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This article is about the item in the Black and White video games. For the segment at the end of Japanese episodes of the Best Wishes series, see Professor Oak's lecture.
Xtransceiver artwork

The Xtransceiver (Japanese: ライブキャスター Live Caster) is a key item in Generation V. Introduced in Pokémon Black and White, it has also made appearances in the spin-off media.

In the games

Male model obtain sprite from Black and White
Female model obtain sprite from Black and White

In Pokémon Black and White

The player obtains his or her Xtransceiver early in the game from their mother. The player obtains their Xtransceiver from the start of the game in Pokémon Black and White Versions. In the context of the game, it is a powerful communication tool, and allows the user to contact other Trainers; however, the player can only use it to talk to other players.

At various points in the plot, the player will receive instructions from other characters to advance the storyline. The player's mother, Bianca, Cheren, and Professor Juniper all call the player at various points in the game.

Using the C-Gear's wireless feature, the Xtransceiver can be used to communicate with other real-life players nearby. Up to four players can talk to each other using a radio-like system. If they have a Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL, Nintendo 3DS, or Nintendo 3DS XL, they also have the option to see each other with the console's built-in camera.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In Pokémon Black and White Versions 2, the Xtransceiver takes on a function like the calling functions of the Pokégear and PokéNav, allowing the player to call other people in-game through the Xtransceiver. However, only plot-relevant characters, in addition to either Curtis or Yancy, can be registered, although the latter two cannot be called as freely as the others.

The player's mother, Cheren, Bianca, and Professor Juniper are registered after defeating the Aspertia Gym. Curtis or Yancy can be registered in Nimbasa City after reaching certain requirements.

In addition, two minigames can be played: Balloon Catch! and Balloon Ka-Boom! Both games involve popping balloons. If the player uses the Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL, Nintendo 3DS, or Nintendo 3DS XL, the player's actual face can be used instead of the default images.

The Xtransceiver can also be used over the internet by selecting it at the Global Terminal in a Pokémon Center. It cannot be used over the internet if selected from the Bag.

In the anime

Trip's Xtransceiver in the anime
A Xtransceiver in the Battle Club computer

Trip was the first person seen with a Xtransceiver in the anime. It first appeared in A Rival Battle for Club Champ! where Ash contacted Trip on a built-in Xtransceiver in Luxuria Town's Battle Club computer. It contacted Trip and Ash asked him for a battle.

In Minccino-Neat and Tidy!, Bianca was also shown to have one where she contacted Professor Juniper. Dawn was also revealed to own one in place of her Pokétch in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!.

Also, in the Japanese version of Best Wishes series, there is a segment called Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster, which may be related to the Japanese name of the Xtransceiver.

In the manga

Black's Xtransceiver

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Xtransceiver makes its first appearance in an advertising commercial for the device. The commercial shooting is interrupted by a wild Galvantula but Black saves the day by defeating it. Later, he and White are each given Xtransceivers as thanks.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Xtransceiver in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Xtransceiver I Noble Victories Uncommon 96/101 Red Collection Uncommon 061/066


  • The "X" in Xtransceiver is pronounced as "cross," making the complete name "cross-transceiver," as stated by the player's mother.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, the colors set to each gender is changed. If the player is playing as Nate, he will have a red Xtransceiver, while Rosa has a Yellow one.


Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ライブキャスター Live Caster
Mandarin Chinese 實況轉播器 Shíkuàng Zhuǎnbòqì
French Canada Flag.png Canada Vokit
France Flag.png Europe Vokit
Germany Flag.png German Viso-Caster
Italy Flag.png Italian Interpoké
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라이브캐스터 Live Caster
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Xtranscibidor
Spain Flag.png Spain Videomisor

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