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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

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{{Infobox game |colorscheme=xd|bordercolorscheme=xd
|name=<span style="color:#FFF">Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness</span>
|release_date_ja=August 4, 2005<ref>[ Poké]</ref>
|release_date_na=October 3, 2005<ref>[ Poké (US)]</ref>
|release_date_au=November 1910, 2005<ref>[ Nintendo Australia] (archive)</ref>
|release_date_eu=November 18, 2005<ref>[ Poké (UK)]</ref>
|website_ja=[ Poké]<br>[]
'''Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness''' (Japanese: '''ポケモンXD {{tt|闇|やみ}}の{{tt|旋風|かぜ}}ダーク・ルギア''' ''Pokémon XD: Whirlwind of Darkness, Dark Lugia'') is [[Genius Sonority]]'s second and final 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 [[Pokémon Colosseum|predecessor]], as well as a Story Mode featuring a brand new plot set in the [[Orre]] region.
Much like {{pkmn|Colosseum}}, Pokémon XD features a similar 3D gameplay to the [[core series]] of Pokémon games. Mechanics in [[Pokémon battle]]s are directly adapted. Also, similar to its predecessor, Pokémon XD features mostly [[Double Battle]]s instead of Single Battles. Unlike in Colosseum however, [[wild Pokémon]] can be found, albeit only in specific places called [[Poké Spot]]s.
The game once again takes place in the [[Orre]] region, about five years after the events of {{pkmn|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 {{pkmn|Trainer}}, [[Michael]], aims to defeat Cipher and prevent their plans.
{{incomplete|section|More plot. When added, please add to [[Orre]] as well}}
The game opens with a shot of the [[S.S. Libra]] cruising through the sea, when suddenly some helicopters appear overhead with [[Shadow Lugia]], which picks up the ship. The sailors fall out and watch in awe as it flies away, carrying the ship with it.
Lily mentions that there is a place in [[Agate Village]] that can purify Shadow Pokémon, and Michael heads there. While there, he meets Eagun, the elder of Agate Village, who shows Michael the [[Relic Stone]], a stone that has the power to purify Shadow Pokémon. Eagun allows Michael to purify one Pokémon at the Stone, and Michael returns to the HQ Lab.
Michael then travels to the [[Cipher Lab]] to rescue Prof. Krane, and successfully does so while defeating Cipher Admin [[Lovrina]]. While at the lab, he finds a {{key|Orre|[[Data ROM}}]], and heads to Pyrite Town to speak with [[Secc]] and [[Nett]] at [[ONBS]], to see if they can decode it. After receiving some tips from [[Duking]] about [[Pokespots]], Michael receives a text from [[Nett]] saying to come back to [[Pyrite Town]]. [[Cipher]] has taken over [[ONBS]], and it's up to Michael to defeat them on his way up to see [[Nett]].
Michael's next stop is [[Phenac City]]. After his arrival, he finds that the city has been taken over by [[Cipher]]. After defeating the [[Cipher Peon]]s, he heads into the Phenac Stadium and defeats Cipher Admin [[Snattle]], freeing Phenac City.
Experience The Extra Dimension!<br>Using [[Shadow Pokémon]], an evil organization has unleashed a sinister plot of world domination. With {{p|Eevee}} as your companion, and with the help of numerous friends along the way, you must fight against terrible foes and race against time to snag a purify the Shadow Pokémon and save the world!
Engage in fantastic battles with your friends! By connecting with a [[Game Boy Advance]]-using—using a [[Nintendo GameCube]] Game Boy Advance cable-youcable—you can import and battle with your Game Boy Advance Pokémon from Pokémon Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Ruby and Sapphire!
Much like {{pkmn|Colosseum}}, Pokémon XD features a similar 3D gameplay to the [[core series]] of Pokémon games. Mechanics in [[Pokémon battle]]s are directly adapted. Also, similar to its predecessor, Pokémon XD features mostly [[Double Battle]]s instead of Single Battles. Unlike in Colosseum however, [[wild Pokémon]] can be found, albeit only in specific places called [[Poké Spot]]s.
===Changes from Pokémon Colosseum===
Some changes have been made to the region and gameplay from Pokémon Colosseum:
*The main character, Wes, is replaced by Michael. Michael's starter Pokemon is a L10 Eevee instead of a L25 Espeon and L26 Umbreon.
*Gameplay is less challenging until the post-game in Story Mode.
*PCs now have 8 Boxes, and access to the Purify Chamber. The Save function has been removed from PCs, replaced with a Save option in the menu.
*Hyper Mode is renamed Reverse Mode.
*Shadow Pokemon can't be put in the Day Care.
*Shadow Pokemon now learn exclusive Moves via purification.
*Shadow Rush's power has dropped to 50 and no longer causes recoil damage.
*Multiple Shadow moves have been added alongside Shadow Rush.
*Shadow Moves are now super effective against non-Shadow Pokemon but not very effective against Shadow Pokémon.
*There is now a '+' next to an opponent's Shadow Pokemon's level.
*Battle Mode has been dropped, though the Orre Colosseum has been incorporated into the post-game Story Mode.
*Calling a non-Shadow Pokemon raises its accuracy if it's not asleep.
*The Orre Region map got a makeover, and is now viewed from a 3D rather than a top-down look.
*Pyrite Cave, The Under and Phenac Stadium are inaccessable.
*Pyrite Building has been turned into ONBS.
*A Purify Chamber has been added.
*Wild Pokemon, in-game trades, a Move Relearner, Battle Bingo and Battle Sims have been added.
*Strategy Memo is automatically updated.
*In Mt. Battle, you are no longer asked if you want to advance to the next zone.
*Areas 1-3 of Mt. Battle are available from the start.
*Mt. Battle trainer levels now go up to Level 70 and trainers now use Legendary Pokemon.
*TMs 07 (Hail), 46 (Thief) and 37 (Sandstorm) are gone.
*The books in the basement of the Phenac Pokemon Centre are now described as a Hoenn/Kanto region research.
*Time Flutes are gone.
*Poke Balls can now be bought at most Poke Marts.
*There are now stricter conditions for trading with the GBA games.
[[File:XD Michael.png|thumb|right|100px|Michael, as he appears in Pokémon XD]]
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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 [[Greevil|boss]]. [[Miror B.]] also appears in the game with new scopes in mind.
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The game's setting is in the [[Orre]] region, which has been 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 [[region]]s. Pokémon XD features locations not present in Colosseum, as well as landmarks such as [[Mt. Battle]] returning.
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{{Moveentry|303|Mawile|1|Steel||Level 22}}
{{Moveentry|361|Snorunt|1|Ice||Level 2220}}
{{Moveentry|204|Pineco|1|Bug||Level 2220}}
{{Moveentry|177|Natu|2|Psychic|Flying|Level 22}}
{{Moveentry|315|Roselia|2|Grass|Poison|Level 22}}
{{Moveentry|055|Golduck|1|Water||Level 33}}
{{Moveentry|302|Sableye|2|Dark|Ghost|Level 33}}
{{Moveentry|020|Raticate|1|Normal||Level 34}}
{{Moveentry|085|Dodrio|2|Normal|Flying|Level 34}}
{{Moveentry|020|Raticate|1|Normal||Level 34}}
{{Moveentry|083|Farfetch'd|2|Normal|Flying|Level 36}}
{{Moveentry|334|Altaria|2|Dragon|Flying|Level 36}}
{{Moveentry|115|Kangaskhan|1|Normal||Level 3635}}
{{Moveentry|354|Banette|1|Ghost||Level 37}}
{{Moveentry|126|Magmar|1|Fire||Level 36}}
{{Moveentry|127|Pinsir|1|Bug||Level 35}}
{{Moveentry|219|Magcargo|2|Fire|Rock|Level 38}}
{{Moveentry|078|Rapidash|1|Fire||Level 40}}
{{Moveentry|106219|HitmonleeMagcargo|12|FightingFire|Rock|Level 38}}
{{Moveentry|107|Hitmonchan|1|Fighting||Level 38}}
{{Moveentry|106|Hitmonlee|1|Fighting||Level 38}}
{{Moveentry|108|Lickitung|1|Normal||Level 38}}
{{Moveentry|123|Scyther|2|Bug|Flying|Level 40}}
{{Moveentry|338|Solrock|2|Rock|Psychic|Level 41}}
{{Moveentry|121|Starmie|2|Water|Psychic|Level 41}}
{{Moveentry|125|Electabuzz|1|Electric||Level 43}}
{{Moveentry|277|Swellow|2|Normal|Flying|Level 43}}
{{Moveentry|125|Electabuzz|1|Electric||Level 43}}
{{Moveentry|143|Snorlax|1|Normal||Level 43}}
{{Moveentry|062|Poliwrath|2|Water|Fighting|Level 42}}
{{Moveentry|105|Marowak|1|Ground||Level 44}}
{{Moveentry|131|Lapras|2|Water|Ice|Level 44}}
{{Moveentry|128|Tauros|1|Normal||Level 46}}
{{Moveentry|112|Rhydon|2|Ground|Rock|Level 46}}
{{Moveentry|103|Exeggutor|2|Grass|Psychic|Level 46}}
{{Moveentry|128|Tauros|1|Normal||Level 46}}
{{Moveentry|149|Dragonite|2|Dragon|Flying|Level 55}}
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* {{p|Bonsly}}
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 player receive a false alarm that a wild Pokémon has appeared to eat his [[Poké SnacksSnack]]s. When the player finds Munchlax, the Herbalist will appear to take it back to her store, and she will offer the player 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 player to use a special [[Battle Bingo#Bonsly Card|bingo card]] at [[Realgam Tower]], which features Bonsly as a playable Pokémon.
* 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 {{g|Colosseum}}, and trading from Colosseum to the Hoenn game.
==Development Cycle==
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* Like in Pokémon Colosseum, Shadow Pokémon are banned from VS mode. However, there are no restrictions on non-Shadow Pokémon that are given [[Shadow move]]s through [[cheating]]. The same lack of restrictions also apply to {{p|Bonsly}}.
* This game and {{g|Colosseum}} are the only RPG Pokémon games released after {{game|Crystal}} to not allow the player to choose their gender.
** They are also the only spin-off Pokémon games released with similar mechanics to the core series games.
==In other languages==
|ja=ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア
|fr=Pokémon XD : Le Souffle des Ténèbres
|es=Pokémon XD: Tempestad Oscuraoscura
|de=Pokémon XD: Der Dunkle Sturm
|it=Pokémon XD: Tempesta Oscura
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[[es:Pokémon XD: Tempestad oscura]]
[[fr:Pokémon XD : le Souffle des Ténèbres]]
[[it:Pokémon XD: Tempesta Oscura]]
[[ja:ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア]]
[[plzh:Pokémon宝可梦XD XD: Gale of暗之旋风 Darkness黑暗洛奇亚]]
[[zh:精靈寶可夢XD 暗之旋風 黑暗洛奇亞]]