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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (GameCube)

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Description

You play a young Pokémon Trainer in the Orre Region, two years after the events of Pokémon Colosseum. An evil organization has been kidnapping Pokémon and shutting the door to their hearts in order to turn them into Shadow Pokémon, built only to attack.

While trying to complete the research on the Purify Chamber (an invention that is supposed to restore the Shadow Pokémon to their original state), Prof. Krane was kidnapped by the evil-doers.

With Eevee by your side, you must rescue Prof. Krane while "snagging" any Shadow Pokémon you come across and opening the door to their hearts.

Pokémon XD, like its predecessors, is a role-playing game with turn-based battles. What makes it different from previous Pokémon games is that it features a more developed story with many characters to meet and interact as well as locations to explore.

This game also includes combat-mode where you can battle against 1 or 3 other players.

Screenshots

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Chobin, Dr. Kaminko's number 1 assistant.
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Scouter used to detect Shadow Pokemon in battle.
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Shadow Pokemon as they appear with the scouter.
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Chobin's TV. It shows off Dr. Kaminko's inventions.

Alternate Titles

  • "口袋妖怪:暗之旋风" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ポケモンXD 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Pokémon XD: Yami no Senpuu Dark Lugia" -- Japanese title
  • "Pokémon XD: Tempesta Oscura" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon XD: Tempestad Oscura" -- Spanish title
  • "Pokémon XD: Le Souffle des Ténèbres" -- French title
  • "Pokémon XD: Der Dunkle Sturm" -- German title

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The Press Says

GotNext Dec 22, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 07, 2005 69 out of 100 69
IGN Oct 06, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
Netjak Mar 01, 2006 6.3 out of 10 63
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Dec 15, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Armchair Empire, The Nov 22, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 25, 2005 11 out of 20 55
GameSpy Oct 11, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gameplanet Dec 24, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 05, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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monkeyislandgirl (8623) added Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (GameCube) on Nov 09, 2005