The infrared (Japanese: 赤外線通信 infrared communication) feature allows communication between the Pokémon games and certain accessories. It was first used in the Generation I spin-off game Pokémon Trading Card Game.
In Pokémon Trading Card Game, there's a feature called Card Pop! that takes advantage of the Game Boy Color's infrared port to allow each player to receive a random card. However, using the Card Pop! feature between the same two players is only possible once.
The Pokémon mini also has an infrared port. It uses this to have multiplayer games of up to 10 players (number of players varies per game). The games which utilize this feature are Pokémon Party mini, Pokémon Zany Cards, Pokémon Tetris, Pokémon Race mini, and Pichu Bros. mini.
In Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, an infrared-capable feature is accessed via the C-Gear. It is also used in the Battle Subway. Event Pokémon that are distributed using infrared can be obtained multiple times.
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