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テツ Tetsu
Curtis Xtransceiver.png
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Green
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Relatives Unnamed mother, brother, and sister
Generation V
Games Black 2 and White 2
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony

Curtis (Japanese: テツ Tetsu), otherwise known under the screen name Christoph (Japanese: テンマ Tenma), is a character that appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 if the player's gender is female. He is the male counterpart to Yancy.

In the core series games

Curtis is first encountered after the female player picks up the Dropped Item (Xtransceiver) in Nimbasa City. Upon obtaining the item, Curtis calls it and identifies himself as the owner of the lost Xtransceiver. However he is busy at work and is unable to retrieve it at the time, so he asks the female player to hold onto it until he is free from work.

He will call his Xtransceiver when the female player is in specific locations around Unova. After exchanging several phone calls, Curtis would note that his work involves traveling to Kanto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh from time to time. The player's relation with Curtis increases as calls are made or received.

At the tenth call, Curtis would inform the player that he is finally free from work and would like to retrieve his Xtransceiver back in Nimbasa City. After returning his Xtransceiver, the game will randomly select one of the 15 areas where Curtis called the player initially, and the female player can call Curtis from anywhere in that area. This will happen every time Curtis is called from then on. After the thirtieth call, the player may join Curtis in a ride at the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel. After the first call of every next day, Curtis will ask the player for a Ferris Wheel ride, and if the player has entered the Hall of Fame, he will offer to trade a Pokémon after the ride. Pokémon traded from him have Hidden Abilities, are at level 50, and have no predetermined nature, gender, or individual values. It is possible to receive multiples of the same species.

From the 31st through 49th calls (except the Ferris-Wheel-ride calls), Curtis will say any of a variety of things. On the 50th call, his co-worker will accidentally pick up the phone, revealing Curtis in his working outfit.

Curtis, as Christoph, appears in various television shows as a celebrity idol, regardless of the player's gender.

Contact areas

Curtis will automatically call the player on any one of fifteen specific spots. They can only be triggered once.

Traded to the player

Curtis will trade the female player a different Pokémon each day in this order, if the previous one has already been traded. Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, and Eggs cannot be traded to Curtis.

Black 2 and White 2
Player's Pokémon Traded Pokémon Level Item Ability Nature English
000MS3.png Any Pokémon Mankey Mankey/ 50 Rare Candy Rare Candy Defiant Random Curtis テツ
Wobbuffet Wobbuffet / Rage Candy Bar RageCandyBar Telepathy
Ralts Ralts/ Lava Cookie Lava Cookie Telepathy
Cranidos Cranidos/ Old Gateau Old Gateau Sheer Force
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn/ Rare Candy Rare Candy Reckless
Shellos East Sea
Old Gateau Old Gateau Sand Force
Sableye Sableye/ Lava Cookie Lava Cookie Prankster
Spiritomb Spiritomb/ Old Gateau Old Gateau Infiltrator
Snorlax Snorlax/ Rare Candy Rare Candy Gluttony
Phanpy Phanpy/ Rage Candy Bar RageCandyBar Sand Veil
Spinda Spinda/ Lava Cookie Lava Cookie Contrary
Togepi Togepi/ Rage Candy Bar RageCandyBar Super Luck



Curtis OD.png Curtis Xtransceiver.png Curtis Xtransceiver 2.png
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2


Main article: Curtis/Quotes

In the manga

Curtis in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Curtis debuted in Epilogue: Graduation Ceremony as an up-and-coming rookie actor. He was hired by White to replace Blake after the latter turned down an offer to become an actor at Pokéstar Studios.

Sometime later, Curtis was seen playing the role of Dewott Kid in a Brycen-Man film alongside Yancy, who played Foongus Girl.


  • As revealed through several Xtransceiver calls, Curtis's favorite hobby is fishing.
  • On TV as Christoph, it is revealed that his favorite sport is soccer.
  • He is the type who likes to fish at his own pace.
  • Even though Curtis claims he found a nice fishing spot and invites the female player on a fishing trip, he never follows through with that invitation.
  • Curtis is said to have visited the Viridian Forest in Kanto, Lake of Rage in Johto, Meteor Falls in Hoenn, and Eterna Forest and Lake Verity in Sinnoh.
  • When the player calls Curtis, or vice versa, the dialogue will be practically the same as Yancy's, but Curtis will word his sentences differently.
  • Starting from the thirtieth call, Curtis's sprite will begin to blush when talking on the Xtransceiver with the female player, implying he has developed feelings for her. This is the same with Yancy when she's talking with the male player.


Language Name Origin
Japanese テツ Tetsu
テンマ Tenma
From 鉄 tetsu (iron)
From 天麻 tenma (Gastrodia elata)
English Curtis
Possibly from Curtis, a name derived from the old French word curteis (polite, courteous, well-bred)
Similar to Curtis
German Markus

Similar to Markus
Spanish Julián
Julen Guado

Contains lengua (tongue)
French Julien

Similar to Julien
Italian Dadì

Similar to Dadì
Korean 철권 Cheolgwon
천마 Cheonma
From 철권 (鐵拳) cheolgwon (iron fist)
From 천마 (天麻) cheonma (Gastrodia elata)
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿鐵 / 阿铁 Ā Tiě From 鐵 / 铁 tiě (iron)

Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaLookerNColressMorimotoNishinoPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym Leaders • Elite Four (Unova · BB) • PWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesmanSpecial CoachesGuidance counselors

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