Pokémon ORAS Assault Vests: How They Work + How To Get Them

Assault Vest effect in battle (Pokémon ORAS)

You can only obtain Assaults Vest at the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner in exchange for 48 BP. The Assault Vest is a held item that raises the holder’s Special Defense by 50%, but it prevents the holder from using status moves.

Ever since its introduction in X and Y, the Assault Vest has been widely used in a lot of competitive teams. It’s great on a wide variety of Pokémon as its benefit is usually worth the cost.

Equipping an Assault Vest on Pokémon with naturally high Special Defense like Goodra can make them very difficult to get rid of.

On the flip side, the Assault Vest also works well with Pokémon that aren’t naturally Specially Defensive. A 50% boost is significant enough to make your Pokémon take more hits than it would have.

To make up for being unable to use Status Moves, be sure to have your Pokémon learn a wide variety of moves for good coverage.

Getting an Assault Vest from the BP Shop

Outside the Battle Maison Replica / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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 you get 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 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Exchanging BP for useful items

Two attendants sell different types of rare items for BP.

The left attendant sells Vitamins, EV training items, and evolution items. The right attendant sells held items used in battle, including Assault Vests.

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

Item Price Item Price
Flame Orb 16 BP Choice Band 48 BP
Toxic Orb 16 BP Choice Scarf 48 BP
Absorb Bulb 32 BP Choice Specs 48 BP
Cell Battery 32 BP Expert Belt 48 BP
Eject Button 32 BP Focus Band 48 BP
Luminous Moss 32 BP Focus Sash 48 BP
Power Herb 32 BP Iron Ball 48 BP
Red Card 32 BP Life Orb 48 BP
Ring Target 32 BP Muscle Band 48 BP
Snowball 32 BP Razor Claw 48 BP
Weakness Policy 32 BP Razor Fang 48 BP
White Herb 32 BP Safety Goggles 48 BP
Air Balloon 48 BP Scope Lens 48 BP
Assault Vest 48 BP Wide Lens 48 BP
Binding Band 48 BP Wise Glasses 48 BP
Bright Powder 48 BP Zone Lens 48 BP


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