Pokémon ORAS Cell Battery: Locations + Uses

A Cell Battery in the Battle Maison (Pokémon Omega Ruby)
Cell Battery Locations
# Method Repeatable?
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.

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 32 BP then you can purchase a Cell Battery from her.

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

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:

Item Price Item Price
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

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

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
Electrike 40% 10-13
Oddish 10% 13
Zigzagoon 10% 13
Wingull 10% 13
Gulpin 10% 13
Voltorb 4% 13
Standing in tall grass on Route 110 / Pokémon ORAS
Standing in tall grass on Route 110

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

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

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

In-game details for Cell Battery / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Cell Battery

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:

Stage Main Stat
0 x1
1 x1.5
2 x2.0
3 x2.5
4 x3.0
5 x3.5
6 x4.0

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.


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