How To Get Ability Capsules in Pokémon ORAS

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There are two ways to obtain an Ability Capsule in ORAS.

  1. You can purchase one for 200 BP at the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner (best method)
  2. Or you also have a small chance (1%) to get one from Wally after defeating him in a rematch at the Battle Maison

Using an Ability Capsule on a Pokémon changes its Ability from one of its standard Abilities to its other standard Ability.

If the Pokémon you use it on only has one standard Ability, it won’t have any effect. And the Ability Capsule will never change a standard Ability to a Hidden Ability.

You can only use an Ability Capsule from the Bag outside of combat. It is consumed after use.

Only use an Ability Capsule when you have to. The best use for it is to change the ability of an otherwise perfect, battle-ready Pokémon. Or shiny Pokémon with the wrong standard ability are also an excellent time to use an Ability Capsule.

Method 1: Battle Maison BP Shop

Outside the Battle Maison Replica / Pokemon ORAS
Outside the Battle Maison Replica

This method requires you to have access to the Battle Maison, located at the Battle Resort. It’s the island accessible after the player obtains the S.S. Ticket, which is obtained after completing the Delta Episode.

The Battle Maison is a battle facility like the Battle Tower in other generations. Winning battles here grant BP or Battle Points, which you can exchange for various items at the Exchange Service Corner, located in the entrance hall.

Exchanging BP for useful items / Pokemon ORAS
Exchanging BP for useful items

Two attendants sell different types of rare items for BP. The right attendant sells held items used in battle, while the left attendant sells Vitamins, EV training items, and evolution items. This also includes the Ability Capsule.

Here’s a complete list of items offered as prizes by the attendant on the left:

Item Price Item Price
HP Up 2 BP Power Anklet 16 BP
Protein 2 BP Protector 32 BP
Iron 2 BP Up-Grade 32 BP
Calcium 2 BP Dubious Disk 32 BP
Zinc 2 BP Electirizer 32 BP
Carbos 2 BP Magmarizer 32 BP
Power Weight 16 BP Reaper Cloth 32 BP
Power Bracer 16 BP Whipped Dream 32 BP
Power Belt 16 BP Sachet 32 BP
Power Lens 16 BP Rare Candy 48 BP
Power Band 16 BP Ability Capsule 200 BP

Method 2: Rematch with Wally in Battle Resort

Challenging Rival Wally / Pokemon ORAS
Challenging Rival Wally

This method only works if you’ve achieved a 50-win streak in the Battle Maison.

When you do, Wally will appear in the lobby of the Battle Maison for a rematch with you. He will challenge you with a pretty powerful team:

Wally’s Team (First Rematch)

Pokémon Altaria Lv. 64 Delcatty Lv. 64 Roserade Lv. 64 Magnezone Lv. 64 Gallade Lv. 66
Type Dragon / Flying Normal Grass / Poison Electric / Steel Psychic / Fighting
Ability Natural Cure Cute Charm Poison Point Sturdy Steadfast
Held Item None None None None None
  • Aerial Ace
  • Safeguard
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Cotton Guard
  • Sing
  • Disarming Voice
  • Charm
  • Feint Attack
  • Synthesis
  • Leech Seed
  • Petal Blizzard
  • Toxic
  • Screech
  • Tri Attack
  • Discharge
  • Flash Cannon
  • Psycho Cut
  • Slash
  • Close Combat
  • Swords Dance

After being defeated for the first time, he will occasionally reappear in the same spot to rechallenge you. This time, he’s using his strongest team yet:

Wally’s Team (Second Rematch Onwards)

Pokémon Roserade Lv. 79 Talonflame Lv. 79 Azumarill Lv. 79 Magnezone Lv. 79 Garchomp Lv. 79 Gallade Lv. 81
Type Grass / Poison Fire / Flying Water / Fairy Electric / Steel Dragon / Ground Psychic / Fighting
Ability Poison Point Gale Winds Huge Power Sturdy Rough Skin Steadfast
Held Item Bright Powder Life Orb Assault Vest Air Balloon Rocky Helmet Galladite
  • Shadow Ball
  • Leech Seed
  • Petal Blizzard
  • Poison Jab
  • Brave Bird
  • Flare Blitz
  • Steel Wing
  • Tailwind
  • Aqua Jet
  • Play Rough
  • Aqua Tail
  • Iron Tail
  • Thunder Wave
  • Discharge
  • Reflect
  • Flash Cannon
  • Dragon Claw
  • Crunch
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Psycho Cut
  • Close Combat
  • Leaf Blade
  • Swords Dance

When you defeat him in a rematch, Wally has a 1% chance of giving you an Ability Capsule.

Wally’s location / Pokemon ORAS
Wally’s location


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