Where To Find the Massage Groomer in Pokémon ORAS

Outside the Groomer's Stall in Mauville City (Alpha Sapphire)

One way to increase the happiness/friendship level of your Pokémon is by giving them a massage. To do this you’ll need to visit the Pokémon Groomer, who’s located in the western section of Mauville City’s interior.

The Pokémon Groomer can give a massage to one of your Pokémon each day for free, boosting their happiness level.

The less friendly your Pokémon is, the larger the boost will be from the massage.

Pokémon Massage Groomer Location (Step-by-Step)

Mauville City has various shops and multiple floors.

You’ll find the Groomer in the northwesternmost corner of the city’s interior, and you can spot her stall by looking for a distinctive statue of a massage chair as you stroll down the hallway.

If you haven’t already made it to Mauville City then you’ll need to do the following:

  • Win the second Gym Badge from Brawly, Dewford Town’s Gym Leader
  • Deal with Team Aqua/Magma in Slateport City
  • Fight your Rival (Brendan/May) in Route 110

If you’ve already done all that, then head to Mauville City’s Pokémon Center to get started:

From Mauville City’s Pokémon Center, make your way west and head through the archway here – this should take you back into the city’s interior.

Outside Mauville City’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Outside Mauville City’s Pokémon Center

Now that you’re in the city’s interior, head north up the hallway.

You’ll be looking for a statue of a massage chair to signify the Pokémon Groomer’s stall (it’s the third stall on the right as you head north).

Inside Mauville City going towards the Massage NPC / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Inside Mauville City going towards the Massage NPC

Once you find the Pokémon Groomer’s stall, approach her and she’ll offer to give a massage to the first Pokémon in your party.

Note that you can only get one massage per day.

The Pokémon Groomer’s location / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The Pokémon Groomer’s location

How Does the Pokémon Groomer Work?

Talking to the Pokémon Groomer / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Talking to the Pokémon Groomer

The Pokémon Groomer can give one of your Pokémon a massage each day, boosting its happiness.

This can be particularly useful for evolving Pokémon that rely on happiness to evolve or boosting the base power of the move Return.

But before you talk to the Pokémon Groomer, make sure the Pokémon you want massaged is leading your party in the first slot.

You won’t get to choose which Pokémon gets a massage, as she will only offer to massage the Pokémon leading your party.

After the massage, the Pokémon Groomer will communicate to you how your Pokémon feels.

Remember that the Pokémon Groomer can only give one massage per day, so choose your Pokémon wisely!

Note: The increase in happiness you’ll gain from the massage will be more substantial if your Pokémon’s current happiness level isn’t particularly high.

Pokémon that Evolve via Happiness

As of Gen 6, here are all the Pokémon that can evolve by leveling up with high friendship/happiness:

Pre-Evolution Time of Day Evolution
Golbat Anytime Crobat
Chansey Anytime Blissey
Eevee Daytime Only Espeon
Eevee Nighttime Only Umbreon
Pichu Anytime Pikachu
Cleffa Anytime Clefairy
Igglybuff Anytime Jigglypuff
Togepi Anytime Togetic
Azurill Anytime Marill
Budew Daytime Only Roselia
Buneary Anytime Lopunny
Chingling Nighttime Only Chimecho
Munchlax Anytime Snorlax
Riolu Daytime Only Lucario
Woobat Anytime Swoobat
Swadloon Anytime Leavanny


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