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Bug Catcher Nick
April 23rd, 2008, 07:48 AM
...but haven't got the time to play at the moment.

What have I got to look forward to?

How do these games interact with the GBA titles?

How will this help progress my DS National Dex?

Anything else I should know before I get started?


I know absolutely nothing about either game.

XaRhS
April 23rd, 2008, 08:58 AM
if you mean pokemon colosseum i can help you
i don't know the second game

Ivysaur
April 23rd, 2008, 10:45 AM
You will be able trade between XD and the GBA games once you have finished the (good) story mode.
In the game, you will be able to catch Shadow Pokémon, most of them exclusive to Fire Red/Leaf Green, as well as some wild pokémon exclusive to Emerald, the Johto starters and, most important, the game exclusive Lugia.

About the game mechanics, you will be properly taught during the beggining, but I suggest you to play or, at least, know something about Colosseum, its prequel, to understand better the story and the Shadow Pokémon system.

XaRhS
April 23rd, 2008, 11:31 AM
hey!you stole my position out there!(just kidding lolz!!!)

THECHAMPISHERE88
April 23rd, 2008, 02:54 PM
if you get the eevee with not that much exp. and the teddiursa with little exp. ill trade event pokemon for them...:)

Bug Catcher Nick
April 23rd, 2008, 03:04 PM
if you get the eevee with not that much exp. and the teddiursa with little exp. ill trade event pokemon for them...:)

I'll see how my game goes. Out of interest, what is so good about them?

Red1530
April 23rd, 2008, 04:33 PM
About the game mechanics, you will be properly taught during the beggining, but I suggest you to play or, at least, know something about Colosseum, its prequel, to understand better the story and the Shadow Pokémon system.Not only that it will allow you access to more Pokémon like the legendary dogs.

bobandbill
April 23rd, 2008, 10:12 PM
Also, with XD, you'll get some Pokemon with good special moves, some which it can't get any other way (for instance, tri attacking Togepi, Extrasensory Zapdos, etc). Some are quite useful - maybe that's why he wants the Teddiursa. Although one does tend to use Eevee a fair bit - and you can evole him early as well. Jolteon, Umbeon or Espeon are the more useful ones I find - V-eon is a good wall but the best water move for ages is water gun (no HMs).

I'd advise playing Colosseum first, as it is the first one (XD is the sequal). Colo doesn't have as many Pokes, with that much 'special' moves, but is still fun and has a decent storyline (albeilt with plotholes).

It should help your dex immensly - a lot of Pokemon that are rare or not readily available. Also, all Johto Starters (one way or another), the legendary dogs/cats/beasts, and Ho-oh (although that's the hardest - best read a guide on that) from Colo, and from XD the 3 legendary birds (Zapdos, etc), and Lugia.

Any question, you can PM me (I know a fair bit about the two games...). Enjoy them. Oh, and there's one other thing you will be able to look forward to - a character called Miror B. :)

XaRhS
April 24th, 2008, 02:47 AM
about miror.b.......you'll get excited in some points by his dance and......confused lolzz!although you can't make many teams as only 52 pokemon are available(ho-oh,pikachu,jirachi,celebi<those are in bonus disks).
anyways......have fun and.......buy a gba-gcn cable......it will come handy

Bug Catcher Nick
April 24th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Bonus disk?

Cheers everyone btw, so I can transfer new pokemon from both Col and GoD ?

XaRhS
April 24th, 2008, 05:32 AM
you can transfer pokemon from your leafgreen/firered/supphire/ruby/emerald to your pokemon colosseum and maybe gale of darkness
i think the bonus disk can only be connected with pokemon colosseum but if ''god''is an old game i think it would be useful for that game too.just try it out......

Bug Catcher Nick
April 24th, 2008, 05:39 AM
GoD = Gale of Darkness

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XaRhS
April 24th, 2008, 05:41 AM
yeah i meant gale of darkness.is it an old game?

LethalTexture
April 24th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Gale of Darkness is the subtitle for XD.

XaRhS
April 24th, 2008, 07:35 AM
''xd''????????
what is that?

LethalTexture
April 24th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Uh... Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the sequel to Colloseum? The games we're talking about here?

XaRhS
April 24th, 2008, 08:50 AM
yeah now i get it........i will get used to the ''strange phrases'' here................

Shiny Umbreon
April 24th, 2008, 02:45 PM
GoD = Gale of Darkness

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Please do not bypass the character limit again outside the permitted forums, please.

bobandbill
April 24th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Bonus disk?

Cheers everyone btw, so I can transfer new pokemon from both Col and GoD ?
Bonus disk - it's a extra disk that was available for purchase with Colo in Japan. It's mostly known for having a legit Celebii on it - but note that the disk is in Japanese... and are hard to come by.
Gale of Darkness is much more commonly known as XD for short - tha Gald of Darkness' part is just a minor part of the title.
Pokes can be transferred to and from Colo/XD/R/S/E/FR/LG, with a Gamboy Advance (and SP), and a Gamecube-GanboyAdvance link cable (GCN-GBA cable). Only after the main storyline is beaten however.

Supreme Dirt
April 25th, 2008, 04:39 AM
Bonus disk - it's a extra disk that was available for purchase with Colo in Japan. It's mostly known for having a legit Celebii on it - but note that the disk is in Japanese... and are hard to come by.
Gale of Darkness is much more commonly known as XD for short - tha Gald of Darkness' part is just a minor part of the title.
Pokes can be transferred to and from Colo/XD/R/S/E/FR/LG, with a Gamboy Advance (and SP), and a Gamecube-GanboyAdvance link cable (GCN-GBA cable). Only after the main storyline is beaten however.

There was also an English Bonus Disc, that contained a WISHMKR Jirachi.

Ryden
April 25th, 2008, 04:44 AM
...but haven't got the time to play at the moment.

What have I got to look forward to?

How do these games interact with the GBA titles?

How will this help progress my DS National Dex?

Anything else I should know before I get started?


I know absolutely nothing about either game.
Q1A Every battle being a doubles, stealing Pkmn (though only the shadow ones >_>) and probably some other stuff..though its been awhile since I played Gale of Darkness.

Q2A you can battle/trade with them providing you have the right linkcable and a GBA

Q3A Yes, definitely.

Q4A Not really, just don't expect to collect gym badges...


there my two cents in answering...but keep in mind I only have played and own Gale Of Darkness ^_^;; but all in all it was a fun play (especially since you get to begin with your choice Eevee evo)

Unlimited NiGHTS
April 25th, 2008, 01:31 PM
...but haven't got the time to play at the moment.

What have I got to look forward to?

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Shadow Pokémon you purify could have moves they otherwise couldn't have. Togepi with Tri Attack, for example.

How do these games interact with the GBA titles?

By trading, mainly.

How will this help progress my DS National Dex?

You'll get Ho-Oh and Lugia this way. The only other way to get them on your own is that event for the trip to Navel Rock, I think.

Anything else I should know before I get started?

Watch carefully how each Shadow Pokémon responds to a purification method, bar the Purify Chamber in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Eventually, you'll get to see the Pokémon's true Nature, and this will help you see how to purify it more quickly. Also, Shadow-Type attacks aren't very effective against other Shadow Pokémon, but are super effective against non-Shadow Pokémon.

I know absolutely nothing about either game.

Both games are awesome, so don't wait to play them.