Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア
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Cover of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, featuring Shadow Lugia.
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Category: RPG
Players: Single-player, multiplayer
Connectivity: Cable, Wireless Adapter, e-Reader
Developer: Genius Sonority
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation III main series
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E
ACB: N/A
OFLC: G8+
PEGI: 3+
GRAC: N/A
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: August 4, 2005[1]
North America: October 3, 2005[2]
Australia: November 19, 2005
Europe: November 18, 2005[3]
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Websites
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
StrategyWiki
StrategyWiki has more about this subject:

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (Japanese: ポケモンXD 旋風ダーク・ルギア Pokémon XD: Whirlwind of Darkness, Dark Lugia) is Genius Sonority's second Pokémon game for the Nintendo GameCube as well as the second RPG in the Pokémon series for a home console. The game features a Battle Mode akin to that of its predecessor, as well as a Story Mode featuring a brand new plot set in the Orre region.

Gameplay

Much like Colosseum, Pokémon XD features similar gameplay to the main series of Pokémon games. Mechanics in Pokémon battles are directly adapted, and the game, similarly to its prequel, features mostly double battles during the Story Mode.

Story

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Setting

The game once again takes place in the Orre region, about five years after the events of Colosseum. In their second attempt at world domination, the criminal organization Cipher has created a Shadow Lugia, codenamed XD001, claimed to be immune to purification. A young trainer, Michael, aims to defeat Cipher and prevent their plans.

Plot

It starts with the S.S. Libra cruising, when suddenly some helicopters appear with Shadow Lugia, which picks up the ship as the sailors that fell out watch in awe. Then, Michael finds himself using Salamence to battle Metagross. No matter what the outcome is, the player will then find himself in the Pokémon HQ Lab, where the trainer will tell him to consider raising Pokémon other than Eevee. Michael then speaks with Professor Krane and Lily. Prof. Krane comments Michael's skills, with Lily worrying that Michael will become spoiled. Prof. Krane tells her not to worry, saying both Michael and his sister Jovi are both wonderful kids, reminding Lily that she hasn't seen Jovi since lunch.

Lily asks Michael to look for her. Michael looks around, finding a P★DA that Professor Krane left him in his room and gets an E-mail telling him to ask Adon, who was playing hide-and-seek with her. Adon tells him to look at Dr. Kaminko's house. Michael then sees a report about the missing cargo ship that was carrying loads of Pokémon, the S.S. Libra. Michael goes to Kaminko's house, where he is attacked by Chobin, who mistakes him for a burglar and sends out his Pokémon. After fending him off, Jovi shows up and asks what Michael is doing and asks if he is lost. Jovi then acts all high and mighty saying she knows that he is lost. Michael goes inside, and Chobin shoes a video of himself bragging about Kaminko's inventions that are harmful to mankind. Michael tells Jovi that It's time to go home, so Jovi calls back her Minun, Mimi, and follows Michael back to the lab. Jovi continues saying Michael was lost when Lily scolds her.

Jovi goes to find Aidan, as Michael talks to Prof. Krane and obtains the snag machine. Aidan adds a Shadow Monitor to the P★DA, and Professor Krane goes to ready the battle sim. However, some men come in and take Professor Krane away. Michael goes outside and finds everyone knocked out. Michael then battles the leader, Naps, who is using a shadow Teddiursa, which Michael snags. Prof. Krane is then dragged away by the kid nappers, as Michael watches in despair. Jovi is crying, and everyone looks sad, Aidan says Prof. Krane is crucial to the Purification Chamber project, and that there is nothing they can do. Lily then says they can complete it themselves, though Aidan says it is hopeless. Lily says they are on the verge of finishing and walks off, and Michael follows, starting his journey.

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Michael, as he appears in Pokémon XD

Characters

For complete listing see the XD characters category.

The hero of Pokémon XD is a young boy named Michael, trainer of an Eevee. Michael lives with his mother, Lily, and his younger sister Jovi. Professor Krane, a scientist researching Pokémon purification and a family friend, often assists him. A handful of other characters also appear, some returning from Colosseum and some new.

The crime organization Cipher returns in the game with renewed plans. The syndicate includes five new admins: Lovrina, Snattle, Gorigan, Ardos and Eldes hired by the team's boss. Miror B. also appears in the game with new scopes in mind.

Locations

For complete listing see the XD locations category.

The game's setting is in the Orre region, altered after the five years that have passed. More wild Pokémon have started appearing, but Orre's land is still much less inhabited than other regions'. Pokémon XD features locations not present in Colosseum, as well as landmarks such as Mt. Battle returning.

Pokémon

Starting

Starter
133   Eevee Normal Level 10

Snaggable

Shadow Pokémon
216   Teddiursa Normal Level 11
165   Ledyba Bug Flying Level 10
261   Poochyena Dark Level 10
228   Houndour Dark Fire Level 17
343   Baltoy Ground Psychic Level 17
363   Spheal Ice Water Level 17
179   Mareep Electric Level 17
316   Gulpin Poison Level 17
273   Seedot Grass Level 17
167   Spinarak Bug Poison Level 14
322   Numel Fire Ground Level 14
285   Shroomish Grass Level 15
318   Carvanha Water Dark Level 15
301   Delcatty Normal Level 18
100   Voltorb Electric Level 19
296   Makuhita Fighting Level 18
037   Vulpix Fire Level 18
355   Duskull Ghost Level 19
280   Ralts Psychic Level 20
303   Mawile Steel Level 22
361   Snorunt Ice Level 22
204   Pineco Bug Level 22
177   Natu Psychic Flying Level 22
315   Roselia Grass Poison Level 22
052   Meowth Normal Level 22
220   Swinub Ice Ground Level 22
021   Spearow Normal Flying Level 22
088   Grimer Poison Level 23
086   Seel Water Level 23
337   Lunatone Rock Psychic Level 25
299   Nosepass Rock Level 26
335   Zangoose Normal Level 28
046   Paras Bug Grass Level 28
058   Growlithe Fire Level 28
090   Shellder Water Level 29
015   Beedrill Bug Poison Level 30
017   Pidgeotto Normal Flying Level 30
114   Tangela Grass Level 30
012   Butterfree Bug Flying Level 30
082   Magneton Electric Steel Level 30
049   Venomoth Bug Poison Level 32
070   Weepinbell Grass Poison Level 32
024   Arbok Poison Level 33
057   Primeape Fighting Level 34
097   Hypno Psychic Level 34
055   Golduck Water Level 33
302   Sableye Dark Ghost Level 33
020   Raticate Normal Level 34
085   Dodrio Normal Flying Level 34
083   Farfetch'd Normal Flying Level 36
334   Altaria Dragon Flying Level 36
115   Kangaskhan Normal Level 36
354   Banette Ghost Level 37
126   Magmar Fire Level 36
127   Pinsir Bug Level 35
219   Magcargo Fire Rock Level 38
078   Rapidash Fire Level 40
106   Hitmonlee Fighting Level 38
107   Hitmonchan Fighting Level 38
108   Lickitung Normal Level 38
123   Scyther Bug Flying Level 40
113   Chansey Normal Level 39
338   Solrock Rock Psychic Level 41
121   Starmie Water Psychic Level 41
125   Electabuzz Electric Level 43
277   Swellow Normal Flying Level 43
143   Snorlax Normal Level 43
062   Poliwrath Water Fighting Level 42
122   Mr. Mime Psychic Level 42
051   Dugtrio Ground Level 40
310   Manectric Electric Level 44
373   Salamence Dragon Flying Level 50
105   Marowak Ground Level 44
131   Lapras Water Ice Level 44
128   Tauros Normal Level 46
112   Rhydon Ground Rock Level 46
103   Exeggutor Grass Psychic Level 46
149   Dragonite Dragon Flying Level 55

Legendary Pokémon

Lugia
Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  LUGIA Dex No. 249 Unknown nature. Psychic Psycho Boost None
Lv. 50 Type Oct. 3, 2005 Normal Recover
  Psychic Flying Distant Land Water Hydro Pump
OT (Purifier) Apparently arrived at Lv. 50. Flying FeatherDance
ID No. (Purifier) fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability  
  None Pressure  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Articuno
Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  ARTICUNO Dex No. 144 Unknown nature. Ice Ice Beam None
Lv. 50 Type Oct. 3, 2005 Normal Heal Bell
  Ice Flying Distant Land Psychic Extrasensory
OT (Purifier) Apparently arrived at Lv. 50. Ice Haze
ID No. (Purifier) fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability  
  None Pressure  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Zapdos
Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  ZAPDOS Dex No. 145 Unknown nature. Electric Thunderbolt None
Lv. 50 Type Oct. 3, 2005 Psychic Extrasensory
  Electric Flying Distant Land Normal Baton Pass
OT (Purifier) Apparently arrived at Lv. 50. Steel Metal Sound
ID No. (Purifier) fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability  
  None Pressure  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Moltres
Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  MOLTRES Dex No. 146 Unknown nature. Psychic Extrasensory None
Lv. 50 Type Oct. 3, 2005 Normal Morning Sun
  Fire Flying Distant Land Fire Will-O-Wisp
OT (Purifier) Apparently arrived at Lv. 50. Fire Flamethrower
ID No. (Purifier) fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability  
  None Pressure  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Given

Shadow Pokémon
175   Togepi Normal Level 25

Poké Spot Pokémon

Name Poké Spot Levels Rate
Hoppip Oasis 10 - 21 Common
Phanpy Oasis 10 - 21 Uncommon
Surskit Oasis 10 - 21 Rare
Zubat Cave 10 - 21 Common
Aron Cave 10 - 21 Uncommon
Wooper Cave 10 - 21 Rare
Sandshrew Rock 10 - 21 Common
Gligar Rock 10 - 21 Uncommon
Trapinch Rock 10 - 21 Rare

In-game trades

Elekid

Hordel will only trade this Elekid for a purified Shadow Togepi, otherwise he will trade an Elekid with normal level-up moves.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  ZAPRONG / Dex No. 239 Unknown nature. Ice Ice Punch no Ribbon
Lv. 20 Type Oct. 3, 2005 Fire Fire Punch
  Electric Unknown Distant Land Electric ThunderPunch
OT HORDEL Apparently arrived at Lv. 20. Fighting Cross Chop
ID No. 41400 fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability  
  None Static  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Duking

Duking will trade these Pokémon if the player provides him with rare Pokémon from the Pokéspots.

Meditite

Give Trapinch

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  MEDITITE / Dex No. 307 Unknown nature. Fighting DynamicPunch no Ribbon
Lv. 20 Type Oct. 3, 2005 Psychic Confusion
  Fighting Psychic Distant Land Ghost Shadow Ball
OT DUKING Apparently arrived at Lv. 20. Fighting Detect
ID No. 37149 fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability  
  None Pure Power  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Shuckle

Give Surskit

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  SHUCKLE / Dex No. 213 Unknown nature. Normal Substitute no Ribbon
Lv. 20 Type Oct. 3, 2005 Poison Toxic
  Bug Rock Distant Land Poison Sludge Bomb
OT DUKING Apparently arrived at Lv. 20. Normal Encore
ID No. 37149 fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability  
  None Sturdy  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Larvitar

Trade Wooper

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
  LARVITAR / Dex No. 246 Unknown nature. Ground Sandstorm no Ribbon
Lv. 20 Type Oct. 3, 2005 Dragon Dragon Dance
  Rock Ground Distant Land Dark Bite
OT DUKING Apparently arrived at Lv. 20. Dragon Outrage
ID No. 37149 fateful encounter at There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability  
  None Guts  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date .
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Generation IV

These Pokémon are not catchable, but they have special roles in the game. The Herbalist's Munchlax will often appear at a Poké Spot and make the hero receive a false alarm that a wild Pokémon has appeared to eat his Poké Snacks. When the hero finds Munchlax, the Herbalist will appear to take it back to her store, and she will offer the hero ten more Poké Snacks for his trouble.

A girl's Bonsly can be found inside the S.S. Libra after it appears in the desert. This Bonsly is apparently a Pokémon that Cipher forgot to take to Cipher Key Lair. After saving Bonsly and taking it to the girl in Pyrite Town, she will allow the hero to play a special bingo card at Realgam Tower, which features Bonsly as a usable Pokémon.

Connectivity

Players can transfer snagged Pokémon from Pokémon XD to any of the portable Generation III games: Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen and Emerald Version. This transference functions identically to the trading function in the main series games, but can only happen in Phenac City.

  • In order to do the above, one needs to have completed the sidequest to unlock trading with Hoenn-based games in FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • Through exploitation of differences in linkup requirements, players can send Pokémon from XD to one of the handheld Hoenn games without beating the Elite Four, trading first to a game that has done so, trading from that to Pokémon Colosseum, and trading from Colosseum to the Hoenn game.

Trivia

  • The "XD" in the title stands for 'eXtra Dimension'. However, fans sometimes poke fun at it because XD is an emoticon for a laughing face.
  • Though Lugia is the main focus of the game, it has the second highest level of all snaggable Shadow Pokémon in this game (tied with Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Salamence). The Shadow Pokémon of the highest level in this game is a Dragonite.
  • Pokémon XD is only the second true sequel Pokémon game, after the Generation II games, which are a sequel to Generation I.
    • Before the release of Pokémon XD, Reggie Fils-Aime stated that Pokémon XD would not be a sequel to Colosseum, but rather a whole new game, having a similar style to Ruby and Sapphire.
  • Trainers that were in Colosseum who also appear in this game tend to still have the same Pokémon, but their levels and even stages of evolution are sometimes lower than they were in Colosseum.
  • If one trades a Pokémon from Pokémon Colosseum to a Game Boy Advance game and then to this game, it will say the Pokémon was met in a distant land, even though both Colosseum and XD take place in Orre. A similar oddity occurs if the reverse is done.
  • If a player pre-ordered this game, they could receive a limited edition GameCube skin featuring Shadow Lugia or, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Eevee, and Michael.
  • In the game, the player can capture Lugia, then Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.
  • The game's name may be a reference to Lugia's codename before the release of Gold and Silver, Pokémon X.
  • Like in Pokémon Colosseum, Shadow Pokémon are banned from VS mode. Despite this, there are no restrictions on non-Shadow Pokémon that know Shadow moves (given to them by a cheating device). The same lack of restrictions also apply to Bonsly. It is unknown why this occurs.
  • Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and Pokémon Colosseum are the only RPG Pokémon games released after Pokémon Crystal not to give the player the choice of playing as either a boy or a girl.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア
  European French Pokémon XD: Le Souffle des Ténèbres
  German Pokémon XD: Der Dunkle Sturm
  Italian Pokémon XD: Tempesta Oscura
  Spanish Pokémon XD: Tempestad Oscura


References

Template:Main series

Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalQR Codes
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Gen VII (3DSSwitch) • Gen VIII
Wild PokémonIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes


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