Summary: I did not realize the internal battery had run dry when I bought this. Upon closer inspection of the item description, I saw that it did indeed state the battery had run out, so this was my own fault entirely for not reading the description properly!
Summary: it is the real original game and not a fake version. i was worried it would be fake as once i bought a copy of pokemon soul silver and it was fake, couldn't go online so i couldn't complete my heart gold game and ALWAYS froze. but that's enough about fake games.