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Pokémon Colosseum

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Pokémon Colosseum
Pokémon Colosseum's North American boxart.
Basic info
Platform: {{{platform}}}
Category: RPG
Players: up to 4 players
Connectivity: None
Developer: Genius Sonority
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: {{{gen_series}}}
ESRB: Everyone
Release dates
Japan: Nov 21, 2003
North America: Mar 24, 2004
Australia: Jun 24, 2004
Europe: May 14, 2004
South Korea: N/A
Japanese: ポケモンコロシアム
English: Games : Pokémon Colosseum

Pokémon Colosseum was released on November 21, 2003 in Japan, March 22, 2004 in North America and May 14, 2004 in Europe on the Nintendo GameCube. The game followed the basic stadium style battling found in the Pokémon Stadium games but an extra was included in the form of an RPG which allowed trainers to catch Generation II and Generation III Pokémon in the desolate region of Orre.

In the game, your character was part of an organization called Team Snagem and they obtained a machine which allowed someone to snag another's Pokémon as if it were wild. Another team, Cipher was responsible for corrupting the hearts of Pokémon giving them to trainers. With the help of a young girl named Rui, your character would be able to find the Pokémon whose hearts were sealed and surrounded by a purple aura and use the Snag Machine to rescue Shadow Pokémon and restore them to normal.


See Colosseum characters category.


See Colosseum locations category.

Catchable Pokémon

Depending upon the choice of Croconaw, Bayleef and Quilava, the other two will be availible in the game at either the Pokémon lab or the Snagem hideout.

About Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh is catchable in Pokémon Colosseum when trainers have purified all the Shadow Pokémon. Players would then have to use a team of Pokémon from the RPG in the main game's 100 trainer knockout challenge.

Pokémon Obtainable by other means

Purifying Techiques

Pokémon in the game can be purified in a variety of ways.

  • Walking around with Shadow Pokémon in your party.
  • Rubbing scents on the Pokémon (these can be bought at Agate Village).
  • Battling with them and calling out when the Pokémon reaches its hyper state.
  • Placing a Shadow Pokémon in the Pokémon daycare in Agate Village.

Once the bar which indicates how open or how closed the heart is reaches the point where it says "The Pokémon's heart is open! Unlock the final lock!", trainers would go to the Agate Village shrine and use its power to restore the Pokémon's heart and remove the move known as Shadow Rush.

After trainers have beaten the game, Pokémon can be traded to all Generation III games provided that their hearts are open (and certain objectives have been completed in FireRed and LeafGreen, if they are being traded to).


The other half of the game consists of several colosseum venues that trainers could send Pokémon from the RPG to battle or from the Gameboy Advance games.


While competing in the Mount Battle 100 trainer challenge in either the RPG or the Colosseum section of the game, trainers can receive Pokécoupons which can be used to buy rare TMs, items and berries. Additionally, players have the option of storing Pokécoupons on a Pokémon Ruby or Sapphire game pack for later use, if they so desire. Here is the list of what trainers can receive after collecting a set amount of Pokécoupons.

  • TM 29 Psychic (3,500 Pokécoupons)
  • TM 13 Ice Beam (4,000 Pokécoupons)
  • TM 24 Thunderbolt (4,000 Pokécoupons)
  • TM 35 Flamethrower (4,000 Pokécoupons)
  • TM 32 Double Team (4,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Ganlon (15,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Salac (15,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Petaya (15,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Apicot (15,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Leftovers (10,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Mental Herb(8,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Focus Band (10,000 Pokécoupons)
  • White Herb (8,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Quick Claw (10,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Bright Powder (10,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Kings Rock (10,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Scope Lens (10,000 Pokécoupons)
  • Choice Band (10,000 Pokécoupons)


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