Pokémon ORAS Luminous Moss: Location + Uses

At the Battle Maison service corner
All Luminous Moss Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 32 BP Yes
2 Held item (5% chance) on wild Corsola found on Route 128 or Ever Grande City Yes

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.

Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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 Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Outside the Battle Maison

Step 3: Once you’re inside, you’ll see two staircases going upstairs. Head up the right one.

Inside the Battle Maison / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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 32 BP, you can purchase the Luminous Moss from her.

Exchanging BP for useful items / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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 Luminous Moss.

Here’s a complete list of items offered as prizes by the attendant on the right:

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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

Method 2: Stealing from Wild Corsola

Using TM46 Thief on a wild Corsola / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Using TM46 Thief on a 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.

But you can only encounter them by fishing with the Super Rod, or by using HM07 Dive to search for them in the grass underwater in those areas.

Refer to the table below for Corsola’s exact encounter rates and how to find them.

Corsola Location Method Chance
Route 128 Diving / Underwater Grass 4%
Route 128 Super Rod 5%
Ever Grande City Super Rod 5%
Fishing for Corsola in Ever Grande City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Fishing for Corsola in 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.

Using the DexNav’s Detector Mode / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Using the 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

In-game details for Luminous Moss / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for Luminous Moss

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:

Stage Stat Increase
0 x1
1 x1.5
2 x2.0
3 x2.5
4 x3.0
5 x3.5
6 x4.0

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.

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