Pokémon ORAS Metronome (Held Item): Locations + Uses

Getting the Metronome at the top floor in Mauville
All Metronome Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 Mauville City – Buy from a man in a suit on the top floor of the city No
2 Held item from Wild Pokemon (5% chance):

  • Chatot – Route 103, Route 104, Route 110 (DexNav)
  • Kricketune – Mirage Spots

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire there are two main ways to obtain a Metronome.

The simplest method involves buying it from an NPC in Mauville City’s top floor.

Alternatively, you can use Thief to steal a Metronome as a held item from wild Chatot or Kricketune. Either of these Pokémon only have a 5% chance of holding a Metronome, but you can use your DexNav to improve your odds.

Method 1 – Mauville City (Once-only)

Buying a Metronome / Pokémon ORAS
Buying a Metronome

Mauville City is an indoor city with various shops and multiple floors. On the top floor’s northwest side you’ll encounter an NPC who offers to sell you a Metronome for 1,000 Pokédollars.

We’ll show you exactly where to find the seller with step-by-step screenshots below:

Step 1: From Mauville City’s Pokémon Center, head west and return to the city’s interior.

Outside Mauville City’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon ORAS
Outside Mauville City’s Pokémon Center

Step 2: Once you’re inside the city, proceed north and look for a staircase located on the northwestern side of the hallway.

Inside Mauville City / Pokémon ORAS
Inside Mauville City

Step 3: Upon reaching the second floor, go up another set of stairs to reach the top floor.

Mauville City 2F / Pokémon ORAS
Mauville City 2F

Step 4: When you’re on the top floor of Mauville City, go east and speak to the man in a suit. He’s willing to sell you a Metronome for 1,000 Pokédollars.

The Metronome's location in Mauville City / Pokémon ORAS
The Metronome’s location in Mauville City

Method 2 – Stealing from Wild Chatot or Kricketune

Using TM46 Thief on a wild Chatot / Pokémon ORAS
Using TM46 Thief on a wild Chatot

Metronomes can also be obtained as a held item on wild Chatot or Kricketune.

When you encounter either of these Pokémon, there’s a 5% chance they will be holding a Metronome. To take the item just use a Pokémon that knows TM46 Thief.

Tip: If you want more details on how to optimally farm held items from wild Pokémon then you can check out this guide.

For Chatot, use your DexNav and search in the following locations:

Routes with wild Chatot / Pokémon ORAS
Routes with wild Chatot
  • Route 103
  • Route 104 (South)
  • Route 110

For Kricketune, use your Eon Flute to soar towards any of the Mirage Spots marked in the map below:

Kricketune Spots Encounter Map of the Hoenn Region
Mirage Mountain – West of Route 104 30%
Mirage Spots with wild Kricketune: Mirage Mountain (Red), Mirage Forest (Yellow) / Pokémon ORAS

Mirage Spots with wild Kricketune: Mirage Mountain (Red), Mirage Forest (Yellow)

Mirage Mountain – North of Lilycove City 30%
Mirage Mountain – Northeast of Route 125 30%
Mirage Mountain – South of Route 131 30%
Mirage Forest – North of Route 111 60%

How Metronomes Work

In-game details for Metronome / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Metronome

The Metronome is a held item that boosts a move’s power by 20% each time it’s used successively. The boost maxes out after the move is used six times in a row, resulting in a 100% power increase.

However if a different move is used, the effect resets back to 0%.

Although the potential to double a move’s power is tempting, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get to use the same move six times without needing to change moves or switch Pokémon. The Metronome simply takes too long to ramp up and that’s why it isn’t commonly used in competitive battles.

Despite this, a Metronome can be very useful in places like Gyms and the Pokémon League, where a particular team shares similar weaknesses.

Because of this, the Metronome could be worth using during your playthrough if you can find a purpose for it.


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