Pokemon Colosseum Walkthrough - Page 1
Basics of the Game
You must capture Shadow Pokemon from their evil Trainers, and then train them so that their hearts can open once again.
If you have played any of the Pokemon GB, GBA, or N64 games, then you already know the basics. But there are still a few new features in the game.
If you haven't played any Pokemon game, or don't have a clue about Pokemon, here are the basics. If you're a PokeVeteran, reading this won't hurt either.
Throughout the whole game, you will battle opponents using creatures called Pokemon. All the battles in the Story Mode (RPG Mode) will be two-on-two, meaning that you battle two Pokemon at a time.
- Fight: Here you will choose the attacks you want your Pokemon to use.
- PKMN: Here you can choose to switch your Pokemon with another one in your party.
- Item: Here you can choose to use an item (PokeBall, Potion, Antidote, etc.)
- Call: This is one of the new features to Pokemon Colosseum. You will use it to break free a Pokemon from Hyper Mode (explained below). You can also use it to awaken Pokemon who have fallen asleep.
Shadow Pokemon are Pokemon whose hearts have been closed, basically meaning that they are pretty much evil or dark, whichever you prefer. You must steal these Pokemon from their evil trainers, and then train them so that they can become good again. Shadow Pokemon only know one attack: Shadow Rush. They can't evolve, gain Experience Points, or gain levels. Shadow Pokemon have five Purple Meters, which must be decreased. These meters can be decreased by calling the Pokemon and using it in Battle. After a whole meter has decreased, the Shadow Pokemon will regain one of their original attacks. After all the Purple Meters have decreased, you must take it to the Relic Stone in Agate Village in order to totally purify it. After the Pokemon has been purified, it will gain all the Experience it would have in all of its battles.
A Shadow Pokemon enters Hyper Mode in battles. This only happens to be when I select the attack Shadow Rush, but maybe that's just me. During Hyper Mode, Pokemon can't use items and the Pokemon won't listen to a word that comes out of your mouth. The only thing you can do to get the Pokemon out of Hyper Mode is use the command Call. This will get it out of Hyper Mode, and will also decrease it's Purple Meter.
Tip: A good way to decrease the Purple Meter is to have a purified Pokemon in battle with a Shadow Pokemon. Use the purified Pokemon to attack, and make the Shadow Pokemon use Shadow Rush. About 75% of the time, it will enter Hyper Mode. While your other Pokemon attacks the opponent, call out to to the Shadow one. Its Purple Meter will decrease each time you call it. This strategy works perfectly for me, but I'm not promising that it'll work.