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I do not own a GameCube and probably never will and I would use emulation as a last resort. I heard that it was possible to play some GC games in the Wii but I can’t find out if this game works and if I would need a different controller. Please let me know if there is a way to play it on Wii without having to buy too much equipment or another easy way to go about this. Thanks!

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We don’t answer questions regarding illegal software or consoles, however yes you can play GameCube games on the wii. Just insert the disk and plug in the GameCube controller and you’re good to go.

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Okay, so... You want to play Pokémon Colosseum & Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. But you don't own a GameCube, but you do own a Wii (I'm assuming from the desc.).

Keep in mind that in order to play GameCube games on a Wii you'll need a GameCube Memory Card, and Controller with (depends on your Wii) the appropriate USB type.

Note: Memory Cards can be as much as $30, while controllers can be as low as $20.


That said, here are your options:

  1. Purchase a copy (store of choice). Though do note that (international copies) old games are (usually) expensive, and it's hard to tell if they're authentic/a scam or not.
    Though a Japanese copy of Colosseum can be around $20-50, XD is a little over $50. Buuuut you would need a Japanese Wii, which could be $25-50 or a little over $100 at most.

  2. Setup a PC emulator to play the game(s).

  3. Homebrew your Wii to play the game(s).

Due to Rule #0.8 I cannot provide any elaboration on the last two methods, self-research is required.

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Ok thanks a ton. By any chance are Nintendo Switch GameCube controllers (like the SSBU ones) compatible with the Wii through the USB port?