Orre

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Orre オーレ地方
Ōre region
In-game map of Orre
Introduction Pokémon Colosseum
Professor Professor Krane
Starter Pokémon Espeon & UmbreonColo
EeveeXD
Regional Villains Cipher, Team Snagem
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Pokédex
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Games
Generation III
Games Pokémon Colosseum
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
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File:Orre Map.png
In-game map of the Orre region from Pokémon Colosseum

The Orre region (Japanese: オーレ地方 Ōre region) is the setting of the Generation III side series games Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. In other games, Pokémon obtained in Orre are listed as being met in a distant land (Japanese: れた土地 distant land).

Orre has no wild Pokémon in Pokémon Colosseum, and has only a few starting to pop up in specific locations, known as Poké Spots, in Pokémon XD. In these circumstances, Trainers use Pokémon imported from regions of the Pokémon nation, primarily Johto and Hoenn. Pokémon battles are, for the most part, played in Double Battle style with the Trainers putting two Pokémon out each. There is no form of a Pokémon League in Orre, but rather, a variety of facilities which offer consecutive battles. However, Michael wanting to start his Pokémon journey when he comes of age would imply that there is at least something similar to a Pokémon League in Orre, if not an actual one.

Etymology and design concept

Etymology

The region's name may be derived from ore, as a reference to the various locations named after minerals.

Design concept

Main article: Pokémon world in relation to the real world → Orre

The inspiration for Orre was stated to be Phoenix, Arizona.[1]

History

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Contemporary history

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Prior to the events of Pokémon Colosseum, Orre was plagued by several crime syndicates, such as Team Snagem and Cipher. Both criminal organizations allied themselves as part of their plan to rule the world through Shadow Pokémon. Cipher supplied Team Snagem with Snag Machines, which allowed Snagem members to steal Pokémon from their Trainers.

Pokémon Colosseum

At the beginning of Pokémon Colosseum, Wes steals a Snag Machine from the strongly guarded headquarters of Team Snagem. Upon reaching Phenac City, he discovers a girl named Rui who had been captured by Team Snagem. Both of them journey across the Orre, snagging Shadow Pokémon, and uncovering the disastrous plan of the secret organization, Cipher. This shady group and its ambitious admins are the creators of Shadow Pokémon, closing their hearts to strengthen their stats. Wes learns how to reverse the effects of this process, and must capture all of Cipher's Shadow Pokémon.

After defeating all of Cipher's admins, Wes goes to Realgam Tower; after defeating the Admins again, Gonzap comes out and reveals that Cipher gave Team Snagem the Snag Machines. Afterwards, Snagem gave the Pokémon to Cipher, who created Shadow Pokémon; meaning that this was all one master plan hatched by Cipher. After defeating Snagem, Nascour, the boss of Cipher, is defeated by the player. Afterwards, it is revealed that Phenac City's mayor Es Cade is actually Evice, the true boss of Cipher. After he is defeated he tries to escape; fortunately, a Ho-Oh uses Sacred Fire to stop him, saving the day. With Evice's capture, Wes continues his journey by searching Orre for the remaining Cipher members and their Shadow Pokémon.

Between Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

In the five years after the events of Colosseum, Cipher has created a Shadow Lugia, codenamed XD001, claimed to be immune to purification. During these five years, the S.S. Libra was sailing to Orre with Pokémon, when suddenly some helicopters appeared with Shadow Lugia, which picked up the ship as the sailors that fell out watched in awe. Shadow Lugia dropped it in the desert, where Cipher Admin Gorigan and his Cipher workers took every Pokémon on the ship but one to the Cipher Key Lair to transform them into Shadow Pokémon.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Cipher then proceeds to the northwest corner of Orre, where a facility called the Pokémon HQ Lab resides. Upon arrival, they abduct the lab's chief researcher, Professor Krane, in an attempt to use his research for their own evil plans. Having witnessed the kidnapping, a young Trainer named Michael follows Cipher to an abandoned lab and rescues Krane.

Knowing that Cipher has to be stopped, Michael set off on a journey to save Orre. Armed with a Snag Machine built by Krane and his Pokémon Eevee, Michael rescues and purifies Cipher's newest breed of Shadow Pokémon, does battle with their devious admins to shut down their operations, and even wins the trust of Team Snagem, who seeks to destroy Cipher and prove that they are the greatest criminals in all of Orre.

Eventually, Michael trailed Cipher to the main headquarters on Citadark Isle, where the organization's Grand Master Greevil and his twin bodyguards (and sons) Ardos and Eldes welcomed him by summoning XD001. Michael proves too skilled and snags XD001 with the rest of Greevil's Shadow Pokémon, and he responds by attempting to blow up the island. Though Ardos encourages him to go through with it, Eldes steps in and pleads with Greevil to accept defeat graciously. Greevil agrees and leaves with Eldes, while Ardos leaves in anger. With Cipher presumed disbanded with Greevil's defeat, Michael proceeds to rescue the remaining Shadow Pokémon and purify the "unpurifiable" XD001.

Geography

This region is noticeably arid, being divided into a huge desert wasteland and a small, mountainous green region. In the center is Mt. Battle, a dormant volcano where Trainers go to sharpen their skills. Orre has very few settlements in it due to the dry climate. Its largest city, Phenac City, is located in Orre's harshest environment. There is a lively port to the southwest of Orre, which is presumably how it keeps its connections with the other regions, using ships such as the S.S. Libra. Despite its environmental problems, it is one of the most advanced regions in terms of science and architecture. Due to the rough terrain, it is not known if there are any connecting routes. Wild Pokémon are very rare, appearing in only a handful of spots throughout the whole region. The map in Pokémon Colosseum was retconned in Pokémon XD, before seemingly being landlocked while the XD map has a sea or ocean to the west.

Demographics

The Orre region's towns, cities, and other areas, has a total population of 113 in Pokémon Colosseum.

Notable locations

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Orre has five cities and towns. There are no known routes that connect locations.

Settlements

Map Name Population Description
100px Phenac City 34 A gorgeous jewel of a town that overflows with water in a forbidding desert.Colo
A gorgeous city in the desert that overflows with bounteous water.XD
100px Pyrite Town 32 A rough and dirty town full of thugs and scoundrels. It is said to be home to sinister Pokémon.Colo
A noble town of rogues and ruffians. The Cipher-fighting ONBS is here.XD
100px Agate Village 19 A lush, green town that is peacefully populated by old former ace trainers.Colo
A lush green town of senior citizens. There is a relic honoring Celebi here.XD
100px The Under 28 A wholly lawless underground town that is ruled by the criminal syndicate Cipher.*
An underground town freed of Cipher, and where the Kid Network is now active.*
100px Gateon Port 47 A lively seaport with active trade. Loitering sailors are a common sight.

Landmarks

Map Landmark Description
100px Pokémon HQ Lab The Orre Region's top research lab that studies Pokémon comprehensively.
100px Kaminko's House The peculiar manor that is home to the eccentric scientist Dr. Kaminko.
100px Pyrite Bldg
95px ONBSXD
100px Pyrite Cave
100px Relic Cave
100px Relic Stone
100px Poké SpotXD A rough and rocky Poké Spot where wild Pokémon appear.Rock
A lush, oasis-like Poké Spot where wild Pokémon appear.Oasis
A dark and damp Poké Spot where wild Pokémon appear.Cave
100px Cipher Lab A sinister and menacing laboratory that was built in the desert without notice.Colo
A secret lab run by the criminal syndicate Cipher to study and develop Shadow Pokémon.Colo
The lab used by the reactivated Cipher for developing XD001.XD
100px The Under Subway
100px S.S. Libra The missing Pokémon cargo ship. Did Cipher transport it here?
100px Snagem Hideout The former base of Team Snagem that was completely destroyed in a catastrophic explosion.Colo
The base where Team Snagem dreams of regaining its former glory.XD
100px Cipher Key Lair The Shadow Pokémon factory that was wrecked by <player>.
100px Citadark Isle A volcanic island ringed by magma.
100px Outskirt Stand A lonely gasoline stand in a desolate desert. Travelers visit it on their journeys.Colo
A lonely gas station in the desert. Travelers stop by on their journeys.XD
Gyms, Stadiums, and Colosseums
Map Landmark Description
100px Deep Colosseum
100px Orre Colosseum A Colosseum in the desert that is known only among the elite.
100px Phenac Stadium
100px Prestige Precept Center
100px Pyrite Colosseum
100px Realgam Colosseum
100px Under Colosseum
100px Mt. Battle A place for Pokémon battle training that is always open to all trainer challenges.Colo
A place for Pokémon battle training that is always open to Trainers.XD
100px Realgam Tower The construction site for an immense tower, which will have a Colosseum on the top floor.Colo*
An immense tower that was finally completed. It is said to have a suspended Colosseum.Colo*
An immense, members-only tower that is jam-packed with entertainment.XD

Trivia

  • The Pokémon Center in Phenac City is the only Pokémon Center in the region that has a trade center.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
German Orre From its Japanese and English name
Spanish Aura From aurum (Latin for gold)
French Rhode Possibly from the mineral rhodonite, the metal rhodium, Rhode Island, or the Colossus of Rhodes.
Italian Auros From aurum (Latin for gold)

Distant land

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遙遠的土地 Yìuhyúhn-dīk tóudeih
Mandarin 遙遠的土地 / 遥远的土地 Yáoyuǎn-de tǔdì
20px French Pays lointain
20px German Fernes Land (VII+)
Entferntes Land (IV - VI)
20px Italian Terra lontana (VII+)
Terra Lontana (IV - VI)
20px Korean 아주 먼 땅 Aju meon ttang (VI+)
아주 먼 토지 Aju meon toji (IV, V)
20px Spanish Tierra lejana



See also

References

Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh/Hisui (Battle Zone) • UnovaKalos
AlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota


Orre
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Settlements
Phenac CityPyrite TownAgate VillageThe UnderGateon Port
Landmarks
Outskirt StandPrestige Precept CenterPyrite Bldg/ONBSPyrite CaveRelic CaveRelic StoneThe Under SubwayCipher Lab
Eclo CanyonSnagem HideoutPokémon HQ LabKaminko's HousePoké SpotS.S. LibraCipher Key LairCitadark Isle
Colosseums and stadiums
Phenac StadiumPyrite ColosseumUnder Colosseum
Realgam ColosseumDeep ColosseumOrre Colosseum
Tournament areas
Mt. BattleRealgam Tower


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