The Silph Corporation is a company based in the Kanto region, whose aim is to provide tools essential to Pokémon Trainers: namely, Poké Balls, Technical Machines, and a rare Pokéball known as the Master Ball. It is perhaps known best for its invention of a device that enables invisible Pokémon to become visible, known as the Silph Scope. Their primary base of operations lies in Saffron City, and are rumored to own the entire Poké Mart franchise in the Pokémon World. The President of Silph Co. is an elderly man. During Generation IV, the Silph Co. logo was introduced in the form of a statue situated in the main foyer. Additionally, if the player defeats Giovanni, a scientist will gift the player with a Lapras.