|All Flame Orb Locations
|Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 16 BP
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.
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-hand staircase.
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.
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:
Earning BP (Quick Guide)
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:
|Number of Eligible Pokémon
|A one-on-one battle.
|A two-on-two battle.
|A three-on-three battle.
|A three-on-three battle, with only one Pokémon fighting at a time. You can rotate between them during the 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:
|20 (Battle Chatelaine)
|50 (Battle Chatelaine)
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
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:
- It causes the afflicted Pokémon to lose 1/8th (12.5%) of its Max HP every turn, regardless of its total HP or defense.
- 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.