How To Get The Big Root in Pokémon ORAS

Healing HP in battle by using Big Root (Pokémon ORAS)

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is only one Big Root to obtain. You can get it by showing off any Grass-type Pokémon in your party to a little girl NPC located on Route 123.

Her location is a bit out of the way, so we’ll show you exactly how to reach her with screenshots below.

The Big Root Location (Step-by-Step)

Route 123 is a long route connected to Route 118 in the west and Route 122 in the northeast.

When you enter Route 118, you’ll notice some ledges in the middle of Route 123 that prevent you from traveling west to east. But the NPC you’re looking for is on the eastern side of Route 123.

This means you’ll have to visit Route 122 first, and then enter Route 123 from there to explore the route in its entirety. The little girl that gives you the Big Root is on Route 123’s east side, so you’ll have to enter Route 123 through its northeast entrance (which we’ll cover below).

Before heading there, here’s what you have to do first:

  • Get any Grass-type Pokémon into your party
  • Have Access to Route 121
  • Bring a Pokémon with Surf

If you’re all set, head over to Route 121.

Step 1: Start following the path heading east.

Route 121 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Route 121

Step 2: Head down the stairs, and use the route’s south exit.

Exiting Route 121 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Exiting Route 121

Step 3: Use Surf on Route 122.

Surf spot in Route 122 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Surf spot in Route 122

Step 4: Follow the path heading south until Mt. Pyre’s entrance is visible.

Surfing around Mt Pyre / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Surfing around Mt Pyre

Step 5: Disembark on the opposite side of Mt. Pyre’s entrance. This will bring you onto Route 123 — just keep going south from here.

Route 122’s south exit / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Route 122’s south exit

Step 6: Talk to the little girl on the right beside the berry trees. Once you show her the Grass-type in your party, she’ll give you the Big Root held item.

Big Root’s location / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Big Root’s location from girl NPC

How Big Root Works

If a Pokémon holding a Big Root uses a move that drains HP, it restores 30% more HP than normal. All of the moves listed below are classified as draining moves:

Move Type Power Accuracy
Absorb Grass 20 100%
Drain Punch Fighting 75 100%
Draining Kiss Fairy 50 100%
Dream Eater Psychic 100 100%
Giga Drain Grass 75 100%
Horn Leech Grass 75 100%
Leech Life Bug 20 100%
Mega Drain Grass 40 100%
Oblivion Wing Flying 80 100%
Parabolic Charge Electric 65 100%

Additionally, status moves that restore HP (like Leech Seed, Ingrain and Aqua Ring) also work with Big Root, making the user regain 30% more HP than it otherwise would.

In competitive battles, the Big Root is almost never used. It is overshadowed by Leftovers, a better held item for recovery. Even a Sitrus Berry is a lot better in most situations.

So it would be better to boost the damage you deal from draining moves to increase healing than running Big Root as a held item.


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