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The Pokémon Colosseum series (Japanese: ポケモンコロシアムシリーズ Pokémon Colosseum series) is a side series of Pokémon games for the Nintendo GameCube released during Generation III and compatible with the games of that generation. In the games of this series, players can upload Pokémon from their Game Boy Advance games to battle in 3D in VS Mode, featuring various classes for Trainers to beat; extra gameplay, however, is included in the form of an RPG which allows Trainers to catch Pokémon in the desolate region of Orre, a region that the games takes place in. Players who didn't have any core series games could still rent almost all 386 Pokémon at the time in certain modes.

List of games

Gen. Image Title Japanese title Platform Release date
Japan North America Europe Australia
III Colosseum EN boxart.png Pokémon Colosseum ポケモンコロシアム
Pokémon Colosseum
Nintendo GameCube November 21, 2003 March 22, 2004 May 14, 2004 June 24, 2004
III XD EN boxart.jpg Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness ポケモンXD 旋風ダーク・ルギア
Pokémon XD: Whirlwind of Darkness, Dark Lugia
August 4, 2005 October 3, 2005 November 18, 2005 November 19, 2005

List of manga adaptations

Image Japanese title Volumes Chapters Summary
Pokemon Colosseum manga cover.png ポケモンコロシアム スナッチャーレオ
Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo
1 3 An adaptation of Pokémon Colosseum.
Pokemon Colosseum Snatchers chapter 1 title page.png ポケモンコロシアム スナッチャーズ
Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers
1 3 Another adaptation of Pokémon Colosseum.
Pokémon Colosseum Capture Comic
Pokémon XD- Whirlwind of Darkness, Dark Lugia manga cover.jpg ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア
Pokémon XD: Whirlwind of Darkness, Dark Lugia (manga walkthrough)
0 1 A 5-page manga walkthrough of the Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness game.
Pokémon XD Special Manga


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Discontinuation and later plans

When Generation IV was released, a game that plays quite similarly to the Pokémon Stadium series, under the name of Pokémon Battle Revolution, was released. In the most basic sense, the Colosseum series had concluded. However, during the Pokémon Presents presentation on January 9, 2020, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX was announced for the Nintendo Switch as a remake of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, which sparked hope that The Pokémon Company would finally be open to more remakes outside of the core series.


  • These are the only Pokémon games:
    • Released after Pokémon Crystal that are RPG games not to give the player the choice of playing as either a boy or a girl.
    • That are part of the side series to contain similar mechanics to the core series games.
    • That players can catch other Trainers' Pokémon in an RPG game.

Side series Pokémon games
Stadium series: Stadium (Japanese)StadiumStadium 2
Storage software: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Poké Transporter) • HOME
Orre games: ColosseumXD: Gale of Darkness
Other games: Battle RevolutionPokéwalkerDream WorldDream Radar
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