Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
|Relatives||Unnamed mother, unnamed brother, unnamed sister|
|Games||Black 2 and White 2|
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 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.
|Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
|Xtransceiver sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
|Xtransceiver sprite from|
Black 2 and White 2
Curtis will automatically call the player on any one of fifteen specific spots. They can only be triggered once.
- Nimbasa City (behind the Battle Institute)
- Driftveil City (on top of the northern hill, below the Worker guarding the Clay Tunnel entrance)
- Lentimas Town (on the path behind the northern house towards the hill with the Fire Stone)
- Mistralton City (on the southern half of the runway, in the center of the lane)
- Undella Town (southwest corner, up the stairs and between the two boulders)
- Lacunosa Town (under the bridge in the center of town)
- Route 5 (on the other side of the southern fence, towards the Hyper Potion)
- Route 6 (just above the two shortcut ledges on the south end of the route, east side of the stream)
- Route 7 (on the path between the Pokémon Breeder and the southern house)
- Route 9 (to the left of Shopping Mall Nine, near the L-shaped bush)
- Route 11 (in front of the truck, between it and the stream)
- Route 12 (on the highest hill, down-left most square)
- Route 13 (on the south beach, between the running Ace Trainer and the Fisherman on a sandy corner by the water's edge)
- Route 14 (towards the Abundant Shrine, on top of the waterfall with a small square of land on the right, west of the Backpacker)
- Route 16 (west side of the route, south of the Depot Agent and north of the male Cyclist, middle of the road)
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|
- Main article: Curtis/Quotes
In the manga
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.
|From 鉄 tetsu (iron)|
From 天麻 tenma (Gastrodia elata)
|Possibly from Curtis, a name derived from the old French word curteis (polite, courteous, well-bred)|
Similar to Curtis
Similar to Markus
Contains lengua (tongue)
Similar to Julien
Similar to Dadì
|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)|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|