Reverse Mode

This article is about the state Shadow Pokémon enter in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. For its equivalent in Pokémon Colosseum, see Hyper Mode.

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An Articuno entering Reverse Mode

Reverse Mode (Japanese: リバース状態 Reverse State) is a condition Shadow Pokémon will sometimes enter after using a move during Pokémon battle in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. It is the counterpart to Hyper Mode from Pokémon Colosseum.

A Pokémon may be purified even when in Reverse Mode.

Entering Reverse Mode

A Pokémon may enter Reverse Mode after a Shadow move is used (even if it was not used by the Shadow Pokémon itself). While a Pokémon is in Reverse Mode, its status meter turns red and black, and an aura of the same color will appear around the Pokémon, presumably seen with the Aura Reader.

Pokémon remain in Reverse Mode even after the battle ends.

Effects of Reverse Mode

  • A Pokémon in Reverse Mode will have no difficulty using Shadow moves, but may disobey instead of using any other moves.
  • During every turn a Shadow Pokémon is in Reverse Mode, it will deal damage to itself at the end of the turn.
  • Items cannot be used on a Pokémon in Reverse Mode, except Scents.

Unlike Hyper Mode, Reverse Mode is not known to increase the critical hit ratio of any Shadow moves. Also unlike Hyper Mode, its activation does not use up a Pokémon's turn.

Ending Reverse Mode

Reverse Mode can be ended by either calling to a Pokémon in battle or by using a Scent on it. Doing this will "open the door to its heart" a bit and bring it closer to being purified.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Mode Retour
  German Kontra-Modus
  Italian Stato Reflex
  Spanish Retroestado



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