History VideoGame / PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness

24th Mar '18 8:13:04 PM somestrangecircus
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* ChekhovsGun: After beating Robo Groudon Chobin, a frustrated Kaminko decides to scrap the Robo Kyogre in production and demands that Makan get rid of it. Makan, seeing the potential in it, fixes it up and gets it working, and it turns out that it's the only way to get to Cipher's base on Citadark Isle.
24th Mar '18 12:50:06 AM somestrangecircus
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* StartMyOwn: Miror B. is no longer a Cipher admin, and has started his own evil organization. It consists of ... him and his two minions.

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* StartMyOwn: Miror B. is no longer a Cipher admin, and has started his own evil organization. It consists of ... of...him and his two minions.


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** When you first visit Phenac City, it looks the same as it did in ''Colosseum''. Then the NPCs start saying very strange things to you, the shop is revealed to be closed, and Justy, the person you were sent to warn about Cipher, immediately laughs off your concerns. All the while, the background music gets more and more distorted as you wander around the city.
22nd Dec '17 6:55:56 PM rjd1922
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* LevelInReverse: The Cipher Lab is essentially played backwards from how it was played in ''Colosseum'' as the Shadow Pokémon Lab.
16th Dec '17 10:50:27 AM rmctagg09
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* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler: Rather than challenge you to a battle for your Snag Machine, Team Snagem instead just knocks you out with Gloom's Sleep Powder and steal it from you while you're asleep.]]

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* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler: Rather [[spoiler:Rather than challenge you to a battle for your Snag Machine, Team Snagem instead just knocks you out with Gloom's Sleep Powder and steal steals it from you while you're asleep.]]



** Played Straight later with [[MookFaceTurn Hordel]] who signed up for Cipher but was horrified when he actually saw the Cipher Key Lair. [[spoiler: And later with Eldes, who put up with a lot out of loyalty toward his father but drew the line at blowing up Citadark Isle to get rid of Michael.]]

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** Played Straight later with [[MookFaceTurn Hordel]] who signed up for Cipher but was horrified when he actually saw the Cipher Key Lair. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And later with Eldes, who put up with a lot out of loyalty toward his father but drew the line at blowing up Citadark Isle to get rid of Michael.]]



** When Zook is at the factory bodyguarding, he questions how Gorigan heard of the fact that he was flaunting his Shadow Zangoose in Gateon Port, leading him to get punished. [[spoiler: It's because he showed off that Zangoose right before the Grand Master Greevil's eyes, under the guise of Mr. Verich.]]

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** When Zook is at the factory bodyguarding, he questions how Gorigan heard of the fact that he was flaunting his Shadow Zangoose in Gateon Port, leading him to get punished. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's because he showed off that Zangoose right before the Grand Master Greevil's eyes, under the guise of Mr. Verich.]]



* NoGearLevel: [[spoiler: Team Snagem steals your Snag Machine after the S.S. Libra, forcing you to fight a couple of Shadow Pokemon normally until you get it back.]]

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* NoGearLevel: [[spoiler: Team [[spoiler:Team Snagem steals your Snag Machine after the S.S. Libra, forcing you to fight a couple of Shadow Pokemon normally until you get it back.]]



* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Due to the fact that any Shadow Pokémon knocked out immediately go to Miror B., and he does not bother to level up his non-Shadow team members [[spoiler: until the BonusBoss battle for the Shadow Dragonite]], rather than immediately catching a Shadow Pokémon like the game suggests, it's often easier to knock one out, then hunt down Miror B. and tank/sweep through his pitiful Ludicolo collection while focusing on catching the Shadow Pokémon instead of trying to fend off more powerful regular foes while doing so.

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* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Due to the fact that any Shadow Pokémon knocked out immediately go to Miror B., and he does not bother to level up his non-Shadow team members [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until the BonusBoss battle for the Shadow Dragonite]], rather than immediately catching a Shadow Pokémon like the game suggests, it's often easier to knock one out, then hunt down Miror B. and tank/sweep through his pitiful Ludicolo collection while focusing on catching the Shadow Pokémon instead of trying to fend off more powerful regular foes while doing so.
15th Dec '17 12:12:13 PM Jgamer
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* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler: Rather than challenge you to a battle for your Snag Machine, Team Snagem instead just knocks you out with Gloom's Sleep Powder and steal it from you while you're asleep.]]


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* NoGearLevel: [[spoiler: Team Snagem steals your Snag Machine after the S.S. Libra, forcing you to fight a couple of Shadow Pokemon normally until you get it back.]]
24th Sep '17 9:38:18 PM Karxrida
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* DisappearedDad: The player's "late" dad, who is explicitly said to be dead ("passed away").

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* DisappearedDad: The player's "late" dad, who Your dad is explicitly said to be dead ("passed away").



* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The Cipher Key Lair to a degree, although it generally becomes apparent once you discover the boss at the end is simply another Cipher Admin.
* DiscOneNuke: Espeon once again, if you choose to evolve your Eevee into one. It's arguably worse due to the lower starting levels, but this Espeon has access to Bite for added coverage. Jolteon may count as a milder example, also being a fair notch above the early game foes statistically.

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* %%* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The Cipher Key Lair to a degree, although it generally becomes apparent once you discover the boss at the end is simply another Cipher Admin.
* %%* DiscOneNuke: Espeon once again, if you choose to evolve your Eevee into one. It's arguably worse due to the lower starting levels, but this Espeon has access to Bite for added coverage. Jolteon may count as a milder example, also being a fair notch above the early game foes statistically.



* EternalEngine: The Cipher Lab returns here but there is also the Cipher Key Lair which is the new place where shadow Pokémon are created.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:Greevil.]] He may be [[spoiler:the leader of [[MindRape Cipher]],]] but he still cares for his sons. [[spoiler:Eldes even convinces him to disband the team.]]

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* %%* EternalEngine: The Cipher Lab returns here but there is also the Cipher Key Lair which is the new place where shadow Pokémon are created.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:Greevil.]] He [[spoiler:Greevil]] may be [[spoiler:the leader of [[MindRape Cipher]],]] Cipher,]] but he still cares for his sons. [[spoiler:Eldes [[spoiler:His son Eldes even convinces him to disband the team.Cipher.]]



* EyesAlwaysShut: Prof. Krane and Mr Verich. [[spoiler:Just before the final battle Verich AKA [[BigBad Greevil]] opens them to reveal [[RedRightHand his huge, yellow eyes]]]].

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* %%* EyesAlwaysShut: Prof. Krane and Mr Verich. [[spoiler:Just before the final battle Verich AKA [[BigBad Greevil]] opens them to reveal [[RedRightHand his huge, yellow eyes]]]].



* FunnyAfro: Miror B., again. It seems to be even larger than it was in Colosseum.
* FuturisticPyramid: Cipher Key Lair

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* FunnyAfro: Miror B., again. still has his Poké Ball-esque afro. It seems to be even larger than it was in Colosseum.
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''Colosseum''.
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FuturisticPyramid: Cipher Key Lair



* GogglesDoNothing: Gorigan has two pairs. One he wears as intended, the other he wears on his neck.

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* GogglesDoNothing: Gorigan has two pairs.pairs of goggles. One he wears as intended, the other he wears on his neck.



* GoldfishPoopGang: The Hexagon Brothers, who are a bunch of Cipher Peons with colorful outfits. They end up becoming this with repeat appearances.

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* GoldfishPoopGang: The Hexagon Brothers, who Brothers are a bunch of Cipher Peons with colorful outfits. outfits and very little competence. They end show up becoming this with repeat appearances.occasionally to slightly inconvenience you.



* GreenHillZone: Agate Village returns from the first game just as it was in the first game.

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* %%* GreenHillZone: Agate Village returns from the first game just as it was in the first game.



* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: One Cipher Peon always quotes probabilities, which are clearly just pulled out of thin air. Although the one about how likely the player is to wreck their plans if not stopped seemed pretty accurate.
* InconsistentDub: When ''Colosseum'' was translated, [[BonusBoss Battlus]] had his name [[DubNameChange changed]] to Somek, but when ''XD'' was translated, his name was left as Battlus. [[DubInducedPlotHole This led English-speaking players to believe they were two different people.]]

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* HailfirePeaks: The desert wreck of the ''SS Libra'' combines ShipLevel with ShiftingSandLand.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: One Cipher Peon always quotes probabilities, which are clearly just pulled out of thin air. Although the The only one that seems accurate is about how likely the player is you are to wreck their plans if not stopped seemed pretty accurate.
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* InconsistentDub: When ''Colosseum'' was translated, [[BonusBoss Battlus]] Battlus had his name [[DubNameChange changed]] to Somek, but when ''XD'' was translated, his name was left as Battlus. [[DubInducedPlotHole This led English-speaking players to believe they were two different people.]]is Battlus in ''XD''.



* JokeCharacter: One of the Battle Bingo cards only contains Pokémon with a secondary Flying type. One of them is a Gligar... whose only move is Earthquake. [[NoSell Earthquake doesn't work on Flying types.]] And if you plan out your moves wrong, you could be ''forced'' to catch it just to have enough EP to continue.

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* JokeCharacter: One of the Battle Bingo cards only contains Pokémon with a secondary Flying type. One of them is a Gligar... whose only move is Earthquake. [[NoSell [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Earthquake doesn't work on Flying types.]] And if you plan out your moves wrong, you could be ''forced'' to catch it just to have enough EP to continue.



* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Greevil, once he is no longer hiding his status as Cipher's mastermind.]]

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* %%* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Greevil, once he is no longer hiding his status as Cipher's mastermind.]]



* StartMyOwn: Miror B. is no longer a Cipher admin but has started his own evil organization, which consists of ... him and his two minions.

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* StartMyOwn: Miror B. is no longer a Cipher admin but admin, and has started his own evil organization, which organization. It consists of ... him and his two minions.



* ATasteOfPower: Right after the introductory cutscene you're treated to a battle with a Lv. 50 Salamence against an NPC's Lv. 50 Metagross. It's only a simulation, however -- your real starter Pokémon is a Lv. 10 Eevee. Incidentally, a Salamence is one of the Shadow Pokémon in the game.

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* ATasteOfPower: Right after the introductory cutscene cutscene, you're treated to a battle with where you control a Lv. 50 Salamence against an NPC's Lv. 50 Metagross. It's only a simulation, however -- your real starter Pokémon is a Lv. 10 Eevee. Incidentally, a Salamence is one of the Shadow Pokémon in the game.
18th Sep '17 7:43:56 PM Karxrida
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* ViceCity: The Pyrite Town returns like it was in the first game.

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* ViceCity: The downtrodden and nearly lawless Pyrite Town returns like it was in the first game.game, though it's been cleaned up a little.
18th Sep '17 7:42:51 PM Karxrida
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* BalanceBuff: Shadow Pokémon have been made far more useful. There are more Shadow moves for them to use with various effects, they resist opposing Shadow moves to help with Snagging, and the type is now an InfinityPlusOneElement that's super effective against almost everything.



** If you evolve the Shadow Togepi, Elekid you can trade it for won't have any special moves and just be a plain old Elekid.

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** If you evolve the Shadow Togepi, the Elekid you can trade it for won't have any special moves and just be a plain old Elekid.



* ViceCity: Pyrite Town returns like it was in the first game.

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* ViceCity: The Pyrite Town returns like it was in the first game.



** When [[spoiler:Ardos defeats Zook in Gateon Port at the beginning of the game, his uses an Alakazam at Level 44]]. When you battle him on Citadark Isle, it's the same level.

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** When [[spoiler:Ardos defeats Zook in Gateon Port at the beginning of the game, his uses an Alakazam at Level 44]]. When you battle him on Citadark Isle, it's his [[spoiler:Alakazam]] the same level.
18th Sep '17 7:36:36 PM Karxrida
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* PuzzleBoss: Battle CDs are optional fights that put you in various scenarios with preset teams of Pokémon. Many of these are puzzles that require you to select specific move combinations during certain turns to achieve victory.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Hexagon Brothers are a group of Cipher {{mooks}} found outside of the Shadow Pokémon Lab that are ''barely'' competent at their jobs. They all have [[ColorThemeNaming names related to a specific color]], each wear a different color uniform related to their names, and use Shadow Pokémon whose types are related to said colors (e.g. Resix wears red and has the Fire-type Houndour).

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* PuzzleBoss: Battle CDs [=CDs=] are optional fights that put you in various scenarios with preset teams of Pokémon. Many of these are puzzles that require you to select specific move combinations during certain turns to achieve victory.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Hexagon Brothers are a group of Cipher {{mooks}} found outside of the Shadow Pokémon Lab that are ''barely'' competent at their jobs. They all have [[ColorThemeNaming [[ThemeNaming names related to a specific color]], each wear a color (with "six" at the end)]], wears different color uniform uniforms related to their names, and use Shadow Pokémon whose types are related to said colors (e.g. Resix wears red and has the Fire-type Houndour).
18th Sep '17 7:35:34 PM Karxrida
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* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Hexagon Brothers, again, who each have their own Shadow Pokémon of a different element. Ironically, their leader Resix has the least amount of Pokémon (though they are the highest level).

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* PuzzleBoss: Battle CDs are optional fights that put you in various scenarios with preset teams of Pokémon. Many of these are puzzles that require you to select specific move combinations during certain turns to achieve victory.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Hexagon Brothers, again, who each have their own Brothers are a group of Cipher {{mooks}} found outside of the Shadow Pokémon of Lab that are ''barely'' competent at their jobs. They all have [[ColorThemeNaming names related to a specific color]], each wear a different element. Ironically, color uniform related to their leader Resix has the least amount of names, and use Shadow Pokémon (though they whose types are related to said colors (e.g. Resix wears red and has the highest level).Fire-type Houndour).
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