How To Get Power Herbs in Pokémon ORAS

The Power Herb inside the Battle Maison (Pokémon Alpha Sapphire)
Power Herb Locations
# Method Repeatable?
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.

Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon ORAS
Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center

Step 2: After going up the stairs, just keep going north and enter the Battle Maison.

Outside the Battle Maison / Pokémon ORAS
Outside the Battle Maison

Step 3: Once you’re inside, you’ll see two staircases going upstairs. Head up the right one.

Inside the Battle Maison / Pokémon ORAS
Inside the Battle Maison

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.

Exchanging BP for useful items / Pokémon ORAS
Exchanging BP for useful items

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:

Item Price Item Price
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)

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

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)
Pokémon Chance Levels
Seedot 15% 2-3
Zigzagoon 30% 2-3
Wurmple 30% 2-3
Poochyena 20% 2-3
Ralts 4% 3
Surskit 1% 3
Route 114 (Tall Grass)
Pokémon Chance Levels
Nuzleaf 40% 16-19
Swablu 40% 16-19
Zangoose 19% 19
Surskit 1% 19
Route 114 / Pokémon ORAS
Route 114

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.

Using the DexNav’s Detector Mode / Pokémon ORAS
Using the 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

In-game details for Power Herb / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Power Herb

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:

Move Type Category Base Power Accuracy
Bounce Flying Physical 85 85
Dig Ground Physical 80 100
Dive Water Physical 80 100
Fly Flying Physical 90 95
Freeze Shock Ice Physical 140 90
Geomancy Fairy Status
Ice Burn Ice Special 140 90
Phantom Force Ghost Physical 90 100
Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100
Shadow Force Ghost Physical 120 100
Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90
Solar Beam Grass Special 120 100

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.


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