In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, you can obtain Binding Bands at the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner in exchange for 48 BP. This is the only way to obtain Binding Bands in the game.
But you can get multiple copies from the Exchange Service Corner, so you’re able to get as many Binding Bands as you’d want.
Binding Bands from the BP Shop
This requires you to have access to the Battle Maison, which is 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.
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 Binding Bands.
Here’s a complete list of items offered as prizes by the attendant on the right:
|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|
How the Binding Band Works
The Binding Band is a held item that increases the damage caused by the secondary effect of binding moves. These moves deal a flat amount of damage for 4-5 turns that also prevent the target from switching out.
The following moves are classified as binding moves:
With the Binding Band, binding moves now deal damage equal to 1/6 (around 16.67%) of the target’s maximum HP at the end of every turn. Without it, the move would only deal 1/8 (12.5%) of the target’s maximum HP.
In competitive battles, the Binding Band sees little to no play.
This is because binding moves are almost never used. Most binding moves have low base power and aren’t even 100% accurate, so it’s tough to justify running them.
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