|All Deep Sea Scale Locations|
Held item from Wild Pokémon (5% chance):
|2||Crescent Isle and Mirage Mountains – Possible hidden item||Yes|
|3||(Alpha Sapphire) Mauville Food Court – Reward for completing the Mauville Ramen Bowl||Yes|
There are three different methods for obtaining the Deep Sea Scale.
The first method involves using Thief to steal the scale from wild Chinchou, Lanturn, or Relicanth, which can all be found in most underwater routes.
Alternatively, you have the chance to find a Deep Sea Scale in Mirage Spots – specifically, in Crescent Isle and in any Mirage Mountain.
And exclusively in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, you can also obtain a Deep Sea Scale as a reward for completing the Mauville Ramen Bowl in the Mauville Food Court. To obtain this reward you must finish the Mauville Ramen Bowl course in exactly 8 turns and defeat all 8 Trainers.
Method 1: Stealing from Wild Chinchou, Lanturn, or Relicanth
Deep Sea Scales can be obtained from wild Chinchou, Lanturn, or Relicanth. To encounter one of these Pokémon underwater, use HM07 Dive in the diving spots present on the following routes:
- Route 107
- Route 124
- Route 126
- Route 128
- Route 129
- Route 130
When you encounter any of these Pokémon, there’s a 5% chance they will be holding a Deep Sea Scale. To take the item, use a Pokémon that knows TM46 Thief. We also have a separate guide with details on how to optimally farm held items from wild Pokémon.
Most of these routes have similar encounter rates. However, Route 128 differs slightly in the types of Pokémon available. The respective Pokémon for these routes are as follows:
Route 107, Route 124, Route 126, Route 129, Route 130 – Underwater Pokémon
|Pokémon (Underwater Grass)||Encounter Chance||Levels|
Route 128 – Underwater Pokémon
|Pokémon (Underwater Grass)||Encounter Chance||Levels|
Farming Items with the DexNav
To increase your chances of finding a Deep Sea Scale you can use your DexNav’s Detector Mode.
Each encounter with a particular species of Pokémon, regardless of whether you catch it or not, increases DexNav’s search level and the likelihood of encountering Pokémon carrying items like a Lanturn holding a Deep Sea Scale.
Method 2: Crescent Isle and Mirage Mountains
Upon obtaining the Eon Flute from Steven, you’ll be able to soar through Hoenn’s skies, granting you access to Mirage Spots.
Mirage Spots are rare locations that can randomly be found while soaring the Hoenn region. They provide various benefits, such as a way to catch rare or legendary Pokémon, get valuable items, and obtain unique TMs. Additionally, each Mirage Spot contains a random hidden item that can be found with the Dowsing Machine.
Each day, a random Mirage Spot appears on the outskirts of Hoenn, marked by a red sparkle; these Mirage Spots fall into one of five categories:
- Mirage Cave
- Mirage Forest
- Mirage Island
- Mirage Mountain
- Crescent Isle
In Mirage Mountains and Crescent Isle, you can find various hidden items including the Deep Sea Scale. You can find one unique item per spot per day.
All potential items found in these locations include:
The image below highlights all possible Mirage Mountain locations, as well as the fixed location of Crescent Isle. If none of the Mirage Spots below are currently active then you can adjust the time settings on your 3DS or emulator until any of them appear.
|Mirage Spots with Deep Sea Scales||Map of the Hoenn Region|
(South of Ever Grande City)
|West of Route 104|
|North of Lilycove City|
|North of Route 125|
|Northeast of Route 125|
|East of Route 125|
|Southeast of Route 129|
|South of Route 129|
|South of Route 131|
Method 3: Mauville Food Court (Alpha Sapphire Exclusive)
In Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, completing the Mauville Ramen Bowl at the Mauville Food Court in exactly eight turns and defeating all the Trainers there will earn you a Deep Sea Scale.
Note: In Pokémon Omega Ruby, using this method will grant you a different reward instead, a Deep Sea Tooth.
Mauville Food Court is where you can order food and participate in battles for rewards. Once you’ve placed an order, you’re given a set number of turns to wait for your food. While waiting, you will be challenged to battles by a gauntlet of Trainers who want you seat. If you defeat a certain number of trainers within the allotted number of turns, you will receive additional rewards.
If you don’t know where the Mauville Food Court is or how to unlock the Mauville Ramen Bowl, here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Start by heading south from Mauville City’s Pokémon Center. Look for the entrance that leads back inside the city’s interior.
Step 2: Continue south down the hallway until you reach an intersection. The Mauville Food Court should be on your right-hand side, so make your way inside.
Step 3: When you enter for the first time, a young boy will greet you and introduce you to how the battle challenges work in the Mauville Food Court.
Step 4: When you enter the food court for the first time, you’ll find three counters where you can place your order to initiate the challenge. However, two of the counters will each have a line of customers, preventing you from ordering.
To clear the lines, just complete the previous available order.
Here’s a list of all orders available at the Mauville Food Court, along with the details on how to unlock them and the turn limits for each battle type.
|Order||Requirements||Battle Type||Level||Cost||Turn Limit|
|Village Sub Combo||None||Single Battles||17||1,000||5|
|Magnemite Croquette||Earn the Rain Badge||Double Battles||55||5,000||6|
|Mauville Ramen Bowl||Complete the Delta Episode||Triple Battles||65||10,000||8|
Step 5: After successfully completing both the Village Sub Combo and the Magnemite Croquette challenges, as well as finishing the Delta Episode, you’ll find that the line for the Mauville Ramen Bowl has cleared out.
Talk to the Black Belt behind the counter to place an order for the Mauville Ramen Bowl.
Mauville Ramen Bowl
When you order the Mauville Ramen Bowl, you’ll be given a turn limit of 8. This means that if it takes you one turn to defeat each trainer in a Triple Battle, you will encounter a total of 8 trainers.
Depending on your performance, here are the possible rewards for this particular order:
|Big Nugget x2||Finish the Mauville Ramen Bowl course in exactly 8 turns||OR/AS|
|Deep Sea Scale||Finish the Mauville Ramen Bowl course in exactly 8 turns and defeat all 8 Trainers||AS|
|Deep Sea Tooth||Finish the Mauville Ramen Bowl course in exactly 8 turns and defeat all 8 Trainers||OR|
As the hardest challenge in the Mauville Food Court, your opponents in the Mauville Ramen Bowl will try their best to stop you from defeating all eight trainers in eight turns.
A specific trainer will bring a full team of Pokémon with the Intimidate ability to reduce the damage inflicted by your Pokémon’s physical moves. Furthermore, some trainers will also equip their Pokémon with Bright Powder and King’s Rock, making it much more difficult for your moves to land successfully. These are just a few of the strategies they’ll use to try and stop you.
To counter your opponents’ strategies, consider the following tips:
- Assemble a full team of three Pokémon at a high level, preferably level 100, as your opponents will always be at level 65.
- Make use of moves that damage multiple targets simultaneously, such as Earthquake, Rock Slide, or Surf. These moves can help you quickly defeat multiple opponents in the Triple Battle.
- Consider including a Pokémon on your team that has the ability No Guard. This ability ensures that every move used by or against that Pokémon will always hit its target, bypassing the opponents’ attempts to evade your attacks.
Deep Sea Scale Uses
Outside of Battle
The Deep Sea Scale is one of two Evolution items specifically designed for Clamperl’s evolutions.
When a Clamperl holding a Deep Sea Scale is traded, it will evolve into Gorebyss. However, after evolving, the Deep Sea Scale is consumed and disappears.
On the other hand, when a Clamperl holding a Deep Sea Tooth is traded, it will evolve into Huntail.
The Deep Sea Scale is a held item that, when held by Clamperl in battle, double its Special Defense. The Deep Sea Scale has no effect in battle when held by any Pokémon other than Clamperl.