The C-Gear

Like Pokémon Black & White, Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 also utilise the C-Gear for numerous functions. However, there are a few slight changes from Pokémon Black & White. First, you get a Blue one if male and a Pink one if female. This can then be changed in customisation to whatever colour you desire


The most noticiable change on the C-Gear are the aesthetics on the touch screen. These aesthetics have ditched the hexagonallook of Black & White and has gone with a curved look. Unlike before, you can't create multiple entry points for each function, with there only being one portal to each. These however can be moved around the C-Gear using the customise feature. Each specific spot can be put on any of the concentric circles of the C-Gear.


The C Gear's Infa Red options are the parts of the C-Gear that are the most plentiful as there are four options here, although none have changed from Pokémon Black & White. These options require you and your friend to be in close proximity with your DS consoles facing eachother to allow for the IR signal between the two cartridges to be read. These features are as follows

  • Battle: This option allows for a quick battle between you and your friend over IR. This battle works immediately and uses your current team in the battle.
  • Trade: This option allows for quick trades. You can select Pokémon from both your party and your boxes in order to trade with your friend quickly
  • Friend Code Exchange: This option is for a quick method of transferring Friend Codes between you and your friends. This will allow you to swap them with people you've just met and face them over WiFi at a later point
  • Feeling Check: The Feeling Check is a brand new IR feature which has you and your friend interact via the Touch Screen. This interaction will show how compatible you are and you'll get scored accordingly. If your compatibility is between 00 and 60, then you'll receive a Heart Sweet item. For 60 up to 80 however, you'll receive two. This can only be done with a person once a day


The C Gear's Wireless option is the feature of the C Gear that you're likely to use the most. Not only does it give multiplayer access, but it provides a vital conduit to accessing the Pokémon you have received from the Dream World. All other Wireless functions are done through the Wireless area in the Pokémon Centres

  • Entralink: This option takes you out of your current area of the game and sends you to the Entralink in the centre of Unova. From there, you have the ability to participate within Funfest Missions or purchase Pass Powers. You can also go north to the Entree Forest to capture any Pokémon you have received from the Dream World.
  • Xtransceiver: The Xtransceiver feature here is just access to the new Xtransceiver feature. This feature allows you to have four-way Video chat with friends within the range of the local wireless signal. In addition to this, the players can also now participate in the Ballon Smash and Balloon Catch

There is only one option available for the C Gear over the Wi-Fi Connection. This feature works in-line with the Pokémon Global Link and allows you to sync your game up with the Global Link site

  • Game Sync: This feature syncs up your game to the Global Link servers, sending your achievements and win records for aspects such as Random Match up to the Pokémon Global Link
Pass By

In the middle of the C-Gear is the feature that allows for you to track people you pass by. When you have connected with a trainer, it will give the word "Connected" in the C-Gear. From there, you can see where the other player is in Unova, send simple messages to them and you can even receive Pass Powers and Support Powers from them.

This feature also gives you access to activate your purchased Pass Powers and track the remaining duration of any Support Power obtained.

Survey Radar

Finally, in the bottom left is the Survey Radar option. This option allows you to view data collected when passing by users asking various questions including Play Time, Starter Pokémon and more. In addition to this, you can also check results of any of the surveys set by the Survey Collectors within Castelia City