From Bakugan.com and reposted on BakuganTactics.com:
BATTLE TACTIC #6: BATTLE GEAR – JUNE 2010
Now that you’ve selected your Battle Gear, it’s time to use them in battle. Using your Battle Gear is an important strategy to winning the game. During your brawls, you will want to maximize the full potential of your Battle Gear by considering your arsenal and your timing.
First things first, you should try to only deploy your Battle Gear on Bakugan that have matching attributes. It’s obviously not the best to add Battle Gear that have Special Abilities for Pyrus and Darkus to a Haos Bakugan.
Keep in mind that if you deploy Battle Gear on a Gate card whose color matches the Battle Gear’s icon — Copper, Silver, or Gold — you get to choose which Special Ability to use. Being able to use a specific Battle Gear Special Ability can spell the difference between crushing your opponent and losing the Gate Card!
Always keep in mind that your Bakugan gets the Battle Gear’s G-Power bonus whether or not its attribute matches the Battle Gear’s Special Abilities on the Reference Card. It might be a good play to deploy your Battle Gear for its G-Power alone.
Alternately, you can deploy a Trap and a Battle Gear in the same battle. This can let you use a Battle Gear’s Special Ability even if your Bakugan doesn’t match either of its Special Ability attributes! Using a Trap and a Battle Gear in the same battle uses up a lot of your resources all at once though, so be careful. Of course, if you can win your third Gate Card by deploying a Trap and Battle Gear at once, go for it! Remember, if you win the third and final battle you win the game.
While you’re battling, also note that you get to bring Battle Gear back from your Used pile to your Unused pile at the same time as your Bakugan. This can really affect when you choose to play your Battle Gear.
For more information on how to use Battle Gear, visit the Bakugan Gameplay FAQ here.
I hope you’ll use this month’s tips during your next brawl in order to maximize your arsenal on the battle field.
See you next month for the next battle strategy tip and if you have a strategy that you would like to share with me for a future article, send your tip to email@example.com with the following subject line – “Battle Tactics with Bright Light: My Strategy Tip!”