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Dowsing Machine

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====Generation III====
Generation III marks the first time that the Itemfinder shows the direction and closeness of an item.
====Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald====
=====Pokémon 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!''"
When operating the Itemfinder under normal circumstances, text will appear stating that there is no item around which reads: "''... ... ... ...Nope! There's no response.''"
=====Pokémon 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 sixfive to eight tiles away from the hidden item and four arrows when the player is within four tiles away fromof the item. A musical chime will sound for each arrow that appears. The text used when operating the Itemfinder remains untouched from {{game2|Pokémon Ruby|, Sapphire| and 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:
In {{g|X and Y}} and {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, the Dowsing Machine works entirely differently from previous titles.
=====Pokémon X and Y=====
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.
=====Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire=====
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.