Free HeartGold / SoulSilver download unleashes Pikachus by land, sea and air

Big news for Pokemaniacs, Nintendo has just launched a free wi-fi download for Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver that unlocks a special route on your Pokewalker. The Yellow Forest route will be available for download from April 1st through May 5th through the mystery gift option in the main menu. Follow Nintendo’s directions for the download, and get ready for an avalanche of fluffy yellow electric mice on your next walk.


While a regular Pikachu may seem like old-hat to most players, the Yellow Forest Pikachu are special: the rarer group A versions sport the ability to use Fly and Surf. This is big news for trainers, as Pikachu has never been able to use Fly before, and a surfing Pikachu hasn’t been officially available for years. Players interested in getting one of these rare Pikachus will need to do a little bit of walking though, as it requires roughly 10,000 steps on the Pokewalker before either will start appearing in encounters.

At the rate Pokemon fans are logging in the miles walking, don’t be surprised if you start seeing track stars advertising Nike's new line of Pokewalker cases.

Apr 1, 2010


  • Nocturne989 - April 2, 2010 6:14 a.m.

    just got the download. btw flying pikachu has been given away before as a Japanese exclusive event pokemon and Surfing was in Pokemon Battle Revolution and it was pretty easy to get.
  • DrDevious - April 2, 2010 4:44 a.m.

    Actually a surfing Pikachu was available in Pokemon battle Revolution. Was that last year? And the chances of catching a flying or surfing one is pretty small. Basically 2-3% and only after about 10000 steps in the course @darkmagshin Thanks for the tip!
  • Cyberninja - April 2, 2010 2:55 a.m.

    great i guess i can now catch a pikachu this really is the best game ever.
  • crawfishmase94 - April 2, 2010 2:30 a.m.

    it takes forever to get them even after you get to 10,000 steps.
  • Romination - April 2, 2010 2:19 a.m.

    FLYING PIKACHU IS THE STUPIDEST THING EVER!!! That said, I REALLY WANT IT. I'll have the Yellow Forest in until I catch a surfing AND a flying.
  • darkmagshin - April 2, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    is this an april fools joke?? also, just tap the back of the pokewalker and it will log a step
  • D0CCON - April 1, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    sorry, I had to do it. Never had the chance and I had nothing worth saying about the article.
  • D0CCON - April 1, 2010 10:47 p.m.


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