The Poké Radar is a key item used in the Pokémon series. First introduced in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl for the Nintendo DS, the Poké Radar has since been used in Pokémon Platinum and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. With the Poké Radar, players can find the exact location of Pokémon in the tall grass and increases the chance of finding a rare Pokémon. If some of the tall grass sparkles different colors when using it, the Pokémon that is in that location is shiny. It has a battery however and each time you use it, it runs out. You need to walk 50 steps to recharge it fully.