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This guide was created to serve as a comprehensive and definitive guide for planning teams in Pokemon XD, for casual first time players to those aiming to challenge run the Orre Colosseum. Many helpful resources are included here, from a breakdown of every individual Pokemon available, to teambuilding strategy against the game's major bottlenecks, to an overview of building teams for the Orre Colosseum using only in game resources, and even a teambuilding compendium. There are also statistics on when Pokemon are obtained through the game and their offensive efficiency, which further inform comparison and considerations of Pokemon for a playthough.


Pokemon List

The following list breaks down the final evolution of each Pokemon in order of availability. Notable moves highlight the best or most unique tactics available to that Pokemon. Sample sets are also provided for an all Shadow Pokemon play through and are also provided for the Orre Colosseum if that Pokemon has high or very high potential in the colosseum. Note that some TMs and moves are effectively unavailable for an all Shadow Pokemon play through due to being only available upon clearing a round of the Orre Colosseum, as a prize for a very high area in Mt. Battle, or only being learned at a very high level. These include TMs for Aerial Ace (Mt. Battle Area 9), Toxic (Orre Colosseum Round 1), Return (Orre Colosseum Round 2), Skill Swap (Orre Colosseum Round 3), Sludge Bomb (Orre Colosseum Round 4), Rest (Orre Colosseum Round 5), Steel Wing (Orre Colosseum Round 6), Dragon Claw (Orre Colosseum Round 7), or any move learned beyond LV. 60. These moves will not be listed in a Pokemon's notable moves or their sets for an all Shadow Pokemon play through, but may be listed in their Orre Colosseum sets if the move in question is very important for that Pokemon.

Flareon

Obtained as: Eevee at LV. 10
Location: Starter Pokemon
Evolution Requirements: Fire Stone
Stats: 65 HP / 130 ATK / 60 DEF / 95 SPA / 110 SPD / 65 SPE
Ability: Flash Fire
Notable Moves:
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Ember (LV. 16)
- Quick Attack (LV. 23)
- Bite (LV. 30)
- Flamethrower (LV. 52 or TM 35)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Return (TM 27)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 100%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 99.36%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.7554
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Charcoal / Leftovers / Quick Claw
Move 1: Protect / Helping Hand
Move 2: Hidden Power / Body Slam
Move 3: Flamethrower
Move 4: Fire Blast

Flareon is a solid Fire-type and the first one that can be obtained. Like with the other eeveelutions it can reach its final evolution as early as Gateon Port, and is the only eeveelution to function as a good mixed attacker. Its overall best move Fire Blast can be obtained fairly early after defeating Cipher Cmdr. Exol. Flareon does not have access to specific coverage moves that would help it blast through Water, Rock, Dragon or opposing Fire-types, but does have a variety of powerful albeit marginally useful physical attacks such as Shadow Ball, Iron Tail, Body Slam, Double-Edge, and Hyper Beam to pair with its strong base Attack. Overall Flareon is beginner-friendly and fairly efficient, but otherwise is not a very exceptional Fire-type to run the game with.


Jolteon

Obtained as: Eevee at LV. 10
Location: Starter Pokemon
Evolution Requirements: Thunder Stone
Stats: 65 HP / 65 ATK / 60 DEF / 110 SPA / 95 SPD / 130 SPE
Ability: Volt Absorb
Notable Moves:
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Thundershock (LV. 16)
- Bite (LV. 30 as Eevee or Move Relearner)
- Thunder Wave (LV. 42 or Tutor)
- Thunder (LV. 52 or TM 25)
- Hidden Power (TM10)
- Protect (TM17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Shock Wave (TM 34)
- Substitute (Tutor)
Offensive Efficiency: 0.8511
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 100%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 99.36%
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Magnet
Move 1: Protect / Helping Hand / Thunder
Move 2: Thunder Wave
Move 3: Hidden Power / Bite
Move 4: Thunderbolt

Jolteon is the second fastest Pokemon in the game and one of the strongest Electric-types available. These factors combined with its early evolution make it the second most offensively efficient Pokemon to run the game with. Electric-types are handy in many of the game's major bottlenecks and access to Thunder Wave makes Jolteon one of the best Pokemon to support snagging. Perhaps Jolteon's only substantial faulting is a shallow movepool that is reliant on Hidden Power to circumvent Ground-types. Nevertheless, Jolteon is one of the best Pokemon to run the game and often the first consideration for a team's Electric-type.

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Magnet
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Modest
Move 1: Protect
Move 2: Thunder Wave / Helping Hand
Move 3: Hidden Power / Bite
Move 4: Thunderbolt

With its very high Speed and solid Special Attack, Jolteon is a capable Electric-type offensive threat even in the Orre Colosseum that can also provide situation team support. Most of Jolteon's usefulness is its capability to outspeed and OHKO threats that can be difficult to hit otherwise such as Gyarados, Swellow, Dodrio, Feraligatr, Blastoise, and Starmie. Jolteon also has the typing and bulk to tank at least one attack that is not Earthquake or boosted by a Choice Band, giving it at least two opportunities to pick off opposing threats. Ideal types for Hidden Power are those that allow Jolteon to deal decent damage to its Electric-resists, such as Ice, Water, Fire, or Grass. If one of these Hidden Power types isn't obtained, Bite at least gives Jolteon a way to hit Ground-types. Volt Absorb is also situationally useful to give Jolteon a safe switch-in. Unfortunately, Jolteon's EVs cannot be completely protected from the first few battles of the game prior to snagging Ledyba or Poochyena.


Vaporeon

Obtained as: Eevee at LV. 10
Location: Starter Pokemon
Evolution Requirements: Water Stone
Stats: 130 HP / 65 ATK / 60 DEF / 110 SPA / 95 SPD / 65 SPE
Ability: Water Absorb
Notable Moves:
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Water Gun (LV. 16)
- Bite (LV. 30)
- Aurora Beam (LV. 36)
- Haze (LV. 42)
- Acid Armor (LV. 47)
- Hydro Pump (LV. 52)
- Water Pulse (TM 03)
- Toxic (TM 06)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Protect (TM17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
Offensive Efficiency: 0.7449
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 100%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 99.36%
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Mystic Water / Leftovers
Move 1: Protect / Helping Hand / Icy Wind
Move 2: Hidden Power / Bite
Move 3: Ice Beam
Move 4: Hydro Pump

Vaproeon is the best Water-type available early in the game and due to its defensive typing and substantial bulk, is fairly difficult for the AI to KO, making it an excellent beginner's choice for running the game. The combination of Ice Beam and Hydro Pump make Vaporeon an effective offensive tank, allowing its remaining two moves to round out its coverage and provide team support. Vaporeon can tend to feel a bit slow however, and into the late game can feel a bit like an exp sink, especially to get it to LV. 52 to learn Hydro Pump. Despite Water-types not being the most offensively useful in Pokemon XD, Vaporeon remains one of the better Pokemon available with several unique and useful quirks.

Espeon

Obtained as: Eevee at LV. 10
Location: Starter Pokemon
Evolution Requirements: Sun Shard + Friendship at Level Up
Stats: 65 HP / 65 ATK / 60 DEF / 130 SPA / 95 SPD / 110 SPE
Ability: Synchronize
Notable Moves:
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Confusion (LV. 16)
- Bite (LV. 30 as Eevee or Move Relearner)
- Psybeam (LV. 36)
- Psychic (LV. 47 or TM29)
- Morning Sun (LV. 52)
- Calm Mind (TM 04)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Reflect (TM 33)
- Skill Swap (TM 48)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
Offensive Efficiency: 0.8610
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 100%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 99.36%
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Twistedspoon
Move 1: Calm Mind / Protect / Helping Hand
Move 2: Morning Sun
Move 3: Hidden Power / Bite
Move 4: Psychic

Espeon is one of the most offensively efficient Pokemon in the game, sporting a powerful 130 base Special Attack complimented by a fast 110 base speed. Perhaps Espeon's only true weakness in a playthrough is its lack of offensive coverage, making it heavily reliant on clicking a Psychic STAB to deal damage leaving it stagnant against Psychic-type immunities and resists, although Espeon does however have some good support moves available such as Helping Hand and Calm Mind to alleviate this weakness. Espeon remains an especially notable team pick for being the first Psychic-type available and the strongest Psychic-type in the game, even though it is a fairly one-dimensional KO machine for a team.

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Twistedspoon / Leftovers
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Protect / Substitute
Move 2: Calm Mind / Helping Hand
Move 3: Hidden Power / Bite
Move 4: Psychic

Espeon is a fair bit less notable in the Orre Colosseum where its lack of good offensive coverage is felt much harder, but it nevertheless remains one of the better offensive Pokemon available. Protect or Substitute is important to allow Espeon to survive the powerful and omnipresent Earthquake and Explosions, and are also needed to bait out Shadow Balls or other strong physical attacks, especially from fast attackers such as Tauros and Gengar. Substitute especially has great synergy with Calm Mind and Leftovers, which combined have good matchups against the passive status users oof Round 1, and against some of the other setup Pokemon in later rounds. Ideal Hidden Power types are offensive special types such as Ice, Electric, Water, and Grass that compliment Psychic fairly well against dual-type Darks. Overall a strong offensive Psychic-type is fairly effective in the Orre Colosseum, but Espeon really needs good matchups and offensive coordination with its partner to really shine.


Umbreon

Obtained as: Eevee at LV. 10
Location: Starter Pokemon
Evolution Requirements: Moon Shard + Friendship at Level Up
Stats: 95 HP / 65 ATK / 110 DEF / 60 SPA / 130 SPD / 65 SPE
Ability: Synchronize
Notable Moves:
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Bite (LV. 30 as Eevee or Move Relearner)
- Confuse Ray (LV. 30)
- Faint Attack (LV. 36)
- Moonlight (LV. 52)
- Toxic (TM 06)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Taunt (TM 12)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 100%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 99.36%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6376
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Helping Hand
Move 2: Moonlight
Move 3: Body Slam
Move 4: Faint Attack / Bite

Umbreon is an overall effective Pokemon for just about any team in Pokemon XD, but is fairly inefficient to use due to its mediocre Speed, low offenses, and lack of strong attacks. Umbreon is however notable for being virtually impossible for the AI to KO, especially once it learns Moonlight. Throughout a playthrough Umbreon finds most of its utility in paralyzing Shadow Pokemon with Body Slam, chipping away at them with its relatively weak attacking moves, and sponging shadow attacks while attempting to snag. Umbreon is a great team choice for players who aren't in a rush to speed through the game and want to play things fairly safe.


Ursaring

Obtained as: Teddiursa at LV. 11
Location: Pokemon HQ Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 30
Stats: 90 HP / 130 ATK / 75 DEF / 75 SPA / 75 SPD / 55 SPE
Ability: Guts
Notable Moves:
- Return (Starting)
- Lick (Starting)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Aerial Ace (TM 40)
- Facade (TM 42)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 99.36%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.43%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.7534
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf / Leftovers
Move 1: Protect / Bulk Up
Move 2: Hidden Power / Lick / Hyper Beam
Move 3: Brick Break / Earthquake
Move 4: Return / Body Slam

Despite it’s low Speed, Ursaring is one of the most offensively efficient Pokemon in the entire game. It is the first Shadow Pokemon obtained, has very high Attack, and has a powerful STAB move in Return. Brick Break or Earthquake allow Ursaring to bypass Rock- and Steel-types too, making the uncommon Ghost-type the only opposing Pokemon it might ever struggle to KO. Lick is a great move for dealing weak damage to Shadow Pokemon with a good rate of paralysis, and Ursaring can also run moves such as Bulk Up or Hyper Beam to ensure even the strongest of Pokemon are KOed by its attacks. If you are looking for an efficient and easy to use physical attacker, Ursaring is the best one around.


Ledian

Obtained as: Ledyba at LV. 10
Location: Gateon Port
Evolution Requirements: LV. 18
Stats: 55 HP / 35 ATK / 50 DEF / 55 SPA / 110 SPD / 85 SPE
Ability: Swarm / Early Bird
Notable Moves:
- Aerial Ace (Starting)
- Psybeam (Starting)
- Light Screen (LV. 24)
- Reflect (LV. 24)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 98.30%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 88.30%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5687
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item:
Move 1:
Light Screen / Sunny Day
Move 2: Reflect / Sunny Day
Move 3: Psybeam / Giga Drain
Move 4: Aerial Ace

Ledian is a contender for being the worst Pokemon in all of Pokemon XD. Both of its STAB types are physical and are fired off a horrible base 35 Attack stat. It learns no usable Bug-type STAB at all, and it’s best Flying-type attack Aerial Ace only has 60 Base Power. Ledian also has a defensive typing with many weaknesses, and doesn’t actually have many support moves except for screens and Sunny Day, all of which require TMs. The only real reason to use Ledian is for the novelty, such as part of a challenge run.


Mightyena

Obtained as: Poochyena at LV. 10
Location: Gateon Port
Evolution Requirements: LV. 18
Stats: 70 HP / 90 ATK / 70 DEF / 60 SPA / 60 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Intimidate
Notable Moves:
- Heal Bell (Starting)
- Poison Fang (Starting)
- Bite (LV. 13)
- Crunch (LV. 47)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 98.30%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 95.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5990
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Blackglasses
Move 1: Protect / Heal Bell
Move 2: Iron Tail / Poison Fang
Move 3: Body Slam / Hyper Beam
Move 4: Crunch

Mightyena isn’t a much better choice than Ledian, being a physical attacker that is the Dark-type. Its few notable physical attacks such as Iron Tail and Body Slam require a TM and the move tutor respectively. Intimidate is a fantastic ability, but Mightyena is so mediocre overall there isn’t really a way for this Pokemon to capitalize on what should be a great asset. Heal Bell is also notable, but again Mightyena’s low bulk and Speed make it hard to be excited about such a rare support move. Houndoom is available just as early, also fills a team’s dog quota, and is better at running the game in every conceivable way. Only use this Pokemon for challenge runs.


Houndoom

Obtained as: Houndor at LV. 17
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 24
Stats: 75 HP / 90 ATK / 50 DEF / 110 SPA / 80 SPD / 95 SPE
Ability: Flash Fire
Notable Moves:
- Faint Attack (Starting)
- Ember (Starting)
- Bite (LV. 27)
- Flamethrower (LV. 51)
- Crunch (LV. 59)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Fire Blast (TM 28)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 95.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 79.68%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.7650
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Charcoal
Move 1: Hidden Power / Protect
Move 2: Crunch / Bite
Move 3: Fire Blast / Solarbeam
Move 4: Flamethrower

Houndoom sports among the strongest Special Attack and Speed stats available so early in the game. Coupled with powerful STAB attacks it is one of the most offensively efficient Pokemon available, and should be the first consideration for any team’s Fire- or Dark-type Pokemon. Houndoom evolves early, and also can be taught Fire Blast via TM as early as Phenac City. With all these strengths Houndoom’s only notable weaknesses are that it relies on Sun support to have a strong coverage move in Solarbeam, and that Crunch is not obtained until LV. 59, which requires extensive grinding for an equally leveled team of six Pokemon. Aside from these minor points, Houndoom makes for one of the best Pokemon for completing the game, largely in part to fast and powerful Fire-type attacks that never stop being useful.

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: White Herb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Protect / Substitute
Move 2: Crunch
Move 3: Flamethrower
Move 4: Overheat

Houndoom isn’t quite as notable in the Orre Colosseum as it is for completing the game, but it does have the Speed and Special Attack to viably function as an Overheat user. Houndoom is in competition with Arcanine, Moltres, and Typhlosion for this role, with its most notable advantages being that it has STAB coverge in Crunch and is fairly easy to acquire and reset for. Protect or Substitute are fairly important to prevent Houndoom from being easily picked off by faster attackers or Earthquakes. Crunch hits the fairly common Psychic-types in the Colosseum for strong damage, and deals respectable chip to most Fire-type resistances. Flamethrower is used for reliable accuracy and for picking off targets without using one of its only two strong Overheats per battle.


Walrein

Obtained as: Spheal at LV. 17
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 44
Stats: 110 HP / 80 ATK / 90 DEF / 95 SPA / 90 SPD / 65 SPE
Ability: Thick Fat
Notable Moves:
- Aurora Beam (Staring)
- Water Gun (Starting)
- Body Slam (LV. 19)
- Hail (LV. 31)
- Blizzard (LV. 50)
- Sheer Cold (LV. 61)
- Water Pulse (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 95.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 23.56%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6385
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Shell Bell
Move 1: Hidden Power / Protect
Move 2: Water Pulse / Icy Wind
Move 3: Body Slam
Move 4: Ice Beam

With fairly solid offenses, high bulk, and STAB Ice-type attacks, Walrein finds itself being one of the most notable Water-types in the entire game. Although it evolves at a fairly high level, it is obtained early and easily, and can reach its final evolution fairly reasonably before the end of Cipher Key Lair. Walrein benefits from also learning a variety of physical coverage moves in addition to its STAB Water- and Ice-type attacks, the most notable being Body Slam at only LV. 19. Overall Walrein is a Water-type that a team grows into, whereas many of the others feel that their usefulness begins to ebb near the end of the game, or are only available until right before the final battle.


Claydol

Obtained as: Baltoy at LV. 17
Location: Shadow Pokemon Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 36
Stats: 60 HP / 70 ATK / 105 DEF / 70 SPA / 120 SPD / 75 SPE
Ability: Levitate
Notable Moves:
- Rock Tomb (Starting)
- Psybeam (Starting)
- Selfdestruct (LV. 19)
- Ancientpower (LV. 25)
- Hyper Beam (LV. 36 or TM 15)
- Explosion (LV. 55)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 95.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 37.13%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6145
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Twistedspoon
Move 1: Ancientpower
Move 2: Ice Beam
Move 3: Psychic
Move 4: Earthquake / Hyper Beam

Despite its fairly low offensive efficiency, Claydol is nevertheless a solid and enjoyable Pokemon to add to a team. Levitate is a fantastic ability, and access to big moves such as STAB Earthquake, Explosion, STAB Psychic, and Ice Beam, and Ancientpower are exciting. Claydol also learns Sunny Day and Rain Dance, which makes it a unique Pokemon to pair with weather-oriented teams. Aside from its low Speed and mediocre offensive stats, Claydol is unfortunately also a bit of an investment to train up to LV. 36 for its evolution. Although its bulk is solid, many other Pokemon have the defensive typing and raw stats to prove far more difficult for the AI to KO, further limiting Claydol’s desirably.


Ampharos

Obtained as: Mareep at LV. 17
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 30
Stats: 90 HP / 75 ATK / 85 DEF / SPA 115 / 90 SPD / SPE 55
Ability: Static
Notable Moves:
- Heal Bell (Starting)
- Body Slam (Starting)
- Thunder Wave (Starting)
- Thundershock (Starting)
- Thunderpunch (LV. 30)
- Thunder (LV. 57. or TM 25)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (Tm 18)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 95.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6830
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Magnet
Move 1: Hidden Power / Protect
Move 2: Thunder Wave
Move 3: Seismic Toss / Thunder
Move 4: Thunderbolt

Ampharos is one of the most effective and obvious choices for an Electric-type if deciding to use an eeveelution not named Jolteon. Although its Speed isn’t great, it has a very strong Special Attack and early access to Thunder Wave. As a bulky Electric-type, Ampharos is also virtually impossible for the AI to KO in a single attack without using Earthquake. Like Jolteon and many other Electric-types available, Ampharos does unfortunately lack coverage moves, having to rely on Hidden Power, Focus Punch, or teammates for tackling Ground- and opposing Electric-types. The result is that Ampharos can at least focus on running support moves such as Protect, Thunder Wave, and Seismic Toss, making it a great asset for snagging Shadow Pokemon.


Swalot

Obtained as: Gulpin at LV. 17
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 26
Stats: 100 HP / 73 ATK / 83 DEF / 73 SPA / 83 SPD / 55 SPE
Ability: Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold
Notable Moves:
- Shock Wave (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Sludge (Starting)
- Toxic (Starting)
- Yawn (Starting)
- Body Slam (LV. 26 or Tutor)
- Sludge Bomb (LV. 48)
- Water Pulse (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 95.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 66.81%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5641
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Potential in the Orre Colosseum:

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:

Held Item: Leftovers / Poison Barb
Move 1: Sing / Yawn
Move 2: Body Slam / Protect
Move 3: Shadow Ball / Ice Beam / Giga Drain
Move 4: Sludge Bomb

Swalot despite it’s unexciting Poison typing and low Speed is a surprisingly potent and effective Pokemon for completing the game. It learns two moves that induce Sleep, learns Body Slam without using the tutor, and has many interesting coverage options including Shock Wave, Water Pulse, Ice Beam, Giga Drain, and Shadow Ball. Swalot also evolves early, granting a Pokemon with very high comparable bulk that tosses around strong moves. It’s usefulness ebbs into the late game, but it still maintains enough bulk with status moves to be very useful for capturing Shadow Pokemon.


Shiftry

Obtained as: Seedot at LV. 17
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: Leaf Stone
Stats: 90 HP / 100 ATK / 60 DEF / 90 SPA / 60 SPD / 80 SPE
Ability: Chlorophyll / Early Bird
Notable Moves:
- Giga Drain (Starting)
- Nature Power (LV. 13)
- Synthesis (LV. 21 Seedot)
- Sunny Day (LV. 31 Seedot or TM 11)
- Explosion (LV. 43 Seedot)
- Fake Out (LV. 19 Nuzleaf)
- Faint Attack (LV. 31 Nuzleaf)
- Extrasensory (LV. 49 Nuzleaf)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Aerial Ace (TM 40)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 95.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 95.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6744
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Miracle Seed
Move 1: Fake Out / Sunny Day
Move 2: Body Slam / Brick Break
Move 3: Shadow Ball / Faint Attack
Move 4: Giga Drain / Solarbeam

Shiftry is the first available Grass-type in the game and even starts off with Giga Drain. It has solid mixed offenses and a decent Speed stat, allowing it to function fairly well as a fast mixed attacker for running the game. Naturally Shiftry works well for sun squads thanks to Chlorophyll and access to Sunny Day without a TM, along with a unique edge with Fake Out and fairly strong physical attacks such as Shadow Ball, Body Slam, and Brick Break. It’s greatest weakness is that it is in competition with Breloom, a much stronger physical attacker with Grass-type STAB, and which also happens to be snagged in the Shadow Pokemon Lab.


Ariados

Obtained as: Spinarak at LV. 14
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 22
Stats: 70 HP / 90 ATK / 70 DEF / 60 SPA / 70 SPD / 40 SPE
Ability: Swarm / Insomina
Notable Moves:
- Signal Beam (Starting)
- Night Shade (Starting)
- Agility (LV. 53)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 92.13%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 87.98%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6356
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silver Powder
Move 1: Protect / Agility
Move 2: Night Shade
Move 3: Body Slam / Hidden Power
Move 4: Signal Beam

Despite a fair Attack stat, early availability, and a few interesting moves to play around with, Aridos is not a notable Pokemon to utilize on a team. It’s low Speed and large number of weaknesses make justifying its use difficult, especially later into the game. Ariados does at least have some utility in doing well versus Shadow Pokemon thanks to Night Shade, but it’s only good option for status requires Body Slam from the move tutor. Overall Ariados should only be used for challenge runs, or for some other aesthetic or sentimental reason.


Camerupt

Obtained as: Numel at LV. 14
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 33
Stats: 70 HP / 100 ATK / 70 DEF / 105 SPA / 75 SPD / 40 SPE
Ability: Magma Armor
Notable Moves:
- Ember (Starting)
- Magnitude (LV. 19)
- Rock Slide (LV. 33)
- Earthquake (LV. 37 or TM 26)
- Eruption (LV. 45)
- Fissure (LV. 55)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Tock Tomb (TM 39)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 91.81%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 52.77%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6500
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Charcoal / Soft Sand / Quick Claw
Move 1: Protect / Body Slam
Move 2: Rock Slide / Body Slam
Move 3: Fire Blast / Flamethrower / Eruption
Move 4: Earthquake

With strong base 100 Attack, 105 Special Attack, and access to powerful moves such as Earthquake, Eruption, and Rock Slide, Camerupt is a slow but powerful addition to virtually any team. Ground and Fire are also among the most effective offensive types and allow Camerupt to deal major damage in nearly all matchups. Camerupt is also one of only a few Pokemon to learn Earthquake without requiring TM26, and is the first obtainable Pokemon to do so. Because of Camerupt’s low Speed and high vulnerability to Water-type moves, it is especially important to pair it with fast Electric- or Grass-types. Pokemon with Ground immunities, especially ones with high Speed or Electric- or Grass-type moves, also synergize well as they make it easier for Camerupt to utilize Eathquake.


Sharpedo

Obtained as: Carvanha at LV. 15
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 30
Stats: 70 HP / 120 ATK / 40 DEF / 95 SPA / 40 SPD / 95 SPE
Ability: Rough Skin
Notable Moves:
- Water Pulse (Starting)
- Bite (Starting)
- Crunch (LV. 22)
- Slash (LV. 33)
- Skull Bash (LV. 48)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 89.57%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6689
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Blackglasses / Mystic Water
Move 1: Protect / Ice Beam
Move 2: Hidden Power / Earthquake
Move 3: Water Pulse
Move 4: Crunch

Sharpedo has appealing bases offenses of 120 Attack, 95 Special Attack, and 95 Speed, but unfortunately lacks the STABs and movepool to fully utilize them. Instead of primarily utilizing its higher Attack stat, Sharpedo is mostly restricted to clicking the already somewhat weak base power of Water Pulse and Crunch on its lower Special Attack stat. Sharpedo doesn’t have many appealing physical moves, and the few it does learn like Earthquake or Double-Edge require TMs or Tutors. Despite these shorcomings, Sharpedo remains a somewhat effective offensive Pokemon, albeit a very fragile one.


Breloom

Obtained as: Shroomish at LV. 15
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: LV. 23
Stats: 60 HP / 130 ATK / 80 DEF / 60 SPA / 60 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Effect Spore
Notable Moves:
- False Swipe (Starting)
- Mega Drain (Starting)
- Stun Spore (Starting)
- Leech Seed (Starting)
- Headbutt (LV. 22)
- Giga Drain (LV. 45 as Shroomish or TM 19)
- Spore (LV. 54 as Shroomish)
- Mach Punch (LV. 23)
- Sky Uppercut (LV. 36)
- Mind Reader (LV. 45)
- Dynamicpunch (LV. 54)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Iron Tail (Tm 23)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 88.94%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 87.98%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6571
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Black Belt / Miracle Seed
Move 1: False Swipe / Seismic Toss / Focus Punch
Move 2: Stun Spore / Body Slam / Mach Punch
Move 3: Giga Drain / Solarbeam
Move 4: Sky Uppercut

Breloom is among one of the most powerful and effective Pokemon to utilize for a complete playthrough due to its very high base 130 Attack stat, combination of unique Grass-Fighting typing, workable 70 base Speed stat with an optional priority move, status movepool, and early availability. Because of all these strengths, Breloom is great Pokemon to utilize anywhere, matching up well against both Pokemon to be KOed, and Pokemon to be snagged, even against most of the game’s major bottlenecks. Perhaps Breloom’s only true weakness is that its defensive typing leaves it susceptible to many different types of attacks, but nevertheless Breloom has the tools to often circumvent these issues before even being struck. Unfortunately when it comes to the Orre Colosseum its comparatively low Speed and common weaknesses are felt much harder, making it a difficult Pokemon to utilize there.


Delcatty

Obtained as: Delcatty at LV. 18
Location: Cipher Lab
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 70 HP / 65 ATK / 65 DEF / 55 SPA / 55 SPD / 90 SPE
Ability: Cute Charm
Notable Moves:
- Secret Power (Starting)
- Attract (Starting)
- Shock Wave (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Calm Mind (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 87.98%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 87.98%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6748
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf / Leftovers
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day / Rain Dance
Move 2: Sing
Move 3: Thunder Wave / Solarbeam / Thunder
Move 4: Body Slam / Double-Edge / Hyper Beam

Delcatty is not a very notable Pokemon to utilize on a team. Its base stats are not conducive to an offensive or defensive role, and it’s Normal typing doesn’t inspire much for utilizing it’s wide offensive movepool. Delcatty can provide some forms of team support through the use of weather or status. Sing is highly effective for the snagging of Shadow Pokemon, but has irritatingly low accuracy. All of Delcatty’s best STAB moves require the move tutor or a TM, as do its other notable moves beyond Sing. As a result, Delcatty should not be considered for a play though, except for novelty or challenge run purposes.
 
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Electrode

Obtained as: Voltorb at LV. 19
Location: Cave Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: LV. 30
Stats: 60 HP / 50 ATK / 70 DEF / 80 SPA / 80 SPD / 150 SPE
Ability: Soundproof / Static
Notable Moves:
- Mirror Coat (Starting)
- Spark (Starting)
- Selfdestruct (LV. 27)
- Light Screen (LV. 41 or TM 16)
- Explosion (LV. 54)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.7331
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Magnet
Move 1: Protect / Rain Dance
Move 2: Thunder Wave
Move 3: Hidden Power / Rain Dance
Move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder

Elecrode is the fastest Pokemon available in Pokemon XD and functions fairly similarly to Jolteon in a playthrough, just with more Speed and less power. Like many of the early Electric-types, Electrode lacks good coverage moves and must run Hidden Power or rely on teammates to KO Ground-types. Thunder Wave and Rain Dance are not learned via level up, but remain great ways to support the snagging of Pokemon, Water-types, or even to setup for its own use of Thunder. Overall Electrode is a great alternative to Jolteon if wanting to use a different eeveelution while still utilizing a Pokemon with high Speed.

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leichi Berry
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Naughty
Move 1: Substitute
Move 2: Hidden Power / Rain Dance
Move 3: Thunderbolt / Thunder
Move 4: Explosion

In the Orre Colosseum Electrode excels with its incredible Speed combined with Explosion. Very few Pokemon are capable of denying Electrode from exploding, and when combined with Substitute and a Leichi Berry Electrode becomes especially effective for early two for one Pokemon trades against the AI, or even to setup other pinch berry users like Hitmonchan. Fast Thunderbolt can even be helpful in its own right for picking off weakened targets, as can a favorable Hidden power type such as Ice or Grass. Electrode can even be used to quickly set rain, it’s just unfortunate there are no Pokemon exclusive to XD to fully abuse rain support.

Sandslash

Obtained as: Sandshrew at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: Rock Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: LV. 22
Stats: 75 HP / 100 ATK / 110 DEF / 45 SPA / 55 SPD / 65 SPE
Ability: Sand Veil
Notable Moves:
- Slash (LV. 24)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Sandstorm (TM 37)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 80.80%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6704
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Soft Sand
Move 1: Hidden Power / Protect
Move 2: Seismic Toss / Brick Break
Move 3: Body Slam
Move 4: Earthquake

Sandslash looks like it would be a fun Pokemon to add to a team, but in practice its fair Attack stat, solid physical defenses, and pure Ground-typing are undermined by a horrible level-up movepool reliant on TMs and tutors for its entire moveset, including its STAB Earthquake. Because of this Donphan ends up being both a far more practical and stronger Ground-type to utilize. Just about the only edges Sandslash does have over Donphan are a slightly better Speed stat and Sand Veil, but neither of these justify its use over Donphan, let alone other Ground types available.

Gligar

Obtained as: Gligar at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: Rock Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 65 HP / 75 ATK / 105 DEF / 35 SPA / 65 SPD / 85 SPE
Ability: Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil
Notable Moves:
- Quick Attack (LV. 20)
- Faint Attack (LV. 28)
- Slash (LV. 36)
- Guillotine (LV. 52)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Sandstorm (TM 37)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 80.80%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6266
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Soft Sand
Move 1: Hidden Power / Protect
Move 2: Hidden Power / Rock Tomb
Move 3: Double-Edge / Iron Tail
Move 4: Earthquake

Gligar’s excellent typing is undermined by a weak Attack stat and vulnerability to Ice- and Water-type attacks. Its potential saving grace of being an Earthquake user that is also immune to Earthquake is also underminded by having to use the Earthquake TM to get its only decent STAB attack. Overall Gligar’s moveset is fairly awkward to piece together, and it lacks support moves in any meaningful capacity. This is a Pokemon very few teams should even bother to consider.

Flygon

Obtained as: Trapinch at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: Rock Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: LV. 45
Stats: 80 HP / 100 ATK / 80 DEF / 80 SPA / 80 SPD / 100 SPE
Ability: Levitate
Notable Moves:
- Bite (Starting)
- Faint Attack (Starting)
- Crunch (LV. 33)
- Dragonbreath 9LV. 35)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Substitue (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 22.13%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6291
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Soft Sand
Move 1: Crunch / Hidden Power / Rock Tomb
Move 2: Flamethrower / Fire Blast
Move 3: Dragonbreath / Body Slam
Move 4: Earthquake

With a solid 100 base Speed, solid 100 / 80 mixed offenses, an expansive movepool, unique Dragon-Ground typing, and even Levitate, Flygon is a fairly unique and effective Pokemon to utilize in a playthrough. Between Dragon Breath and Body Slam, Flygon has solid ways to chip and paralyze Shadow Pokemon while also remaining a threat with STAB Earthquake and Fire-type coverage moves. Flygon’s biggest weakness is simply that it can be difficult to encounter as Trapinch at the Rock Poke Spot, and thus the actual moment it is obtained is out of the hands of the player. There have even been some playthroughs where there was an intent to use Flygon, but it ultimately could not be used because it never showed itself at the Rock Poke Spot at any point in the run. Aside from this, vulnerability to Ice-type attacks and requiring the use of the Earthquake TM are also annoyances, but overall Flygon remains a fairly strong and unique team choice that synergizes well with Sand and Earthquake users alike.

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Soft Sand
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Naive
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day
Move 2: Flamethrower / Fire Blast
Move 3: Double-Edge / Rock Tomb / Solarbeam
Move 4: Earthquake

Flygon has just enough Speed along with the typing, STAB Earthquake, and invaluable Levitate to be worthwhile in the Orre Colosseum. Although Ice-type attacks are somewhat common and Flygon cannot take these whatsoever, it can otherwise be somewhat difficult for the AI to get quick KOs against it. STAB Earthquake is the biggest offensive draw here, as is the Fire-type coverage when boosted in Sun. Beyond these, Flygon’s less than fantastic mixed offenses can certainly be felt in the Colosseum as compared to the main game. Overall Flygon is a good match for a sun team that needs some defensive and offensive variety, or even just to help round out a squad of fast attackers.

Jumpluff

Obtained as: Hoppiip at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: Oasis Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: LV. 27
Stats: 75 HP / 55 ATK / 70 DEF / 55 SPA / 95 SPD / 110 SPE
Ability: Chorophyll
Notable Moves:
- Synthesis (Startinig)
- Stun Spore (LV. 15)
- Sleep Powder (LV. 17)
- Leech Seed (LV. 25)
- Mega Drain (LV. 44)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.43%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5340
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Miracle Seed / Leftovers
Move 1: Sunny Day / Synthesis / Protect
Move 2: Sleep Powder / Stun Spore
Move 3: Solarbeam / Hidden Power
Move 4: Giga Drain

The combination of high Speed, Chorophyll, and Sleep Powder manage to make Jumpluff surprisingly one of the most effective Pokemon available in Pokemon XD. In nearly all situations Jumpluff is capable of outspeeding and incapacitating any Pokemon that lacks a sleep immunity. Beyond this Jumpluff can also set Sun for itself and teammates, recover health, or blast opponents with solid Grass-type STABs. Jumpluff can even be used to spread paralysis instead of sleep if a more permeant status on Shadow Pokemon is desired. Jumpluff pairs extremely well with one of the many powerful Fire-types available such as Houndoom, Flareon, or Arcanine.

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leftovers
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Sunny Day / Substitute
Move 2: Sleep Powder
Move 3: Hidden Power / Leech Seed
Move 4: Solarbeam

In the Orre Colosseum Jumpluff functions fairly similarly, but with even more emphasis on utilizing its high Speed and Chorophyll. Solarbeam is needed to deal respectable damage to typical Water-, Ground-, and Rock-type targets. Hidden Power Fire pairs best with the sun support and gives good complimentary coverage, but other types such as Ice also have their uses in quickly picking off weakened targets. In the Orre Colosseum Jumpluff doesn’t have much of a window to utilize Synthesis for recovery, but can instead use Leftovers with Substitute and Leech Seed to increase longevity and capitalize on Sleep Powder. Because of these traits Jumpluff makes for a good Pokemon, just one reliant on Sun support.

Donphan

Obtained as: Phanpy at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: Oasis Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: LV. 25
Stats: 90 HP / 120 ATK / 120 DEF / 60 SPA / 60 SPD / 50 SPE
Ability: Sturdy
Notable Moves:
- Defense Curl (Startnig)
- Flail (LV. 17)
- Rollout (LV. 33)
- Earthquake (LV. 49 or TM 26)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Rock Tomb (M39)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 80.80%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6992
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Soft Sand
Move 1: Protect / Hidden Power
Move 2: Body Slam / Double-Edge
Move 3: Rock Tomb / Hidden Power
Move 4: Earthquake

Donphan is a notable although fairly slow Ground-type. It has a strong 120 base Attack coupled with strong 90 HP and 120 Def physical defenses, but finds itself threatened by fast special attackers. Donphan is one of only a few Ground-types to actually learn Earthquake without TM 26, although unfortunately not until LV. 49. Most of its moveset isn’t built out until later in the game, which is also when Speed becomes a much more important stat. Regardless, Donphan is a fair Pokemon to utilize and offers any team a strong Earthquake user.

Masquerain

Obtained as: Surskit at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: Oasis Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: LV. 22
Stats: 70 HP / 60 ATK / 62 DEF / 100 SPA / 82 SPD / 80 SPE
Ability: Intimidate
Notable Moves:
- Bubblebeam (LV. 25 as Surskit)
- Agility (LV. 31 as Surskit)
- Haze (LV. 37 as Surskit)
- Stun Spore (LV. 40)
- Silverwind (LV. 47)
- Whirlwind (LV. 53)
- Water Pulse (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 80.80%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5192
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silverpowder
Move 1: Stun Spore / Shadow Ball
Move 2: Ice Beam / Icy Wind
Move 3: Hidden Power / Water Pulse / Giga Drain
Move 4: Silverwind

Masquerain has several unique quirks going for it, including the incredibly useful Intimidate, a ground immunity, base 100 Special Attack and base 80 Speed, and several interesting coverage moves such as Ice Beam, Giga Drain, Shadow Ball, and Water Pulse. But even with all these traits going for it, Masquerain is undermined by its STABs coming off a weak base 60 Attack stat, a 60 Base Power Bug-type STAB in Silverwind, no useable Flying-type STAB whatsoever, and a defensive typing with many common weaknesses. Also to consider is that Surskit can be a difficult Pokemon to obtain as it’s the rare encounter at Oasis Poke Spot.

Crobat

Obtained as: Zubat at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: Rock Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: Friendship After LV. 22
Stats: 85 HP / 90 ATK / 80 DEF / 70 SPA / 80 SPD / 130 SPE
Ability: Inner Focus
Notable Moves:
- Bite (LV. 16)
- Wing Attack (LV. 21)
- Air Cutter (LV. 35)
- Poison Fang (LV. 49)
- Haze (LV. 56)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Taunt (TM 12)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 34.10%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6509
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Poison Barb / Sharp Beak
Move 1: Hidden Power / Double-Edge
Move 2: Shadow Ball
Move 3: Wing Attack / Air Cutter
Move 4: Poison Fang

With 130 base Speed Crobat is among the fastest Pokemon available in XD, and even comes with a Ground-type immunity. It’s 90 Base Attack is solid, although it can sometimes feel underwhelming owing to its low base power STAB moves in Poison Fang and Wing Attack. One of the larger hurdles to utilizing Crobat however is the friendship requirement for evolution, meaning that without substantial investment early on it can take as far as Citadark Isle before it evolves. Overall Crobat is an extremely fast, somewhat threatening physical attacker that otherwise lacks utility against snagging Shadow Pokemon.

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Poison Barb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Protect / Hyper Beam
Move 2: Shadow Ball
Move 3: Hidden Power / Aerial Ace
Move 4: Sludge Bomb

Crobat’s absurd Speed allows it to find a niche in the Orre Colosseum as a fast physical attacker. Because of its poor STAB prospects from its level-up movepool, Crobat has to rely on the difficult to obtain TMs for Sludge Bomb and Aerial Ace, or get lucky with a strong Hidden Power Flying. Shadow Ball allows for some lackluster coverage, and Hyper Beam is an option to try and boost up Crobat’s ability to secure KOs against slower targets. Crobat functions well with other fast, albeit stronger attackers, or as a support Pokemon to pick off weakened threats.

Aggron

Obtained as: Aron at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: Rock Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: LV. 42
Stats: 70 HP / 110 ATK / 180 DEF / 60 SPA / 60 SPD / 50 SPE
Ability: Sturdy / Rock Head
Notable Moves:
- Headbutt (Starting)
- Metal Claw (Starting)
- Iron Defense (LV. 17)
- Take Down (LV. 25)
- Iron Tail (LV. 29 or TM 23)
- Protect (LV. 37 or TM 17)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 25.96%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5317
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Metal Coat / Quick Claw
Move 1: Potect / Hidden Power / Thunder Wave
Move 2: Earthquake / Rock Tomb / Seismic Toss
Move 3: Body Slam / Double-Edge
Move 4: Iron Tail

With its big appearance, unique typing, and access to fun damaging and support moves like Earthquake, Iron Tail, Body Slam, Double-Edge, Seismic Toss, and Thunder Wave, Aggron is a slow but potentially enjoyable Pokemon to add to a team. It has a strong base 110 Attack with bulletproof physical defenses that are undermined by its 4X weaknesses to Fighting- and Ground-type attacks. Aggron has an expansive special movepool as well including Ice Beam, Solarbeam, Thunderbolt, and even Flamethrower, but without STAB and only a 60 base Special Attack they unfortunately aren’t very practical to use. Aggron evolves at a fairly high level, but still can be managed before the end of Cipher Key lair without extensive grinding.

Quagsire

Obtained as: Wooper at LV. 10 to LV. 25
Location: ock Poke Spot
Evolution Requirements: LV. 20
Stats: 95 HP / 85 ATK / 85 DEF / 65 SPA / 65 SPD / 35 SPE
Ability: Damp / Water Absorb
Notable Moves:
- Water Gun (Starting)
- Mud Shot (LV. 16)
- Amnesia (LV. 23)
- Yawn (LV. 35)
- Earthquake (LV. 42 or TM 26)
- Rain Dance (LV. 49 or TM 18)
- Have (LV. 51 as Wooper)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Water Pulse (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (Tm 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 80.80%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6120
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Soft Sand / Mystic Water
Move 1: Protect / Seismic Toss
Move 2: Ice Beam / Yawn
Move 3: Ice Beam / Water Pulse
Move 4: Earthquake

Quagsire has a fantastic defensive typing, but unfortunately lacks the Special Attack and Water-type movepool to pose much of a threat as a Water-type. Instead Quagsire must largely rely on its 85 base Attack and STAB Earthquake learned at LV. 42, and Ice Beam to KO Ground immunities. Quagsire does have great utility against snagging Shadow Pokemon thanks to Yawn and Seismic Toss, and can also be fairly difficult for the AI to KO if they lack Grass-type attacks. Quagsire is also the last of the rare Pokemon encountered at Poke Spots, so it can be difficult to consistently obtain one.

Shuckle

Obtained as: Shuckle at LV. 20
Location: Pyrite Town
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 20 HP / 10 ATK / 230 DEF / 10 SPA / 230 SPD / 5 SPE
Ability: Sturdy
Notable Moves:
- Toxic (Starting)
- Substutitue (Starting)
- Sludge Bomb (Starting)
- Encore (Starting)
- Wrap (Starting)
- Rest (LV. 37)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Sandstorm (TM 37)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 80.80%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.3550
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Protect / Body Slam
Move 2: Toxic / Body Slam
Move 3: Rest
Move 4: Wrap

Shuckle’s abysmal offensive stats make it completely impractical to use in a playthrough. Since it cannot KO anything without relying on the residual damage of Toxic, Wrap, or Sand, it is absurdly slow to KO the opposing Pokemon. It could potentially be used as an exp sink to then wall strong Shadow Pokemon later, but it ends up being far less effective at this then bulky Shadow Pokemon which resist shadow attacks rather than be weak to them. Shuckle should not be used on any serious team, and is an intentional choice to make gameplay substantially slower.

Tyranitar

Obtained as: Larvitar at LV. 20
Location: Pyrite Town
Evolution Requirements: LV. 55
Stats: 100 HP / 134 ATK / 110 DEF / 95 SPA / 100 SPD / 61 SPE
Ability: Sand Stream
Notable Moves:
- Dragon Dance (Starting)
- Outrage (Starting)
- Bite (Starting)
- Rock Slide (LV. 22)
- Crunch (LV. 47)
- Earthquake (LV. 56 as Pupitar or TM 26)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (Tm 39)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 0.64%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.7636
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Very High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Shell Bell / Hard Stone
Move 1: Protect / Dragon Dance
Move 2: Crunch / Ice Beam
Move 3: Rock Slide
Move 4: Earthquake

Tyranitar is among the most offensively potent team choices available in the entirety of Pokemon XD. It has a powerful 134 base Attack stat with a respectable 95 base Special Attack to let it function as a mixed attacker. It’s movepool is expansive, encompassing the coveted Earthquake via level up, STAB Rock Slide and Crunch, elemental special attacks such as Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, and Flamethrower, big damage moves like Focus Punch, Hyper Beam, Iron Tail, and Double-Edge, and even a boosting move in Dragon Dance. Tyranitar is so lethal and effective at KOing the AI Pokemon, that it can actually be too effective at threatening the late game Shadow Pokemon, mostly owing to the residual damaged summoned by Sand Stream. The high LV. 55 evolution requirement is the most daunting in the game, requiring Tyranitar to surpass the levels of the final boss; however, it can be accomplished prior to the start of the final boss gauntlet without extensive grinding. Tyranitar is about as big and bad as Pokemon choices get in Pokemon XD, and is an ideal choice for starting Sand teams, Earthquake teams, or those who just want to KO everything in their path.

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leftovers / Shell Bell
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Protect / Dragon Dance
Move 2: Double-Edge / Ice Beam
Move 3: Rock Slide
Move 4: Earthquake

Tyranitar’s combination of powerful offenses, high bulk, and Sand Steam find it a valuable place in the Orre Colosseum. It has enough bulk to function as a viable Dragon Dance sweeper, or can be utilized with Protect to function as a more general sand setter and Earthquake user. With its powerful spread moves, Tyranitar functions fairly well with Shell Bell, allowing another Pokemon on the team to utilize Leftovers instead. Tyranitar’s greatest weakness is its immediate Speed, coupled with a high vulnerability to Fighting- and Ground-type attacks that invalidate its bulk. Because of this Tyranitar needs to be paired with a Pokemon capable of quickly KOing Fighting- and Ground-types such as Starmie, and generally appreciates any fast Pokemon that can draw the AI’s attention.

Medicham

Obtained as: Meditite
Location: Pyrite Town
Evolution Requirements: LV. 37
Stats: 60 HP / 60 ATK / 75 DEF / 60 SPA / 75 SPD / 80 SPE
Ability: Pure Power
Notable Moves:
- Dynamipunch (Starting)
- Shadow Ball (Starting)
- Detect (Starting)
- Hidden Power (Starting)
- Fire Punch (Starting)
- Ice Punch (Starting)
- Thunderpunch (Starting)
- Mind Reader (LV. 22)
- Calm Mind (LV. 28)
- Hi Jump Kick (LV. 32)
- Reversal (LV. 46)
- Recover (LV. 54)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 80.80%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 37.13%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Black Belt
Move 1: Detect / Hidden Power
Move 2: Psychic
Move 3: Shadow Ball
Move 4: Brick Break

Medicham is a fairly interesting mixed attacker with lackluster base offensive stats that are propped up by Pure Power. Most of its diverse movepool that includes attacks such as Dynamic Punch, Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Ice Punch, and Dream Eater see glamorous, but in practice are done much better by other Pokemon and aren’t much use on Medicham. STAB Brick Break with Shadow Ball is fairly notable, and Psychic and Hidden Power are used to round out its damage output further. Medicham can use support moves like Seismic Toss and Body Slam as well, but these important tutor moves are better left to teammates.

Hariyama

Obtained as: Makuhita at LV. 18
Location: Pyrite Town
Evolution Requirements: LV. 24
Stats: X
Ability: Thick Fat / Guts
Notable Moves:
- Brick Break (Starting)
- Rock Tomb (Starting)
- Fake Out (Starting)
- Whirlwind (Starting)
- Knock Off (LV. 29)
- Belly Drum (LV. 40)
- Endure (LV. 44)
- Seismic Toss (LV. 51 or Tutor)
- Reversal (LV. 55)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 79.68%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 79.68%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Black Belt
Move 1: Fake Out / Protect / Seismic Toss
Move 2: Hidden Power / Rock Tomb / Seismic Toss
Move 3: Earhquake / Body Slam
Move 4: Brick Break

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Ninetales

Obtained as: Vulpix at LV. 18
Location: Pyrite Town
Evolution Requirements: Fire Stone
Stats: X
Ability: Fllash Fire
Notable Moves:
- Heat Wave (Starting)
- Will-o-Wisp (Starting)
- Confuse Ray (LV. 21 as Vulpix)
- Flamethrower (LV. 29 as Vulpix or TM 35)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Substitue (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 78.56%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 57.87%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Charcoall
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day
Move 2: Hidden Power / Body Slam
Move 3: Heat Wave / Fire Blast
Move 4: Flamethrower

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Dusclops

Obtained as: Duskull at LV. 19
Location: Pyrite Town
Evolution Requirements: LV. 37
Stats: X
Ability: Pressure
Notable Moves:
- Shadow Ball (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Confuse Ray (Starting)
- Night Shade (Starting)
- Shadow Punch (LV. 37)
- Will-O-Wisp (LV. 41)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Protect (TM 17
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 77.45%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 37.13%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Spell Tag
Move 1: Helping Hand / Protect
Move 2: Hidden Power / Body Slam
Move 3: Ice Beam / Focus Punch
Move 4: Shadow Ball

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Nature: Careful
Move 1: Helping Hand
Move 2: Icy Wind / Protect
Move 3: Focus Punch
Move 4: Shadow Ball

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Gardevoir

Obtained as: Ralts at LV. 20
Location: Pyrite Town
Evolution Requirements: LV. 30
Stats: X
Ability: Synchronize / Trace
Notable Moves:
- Shock Wave (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Relflect (Starting)
- Confusion (Starting)
- Calm Mind LV. 21)
- Psychic (LV. 26 or TM 29)
- Hypnosis (LV. 51)
- Dream Eater (LV. 60 or Tutor)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Light Screen (TM 16)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 77.07%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Twistedspoon
Move 1: Calm Mind / Protect
Move 2: Hypnosis
Move 3: Thunderbolt
Move 4: Psychic

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Twistedspoon
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Protect / Substitute
Move 2: Icy Wind / Hypnosis / Calm Mind
Move 3: Thunderbolt
Move 4: Psychic

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Mawile

Obtained as: Mawile at LV. 22
Location: Pyrite Town
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: X
Ability: Hyper Cutter / Intimidate
Notable Moves:
- False Swipe (Staring)
- Sing (Starting)
- Faint Attack (LV. 26)
- Crunch (LV. 36)
- Stockpile (LV. 46)
- Swallow (LV. 46)
- Spit Up (LV. 46)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- BrickBreak (TM 31)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 76.70%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 76.70%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Silk Scarf
Move 1: Protect / Seismic Toss
Move 2: Sing
Move 3: False Swipe
Move 4: Body Slam / Hyper Beam

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Obtained as: Snorunt at LV. 20
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: LV. 42
Stats: 80 HP / 80 ATK / 80 DEF / 80 SPA / 80 SPD / 80 SPE
Ability: Inner Focus
Notable Moves:
- Water Pulse (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Bite (Starting)
- Icy Wind (Starting)
- Headbutt (Starting)
- Protect (LV. 25)
- Crunch (LV. 28)
- Ice Beam (LV. 34 or TM 13)
- Hail (LV. 37)
- Blizzard (LV. 53 or LV. 42 as Snorunt or TM 14)
- Sheer Cold (LV. 61)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 68.94%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 25.96
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Nevermeltice
Move 1: Protect / Icy Wind
Move 2: Hidden Power / Water Pulse / Sing
Move 3: Crunch
Move 4: Ice Beam

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Forretress

Obtained as: Pineco at LV. 20
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: LV. 31
Stats: 75 HP / 90 ATK / 140 DEF / 60 SPA / 60 SPD / 40 SPE
Ability: Sturdy
Notable Moves:
- Pin Missile (Starting)
- Spikes (Starting)
- Counter (Starting)
- Selfdestruct (Starting)
- Protect (Starting)
- Explosion (LV. 39)
- Double-Edge (LV. 59 or Tutor)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (Tm 15)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 68.51%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Silk Scarf
Move 1: Protect
Move 2: Hidden Power / Pin Missile
Move 3: Earthquake / Hyper Beam
Move 4: Body Slam / Double-Edge

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Xatu

Obtained as: Natu at LV. 22
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: LV. 25
Stats: 65 HP / 75 ATK / 70 DEF / 95 SPA / 70 SPD / 95 SPE
Ability: Synchronize / Early Bird
Notable Moves:
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Night Shade (Starting)
- Aerial Ace (Starting)
- Wish (LV. 35)
- Calm Mind (TM 04)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Light Screen (TM 16)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Reflect (TM 33)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Sky Attack (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 68.09%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 68.09%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Twistedspoon
Move 1: Protect / Thunder Wave
Move 2: Hidden Power / Giga Drain / Night Shade
Move 3: Aerial Ace
Move 4: Psychic

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Roselia

Obtained as: Roselia at LV. 22
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 50 HP / 60 ATK / 45 DEF / 100 SPA / 80 SPD / 65 SPE
Ability: Natural Cure / Poison Point
Notable Moves:
- Magical Leaf (Starting)
- Grasswhistle (Starting)
- Leech Seed (Starting)
- Stun Spore (Starting)
- Giga Drain (LV. 33 or TM 19)
- Ingrain (LV. 41)
- Toxic (LV. 45)
- Aromatherapy (LV. 53)
- Synthesis (LV. 57)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Solarebeam (TM 22)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 67.66%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 67.66%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Miracle Seed / Leftovers
Move 1: Grasswhistle / Protect
Move 2: Stun Spore / Sunny Day
Move 3: Hidden Power / Body Slam
Move 4: Giga Drain / Solarbeam

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Persian

Obtained as: Meowth at LV. 22
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: LV. 28
Stats: 65 HP / 70 ATK / 60 DEF / 65 SPA / 65 SPD / 115
Ability: Limber
Notable Moves:
- Slash (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Bite (Starting)
- Faint Attack (LV. 28)
- Fake Out (LV. 59)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Icy WInd (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 67.23%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.43%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf
Move 1: Fake Out
Move 2: Sing / Protect / Hidden Power
Move 3: Hidden Power / Shadow Ball / Hyper Beam
Move 4: Slash / Body Slam / Hyper Beam

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Piloswine

Obtained as: Swinub at LV. 22
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: LV. 33
Stats: 100 HP / 100 ATK / 80 DEF / 60 SPA / 60 SPD / 50 SPE
Ability: Oblivious
Notable Moves:
- Ancientpower (Starting)
- Mud Shot (Starting)
- Blizzard (LV. 56 or TM 14)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 66.81%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 52.77%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: X
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: X

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: X
Move 1: Protect / Hidden Power / Hyper Beam
Move 2: Ancient Power
Move 3: Ice Beam / Blizzard
Move 4: Earthquake / Mud Shot

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Fearow

Obtained as: Spearow at LV. 22
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: Lv. 20
Stats: 65 HP / 90 ATK / 65 DEF / 61 SPA / 61 SPD / 100 SPE
Ability: Keen Eye
Notable Moves:
- False Swipe (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Aerial Ace (Starting)
- Mirror Move (LV. 32)
- Drill Peck (LV. 40)
- Agility (LV. 47)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Sky Attack (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 61.28%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 61.28%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf/ Sharp Beak
Move 1: False Swipe / Protect / Agility
Move 2: Body Slam
Move 3: Drill Peck
Move 4: Hyper Beam

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Muk

Obtained as: Grimer at LV. 23
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: LV. 38
Stats: 105 HP / 105 ATK / 75 DEF / 65 SPA / 100 SPD / 50 SPE
Ability: Stench / Sticky Hold
Notable Moves:
- Sludge Bomb (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Shdow Punch (Starting)
- Minimize (Starting)
- Acid Armor (LV. 34)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 60.85%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 37.13%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Poison Barb / Leftovers
Move 1: Helping Hand / Protect
Move 2: Shadow Punch / Hidden Power / Protect
Move 3: Brick Break / Focus Punch
Move 4: Sludge Bomb

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Dewgong

Obtained as: Seel at LV. 23
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: LV. 34
Stats: 90 HP / 70 ATK / 80 DEF / 70 SPA / 95 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Thick Fat
Notable Moves:
- Surf (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Ice Beam (Starting)
- Icy Wind (Starting or Tutor)
- Sheer Cold (LV. 34)
- Water Pulse (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 60.43%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 52.77%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Nevermeltice / Mystic Water
Move 1: Helping Hand / Protect
Move 2: Sheer Cold / Icy Wind / Protect
Move 3: Surf / Water Pulse
Move 4: Ice Beam

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Lunatone

Obtained as: Lunatone at LV. 25
Location: Phenac City
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 90 HP / 55 ATK / 65 DEF / 95 SPA / 85 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Levitate
Notable Moves:
- Psychic (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Rain Dance (Starting)
- Rock Tomb (Starting)
- Hypnosis (Starting)
- Cosmic Power (LV. 31)
- Explosion (LV. 49)
- Calm Mind (TM 04)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Light Screen (TM 16)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Reflect (TM 33)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tuotr)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 60.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 60.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Twistedspoon / Hard Stone
Move 1: Hypnosis / Protect / Explosion
Move 2: Earthquake / Shadow Ball
Move 3: Rock Tomb
Move 4: Psychic

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Zangoose

Obtained as: Zangoose at LV. 28
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 73 HP / 115 ATK / 60 DEF / 60 SPA / 60 SPD / 90 SPE
Ability: Immunity
Notable Moves:
- Brick Break (Starting)
- Counter (Starting)
- Crush Claw (Starting)
- Quick Attack (Starting)
- Swords Dance 9Starting)
- Detect (LV. 46)
- False Swipe (LV. 55)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Thunder Wave (Tuotr)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy WInd (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 42.87%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 42.87%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf
Move 1: Protect / False Swipe
Move 2: Shadow Ball / Thunder Wave
Move 3: Brick Break
Move 4: Body Slam / Crush Claw

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leichi Berry
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Substitute
Move 2: Shadow Ball
Move 3: Brick Break / Focus Punch
Move 4: Return / Body Slam

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Nosepass

Obtained as: Nosepass at LV. 26
Location: Various (Wanderer Miror B.)
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 30 HP / 45 ATK / 135 DEF / 45 SPA / 90 SPD / 30 SPE
Ability: Sturdy / Magnet Pull
Notable Moves:
- Thunder Wave (Starting)
- Thunderbolt (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Rock Slide (Starting)
- Zap Cannon (LV. 46)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 43.35%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 43.35%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Hard Stone / Quick Claw
Move 1: Protect / Thunderbolt
Move 2: Thunder Wave
Move 3: Helping Hand
Move 4: Rock Slide

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Togetic

Obtained as: Togepi at LV. 25
Location: Outskirt Stand
Evolution Requirements: Friendship
Stats: 55 HP / 40 ATK / 85 DEF / 80 SPA / 105 SPD / 40 SPE
Ability: Hustle / Serene Grace
Notable Moves:
- Follow Me (Starting)
- Tri Attack (Starting)
- Ancient Power (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Yawn (Starting)
- Encore (Starting)
- Wish (LV. 31)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Light Screen (TM 16)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Reflect (TM 33)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Sky Attack (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 43.35%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 43.35%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Follow Me / Protect / Yawn
Move 2: Helping Hand
Move 3: Thunder Wave
Move 4: Seismic Toss

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leftovers / Sitrus Berry
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Nature: Bold
Move 1: Protect / Encore
Move 2: Follow Me
Move 3: Helping Hand
Move 4: Seismic Toss

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Parasect

Obtained as: Paras at LV. 28
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: LV. 24
Stats: 60 HP / 95 ATK / 80 DEF / 60 SPA / 80 SPD / 30 SPE
Ability: Effect Spore
Notable Moves:
- Spore (Starting)
- Slash (Starting)
- False Swipe (Starting)
- Stun Spore (Starting)
- Giga Drain (LV. 51 or TM 19)
- Aromatherapy (LV. 59)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 41.91%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 41.91%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Miracle Seed
Move 1: Spore
Move 2: False Swipe
Move 3: Hidden Power / Sunny Day
Move 4: Giga Drain / Solarbeam

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Arcanine

Obtained as: Growlithe
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: Fire Stone
Stats: 90 HP / 110 ATK / 80 DEF / 100 SPA / 80 SPD / 95 SPE
Ability: Intimidate / Flash Fire
Notable Moves:
- Flamethrower (Starting)
- Bite (Starting)
- Take Down (Starting)
- Helping Hand (LV. 37 as Growlithe)
- Agility (LV. 43 as Growllithe)
- Extremespeed (LV. 49 as Arcanine)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Oveheat (TM 50)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 41.91%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 41.91%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Charcoal
Move 1: Protect / Helping Hand
Move 2: Hidden Power / Bite / Fire Blast
Move 3: Extremespeed / Body Slam
Move 4: Flamethrower / Fire Blast

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: White Herb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Protect
Move 2: Helping Hand
Move 3: Hidden Power / Sunny Day
Move 4: Overheat

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Cloyster

Obtained as: Shellder at LV. 29
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: Water Stone
Stats: 50 HP / 95 ATK / 180 DEF / 85 SPA / 45 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Shell Armor
Notable Moves:
- Take Down (Starting)
- Surf (Starting)
- Aurora Beam (Starting)
- Protect (Starting)
- Ice Beam (LV. 49 as Shellder or TM 13)
- Spikes (LV. 33)
- Water Pulse (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 40.48%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 40.48%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Nevermeltice
Move 1: Protect / Rain Dance
Move 2: Icy Wind / Hidden Power
Move 3: Surf / Water Pulse
Move 4: Ice Beam

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Beedrill

Obtained as: Beedrill at LV. 30
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 65 HP / 90 ATK / 40 DEF / 45 SPA / 80 SPD / 75 SPE
Ability: Swarm
Notable Moves:
- Sludge Bomb (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Twineedle (Starting)
- Swords Dane (Starting)
- Pin Missile (LV. 35)
- Agility (LV. 40)
- Endeavor (LV. 45)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 39.52%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 39.52%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Poison Barb
Move 1: Swords Dance
Move 2: Brick Break / Agility
Move 3: Pin Missile / Baton Pass
Move 4: Sludge Bomb

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Pidgeot

Obtained as: Pidgeotto at LV. 30
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: LV. 36
Stats: 83 HP / 80 ATK / 75 DEF / 70 SPA / 70 SPD / 101 SPE
Ability: Keen Eye
Notable Moves:
- Wing Attack (Starting)
- Steel Wing (Starting)
- Featherdance (Starting)
- Agility (LV. 48)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Sky Attack (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 39.52%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 39.52%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Sharp Beak
Move 1: Hidden Power / Protect
Move 2: Steel Wing
Move 3: Double-Edge / Hyper Beam
Move 4: Wing Attack

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Tangela

Obtained as: Tangela at LV. 30
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 65 HP / 55 ATK / 115 DEF / 100 SPA / 40 PD / 60 SPE
Ability: Chlorophyll
Notable Moves:
- Solarbeam (Starting)
- Morning Sun (Starting)
- Sunny Day (Starting)
- Ingrain (Starting)
- Sleep Powder (Starting)
- Mega Drain (LV. 31)
- Stun Spore (LV. 37)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tuotr)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 38.09%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 38.09%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Miracle Seed
Move 1: Sleep Powder
Move 2: Hidden Power / Sunny Day
Move 3: Morning Sun
Move 4: Giga Drain / Solarbeam

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Butterfree

Obtained as: Butterfree at LV. 30
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 60 HP / 45 ATK / 50 DEF / 90 SPA / 80 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Compoundeyes
Notable Moves:
- Psychic (Starting)
- Morning Sun (Starting)
- Sleep Powder (Starting)
- Aerial Ace (Starting)
- Stun Spore (Starting)
- Silver Wind (LV. 47)
- Hidden Power (Tm 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 38.09%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 38.09%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Sleep Powder
Move 2: Shadow Ball / Sunny Day
Move 3: Silver Wind / Solarbeam
Move 4: Aerial Ace / Solarbeam

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Magneton

Obtained as: Magneton at LV. 30
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 50 HP / 60 ATK / 95 DEF / 120 SPA / 70 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Magnet Pull / Sturdy
Notable Moves:
- Rain Dance (Starting)
- Thunder (Starting)
- Thunder Wave (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 37.13%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 37.13%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Magnet
Move 1: Protect / Rain Dance
Move 2: Thunder Wave
Move 3: Hidden Power / Thunder
Move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder

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Venomoth

Obtained as: Venomoth at LV. 32
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 70 HP / 65 ATK / 60 DEF / 90 SPA / 75 SPD / 90 SPE
Ability: Shield Dust
Notable Moves:
- Silver Wind (Starting)
- Substutiute (Starting)
- Psychic (Starting)
- Stun Spore (Starting)
- Sleep Powder (LV. 42)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 36.17%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 36.17%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silver Powder
Move 1: Sleep Powder
Move 2: Hidden Power / Giga Drain
Move 3: Psychic
Move 4: Silver Wind

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Victreebel

Obtained as: Weepinbell at LV. 32
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: Leaf Stone
Stats: 80 HP / 105 ATK / 65 DEF / 100 SPA / 70 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Chlorophyll
Notable Moves:
- Magical Leaf (Starting)
- Morning Sun (Starting)
- Sludge Bomb (Starting)
- Sleep Powder (Starting)
- Stun Spore (Starting)
- Razor Leaf (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 36.17%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 36.17%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Miracle Seed
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day
Move 2: Sleep Powder
Move 3: Giga Drain / Solarbeam
Move 4: Sludge Bomb

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Miracle Seed
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Naive
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day
Move 2: Sleep Powder
Move 3: Sludge Bomb
Move 4: Solarbeam

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Arbok

Obtained as: Arbok at LV. 33
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 60 HP / 95 ATK / 69 DEF / 65 SPA / 79 SPD / 80 SPE
Ability: Intimidate / Shed Skin
Notable Moves:
- Sludge Bomb (Starting)
- Glare (Starting)
- Bite (Starting)
- Haze (LV. 56)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 35.21%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 35.21%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Poison Barb
Move 1: Protect
Move 2: Glare / Body Slam
Move 3: Earthquake / Iron Tail
Move 4: Sludge Bomb

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Primeape

Obtained as: Primeape at LV. 34
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 65 HP / 105 ATK / 60 DEF / 60 SPA / 70 SPD / 95 SPE
Ability: Vital Spirit
Notable Moves:
- Cross Chop (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Reversal (Starting)
- Seismic Toss (LV. 36)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 34.57%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 34.57%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Black Belt
Move 1: Protect / Helping Hand
Move 2: Hidden Power / Iron Tail / Rock Tomb
Move 3: Earthquake / Body Slam
Move 4: Cross Chop

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Hypno

Obtained as: Hypno at LV. 34
Location: Cipher Key Lair
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 85 HP / 73 ATK / 70 DEF / 73 SPA / 115 SPD / 67 SPE
Ability: Insomnia
Notable Moves:
- Psychic (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Shadow Ball (Starting)
- Hypnosis (Starting)
- Focus Punch (Tm 01)
- Calm Mind (TM 04)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Light Screen (TM 16)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance 9TM 18)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Reflect (TM 33)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 34.57%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 34.57%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6778
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Twistedspoon
Move 1: Hypnosis
Move 2: Seismic Toss
Move 3: Brick Break / Hidden Power
Move 4: Psychic

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Raticate

Obtained as: Raticate at LV. 34
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 55 HP / 81 ATK / 60 DEF / 50 SPA / 70 SPD / 97 SPE
Ability: Run Away / Guts
Notable Moves:
- Super Fang (Starting)
- Hyper Fang (Starting)
- Quick Attack (Starting)
- Endeavor (LV. 50)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Thunder Bolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Facade (TM 42)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 32.18%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 32.18%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5128
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day / Rain Dance
Move 2: Super Fang / Endeavor
Move 3: Thunder Wave / Shadow Ball
Move 4: Body Slam / Hyper Beam

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Golduck

Obtained as: Golduck at LV. 33
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 80 HP / 82 ATK / 78 DEF / 95 SPA / 80 SPD / 85 SPE
Ability: Damp / Could Nine
Notable Moves:
- Waterfall (Starting)
- Brick Break (Starting)
- Hydro Pump (LV. 58)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Calm Mind (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 33.14%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 33.14%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5875
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: X
Move 1: Protect / Rain Dance
Move 2: Body Slam / Seismic Toss / Hidden Power
Move 3: Ice Beam / Blizzard
Move 4: Hydro Pump / Waterfall

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Sableye

Obtained as: Sableye LV. 33
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 50 HP / 75 ATK / 75 DEF / 65 SPA / 65 SPD / 50 SPE
Ability: Keen Eye
Notable Moves:
- Shadow Ball (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Faint Attack (Starting)
- Recover (Starting)
- Night Shade (Starting)
- Fake Out (Starting)
- Detect (Starting)
- Knock Off (Starting)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 33.14%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 33.14%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4632
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Spell Tag
Move 1: Fake Out / Protect
Move 2: Night Shade / Helping Hand
Move 3: Recover / Brick Break / Focus Punch
Move 4: Shadow Ball

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Dodrio

Obtained as: Dodrio at LV. 34
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 60 HP / 110 ATK / 70 DEF / 60 SPA / 60 SPD / 110 SPE
Ability: Run Away / Early Bird
Notable Moves:
- Drill Peck (Starting)
- Tri Attack (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Sky Attack (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 32.18%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 32.18%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6288
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf / Sharp Beak / Choice Band
Move 1: Hidden Power / Protect
Move 2: Drill Peck
Move 3: Body Slam / Tri Attack
Move 4: Hyper Beam / Double-Edge

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Choice Band
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Hidden Power / Double-Edge
Move 2: Body Slam
Move 3: Drill Peck
Move 4: Hyper Beam

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Farfetch'd

Obtained as: Farfetch'd at LV. 36
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 52 HP / 90 ATK / 55 DEF / 58 SPA / 62 SPD / 60 SPE
Ability: Keen Eye / Inner Focus
Notable Moves:
- Swords Dance (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Aerial Ace (Starting)
- Slash (Starting)
- Knock Off (Starting)
- Agility (Starting)
- False Swipe (LV. 46)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 30.74%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 30.74%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4910
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Stick
Move 1: False Swipe / Baton Pass
Move 2: Swords Dance
Move 3: Aerial Ace / Agility
Move 4: Body Slam / Double-Edge

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Altaria

Obtained as: Altaria at LV. 36
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 75 HP / 70 ATK / 90 DEF / 70 SPA / 105 SPD / 80 SPE
Ability: Natural Cure
Notable Moves:
- Dragonbreath (Starting)
- Heal Bell (Starting)
- Solarbeam (Starting)
- Aerial Ace (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Dragon Dance (LV. 40)
- Perish Song (LV. 54)
- Sky Attack (LV. 59 or Tutor)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 36)
- Dream Eater (tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 30.74%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 30.74%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5414
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers / Dragon Fang / Sharp Beak
Move 1: Sing / Sunny Day / Dragon Dance
Move 2: Fire Blast / Flamethrower / Earthquake
Move 3: Aerial Ace / Solarbeam
Move 4: Dragonbreath / Ice Beam / Double-Edge

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Kangaskhan

Obtained as: Kangaskhan at LV. 35
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 105 HP / 95 ATK / 80 DEF / 40 SPA / 80 SPD / 90 SPE
Ability: Early Bird
Notable Moves:
- Earthquake (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Dizzy Punch (Starting)
- Fake Out (Starting)
- Endure (Starting)
- Reversal (LV. 49)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 29.79%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 29.79%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5737
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf
Move 1: Fake Out / Protect / Hyper Beam
Move 2: Shadow Ball / Brick Break
Move 3: Earthquake
Move 4: Body Slam / Dizzy Punch

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Silk Scarf / Salac Berry
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Fake Out / Endure
Move 2: Shadow Ball
Move 3: Earthquake / Reversal
Move 4: Body Slam / Return

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Banette

Obtained as: Banette at LV. 37
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 64 HP / 115 ATK / 65 DEF / 83 SPA / 63 SPD / 65 SPE
Ability: Insomnia
Notable Moves:
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Shadow Ball (Starting)
- Knock Off (Starting)
- Night Shade (Starting)
- Will-O-Wisp (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 29.79%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 29.79%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5864
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Spell Tag
Move 1: Helping Hand / Night Shade
Move 2: Hidden Power / Thunder Wave
Move 3: Body Slam / Double-Edge
Move 4: Shadow Ball

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Magmar

Obtained as: Magmar at LV. 36
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 65 HP / 95 ATK / 57 DEF / 100 SPA / 85 SPD / 93 SPE
Ability: Flame Body
Notable Moves:
- Fire Blast (Starting)
- Follow Me (Starting)
- Cross Chop (Starting)
- Thunderpunch (Starting)
- Sunny Day (Starting)
- Flamethrower (LV. 41)
- Confuse Ray (LV. 49)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 28.83%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 28.83%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6280
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Charcoal
Move 1: Protect / Hidden Power / Body Slam
Move 2: Thunderpunch
Move 3: Flamethrower
Move 4: Fire Blast / Seismic Toss

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Pinsir

Obtained as: Pinsir at LV. 35
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 65 HP / 125 ATK / 100 DEF / 55 DEF / 70 SPD / 85 SPE
Ability: Hyper Cutter
Notable Moves:
- Guillotine (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- False Swipe (Starting)
- Seismic Toss (Starting)
- Brick Break (Starting)
- Swords Dance (LV. 49)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 28.83%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 28.83%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5347
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderarte
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: X
Move 1: False Swipe
Move 2: Swords Dance / Helping Hand / Hidden Power
Move 3: Brick Break / Earthquake
Move 4: Double-Edge / Body Slam

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Magcargo

Obtained as: Magcargo at LV. 38
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 60 HP / 50 ATK / 120 DEF / 90 SPA / 80 SPD / 30 SPE
Ability: Magma Armor / Flame Body
Notable Moves:
- Heat Wave (Starting)
- Earthquake (Starting)
- Flamethrower (Starting)
- Yawn (Starting)
- Rock Slide (LV. 48)
- Body Slam (LV. 60 or Tutor)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 25.96%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 25.96%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5155
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Charcoal / Quick Claw
Move 1: Protect / Hidden Power
Move 2: Yawn / ROck Slide
Move 3: Flamethrower / Heat Wave
Move 4: Fire Blast / Overheat

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Rapidash

Obtained as: Rapidash at LV. 40
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 65 HP / 100 ATK / 70 DEF / 80 SPA / 80 SPD / 105 SPE
Ability: Run Away / Flash Fire
Notable Moves:
- Solarbeam (Starting)
- Sunny Day (Starting)
- Flamethrower (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Agility (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Fire Blast (TM 36)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 25.96%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 25.96%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.6021
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Charcoal
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day
Move 2: Hidden Power / Solarbeam / Body Slam
Move 3: Flamethrower
Move 4: Fire Blast / Overheat

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Hitmonchan

Obtained as: Hitmonchan at LV. 38
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 50 HP / 105 ATK / 79 DEF / 35 SPA / 110 SPD / 76 SPE
Ability: Keen Eye
Notable Moves:
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Sky Uppercut (Starting)
- Agility (Starting)
- Detect (LV. 44)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 25.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 25.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5233
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Black Belt
Move 1: Protect / Detect / Agility
Move 2: Seismic Toss / Helping Hand / Earthquake
Move 3: Hidden Power / Body Slam
Move 4: Sky Uppercut

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Hitmonlee

Obtained as: Hitmonlee at LV. 38
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 50 HP / 120 ATK / 53 DEF / 35 SPA / 110 SPD / 87
Ability: Limber
Notable Moves:
- High Jump Kick (Starting)
- Mega Kick (Starting)
- Double Kick (Starting)
- Brick Break (Starting)
- Endure (LV. 46)
- Reversal (LV. 51)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 24.52%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 24.52%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5541
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Black Belt
Move 1: Protect / Hidden Power
Move 2: Seismic Toss / Focus Punch
Move 3: Body Slam / Earthquake / Double-Edge
Move 4: Brick Break / High Jump Kick

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Salac Berry / Leichi Berry
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Endure
Move 2: Rock Tomb / Body Slam
Move 3: Earthquake
Move 4: Reversal

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Lickitung

Obtained as: Lickitung at LV. 38
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 90 HP / 55 ATK / 75 DEF / 60 SPA / 75 SPD / 30 SPE
Ability: Own Tempo / Oblivious
Notable Moves:
- Double-Edge (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Rollout (Starting)
- Lick (Starting)
- Knock Off (Starting)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 23.09%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 23.09%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4405
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf
Move 1: Helping Hand / Protect
Move 2: Seismic Toss / Icy Wind
Move 3: Shadow Ball / Lick
Move 4: Body Slam / Double-Edge

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Scyther

Obtained as: Scyther at LV. 40
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: Unavailable
Stats: 70 HP / 110 ATK / 80 DEF / 55 SPA / 80 SPD / 105 SPE
Ability: Swarm
Notable Moves:
- Morning Sun (Starting)
- Silver Wind (Starting)
- Slash (Starting)
- False Swipe (Starting)
- Wing Attack (Starting)
- Swords Dance (Starting)
- Fury Cutter (LV. 46)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 22.61%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 22.61%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5333
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Low

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silverpowder
Move 1: False Swipe
Move 2: Swords Dance / Double-Edge
Move 3: Wing Attack
Move 4: Silver Wind

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Blissey

Obtained as: Chansey at LV. 39
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: Friendship
Stats: 255 HP / 10 ATK / 10 DEF / 75 SPA / 135 SPD / 55 SPE
Ability: Natural Cure / Serene Grace
Notable Moves:
- Thunderbolt (Starting)
- Softboiled (Starting)
- Skill Swap (Starting)
- Minimize (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Light Screen (LV. 40 or TM 16)
- Calm Mind (TM 03)
- Sunny Day (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13))
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Safeguard (TM 20)
- Double Team (TM 32)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 22.61%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 22.61%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5312
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Sing / Minimize
Move 2: Thunder Wave / Minimize
Move 3: Seismic Toss
Move 4: Softboiled

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leftovers
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Nature: Calm
Move 1: Toxic / Safeguard / Calm Mind
Move 2: Softboiled
Move 3: Minimize / Thunderbolt
Move 4: Seismic Toss / Ice Beam

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Solrock

Obtained as: Solrock at LV. 41
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 90 HP / 95 ATK / 85 DEF / 55 SPA / 65 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Levitate
Notable Moves:
- Psychic (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Sunny Day (Starting)
- Cosmic Power (Starting)
- Rock Slide (Starting)
- Solarbeam (LV. 43)
- Explosion (LV. 49)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 22.13%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 22.13%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5017
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Hard Stone
Move 1: Hidden Power / Explosion
Move 2: Shadow Ball / Earthquake
Move 3: Psychic
Move 4: Rock Slide / Rock Tomb

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Starmie

Obtained as: Starmie at LV. 41
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 60 HP / 75 ATK / 85 DEF / 100 SPA / 85 SPD / 115 SPE
Ability: Illuminate / Natural Cure
Notable Moves:
- Waterfall (Starting)
- Ice Beam (Starting)
- Recover (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 22.13%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 22.13%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5828
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Very High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Mystic Water / Twistedspoon
Move 1: Protect / Thunderbolt
Move 2: Ice Beam
Move 3: Waterfall
Move 4: Psychic

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Mystic Water / Twistedspoon
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Protect / Thunderbolt
Move 2: Ice Beam
Move 3: Waterfall
Move 4: Psychic

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Electabuzz

Obtained as: Elekid at LV. 20 or Electabuzz at LV. 43
Location: Outskirt Stand or Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: LV. 30
Stats: 65 HP / 83 ATK / 57 DEF / 95 SPA / 85 SPD / 105 SPE
Ability: Static
Notable Moves:
- Ice Punch (Starting as Elekid)
- Fire Punch (Starting as Elekid)
- Thunderpunch (Starting as Elekid)
- Cross Chop (Starting)
- Follow Me (Starting as Electabuzz)
- Thunder Wave (Starting as Electabuzz or Tutor)
- Thunderbolt (Starting as Electabuzz or LV. 47 or TM 24)
- Thunder (LV. 58 or TM 25)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 43.35% or 4.84%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 45.35% or 4.84%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.8533 or 0.5467
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Magnet
Move 1: Protect / Thunder Wave / Psychic
Move 2: Fire Punch
Move 3: Ice Punch
Move 4: Thunderbolt

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Magnet
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Protect / Rain Dance
Move 2: Fire Punch / Protect
Move 3: Ice Punch
Move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder

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Swellow

Obtained as: Swellow at LV. 43
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 60 HP / 85 ATK / 60 DEF / 75 SPA / 50 SPD / 125 SPE
Ability: Guts
Notable Moves:
- Sky Attack (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Agility (Starting)
- Facade (Starting)
- Wing Attack (Starting)
- Endeavor (Starting)
- Aerial Ace (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TMM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Substitute (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 4.84%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 4.84%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4641
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Sharp Beak / Silk Scarf
Move 1: Protect / Sky Attack
Move 2: Hidden Power / Hyper Beam
Move 3: Aerial Ace
Move 4: Facade / Double-Edge / Hyper Beam

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Choice Band
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Adamant / Jolly
Move 1: Hidden Power / Steel Wing
Move 2: Aerial Ace
Move 3: Facade / Double-Edge
Move 4: Hyper Beam

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Snorlax

Obtained as: Snorlax at LV. 43
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 160 HP / 110 ATK / 65 DEF / 65 SPA / 110 SPD / 30 SPE
Ability: Thick Fat / Immunity
Notable Moves:
- Fissure (Starting)
- Curse (Starting)
- Body Slam (Starting)
- Amnesia (Starting)
- Belly Drum (Starting)
- Yawn (Starting)
- Rest (Starting)
- Rollout (LV. 46)
- Hyper Beam (LV. 51 or TM 15)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Portect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Shadow Ball (TM 30)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 4.84%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 4.84%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4611
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Very High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Yawn
Move 2: Seismic Toss
Move 3: Shadow Ball / Amnesia
Move 4: Body Slam

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Choice Band
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Nature: Adamant
Move 1: Return / Body Slam
Move 2: Shadow Ball
Move 3: Earthquake
Move 4: Selfdestruct

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Poliwrath

Obtained as: Poliwrath at LV. 42
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 90 HP / 95 ATK / 95 DEF / 70 SPA / 90 SPD / 70 SPE
Ability: Water Absorb / Damp
Notable Moves:
- Hydro Pump (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Rain Dance (Starting)
- Brick Break (Starting)
- Hypnosis (Starting)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Bulk Up (TM 08)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 4.20%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 4.20%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4592
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Mystic Water / Black Belt
Move 1: Hypnosis / Helping Hand
Move 2: Ice Beam
Move 3: Brick Break
Move 4: Hydro Pump

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Mr. Mime

Obtained as: Mr. Mime at LV. 42
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 40 HP / 45 ATK / 65 DEF / 100 SPA / 120 SPD / 90 SPE
Ability: Soundproof
Notable Moves:
- Psychic (Starting)
- Follow Me (Starting)
- Thunderpunch (Starting)
- Substitute (Starting)
- Light Screen (Starting)
- Reflect (Starting)
- Baton Pass (LV. 49)
- Calm Mind (TM 03)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 24)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 4.20%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 4.20%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5105
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Twistedspoon
Move 1: Thunder Wave / Rain Dance / Sunny Day
Move 2: Seismic Toss / Hidden Power / Solarbeam
Move 3: Thunderbolt / Thunder
Move 4: Psychic

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Dugtrio

Obtained as: Dugtrio at LV. 40
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 35 HP / 100 ATK / 50 DEF / 50 SPA / 70 SPD / 120 SPE
Ability: Sand Veil / Arena Trap
Notable Moves:
- Earthquake (Starting)
- Tri Attack (Starting)
- Magnitude (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Double Team (TM 32)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Substitue (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 3.67%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 3.67%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5319
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Soft Sand
Move 1: Protect / Hidden Power
Move 2: Rock Tomb / Hidden Power / Hyper Beam
Move 3: Body Slam / Tri Attack
Move 4: Earthquake

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leftovers / Shell Bell
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Substitute
Move 2: Double Team / Body Slam / Sludge Bomb
Move 3: Rock Tomb
Move 4: Earthquake

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Manectric

Obtained as: Manectric at LV. 44
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 70 HP / 75 ATK / 60 DEF / 105 SPA / 60 SPD / 105 SPE
Ability: Static / Lightnigrod
Notable Moves:
- Thunder (Starting)
- Rain Dance (Starting)
- Bite (Starting)
- Thunder Wave (Starting)
- Quick Attack (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 3.03%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 3.03%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5314
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Magnet
Move 1: Protect / Rain Dance
Move 2: Thunder Wave
Move 3: Hidden Power / Bite
Move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Magnet
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Protect
Move 2: Rain Dance / Thunder
Move 3: Hidden Power / Bite
Move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder

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Salamence

Obtained as: Salamence at LV. 50
Location: X
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 95 HP / 135 ATK / 80 DEF / 110 SPA / 80 SPD / 100 SPE
Ability: Intimidate
Notable Moves:
- Dragon Claw (Starting)
- Dragon Dance (Starting)
- Aerial Ace (Starting)
- Bite (Starting)
- Protect (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Subsitute (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 3.03%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 3.03%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5148
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Very High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Shadow Rush
Move 2: Shadow Hold
Move 3: -----
Move 4: -----

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leftovers / Silk Scarf
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Dragon Dance
Move 2: Hiddden Power / Aerial Ace
Move 3: Earthquake
Move 4: Double-Edge

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Marowak

Obtained as: Marowak at LV. 44
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 60 HP / 80 ATK / 110 DEF / 50 SPA / 80 SPD / 45 SPE
Ability: Rock Head / Lightningrod
Notable Moves:
- Earthquake (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Swords Dance (Starting)
- Rock Slide (Starting)
- False Swipe (Starting)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Hyoper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 3.03%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 3.03%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4342
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Thick Bone
Move 1: Swords Dance / Sing
Move 2: False Swipe
Move 3: Rock Slide
Move 4: Earthquake

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Lapras

Obtained as: Lapras at LV. 44
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 130 HP / 85 ATK / 80 DEF / 85 SPA / 95 SPD / 60 SPE
Ability: Water Absorb / Shell Armor
Notable Moves:
- Hydro Pump (Starting)
- Heal Bell (Starting)
- Rain Dance (Starting)
- Blizzard (Starting)
- Sing (Starting)
- Body Slam (Starting)
- Perish Song (Starting)
- Ice Beam (Starting)
- Sheer Cold (LV. 55)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 3.03%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 3.03%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4802
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Sing / Heal Bell
Move 2: Protect / Body Slam
Move 3: Ice Beam
Move 4: Hydro Pump

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Lugia

Obtained as: Lugia at LV. 50
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 106 HP / 90 ATK / 130 DEF / 90 SPA / 154 SPD / 110 SPE
Ability: Pressure
Notable Moves:
- Psycho Boost (Starting)
- Featherdance (Starting)
- Earthquake (Starting)
- Hydro Pump (Starting)
- Recover (Starting)
- Rain Dance (LV. 55 or TM 18)
- Calm Mind (TM 03)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Light Screen (TM 16)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Thunderbolt (TM 24)
- THunder (TM 25)
- Psychic (TM 29)
- Reflect (TM 33)
- Thunder Wave (Tutor)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 1.91%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 1.91%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5398
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Very High
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: None

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Shadow Blast
Move 2: Shadow Shed
Move 3: Shadow Down
Move 4: Shadow Storm

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Zapdos

Obtained as: Zapdos at LV. 50
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 90 HP / 90 ATK / 85 DEF / 125 SPA / 90 SPD / 100 SPE
Ability: Pressure
Notable Moves:
- Extraseensory (Starting)
- Baton Pass (Starting)
- Thunderbolt (Starting)
- THunder Wave (Starting)
- Agility (Starting)
- Detect (Starting)
- Drill Peck (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Light Screen (TM 16)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Thunder (TM 25)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 1.28%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 1.28%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5675
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Very High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Sharp Beak
Move 1: Thunder Wave
Move 2: Extrasensory / Detect
Move 3: Drill Peck
Move 4: Thunder

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Magnet
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Detect
Move 2: Hidden Power / Drill Peck
Move 3: Extrasensory / Rain Dance
Move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder

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Moltres

Obtained as: Motlres at LV. 50
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 90 HP / 100 ATK / 90 DEF / 125 SPA / 85 SPD / 90 SPE
Ability: Pressure
Notable Moves:
- Extrasensory Starting)
- Morning Sun (Starting)
- Will-o-wisp (Starting)
- Flamethrower (Starting)
- Agility (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 1.28%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 1.28%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5753
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Shadow Fire
Move 2: Shadow Shed
Move 3: Shadow Hold
Move 4: Shadow Rush

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: White Herb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day / Agility
Move 2: Hidden Power / Flamethrower
Move 3: Extrasensory
Move 4: Overheat

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Articuno

Obtained as: Articuno at LV. 50
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 90 HP / 85 ATK /100 DEF / 95 SPA / 125 SPD / 85 SPE
Ability: Pressure
Notable Moves:
- Extrasensory (Starting)
- Heal Bell (Starting)
- Haze (Starting)
- Ice Beam (Starting)
- Agility (Starting)
- Mind Reader (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Reflect (TM 33)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 1.28%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 1.28%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5116
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: MLow
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Nevermeltice
Move 1: Protect
Move 2: Hidden Power / Icy Wind
Move 3: Extrasensory
Move 4: Ice Beam

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Rhydon

Obtained as: Rhydon at LV. 46
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 105 HP / 130 ATK / 120 DEF / 45 SPA / 45 SPD / 40 SPE
Ability: Lightningrod / Rock Head
Notable Moves:
- Megahorn (Starting)
- Helping Hand (Starting)
- Earthquake (Starting)
- Rock Blast (Starting)
- Horn Drill (Starting)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Seismic Toss (Tutor)
- Icy WInd (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 1.28%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 1.28%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4929
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Low
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Soft Sand / Quick CLaw
Move 1: Protect
Move 2: Megahorn
Move 3: Rock Blast / Rock Tomb
Move 4: Earthquake

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Exeggutor

Obtained as: Exeggutor at LV>.46
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 95 HP / 95 ATK / 85 DEF / 125 SPA / 75 SPD / 55 SPE
Ability: Chlorophyll
Notable Moves:
- Psychic (Starting)
- Hypnosis (Starting)
- Ancientpower (Starting)
- Hidden POwer (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Substitue (Tutor)
- Dream Eater (Tutor)
- Selfdestruct (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 1.28%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 1.28%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5096
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Leftovers
Move 1: Sunny Day
Move 2: Hypnosis
Move 3: Psychic
Move 4: Solarbeam

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Miracle Seed
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid / Niave
Move 1: Protect / Sunny Day
Move 2: Hidden Power / Hypnosis / Selfdestruct
Move 3: Psychic
Move 4: Solarbeam

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Tauros

Obtained as: Tauros at LV. 46
Location: Citadark Isle
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 75 HP / 100 ATK /95 DEF / 40 SPA / 70 SPD / 110 SPE
Ability: Intimidate
Notable Moves:
- Earthquake (Starting)
- Body Slam (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Hyper Beam (TM 15)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Rock Tomb (TM 39)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Substitue (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 1.28%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 1.28%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4925
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: Moderate
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Very High

Set for All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough:
Held Item: Silk Scarf
Move 1: Sunny Day
Move 2: Hidden Power / Icy Wind
Move 3: Earthquake
Move 4: Body Slam

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Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Choice Band
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
Move 1: Hidden Power / Iron Tail
Move 2: Earthquake
Move 3: Return / Body Slam
Move 4: Hyper Beam / Double-Edge

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Dragonite

Obtained as: Dragonite at LV. 55
Location: Gateon Port
Evolution Requirements: None
Stats: 91 HP / 134 ATK / 95 DEF / 100 SPA / 100 SPD / 80 SPE
Ability: Inner Focus
Notable Moves:
- Hyper Beam (Starting)
- Heal Bell (Starting)
- Dragon Dance (Starting)
- Earthquake (Starting)
- Thunder Wave (Starting)
- Agility (Starting)
- Wing Attack (Starting)
- Focus Punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Substitue (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 0.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 0.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4860
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: None
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: Leftovers / Shell Bell
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Nature: Adamant
Move 1: Dragon Dance
Move 2: Hidden Power / Aerial Ace
Move 3: Earthquake
Move 4: Double-Edge

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Meganium

Obtained as: Chikorita at LV. 5
Location: Mt. Battle
Evolution Requirements: LV. 32
Stats: 80 HP / 82 ATK / 100 DEF / 83 SPA / 100 SPD / 80 SPE
Ability: Overgrow
Notable Moves:
- Ancientpower (Starting)
- Frenzy Plant (Starting)
- Reflect (Starting)
- Synthesis (LV. 23)
- Body Slam (LV. 31)
- Light Screen (LV. 41)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Giga Drain (TM 19)
- Solarbeam (TM 22)
- Earthquake (TM 26)
- Substitue (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 0.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 0.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4150
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: None
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

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Typhlosion

Obtained as: Cyndaquil at LV. 5
Location: Mt. Battle
Evolution Requirements: LV. 36
Stats: 78 HP / 84 ATK / 78 DEF / 109 SPA / 95 SPD / 100 SPE
Ability: Blaze
Notable Moves:
- Reversal (Starting)
- Blast Burn (Starting)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Sunny Day (TM 11)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Flamethrower (TM 35)
- Fire Blast (TM 38)
- Overheat (TM 50)
- Substitute (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 0.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 0.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.5673
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: None
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: High

Set for Orre Colosseum:
Held Item: White Herb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
Move 1: Protect
Move 2: Hidden Power / Sunny Day
Move 3: Flamethrower
Move 4: Overheat

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Feraligatr

Obtained as: Totodile at LV. 5
Location: Mt. Battle
Evolution Requirements: LV. 30
Stats: 85 HP / 105 ATK / 100 DEF / 79 SPA / 83 SPD / 78 SPE
Ability: Torrent
Notable Moves:
- Crunch (Starting)
- Hydro Cannon (Starting)
- Hydro Pump (LV. 52)
- Focus punch (TM 01)
- Hidden Power (TM 10)
- Ice Beam (TM 13)
- Blizzard (TM 14)
- Protect (TM 17)
- Rain Dance (TM 18)
- Iron Tail (TM 23)
- Brick Break (TM 31)
- Icy Wind (Tutor)
- Body Slam (Tutor)
- Double-Edge (Tutor)
% of Game Remaining After Being Obtained: 0.00%
% of Game Remaining After Being Evolved: 0.00%
Offensive Efficiency: 0.4865
Potential in an All Shadow Pokemon Playthrough: None
Potential in the Orre Colosseum: Moderate

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Cipher Admin Lovrina
Encountered at: Shadow Pokemon Lab
Game Remaining: 87.98%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Jolteon, Mareep, Flareon, Houndour, Numel
Luvdisc (LV. 20)
Beautifly (LV. 19)
Roselia (LV. 19)
Delcatty (LV. 18+)

Lovrina is the first Cipher Admin encountered, but is typically only challenging for first time players or those building teams around some of the weaker early-game Pokemon. Electric- and Fire-types such as Flareon, Jolteon, Houndour, Mareep, and Numel can outspeed and / or OHKO her first three Pokemon without much trouble. Delcatty's Shadow Rush is fairly strong, capable of 2HKOing or 3HKOing most of the player's Pokemon, so Pokemon with sleep- or paralysis-inducing moves such as Spheal's Body Slam, Mareep's Thunder Wave, Gulpin's Sing, or Shroomish's Stun Spore are especially helpful at ensuring a quick snag.


Cipher Cmdr. Exol
Encountered at: ONBS
Game Remaining: 76.70%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Jolteon, Espeon, Ursaring, Houndom, Breloom
Loudred (LV. 23)
Girafarig (LV. 23)
Raichu (LV.23)
Mawile (LV. 22+)

Exol is a deceptively challenging opponent who uses fairly fast and strong Pokemon that can also be difficult to KO with a single attack. Although slow, Mawile's Shadow Rush is fairly strong, allowing it to pick away remaining Pokemon when trying to snag it. Strong and fast Pokemon of your own are a simple and effective way to overcome this battle, especially Pokemon such as Jolteon, Espeon, Ursaring, Houndoom, or Breloom. Bulky strong attackers can work as well, but are hard to come by this early in the game. A team structure of at least three solid Pokemon, especially ones with resists to Psychic-, or Electric-type attacks will prove more than adequate.


Cipher Admin Snattle
Encountered at: Phenac Stadium
Game Remaining: 60.00%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Shiftry, Breloom, Jumpluff, Espeon, Ursaring, Gardevoir, Camerupt, Quagsire
Lanturn (LV. 26)
Quagsire (LV. 26)
Lunatone (LV. 25+)
Castform (LV. 27)
Metang (LV. 28)

Snattle leads with two bulky Water-types that are difficult to KO without a Grass-type such as Shiftry, Breloom, or Jumpluff, or very strong neutral attackers such as Espeon, Ursaring, or Gardevoir. If using a Grass-type, prioritize Quagsire first due to its use of Ice Punch. Ground-types such as Camerupt or a Quagsire of your own are fairly effective too, and the only one of Snattle's Pokemon that isn't hit hard by Magnitude is one which you don't want to be hit anyway. Camerupt is however highly threatened by Lanturn and Quagsire, so be sure to have a Speed stat of at least 48 to avoid being hit by a Water-type attack. Sleep inducing moves are the only way to incapacitate Lunatone before it's able to use Shadow Sky, which is further exploited by Castform to make its Weather Ball a super-effective attack against all non-shadow Pokemon targets. Metang is high-leveled and can be difficult to hit, but its Confusion and Thunderpunch aren't especially strong and gives a Fire-type in the back of your party a moment to shine.


Snagem Head Gonzap
Encountered at: Snagem Hideout
Game Remaining: 50.21%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Houndoom, Shiftry, Camerupt, Breloom, Flareon
Electrode (LV. 30)
Nuzleaf (LV. 32)
Vileplume (LV. 30)
Whiscash (LV. 31)
Skarmory (LV. 32)

Many of Gonzap's Pokemon utilize Hyper Beam, but this isn't especially threatening since none of them have it as a STAB move or are particularly strong physical attackers. Several of his Pokemon have defensive-typing that be difficult to hit well, making the best weapon against him dual-type attackers such as Houndoom, Shiftry, Camerupt or Breloom. A mere combination of two specific attacking types works too, such as a Fighting-type to hit Nuzleaf paired with a Psychic-type to hit Vileplume, or a Grass-type for Whiscash alongside a Fire-type for Skarmory. Note that while the lead combination of Electrode and Nuzleaf could be dangerous due to the combo of Fake Out and Self-Destruct, Gonzap's Electrode does not know this move.


Cipher Admin Gorigan
Encountered at: Cipher Key Lair
Game Remaining: 34.57%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Breloom, Hariyama, Jolteon, Ampharos, Electabuzz
Lairon (LV. 36)
Sealeo (LV. 36)
Slowking (LV. 36)
Ursaring (LV. 36)
Primeape (LV. 34+)
Hypno (LV. 34+)

Gorigan is fond of using Earthquake in combination with Protect to deal major damage, but since his Pokemon aren't Ground-types the greatest threat is often that it hits his own Shadow Pokemon. His first four Pokemon can be KOed quite easily if attacks are focused on the slow Earthquake user which can be KOed before it has a chance to attack. Typically Gorigan Protects with Lairon first, and the only other Pokemon that knows Protect is Ursaring, often making his pattern easy to deduce. Be sure to KO any Earthquake users before the Shadow Pokemon hit the field, and note that Primeape and Hypno are immune to Sleep-inducing moves. Strong Fighting- and Electric-type Pokemon, despite the use of Earthquake, are highly effective in this battle, especially ones with access to paralysis inducing-moves for Gorigan's Shadow Pokemon such as Breloom, Jolteon, Ampharos, and Electabuzz. Additionally, Ground resists or immunities are generally helpful if they are capable of hitting Gorigan's Pokemon for good damage or inflicting status, and are able to KO Sealeo before being hit by Aurora Beam.


Cipher Admin Ardos
Encountered at: Citadark Isle
Game Remaining: 4.84%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Jolteon, Ampharos, Gardevoir, Electabuzz, Kangaskhan, Quagsire, Hypno
Swellow (LV. 43+)
Alakazam (LV. 44)
Kingdra (LV. 44)
Heracross (LV. 44)
Electabuzz (LV. 43+)
Snorlax (LV. 43+)

Ardos is one of the most difficult trainers to defeat due to his half-normal half-Shadow Pokemon team of diverse fast and powerful attackers. Swellow and Electabuzz utilize a very unique move called Shadow Half, which deals damage equal to 50% of a Pokemon's remaining HP and hits all four Pokemon on the field. The greatest threat is posed when damaging Swellow or Electabuzz into snagging range, as a Pokemon slower than these two fast Pokemon can unintentionally KO them if Shadow Half was used. Snorlax also uses a move called Shadow End, which deals very high damage and causes a 50% recoil of the Pokemon's remaining HP. Alakazam runs Psychic with elemental punches, which combined with its high Speical Attack and Speed make it a threat to virtually any Pokemon. Kingdra is difficult to KO in a single move due to its defensive-typing and the general lack of powerful Dragon-type attacks, and utilizes a fairly strong Hydro Pump and Ice Beam. Heracross despite not being especially fast or difficult to KO in a single move does has very powerful attacks including Megahorn and Brick Break. Perhaps the most effective strategy against Ardos is to focus on KOing his non-Shadow Pokemon first, while using paralysis or sleep on his Shadow Pokemon and allowing them to damage themselves into snagging range. Pokemon that are both strong attackers and status users such as Jolteon, Ampharos, Gardevoir, Electabuzz, and Kangaskhan are highly effective, as are those that can weather his Pokemon's attacks and hit back with status such as Quagsire and Hypno.


Cipher Admin Eldes
Encountered at: Citadark Isle
Game Remaining: 3.03%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Walrein, Ampharos, Flygon, Quagsire, Altaria, Kangaskhan, Snorlax
Ninjask (LV. 45)
Manectric (LV. 44+)
Salamence (LV. 50+)
Flygon (LV. 45)
Marowak (LV. 44+)
Lapras (LV. 44+)

With an arsenal of four powerful Shadow Pokemon, Eldes can be an even greater challenge than Ardos. Manectric and Marowak utilize Shadow End, often requiring fast Pokemon to safely damage them closer to snagging range. Salamence is fast, powerful, and difficult to snag, further justifying the use of Pokemon that can paralyze or put it to sleep. One of the safest strategies is to utilize Pokemon that easily tank Ninjask's relatively weak Aerial Ace and Silver Wind, so that only one Shadow Pokemon is on the field at a time. Bulky Pokemon that tank Eldes' Pokemon's attacks well and also have status are highly effective, specifically Walrein, Ampharos, Flygon, Quagsire, Altaria, Kangaskhan, and Snorlax. A Pokemon with False Swipe can be extra helpful in capturing Salamence and Lapras, such as Breloom, Fearow, Zangoose, or Parasect and even a Shadow Pokemon of your own can be good for weathering Lapras' Shadow Storms at the end of the battle.


Grand Master Greevil
Encountered at: Citadark Isle
Game Remaining: 1.28%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Shadow Snorlax, Shadow Salamence, Shadow Lugia
Lugia (LV. 50+)
Rhydon (LV. 46+)
Moltres (LV. 50+)
Exeggutor (LV. 46+)
Tauros (LV. 46+)
Articuno (LV. 50+)
Zapdos (LV. 50+)

Greevil is the only trainer in the game with a team of seven Pokemon, all of which are Shadow and each have four shadow moves. Although this makes snagging all of them difficult and places a large emphasis on the use of status, his all Shadow Pokemon team can be walled with bulky Shadow Pokemon of your own. Pokemon such as Shadow Snorlax and Shadow Salamence, as well as Shadow Lugia, if you begin the battle with five Pokemon, are nearly impossible for Greevil to KO and can be uses as damage sponges / medics for your team as you snag his remaining six. Fast or bulky status users are helpful as well, especially for the difficult to snag birds, as are a user of False Swipe. Rhydon and Exeggutor both make use of Shadow End, and Rhydon may have the ability Lightningrod, which will prevent use of Thunder Wave until it is snagged.


Wanderer Miror B.
Encountered at: Gateon Port
Game Remaining: 0.00%
Highly Effective Pokemon: Swallot, Crobat, Fearow, Dodrio, Swellow, Salamence
Ludicolo (LV. 57)
Ludicolo (LV. 57)
Ludicolo (LV. 57)
Ludicolo (LV. 57)
Ludicolo (LV. 57)
Dragonite (LV. 55+)

In classic Mirror B. style his team features a squadron of Ludicolo. Naturally Pokemon with strong Flying-, Poison- or Bug-type STAB attacks such as Swallot, Crobat, Fearow, Dodrio, Swellow, and Salamence prove effective, but since these aren't typically intuitive or first-picks for teams in Pokemon XD, strong attackers that can weather Ludicolo attacks such as Jolteon, Espeon, Ampharos, Breloom, Hariyama, and Gardevoir work great as well. His Ludicolos quickly set rain before blasting the player's Pokemon with Waterfalls, Hydro Pumps, and Giga Drains. His fourth Ludicolo does however run the elemental punches, so be wary if using a Pokemon with a major weakness to Ice- or Electric-type attacks. Shadow Dragonite is fairly difficult to catch, so use of status and False Swipe is recommended.


Teambuilding for Orre Colosseum


(The intro screen for the first battle of many in Pokemon's most legendary colosseum)

The Orre Colosseum is Pokemon's most difficult in-game battling challenge, featuring seven rounds of four trainers. Each trainer in the Orre Colosseum has some of the game's most powerful Pokemon, equipped with a wide variety of moves and items along with perfect EVs and nearly perfect IVs. The Colosseum is first available shortly after the completion of the main story, after defeating Eagun but prior to defeating Mirror B and snagging Shadow Dragonite. A team of up to six Pokemon may enter, which is locked for the entire round of four battles. At the start of each battle you must select four of your six Pokemon to participate against the AI's selected four of six Pokemon. If any battle is lost, the entire round must be completed from the beginning. The AI's Pokemon are at LV. 60, or at a level equal to your team's highest level Pokemon. Because it is unlikely for any Pokemon to exceed LV. 60 through the natural course of the game to this point, it is recommended to make challenges with all Pokemon leveled off at LV. 60. Several Pokemon are prohibited from being used in the Colosseum: Mew, Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Celebi, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys. Item clause is also in effect, therefore no Pokemon in your party may hold a duplicate of a held item already in your party. Use of healing items is disallowed and you cannot call your Pokemon. Clearing a round of the Orre Colosseum grants the player a TM, a new trainer title, and a quantity of poke coupons that is vastly disproportionate to the difficulty to clear the round. The completion of the first round of the Orre Colosseum also begins the Pokemon Voice Sidequest which ends with obtaining a Lucky Egg.

Overall, the following teambuilding principals / strategies are important in the Orre Colosseum:

Speed
Speed is by far the most important stat in the Orre Colosseum, and often the first indicator of the viability of a Pokemon. Although the AI utilizes Pokemon with a wide range of base Speed stats, due to their perfect EVs and nearly perfect IVs, a Pokemon of theirs with a comparable Pokemon to a base Speed of yours will almost always move first. This is a major problem because a majority of the Pokemon used by the AI are fairly powerful and have a diverse enough movepool to always have some way of smacking at least one of your Pokemon for a fair amount of damage. The issue is further compounded by the fast-paced nature of double battles and the fact that a new Pokemon must be sent in immediately once another Pokemon faints, thereby increasing the benefits of getting quick KOs. Unless your Pokemon has been reset for a very strong Speed IV and has been explicitly EV trained in Speed, it is not uncommon for a Pokemon even with a base Speed advantage of up to 35 points to move after the opponent's Pokemon. Typically your Pokemon with a base Speed of 100 or more will be noteworthy in this category, and your Pokemon with a base Speed of 120 or more can typically be expected to move first, especially if they have a strong Speed IV and have been EVed in Speed.



(Fast Pokemon are often essential to KO the opponent's Pokemon before they KO yours)

Bulk
Unfortunately many Pokemon with noteworthy traits have a base Speed lower than 100, which is where bulk becomes extremely important. For slower Pokemon to have a good chance at making headway against fast opponents, it needs to have the bulk to weather at least two attacks from the AI's Pokemon. This typically requires some combination of high mixed bulk or very high bulk on one side of the split that is complimented by its defensive typing. The only slow Pokemon that will be viable in the Orre Colosseum are those that have sufficient bulk to weather AI attacks, and this is fairly well reflected among those Pokemon considered to have "High" or "Very High" potential in the Colosseum. However, bulk means very little if the Pokemon does not have lethal ways of hitting back, or specific ways of supporting a teammate in a key way, several of which are highlighted below.


(A few select Pokemon such as Snorlax have the bulk to win matchups, regardless of their low Speed)

Offensive Typing
Hitting the opposing Pokemon for very high damage in a short amount of time is often a requirement in the Orre Colosseum, which places a great amount of importance on offensive typing. Ice, Electric, Fighting, Ground, Fire, Psychic, and Water are some of the more important offensive typings to exploit in the Colosseum. Ice and Electric have a lot of inherent strength from how the type chart is laid out, they synergies well with both each other and on most offensive special attackers, and even have strong fairly distributed moves in Ice Beam and Thunderbolt. Fighting and Ground also have a strong number of trumps on the type chart and matchup well against many of the AI's Pokemon; however they do struggle with defensive-typing immunities and require some forethought to utilize at their higher base powers in Reversal, Focus Punch, and Earthquake. Fire hits a fair variety of targets in Grass and Steel-types, can be boosted by Sun, and has major advantage in move accessibility between Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Heat Wave, and Overheat. Psychic doesn't hit much for super effective damage, but does hit most targets neutrally and has fairly high move base power making it a solid STAB attack that can be complimented by special coverage. Water isn't great on its own, but does hit Fire-types without having to rely on Earthquake and is most notable for being especially lethal in rain due to hitting most targets for neutral, being exploitable by a high base power move in Hydro Pump, and often being compatible with Ice-type attacks.


(This obvious offensive type advantage is the difference between two free KOs and a nasty battle against hard to hit Pokemon)

Defensive Typing
The AI's teams often have many ways of utilizing differently typed attacks, each with distinct move base powers, making defensive typing an important factor in determining your Pokemon's viability in the Colosseum. Some Pokemon such as Quagsire have defensive typings that are only weak to a fairly uncommon attacking move type, in this case grass, which is further exploited by a general lack of and / or distribution of strong Grass-type moves within the Colosseum. In this example, Giga Drain is largely the only relevant readily usable Grass-type attack to threaten a Pokemon with Water and Ground typing, and the few other notable Grass-type moves such as Solarbeam require Sun support, or an attack like Leaf Blade or Needle Arm are only learned by a single Pokemon within the Colosseum. In contrast a Pokemon like Salamence exploits defensive typing by requiring the AI to have to rely upon an Ice-type move to substantially threaten it since it boasts numerous other resistances and its other two type weaknesses in Dragon and Rock are mitigated by lack of move distribution and Intimidate. This effectively guarantees a Pokemon such as Salamence net progression against the AI so long as they have no Ice-type attacks available. Even Electric-types with their single weakness to Ground are effectively impossible to OHKO unless an AI Pokemon with Earthquake, Explosion, or Choice Band boosted attacks is on the field.


(A Pokemon such as Salamence may take the AI several turns to KO if they lack a Pokemon with Ice Beam)

Ground Immunities
Ground is one of the most lethal and offensively important types in the game. This is further compounded by its only effective use being through the move Earthquake which has 100 base power and hits all Pokemon except the user. Ground immunities are key for not only limiting the effectiveness of the AI's Earthquakes, but as to offer immunity and additional strategical options when utilizing the move yourself. Several of the most viable Pokemon to use in the Orre Colosseum are ones which are both a Ground immune and learn Earthquake, or ones which have a Ground immune and offensively coordinate well with an Earthquake user. For all these reasons most teams should have at least one Ground immunity depending on the round, and in some cases or rounds should use multiple.


(Ground immunities simultaneously allow free use of Earthquake by a teammate while also defending against the AI)

Explosion / Selfdestruct Immunities / Resists
Explosion and Selfdestruct are by far the most powerful moves in the game, capable of OHKOing Pokemon that do not resist them, and in some cases even OHKOing ones that do. Like with Earthquake the move's lethality is compounded by the fact that the move hits all Pokemon other than user, which in this case it KOs. Ghost-types are immune to Explosion and Selfdestruct, which not only limit the impact the AI's Pokemon can have when using it, but also allow a safer use of the move by your own Pokemon. Dusclops is especially notable in this case as it is the only Pokemon that can safely use Helping Hand to boost an Explosion user. Rock- and Steel-types can also be very useful as they tend to have high Defense stats and their resistance makes it possible to weather even strong booms in some instances. Offensive use of the moves are highly effective against AI teams which lack resistances to Explosion or Selfdestruct because they almost always allow the user to trade one Pokemon for two against the AI.


(With support from Dusclops, Electrode gets a two for one trade on the first turn of the battle)

Protect / Detect / Endure
Protect is a ubiquitous and virtually essential move for double battles. It allows Pokemon to shield themselves from ally and opponent attacks alike, especially against the aforementioned Earthquake and Explosion, to effectively allow immunities to any Pokemon with the move for a single turn at the cost of their turn. Protect has many other uses as well, from protecting a slower Pokemon from a faster AI Pokemon for one for a turn, to stalling for residual damage or your own residual recovery, to scouting Choice Band users. Although not essential for all Pokemon, Protect has enough inherent strategic merit that it finds itself on most Pokemon's move sets. Endure serves a similar purpose, but can also be used to maximize damage for Reversal / Flail, or to activate berries.


(In dangerous situations such as these, Protect and Endure are essential for maintaining an advantage)

Intimidate
Intimidate is a highly unique and potent ability in double battles which lowers both of the AI's Pokemon Attack stats by one stage. This effectively reduces the power of opponent physical attackers by 33% when using a Pokemon with Intimidate at not cost to the player. The effect can also be stacked by using two Intimidate users, or even by switching one in and out repeatedly. This has a major impact on AI teams which rely on physical attackers, and even helps reduce the impact of the aforementioned Earthquake and Explosion. Several good Pokemon available in Pokemon XD also have access to Intimidate, such as Arcanine, Salamence, and Tauros, and should seriously be considered when entering rounds with heavy use of physical attackers by the AI trainers.


(Physical attackers that may OHKO or 2HKO your Pokemon are far less threatening after a 50% attack cut)

Misdirection / AI Exploitation
There are many additional strategies or overlap uses of the previously discussed strategies that can be used to misdirect or exploit the AI in the Orre Colosseum for major advantage. Pokemon which have access to Substitute can wreck AI teams that focus on status conditions such as those in the first round. Pokemon with setup moves such as Calm Mind, Dragon Dance, or Swords Dance can demolish several of the more passive AI teams. Pokemon that utilize Helping Hand or the ability Lightning Rod can render an ally Pokemon effectively indestructible. A Pokemon with a highly exploitable weakness can be used a bait a particular AI Pokemon into performing a specific attack, which can be punished fairly consistently by an appropriate switch or ally attack. The AI can be baited into Earthquaking its own Pokemon, or even Exploding one for no damage. Intimidate can be used repeatedly to exploit the AI's hesitance to switch out. All of these strategies along with several more illustrate that many of the tactics a human opponent would pick up on can be used to exploit the AI with a fair amount of consistency.


(The A Team, composed of only Pokemon XD resources, vs. Cipher Admin Snattle in the Final of Orre Colosseum)

Piecing together a winning combination of the above strategies is key to overcoming the challenges of the colosseum, which is especially difficult when only focusing on the Pokemon, held items, and moves available in Pokemon XD itself. The actual Pokemon available is a major factor, and already discussed at length with the Orre potential ratings and suggested movesets for the Colosseum. Held items are somewhat restricted as well, both by the item clause in the Colosseum as well as the total availabilities within the game. Each of the 1.1x type-boosting held items are held by Shadow Pokemon throughout the main story, Leftovers can be found on the S.S. Libra and is held by Shadow Snorlax, stat boosting berries are available for extreme prices at Mt Battle or from certain Battle CDs, along with the Choice Band and several other miscellaneous luck-based held items like Brightpowder and Scope Lens.

Movesets can be extremely limited within the game due to a number of factors. First, the level rules at the Colosseum make it costly to access moves learned beyond LV. 60 on any Pokemon's moveset, requiring extensive grinding to cap the rest of the team to that same level. Second, several TMs are unavailable, effectively unavailable (due to being won from the Colosseum itself), or only available in a single copy, and this is broken down in the next section. This can make it more difficult to coordinate movesets between teams as some TMs in limited quantity such as Earthquake are extremely valuable and want to be on multiple Pokemon movesets. Third, breeding is not possible in Pokemon XD, which makes egg moves that are not learned at purification completely unavailable, often leaving Pokemon with more shallow movesets than they are truly capable of. Fourth, several tutors which round out a Pokemon's Generation three learnset are in other games such as Pokemon Emerald and are therefore completely unavailable. It is important to remember when teambuilding that a Pokemon's learnset in Pokemon XD is less than its total Generation three learnset, which is where the previous "Notable Moves" section for each Pokemon becomes a very useful tool.

Another small, albeit important limitation to consider in teambuillding for the Orre Colosseum are EVs and the capacity to reset for IVs. There are two Pokemon that are impossible to preserve EV freedom on: Eevee and Teddiursa. These are the two first Pokemon obtained in the story mode and must be used in battle before obtaining another Pokemon to swap one out to prevent any additional unwanted EVs. Another is that Greevil's Pokemon, excluding Lugia, cannot be reset for IVs because the game forces a save before their stats can be viewed. This makes it impossible to reset for a Zapdos or Tauros with excellent IVs, which are unfortunately some of the best Pokemon to use in the Orre Colosseum. Greevil's Pokemon can however be reset for Speed as they can be tested against the in-battle Speed of your own Pokemon; however, this is further complicated by the logistics of preparing a Pokemon with the exact Speed benchmarks for these Pokemon as well as the effect of Shadow Boost, which alters the opposing Pokemon's real Speed stat, but it is still possible.

There are generally two overall approaches to preparing a team for the Orre Colosseum. The first is to simply use the same team for the Colosseum that was used for the main story, making some simple planning considerations for the Colosseum accordingly such as using only Orre-viable Pokemon and setting up Pokemon with Orre movesets. After the main story is competed and the Colosseum unlocked, it is a simple matter of leveling off the team at LV. 60. This is a very challenging approach when it comes to the Colosseum itself because the Pokemon will have a mess of EVs and you may only have six total Pokemon to challenge the entire Colosseum with. Another approach is to carefully set aside Pokemon which are intended to be used in the Orre Colosseum while clearing the story move with a throwaway team, or even one in which you can still utilize a couple mis-EVed Pokemon (mainly ones not very reliant on Speed). At the end of the game Pokemon are then EV trained using repeatable challengable overworld trainers or at Mt. Battle, then levled off at LV. 60 and given their movesets accordingly. This process if overall more time-intensive; however it makes challenging the Colosseum itself much easier since you have EVed Pokemon.

Overall, several of the Pokemon with Very High potential in the Orre Colosseum are difficult to not take advantage of in some way. Pokemon such as Snoralx, Starmie, and Salamence are so effective and carry or support so many of the previously discussed strategies that they should be among the first considerations on a team for the Orre Colosseum. Snorlax's high bulk, good movepool, and STAB Selfdestruct typically allow it to at least trade one for two against the AI team. Starmie is one of the very few fast and powerful attackers available, complimented by STAB Psychic and Waterfall, and coverage with Ice Beam or Thunderbolt. Salamence combines Intimidate with a Ground immune, and good defensive typing, and has the option of running a setup move in Dragon Dance, a Choice Band, or even going mixed, allowing a lot of flexibility in offensive needs. Zapdos and Tauros are also astounding Pokemon if they can be obtained with good offensive IVs; like Starmie they have strong offensive stats, good movepools, and also have a bonus in a ground immunity and Intimidate respectively.

Several other Pokemon like Kangaskhan, Dusclops, Togetic, and Electrode can be surprisingly effective due to their access to extremely rare and powerful support moves such as Helping Hand or Follow Me in conjunction with their other notable defensive traits, or simply due to their easy access to important moves such as Earthquake and Explosion. There are other Pokemon still which can excel given the proper specific support, such as Victreebell or Exeggutor on Sun, Hitmonlee or Zangoose paired with Earthquake or Explosion, or Dugtrio in sand. Overheaters such as Houndoom, Arcanine, Moltres, and Typhlosion can run the move very effectively with a White Herb, and be synergized with a Sun team, or used to compliment other fast attackers. Overall there are about thirty Pokemon which really stand out with their performance in the Orre Colosseum and these are visualized in the following teambuillding compendium.


(Cipher Admin Ardos defeated by Zapdos and Starmie, two of the best special attackers available in Pokemon XD)


TM List:
TMs in Pokemon XD fall into one of three categories. TMs that are given as rewards for clearing a round of the Orre Colosseum are italicized as they are rendered effectively unavailable:
- Limited (only one per playthrough)
- Unlimited (can be bought for an unlimited number of times)
- Unavailable (absent from the game)

TM01: Focus Punch (Limited)
TM02: Dragon Claw (Limited)
TM03: Water Pulse (Limited)
TM04: Calm Mind (Limited)
TM05: Roar (Limited)
TM06: Toxic (Limited)
TM07: Hail (Unavailable)
TM08: Bulk Up (Limited)
TM09: Bullet Seed (Limited)
TM10: Hidden Power (Unlimited)
TM11: Sunny Day (Limited)
TM12: Taunt (Limited)
TM13: Ice Beam (Unlimited)
TM14: Blizzard (Unlimited)
TM15: Hyper Beam (Unlimited)
TM16: Light Screen (Unlimited)
TM17: Protect (Unlimited)
TM18: Rain Dance (Limited)
TM19: Giga Drain (Limited)
TM20: Safeguard (Unlimited)
TM21: Frustration (Unavailable)
TM22: Solarbeam (Limited)
TM23: Iron Tail (Limited)
TM24: Thunderbolt (Unlimited)
TM25: Thunder (Unlimited)
TM26: Earthquake (Limited)
TM27: Return (Limited)
TM28: Dig (Unavailable)
TM29: Psychic (Unlimited)
TM30: Shadow Ball (Unlimited)
TM31: Brick Break (Limited)
TM32: Double Team (Limited)
TM33: Reflect (Unlimited)
TM34: Shock Wave (Limited)
TM35: Flamethrower (Unlimited)
TM36: Sludge Bomb (Limited)
TM37: Sandstorm (Unavailable)
TM38: Fire Blast (Unlimited)
TM39: Rock Tomb (Limited)
TM40: Aerial AAce (Limited)
TM41: Torment (Limited)
TM42: Facade (Limited)
TM43: Secret Power (Unavailable)
TM44: Rest (Limited)
TM45: Attrack (Limited)
TM46: Theif (Unavailable)
TM47: Steel Wing (Limited)
TM48: Skill Swap (Limited)

TM49: Snatch (Limited)
TM50: Overheat (Limited)


Held Item List:
Because of held item clause in the Orre Colosseum, it is effectively irrelevant if a held item is limited or unlimited.

Apicot Berry: 15,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Black Belt: Held by Shadow Hitmonlee (Citadark Isle)
Blackglasses: Held by Shadow Carrvanha (Cipher Lab)
Brightpowder: 8,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Charcoal: Held by Shadow Numel (Cipher Lab)
Chesto Berry: Random Berry of the Day (Agate Village)
Choice Band: 8,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Dragon Fang: Held by Shadow Altaria (Citadark Isle)
Focus Band: Obtained in Overworld (Pyrite Town)
Ganlon Berry: 15,000 Poke Cooupon (Mt. Battle)
Hard Stone: Held by Shadow Lunatone (Phenac City)
King's Rock: 8,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Leftovers: Obtained in Overworld (S.S. Libra) or held by Shadow Snorlax (Citadark Isle)
Lucky Punch: Held by Shadow Chansey (Citadark Isle)
Lum Berry: Random Berry of the Day (Agate Village) or Defeating Justy (Phenac City) or by Battle CD (Realgam Tower)
Magnet: Held by Shadow Voltorb (Rock Poke Spoot)
Mental Herb: Obtained in Overworld (Gateon Port) or by Battle CD (Realgam Tower) or 6,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Metal Coat: Held by Shadow Magneston (Cipher Key Lair)
Miracle Seed: Held by Shaodw Tangela (Cipher Key Lair)
Mystic Water: Held by Shaodw Seel (Phenac City)
Nevermeltice: Held by Shadow Swinub (Phenac City)
Petaya Berry: 15,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Poison Barb: Held by Shaodw Beedrill (Cipher Key Lair)
Quick Claw: Obtained in Overworld (Gateon Port) or 8,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Salac Berry: 15,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Scope Lens: 8,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battlle)
Sharp Beak: Held by Shaodw Spearow (Phenac City)
Shell Bell: 8,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)
Silk Scarf: Held by Shadow Zangoose (Cipher Key Lair)
Silver Powder: Held by Shadow Venomoth (Cipher Key Lair)
Sitrus Berry: Random Berry of the Day (Agate Village)
Soft Sand: Held by Shadow Dugtrio (Citadark Isle)
Spell Tag: Held by Shadow Banette (Citadark Isle)
Stick: Held by Shadow Farfetch'd (Citadark Isle)
Thick Club: Held by Shadow Marowak (Citadark Isle)
Twistedspoon: Held by Shadow Ralts (Pyrite Town)
White Herb: Obtained in Overworld (Gateon Port or Citadark Isle) or by Battle CD (Realgam Tower) or 6,000 Poke Coupon (Mt. Battle)


EV Training Spots:
Macho Brace: obtained after clearing Area 1 of Mt. Battle
Exp Share: obtained from Mayor Trest once Phenac City is freed

- Mt. Battle Zones 81 to 85
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- Mt. Battle Zones 76 to 80
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- Mt. Battle Zones 86 to 90
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- Mt. Battle Zones 66 to 70
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- Mt. Battle Zones 71 to 75
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- Mt. Battle Zones 61 to 65
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Notes and Additional Teambuilding Resources

Calculation of the percentage of the game remaining:
This guide uses the approximate number of Pokemon remaining (to be battled) up until Shadow Dragonite is captured. This number includes all mandatory trainers and optional trainers such as those in Pyrite Colosseum, Realgam Colosseum, and Mt. Battle Zones 1 to 6, as well as when overworld trainers can be challenged again when they have new Pokemon or levels. A breakdown of the Colosseum and Mt. Battle placements are outlined below:
- Mt. Battle Zones 1 to 20: After Chipher Admin Lovrina
- Pyrite Colosseum: After Cipher Cmdr. Exol
- Mt. Battle Zones 21 to 40: After Snagem Head Gonzap
- Realgam Tower: After Cipher Admin Snattle and Cipher Peon Kleef at Citadark Isle
- Mt. Battle Zones 41 to 60: After Realgam Tower and Before Cipher Admin Ardos

Mt. Battle Zones 61 to 100 are not included because they feature trainers with Pokemon leveled significantly higher than those of the final bosses, meaning they generally can't be challenged prior to completing the game without extensive grinding. In total, about 940 Pokemon are battled throughout the game in this way, with the average number of Pokemon per trainer increasing steadily toward the game's end.

Calculation of offensive efficiency:
The metric of offensive efficiency seeks to create an objective numerical based standard to measure how effective a Pokemon is at speedily running through the game. The scale goes from 0.0000 as a minimum to 1.0000 as a maximum. To achieve a perfect 1.0000 a Pokemon would need:
- 150 Effective Base Offense
- 120 Base Speed
- 100 Base HP, Defense, and Special Defense
- A STAB move with 100 BP, 100% ACC, and zero collateral prior to Cipher Cmdr. Exol
- To be obtainable and for its final evolution (if applicable) to be obtainable prior to the first battle
- A 1.1x boosting held item available prior to the first battle

These ideal values are compared against a Pokemon's actual attributes. XXX

A breakdown of the weighting of the independent variables is:
35% Effective Base Offense
20% Base Speed
5% Base HP
2.5% Base Defense
2.5% Base Special Defense
5% STAB move prior to Cipher Cmdr. Exol
7.5% STAB move prior to Cipher Admin Gorigan
7.5% STAB move prior to Cipher Admin Ardos
12.5% When the Pokemon is Obtained
2.5% When the Pokemon's best 1.1x boosting held item is obtained

Additionally, the entire stats terms are multiplied by the percentage of the game when its final evolution is obtained, nerfed by 30% of this value. 30% is selected because this is a reasonable approximation for how much of a Pokemon's stats are buffed upon a given evolution. The position throughout the game for evolution for Pokemon that evolve upon reaching a certain level is determined by the highest leveled Pokemon used by the opposing trainer, subtracted by three. For example, Gardevoir evolves at LV. 30, meaning the first trainer battled with Pokemon at levels 27 or higher is assumed as the approximate point Kirlia would evolve into Gardevoir, which would be battling Cipher Admin Snattle who uses Pokemon up to level 28 and appears with 60% of the game remaining. The stats terms are also multiplied by 1.5x for Pokemon that get exp boosts for having different trainer IDs, such as Tyranitar and Zaprong.

Effective base offense is simply the Pokemon's highest base attacking stat, with a potential increase if they can function as a viable mixed attacker. The calculation considers a Pokemon as a potential mixed attacker if their higher attacking stat divided by their lower attacking stat has a value less than 1.45. For Flareon, this would be 130 Attack / 95 Special Attack, which equals 1.37, a value lower than 1.45, meaning Flareon is considered a mixed attacker. The effective base offense is then calculated as the Pokemon's STAB base attacking stat + 10% of their other attacking stat. For Flareon this is equal to 95 + 0.1(130) = 108. For Pokemon that are not considered mixed attackers such as Jolteon, their effective base offense is simply their STAB base offense, or 110 in Jolteon's case.

The offensive efficiency value can also be normalized around 1 to serve as a direct comparative metric. For example, a Pokemon with a 1.000 would represent the average value of a Pokemon's offensive efficiency in Pokemon XD, therefore a Pokemon with a score of 1.500 would by itself be equivalent to 1.5 Pokemon.

As a result, the pokemon listed in order of offensive efficiency are:
Espeon (0.8610) | (1.4830)
Electabuzz (0.8533) | (1.4698)
Electabuzz (0.8511) | (1.4660)
Houndoom (0.7650) | (1.3176)
Tyranitar (0.7636) | (1.3152)
Flareon (0.7554) | (1.3010)
Ursaring (0.7534) | (1.2977)
Vaporeon (0.7449) | (1.2830)
Electrode (0.7331) | (1.2628)
Zangoose (0.7096) | (1.2222)
Ninetales (0.7046) | (1.2136)
etc.

Teambuilding Compendium:

This section serves as a visual guide for structuring teams. It's useful to have all potential candidates for a particular role laid out so that things aren't overlooked and alternatives can be considered at a glance. Many of the roles featured here are key for snagging all Shadow Pokemon, or for challenging the Orre Colosseum. Pokemon in this section are ordered by when they are obtainable.

Ground Immunities


Damage Sponges


Earthquake (Without TM26)


Earthquake (Only With TM26)


Self-Destruct / Explosion


Sleep-Inducing Moves


Paralysis-Inducing Moves (On Movesets Only)


Access to False Swipe


Intimidate


Weather Sweepers


High / Very High Orre Potential
 
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With the completion of all the Pokemon movesets I've moved this guide onto a new thread to meet the demands of post character limits and to help organize things. Moderators, feel free to move the old thread to locked / outdated.

At this point I would very much appreciate opinions regarding the movesets, in-game and for the Orre Colosseum, I've posted on the Pokemon list.

At this point most of the hard work is done, so hopefully this guide will be wrapped up within the next couple months.
 

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I've completed the Teambuilding for the Orre Colosseum section, meaning the only major work remaining is a text write-up for the Pokemon in the Pokemon list. Once that is complete this will be ready for any final QC input.
 

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Okay I added a bunch of images of my gameplay against the Colosseum using teams built with Pokemon XD resources only to the Orre Colosseum teambuilding section. Feedback so far is that this helps break up the text and makes things easier and more interesting to read. It also lets me show off that yes I do in fact know what I'm talking about.
 

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I have completed all text write-ups for the Pokemon list until Lovrina. This means that the first part / first post of this thread is 100% complete and ready for any final QC input!
 

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