Map equipment, sometimes called navigational items, are an essential part of the Pokémon journey that most trainers undertake.
So far, there have been four types of map equipment, each specific to a particular region, and each with different features from its counterparts. However, one thing constant among the four is a display for the map of the region.
- For Kanto, the map equipment is a simple Town Map.
- For Johto, the map equipment is the multifunction PokéGear.
- For Hoenn, the map equipment is the PokéNav, which also helps trainers in Pokémon Contests as well as giving directions.
- For Sinnoh, the map equipment is the ridiculously-inclusive Pokétch, with 22 different functions available to users.