It's funny what kids can and can't remember. Ask my 8-year-old son what he did at school and you typically get a shrug and "I don’t know" or something to that effect. Ask him about a Pokemon and he can recite the pros and cons of the character along with which character you need to beat it. He is giddy with excitement over the new Pokemon games coming and Nintendo has guaranteed a pre-order by offering Pokemon figurines with the pro-order sale.
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The Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions of the game will go up for pre-order on February 1st with the games officially shipping on March 14th. Fans that pre-order the HeartGold version will get the Ho-Oh figure.
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Those that pre-order the SoulSilver version will get Lugia figure. If you aren't big on pre-ordering games, the figures will also be in packs with the game at retail locations while supplies last. Each version of the game sells for $39.99 and are bundled with the new Pokewalker accessory. The Pokewalker is a small portable game that lets players catch wild Pokemon.