How To Get Razor Claws in Pokémon ORAS

Above a mirage forest with the Razor Claw
All Razor Claw Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 48 BP Yes
2 Crescent Isle and Mirage Forests – Possible hidden item Yes

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire there are two ways to obtain a Razor Claw.

Method #1: The Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner will sell Razor Claws for 48 Battle Points (BP) each. The Battle Maison is located at the Battle Resort, which you can only access in the post-game.

Method #2: You have the chance to find a Razor Claw in Crescent Isle and in any Mirage Forest location. By using the Dowsing Machine you can scour these areas for hidden items, one of which can be the Razor Claw.

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 48 BP you can purchase the Razor Claw 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 Razor Claw.

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: Crescent Isle & Mirage Forests

Using the Dowsing Machine to find a hidden Razor Claw / Pokémon ORAS
Using the Dowsing Machine to find a hidden Razor Claw

Upon obtaining the Eon Flute from Steven, you’ll be able to soar through Hoenn’s skies, granting you access to Mirage Spots.

Mirage Spots are rare locations that can randomly be found while soaring the Hoenn region.

Each day a random Mirage Spot appears on the outskirts of Hoenn, marked by a red sparkle. These Mirage Spots fall into one of five categories:

  • Mirage Cave
  • Mirage Forest
  • Mirage Island
  • Mirage Mountain
  • Crescent Isle

In Mirage Forests and Crescent Isle, you can find various hidden items including a Razor Claw.

Each day you can find one unique item per spot. All potential items found in these locations are listed below:

Location Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Item 5
Crescent Isle Heart Scale Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Tooth Razor Claw Razor Fang
Mirage Forest Tiny Mushroom Big Mushroom Razor Claw

The image below highlights all possible Mirage Forest locations, as well as the fixed location of Crescent Isle.

If none of the Mirage Spots below are currently active in your file then you can adjust the time settings on your 3DS or emulator until any of them appear.

Mirage Spots with Razor Claw Map of the Hoenn Region
Crescent Isle (South of Ever Grande City)
Crescent Isle (Yellow) and every Mirage Forest’s (Red) locations / Pokémon ORAS
Crescent Isle (Yellow) and every Mirage Forest’s (Red) locations
West of Route 105
South of Route 109
North of Route 111
West of Route 114
North of Lilycove City
North of Route 124
East of Mossdeep City
South of Route 132

How the Razor Claw Works

In-game details for Razor Claw / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Razor Claw

In Battle

The Razor Claw is a held item that boosts the Critical-Hit Ratio of the holder’s moves by one stage. This means that any attacking move used by the holder has a higher chance of landing a Critical Hit.

This item works exactly like the Scope Lens.

Landing a Critical Hit in battle boosts damage by 50%. Additionally, Critical Hits ignore the attacker’s negative stat stages and the defender’s positive stat stages.

Critical Hit probability is calculated in stages, with each stage increasing the chances of landing one.

Most attacking moves will begin at Stage 0. But with a Razor Claw, all the holder’s moves begin at Stage 1.

The stages and their chances of landing a Critical Hit are listed below:

Stage Chance of Critical Hit (Gen 6)
0 6.25%
+1 12.5%
+2 50%
+3 and above 100%

Pokémon capable of learning high critical-hit ratio moves such as Leaf Blade, Psycho Cut, or Shadow Claw can significantly benefit from a Razor Claw.

This item enhances the likelihood of landing critical hits. However, it’s important to remember that the effectiveness of the Razor Claw still depends heavily on luck, making it potentially inconsistent in competitive play.

Outside of Battle

The Razor Claw also serves as an Evolutionary item.

When a Sneasel holding a Razor Claw levels up at night, it evolves into Weavile. After evolving the Razor Claw is consumed and disappears.


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