Where To Get Flame Orbs in Pokémon ORAS

Battle Maison Service Corner with a Flame Orb (Pokémon Alpha Sapphire)
All Flame Orb Locations
# Location Repeatable?
1 Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 16 BP Yes

The only way to obtain a Flame Orb in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is by visiting the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner. Here you can buy Flame Orbs for 16 Battle Points (BP), and you can buy as many as you’d like.

But this facility is situated at the Battle Resort, which only becomes accessible after completing the Delta Episode in the post-game.

Getting Flame Orbs (Step-by-Step)

The Battle Maison operates similarly to the Battle Tower from previous generations. Winning battles in this battle facility rewards you with BP, which can be exchanged for a variety of items at the Exchange Service Corner.

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

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-hand staircase.

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 16 BP then you can purchase a Flame Orb 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 Flame Orb.

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

Earning BP (Quick Guide)

Talking to the Battle Maison receptionist / Pokémon ORAS
Talking to the Battle Maison receptionist

To accumulate BP, you’ll have to take on the trainers in this battle facility.

The various battle challenges here serve as the primary means of earning BP in the game.

Just beyond the curtains between the two Exchange Service Corners, you’ll find the arena where the battles will take place.

You can speak to the receptionist right next to the PC to start the challenge. But you’ll want to first assemble your most formidable team of Pokémon – then you can select your preferred battle format from the following options:

Battle Format Number of Eligible Pokémon Description
Single Battle 3 A one-on-one battle.
Double Battle 4 A two-on-two battle.
Triple Battle 6 A three-on-three battle.
Rotation Battle 4 A three-on-three battle, with only one Pokémon fighting at a time. You can rotate between them during the battle.
Multi Battle 2 per player (4 total) You team up with another Trainer and fight in a two-on-two format.

With each victory you’ll be awarded BP.

And longer win streaks give you even more BP.

When you defeat the Battle Chatelaine on the 20th battle in the Normal Rank, you unlock the Super Rank for that battle format. The Super Rank offers a tougher challenge, notably featuring a rematch with a Battle Chatelaine on the 50th match.

Check the table below to see how much BP you can earn per victory:

Win Streak Normal Rank Super Rank
1-10 1 2
11-19 2 3
20 (Battle Chatelaine) 20 3
21-30 4
31-40 5
41-49 6
50 (Battle Chatelaine) 50
51 onwards 7

Just be aware that losing a battle will break your streak. This will force you to start a new challenge to build up your streak again to keep earning more BP.

How the Flame Orb Works

In-game details for Flame Orb / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Flame Orb

The Flame Orb is a held item that inflicts a burn status condition on the holder at the end of each turn.

Since a Pokémon can only have one status condition at a time, the holder won’t get burned again unless it’s cured.

Tip: As of Generation 6, Fire-type Pokémon cannot be afflicted with the Burn status condition.

The Burn status condition has two main effects:

  1. It causes the afflicted Pokémon to lose 1/8th (12.5%) of its Max HP every turn, regardless of its total HP or defense.
  2. It reduces the afflicted Pokémon’s Attack stat by 50%.

Here are some strategies you can use with Flame Orb:

  • 50% Attack boost with Guts. If a Pokémon with the ability Guts gets afflicted with a status condition, its Attack stat is raised by 50%. If it’s burned, the ability negates the usual attack reduction from being burned.
  • Facade with Double Base Power. The move Facade doubles its power from 70 to 140 when the user is afflicted by a status condition, including burn caused by the Flame Orb. While using Facade, the move also temporarily ignores the Attack reduction caused by burn.
  • Swapping items with Trick. The move Trick exchanges the user’s held item with the target’s. By “tricking” the Flame Orb onto an opponent, you can inflict the burn status on your foe at the end of the turn and obtain their held item. This strategy can be particularly effective against physical attackers.


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