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Pokémon Colosseum for the Nintendo GameCube is a follow-up to the popular Pokémon Stadium series on the N64. Connect your Game Boy Advance to your GameCube in order to battle with over 200 detailed 3D versions of Pokémon from the Ruby and Sapphire GBA games. As well as uploading characters into Colosseum, players are able to load exclusive Pokémon from the GameCube game and take them on the go with the Game Boy Advance. In addition to the tournament battle mode, Colosseum boasts a full adventure mode with a storyline. In this mode, players follow the trail of a mysterious organization that has been turning Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon.


Pokémon Colosseum GameCube Title screen

Promo Images

Pokémon Colosseum Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "ポケモンコロシアム" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Putting on a dark coat of paint on the same old game Lawnmower Man (149) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
A very watered-down Pokemon game. Jungle Jim (304) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

N-Zone Feb 24, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Edutaining Kids May, 2004 B+ 83
GamerDad Jun 06, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Impulse Gamer 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Apr 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2004 6.75 out of 10 68
Gamekult May 19, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Games TM Apr 22, 2004 6 out of 10 60
UOL Jogos Apr 02, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Pre-Order Bonus Disc

In the United States, Canada, and Japan, pre-ordered copies of the game came with an exclusive bonus disc. In addition to game and movie previews, the disc contained one or more Pokémon that could be downloaded to Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, depending on region. The Japanese disc contained Pikachu and Celebi, while the US and Canadian disc contained Jirachi.

Only participating stores carried the pre-order release with the bonus disc. In the United States, these were Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Electronics Boutique, GameStop, Game Crazy, Kay Bee, Toys 'R' Us, Kmart, Media Play, and Fred Meyer. The participating stores in Canada were Toys 'R' Us, Future Shop, Best Buy, Microplay, and Electronics Boutique.

E-Reader Shadow Pokémon

In Japan, a set of E-Cards was released with Pokémon Colosseum compatibility, allowing players to challenge special trainers in Phenac Colosseum. Scanning all 24 of these cards and defeating all the associated trainers would grant access to a bonus Shadow Pokémon depending on the chosen difficulty for these trainer battles. Three Shadow Pokémon were granted in total, those being Togepi, Mareep, and Scizor.

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Tiago Jacques (164) added Pokémon Colosseum (GameCube) on May 13, 2004