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  • Summary: Pokémon fans can now battle their favorite Pokémon on the grand stage. Starring a brand new leading character, Pokémon, Colosseum offers a story mode that pits you against tough trainers who routinely catch damaged Pokémon. In Battle mode, you can use the GamePokémon fans can now battle their favorite Pokémon on the grand stage. Starring a brand new leading character, Pokémon, Colosseum offers a story mode that pits you against tough trainers who routinely catch damaged Pokémon. In Battle mode, you can use the Game Boy Advance cable to send your team from your Pokémon Ruby or Pokémon Sapphire Game Pak to your Gamecube, then witness the true potential of your team. Rescue Pokémon and watch them come to life in spectacular Colosseum battles. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Nintendo Power
    94
    The Story mode, variety of Battle mode options and amazing level of detail give the game an immeasurable amount of fun and replay value. [May 2004, p.119]
  2. netjak
    86
    While it is a little rough in the sound department, a few of the visuals are off, and it has slight limitations on how you can obtain your Pokemon, Colosseum is a worthy of a Pokemon fan’s time. This is the full-on console RPG many Pokemon fans have been clamoring for.
  3. Battling is only a fraction of what makes the Game Boy games special, and although Colosseum expands on this, it doesn’t do the Game Boy games justice.
  4. 75
    Merely good - hopefully Nintendo will take heed and give us the game we've REALLY been wanting next time around.
  5. Game Informer
    70
    Even though none of these elements are so astounding as to bring outsiders into the fold, the franchise's debut on the GameCube ("Pokemon Channel" doesn't count) is a trainer's dream come true. [Mar 2004, p.110]
  6. 70
    Most fair-weather Pokemon fans will find the Story mode not interesting enough and the Colosseum mode a little too hardcore. [Apr 204, p.98]
  7. Cheat Code Central
    50
    Pokemon Colosseum doesn't go overboard with these new features however. It's probably the least amount of innovations and updates that a game can get away with and still call itself a new game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 44
  2. Negative: 5 out of 44
  1. G.H.
    Jan 3, 2005
    10
    Pokemon coloseum must beat stadium and he will.
  2. Jul 28, 2016
    10
    This is better than Stadium and 2 COMBINED. The gameplay is at it's best and the gameplay isn't repetitive and the game appeals almost toThis is better than Stadium and 2 COMBINED. The gameplay is at it's best and the gameplay isn't repetitive and the game appeals almost to anyone this game should not be hated. Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2016
    10
    great game, one of the best of pokemon, now a days its still enjoyable for me and the soundtrack is amazing, genius sonority did a insanegreat game, one of the best of pokemon, now a days its still enjoyable for me and the soundtrack is amazing, genius sonority did a insane work, much better than game freak, that only copy paste game after game, if you didnt play it and u kinda like pokemon try it, really, and after that one pokemon XD Gale of Darkness, 2 best pokemon games ever Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2019
    8
    Was made in 2003 and still has better battle animations than Pokémon Sword and Shield. And it's not a "battle exclusive" Pokémon game.
  5. Aug 19, 2019
    7
    My personal rating for "Pokemon Colosseum" (GC): 7,4/10 - Good
    Gameplay: 7,5
    Video: 7
    Audio: 8
    Scope: 8
    Balance: 7
    Story: 6,5
  6. RyanM>
    Mar 24, 2004
    7
    Ok, so pokemon kind of died, and they're riding this franchise like a dead horse. But, you can't help but give colosseum a go. It Ok, so pokemon kind of died, and they're riding this franchise like a dead horse. But, you can't help but give colosseum a go. It doesn't disappoint too much. This game is new. It doesn't have much in common with the pokemon stadium games. The method of catching pokemon is different. You battle trainers and take their pokemon. And there's a whole new innovative idea. There are pokemon that are evil, and you must catch them, and raise them to be good. This game is fun, and has a lot of different ideas, but by know means will it revive the pokemon franchise. Colosseum can link with pokemon ruby/sapphire as well, (gee, what a surprise) and you can transfer those pokemon onto your colosseum game. This adds for some pretty fun multiplayer battles. Now their are a few negatives. I found the battle to be a tad slow. Your constantly waiting for long moves to be done with. You spend 2 seconds picking a move and a while watching them go. The rpg adventure is slow too. the people talk soooooo slow, and their's a lot of talking. Your character is very slow when walking also. And about your character, he is so cheesy and dumb. He's like a freaky quiet guy who, i have no idea, but he's really stupid. So finally, Colosseum does a lot in it's rpg story mode, but like the entire franchise...it falls short of a revival of the series. Expand
  7. B.
    Mar 24, 2004
    0
    Wanted an actual rpg.

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