[Devon Corp.] was founded in 1963FD,
in Rustboro City, Hoenn. Having begun as a small mining company, Devon Corp. is
now responsible for the existence of a variety of
Pokéball designs, computer
systems and also a popular handheld device, the
It also made an advanced version of
Silph Co.'s Silph Scope.
Graham Stone, the current president of Devon Corp. is
highly interested with innovation, and many of his past ideas reflect that. Known creations included the
Pokémon Producer (early attempt at reviving fossilised Pokémon) in 1968, Pokémon Dream Visualiser in 1976, the PokéCom (a Pokémon speech translation device) in 1980 and the PokéForme (technology intended to enable a human being to become a Pokémon) in 1987.
There was also research into
Aura as a means to propel vehicles.
However, biological and technological knowledge at the time was not advanced enough to
take these prototypes to a functional state, and they were shelved in favour of more reachable goals.
Schematics from some of these projects were
later sold to more impressionable engineers.