Our 2014 Christmas Contests have begun! Check the Bulbagarden Forums to find out how you could win 1 of 30 copies of ORAS!
Please remember to follow the manual of style and code of conduct at all times.
Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel #bulbagarden on irc.systemnet.info.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
(Redirected from Pokemon XD)
Jump to: navigation, search
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
ポケモンXD (やみ)旋風(かぜ)ダーク・ルギア
XD EN boxart.jpg
Cover of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, featuring Shadow Lugia
{{{name2}}}
[[File:{{{boxart2}}}|250px]]
{{{caption2}}}
{{{name3}}}
[[File:{{{boxart3}}}|250px]]
{{{caption3}}}
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Category: RPG
Players: Single-player, multiplayer
Connectivity: Cable, Wireless Adapter, e-Reader
Developer: Genius Sonority
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation III side series
Ratings
CERO: All
ESRB: E
ACB: G
OFLC: G8+
PEGI: 3
GRB: N/A
Release dates
Japan: August 4, 2005[1]
North America: October 3, 2005[2]
Australia: November 19, 2005
Europe: November 18, 2005[3]
South Korea: N/A
Websites
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
Nintendo.co.jp
English: Pokémon.com
Nintendo.com
XD JP boxart.png
Japanese boxart of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
StrategyWiki
StrategyWiki has more about this subject:

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (Japanese: ポケモンXD 旋風ダーク・ルギア Pokémon XD: Whirlwind of Darkness, Dark Lugia) is Genius Sonority's second 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 predecessor, as well as a Story Mode featuring a brand new plot set in the Orre region.

Gameplay

Much like Colosseum, Pokémon XD features a similar 3D gameplay to the core series of Pokémon games. Mechanics in Pokémon battles are directly adapted. Also, similar to its predecessor, Pokémon XD features mostly Double Battles instead of Single Battles. Unlike in Colosseum however, wild Pokémon can be found, albeit only in specific places called Poké Spots.

Story

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Setting

The game once again takes place in the Orre region, about five years after the events of 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 Trainer, Michael, aims to defeat Cipher and prevent their plans.

Plot

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: 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.

The protagonist, Michael, finds himself using a Salamence to battle a Metagross. No matter what the outcome is, when the battle is over the player will then find himself in the Pokémon HQ Lab, where it is revealed that the battle was merely a simulation. Michael then speaks with Professor Krane and Lily. Prof. Krane comments on Michael's battle skills, and Lily remembers that she hasn't seen Jovi, Michael's younger sister, since lunch.

Lily asks Michael to look for her. Michael finds a P★DA that Professor Krane left him in his room and gets an E-mail telling him to ask Adon, who was playing hide-and-seek with Jovi. Adon tells Michael to look in Dr. Kaminko's house. After watching a report about the missing cargo ship that was carrying loads of Pokémon (the S.S. Libra), Michael goes to Kaminko's house, where he battles by Chobin, who mistakes him for a burglar. After fending him off, Jovi shows up and Michael takes Jovi home.

Back at the HQ Lab, Michael talks to Prof. Krane and obtains the Snag Machine, a machine that allows its owner to snag Shadow Pokémon from other Trainers. To complement the machine, Aidan adds a Shadow Monitor to the P★DA. When Professor Krane goes to ready the battle simulator for a test, some men come in and kidnap Professor Krane. Michael follows them outside and battles the leader, Naps, who is using a Shadow Teddiursa, which Michael snags. However, Prof. Krane is taken away by his captors. Aidan mentions that Prof. Krane is crucial to the Purification Chamber project (a device that allows Shadow Pokémon to be purified), and that there is nothing they can do without him. Lily then says they can complete it themselves, and sends Michael to Gateon Port to retrieve a crucial part, with Jovi tagging along.

At Gateon Port, Jovi runs into Zook, who sends out his shadow Zangoose in anger. Before he can do anything else, however, a mysterious wealthy man, Mr. Verich, steps in and has one of his bodyguards defeat Zook. Michael and Jovi retrieve the machine part from the mechanic Perr (snagging a few Shadow Pokémon on the way) and return to the HQ lab.

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 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 Peons, he heads into the Phenac Stadium and defeats Cipher Admin Snattle, freeing Phenac City.

Later, Michael is tipped off by Phenac's mayor about Cipher sticking around a strange building, and is also requested by a young girl in Pyrite Town to go save her Pokémon aboard the S.S. Libra; but both the strange building and the S.S. Libra are inaccessible due to the heavy sands that Michael's scooter can't pass. After another misunderstanding with Chobin, Michael is able to get advanced wheels that can take him through the heavy sands. Although Michael can find the specific creature he was requested to find, it flees when startled by the PDA, and all the other Pokémon supposedly aboard the ship have also disappeared. After encountering and dueling some more Cipher members, Team Snagem goons ambush Michael; by using Sleep Powder, they knock him out and steal his Snag Machine from him.

Michael then re-encounters Zook from Gateon Port at the Cipher Key Lair, the strange building Justy told him about, but he cannot even attempt to snag his Shadow Zangoose. Also, two bulky guards make the key lair inaccessible to Michael, leaving him trapped out.

Fortunately, Secc at ONBS directs Michael to Hordel at the Outskirt Stand; he directs Michael to the Snagem Hideout. After battling through the swarm of Snagem members, Michael defeats the leader Gonzap and reclaims his Snag Machine; but when they both realize that they are both trying to defeat Cipher, Gonzap agrees to help Michael through the guards. The same Gloom that put Michael to sleep puts the two bulky guards to sleep, letting Michael enter the Cipher Key Lair; after intensely battling through the many Shadow-enabled peons in it, and then after shutting down the factory thus ceasing the production of all Shadow Pokémon, Michael confronts and battles the third Cipher AdminGorigan.

After defeating the large, ape-like man, Mr. Verich appears on video and reveals that he is actually Greevil, the true master of Cipher, and that he is hiding on Citadark Island, but the island is in a very stormy area of sea and almost always has terrible weather, making it almost impossible to breach. With the help of Makan, Michael—after getting the Master Ball from Professor Krane—enables the Robo Kyogre, and journeys to Cipher's last stronghold.

There, he battles through Lovrina, Snattle and Gorigan a second time and an entire horde of Pokémon, and even battles Ardos and Eldes, who are two more Cipher Admins and Greevil's bodyguards. After going through everyone, Michael battles Greevil after snagging or defeating Shadow Lugia. He defeats him, and it is then revealed that Ardos and Eldes are his sons. Ardos wishes to blow up Citadark Island, sacrificing Michael and all the Cipher members and Pokémon on the island so Cipher can live on, but he is ultimately spurned by Eldes, who convinces Greevil that Cipher is finished after being defeated a second time. Ardos storms off, and Eldes and Greevil decide to surrender to the police, thus ensuring Orre's safety.

Michael can complete the Orre Colosseum after this. The five Cipher Admins appear in competitions there, along with Gonzap and his Team Snagem followers as well as Chobin piloting Robo Groudon. Notably, when challenged, Ardos hints of his plans to resurrect Cipher, and upon being defeated, he labels Michael as Cipher's biggest threat.

Blurb

Experience The Extra Dimension!
Using Shadow Pokémon, an evil organization has unleashed a sinister plot of world domination. With 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 a Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance cable-you can import and battle with your Game Boy Advance Pokémon from Pokémon Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, Ruby and Sapphire!

Characters

Michael, as he appears in Pokémon XD
Main article: XD characters

The protagonist of Pokémon XD is a young boy named Michael, Trainer of an Eevee. Michael lives with his mother, Lily, and his younger sister Jovi. Professor Krane, a scientist researching Pokémon purification and a family friend, often assists him. A handful of other characters also appear, some returning from Colosseum and some new.

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 boss. Miror B. also appears in the game with new scopes in mind.

Locations

Main article: :Category:XD locations

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 regions. Pokémon XD features locations not present in Colosseum, as well as landmarks such as Mt. Battle returning.

Pokémon

Starting

Starter
133 133 Eevee Normal Level 10

Snaggable

Shadow Pokémon
216 216 Teddiursa Normal Level 11
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying Level 10
261 261 Poochyena Dark Level 10
228 228 Houndour Dark Fire Level 17
343 343 Baltoy Ground Psychic Level 17
363 363 Spheal Ice Water Level 17
179 179 Mareep Electric Level 17
316 316 Gulpin Poison Level 17
273 273 Seedot Grass Level 17
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison Level 14
322 322 Numel Fire Ground Level 14
285 285 Shroomish Grass Level 15
318 318 Carvanha Water Dark Level 15
301 301 Delcatty Normal Level 18
100 100 Voltorb Electric Level 19
296 296 Makuhita Fighting Level 18
037 037 Vulpix Fire Level 18
355 355 Duskull Ghost Level 19
280 280 Ralts Psychic Level 20
303 303 Mawile Steel Level 22
361 361 Snorunt Ice Level 22
204 204 Pineco Bug Level 22
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying Level 22
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison Level 22
052 052 Meowth Normal Level 22
220 220 Swinub Ice Ground Level 22
021 021 Spearow Normal Flying Level 22
088 088 Grimer Poison Level 23
086 086 Seel Water Level 23
337 337 Lunatone Rock Psychic Level 25
299 299 Nosepass Rock Level 26
335 335 Zangoose Normal Level 28
046 046 Paras Bug Grass Level 28
058 058 Growlithe Fire Level 28
090 090 Shellder Water Level 29
015 015 Beedrill Bug Poison Level 30
017 017 Pidgeotto Normal Flying Level 30
114 114 Tangela Grass Level 30
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying Level 30
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel Level 30
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison Level 32
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison Level 32
024 024 Arbok Poison Level 33
057 057 Primeape Fighting Level 34
097 097 Hypno Psychic Level 34
055 055 Golduck Water Level 33
302 302 Sableye Dark Ghost Level 33
020 020 Raticate Normal Level 34
085 085 Dodrio Normal Flying Level 34
083 083 Farfetch'd Normal Flying Level 36
334 334 Altaria Dragon Flying Level 36
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal Level 36
354 354 Banette Ghost Level 37
126 126 Magmar Fire Level 36
127 127 Pinsir Bug Level 35
219 219 Magcargo Fire Rock Level 38
078 078 Rapidash Fire Level 40
106 106 Hitmonlee Fighting Level 38
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting Level 38
108 108 Lickitung Normal Level 38
123 123 Scyther Bug Flying Level 40
113 113 Chansey Normal Level 39
338 338 Solrock Rock Psychic Level 41
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic Level 41
125 125 Electabuzz Electric Level 43
277 277 Swellow Normal Flying Level 43
143 143 Snorlax Normal Level 43
062 062 Poliwrath Water Fighting Level 42
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic Level 42
051 051 Dugtrio Ground Level 40
310 310 Manectric Electric Level 44
373 373 Salamence Dragon Flying Level 50
105 105 Marowak Ground Level 44
131 131 Lapras Water Ice Level 44
128 128 Tauros Normal Level 46
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock Level 46
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic Level 46
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying Level 55

Legendary Pokémon

Lugia
Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball LUGIA Dex No. 249 Random nature. Psychic Psycho Boost National Ribbon
Lv50 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Ground Earthquake
Spr 3r 249.png Psychic Flying at Lv 50. Water Hydro Pump
OT (Purifier)   Flying FeatherDance
ID No. (Purifier) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Pressure
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Articuno
Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball ARTICUNO Dex No. 144 Random nature. Ice Ice Beam National Ribbon
Lv50 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Normal Heal Bell
Spr 3r 144.png Ice Flying at Lv 50. Psychic Extrasensory
OT (Purifier)   Ice Haze
ID No. (Purifier) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Pressure
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Zapdos
Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball ZAPDOS Dex No. 145 Random nature. Electric Thunderbolt National Ribbon
Lv50 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Psychic Extrasensory
Spr 3r 145.png Electric Flying at Lv 50. Normal Baton Pass
OT (Purifier)   Steel Metal Sound
ID No. (Purifier) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Pressure
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Moltres
Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball MOLTRES Dex No. 146 Random nature. Psychic Extrasensory National Ribbon
Lv50 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Normal Morning Sun
Spr 3r 146.png Fire Flying at Lv 50. Fire Will-O-Wisp
OT (Purifier)   Fire Flamethrower
ID No. (Purifier) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Pressure
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Given

Shadow Pokémon
175 175 Togepi Normal Level 25

Poké Spot Pokémon

Pokémon Poké Spot Levels
187 187MS.png Hoppip Oasis 10-22
231 231MS.png Phanpy Oasis 10-22
283 283MS.png Surskit Oasis 10-22
041 041MS.png Zubat Cave 10-22
304 304MS.png Aron Cave 10-22
194 194MS.png Wooper Cave 10-22
027 027MS.png Sandshrew Rock 10-22
207 207MS.png Gligar Rock 10-22
328 328MS.png Trapinch Rock 10-22

Johto starter Pokémon

After completing a new challenge in Mt. Battle by defeating 100 opponents with the same party, the player can have one of the following Johto starters. The player is able to redo the challenge all over again and obtain the remaining Pokémon.

Chikorita

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball CHIKORITA / Dex No. 152 Random nature. Normal Tackle None
Lv5 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Normal Growl
Spr 3r 152.png Grass Unknown at Lv 5. Rock AncientPower
OT (Player's)   Grass Frenzy Plant
ID No. (Player's) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Overgrow
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Cyndaquil

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball CYNDAQUIL / Dex No. 155 Random nature. Normal Tackle None
Lv5 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Normal Leer
Spr 3r 155.png Fire Unknown at Lv 5. Fighting Reversal
OT (Player's)   Fire Blast Burn
ID No. (Player's) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Blaze
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Totodile

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball TOTODILE / Dex No. 158 Random nature. Normal Scratch None
Lv5 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Normal Leer
Spr 3r 158.png Water Unknown at Lv 5. Dark Crunch
OT (Player's)   Water Hydro Cannon
ID No. (Player's) There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Torrent
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

In-game trades

Elekid

Hordel will only trade this Elekid for a purified Shadow Togepi, otherwise he will trade an Elekid with normal level-up moves.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball ZAPRONG / Dex No. 239 Random nature. Ice Ice Punch None
Lv20 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Fire Fire Punch
Spr 3r 239.png Electric Unknown at Lv 20. Electric ThunderPunch
OT HORDEL   Fighting Cross Chop
ID No. 41400 There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Static
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Duking

Duking will trade these Pokémon if the player provides him with rare Pokémon from the Poké Spots.

Meditite

Give Trapinch

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball MEDITITE / Dex No. 307 Random nature. Fighting DynamicPunch None
Lv20 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Psychic Confusion
Spr 3r 307.png Fighting Psychic at Lv 20. Ghost Shadow Ball
OT DUKING   Fighting Detect
ID No. 37149 There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Pure Power
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Shuckle

Give Surskit

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball SHUCKLE / Dex No. 213 Random nature. Normal Substitute None
Lv20 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Poison Toxic
Spr 3r 213.png Bug Rock at Lv 20. Poison Sludge Bomb
OT DUKING   Normal Encore
ID No. 37149 There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Sturdy
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.
Larvitar

Give Wooper

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball LARVITAR / Dex No. 246 Random nature. Rock Sandstorm None
Lv20 Type Met in a fateful encounter when Dragon Dragon Dance
Spr 3r 246.png Rock Ground at Lv 20. Dark Bite
OT DUKING   Dragon Outrage
ID No. 37149 There is no limit to this Pokémon's availability.
It may be obtained on any date, beginning from
when it was released.
It was available in all regions.
Item Ability
None None Guts
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: R S FR LG E
Obtained from: Colo XD Box Chn Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Generation IV

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 Snacks. 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 bingo card at Realgam Tower, which features Bonsly as a playable Pokémon.

Connectivity

Players can transfer snagged Pokémon from Pokémon XD to any of the portable Generation III games: Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen and Emerald Version. This transference functions identically to the trading function in the core series games, but can only happen in Phenac City.

  • 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 Pokémon Colosseum, and trading from Colosseum to the Hoenn game.

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon XD

Trivia

  • This is the last Pokémon game to be released for the Nintendo GameCube.
  • This is the only non-core series Pokémon game to have a version mascot.
  • According to the blurb on the back of the game box, the "XD" in the title stands for 'eXtra Dimension'.
  • Though Lugia is the main focus of the game, it has only the second-highest level of snaggable Shadow Pokémon (tied with Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Salamence), at level 50. The Shadow Pokémon of the highest level in this game is a Dragonite at level 55.
  • Before the release of Pokémon XD, Reggie Fils-Aime stated that Pokémon XD would not be a sequel to Colosseum, but rather a whole new game, having a similar style to Ruby and Sapphire.
  • Trainers that were in Colosseum who also appear in this game tend to still have the same Pokémon, but their levels and even stages of evolution are sometimes lower than they were in Colosseum.
  • If one trades a Pokémon from Pokémon Colosseum to a Game Boy Advance game and then to this game, it will say the Pokémon was met in a distant land, even though both Colosseum and XD take place in Orre. A similar oddity occurs if the reverse is done.
  • If a player pre-ordered this game, they could receive a limited edition GameCube skin featuring Shadow Lugia, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Eevee, and Michael.
  • The game's name may be a reference to Lugia's codename before the release of Gold and Silver, "Pokémon X".
  • Like in Pokémon Colosseum, Shadow Pokémon are banned from VS mode. However, there are no restrictions on non-Shadow Pokémon that are given Shadow moves through cheating. The same lack of restrictions also apply to Bonsly.
  • This game and Pokémon Colosseum are the only RPG Pokémon games released after Pokémon Crystal to not allow the player to choose their gender.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア
France Flag.png French Pokémon XD : Le Souffle des Ténèbres
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon XD: Der Dunkle Sturm
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon XD: Tempesta Oscura
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon XD: Tempestad Oscura

References

  1. Pokémon.co.jp
  2. Pokémon.com (US)
  3. Pokémon.com (UK)


Stadium series: Stadium (JPEN) • Stadium 2Battle Revolution
Pikachu series: Hey You, Pikachu!Channel
PokéPark series: PokéPark WiiPokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
TCG: Play It! series: Play It!Play It! Version 2
Game Boy TCG series: Trading Card GameCard GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Misc. TCG: Trading Card Game OnlinePokémon Card Game: How to Play DS
Pinball series: PinballPinball miniPinball: R&S
Puzzle series: Puzzle LeaguePuzzle Challenge
Box series: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Transporter)
Colosseum series: ColosseumXD
Mystery Dungeon
series:
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team
Explorers of Time, Darkness & Sky
Blazing, Stormy & Light Adventure Squad
Gates to Infinity
Ranger series: RangerShadows of AlmiaGuardian Signs
Rumble series: Pokémon RumbleRumble BlastRumble U
Trozei! series: Pokémon Trozei!Pokémon Battle Trozei!
Super Smash Bros. series: Super Smash Bros.MeleeBrawlFor Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Pokémon game templates

Project Games logo.png This game-related article is part of Project Games, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon games.