And I felt so sad, and I was without one for like, 11 months. I walked around with it on a lanyard for like, two months. It was dead though.
But last month, I decided that I wanted to try changing the batteries. Maybe it would work, you know? It was worth a shot.
And it worked! I was so happy. So I have a Pokewalker now, and I'm always using it. Even if there's nothing in it Pokemon-wise, I've got it on me. And I'm walking. And I use it as a pedometer, so I can see if I reached the daily requirement of 10,000 steps. I usually do, unless I'm especially lazy.
I've been using my PokéWalker every day since I restarted HeartGold ten or so days ago. I think it's such a nifty little device and I have used it to get quite a few Pokémon otherwise only obtainable later in the game. In fact three of my six party members have been caught through PokéWalker.
I haven't been using it long but I have unlocked up to Blue Lake. It's also a great way of getting items such as berries much easier than rock smashing and trading shards.
Aww, there's only one more course after Blue Lake before I get the National PokéDex. That went really fast. I can't wait to get the very last, Quiet Cave, course. That would certainly be an achievement.