Pokémon Colosseum

released on Nov 21, 2003

Pokemon fans can now battle their favorite Pokemon on the grand stage. Starring a brand new leading character, Pokemon, Colosseum offers a story mode that pits you against tough trainers who routinely catch damaged Pokemon. In Battle mode, you can use the Game Boy Advance cable to send your team from your Pokemon Ruby or Pokemon Sapphire Game Pak to your Gamecube, then witness the true potential of your team. Rescue Pokemon and watch them come to life in spectacular Colosseum battles.

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This game is so slow man. I'm not even talking about pacing, every battle is 28 seconds (not hyperbole, I counted) of you and the other guy sending out your pokemons, then each of them does a snazzy little animation that you've seen 300 times already, then the camera pans over them, then sometimes your sidekick goes "wow, you can catch that one", then the camera pans again and then you can finally start fighting. But the fights are even slower, because before every attack your pokemon does a cool little buildup, then the camera changes to show the attack, then it changes to show the other pokemon getting hit and doing the most overdramatic theater kid damage animation ever, then gets back up, then the camera changes again, then that same pokemon falls to the ground again if he's been KOd and then the NEXT attack starts.
So yeah it's actually pretty good outside of that if you added the ability to turn off animations it'd be like 4 stars.

Suicune. If you got filtered by this game, I am so sorry. Hilarious QOL issues aside, being realistically ~10 levels below the final boss by the time you get to his team with fuck-you strategies (Scizor omniboost took me out like 6 times) and pseudolegendaries was a deliberate strategy to make you pop off as hard as possible when you actually break through.

This game and its sequel are an incredibly cool piece of Pokemon's history.

I enjoyed this game and the sequel so much. its much better with mods too, if you can manage to get them running. can't wait to replay this again.

100%ed - I have to be honest this game was not fun, but also not challenging either, runs like molasses and I would chop my arms off if I could turn off the animations

This game will always hold a place in my heart for it's unique take on a single player pokemon rpg. Having a limited pool of mons to use, and most importantly having to wrestle them away from your opponents in battle is a really unique way of expanding you're roster. On top of that the difficulty is just right, and in most cases you wont just steamroll the games bosses your first time through.