar stages of development as all the other main series games.

Global information

Pre-release

Sprites

CoroCoro's editions containing pre-release information of the games depicted earlier sprites for Silver, Chikorita, Pikachu and Pikachu-colored Pichu. Chikorita's leaf was darker.

An earlier back sprite for Ethan was also shown. His hair was slightly different and there was a symbol on his hat. There is also a prototype sprite for Lugia.

Earlier screenshots also depict the Slowpoke Well with a Team Rocket Grunt standing where Proton is in the final release, as was the case with the original Pokémon Gold and Silver. Another screenshot depicts the Mystri Stage in the Sinjoh Ruins with the three circles being identically colored. In the final release, they have three different colors specific to each circle.

Cyndaquil's front sprite in the opening of the games is different from its front sprite used during regular gameplay.

GoldHGSS beta back.png

Spr HGSS Silver Beta.png

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Spr 4h 025b.png

Spr 4h 172b s.png

Ethan's prototype back sprite Silver's prototype front sprite Chikorita's prototype front sprite Pikachu's prototype front sprite Pikachu-colored Pichu's prototype front sprite


Items

All items present in the internal data of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Platinum are found in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, in addition to the latter's exclusive items.

  • Photo Album, a key item for storing photos. It was replaced with photo storage integration in the PC;
  • SlowpokeTail, an expensive but useless item. It makes a comeback from the original games and can be obtained through modification of the saved game but it has no function. Interestingly, it was made a key item (it was a regular item in the Generation II games).

Debugging features

The same debugging tools found in the internal data of Pokémon Platinum are also present in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Localization-specific information

Post-release

Game Corners

Due to legal issues related with gambling, the interior design of both Goldenrod and Celadon Game Corners was completely overhauled in all non-Japanese releases of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. However, the original design is still present within the internal data of the localized releases, despite being severely limited, since most dialogue scripts were removed (with the exception of the Coin purchase interface, which is still completely functional and translated) and the slot machine interface pointers are redirected to the Voltorb Flip interface instead.


Beta versions of Pokémon games
Generation I
Red and GreenYellow
Generation II
Gold and SilverCrystal
Generation III
Ruby and SapphireFireRed and LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV
Diamond and PearlPlatinumHeartGold and SoulSilver
Generation V
Black and WhiteBlack 2 and White 2
Generation VI
X and Y
Unreleased
Pocket Monsters RPGPokémon Picross

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