The Map Card is an early-game item that activates your PokéGear’s Map function. With it, you can orient yourself around Johto and Kanto.
You’ll get the Map Card from an old man near the eastern entrance to Cherrygrove City. Just accept his offer to show you around town, and he’ll give you the Map Card for keeping him company.
Most players will talk to him and get the Map Card when they first visit the city, but it’s possible to miss it. Don’t worry though, you can come back for this item at any point.
Getting the Map Card
You’ll get the Map Card from an old man standing around southeast of Cherrygrove City’s Pokémon Center.
Talk to him and he’ll offer to teach you a few things that rookie trainers would find useful.
Accept his offer and he’ll show you around Cherrygrove City.
He’ll take you on a little tour of town that finished in front of his house. There, he’ll give you the Map Card as thanks for listening to his story and advice.
How Does the Map Work?
The Map Card allows you to check out a map of the entire region on your PokéGear.
With it, you can:
- See your current location.
- Get a basic idea of how everything is connected.
- Figure out where to go next.
This PokéGear feature works equally in Johto and Kanto. It automatically shows you the correct map corresponding to your current location.
To access it, choose your PokéGear from the START menu and navigate to the Map tab.