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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.
 
====Generation III====
=====Manual activation=====
[[File:Bag Itemfinder Sprite.png‎|frame|right]]
In {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, the Itemfinder can be used to find hidden items.
 
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the [[Pokétch]]'s {{DL|Pokétch|Dowsing Machine}} app replaces the functions of the Dowsing Machine.
 
[[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.
 
=====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 {{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.
 
[[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.
 
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===Appearance===
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:RG Itemfinder.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | {{bag|Itemfinder}}
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | {{bag|Dowsing MCHN IV}}
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Pokéwalker Dowsing Machine.png]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | {{bag|Dowsing MCHN}}
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | {{bag|Dowsing Machine XY}}
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | {{bag|Dowsing Machine ORAS}}
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| Artwork from<br>{{color2|000|Generation I}}
| {{color2|000|Bag}} sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Generation III}}
| {{color2|000|Bag}} sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|HeartGold and SoulSilver}}
| Sprite from the<br>{{color2|000|Pokéwalker}}
| {{color2|000|Bag}} sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Generation V}}
| {{color2|000|Bag}} sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon X and Y|X and Y}}
| {{color2|000|Bag}} sprite from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine XY.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine 2 XY.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine 3 XY.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine 4 XY.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine 5 XY.png|x100px]]
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| colspan=5 | Overworld models from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon X and Y|X and Y}}
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| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine ORAS.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine 2 ORAS.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine 3 ORAS.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine 4 ORAS.png|x100px]]
| style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{Key items color dark}}; background: #{{Key items color light}}; width:96px; height:96px" | [[File:Dowsing Machine 5 ORAS.png|x100px]]
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| colspan=5 | Overworld models from<br>{{color2|000|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}
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