Devon Corporation (Japanese: デボンコーポレーションDevon Corporation) is a large company that is based in Rustboro City in Hoenn. Most of the locals just shorten the name to "Devon". It was a small company that mined rocks and smelted iron sand to iron many years ago, but has grown by leaps and bounds, and even rivals Kanto's Silph Co. The Devon Corporation is headquartered in a large stone building in the northern section of town.
Devon makes many useful products, most of which are geared towards Pokémon training. The company is responsible for creating the new types of Poké Balls found in Hoenn.
The Devon Corporation also developed a process to revive Pokémon from Fossils. It is unknown if this process was developed independently from the Cinnabar Island and Sinnoh region research laboratories.
The current president of the Devon Corporation is Mr. Stone.
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This machine allows an extinct Pokémon to be brought back to life from DNA preserved in a Pokémon Fossil. It has five capsules that are filled with an orange liquid called Creation Fluid. When a Pokémon Fossil is placed inside the fluid, the machine extracts its data, which is analyzed by a high-powered supercomputer. The result is a blueprint for the Pokémon; from this blueprint, the corporation grows a regenerated Pokémon.
In the anime, the Pokémon Producer is still a work in progress, but is fully functional in the games.
The Pokémon Dream Projector makes a visual projection of Pokémon dreams.
The Pokémon Transformer turns people into Pokémon.
The Pokémon Speaker allows communication with Pokémon.
In the games
The player can bring Fossils to a scientist located on the second floor to get them restored. Engineers on the second floor are working on developing devices that allow people to talk to Pokémon, as well as one that visually reproduces the dreams of Pokémon; in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, this scientist also mentions that his rival who lives far away is working on a similar project.
The Devon Corporation was previously run by Mr. Stone's grandfather, who decided to use the Infinity Energy of the ultimate weapon in order to help people and Pokémon. The Devon Parts were parts for a submarine that would allow it to be powered by Infinity Energy. The rockets launched from the Mossdeep Space Center use Infinity Energy through Devon technology, as well.
After defeating Roxanne, the same researcher can be seen chasing after a Team MagmaROR or Team AquaSEAS thief who has managed to steal the Devon Goods/Devon Parts from him. After pursuing the thief into Rusturf Tunnel and defeating him and returning the Devon Goods/Devon Parts to the researcher, the player will automatically be taken to the 3F of the Devon Corporation building (which was previously inaccessible). Here, Mr. Stone, the company president, asks the player deliver the Devon Goods/Devon Parts to Captain Stern in Slateport City and a Letter for Steven in Granite Cave. In return for accepting these favors, Mr. Stone presents the player with a PokéNav, or in Generation VI a BuzzNav enhancement for the player's PokéNav Plus. In Generation III only, after delivering the Letter, the player will also receive an Exp. Share upon speaking to Mr. Stone again. Additionally, the researcher will stand outside of Rusturf Tunnel and give the player a Repeat Ball after delivering the Devon Goods/Devon Parts.
In Pokémon Emerald, a researcher will install the Match Call feature onto the player's PokéNav when exiting the building after talking to Mr. Stone for the first time. The player will then be prompted to call Mr. Stone who explains the feature in brief detail and claims that the player seems quite happy as he is watching from a window in his 3F office.
In his office, Mr. Stone tells the player about the history of the Devon Corporation and asks the player to retrieve a Meteorite Shard from Granite Cave. Throughout the Delta Episode, Mr. Stone mentions where Steven has most recently headed.
After listening to Zinnia's grandmother at Meteor Falls, Steven heads to the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro City. When the player arrives there, a scientist runs out the door, running away from a Team Aqua Grunt. That grunt then challenges the player, followed by a second and third grunt, all of whom run away after they are defeated. The scientist then reveals that the device to control the Link Cable was stolen by CourtneyOR/MattAS and that Steven has headed off to the Mossdeep Space Center.
Max visited the Devon Corporation in Stairway to Devon, after he has spilled a drink onto the PokéNav, causing it to malfunction. He first learned of the Corporation after stumbling across an inventor, who later revealed himself to be its President, Mr. Stone.
Upon arriving, Max asked to have the device fixed, but the reception admitted that the Corporation did not handle repair servicing. Mr. Stone then discovered Max hiding behind a pillar and took him up to the lab, where he gave the broken PokéNav to the scientists and showed Max four unfinished inventions - one that creates a visual projection of Pokémon dreams, one that allows humans to speak with Pokémon, one that allows humans to become Pokémon, and a machine that brings extinct Pokémon back to life from Fossils.
Max then asked Mr. Stone if Ash, May, and Brock could come and visit the company and Mr. Stone sent his assistant Kennedy out to fetch them. Mr. Stone noticed an intruder in the lab, and then started following him with Max. Soon after May and the others arrived, it was announced that some of the Creation Fluid used to regenerate Pokémon from Fossils was missing. Mr. Stone and Max confronted the culprit, a Team Aqua Grunt, on the rooftop. After a battle with Ash, the intruder recalled his Crawdaunt and tried to escape. However, the Team Rocket trio, who had also tried to infiltrate the Corporation, leaped onto him in an attempt to grab whatever he had stolen for themselves. With a Thunderbolt from Pikachu Team Rocket were blasted off, and dropped the Creation Fluid in the process, which Max caught. The intruder made a clean getaway and escaped Officer Jenny in On a Wingull and a Prayer.
Mr. Stone worked with Captain Stern to create a heart component for the Submarine Explorer 1. This component was created to allow the submarine to withstand the pressure of the deep sea. With these machines, Mr. Stone planned to have the Seafloor Cavern sealed in order to prevent evil hands from awakening the super-ancient Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon. The heart component was later stolen by Team Aqua and the Submarine Explorer 1 was taken by Team Magma. The event of being robbed by Team Aqua caused Mr. Stone to fall into a coma. Before falling unconscious, he gave Sapphire a letter meant to be given to his son, Steven. The letter is later revealed to contain missing parts of a stone slat that contained the secrets in awakening the legendary titans. When Steven received the letter, he used it to awaken Regirock, Regice, and Registeel in order to try and contain the energy released by Kyogre and Groudon when they clashed.
The corporation was informed by Professor Cozmo that a large meteoroid would crash into the planet and destroy it. To prevent this crisis, Devon worked with the Mossdeep Space Center to construct a rocket that would be used to stop the meteoroid. After receiving a warning letter from Zinnia to stop using their technology, Mr. Stone and Steven enlisted the help of the Hoenn Pokédex holders, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald to fight against the enemy. Additionally, they provided the three with Mega Bracelets and training from Ultima in order to fully master the ultimate moves. Once finished, Mr. Stone took Sapphire and Emerald to the Sea Mauville, where they used a machine known as the Absorber that can drain the life energy of Sapphire's Chic and Emerald's Sceptile in order to power a dimensional shifter capable of transporting the meteoroid to somewhere else when outfitted to the rocket.
Although the area was attacked by Zinnia in order to prevent Devon's plan from succeeding, the dimensional shifter managed to reach Mossdeep City safely. After being informed of the situation, Mr. Stone and Steven headed to Mosseep to assist with the launch of the rocket. Zinnia later attacked the rocket while it was in the process of launching. Although Sapphire attempted to stop her, Zinnia won the battle and destroyed both the shifter and the rocket.