New magazine scans for HeartGold and SoulSilver have surfaced. The pages might be an insert from Famitsu magazine, since they call themselves “Famichudan,” but we are not sure about this yet. Credit goes to True Gaming for the scans and to Bangiras for translating the information below. Click the thumbnails for larger images, which will open in new windows.
In regards to the shiny Pichu that you can download for preordering a 12th movie ticket, “Pikachu-Colored Pichu,” it is now confirmed that it will activate an event when transferred from Platinum to the games. The magazine says, “It looks like having Pikachu-Colored Pichu in your party triggers an event with Notched-Ear Pichu.” So the Pichu will definitely be a special one like the movie Regigigas last year, which unlocked the caverns of the other Regis in Platinum. This information also confirms that the Notched-Ear Pichu will be in the games and is not just a movie-exclusive character. Considering that the event takes place in Ilex Forest, and this is just speculation, one of the Pichu might have something to do with the GS Ball.
The Arceus section in the scans is just showing its different PokeDex entries in Diamond and Pearl. It also says that in Platinum, you can hear the legend of Arceus from a hiker in the Oreburgh Mine and then later in the Canalave Library when you have the Arceus from the movie event in your party. The legend just summarizes what we already know about the legendaries of Sinnoh in that Arceus is the creator and Dialga, Palkia, and the lake trio were born from it.
Other scenes from the magazine show Team Rocket confronting Gold, the 3D scene where you pick your starter, the Slowpoke Well, and the outside of Kurt’s house, most of which were in the CoroCoro scans.