Where To Get the Salamencite in Pokémon ORAS

Getting the Salamencite from Zinnia's Grandmother (Pokémon Alpha Sapphire)

You will get Salamence’s Mega Stone (Salamencite) when you speak with Zinnia’s grandmother in Meteor Falls. She can be found standing in the middle of the cave’s first floor wearing a red headband.

But she will only give you the Mega Stone after you have completed the Delta Episode, so the Salamencite is only available in the post-game.

Salamencite Location (Step-by-Step)

Some Mega Stones, such as the Salamencite, are only available after you complete the game and complete the post-game Delta Episode story.

So once you’ve beaten the game and finished the Delta Episode, just fly back to Meteor Falls to find Zinnia’s grandma. Here’s a step-by-step guide showing you exactly where she’s located:

Step 1: Start by going through the cave entrance to Meteor Falls.

Outside Meteor Falls / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Outside Meteor Falls

Step 2: Inside the cave, turn left and cross the bridge heading west.

Inside Meteor Falls / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Inside Meteor Falls

Step 3: After crossing the bridge, speak to the nearby elderly NPC to receive the Salamencite.

The location of the Salamencite / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The location of the Salamencite

Is Mega Salamence Worth Using?

Mega Salamence in battle / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Mega Salamence in battle

Mega Salamence is certainly worth using, as it’s among one of the strongest Mega Evolutions in OR/AS. It can even hold up against most of the legendary Pokémon in these gens.

Its solid stats and ability Aerilate transforms Double-Edge into an extremely powerful Flying-type STAB move. In addition, it has access to Dragon Dance for setup, and Roost for recovery.

However, one glaring flaw is its 4x weakness to Ice-type moves.

Tip: Mega Salamence’s new ability is Aerilate, which converts Normal-type moves to Flying-type moves. Additionally, Aerilate also boosts those moves by 30%.

Here are a few pros & cons to consider if you’re thinking of using Mega Salamence in your team.


  • Mega Salamence is a versatile offensive threat. Its well-rounded stats make it a force to be reckoned with, and its diverse movepool allows it to fit into various teams and playstyles.
  • Triggers Intimidate before Mega Evolving. Salamence’s regular ability lowers your opponent’s Attack, giving you an edge against physical attackers.
  • Aerilate-boosted Double-Edge. With STAB and Mega Salamence’s ability, this move becomes incredibly lethal, at the cost of a bit of HP. You could also run Aerilate-boosted Return, but there’s a noticeable difference in damage.
  • Has access to useful utility moves. Moves like Roost provide healing while temporarily removing its Flying typing, allowing Mega Salamence to find setup opportunities for Dragon Dance sweeps.


  • Recoil from Double-Edge. Mega Salamence’s reliance on Double-Edge for its primary STAB attack means recoil damage chips away at its health, limiting its durability in battle. Roost can help recover some HP, though.
  • Highly vulnerable to Ice-type moves. Its 4x Ice-type weakness makes Mega Salamence prone to being knocked out in one hit by common Ice-type moves, which can pose a significant threat.


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