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Trivia / Pokémon Colosseum

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  • Dummied Out: Unused messages from Nett mention the following Shadow Pokémon which don't appear in the game: Kecleon, Minun, Spoink, Baltoy, Castform, Psyduck, Teddiursa, Wobbuffet, Wailmer, Porygon2, Xatu, and Whiscash.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Like with its sequel, Colosseum hasn't seen a re-release in any form since its original launch in 2004.
  • New Work, Recycled Graphics: Many Pokémon models and animations were ripped from Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2.
  • No Export for You:
    • The Japanese Bonus Disc allows players to get Celebi, but for the American release, Jirachi was made available instead. PAL areas, however, didn't get the Bonus Disc at all (Jirachi being made available via Pokémon Channel instead). Players in both regions who wanted Celebi had no luck at all.
    • Japanese versions of Pokémon Colosseum originally supported the GBA e-Reader and several cards; however, this support was removed in localization, cheating players out of, namely, a Shadow Togepi, Shadow Mareep, and Shadow Scizor.

Other Trivia:

  • The only species snaggable in both games, not counting Togepi and Mareep, which were E-Reader events in Japan, is Makuhita. However, many families are in both: Swablu/Altaria, Houndour/Houndoom, Slugma/Magcargo, Ledyba/Ledian, Piloswine/Swinub, Pineco/Forretress, Teddiursa/Ursaring, Spiarak/Ariados, and the Hitmons. Others can be obtained in both via trade or PokéSpots (in XD).
  • A shiny Pokémon from this game is one of the rarest shinies in the entire franchise. Shadow Pokémon can be shiny but it is impossible to tell until they have been captured whether they actually are. note  Any opposing Shadow Pokémon that appear shiny are almost certainly going to revert back to regular coloring once actually checked.