Where To Get the Gyaradosite in Pokémon ORAS

Fishing Shack on Route 123 in Pokémon Omega Ruby

You can get Gyarados’ Mega Stone (Gyaradosite) by interacting with a Poochyena inside a fishing shack on Route 123. However, this is only accessible when you enter Route 123 through its northeast entrance from Route 122.

You’ll also need Pokémon in your party that know Cut and Surf to reach the fishing shack.

Gyaradosite Location (Step-by-Step)

When you first arrive at Route 123 through its entrance via Route 118, you’ll soon find out that ledges in the middle of the route prevent you from traveling to the eastern side.

This means we have to travel through Route 122 to get to where this Mega Stone is located.

As for prerequisites, just make sure you’ve first:

  • Obtained the sixth Gym Badge from Winona, the Gym Leader from Fortree City
  • Explored Route 120
  • Brought a Pokémon with HM01 Cut
  • Brought a Pokémon with HM03 Surf

If you’ve done all that, head over to Route 121 to get started.

Step 1: Start following the path heading east on Route 121.

Route 121 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Route 121

Step 2: Head down the stairs turning south, and use the route’s south exit.

Exiting Route 121 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Exiting Route 121

Step 3: Use Surf on Route 122.

Surf spot in Route 122 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Surf spot in Route 122

Step 4: Follow the path heading south until Mt. Pyre’s entrance is visible.

Surfing around Mt. Pyre / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Surfing around Mt. Pyre

Step 5: Disembark here going south to enter Route 123.

Route 122’s south exit / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Route 122’s south exit

Step 6: Follow the path down and then turn to start heading west.

Route 123 going west / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Route 123 going west

Step 7: Use HM01 Cut on the nearby tree here (right after the berry bushes). Then follow the narrow path up and heading west.

The first prickly tree you need to cut down / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The first prickly tree you need to cut down

Step 8: Cut down another tree you’ll run into on the path. Then continue following the same narrow path towards the left.

The second prickly tree you need to cut down / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The second prickly tree you need to cut down

Step 9: Head down the ledge moving left past the berry trees.

Heading down the ledge / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Heading down the ledge

Step 10: Continue heading towards the west here.

If you time it right, you can walk past the Poké Fan without having to battle him.

Walking past the trainer / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Walking past the trainer

Step 11: Once you reach the tall grass here, hop down one ledge and then continue heading west.

Heading down another ledge / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Heading down another ledge

Step 12: Battle the Ace Trainer that’s in your way here. Then jump down two more ledges, still heading west.

The unskippable trainer on your way to the Mega Stone / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The unskippable trainer on your way to the Mega Stone

Step 13: After jumping all the ledges you’ll be able to go inside the nearby fishing shack.

Fishing shack on Route 123 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Fishing shack on Route 123

Step 14: Walk up to the Poochyena inside the shack, then interact with it to give it a little scratch and obtain the Gyaradosite.

The location of the Gyaradosite / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The location of the Gyaradosite

How Does the Gyaradosite Work?

Mega Gyarados sets up with Dragon Dance / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Mega Gyarados sets up with Dragon Dance

Mega Stones, like the Gyaradosite, are held items that allow certain Pokémon to Mega Evolve, granting them a massive boost to their base stats.

Some Pokémon also change types upon Mega Evolving.

Gyarados, after Mega Evolution, becomes a Water/Dark-type Pokémon.

Most Mega Evolutions also change the Pokémon’s ability, which lasts until the battle concludes. When Gyarados Mega Evolves into Mega Gyarados, it changes its ability to Mold Breaker, making the user’s moves and effects ignore other Pokémon’s abilities.

Mega Gyarados is a phenomenal Dragon Dance Sweeper.

Because of how bulky it is, you can easily find opportunities to set up a Dragon Dance or two. From there, you can attempt to sweep your opponent’s team with Mega Gyarados’ high base Attack. Dragon Dance’s Speed boost also makes up for its average base Speed.

Mega Gyarados in battle / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Mega Gyarados in battle

Its new ability, Mold Breaker, complements Mega Gyarados’ role as a Dragon Dance Sweeper well.

Mold Breaker allows you to use Earthquake on Levitate users and ignore bulky Unaware users.

Tip: Let your Gyarados have the ability Intimidate before Mega Evolving. Intimidate lowers the opponent’s Attack stat by one stage when you enter a battle, making it safer to set up Dragon Dance against Physical attackers.

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