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Vs. Recorder

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The Vs. Recorder

The Vs. Recorder (Japanese: バトルレコーダー Battle Recorder) is a key item in Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Black and White, Black 2 and White 2, and X and Y.

The Vs. Recorder can record and replay a player's battles, similarly to the Frontier Pass's Battle Record.

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In Generation IV

Some of the features

There are several features and two modes on the Vs. Recorder, which all use the Nintendo DS's touch screen to operate. When a battle is recorded, it can be shared over Nintendo Wi-Fi at 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 and will display the player's Battle Frontier record. The Vs. Recorder can only record Wi-Fi, wireless, and Battle Frontier or Battle Subway battles.

In Platinum, the Vs. Recorder is given to the player by Looker during their first encounter with him in Jubilife City. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player will receive it from the opposite-gender character before entering Violet City for the first time.

Browse Mode

The Vs. Recorder in Browse Mode

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, in that order) by touching either the left or the right border of the touch screen.

Touching the right border changes the interface's color to that of the next color (i.e. from pink to gray), while touching the left border changes it to that of the previous color (i.e. from red to yellow).

Battle Videos

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.

Trainer's Profile

In any saved video, the profile of the Trainer that recorded the battle can be seen by touching the "View Profile" button.

The Trainer's Profile displays the Trainer's name, birth month, location, and favorite quote, as well as the sprite of the Trainer's favorite Pokémon.

Frontier Record

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.

Global Mode

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.

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.

Green Room

An uploaded video

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.

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.

In Generation V

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In Generation V, much of the Vs. Recorder's functionality remains identical to that of the previous generation. In Black and White, it is given by an NPC upon entering the Battle Subway in Nimbasa City, and in Black 2 and White 2, it is given by the opposite-gender character after beating Ingo and Emmet in a Multi Battle.

Changes from Generation IV include when a border is touched, the color is always changed to the next in line, instead of going to the previous one if the left is touched.

Trainer Profile icons can be changed by talking to a lady in the Castelia City Pokémon Center, who prompts the player to change their favorite Pokémon to the one leading the team at that moment.

Similarly to the Frontier Record, in Black and White and Black 2 and White 2 the amount of Battle Points won is displayed instead, as well as the player's records from each of the Battle Subway lines.

In Random Matchup, the Vs. Recorder includes the records "Player's Rating", "Rating Mode Record" and "Free Mode Record", which display the records from the "Random Matchup" battles from the Global Battle Union.

In Generation VI

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In X and Y, the Vs. Recorder's functions have changed considerably. Up to 100 battle videos can be stored on the device. They can be viewed, or uploaded or downloaded from the PSS. Selecting a video also gives the player the option of a having a Mock Battle, in which the player battles against an AI version of the trainer and their team that is featured in the video.

The Vs. Recorder will be awarded to the player upon their first visit to Kiloude City.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Magnéto VS
Germany Flag.png German Kampfkamera
Italy Flag.png Italian Registradati
South Korea Flag.png Korean 배틀레코더 Battle Recorder
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cámara Lucha


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