Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness Cheats & Tips for Gamecube

Teenage boy sits in front of TV playing video game

Schedivy Pictures/Getty Images

When questioned by Acri at Gateon Port, she will give you one of four different items depending on your answers. To receive the listed item, simply answer in the following manner:

  • To get an Amulet Coin, answer Yes to all Acri's questions
  • To get a White Herb, answer Yes to two of Acri's questions
  • To get a Mental Herb, answer Yes to one of Acri's questions
  • To get a Quick Claw, answer No to all of Acri's questions

Elekid from Hordel

You must do something for the news crew to get Elekid, they will ask you to check with someone in the outskirts. His name is Hordel and he is from Cipher. Hordel will give you a Togepi at level 25 and ask you to purify it for him. Once you have purified the Togepi you can keep it or take it back to him. He will trade you an Elekid at level 20.

Get All 3 Johto Starters

It is possible to get all three Johto starters. Successfully complete Mt. Battle in Story mode to get one Johto Pokemon with their elemental hyper beam. Totodile will have Hydro Cannon, Cyndaquil will have Blast Burn, and Chikorita will have Frenzy Plant. Complete Mt. Battle three times to get all three Johto Starters.

Catching and Purifying Lugia

Lugia can be caught at Nickledark Island, he comes out at level 50 after you defeat Cipher Boss Deathgold. To purify Lugia, get full tempo in all nine chambers. Then place Lugia in one of the sets and it will be purified. To get Lugia in the demo version, you must first snag the first 60. Then, go to the mountain with a Groundon statue and Lugia will fly there. You will them battle him; he is at level 50.

Miror B

You can find Miror B early in the game. The first time you encounter him, he will ask you to join his group. If you say yes, he will think that you are lying. Say no, and he will get mad. Either way, you will have to battle him. He has a Shadow Nosepass. The second time you encounter him will be on an island. When you talk to him he will battle you again. This time he has a Shadow Dragonite, and also the Shadow Nosepass if you did not catch it earlier.

Get the Master Ball

To get the Master Ball, see Professor Krane at the Pokemon HQ lab. He is in a room on the first floor. Talk to him and he will open up a passage on the floor. There is a chest in the room. Open it to find a Master Ball. You must have been to Citadark Isle at least once to get the Master Ball. It is best used on Lugia.

Fourth Generation Pokemon — Munchlax and Bonsly

There are two new Pokemon in Pokemon XD from the fourth generation, they are Munchlax and Bonsly.

Two Shadow Pokemon At Once

Occasionally some trainers will have two Shadow Pokemon; be careful when this happens.

Six Shadow Pokemon At Once

The final Boss has six Pokemon. Go to the Outskirts and buy twenty of every kind of Pokeball. You should also use your Shadow Pokemon against his and they will not do very much to each other. Additionally, in the final battle with Greevil, if one or more of the Shadow Pokemon faint, do not reset. Just win and fight him again. He will have the ones that you missed, and the rest will be normal. If you already have Shadow Lugia, you will only battle Greevil. The final boss has the following rare Pokemon:

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

Classic Battle

At the Outpost stand, talk to the man with the pink hair. As you leave the stand he will challenge you to a battle. Accept and you will battle Rider Willie, the first trainer from Pokemon Coliseum. Also, the background music will be that from the Pokemon Coliseum battle. You can challenge him whenever you desire.

Easy Pokemon Purification

To get your Pokemon purified easily keep the Pokemon with you for at least ten minutes, then put them in the purification chamber. Pokemon will purify about 25% faster than normal this way.

Returning to Agate Village

You can return to Agate Village. The only difference is that there are different people and it is five years later.

Pokemon Shadow Attacks

The Shadow Pokemon have evolved to have some Shadow Attacks. There are 18 Shadow attacks in all, as follows:

  • Shadow Crush
  • Shadow Attack
  • Shadow Wave
  • Shadow Rave
  • Shadow Weather
  • Shadow Down
  • Shadow Half
  • Shadow Mist
  • Shadow Remove
  • Shadow Hold
  • Shadow Panic
  • Shadow Storm
  • Shadow Break
  • Shadow End
  • Shadow Chill
  • Shadow Bolt
  • Shadow Fire
  • Shadow Blast