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Appendix:HeartGold and SoulSilver walkthrough/Section 13

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This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. This walkthrough follows the remade Nintendo DS version, not Pokémon Gold and Silver.
The guide for those can be found here.


New Bark Town

Elm's Lab

Inside Elm's Lab, Lyra/Ethan impressed that you have already earned eight badges. Elm tells you that his research is going great, thanks to you. To show his appreciation, he hands out the Master Ball, a Poké Ball guaranteed to catch any Pokémon, which is normally given only to noted Pokémon researchers. He also mentions that a group of Kimono Girls was looking for you. The group is waiting at the Ecruteak Dance Theater.

Ecruteak City

Ecruteak Dance Theater

As you arrive, Silver is just leaving, still agonizing over his defeat by the Kimono Girls. Inside, you are welcomed by Zuki, the Kimono Girl you met in Violet City. She claims that in order to persuade Ho-OhHG / LugiaSS to return, they needed to find someone who had the right bond with Pokémon. She reveals that it was they who gave the Mystery Egg to Mr. Pokémon, in the hopes that he would give it to someone who showed "true potential". However, that alone is not enough to face the legendary Pokémon, and Zuki presents an opportunity for you to prove yourself by defeating the five sisters in quick succession.

First up is Zuki, from Violet City, and her Umbreon. Second is Naoko, from Ilex Forest, and her Espeon. Third is Miki, from the Dance Theater, and her Flareon. Fourth is Sayo, from Ice Path, and her Jolteon. The final sister is Kuni, from Goldenrod Tunnel, and her Vaporeon.


When all five sisters are defeated, Zuki gives you the Clear BellHG or Tidal BellSS. When combined with the Rainbow WingHG or Silver WingSS, the two items can be used to summon the two legendary birds.

Ho-Oh Descends to the Bell TowerHG

Suddenly, their younger sister enters the building and claims that she just saw the shadow of a big Pokémon over the Bell Tower. The sisters run off, leaving you to follow. Ho-Oh will not let itself be caught easily, so be sure to stock up on your favorite type of Poké Ball. Repels, Escape Ropes, and Pokémon with status-inflicting moves, like Spore or Thunder Wave, are also recommended. Head north from the Dance Theater to reach the Barrier Station. Flash the Fog Badge to reach Bellchime Trail, and step inside the tower.

Bell Tower

As you approach the back of the first floor, the Rainbow Wing suddenly floats up into the air. Seeing the shimmering rainbow feather, the monk finally moves from the ladder.


Bell Tower, 3F
Bell Tower, 4F

3F

Go west to reach a Full Heal. Move around in an S-shape to reach the northeast stairs.

4F

Go south to find an Ultra Ball, and south again to get a Super Potion. Grab the Escape Rope in the southwest, then climb the northwest stairs.

Bell Tower, 5F
Bell Tower, 6F

5F

Work your way to the pillar for a Rare Candy. The ramps here keep you from advancing, so take the southeast stairs and backtrack through 4F. Stay to the west of the pillar to reach the stairs in the south.

6F

6F has a simple layout that serves as a transition between the ramps on the lower floors and what lies above. The next three floors use a series of warp tiles for quick navigation.

Bell Tower, 7F
Bell Tower, 8F

7F

Step on the nearest warp tile to reach the pillar, and take the next to reach the east wall of 9F. There are two warp tiles to the south; the right one leads to the center of 8F and a Max Elixir, while the left one leads to the south side of 8F and a Nugget. Backtrack to the first warp on 7F, grab the Max Revive to the northeast, and go south to take the next warp to the west side of 8F.

8F

The next warp takes you to the north side of 9F, and the one after that brings you back to the east side of this floor. Pick up the Full Restore to the northwest and take one last warp to the center of 9F.

Bell Tower, 9F
Bell Tower, Rooftop

9F

Climb the stairs to reach the rooftop.

Rooftop

Climb the golden stairway to reach the tower's rooftop, where the Kimono Girls are waiting for you. Zuki tells you that once their mystical dance combines with the sound of the Clear Bell, Ho-Oh will return from the great arch of the sky once more. The Clear Bell floats up above you, and the sisters begin their dance. The four other bells, each hanging from a different corner of the roof, also activate. As if drawn by the peal of the bells, Ho-Oh appears and descends to the tower.

SoulSilver players are unable to challenge Ho-Oh until after obtaining the Rainbow Wing in Pewter City. The Clear Bell is not required.

Ho-Oh

Start off by using status-inflicting moves, like Spore or Thunder Wave, to wear it down. Follow up with Water- or Electric-type attacks to inflict double the damage. Use caution with Rock-type attacks, as Ho-Oh takes four times the normal damage from such moves. Then slowly chip away at its remaining health with Fire-, Grass-, Fighting-, Bug-, or Steel-type attacks, as moves of these types only inflict half- or quarter-damage. If you happen to knock it out, it will reappear once you have entered the Hall of Fame.

HeartGold
Spr 4h 250.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Sacred Ash Sprite.png Sacred Ash
Ho-Oh Lv.45
Extrasensory
Psychic Special
Sunny Day
Fire Status
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Sacred Fire
Fire Physical
SoulSilver
Spr 4h 250.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
Bag Sacred Ash Sprite.png Sacred Ash
Ho-Oh Lv.70
Sacred Fire
Fire Physical
Punishment
Dark Physical
AncientPower
Rock Special
Safeguard
Normal Status


Lugia Emerges from the Waterfall BasinSS

Suddenly, their younger sister enters the building and claims that she just saw the shadow of a big Pokémon in the Whirl Islands' waters. The sisters run off, leaving you to follow. Lugia will not let itself be caught easily, so be sure to stock up on your favorite type of Poké Ball. Repels, Escape Ropes, and Pokémon with status-inflicting moves, like Spore or Thunder Wave, are also recommended. Fly back to Olivine or Cianwood and sail out into the ocean. Surf and Whirlpool are required to fully explore the islands' underwater cave network; Strength and Flash are helpful, but not necessary.

Whirl Islands

There are many items to be found throughout the caves, but if you are only looking for Lugia, start with the northeast island.


Whirl Islands, northwest interior
Whirl Islands, northeast interior
Whirl Islands, southeast interior
Whirl Islands, southwest interior
Whirl Islands, B1F
Whirl Islands, B2F
Whirl Islands, Waterfall Basin

Northwest Island

Step inside the cave, and take the ladder to the floor below.

Walk down the stairway to reach a hidden Pearl to the northeast, and a Full Restore to the south. Jump the ledge and climb the stairway to the east in order to reach a Nugget and a hidden Super Repel. Head east and jump the two ledges to reach a ladder; this leads to a dead-end with an Ultra Ball. Go south, jump another ledge, and backtrack to the first ladder in the northwest corner. Head south along the upper level to reach a Carbos, and climb down the ladder to the southeast.

Grab the Max Elixir and Full Restore from this dead-end area, then use an Escape Rope to exit the cave.

Northeast Island

Walk east, jump the ledge, and take the northern path to reach the next part of the main cavern.

Follow the rock platform southward, collect the hidden Revive, and climb down the ladder to B2F.

Inspect the north wall for a hidden Full Restore, then grab the Max Revive to the west. Speak with the monk, and the Silver Wing suddenly floats up into the air. When he sees the shimmering silver feather, the monk allows you to pass. Step through the archway just south of him to reach a Rare Candy. Continue the climb down the cliffside to reach another archway, where your lead Pokémon retreats into its Poké Ball.

Step inside the waterfall chamber and climb onto the platform, where you find the Kimono Girls waiting for you. Zuki tells you that once their mystical dance combines with the sound of the Tidal Bell, Lugia will emerge from the waterfall basin once more. The Tidal Bell floats up above you, and the sisters begin their dance. The two other bells, fastened on either side of the waterfall, also activate. As if drawn by the peal of the bells, Lugia emerges from behind the waterfall.

HeartGold players are unable to challenge Lugia until after obtaining the Silver Wing in Pewter City. The Tidal Bell is not required.

Lugia

Start off by using status-inflicting moves, like Spore or Thunder Wave, to wear it down. Follow up with Rock-, Ghost-, Electric-, Ice-, or Dark-type attacks to inflict double the damage. Then slowly chip away at its remaining health with Fighting-, Grass-, or Psychic-type attacks, as moves of these types inflict only half- or quarter-damage. If you happen to knock it out, it will reappear once you have entered the Hall of Fame.

SoulSilver
Spr 4h 249.png
Types:
Psychic Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
None
Lugia Lv.45
Extrasensory
Psychic Special
Rain Dance
Water Status
Hydro Pump
Water Special
Aeroblast
Flying Special
HeartGold
Spr 4h 249.png
Types:
Psychic Flying
Ability:
Pressure
Held item:
None
Lugia Lv.70
Aeroblast
Flying Special
Punishment
Dark Physical
AncientPower
Rock Special
Safeguard
Normal Status


Southeast Island

Check the northwest corner for a hidden Rare Candy, then take the ladder down to the main cavern.

Head north along the rock ledge to find a Calcium. Go down the stairway and loop around to the west. Search near the south-central ladder for a hidden Ultra Ball, then move the nearby boulder northward. Head west to reach an Escape Rope, then climb the southwest ladder.

Detour across the pool of water to the east to collect another Ultra Ball, then take the exit to emerge on the southwest island.

Southwest Island

The only items accessible from the southwest island are the Escape Rope and the Calcium, both of which would have been collected already.


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