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Menu of the PokéNav in Pokémon Emerald

A Pokémon Navigator (Japanese: ポケモンナビゲーター Pokémon Navigator), more often referred to as PokéNav (Japanese: ポケナビ PokéNavi), is an electronic device found in Hoenn. It was produced by the Devon Corporation under the orders of Mr. Stone, who wanted to find a way to keep track of a Pokémon's feelings.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Mr. Stone gives the player one as a reward for recovering the Devon Goods from Team Aqua or Team Magma. They appear to be small, compact-disc-shaped devices. It was introduced in Generation III. Similar devices are the Pokégear, the Pokétch, and the C-Gear.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the PokéNav is replaced by the PokéNav Plus and is accessible from the start of the game.

They are chiefly useful for Trainers to contact and re-battle other Trainers, as well as for Coordinators to keep track of a Pokémon's status for Contests.



The PokéNav displays a map of Hoenn, along with the current location of its owner. It is also possible to zoom in to display a basic layout of towns and cities with important buildings differentiated by color.


The PokéNav checks the Cool, Beauty, Cute, Smart, and Tough condition of Pokémon in detail. It can be set to search only through party Pokémon, or all Pokémon owned combined.

Trainer's Eyes

Main article: List of Trainer's Eye Trainers

In Ruby and Sapphire, the PokéNav will keep track of 69 unique Trainers and alert the user when they want a rematch. The only requirement is that the player must have obtained five Badges first. It also has information on Gym Leaders and Pokémon League members, though they cannot be battled through this function.

After obtaining the Balance Badge. if the player is on a map with eligible Trainers, each Trainer on the map has a separate 31% chance to demand a rematch every 255 steps.

Match Call

Main article: List of Trainer's Eye Trainers

In Pokémon Emerald, the Trainer's Eyes function is replaced by the Match Call function. In addition to the features of the Trainer's Eyes, Match Call allows its user to call anyone who has had their PokéNav registered with the user, similar to the cell-phone feature of the Pokégear. An advantage that the Match Call has over Trainer's Eyes is that after any of the unique Trainers are defeated, they typically identify themselves and have their number listed, which makes it easier to know where they are. However, in order to register Match Call-registrable Trainers who were battled prior to receipt of the PokéNav, the user will need to manually seek out and talk to said Trainers. The Match Call can also keep track of more Trainers than Trainer's Eyes, including having a few other non-Trainers, like the player's mother and Professor Birch, listed.

After entering Hall of Fame, every 60th wild encounter, every 20th Trainer battle, and every 20th Battle Frontier battle, the game has 31% chance to make a Gym Leader rematch available.

Each Gym Leader has four teams, ordered from lowest levels to highest levels, and they will use each team after the player defeats their previous team. All teams contain Pokémon outside the Hoenn Pokédex. However, the teams won't progress if the player hasn't done the New Mauville sidequest, and Wattson won't be available at all.

In Pokémon Emerald, Trainers registered with the PokéNav's Match Call function will call more often if a Pokémon with the Ability Lightningrod leads the party.


The PokéNav will display the Ribbons the Pokémon have acquired, either via Contests or special events. This function can only be unlocked when a Pokémon gains a Ribbon.

In the anime

A PokéNav in the anime

Max received a PokéNav in There's no Place Like Hoenn, given to him by his father as a traveling gift. During the group's adventures, the PokéNav was useful for their travels through Hoenn and Kanto. However, the device performs poorly in areas with particularly strong magnetic fields, like the Forbidden Forest. The PokéNav also isn't waterproof, as seen when Max spilled orange juice onto the device in Stairway to Devon.

During the Ever Grande Conference, several new functions of the PokéNav were revealed. Max used it to keep track of the battle rounds and record statistics on various Trainers like Clark, as seen in Shocks and Bonds.

In The Right Place and The Right Mime, Tracey upgraded Max's PokéNav to allow it to locate the Battle Frontier facilities. Scott, the owner of the Battle Frontier, also has a PokéNav.

In the manga

A PokéNav in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

The PokéNav first appeared in Tongue-Tied Kecleon, where Ruby received one from Wally as thanks for helping him catch his first Pokémon, a Kecleon. Like in the games, the device contains information regarding the map of the Hoenn region, and can view a Pokémon's condition, stats, and current level.

Emerald arc

In Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise, Emerald was also revealed to own a PokéNav, which he used to check the levels and stats of the rental Pokémon he used at the Battle Factory.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Ruby was seen with a PokéNav in Something Happened!!! Let's Go After Pikachu!!.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the PokéNav in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
PokéNav T EX Ruby & Sapphire Uncommon 88/109 Expansion Pack Uncommon 052/055
      Mudkip Constructed Starter Deck   015/019
      Torchic Constructed Starter Deck   015/019
      Treecko Constructed Starter Deck   016/019
      Flygon Constructed Starter Deck   015/019
      Salamence Constructed Starter Deck   015/019
      Metagross Constructed Starter Deck   015/019
EX Emerald Uncommon 81/106 Lucario Quarter Deck   008/015
EX Crystal Guardians Uncommon 83/100 Ocean's Kyogre ex Constructed Starter Deck   011/016
      Earth's Groudon ex Constructed Starter Deck   013/016
PokéNav I Celestial Storm Uncommon 140/168 Champion Road U 058/066
Celestial Storm Rare Secret 181/168 Champion Road UR 085/066


  • In Emerald, Scott cannot be called while he is in the Battle Frontier, as the game will state that it is out of the service area. However, any other Trainer may be called from the Battle Frontier, and other Trainers may call the player.

In other languages


Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 神奇領航員 Shénqí Lǐnghángyuán *
神奇導覽器 Shénqí Dǎolǎnqì *
Denmark Flag.png Danish PokéNav
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch PokéNav
Finland Flag.png Finnish PokéNav
France Flag.png French PokéNav
Germany Flag.png German PokéNav
Italy Flag.png Italian PokéNav
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓 내비 Poké Navi*
포켓나비 PokéNavi*
Poland Flag.png Polish PokéNawigator*
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese PokéNavi (manga)
PokéNav (TCG)
Russia Flag.png Russian Навигатор Navigator
Покенав Pokénav*
Spain Flag.png Spanish PokéNav
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Poké-navigator*
Pokémon kartläsare*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hoa tiêu Pokémon

Pokémon Navigator

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢導航器 Pokémon Douhhòhnghei *
小精靈領航員 Síujīnglìhng Líhnghòhngyùhn
Mandarin 寶可夢導航器/宝可梦导航器 Pokémon Dǎohángqì *
宝可梦导航仪 Pokémon Dǎohángyí *
神奇寶貝領航員 Shénqí Bǎobèi Lǐnghángyuán *
神奇寶貝導覽器 Shénqí Bǎobèi Dǎolǎnqì *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon-stedfinder
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon-navigator
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-navigaattori
France Flag.png French Navigateur Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Navigator
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Navigator
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 네비게이터 Pokémon Navigator
Poland Flag.png Polish Pokémon Nawigator
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Navegador Pokémon
Russia Flag.png Russian Поке-навигатор Poké-navigator
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokénavegador
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-navigatör

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