|Power Herb Locations|
|1||Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 32 BP||Yes|
|2||(OR) Held item (5% chance) from wild Seedot or Nuzleaf found on Route 102 and Route 114||Yes|
There are two different ways to obtain Power Herbs:
In the post-game you can head over to the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner and trade 32 Battle Points (BP) for a Power Herb. This can be repeated as many times as you want.
Or you can steal Power Herbs as held items from wild Seedot or Nuzleaf, which are Omega Ruby exclusives. Seedot can be found on Route 102, while Nuzleaf can be found on Route 114. Both Seedot and Nuzleaf only have a 5% chance of holding a Power Herb, but you can use your DexNav to improve your odds. This method is a bit more tedious, but it is free and available before the post-game.
Note: In Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the Power Herb can only be obtained via the Battle Maison.
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.
Step 2: After going up the stairs, just keep going north and enter the Battle Maison.
Step 3: Once you’re inside, you’ll see two staircases going upstairs. Head up the right one.
Step 4: On the second floor, you’ll find one of the Exchange Service Corner’s attendants. If you’ve got at least 32 BP then you can purchase the Power Herb from her.
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 Power Herb.
Here’s a complete list of items offered as prizes by the attendant on the right:
|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 Seedot or Nuzleaf (Omega Ruby Only)
In Omega Ruby, an alternative method to obtain Power Herbs is by taking them as held items. This involves getting it from wild Seedot or Nuzleaf.
- Seedot can be spotted on Route 102, located west of Oldale Town.
- Nuzleaf can be found on Route 114, which is west of Fallarbor Town.
On both of these routes, Seedot and Nuzleaf can be found in any patch of tall grass. Here is the full list of Pokémon available in the tall grass on these routes:
|Route 102 (Tall Grass)|
|Route 114 (Tall Grass)|
When you encounter a wild Seedot or Nuzleaf, there’s a 5% chance that each one will be holding a Power Herb.
By using a Pokémon with Thief you can steal the item from it.
Tip: If you want more details on how to optimally farm held items from wild Pokémon faster then check out this guide.
To increase the chances of finding a Power Herb, you can use your 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 certain items also increases.
How the Power Herb Works
The Power Herb is a consumable held item that allows the holder to instantly execute a move that usually requires a charging turn.
When the Pokémon uses such a move, the Power Herb is consumed.
Here’s a list of moves that require a charging turn:
While the Power Herb can prove useful in certain situations, it’s not commonly used in competitive battles. The reason being you can only use it once per battle, and the fact that many powerful moves don’t even require a charging turn.
Most of the moves that require a charging turn don’t even have that high a base power either.
However, there is a noteworthy exception:
Xerneas’ signature move, Geomancy.
When combined with Power Herb, Geomancy allows Xerneas to boost its Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by two stages each – instantly making it an excellent bulky setup sweeper.
But the Power Herb can still be used effectively with other powerful moves like Sky Attack and Solar Beam.