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The Cosmos Stone Detector (sometimes Cosmos Stone Locator) is a device invented by Drs. Ancient and Cretacia under orders by Spectre. It can, in theory, pinpoint a Cosmos Stone's exact location in time and space. How the Space Pirates located the earlier Cosmos Stones before the Ancients' device was completed is never addressed, though was likely a similar but less precise device.

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Cosmos Stone Detector

In Alien Parent Trap (episode 50), the Space Pirates captured the D-Teams' parents and made Drs. Ancient and Cretacia build this device to help them locate the Cosmos Stones quicker and more efficiently. Naturally, they refuse to help, but are soon forced to start work after Gabbro threatens them with Torvosaurus ("You can either help us or you can help him, and all he wants is lunch.").

Because the captured scientists work as slow as they can, it takes until Desert Heat (episode 68) before a working model of the detector is ready, but this version can only show the Stones' general coordinates. As a result of this low accuracy, Spectre smashes it in anger the next episode ("You worthless piece of worthlessness!") and he makes the Ancients fix it.

A new (and larger) Cosmos Stone Detector is complete by The French Conniption (episode 71), decked out in ribbons and frill to appease and distract Spectre, but Dr. Ancient removes a small chip, disabling the device. Due to this, it gives multiple inaccurate locations in turn through All for One (episode 73), when Spectre first suspects sabotage.

In The Forestfire Effect (episode 76), Seth repairs it offscreen to locate the Black Cosmos Stone, and Gabbro is shown with a hand-held version of the device, but Spectre is later shown with the regular-sized one attached to a modified Pod Ship. It is destroyed by flaming rocks from a volcano in the next episode and ordered to be repaired yet again. However, Spectre manages to take all 7 Cosmos Stones from Seth following his double cross soon after, so the Detector no longer needed to be repaired.

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