Pokémon ORAS Bright Powder: Locations + Uses

Battle Maison exchange corner with Brightpowder
All Bright Powder Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 48 BP Yes
2 Held item (5% chance) from Wild Pokémon:

  • Wurmple – Route 101, Route 102, Route 104, Petalburg Woods
  • Volbeat – Route 117
  • Illumise – Route 117

There are two ways to obtain Bright Powder in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

The first method is to head over to the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner and trade 48 Battle Points (BP) for it. This is a repeatable method.

Alternatively, you can steal a Bright Powder from wild Wurmple, Volbeat, or Illumise using TM46 Thief. While Wurmple can be found on any of the early routes in the game, Volbeat and Illumise are only available on Route 117.

Method 1: Battle Maison’s BP Shop

The Battle Maison operates similarly to the Battle Tower from previous generations. Although this is only open to you in the post-game after you beat the Pokémon League.

If you don’t know where the Battle Maison is, just head over to the Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center to get started.

Step 1: From the Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center, proceed slightly east and then head up the staircase at the nearby intersection.

Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon ORAS
Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center

Step 2: After going up the stairs, just keep going north and enter the Battle Maison.

Outside the Battle Maison / Pokémon ORAS
Outside the Battle Maison

Step 3: Once you’re inside you’ll see two staircases going upstairs. Head up the right one.

Inside the Battle Maison / Pokémon ORAS
Inside the Battle Maison

Step 4: On the second floor you’ll find one of the Exchange Service Corner’s attendants. If you’ve got at least 48 BP then you can purchase some Bright Powder from her.

Exchanging BP for useful items / Pokémon ORAS
Exchanging BP for useful items

Method 2: Stealing from Wild Wurmple, Volbeat, or Illumise

Using TM46 Thief on a wild Volbeat / Pokémon ORAS
Using TM46 Thief on a wild Volbeat

You can get Bright Powder as held items taken from wild Wurmple, Volbeat, or Illumise.

Refer to the table below for the routes where you can find each of these Pokémon. You can find them in any patch of tall grass in those routes.

Pokémon Location Encounter Rate
Wurmple Route 101 40%
Route 102 30%
Route 104 40%
Petalburg Woods 30%
Volbeat Route 117 (OR) 4%
Route 117 (AS) 20%
Illumise Route 117 (OR) 20%
Route 117 (AS) 4%
Locations where Wurmple, Volbeat, and Illumise can be found / Pokémon ORAS
Locations where Wurmple, Volbeat, and Illumise can be found

When you encounter any of these Pokémon in the wild, there’s a 5% chance it will be holding a Bright Powder. By using a Pokémon with TM46 Thief you can steal the item from it.

Tip: If you want to speed up this process then take a look at our guide on optimizing your party for held item farming.

To further increase the chances of finding a Bright Powder you can use your DexNav’s Detector Mode. It’s fairly simple:

Using the DexNav’s Detector Mode / Pokémon ORAS
Using the DexNav’s Detector Mode

After catching a specific species of Pokémon, you can use the DexNav to track more of the same species in the wild.

Each encounter with this Pokémon, regardless of whether you catch it, will increase the DexNav’s search level. As this level rises the likelihood of encountering Pokémon carrying items also increases.

What Does Bright Powder Do?

In-game details for Bright Powder / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Bright Powder

Bright Powder is a held item that reduces opponents’ move accuracy by 10% when they target the holder. It functions similarly to the Lax Incense.

While a 10% reduction in accuracy may appear insignificant, it can still have a notable impact during battles. It is particularly effective against opponents whose movesets rely on high-power, lower-accuracy moves such as Hurricane, Focus Blast, or Stone Edge.

This item can potentially cause your opponent to miss a crucial turn, making it a decisive factor in winning or losing a battle.

But for moves that are already perfectly accurate, the effect of Bright Powder may be less noticeable – as these moves rarely miss even with the slight accuracy reduction.

Due to its situational nature, Bright Powder isn’t always useful during a typical playthrough. So there may be better items you should be running instead.

Tip: In competitive battles it would common to see Bright Powder paired with the Sand Veil ability on Pokémon like Garchomp. Sand Veil enhances evasion during a sandstorm, making it even more challenging for opponents to land accurate moves consistently.


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