|Blue Orb Location
|Sootopolis City – Gift from Team Aqua Leader Archie after battling Kyogre in the Cave of Origin
|Mt Pyre’s Summit – Gift from Elders after defeating Team Magma Admin Courtney
The Blue Orb, which functions as Kyogre’s Mega Stone, will be given to you at different points in the game depending on which version you’re playing.
In Alpha Sapphire, Archie will give you the Blue Orb in Sootopolis City after you battle Kyogre in the Cave of Origin.
If you’re playing Omega Ruby, the Elders on Mt. Pyre’s summit will entrust you with the Blue Orb after you defeat Team Magma Admin Courtney in a battle. This event happens some time after you obtain the sixth Gym Badge, but since Kyogre isn’t available in this version you might not be able to use it.
Blue Orb Location (Alpha Sapphire)
To obtain the Blue Orb in Alpha Sapphire, you need to progress to a specific point in the main story. So make sure you’ve:
- Obtained the seventh Gym Badge from Liza & Tate, Mossdeep City’s Gym Leaders
- Defeated Leader Archie in Seafloor Cavern and watch him awaken Kyogre with the Blue Orb
- Used HM07 Dive on Route 126 to gain access to Sootopolis City
Obtaining the Blue Orb in Sootopolis City (Step-by-Step)
Head to the northwest side of Sootopolis City to get started.
Step 1: Begin by approaching Steven and Wallace, which will trigger a cutscene in which you’ll receive the Aqua Suit from Team Aqua.
Step 2: After the cutscene concludes, head straight up through the Cave of Origin’s entrance.
Step 3: Once you’re inside the cave, start moving north up the hallway.
Step 4: Keep moving north until you encounter the staircase leading to the lower level.
Step 5: Descend the stairs, turn left, and follow the path straight up.
Step 6: Ignore the left path for the time being. Instead, proceed along the hallway and turn right at the corner.
Step 7: Head eastward until you reach another staircase leading to the lower floor.
Step 8: On this floor, make your way to the bottom-right side of the hallway by going down two sets of stairs near you.
Step 9: After reaching the bottom-right corner, turn left and proceed westward.
Step 10: At the end of the path, descend another set of stairs to the next floor.
Step 11: From the staircase, head north, and follow the path until you discover another staircase in the top-left corner of the hallway.
Step 12: Then head south, proceeding towards the hallway’s southern side.
Step 13: Turn left at the bottom-right corner and descend the final staircase.
Step 14: On this floor, approach the room’s center, initiating another cutscene.
Step 15: During the cutscene you’ll get to wear the Aqua Suit. This will allow Kyogre to transport you safely to the cave’s deepest area.
Step 16: After the cutscene, you’ll have an opportunity to save before battling Kyogre. If you’re ready, interact with Kyogre to start the battle.
Step 17: In a cutscene, Kyogre undergoes Primal Reversion to transform into Primal Kyogre.
This is your opportunity to catch it!
If you accidentally defeat it, you’ll have another chance to catch it again later on. Alternatively, you can reload an earlier save file.
Step 18: After catching or defeating Kyogre, one last lengthy cutscene will play. Eventually Archie will give you the Blue Orb.
Blue Orb Location (Omega Ruby)
To obtain the Blue Orb in Omega Ruby, you need to progress to a specific point in the main story. So, make sure you’ve:
- Obtained the sixth Gym Badge from Winona, Fortree City’s Gym Leader
- Gained access to Mt. Pyre, a Pokémon memorial site located on Route 122
Obtaining the Blue Orb on Mt. Pyre (Step-by-Step)
Proceed to Mt. Pyre by using the entrance at the base of the mountain to get started.
Step 1: As you ascend the structure inside Mt. Pyre, you’ll eventually reach its exterior. Follow the narrow path until you reach Mt. Pyre’s summit.
Step 2: Near the path to the summit, defeat the two Team Magma Grunts so you can go up the staircase.
|Team Magma Grunt
|Team Magma Grunt
|Fire / Ground
Step 3: As you climb the stairs, defeat one more Team Magma Grunt to proceed.
|Team Magma Grunt
|Poison / Flying
Step 4: Once you beat the third Grunt, go up and approach the stairs.
A cutscene will play in which Team Magma Leader Maxie steals the Red Orb. Then he’ll escape and ask Magma Admin Courtney to battle you.
|Team Magma Admin Courtney
|Fire / Ground
Step 5: After you win, Team Magma will leave and the Elders will give you the Blue Orb. However, Kyogre isn’t obtainable in Omega Ruby. So you’ll need someone with Pokémon Alpha Sapphire to trade you a Kyogre to use the Blue Orb.
How does the Blue Orb Work?
Unlike in previous generations, the Blue Orb in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is now classified as a Held Item, not a Key Item.
The Blue Orb now works similarly to a Mega Stone, but not exactly the same.
When Kyogre holds it, the item triggers its transformation into Primal Kyogre as soon as it enters battle.
Also, it’s important to note that using the Blue Orb to transform Kyogre doesn’t count as your one allowed Mega Evolution in each battle. This means you can still use Mega Evolution on a different Pokemon in the same battle where the Blue Orb was used.
Is Primal Kyogre Worth Using?
With its new form, Primal Kyogre ranks among the most overpowered Pokémon in the game alongside Primal Groudon and Mega Rayquaza.
In competitive battles where Legendary Pokémon are allowed, most winning teams use Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre due to how valuable they are.
When Primal Reversion occurs, Kyogre transforms into Primal Kyogre and its base stats increase significantly. Additionally, Primal Kyogre also gains an exclusive signature ability, Primordial Sea, which creates the Heavy Rain weather until it leaves the battle.
If you want to use Primal Kyogre in your team, consider the following:
Primal Kyogre’s Offensive Prowess. Primal Kyogre’s exceptionally high Special Attack and wide movepool make it a powerhouse that can easily take care of teams with ease. Besides Water-type moves, it has access to powerful moves like Thunder, Earthquake, Ice Beam, and even Calm Mind for potential sweeping.
Benefits of Primordial Sea. Similar to the ever-popular Rain weather, Primal Kyogre’s Heavy Rain has an added benefit of completely nullifying Fire-type attacks when active. However, this effect doesn’t benefit Kyogre itself too much compared to Groudon’s Desolate Land. Only Primal Groudon or Mega Rayquaza’s abilities can change this weather, preventing other weather setters from affecting it.
Potent Water-type STAB Moves. Kyogre’s new signature move, Origin Pulse, is essentially a more powerful, but less accurate, Surf. It can also learn Water Spout, and with the Water-type boost provided by Heavy Rain, Kyogre can certainly deal a lot of damage.
Primal Kyogre as an Enabler for Rain Teams. In Double Battles, Primal Kyogre pairs well with Pokémon that take advantage of the Heavy Rain. Water-type moves get a boost, and moves such as Thunder and Hurricane gain perfect accuracy under Heavy Rain.
Limited Use in Most Formats. While Primal Kyogre doesn’t have any major weaknesses in battle, its use is often limited. In many battle rules and formats, a lot of Legendary Pokémon are usually banned. They’re not even permitted in the Super Singles/Doubles format in the Battle Maison.