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Battle Sims

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Battle Sims are a feature in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

Battle CDs, of which 50 can be located throughout Orre, are used to create simulated battles at Realgam Tower. The player is given a team of Pokémon to use in the battle. Generally, there are turn limits to the battles and the battles have a theme. The first time the player successfully completes a Battle CD, a prize is awarded.

Battle Sims are also found in Pokémon HQ Lab. However, these are only beginner simulations.

The first battle in Pokémon XD, and the first time seeing Michael is in a Sim battle, where Michael is using a Salamence, while the opposing Sim Trainer is using a Metagross.

Sim Trainers are only found in Battle Sims.

Pokémon HQ Lab Battle Sims

Opening Sequence

Battle Sim 00
Opening Sequence
Single battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Losten
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 373.png
Types:
Dragon Flying
Ability:
Intimidate
Held item:
None
Salamence Lv.50
Earthquake
Ground
Dragon Dance
Dragon
Brick Break
Fighting
Dragon Claw
Dragon
Losten's Pokémon
Box XD 376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
None
Metagross Lv.50
Sludge Bomb
Poison
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Healing Status Problems

Battle Sim 01
Healing Status Problems
Learn how a Pokémon can be healed
from a status problem using an item.
Single battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Jodlet
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 129.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Swift Swim
Held item:
None
Magikarp Lv.10
Splash
Normal
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Jodlet's Pokémon
Box XD 046.png
Types:
Bug Grass
Ability:
Effect Spore
Held item:
None
Paras Lv.25
Stun Spore
Grass
PoisonPowder
Poison
Sleep Powder
Grass
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Pokémon Types and Move Types

Battle Sim 02
Pokémon Types and Move Types
If a Pokémon's type and its attack move's
type are the same, the move will inflict
greater damage.
Single battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Jodlet
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 019.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Run Away
Held item:
None
Rattata Lv.10
Quick Attack
Normal
Thunderbolt
Electric
  --  
   
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Jodlet's Pokémon
Box XD 296.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
Thick Fat
Held item:
None
Makuhita Lv.8
Brick Break
Fighting
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Pokémon Type Matchups

Battle Sim 03
Pokémon Type Matchups
Every type of Pokémon has strengths and
weaknesses to other types.
Learn how Pokémon types match up.
Single battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Jodlet
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 081.png
Types:
Electric Steel
Ability:
Magnet Pull
Held item:
None
Magnemite Lv.10
ThunderShock
Electric
Tackle
Normal
  --  
   
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Box XD 114.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Chlorophyll
Held item:
None
Tangela Lv.10
Vine Whip
Grass
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Jodlet's Pokémon
Box XD 118.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Water Veil
Held item:
None
Goldeen Lv.10
Water Sport
Water
  --  
   
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Box XD 027.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
None
Sandshrew Lv.10
Earthquake
Ground
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Moves That Hit Multiple Pokémon

Battle Sim 04
Moves That Hit Multiple Pokémon
Learn about the pros and cons of attack
moves that hit more than one Pokémon.
Double battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Jodlet
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 183.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability:
Huge Power
Held item:
None
Marill Lv.8
Surf
Water
Tail Whip
Normal
  --  
   
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Box XD 074.png
Types:
Rock Ground
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
None
Geodude Lv.8
Earthquake
Ground
  --  
   
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Jodlet's Pokémon
Box XD 218.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Magma Armor
Held item:
None
Slugma Lv.8
Ember
Fire
  --  
   
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Box XD 309.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Electrike Lv.8
Tackle
Normal
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Pokémon with Two Types

Battle Sim 05
Pokémon with Two Types
A Pokémon that is of two types is a little
complicated for matching move types.
Let's learn how this works.
Single battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Jodlet
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 025.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Pikachu Lv.8
ThunderShock
Electric
  --  
   
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Box XD 252.png
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Overgrow
Held item:
None
Treecko Lv.8
Absorb
Grass
  --  
   
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Jodlet's Pokémon
Box XD 194.png
Types:
Water Ground
Ability:
Damp
Held item:
None
Wooper Lv.10
Water Gun
Water
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Switching Pokémon In/Out of Battle

Battle Sim 06
Switching Pokémon In/Out of Battle
Learn how Pokémon should be switched
out of battle and replaced with a reserve
when at a clear disadvantage.
Single battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Jodlet
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 016.png
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Held item:
None
Pidgey Lv.5
Gust
Flying
  --  
   
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Box XD 074.png
Types:
Rock Ground
Ability:
Rock Head
Held item:
None
Geodude Lv.5
Earthquake
Ground
  --  
   
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Jodlet's Pokémon
Box XD 025.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Pikachu Lv.7
ThunderShock
Electric
  --  
   
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Box XD 046.png
Types:
Bug Grass
Ability:
Effect Spore
Held item:
None
Paras Lv.7
Giga Drain
Grass
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Tactics That Rely on Abilities

Battle Sim 07
Tactics That Rely on Abilities
Every Pokémon has a single ability.
Using Levitate as an example,
learn how this ability can affect battles.
Single battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Jodlet
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 088.png
Type:
Poison Unknown
Ability:
Sticky Hold
Held item:
None
Grimer Lv.20
Sludge
Poison
  --  
   
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Box XD 109.png
Type:
Poison Unknown
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None
Koffing Lv.21
Sludge
Poison
  --  
   
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Jodlet's Pokémon
Box XD 050.png
Type:
Ground Unknown
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
None
Diglett Lv.22
Magnitude
Ground
  --  
   
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Tactics Involving Item Use

Battle Sim 08
Tactics Involving Item Use
Learn about items that Pokémon can hold
for use during a battle.
Single battle: Difficulty:
Unlimited turns
Location:
Pokémon HQ Lab
Vs. Supertrainer Jodlet
Player's Pokémon
Box XD 276.png
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Guts
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Taillow Lv.10
Peck
Flying
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Jodlet's Pokémon
Box XD 278.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Held item:
None
Wingull Lv.10
Water Gun
Water
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Battle CD Battle Sims

Main article: Battle CD

Trivia

  • According to an NPC, Cooltrainer Daras in Mt. Battle in Pokémon Colosseum, Battle Sims seem to have already existed although it is unknown where he did the Battle Sims as the Realgam Tower was Cipher's base back then. He was the 76th Trainer on Mt. Battle and when the player meets up with him he states firmly, "I constantly run simulations of Pokémon battles. I'll be perfect in a real battle." Because of the change in Trainers in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and Cooltrainer Noxon appears a platform before him, it is possible that he went to the Pokémon HQ lab to teach Michael the basics of Pokémon battling, however this is also unknown as it doesn't give that particular NPC a name and the Athlete Trainer Class was removed.
  • Supertrainer Jodlet's Paras knows Sleep Powder, a move which Paras cannot legally learn in any games.