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Dowsing Machine

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Generation III
====Generation III====
InGeneration {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}},III marks the first time that the Itemfinder canshows the bedirection usedand tocloseness findof hiddenan itemsitem.
====Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald====
In {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, the Itemfinder retains its previous mechanics from Generation I and II, requiring the hidden item to be "on-screen". However, the player will turn towards the direction of the hidden item after the chimes. The text when an item is near reads:"''Huh? The ITEMFINDER's responding! There's an item buried around here!''"
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====FireRed and LeafGreen====
In {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, the Itemfinder receives an upgrade in the form of arrows that point towards the hidden item. The amount of arrows is based on how close the player is to the hidden item: Two arrows when the player is six to eight tiles away from the hidden item and four arrows when the player is within four tiles away from the item. A musical chime will sound for each arrow that appears. The text used when operating the Itemfinder remains untouched from {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}.
There are also some items which require the Itemfinder to be used to obtain them, rather than simply being easier to find using it. These items can only be detected by the Itemfinder if the player is standing on top of them, at which point the item will be automatically obtained. When the Itemfinder is used on these tiles, three stars will appear above the player. In total, there are six items that can be found using this method:
* The [[Soothe Bell]] in the [[Pokémon Tower]] after having rescued [[Mr. Fuji]]
* The [[Leftovers]] on [[Route]]s {{rtn|12|Kanto}} and {{rtn|16|Kanto}} after having fought against each route's respective {{p|Snorlax}}
* The [[PP Max]] on [[Cape Brink]], located on a single patch of ground surrounded by the lake
* The [[Sacred Ash]] on [[Navel Rock]] after having fought against {{p|Ho-Oh}}
The text that appears when operating the Itemfinder over these spots is, as follows:"''Oh! The ITEMFINDER's shaking wildly! There's an item buried underfoot!''"
====Generation IV====