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[[File:RG Itemfinder.png|thumb|180px|Itemfinder artwork from {{game|Red and Green|s}}]]
The '''Dowsing Machine''' (Japanese: '''ダウジングマシン''' ''Dowsing Machine''), referred to as the '''Itemfinder''' prior to [[Generation IV]] and as the '''Dowsing MCHN''' in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}} and the [[Generation V]] games, is a [[Key Item]] used to detect hidden items in the vicinity of the user. The way in which it detects items and provides feedback greatly varies between games.
 
==In the games==
===Price===
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{{ItemPrice|{{gameabbrev1|RGBY}}/{{gameabbrev1|RBY}}<br>{{gameabbrev2|GSC}}<br>{{gameabbrev3|RSEFRLG}}<br>{{gameabbrev4|DPPtHGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}<br>{{gameabbrev6|XYORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SM}}|N/A|N/A}}
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===Effect===
{{incomplete|section|More information on how it is used in Gen I-IV; image of touch screen from HGSS/Gen V}}
====Generation I====
A=====Manual form of the Itemfinder has been present in all main series {{pkmn|games}} since [[Generation I]].activation=====
A form of the Itemfinder has been present in all core series {{pkmn|games}} since [[Generation I]].
 
In====Generation {{game2|Red|Blue|Yellow}}, the Itemfinder is given out by one of [[Professor Oak]]'s aides in the [[gate]] on {{rt|11|Kanto}} if the {{player}} has 30 or more Pokémon caught in their [[Pokédex]]. It is a [[Key Item]].II====
=====Manual activation=====
In {{game2|Gold|Silver|Crystal}}, the Itemfinder is similar to that of Generation I. As with other Key Items starting in [[Generation II]], the Itemfinder can be [[Feature registration|set to the Select Button]] and easily accessed.
 
====Generation IIIII====
In=====Manual {{game2|Gold|Silver|Crystal}}, the Itemfinder is similar to that of Generation I. As with other Key Items in [[Generation II]] (and following), the Itemfinder can be set to the Select button and easily accessed. It is given out by a man in [[Ecruteak City]].activation=====
 
===Generation III===
[[File:Bag Itemfinder Sprite.png‎|frame|right]]
In {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, the Itemfinder iscan obtainedbe onused {{rt|110|Hoenn}}to afterfind defeatinghidden [[Professor Birch]]'s child, {{ga|May}} or {{ga|Brendan}}, in a battleitems.
 
In {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, the Itemfinder can be found in the same place as in Generation I; it is given out by one of [[Professor Oak]]'s aides in the [[gate]] on {{rt|11|Kanto}} if the {{player}} has 30 or more Pokémon caught in their [[Pokédex]]. Unlike in other games, there are some items which require the Itemfinder to be used to obtain them, rather than simply being easier to find using it. These items cannot be detected by the Itemfinder, except when standing on top of them, at which point the item will be automatically obtained. In total, there are six items that can be found using this method:
* The {{DL|Out-of-battle effect item|Soothe Bell}} in the [[Pokémon Tower]] after having rescued [[Mr. Fuji]]
* The {{DL|In-battle effect item|Leftovers}} on [[Route]]s {{rtn|12|Kanto}} and {{rtn|16|Kanto}} after having fought against each route's respective {{p|Snorlax}}
* The [[Sacred Ash]] on [[Navel Rock]] after having fought against {{p|Ho-Oh}}
 
====Generation IV====
=====Manual activation=====
The Dowsing Machines in [[Generation IV]] are slightly different to those of previous generations; they make use of the [[Nintendo DS]]'s touch screen.
 
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the [[Pokétch]]'s {{DL|Pokétch|Dowsing Machine}} app replaces the functions of the ItemfinderDowsing and is given at {{rt|207|Sinnoh}} by {{ga|Dawn}}/{{ga|Lucas}} upon arrival in the areaMachine.
 
[[File:Bag Dowsing MCHN IV Sprite.png|frame|right]]
In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, it is known as the '''Dowsing MCHN''' and again uses the touch screen to locate items. As with the Itemfinder in Gold and Silver, the Dowsing MCHN is obtained in [[Ecruteak City]].
 
=====Pokéwalker=====
[[File:Pokéwalker Dowsing Machine.png|frame|right]]
{{main|Pokéwalker#Dowsing Machine|Pokéwalker}}
On the [[Pokéwalker]] there is an option to use the Dowsing Machine, which allows the player to obtain items. It costs 3 {{OBP|watt|currency}}s to play. In this mini game, the player gets two guesses. After getting the first guess wrong, the game gives a message regarding whether the item is adjacent to the selected spot or not.
 
====Generation V====
=====Toggleable passive effect=====
[[File:Bag Dowsing MCHN Sprite.png|frame|right]]
In {{4v|Black|White}}, it is once again known as the Dowsing MCHN. While it still appears on the touch screen when in use, it no longer takes any input from stylus touches and uses the screen for display purposes only. Arrows show the direction of the place of the hidden item. In {{2v2|Black|White}}, it is received from [[Bianca]] after defeating the [[Nacrene Gym]]; in {{2v2|Black|White|2}}, it is received from Bianca in the [[gate]] connecting [[Castelia City]] with {{rt|4|Unova}}.
 
====Generation VI====
=====Toggleable passive effect=====
In {{g|X and Y}} and {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, the Dowsing Machine works entirely differently from previous titles.
 
[[File:Bag Dowsing Machine XY Sprite.png|frame|right]]
In X and Y, the Dowsing Machine takes the form of two rods that the player character holds in each hand that project the current forward. Once used, the rods project two streams of electric current in the air ahead as the character walks around. This current changes color depending on if the player is facing the direction of a hidden item and how close they are to it. The color cycles through blue, to green, to orange, with a musical chime playing when the color changes to let the player know they are getting close. When the player is directly in front of a hidden item, the electric currents cross each other and turn red, and a different musical chime plays. It is received on {{rt|8|Kalos}} from a woman after defeating the {{tc|Team Flare Grunt}}s in [[Glittering Cave]].
 
[[File:Bag Dowsing Machine ORAS Sprite.png|frame|right]]
In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Dowsing Machine is worn on the head with two electrodes protruding from the top. The electrodes change color as in X and Y as the player approaches a hidden item, and the electrodes turn red and vibrate when the player is directly in front of a hidden item. While wearing the Dowsing Machine, the player cannot sneak. The Dowsing Machine cannot be used [[underwater]] nor in most buildings. The player cannot ride a [[Bicycle]] or {{m|Surf}} and use the Dowsing Machine simultaneously. As in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the Dowsing Machine is obtained on {{rt|110|Hoenn}} after defeating [[Professor Birch]]'s child, {{ga|May}} or {{ga|Brendan}}, in a battle.
 
===Flavor textDescription===
{{movedesc|key items}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrevss|Stad}}|A machine for searching items on the ground.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev4|HGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}|It checks for unseen items in the area and makes noise and lights when it finds something.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev6|XY}}|It searches for hidden items in the area and emits different lights and sounds when it detects something.}}
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev6|ORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SM}}{{tt|*|Unobtainable}}|This high-tech machine shows the location of invisible items. It's attached to the head when in use.}}
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===Acquisition===
{{ItemAvailability/keyhead|key items}}
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| {{gameabbrev1|RGBY}}<br>{{gameabbrev1|RBY}}
| {{rt|11|Kanto}} (from [[Professor Oak]]'s aide in the [[gate]] if the {{player}} has 30 or more Pokémon caught in their [[Pokédex]])
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| {{gameabbrev2|GSC}}
| [[Ecruteak City]] (from a person in a house next to the [[Ecruteak Gym|Gym]])
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| {{gameabbrev3|RSE}}
| {{rt|110|Hoenn}} (from {{ga|Brendan}}/{{ga|May}} after defeating him/her)
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| {{gameabbrev3|FRLG}}
| {{rt|11|Kanto}} (from [[Professor Oak]]'s aide in the [[gate]] if the {{player}} has 30 or more Pokémon caught in their [[Pokédex]])
|-
| {{gameabbrev4|HGSS}}
| [[Ecruteak City]] (from a person in a house next to the [[Ecruteak Gym|Gym]])
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| {{gameabbrev5|BW}}
| [[Nacrene City]] (from [[Bianca]] after obtaining the {{Badge|Basic}})
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| {{gameabbrev5|B2W2}}
| [[Gate|Castelia Gate]] (between [[Castelia City]] and {{rt|4|Unova}}; from Bianca)
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| {{gameabbrev6|XY}}
| {{rt|8|Kalos}} (from a woman after clearing [[Glittering Cave]])
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| {{gameabbrev6|ORAS}}
| {{rt|110|Hoenn}} (from {{ga|Brendan}}/{{ga|May}} after defeating him/her)
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==In the anime==
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==Trivia==
* In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, some hidden items can only be revealed by touching their exact location on the Dowsing Machine, instead of just nearby it. These include the [[Odd Keystone]] hidden in [[Twinleaf Town]], the [[Suite Key]] at the Hotel Grand Lake, and hidden {{DL|Revive|Max Revive}}s.
 
==In other languages==