Data ROM

The Data ROM (Japanese: データロム Data ROM) is a Key Item exclusive to the Orre-based games, Pokémon Colosseum and XD: Gale of Darkness. There are two separate Data ROMs, one for each game. Both contain top secret information about Cipher.

Data ROM
Data ROM
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Data ROM
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Introduced in Generation III
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In the games


Games Cost Sell price
Colo.XD N/A N/A


Pokémon Colosseum

Contains a complete list of Pokémon Cipher turned into Shadow Pokémon. The ROM is brought to Nett of the Kids Grid in The Under to decipher. Afterwards, he will occasionally send the player emails about the data he's managed to decipher, updating the player's Snag List.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

The ROM is first brought to Professor Krane's assistant Datan at the Pokémon HQ Lab, but as he's unable to decipher it, the player retrieves the ROM and delivers it to Nett in Pyrite Town's ONBS Building. Despite their best efforts, the data is lost during a raid by Cipher, although Nett managed to uncover information about a planned invasion of Phenac City before the raid.


Games Description
Colo. A data rom of some sort found on Ein's desk.
XD A memory device that may contain Cipher's secrets.


Games Method
Colo. Shadow PKMN Lab (next to Ein's computer after defeating him)
XD Cipher Lab (dropped by Cipher R&D Tekot after defeating Lovrina)

In other languages

Language Title
  French Disque-ROM
  German CD-Rom
  Italian Scheda DatiColo
  Spanish Disquete

See also

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