Quick Powders – Pokémon ORAS

Mirage Island near Route 132 (Omega Ruby)
Quick Powder Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 Held item from wild Ditto found on Mirage Spots – 5% chance:

  • Mirage Cave – North of Route 132
  • Mirage Island – South Route 132

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire there’s only one way to get a Quick Powder. You can obtain it by using TM46 Thief to steal a Quick Powder from wild Ditto, which can be found on two different Mirage Spots.

Each Ditto only has a 5% chance of holding a Quick Powder, but you can use your DexNav to improve your odds.

Stealing from Wild Ditto

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

Ditto can only be found in two specific Mirage Spots.

  • The first spot is the Mirage Cave located to the north of Route 132.
  • The other spot is the Mirage Island that’s on the south of Route 132.

You’ll need to use your Eon Flute to reach these locations.

When you encounter a Ditto, there’s a 5% chance it will be holding a Quick Powder. To take the item just use a Pokémon that knows TM46 Thief.

Since Ditto can be found in two separate Mirage Spots, check if either of the Mirage Spots shown in the image below are available. Additionally, refer to the table detailing each location’s encounter rates:

Mirage Spots – Ditto’s Location

Mirage Spots where Ditto can be found / Pokémon ORAS
Mirage Spots where Ditto can be found
Mirage Cave – North of Route 132 Chance Levels
Ditto 40% 36-38
Excadrill 30% 36-38
Tynamo 30% 36-38
Mirage Island – South Route 132 Chance Levels
Ditto 40% 36-38
Munna 60% 36-38

DexNav Detector Mode

To increase the chances of finding a Quick Powder 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. The DexNav’s search level increases with each encounter with this Pokémon, regardless of whether you catch it or not. As this level rises, the likelihood of encountering wild Pokémon carrying items also increases.

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

How Quick Powder Works

In-game details for Quick Powder / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Quick Powder

The Quick Powder is a held item that, when held by Ditto, doubles the holder’s Speed stat in battle.

The Quick Powder has no effect in battle when held by any Pokémon other than Ditto.

However, it doesn’t work when Ditto is transformed.

So the main use of Quick Powder is to let Ditto hold it to move faster on the turn it’s about to use the move Transform, hoping to change into its opponent before being attacked first.

Tip: Ditto’s base Speed of 48 is still quite low and even with double Speed, Ditto will often get outsped. If you want to use Ditto on your team then use a different held item instead, and make sure your Ditto possesses its Hidden Ability Impostor. This ability enables it to transform immediately and avoid being hit in its untransformed state on the first turn.


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