|All Red Card Locations|
|1||Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 32 BP||Yes|
The only way to obtain a Red Card in the game is by visiting the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner, where it can be exchanged for 32 Battle Points (BP). This facility is situated at the Battle Resort – so you’ll only have access to this item after you complete the Delta Episode.
Getting Red Cards (Step-by-Step)
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 Red Card from her.
This can be done an unlimited amount of times.
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 Red Card.
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|
What Does the Red Card Do?
The Red Card is a held item that forces an attacking Pokémon to switch out when it hits any Pokémon holding this item with a damaging move. But the holder needs to survive the hit without fainting for the Red Card to activate.
Once this effect takes place and the attacker is switched out, the Red Card is used up and subsequently disappears.
Though it’s not common to see a Red Card being used in competitive battles, it can still be a useful item in certain situations.
The Red Card proves to be particularly helpful in forcing out Pokémon that might have used set-up moves like Dragon Dance or Calm Mind.
Letting your Pokémon hold a Red Card just might catch your opponent off-guard, especially in double battles where it could potentially disrupt their strategy.
However, avoid letting less bulky Pokémon use a Red Card, as they may struggle to survive a single strong attack.