|All Luminous Moss Locations
|Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 32 BP
|Held item (5% chance) on wild Corsola found on Route 128 or Ever Grande City
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are two ways to obtain a Luminous Moss.
The first method is to head over to the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner and trade 32 Battle Points (BP) for it. The Battle Maison is located at the Battle Resort, which you can only access in the post-game.
Or you can steal Luminous Moss from wild Corsola. These can be found on Route 128 or in Ever Grande City. Although Corsola has a low chance of holding a Luminous Moss, you can improve your odds by using the DexNav.
Method 1: Battle Maison’s BP Shop
The Battle Maison operates similarly to the Battle Tower from previous generations.
If you don’t know where the Battle Maison is, just head over to the Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center to get started.
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 one.
Step 4: On the second floor, you’ll find one of the Exchange Service Corner’s attendants. If you’ve got 32 BP, you can purchase the Luminous Moss 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 Luminous Moss.
Here’s a complete list of items offered as prizes by the attendant on the right:
Method 2: Stealing from Wild Corsola
If you’re looking for a cost-free alternative to obtain Luminous Moss, you can get this item from wild Corsola. You’ll find this Pokemon on Route 128 and around Ever Grande City.
Refer to the table below for Corsola’s exact encounter rates and how to find them.
|Diving / Underwater Grass
|Ever Grande City
When you encounter a wild Corsola, there’s a 5% chance it will be holding a Luminous Moss.
By using a Pokémon with TM46 Thief you can then steal the item from it.
Tip: If you want more detailed tips on how to optimally farm held items from wild Pokémon then check out this item farming guide we created.
But to increase the chances of finding a Luminous Moss even further, you can use your DexNav’s Detector Mode.
After catching a specific species of Pokémon, you can use the DexNav to track more of the same species in the wild. Each encounter with this Pokémon, regardless of whether you catch it, will increase the DexNav’s search level.
As this level rises, the likelihood of encountering Pokémon carrying items also increases.
How the Luminous Moss Works
The Luminous Moss is a consumable held item that raises the holder’s Special Defense stat by one stage when it is hit by a Water-type move.
If a holder’s Special Defense is already at its maximum of +6, the Luminous Moss won’t be triggered.
Here’s how much each stage modifies your Pokémon’s Special Defense stat:
The Luminous Moss isn’t particularly valuable in competitive battles or in regular playthroughs. So it’s likely not an item you’ll want to track down.
The problem comes from how specific the trigger condition is and the single-stage Special Defense boost often isn’t worth the effort.
In single battles, you’re banking on your opponents to trigger it, which isn’t an ideal strategy.
That being said, its effect is easier to trigger in double battles.
If a teammate uses the Water-type move Surf which targets multiple Pokémon, it can activate Luminous Moss more reliably. Just make sure the Pokémon holding the Luminous Moss resists Water-types so it doesn’t take too much damage.