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Devon Corporation (Japanese: デボンコーポレーション Devon Corporation) is a large company that is based in Rustboro City in Hoenn. Most of the locals just shorten the name to "Devon". It was a small company many years ago, but has grown by leaps and bounds. It has grown to be the Hoenn equivalent to Kanto's Silph Co. The Devon Corporation is headquartered in a large stone building in the northern section of town.
Devon makes many useful products, many of them geared towards Pokémon training. The company is responsible for creating the new types of Poké Balls chiefly found in Hoenn.
The Devon Corporation also developed a process to revive Pokémon from Fossils. It can be assumed that this process developed independently of the one at Cinnabar Island's Labs and the one done in the Sinnoh region.
The current president of the Devon Corporation is Mr. Stone.
The amazing Pokémon Producer Machine
This machine allows for an extinct Pokémon to be brought back to life by utilizing DNA preserved in a Pokémon fossil. It has five capsules that are filled with an orange liquid called Creation Fluid. When a Pokémon Fossil is put inside the fluid, the machine extracts its data, which is analyzed in a high-power supercomputer. The result is a blueprint for the Pokémon; from this blueprint, the corporation grows a regenerated Pokémon.
In the anime, it is still in progress, but in the games it is functional.
Inventions in progress
The Pokémon Dream Projector makes a visual projection of Pokémon dreams.
The Pokémon Transformer turns people into Pokémon.
The Pokémon Speaker allows communication with Pokémon.
In the games
The player can bring Fossils to a scientist located on the second floor to get it restored. Engineers on the second floor are working on developing devices that allow people to talk to Pokémon, as well as one that visually reproduces the dreams of Pokémon; in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the scientist working on visually reproducing the dreams of Pokémon mentions that his rival far away is also working on the same project.
According to a Scientist in the Team Magma HideoutOR/Team Aqua HideoutAS, TabithaOR/ShellyAS used to work for Devon Corporation.
The Devon Corporation was previously run by Mr. Stone's grandfather, who decided to use the Infinity Energy of the ultimate weapon in order to help people and Pokémon. The Devon Parts were parts for a submarine to allow it to be powered by Infinity Energy. The rockets launched from the Mossdeep Space Center use Infinity Energy by utilizing Devon technology.
The player's first encounter with Devon Corporation occurs in Petalburg Woods, when approached by a Devon researcher who claims to be looking for wild Shroomish. The researcher is then attacked by a member of Team MagmaROR or Team AquaSEAS, whom the player must battle in order to prevent the Devon GoodsRSE/Devon PartsORAS from being stolen.
After defeating Roxanne, the same researcher can be seen chasing after a Team MagmaROR or Team AquaSEAS thief who has managed to steal the Devon Goods/Devon Parts from him. After chasing the thief to the Rusturf Tunnel and defeating him, the player will automatically be taken to the 3F of the Devon Corporation (which was previously inaccessible) upon returning the Devon Goods/Devon Parts to the researcher. Here, Mr. Stone, the company president, asks the player deliver the Devon Goods/Devon Parts to Captain Stern in Slateport City and a Letter for Steven in Granite Cave. In return for accepting these favors, Mr. Stone presents the player with a PokéNav, or in Generation VI a Buzz Nav enhancement for the player's PokéNav Plus. In Generation III only, after delivering the Letter, the player will also receive an Exp. Share upon speaking to Mr. Stone again. Additionally, the researcher will stand outside the Rusturf Tunnel and give the player a Repeat Ball after delivering the Devon Goods/Devon Parts.
In Pokémon Emerald, a researcher will install the Match Call feature onto the player's PokéNav when exiting the building after talking to Mr. Stone for the first time. The player will then be prompted to call Mr. Stone who explains the feature in brief detail and claims that the player seems quite happy as he is watching from a window in his 3F office.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, bringing the Intriguing Stone to Mr. Stone will reveal that it is really Pidgeotite, which the player will then receive.
During the Delta Episode, after receiving Steven's call in Petalburg City, Steven will be waiting outside the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro City for the player, escorting the player to Mr. Stone's office when they arrive.
In his office, Mr. Stone tells the player about the history of the Devon Corporation, then asks the player to retrieve a Meteorite Shard from Granite Cave. Throughout the Delta Episode, Mr. Stone mentions where Steven has most recently headed to.
After listening to Zinnia's grandmother at Meteor Falls, Steven heads to the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro City. When the players arrives there, a scientist runs out the door, running away from a Team Aqua Grunt. That grunt then challenges the player, followed by a second and third grunt, all of whom run away after their own defeat. After defeating the third grunt, the scientist reveals that the device to control the Link Cable was stolen by CourtneyOR/MattAS and that Steven has headed off to the Mossdeep Space Center.
In the anime
Devon Corporation in the anime
Ash and his friends visit the Devon Corporation in Stairway to Devon.
In the manga
Devon Corporation in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire
The Devon Corporation serves similar purposes in Pokémon Adventures as in the games. The "Devon Goods" was actually a metal tube that allowed Captain Stern's submarine to withstand the pressure of deeper sea water. Mr. Stone was ambushed by Team Aqua while heading to Slateport from Rustboro, and the metal tube was stolen. The letter to Steven contained the then-undeciphered code required to unlock the legendary golems in case Kyogre and Groudon clashed with each other again. Sapphire was instructed to deliver this letter but only managed to do so when Kyogre and Groudon did clash, and she was saved temporarily from the burst of energy by Steven.
In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga
Devon Corporation appeared in Let's Invite Something New! Go! Go! Go!.
- The Pokémon Transformer may be a reference to Bill's machine that turned him into a Pokémon.
- A scientist working for the Devon Corporation in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald mentions that he is trying to create a device that visually reproduces the dreams of Pokémon, but that he is not succeeding. Likewise, in the anime, Devon is trying to construct a Dream Visualizer. Both of these sound similar to the function of the Pokémon Dream World, a feature in Generation V. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the scientist mentions that his rival, who lives far away, is also working on the project.
- In the anime, Devon Corporation's anime headquarters resemble Toronto City Hall.
- Devon Corporation is named after the English county of Devon. The reason to adopt Devon seems to be related to Devonian.