A Pokémon Navigator (Japanese: ポケモンナビゲーター Pokémon Navigator), more often referred to as PokéNav (Japanese: ポケナビ PokéNavi), is an electronic device found in Hoenn. It was produced by the Devon Corporation under the orders of Mr. Stone, who wanted to find a way to keep track of a Pokémon's feelings.
In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Mr. Stone gives the player one as a reward for recovering the Devon Goods from Team Aqua or Team Magma. They appear to be small, compact-disc-shaped devices. It was introduced in Generation III. Similar devices are the Pokégear, the Pokétch, and the C-Gear.
The PokéNav displays a map of Hoenn, along with the current location of its owner. It is also possible to zoom in to display a basic layout of towns and cities with important buildings differentiated by color.
- Main article: List of Trainer's Eye Trainers
In Ruby and Sapphire, the PokéNav will keep track of 69 unique Trainers and alert the user when they want a rematch. The only requirement is that the player must have obtained five Badges first. It also has information on Gym Leaders and Pokémon League members, though they cannot be battled through this function.
After obtaining the Balance Badge. if the player is on a map with eligible Trainers, each Trainer on the map has a separate 31% chance to demand a rematch every 255 steps.
- Main article: List of Trainer's Eye Trainers
In Pokémon Emerald, the Trainer's Eyes function is replaced by the Match Call function. In addition to the features of the Trainer's Eyes, Match Call allows its user to call anyone who has had their PokéNav registered with the user, similar to the cell-phone feature of the Pokégear. An advantage that the Match Call has over Trainer's Eyes is that after any of the unique Trainers are defeated, they typically identify themselves and have their number listed, which makes it easier to know where they are. However, in order to register Match Call-registrable Trainers who were battled prior to receipt of the PokéNav, the user will need to manually seek out and talk to said Trainers. The Match Call can also keep track of more Trainers than Trainer's Eyes, including having a few other non-Trainers, like the player's mother and Professor Birch, listed.
Each Gym Leader has four teams, ordered from lowest levels to highest levels, and they will use each team after the player defeats their previous team. All teams contain Pokémon outside the Hoenn Pokédex. However, the teams won't progress if the player hasn't done the New Mauville sidequest, and Wattson won't be available at all.
In the anime
Max received a PokéNav in There's no Place Like Hoenn, given to him by his father as a traveling gift. During the group's adventures, the PokéNav was useful for their travels through Hoenn and Kanto. However, the device performs poorly in areas with particularly strong magnetic fields, like the Forbidden Forest. The PokéNav also isn't waterproof, as seen when Max spilled orange juice onto the device in Stairway to Devon.
During the Ever Grande Conference, several new functions of the PokéNav were revealed. Max used it to keep track of the battle rounds and record statistics on various Trainers like Clark, as seen in Shocks and Bonds.
In the manga
The PokéNav first appeared in Tongue-Tied Kecleon, where Ruby received one from Wally as thanks for helping him catch his first Pokémon, a Kecleon. Like in the games, the device contains information regarding the map of the Hoenn region, and can view a Pokémon's condition, stats, and current level.
Pokémon Pocket Monsters
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the PokéNav in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|EX Ruby & Sapphire
|Mudkip Constructed Starter Deck
|Torchic Constructed Starter Deck
|Treecko Constructed Starter Deck
|Flygon Constructed Starter Deck
|Salamence Constructed Starter Deck
|Metagross Constructed Starter Deck
|Lucario Quarter Deck
|EX Crystal Guardians
|Ocean's Kyogre ex Constructed Starter Deck
|Earth's Groudon ex Constructed Starter Deck
- In Emerald, Scott cannot be called while he is in the Battle Frontier, as the game will state that it is out of the service area. However, any other Trainer may be called from the Battle Frontier, and other Trainers may call the player.
- Early advertisements and articles promoting Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire show an early version of the PokéNav. It has a completely different appearance, with a square screen and D-pad, and bears a resemblance to the original Game Boy.
In other languages
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