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Orre

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Orre オーレ地方
Ōre region
Orre.png
In-game map of Orre
Introduction Pokémon Colosseum
Professor Professor Krane
Starter Pokémon Espeon & UmbreonColo
EeveeXD
Regional Villains Cipher, Team Snagem
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Pokédex
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Anime
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Games
Generation III
Games Pokémon Colosseum
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Manga
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In-game map of the Orre region from Pokémon Colosseum

Orre (Japanese: オーレ地方 Ōre-chihō) is the setting of the Generation III side series games Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. In other games, Pokémon obtained in Orre are listed as being met in a distant land (Japanese: 遠く離れた土地 distant land).

Orre has no wild Pokémon in Pokémon Colosseum, and has only a few starting to pop up in specific locations, known as Poké Spots, in Pokémon XD. In these circumstances, Trainers use Pokémon imported from regions of the Pokémon nation, primarily Johto and Hoenn. Pokémon battles are, for the most part, played in Double Battle style with the Trainers putting two Pokémon out each. There is no form of a Pokémon League in Orre, but rather, a variety of facilities which offer consecutive battles. However, Michael wanting to start his Pokémon journey when he comes of age would imply that there is at least something similar to a Pokémon League in Orre, if not an actual Pokémon League.

Etymology and design concept

Etymology

The region's name may be derived from ore, as a reference to the cities and towns that are named after minerals.

Design concept

Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Orre

The inspiration for Orre was stated to be Phoenix, Arizona.[1]

History

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Contemporary history

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Prior to the events of Pokémon Colosseum, Orre was plagued by several crime syndicates, such as Team Snagem and Cipher. Both criminal organizations allied themselves as part of their plan to rule the world through Shadow Pokémon. Cipher supplied Team Snagem with Snag Machines, which allowed Snagem members to steal Pokémon from their Trainers.

Pokémon Colosseum

At the beginning of Pokémon Colosseum, Wes steals a Snag Machine from the strongly guarded headquarters of Team Snagem. Upon reaching Phenac City, he discovers a girl named Rui who had been captured by Team Snagem. Both of them journey across the Orre, snagging Shadow Pokémon, and uncovering the disastrous plan of the secret organization, Cipher. This shady group and its ambitious admins are the creators of Shadow Pokémon, closing their hearts to strengthen their stats. Wes learns how to reverse the effects of this process, and must capture all of Cipher's Shadow Pokémon.

After defeating all of Cipher's admins, Wes goes to Realgam Tower; after defeating the Admins again, Gonzap comes out and reveals that Cipher gave Team Snagem the Snag Machines. Afterwards, Snagem gave the Pokémon to Cipher, who created Shadow Pokémon; meaning that this was all one master plan hatched by Cipher. After defeating Snagem, Nascour, the boss of Cipher, is defeated by the player. Afterwards, it is revealed that Phenac City's mayor Es Cade is actually Evice, the true boss of Cipher. After he is defeated he tries to escape; fortunately, a Ho-Oh uses Sacred Fire to stop him, saving the day. With Evice's capture, Wes continues his journey by searching Orre for the remaining Cipher members and their Shadow Pokémon.

Between Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

In the five years after the events of Colosseum, Cipher has created a Shadow Lugia, codenamed XD001, claimed to be immune to purification. During these five years, the S.S. Libra was sailing to Orre with Pokémon, when suddenly some helicopters appeared with Shadow Lugia, which picked up the ship as the sailors that fell out watched in awe. Shadow Lugia dropped it in the desert, where Cipher Admin Gorigan and his Cipher workers took every Pokémon on the ship but one to the Cipher Key Lair to transform them into Shadow Pokémon.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Cipher then proceeds to the northwest corner of Orre, where a facility called the Pokémon HQ Lab resides. Upon arrival, they abduct the lab's chief researcher, Professor Krane, in an attempt to use his research for their own evil plans. Having witnessed the kidnapping, a young Trainer named Michael follows Cipher to an abandoned lab and rescued Krane.

Knowing that Cipher has to be stopped, Micheal set off on a journey to save Orre. Armed with a Snag Machine built by Krane and his Pokémon Eevee, Micheal rescues and purifies Cipher's newest breed of Shadow Pokémon, does battle with their devious admins to shut down their operations, and even wins the trust of Team Snagem, who seeks to destroy Cipher and prove that they are the greatest criminals in all of Orre.

Eventually, Michael trailed Cipher to the main headquarters on Citadark Isle, where the organization's Grand Master Greevil and his twin bodyguards (and sons) Ardos and Eldes welcomed him by summoning XD001. Michael proves too skilled and snags XD001 with the rest of Greevil's Shadow Pokémon, and he responds by attempting to blow up the island. Though Ardos encourages him to go through with it, Eldes steps in and pleads with Greevil to accept defeat graciously. Greevil agrees and leaves with Eldes, while Ardos leaves in anger. With Cipher presumed disbanded with Greevil's defeat, Michael proceeds to rescue the remaining Shadow Pokémon and purify the "unpurifiable" XD001.

Cities, routes, and other locations

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Orre has five cities and towns. There are no known routes that connect locations.

Demographics

Cities and towns

Map City/Town Population Description
Phenac City.png Phenac City A gorgeous jewel of a town that overflows with water in a forbidding desert.Colo
A gorgeous city in the desert that overflows with bounteous water.XD
Pyrite Town.png Pyrite Town A rough and dirty town full of thugs and scoundrels. It is said to be home to sinister Pokémon.Colo
A noble town of rogues and ruffians. The Cipher-fighting ONBS is here.XD
The Under.png The Under A wholly lawless underground town that is ruled by the criminal syndicate Cipher.*
An underground town freed of Cipher, and where the Kid Network is now active.*
Agate Village.png Agate Village A lush, green town that is peacefully populated by old former ace trainers.Colo
A lush green town of senior citizens. There is a relic honoring Celebi here.XD
Gateon Port.png Gateon Port A lively seaport with active trade. Loitering sailors are a common sight.

Areas of interest

Map Landmark Description
HQ Lab Exterior.png Pokémon HQ Lab The Orre Region's top research lab that studies Pokémon comprehensively.
Kaminko House.png Kaminko's House The peculiar manor that is home to the eccentric scientist Dr. Kaminko.
Miror B Hideout.png Miror B.'s Hideout
ONBS.png ONBS
Pyrite Cave.png Pyrite Cave
Relic Cave.png Relic Cave
Relic Stone.png Relic Stone
100px Poké SpotXD A rough and rocky Poké Spot where wild Pokémon appear.Rock
A lush, oasis-like Poké Spot where wild Pokémon appear.Oasis
A dark and damp Poké Spot where wild Pokémon appear.Cave
Cipher Lab.png Cipher Lab A sinister and menacing laboratory that was built in the desert without notice.Colo
A secret lab run by the criminal syndicate Cipher to study and develop Shadow Pokémon.Colo
The lab used by the reactivated Cipher for developing XD001.XD
The Under Subway.png The Under Subway
SS Libra.png S.S. Libra The missing Pokémon cargo ship. Did Cipher transport it here?
Snagem Hideout XD.png Snagem Hideout The former base of Team Snagem that was completely destroyed in a catastrophic explosion.Colo
The base where Team Snagem dreams of regaining its former glory.XD
Cipher Key Lair.png Cipher Key Lair The Shadow Pokémon factory that was wrecked by <player>.
Citadark Isle.png Citadark Isle A volcanic island ringed by magma.
Outskirt Stand.png Outskirt Stand A lonely gasoline stand in a desolate desert. Travelers visit it on their journeys.Colo
A lonely gas station in the desert. Travelers stop by on their journeys.XD

Gyms/Stadiums/Colosseums

Map Landmark Description
Deep Colosseum.png Deep Colosseum
Orre Colosseum XD.png Orre Colosseum A Colosseum in the desert that is known only among the elite.
Phenac Colosseum.png Phenac Stadium
Pre Gym.png Prestige Precept Center
Pyrite Colosseum.png Pyrite Colosseum
Realgam Tower Colosseum.png Tower Colosseum
UnderColosseum.png Under Colosseum
Mt Battle.png Mt. Battle A place for Pokémon battle training that is always open to all trainer challenges.Colo
A place for Pokémon battle training that is always open to Trainers.XD
Realgam Tower.png Realgam Tower The construction site for an immense tower, which will have a Colosseum on the top floor.Colo*
An immense tower that was finally completed. It is said to have a suspended Colosseum.Colo*
An immense, members-only tower that is jam-packed with entertainment.XD

Geography

This region is noticeably arid, being divided into a huge desert wasteland and a small, mountainous green region. In the center is Mt. Battle, a dormant volcano where Trainers go to sharpen their skills. Orre has very few settlements in it due to the dry climate. Its largest city, Phenac City, is located in Orre's harshest environment. There is a lively port to the southwest of Orre, which is presumably how it keeps its connections with the other regions, using ships such as the S.S. Libra. Despite its environmental problems, it is one of the most advanced regions in terms of science and architecture. Due to the rough terrain, it is not known if there are any connecting routes. Wild Pokémon are very rare, appearing only a handful of spots throughout the whole region. The map in Pokémon Colosseum was retconned in Pokémon XD, before seemingly being landlocked while the XD map has a sea or ocean to the west.

Trivia

  • Orre is one of only two regions to have more than one crime syndicate plaguing the region, the other being Hoenn.
  • The Pokémon Center in Phenac City is the only Pokémon Center in the region that has a trade center.
  • Orre is the only region not to be explored in any of the handheld games, unless one counts the Orange and Decolore Islands, which have not been shown to be in any game at all to this day.
  • On the map of Orre in Pokémon Colosseum, what appear to be a number of regions (at least nine) can be seen bordering Orre.

In other languages

Orre

Language Name Origin
German Orre Same as English and Japanese name.
French Rhode Possibly from the mineral rhodolite, the metal rhodium, the Greek island of Rhodes, or the Colossus of Rhodes.
Italian Auros Possibly from aurum, Latin for gold.
Spanish Aura Possibly from aurum, Latin for gold.

Distant land

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pays lointain
Germany Flag.png German Entferntes Land
Italy Flag.png Italian Terra Lontana
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아주 먼 땅 very distant land
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tierra lejana


See also

References

  1. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/nom/0311/soft/interv01.html
Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series KantoJohtoHoennSinnohUnovaKalos
Sevii Islands
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games TCG IslandsFioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkRanseiFerrum
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota


Orre
Box Colo 250.png Box Colo 196.png Box XD 133.png Box Colo 197.png Box XD 249S.png
Cities
Phenac CityPyrite TownThe UnderAgate VillageGateon Port
Landmarks
Pokémon HQ LabKaminko's HouseMiror B.'s HideoutONBSPyrite CaveRelic CaveRelic StonePoké Spot
Cipher LabThe Under SubwayS.S. LibraEclo CanyonSnagem HideoutCipher Key LairCitadark IsleOutskirt Stand
Colosseums
Phenac StadiumPrestige Precept CenterPyrite ColosseumUnder Colosseum
Tower ColosseumDeep ColosseumOrre Colosseum
Tournament areas
Mt. BattleRealgam Tower

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