|Cell Battery Locations|
|1||Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 32 BP||Yes|
|2||Held item from wild Plusle (AS) or Minun (OR) found on Route 110 – 5% chance||Yes|
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire there are two repeatable ways to obtain the Cell Battery held item.
Method #1: The Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner will give you a Cell Battery for 32 Battle Points (BP). The Battle Maison is located at the Battle Resort.
Method #2: Use TM46 Thief to steal a Cell Battery as a held item on a wild Plusle or Minun (depending on the version you’re playing). Both can be found on Route 110.
Method 1: Battle Maison’s BP Shop
The Battle Maison operates similarly to the Battle Tower from previous generations.
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.
Step 2: After going up the stairs, just keep going north and enter the Battle Maison.
Step 3: Once you’re inside you’ll see two staircases going upstairs. Head up the right one.
Step 4: On the second floor you’ll find one of the Exchange Service Corner’s attendants. If you’ve got at least 32 BP then you can purchase a Cell Battery from her.
In the Exchange Service Corner, two attendants offer a wide variety of valuable items in exchange for BP.
The left attendant sells Vitamins, EV training items, and evolution items. The right attendant sells held items used in battles, including the Cell Battery.
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||Zoom Lens||48 BP|
Method 2: Stealing from Wild Plusle or Minun
A cost-free way to obtain Cell Batteries is to steal them from wild Plusle or Minun found on Route 110.
This route becomes accessible right after you deliver the Devon Parts to Captain Stern in the Oceanic Museum. But depending on which game you’re playing you’ll find a different electric-type rat Pokémon:
- If you’re playing Alpha Sapphire, you’ll find Plusle
- If you’re playing Omega Ruby, you’ll find Minun
They can appear in any patch of tall grass on Route 110.
Here’s the complete list of wild Pokémon available in the tall grass on this route:
|Route 110 Tall Grass|
|Wild Pokémon||Encounter Rate||Levels|
|Plusle (AS) / Minun (OR)||16%||11-13|
When you encounter a wild Plusle or Minun, there’s a 5% chance it will be holding a Cell Battery.
By using a Pokémon with TM46 Thief, you can steal the item from it.
Tip: If you want more details on how to optimally farm held items from wild Pokémon then check out this guide on optimizing your farming team.
DexNav Detector Mode
To increase the chances of finding a Cell Battery even more, use your 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.
How the Cell Battery Works
The Cell Battery is a consumable held item that raises the holder’s Attack stat by one stage when it is hit by an Electric-type move.
If a holder’s Attack is already at its maximum of +6, the Cell Battery won’t be triggered. Here’s how much each stage modifies your Pokémon’s Attack stat:
In competitive battles, the Cell Battery is hardly ever used.
This is due to its trigger condition – the need for the holder to be hit by an Electric-type move is too situational.
And the single-stage Attack boost often isn’t worth the effort. Especially when there are many other held items that consistently provide a more reliable damage boost.
However, its effect may be somewhat easier to activate in double battles. Here, a teammate’s use of the multi-target move Discharge can trigger the Cell Battery’s effect more reliably.
This strategy works best when the Pokémon holding the Cell Battery is resistant to Electric-type moves. Since that minimizes any potential damage.
However, remember that Discharge also carries a risk of paralyzing your ally (unless they are an Electric-type, which is immune to paralysis).
But generally speaking, the Cell Battery is almost never worth using in PvP or in a single-player playthrough.