Manectric’s Mega Stone (Manectite) can be found on the ground inside the Seaside Cycling Road. More specifically, you’ll find the Manectite to the right when you enter via Cycling Road’s northern entrance on Route 110. The Mega Stone is hidden in a small corner near a blonde-haired Beauty trainer NPC.
But before you can get this Mega Stone you’ll need to get a bike from Mauville City’s bike shop, since that is required before you can explore any part of Seaside Cycling Road.
Manectite Location (Step-by-Step)
Route 110 is a route above Slateport City, below Mauville City, and to the east of Route 103. This route features the Seaside Cycling Road, New Mauville, and the Trick House.
So to get this Mega Stone you’ll at least need to have reached Mauville City. But to access the Seaside Cycling Road and find the Manectite, you need a bike.
So the main requirement is that you need either the Mach Bike or Acro Bike (or both) from Rydel’s Cycles in Mauville City.
If you already have a bike then you’re good to go!
We’ll show you how to reach the Manectite’s exact location step-by-step, starting from the Mauville City Pokémon Center.
Step 1: Begin by heading south from the PokéCenter, going past Square Tower and re-entering the city’s interior.
Step 2: Once you’re back inside, keep going south until you exit the city – this will take you onto Route 110.
Step 3: When you reach Route 110, follow the path southward.
Step 4: Eventually you’ll see the entrance to the Seaside Cycling Road on your right. Go inside.
Step 5: If you’re not already on your bike, hop on. Then go inside the building and take the right-side exit to get onto Cycling Road.
Step 6: Once you’re outside and on Cycling Road, take the narrow path to the east instead of going up the road.
An easy way to find this path is to turn right just before the upward slope of Cycling Road – this will take you east onto a grassy pathway.
Step 7: Keep going right and eventually you’ll see a sparkling item on the ground – but a blonde trainer will be standing in this corner and she’ll challenge you to a battle.
Step 8: After winning the battle with this trainer (Beauty Melissa) you can pick up the sparkling object on the ground to obtain the Manectite.
Is Mega Manectric Worth Using?
Mega Manectric may not be the most powerful Mega Evolution in OR/AS. But it’s a valuable offensive pivot for teams that need one.
Despite its sparse movepool, Mega Manectric effectively utilizes Volt Switch and Intimidate to gain an advantage. However, it struggles against Ground-types, which are immune to Volt Switch.
Tip: Mega Manectric’s new ability is Intimidate, which lowers the Attack of opposing Pokémon by one stage whenever you switch in.
If you want to use Mega Manectric in your team in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire then here are a few pros & cons to consider:
- Great offensive pivot. Mega Manectric’s impressive base 135 Speed and Special Attack allow it to outspeed and deal damage with Volt Switch, helping it gain momentum in battle against common threats.
- Volt Switch + Intimidate. Volt Switch’s synergy with Intimidate allows Mega Manectric to repeatedly weaken physical attackers while dealing damage at the same time.
- Struggles against Ground-types. Since Ground-types are immune to Electric-type attacks, Mega Manectric is usually forced to switch against them.
- Its limited movepool makes it predictable. Because of the short list of useful moves Mega Manectric can learn, any experienced player in PvP battles can usually predict its moveset. But this may not affect you if you’re only using Mega Manectric in a single-player playthrough.
For reference, here’s a list of Mega Manectric’s usual PvP moveset:
- Volt Switch
- Flamethrower / Overheat
- Hidden Power (Ice/Grass)