The Vs. Recorder can record and replay a player's battles, similarly to the Frontier Pass's Battle Record, and send them over Nintendo Wi-Fi at the new and improved Global Trade Station (now known collectively as the Global Terminal) in Jubilife City in Pokémon Platinum or Goldenrod City in HeartGold and SoulSilver. It can also take pictures of the player's boxes. It can only record Wi-Fi, wireless, and Battle Frontier battles. It is given to the player by Looker during their first encounter with him in Jubilife City in Platinum, by the player's friend (the opposite-gender character) before entering Violet City for the first time in HeartGold and SoulSilver, by an NPC upon entering the Battle Subway in Nimbasa City in Black and White and by the opposite-gender after beating Ingo and Emmet in a Tag Battle with them in Black 2 and White 2.
There are several features and two modes on the Vs. Recorder, which all use the Nintendo DS's touch screen to operate.
The Browse Mode does not require Nintendo Wi-Fi to use. In this mode, the color of the recorder's interface can be changed from green to other colors (pink, gray, yellow, red, brown, and orange) by touching the side of the touch screen.
The recorded battles, known as Battle Videos, can be found here. The Vs. Recorder can record battles from the Battle Frontier, wireless play and Wi-Fi. Players can also download videos from the Global Terminal which can be viewed in the second option. An uploaded video to the Global Terminal will receive a twelve-digit code, much like a Friend Code. The third option deletes recorded videos.
Battle videos change depending on the game's language. Everything changes to the game's language except the names of Trainers and Pokémon. For example, watching another player's video from a Japanese version of Platinum which features Dahlia in an English game would show her name as Arcade Star ダリア and her Pokémon would have Japanese names.
Uploaded videos will not remain in the Global Terminal forever, so codes might not always work.
The Vs. Recorder also keeps the amount of Battle Points the players has. It also contains the commemorative prints obtained from the Battle Frontier. This option is only available once the player has arrived at the Battle Frontier.
The Global Mode can only be used in the Global Terminal and it depends on the terminal used. There are three floors of terminals, each accessible from the warp panel of the same color. The blue room is 1F, the green room is 2F, and the pink room is 3F.
The Blue Room
This room is the main lobby of the Global Terminal. It has two terminals for checking Battle Video Rankings and Trainer Rankings. The Battle Video Rankings displays the top thirty Battle Videos. The Trainer Rankings can be viewed based on Trainer class, birth month, or favorite Pokémon.
The Green Room
The top terminal is used for viewing another players' PC box, ranked by views, name, newest additions, etc. Players can also submit one of your own boxes. The bottom terminal is used for viewing Super Contest dress up pictures. Players can also submit their own dress up pictures.
The Pink Room
This one is used to view and upload videos of battles. The first option allows the player to view battles. It can be searched by the last thirty that were uploaded , choosing the Trainer and the type of battle or by putting in numbers. The second option allows the player to upload their own battle. Several numbers are given which are used in searching for it.
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