|All Float Stone Locations|
|1||Rustboro City – Gift from Ace Trainer||No|
|2||Super-Secret Base – Possible gift from Secret Pal||Yes|
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire there are two different ways to obtain a Float Stone. The easiest way to get one is in Rustboro City, where an NPC will give it to you for free. This NPC is on the second floor of a building situated north of the city’s Pokémon Center.
You can also get a Float Stone as a gift from one of your Secret Pals in the Super-Secret Bases feature. Using your Secret Pal’s “Search for Treasure” skill gives you a chance to find a Float Stone.
Method 1 – Rustboro City (One-time Only)
Rustboro City is one of the earliest cities you can visit during your playthrough.
It’s home to the Devon Corporation and the Rustboro Gym. Situated between the city’s Pokémon Center and the Devon Corp., you’ll find a multi-level apartment building. On this building’s second floor, you’ll encounter an Ace Trainer who will give you a Float Stone when you talk to him.
If you’re all set, head to Rustboro City to get started:
Step 1: From the Pokémon Center’s front door, head left a bit and then go up between the two buildings.
Step 2: Enter the nearby building, and go up the stairs to the second floor.
Step 3: Upon reaching the second floor, talk to the Ace Trainer standing in the hallway to obtain a Float Stone.
Method 2 – Secret Pal Skill: Search for Treasure
You also have a chance to obtain a Float Stone by using the “Search for Treasure” Secret Pal skill, which is one of the features of Super-Secret Bases.
In Super-Secret Bases, you can visit other Secret Bases to interact with other players. You can also challenge them to battles, and if you want, make them one of your Secret Pals. Each Secret Pal can use a special skill once a day; a pal can learn up to four of the ten possible skills.
|Search for treasure||Picks up any of the following valuable items:
Big Nugget, Big Pearl, Comet Shard, Float Stone, Nugget, Pearl, Pearl String, Rare Bone
|Do some exercise||Boosts the EVs (Effort Values) of a selected stat by 30 for a chosen Pokémon in the party.|
|Do some training||Boost the level for a chosen Pokémon in the party by 1.|
|Gather Berries||Picks up any of the following berries:
Apicot Berry, Aspear Berry, Cheri Berry, Chesto Berry, Ganlon Berry, Kee Berry, Leppa Berry, Liechi Berry, Lum Berry, Maranga Berry, Pecha Berry, Persim Berry, Petaya Berry, Rawst Berry, Salac Berry, Sitrus Berry
|Make some goods||Receive a random decoration for your Super-Secret Base|
|Massage a Pokémon||Boosts the Friendship Value for a chosen Pokémon in the party by 30.|
|Pick something up||Picks up any of the following items:
Elixir, Escape Rope, Full Restore, Heart Scale, Master Ball, Max Revive, PP Max, PP Up, Rare Candy, Revive, Ultra Ball
|Pick up stones||Picks up any of the following Evolutionary Stones:
Dawn Stone, Dusk Stone, Everstone, Fire Stone, Leaf Stone, Moon Stone, Shiny Stone, Sun Stone, Thunder Stone, Water Stone
|Take care of an Egg||Makes an Egg become closer to hatching|
|Tell my fortune||Receive a random MAX-strength O-Power:
Bargain Power MAX, Capture Power MAX, Full Recovery Power, Prize Money Power MAX
How the Float Stone Works
The Float Stone is a held item that halves the holder’s weight.
As for how useful this is in battles, you’re probably better off not using the Float Stone at all. It’s a very useless item, with only two main effects on the holder:
- Reduces damage from Low Kick and Grass Knot. These moves depend on the target’s weight, dealing more if the target is heavier. In other words, the less you weigh, the less damage you take. However, these moves are rarely even used.
- Increases damage from Heat Crash and Heavy Slam. These moves hit harder when the weight difference between the user and the target is greater. The less you weigh, the more damage it will deal. Additionally, if the Float Stone holder uses Heat Crash or Heavy Slam, it will be weaker due to your lower weight.