Pokémon Colosseum, like the Pokémon Stadium games that begat it, is primarily a way of seeing the Pokémon you've caught in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire in full 3-D on your GameCube. By connecting a Game Boy Advance to your GameCube (link cable required) you can upload all your data from the portable games so that it appears on your GameCube and on the big screen. This means you can examine your Pokédex of over 200 Pokémon in full 3D, swap and trade items and Pokémon, view extensive tutorials, set out your hidden base, use e-cards and, most importantly, battle. Pokémon Colosseum features a range of battlegrounds, ranging from out in the middle of Petalburg Woods to within a giant stadium with thousands of onlookers. You choose to fight the battles either against the computer, a friend or in a team battle with four people, but whatever you decide suddenly your Pokémon and all their amazing moves will be in super realistic 3-D-they look even better than they do in the cartoon. Using either the GBA or the normal GameCube controller makes the battles really come alive as you fight for honour or one of the many unlockable secrets. The only problem with Pokémon Colosseum is that it's out so long after Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, but if you can wait that long this an absolute must-have for any Pokéfan. --David Jenkins
A follow-up to the highly popular Pokémon StadiumTM and Pokémon Stadium 2TM games for NintendoŽ 64, Pokémon Colosseum continues the fun and excitement in collecting a whole new batch of Pokémon characters.
Completely compatible with Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, players can battle with more than 200 Pokémon from the two games on their Nintendo GameCube. Players simply insert their Pokémon Ruby or Pokémon Sapphire game into the Game Boy Advance, connect to a Nintendo GameCube via the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance cable, and Pokémon appear in Pokémon Colosseum!
Up to four players, each with a Game Boy Advance system, can connect to Nintendo GameCube and battle their Pokémon against each other. Pokémon Masters must overpower the competition in various tournaments to become the best Pokémon trainer ever.