Talk:Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

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Origin of Name

Someone was theorizing about the name coming from XD in roman numerals being 490 which would be 104 new Pokémon, it's a pretty good theory imo but I don't know if it should be mentioned here. - Jshadias 23:49, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

"490" in Roman Numerals is properly "CDXC".Machinedramon 18:46, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

It probably comes from the fact that Lugia was called "Pokemon X" before Gold and Silver were released, and the "D" comes from dark. It probably doesn't come from eXtra Demension, as it says on the page. --Bulbafreak9000 00:10, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

It may have been a hint to the number of Gen IV Pokemon since the number did go up to 490 (excluding the 3 event pokemon Darkrai Shaymin and Arceus that Nintendo pretended didnt exist), unlikely but still quite possible due to the inclusion of Munchlax and BonslyVuvuzela2010 11:23, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

major update of article

I have roughly updated the page. I'm sure it's still incomplete, but this will be enough for now, I guess. As my English isn't very good, I tried my hardest to write properly, but someone should check it. Credit for the translated title and some other information I used goes to Meowth346. --nYoo 17:25, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Metang at Lv. 30!!!!!!

The Metang at the events were actually at Lv. 30 each. I know that this is true because I went to the 2005 Pokemon Rocks America, leaving with a Lv. 30 Metang and the Mystic Ticket in my Emerald. themaestro2.0 17:34, 29 July 2007 (UTC)


Did anyone notice that it looks like a smiley?Krakash 21:25, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes. That was noted to death in 2005. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 22:33, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Whenever someone uses that smiley, I wonder why they're talking about this game. Zurqoxn 01:31, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Is the comment in the trivia section "The "XD" in the title stands for 'eXtra Dimension'. However, fans sometimes poke fun at it because XD is an emoticon for a laughing face." really necessary? I mean, we make fun of Pokémon for other things, like looking like caricatures of certain cultures etc. Ryu Shoji 22:47, 15 Jan 2012 (BST).

Strongest Shadow Pokemon

"Though Lugia is the main focus of the game, it is only the second strongest Shadow Pokémon"

Um, this should mention the strongest Pokémon, then.Machinedramon 18:43, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Fair point. Gywall 18:46, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Johto Starters

I've beaten Mt. Battle 4 times now and i still haven't gotten one of the Johto starters. Are you suppose to purify all of your shadow Pokémon first? --いぬみみ 01:38, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Have you gone from Miru to Battlus without changing your team? If not, that's your problem. You need to go from 1 to 100 without making alterations to your team along the way in order to get a Johto starter. --Shiningpikablu252 02:23, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

I've gone from 1 to 100 multiple times without any kind of intermission. Including not changing my team. --いぬみみ 03:45, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Transferable Pokemon?

Are any of the Pokemon transferable [to Hoenn]? I see a list but is it a direct download? And how? Quote: its Poké Ball depends on the one used for catching it. Does that mean you have to catch it after download? Sivart345 05:31, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

You can trade between XD and Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. That's how Pokémon caught in this game get from Orre to Hoenn.
You can also trade between XD and FireRed and LeafGreen to get XD Pokémon to Kanto.
The same goes for Colosseum for getting Colosseum Pokémon from Orre to another country (though going to Sinnoh is an indirect route through another country since the Gamecube games can't connect with the DS ones). --Shiningpikablu252 16:26, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok thats what I thought. What does it mean by its Poké Ball depends on the one used for catching it? Does that mean in XD? Sivart345 04:46, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Yep. It means the ball that was used to catch it in the Gamecube game (this applies to both Colosseum and XD: Gale of Darkness). Simply put, if you snag Snattle's shadow Lunatone with a Great Ball, it will be reflected as being in a Great Ball no matter where it goes. If you trade over a Dive Ball from a GBA game and use it to snag shadow Dragonite in the last match against Miror B., that Dragonite will be shown to be in a Dive Ball even after Pal Park has run its course. --Shiningpikablu252 16:21, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Cool. (See I don't have XD and I was just wondering somethings about it) --Sivart345 16:23, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
HOW? and WHERE? do you make these trades in XD? This article seems to lack A LOT of gameplay info like that. -- D558 01:00, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Trades are made in the Phenac City Pokémon Centre's basement (AFTER the main boss is defeated). A GC-GBA cable is required. I can add that to the article if you think it's necessary. Zesty Cactus 05:10, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

First Pokemon game without a subtitle?

Are we forgetting about Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition? And maybe Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia? And maybe Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team? Edge578 15:06, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia were released after Pokémon XD, so it would still be the first, not only. I'm not sure if Pokémon Yellow counts, though. Zesty Cactus 15:13, 16 July 2009 (UTC)


This list is incorrect, Pigdeotto is listed twice, Gulpin isn't even on there, and some of the levels are incorrect (ex: Makuhita is caught at 18 rather than 14), I have leveled up some of my pokemon on here, so I dont have a reference, but will someone please fix this? Spongye West 14:19, 8 Aug 2009 (UTC)

A Quick Question!

Who composed the music for both XD and Colosseum? ~~Takoto - タコト 21:46, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Staff of Pokémon Colosseum. We haven't got a staff article about XD so I have no idea. —darklordtrom 04:11, 29 August 2009 (UTC)


The Elekid's name is Zaprong; shouldn't this be in the article instead of Elekid? Or at least noted elsehwere on the table? I don't know the rule for nicknamed obtainable Pokémon, or I'd have added it myself. LordArceus 02:08, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Changed, thanks for pointing that out :) ZestyCactus 02:14, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

deoxys in pokemon XD

in the deoxys article it sais: with the aurora ticket can be catchable soo can be catch in pokemon XD???--I luv scizor jetes123 01:32, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

There is no AuroraTicket in XD. AuroraTicket is only available in FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald. TTEchidna 01:52, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

'eXtra Dimension' Trivia

Is there any proof this is what XD stands for? It seems silly, seeing as how Colosseum came before it, not to mention Snap, Channel and the Stadium games. XVuvuzela2010X 13:58, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

I was sure it stood for "Extreme darkness". At least that's what I think I remember hearing in the ads for it (I'll see if I can find the old Australian ad). --SnorlaxMonster 14:03, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Well, as always, I couldn't find the old Australian commercial I was looking for. It is probably me remembering a 6-year-old commercial badly. Any, I found where "Extra Dimention" came from. --SnorlaxMonster 14:28, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Since it doesnt actually state that it is what XD stands for, I think it should be removed. The advert also states that XD is the only 3D Pokemon adventure for Nintendo Gamecube, and that its set in the Ohray region. XVuvuzela2010X 14:44, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
lol I remember that commercial including the eXtra Dimention part. Also I'm pretty sure that's how you pronounce Orre (Or-ré) and it says "all new" not "only", which in fact it was.--MisterE13 15:28, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Fateful Encounter in Black and White

Something I had noticed from a while ago, all of my pokémon that originated from Xd have a fateful encounter status. This isn't the case for Colosseum. Can anyone else confirm this? Buibui 15:06, 20 October 2011 (UTC)


So is this played in the same way as Banjo Kazooie and stuff like that? Do you walk around and get attacked by wild Pokémon? プリングルズ/品客薯片/ప్రింగిల్స్ 00:20, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Not quite. This game does allow for the capture of some wild Pokémon but you don't meet them by walking around. You only meet them when going to specific locations when your P★DA alerts you that there are Pokémon at those locations. Shambles12 (talk) 05:49, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Lily and Professor Krane

In this article it refers to Professor Krane as "a scientist researching Pokémon purification and a family friend" however on Lily's page it says that Professor Krane is Micheal's father. Which is correct? I played this game and I don't remember this specifically being mentioned. Shambles12 (talk) 05:49, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

I think you need to read that line again. "According to an NPC, Lily was considered to be a very popular student in the past, and many boys competed to impress her, including Professor Krane and the man who would eventually win her heart and become Michael's father." That mentions nothing about her and Krane being together. Ataro (talk) 06:02, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Oh I see. When I read it I thought that Krane and the man happened to be the same person. My mistake. Shambles12 (talk) 17:36, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Issue with Trivia Section

The article says that XD is the only true sequel to a Pokéemon game except from Gen I to Gen II. What about Pokémon Black/White and Black 2/White 2? Shambles12 (talk) 05:49, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

The Journey of Michael

The article contains none of the story of the game after Professor Krane is abducted. This article Definitely needs that in order to be complete. Shambles12 (talk) 06:07, 13 August 2012 (UTC)


Anyone else think it's worth noting that Scyther is the only Shadow Pokémon obtainable in the game that can't be evolved in it, or have the item required to do so found in it? --RECGameboy2 (talk) 21:35, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

The Metal Coat can be obtained on the game, held by Snidle's Magneton in Cipher Key Lair.BOOXMOWO (talk) 23:44, 15 March 2013 (UTC)


I found a bug where, in certain spots, the screen would vibrate and, if you unplugged and plugged in your controller while holding the control stick in the opposite direction that you want to walk, you could just leave the GameCube on, and Michael would still walk causing your Pokémon to gradually have the door to their heart opened without you having to be playing. Should this be added? Atomicmetagross (talk) 21:25, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't know what you mean about the screen, but the control stick thing is standard behavior for many controllers. It's nothing to do with the game, just you abusing the hardware it runs off of; the GameCube just presumes that the control stick is initially in a neutral position. It's like saying taping down the control stick is a "bug". Tiddlywinks (talk) 21:41, 3 June 2014 (UTC)