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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (GameCube)

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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.


Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Chobin's TV. It shows off Dr. Kaminko's inventions.
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Main Menu.
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Scouter used to detect Shadow Pokemon in battle.
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness GameCube Chobin, Dr. Kaminko's number 1 assistant.

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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GamerDad Jan 20, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
VicioJuegos.com Dec 11, 2005 77 out of 100 77
The Next Level 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
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Dec 15, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Armchair Empire, The Nov 22, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Nov 29, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Fragland.net Apr 11, 2006 58 out of 100 58
GameSpy Oct 11, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Bright Hub Dec 23, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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monkeyislandgirl (8620) added Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (GameCube) on Nov 09, 2005