Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver – Your Guide to the Pokeathlon

Diehard GameFAN writes, "When I was a little kid the USA Network used to re-run old cartoons from the 1960s and 70s on a show called Cartoon Express. One of my favourites was a show called Laugh-A-Lympics where Hanna-Barbara characters would compete against each other in comedy versions of Olympic events. You'd have Scooby-Doo Vs. Yogi Bear, Hong Kong Phooey against Quick Draw McGraw and other classic match-ups guaranteed to delight children at that time. Well now Pokemon has given us something similar. In Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Pokemon Contests have been eliminated and replaced by the Pokeathlon – a series of ten events in which your Pokemon will compete in mini-games, trying to earn both medals and points that you can use to purchase new or rare items for your team. Much like Pokemon Contests, there are different stats that come into play rather than the ones used in Pokemon Battles. Let's take a look at what you'll have to prepare for if you want to make the Pokeathlon Hall of Fame."

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