Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness Cheats for Gamecube

Faster pokemon purification and more secrets for GC

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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is the second original Pokémon game for Nintendo GameCube. Use this Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness cheat guide to track down elusive shadow pokémon and unlock the secret ending.

These cheats are for the 2005 GameCube exclusive Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

Faster Pokémon Purification Cheat

After catching a shadow pokémon, wait at least ten minutes before putting it in the purification chamber. This will increase the speed of the purification process by roughly 25 percent.

How to Get Elekid

To get the powerful Elekid pokémon, first talk to Hordel at the request of the news crew. He will give you a level 25 Togepi in need of purification. After purifying it, you can keep the Togepi, or you can give it back to Hordel in exchange for a level 20 Elekid.

How to Catch and Purify Lugia

You can capture a level 50 Lugia at Nickledark Island after beating the Cipher Boss Deathgold. In order to purify it, you must get all nine purification chambers to full tempo.

How to Capture Shadow Dragonite

Catch all 82 other shadow pokémon, then go to Gateon Port and find Miror B. at the lighthouse. After you beat his Ludicolos, he'll bring out a Shadow Dragonite for you to capture.

How to Get All Three Johto Starter Pokémon

Each time you complete Mt. Battle in Story mode, you'll win one of the Johto starter pokémon. Complete it three times to get Totodile, Cyndaquil, and Chikorita.

How to Catch Greevill's Shadow Pokémon

Master Greevil has six rare pokémon that you can capture:

  • Rhydon (level 46)
  • Zapdos (level 50)
  • Tauros (level 46)
  • Exeggutor (level 46)
  • Articuno (level 50)
  • Moltres (level 50)

Bring at least 20 of every pokéball type into battle to improve you chances of catching them all. Equip your shadow pokémon to slowly chip away at their health until they become vulnerable. If you accidentally kill one, there's no need to reset as you can just fight him again.

If you have already captured Shadow Lugia, then you'll fight Greevil by himself.

How to Get Items from Acri

You will receive an item from Acri after she questions you at Gateon Port. There are four possible outcomes depending on how you answer her questions.

Item Requirement
Amulet Coin Answer "Yes" to all questions.
White Herb Answer "Yes" to two questions.
Mental Herb Answer "Yes" to one question.
Quick Claw Answer "No" to all questions.

How to Get a Master Ball

After visiting Citadark Isle, go to the Pokémon HQ lab and talk to Professor Krane on the first floor. He will guide you to a chest containing a Master Ball.

Save your Master Ball for hard-to-catch pokémon such as Lugia.

Pokémon Coliseum Secret Battle

Talk to the pink-haired man at the Outpost stand, then walk away. He'll then ask if you want to battle; accept to fight Rider Willie, a trainer from Pokemon Coliseum. Notice that the music changes to the battle theme from that game.

If you have a GBA link cable, you can import your pokémon from the Game Boy Advance Pokémon games and use them in battle.

How to Unlock the Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Secret Ending

Capture and purify every shadow pokémon in the game, then defeat Master Greevil on Cinadark Island. After the normal ending sequence, you'll see an extra scene.