The easiest way to get a moon stone is at Meteor Falls, since it’s just an available item in the overworld. If you need multiple Moon Stones, then the most reliable way to obtain them is by finishing a Secret Super-Training stage.
But in this guide we’ll cover a list of all the ways you can farm Moon Stones in ORAS.
The methods, in order of difficulty, are as follows:
- An overworld item in Meteor Falls
- Finishing a Secret Super-Training stage (Repeatable)
- By getting the item from Wild Lunatone or Clefairy (Repeatable)
- From Pokémon with the ability Pickup (Repeatable)
- Scoring a 7-9 against Inver in an Inverse Battle (Repeatable)
- As a gift for defeating Expert Shelby in a rematch (Repeatable)
And the following Pokémon evolve using a Moon Stone:
|Use a Moon Stone on||To Evolve Into|
Method 1: Meteor Falls (one-time only)
This method is the easiest way to get a Moon Stone fast – but unlike the other methods, this isn’t repeatable.
You can get access to Meteor Falls shortly after obtaining the 3rd gym badge from Wattson of Mauville City. Meteor Falls is located southwest of Fallarbor Town and south of Route 114.
To get the Moon Stone in Meteor Falls:
Step 1: Start at Route 114’s entrance to Meteor Falls.
Step 2: Head left where an old woman is located.
Step 3: On the top left side of the screen, you should see an item on the ground.
Step 4: Head up there to get your Moon Stone.
Method 2: Secret Super-Training (Drag Down Hydreigon)
Secret Super-Training is a series of mini-games where fully trained Pokémon can play to obtain rare items, including Moon Stones.
This method is the earliest way of getting a Moon Stone, as you get access to Super Training once Wally catches his Ralts.
On your PlayNav, unlock Secret Super-Training by fully maxing out a Pokémon’s Effort Values (EVs). You can keep track of your Pokémon’s EVs by checking the meter on the right side of the Super Training menu.
There are 12 stages of Secret Super-Training, increasing in difficulty each time.
Secret Super-Training stages are on the third and fourth page of the menu right after regular Super Training stages.
For the Moon Stone, you’ll have to unlock the 11th stage: Drag Down Hydreigon.
Once you beat the stage within the target time, you’ll have a good chance of getting a Moon Stone.
Method 3: Stealing from Wild Lunatone & Clefairy
Pokémon in the wild sometimes hold items that you can obtain by catching them or using the move Thief on them.
In the wild, Lunatone and Clefairy have a 5% chance of holding a Moon Stone.
However, Lunatone is a version-exclusive Pokémon only available in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. While Clefairy is obtainable in both versions, you can only encounter them using the DexNav function after obtaining the National Pokédex.
You have a 25% chance of finding Lunatone anywhere in Meteor Falls. You can also find Clefairy in Meteor Falls and Route 115 while using DexNav.
After encountering them, use a Pokémon with Thief to steal that Pokémon’s item if it’s holding one. You can also opt to catch them instead if you don’t have a Thief user.
Tip: Lead your team with a Pokémon with the ability Compound Eyes. It boosts the chance of wild Pokémon holding an item. For Moon Stones, it increases your odds from 5% to 20%. Nincada is the earliest option for this role. They can be found on Route 116.
If you don’t have the TM Thief (TM46), you can find it in Slateport City’s museum. Head right after entering the museum, and a grunt will give you the TM after talking to him.
Method 4: Using the Pickup Ability
A Pokémon with the ability Pickup also has the chance to pick up a Moon Stone.
If you win any battle, any Pokémon that has the ability Pickup in your current party that isn’t holding an item will have a 10% chance of picking up an item. The ability still works even if the Pokémon didn’t participate in battle or if it’s fainted.
If your Pokémon has a high enough level, your odds of picking up a Moon Stone increase. Here are the odds of picking up a Moon Stone in relation to your Pickup user’s level:
|Pokémon’s Level||Chance at a Moon Stone|
Here’s the list of all naturally obtainable Pokémon with Pick-up in the game:
|Pokémon with Pickup||Locations|
|Zigzagoon||Route 101, Route 102, Route 103, Route 104, Route 110, Route 116, Route 117, Petalburg Woods|
|Linoone||Route 118, Route 119, Route 120, Route 121, Route 123|
|Aipom||Route 118, Route 121 (DexNav)|
|Lillipup||Route 101, Route 102, Route 103 (DexNav)|
Tip: Try to fill your party with 6 high-level Pokémon with Pickup to farm Moon Stones faster. Win battles and check if any of them picked up an item. You’re bound to get other valuable items in the process as well.
Method 5: Inverse Battle Stop
In Mauville City, you can find Inver, who will challenge you to Inverse Battles once a day.
Inverse battles are where super effective moves won’t be very effective and vice versa.
If you defeat Inver, he’ll give you an item based on your score. You get one point for every super effective move you land and deduct one for every super effective move he lands against you.
If you score 7 to 9 points, you have a 10% chance of obtaining a Moon Stone. You have an equal chance (10%) of getting each prize in this pool, which is as follows:
- Fire Stone
- Leaf Stone
- Water Stone
- Thunder Stone
- Sun Stone
- Moon Stone
- Dawn Stone
- Dusk Stone
- Shiny Stone
To get to the Inverse Battle Stop:
Step 1: Start at Mauville City’s Pokémon Center.
Step 2: Get inside Mauville City’s indoor city using the right entrance.
Step 3: Head up and look to your left, you’ll see the Inverse Battle Stop.
Step 4: Talk to Inver and he’ll challenge you to an Inverse Battle.
Method 6: Rematch with Expert Shelby in Jagged Pass
Using the Trainer’s Eyes function of the AreaNav, trainers you’ve battled might want to challenge you to a rematch, indicated by a “Battle Ready” sign next to them.
Some trainers gift you with items upon defeat. One of these trainers is Expert Shelby, located in Jagged Pass.
Jagged Pass is the area between Mt. Chimney and Lavaridge Town.
You can encounter Expert Shelby by going down the ledges on the right side of the route.
After beating Expert Shelby in a rematch, she will have a 5% chance of giving you a Moon Stone.