PokéGear is a type of gadget found in Johto. It looks like a large, advanced, wristwatch.
The PokéGear displays the day of the week and the time.
The PokéGear will function like a cellphone, allowing the user to make calls to people that they've traded phone numbers with. This allows the player to talk to other characters and learn informaton from them, such as battling tips or when rare Pokémon appear.
|Bill||Goldenrod City||Calls when Bill's PC box is full.|
|Bird Keeper Jose||Route 26|
|Bird Keeper Vance||Route 44|
|Blackbelt Kenji||Route 45|
|Bug Catcher Arnie||Route 35||Calls during a Yanma swarm.|
|Bug Catcher Wade||Route 31|
|Camper Todd||Route 34|
|Cooltrainer Beth||Route 27|
|Cooltrainer Gaven||Route 27|
|Cooltrainer Reena||Route 26|
|Fisher Chris/Tully||Route 42||Crystal only: Gives Water Stones. (Note: His name was changed from Chris in Gold/Silver to Tully in Crystal because Chris is a default player name in Crystal version.)|
|Fisher Ralph||Route 32||Calls during a Qwilfish swarm.|
|Fisher Wilton||Route 44||Calls during a Remoraid swarm.|
|Hiker Anthony||Route 33||Calls during a Dunsparce swarm.|
|Hiker Parry||Route 45||Calls during a Marill swarm.|
|Juggler Irwin||Route 35|
|Lass Dana||Route 38||Crystal only: Gives Thunder Stones.|
|Mom||New Bark Town||Saves your money and buys items.|
|Picknicker Erin||Route 46|
|Pikcnicker Gina||Route 34||Crystal only: Gives Leaf Stones.|
|Picnicker Liz||Route 32|
|Pokéfan Beverley||National Park|
|Pokéfan Derek||Route 39|
|Professor Elm||New Bark Town||Calls about major events.|
|Schoolboy Alan||Route 36||Crystal only: Gives Fire Stones.|
|Schoolboy Chad||Route 38||Calls during a Snubbull swarm.|
|Schoolboy Jack||National Park|
|Sailor Huey||Olivine City|
|Youngster Joey||Route 30|
The PokéGear functions as a radio. This allows the player to get tips from Professor Oak and DJ Mary on Oak's Pokémon Talk, affect how active wild Pokémon are by playing Pokémon March or Pokémon Lullaby on the Pokémon Music station, or listen to the Lucky Channel to keep track of the Radio Tower's lottery promotion.
These functions must be unlocked by acquiring special expansion cards throughout the game.