Pokémon Colosseum (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

    After lighter Pokémon fare in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Pokémon Channel, GameCube owners got their first huge helping of Pokémon with the game Pokémon Colosseum.

    As the first full 3-D Pokémon adventure, Pokémon Colosseum doesn't disappoint! See all your favorite Pokémon as they take their exploits onto the GameCube system. The land of Orre has been besieged by shady characters known as Team Snagem, who have developed a way to steal Pokémon from other Trainers. You must travel around the region and rescue stolen Pokémon from these nefarious gangsters. Not only that, but the Pokémon that have been stolen have been infected and have turned into Shadow Pokémon! So you'll need to cleanse them of their curse, as well.

    For Pokémon veterans, many aspects of Pokémon Colosseum will be familiar. All of the locations you know from the handheld Pokémon games are in the game—Poké Marts, Pokémon Centers, and even Pokémon Day Cares are available to you. The battle system too is very familiar, including the chance to fight in double battles, where smart strategy is as valuable as brute force.

    There are all kinds of ways to battle just for fun in Pokémon Colosseum, as well as many stadiums in which these encounters can take place. You can use Pokémon you caught in the story mode, as well as the Pokémon from your Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version games. Work your way through over 100 Trainers on the Mt. Battle challenge—a gauntlet guaranteed to test even your best Pokémon team!

    Contributed by Michael Cassidy (15171) on Jul 05, 2015.

Back of Case (UK):

    Story Mode: Gotta Save 'em All!

    In the new Orre region, a sinister organisation
    is capturing Pokémon and misusing them. It's
    up to you to restore the balance. Seek out the
    Shadow Pokémon, snag them, and restore their
    spirit. Meet a variety of Pokémon, trainers of
    all types, plus a partner with the ability to feel
    the dark aura of Shadow Pokémon. Set out
    on your journey, and let the adventure begin...

    You'll snag lots of Pokémon that you couldn't catch in
    Hoenn - like Bayleef!

    Unleash your Pokémon from Story Mode or
    send in your team from Pokémon Ruby and
    Pokémon Sapphire! Let them show off their
    true power in Single, Double and Multi Battles!

    Bring in your Pokémon from Hoenn, like Latios
    and Latias, to dominate the Colosseum circuit!

    Battle Mode: Worlds Collide!

    Contributed by UkCollector (2385) on Sep 04, 2010.

    At last -- a Pokémon adventure in 3D!

    Pokémon Trainers, this is the game you've been waiting for. Starring a brand new leading character, Pokémon Colosseum delivers an awesome Story Mode that takes place in an amazing region unlike anything you've ever seen in the Pokémon world. And if that's not enough to get you excited, Pokémon Colosseum also features a Battle Mode which lets you watch your favorite Pokémon battle in full 3D!


    • An engrossing 3D Story Mode with RPG elements!
    • Use the hero's Snag ability to rescue damaged Pokémon from wicked Trainers, then bring them back to their senses.
    • Use a Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable to transfer your favorite Pokémon from your Pokémon Ruby or Sapphire Game Pak to your Nintendo GameCube.
    • Two games in one! In Battle Mode, you can watch spectacular battles as your prized Pokémon battle it out with amazing special effects.

    Pokémon Colosseum's Story Mode is serious stuff. The game delivers a massive adventure which pits you against some of the toughest Trainers you've ever seen. The thugs routinely catch and damaged Pokémon, and you'll tour through a harsh land to undo their evil. Pokémon fans, this is what you've been waiting for -- an all-new Pokémon adventure in full 3D!

    When you battle evil Trainers, you'll see Pokémon that have been damaged by darkness. You bring them back to their senses and free their true personalities over a long process of encouragement and training. But first you must use the hero's Snag ability to steal Pokémon away from the Trainers -- another big first for the Pokémon world.

    Drawing upon the power of Nintendo GameCube, Pokémon Colosseum's Battle Mode is far more realistic than the battles in the Nintendo 64 Pokémon Stadium games. You'll use the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance cable to send your team from your Pokémon Ruby or Pokémon Sapphire Game Pak to your Nintendo GameCube, then witness the true potential of your Pokémon team for the first time. There's never been anything like it!

    Bottom Line

    Pokémon Colosseum is a massive game which delivers an overdose of intense Pokémon action. The combination of an engrossing 3D Story Mode and an intense Battle Mode make Pokémon Colosseum a must-play for any Pokémon fanatic.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66094) on Dec 22, 2004.