Pokémon Progress

I have to start so say that I love the Pokéwalker. You know, that small Pokéball shaped pedometer device which has been shown to be even more accurate than two dedicated devices that are held in high regard:

“Evaluated against two other dedicated pedometers, the Pokéwalker – an add-on device for the HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon titles – is the most accurate device for counting steps, according to researchers at Iowa State University.

The results were presented recently at an experimental biology conference by Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, an Iowa State professor who has been studying the Pokéwalker’s usefulness since its release. This study, which found the Pokéwalker most accurate counting steps taken on a treadmill at four different speeds, is a first step in ongoing research on the device, and how it encourages physical activity among kids.

“Pokémon is a big toy for kids,” Lanningham-Foster said. “And that’s why I was so interested in it is the idea that we have yet another active gaming format for kids.”

If you’re thinking this research is being funded by Nintendo, nope; it’s funded by Iowa State’s Nutrition and Wellness Research Center.”

The above text is cited from http://toomuchgaming.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/pokewalker-more-accurate-than-other-pedometers/

I have the following team In HeartGold so far, and I’ve just entered the Sprout Tower:

Licorita the Chikorita, Lv. 10: Tackle, Growl, Razor Leaf

 Pidgenator the Pidgey, Lv. 10: Tackle, Sand Attack, Gust

Kangaskhan the Kangaskhan, Lv. 10: Comet Punch, Leer, Fake Out

“Dude!! You have a Kangaskhan?! That’s impossiburu! You cheater!!”

Yeah, I have a Kangaskhan and it’s legit! That’s the beauty of the Pokéwalker: Walk around, gain points and use the Pokéradar to meet 3 of 6 (I think?) Pokémon of that area of A, B and C class rarity. You can even meet Pokémon that aren’t meant to be met at that stage in the game or even in the game at all. I was lucky to have a Kangaskhan appear in one of the areas I took a “stroll” in. And the Pokéwalker can make your Pokémon gain one level during each stroll, and I’ve had Pidgenator gain 3 levels and Kangaskhan 1 level using that method.

It was level 8 when I got it. In a place where all Pokémon you encounter don’t surpass Lv. 5! Sadly you don’t get to nickname the Pokémon caught in Pokéwalker, so I’ll have to meet the Name Rater in Goldenrod to name him something else.

Any suggestions?

First image from: http://crazynarutofanatic.deviantart.com/

Sprites from PokeCheck: http://sprites.pokecheck.org/?gen=1&


2 thoughts on “Pokémon Progress

  1. First of all, pedometer sounds wrong (I know it’s ped as in foot but still), and second of all, it’s pretty neat that an accessory beats other products which are made for just one purpose.


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