Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

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Pokémon XD
Pokémon XD's Japanese boxart featuring Shadow Lugia
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: Aug 04, 2005
North America: Oct 03, 2005
Australia: Nov 19, 2005
Europe: Nov 18, 2005
South Korea:
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア
English: Games : Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

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. The "XD" in the title stands for "eXtra Dimension."

The game once again takes place in the Orre region, about five years after the events of Pokémon Colosseum. In their second attempt at world domination, the criminal organization Cipher has created a Shadow Lugia, a.k.a "XD001," which they believe is immune to purification.


See XD characters category.


See XD locations category.





Name PokéSpot Levels Rate
Hoppip Oasis 11 - 19 Common
Phanpy Oasis 11 - 19 Uncommon
Surskit Oasis 11 - 19 Rare
Zubat Cave 11 - 19 Common
Aron Cave 11 - 19 Uncommon
Wooper Cave 11 - 19 Rare
Sandshrew Rock 11 - 19 Common
Gligar Rock 11 - 19 Uncommon
Trapinch Rock 11 - 19 Rare

In-game trade

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 hero receive a false alarm that a wild Pokémon has appeared to eat his Poké Snacks. When the hero finds Munchlax, the Herbalist will appear to take it back to her store, and she will offer the hero 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'll allow the hero to play a special bingo card at Realgam Tower, which features Bonsly as a usable Pokémon.


Demo version prizes

This Metang was only obtainable at Japan's 2005 Pokémon Festa and the United States's 2005 Pokémon Rocks America.


  • Though Lugia is the main focus of the game, it has the second highest level of all snaggable Shadow Pokémon in this game (tied with Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Salamence). The Shadow Pokémon of the highest level in this game is a Dragonite.
  • Pokémon XD is only the second true sequel Pokémon game, after the Generation II games, which are a sequel to Generation I.
  • If a pokémon is transferred from this game to a Gen. III game then to Diamond/Pearl Then to My Pokémon Ranch that pokemon will sparkle a greenish color. However if that pokémon is level 100 then it will sparkle another color.

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