How To Get TM42 Facade in Pokémon ORAS

Using TM42 Facade in Battle (Pokémon ORAS)

The TM for Facade can be bought for 10,000 Pokédollars in Mauville City’s PokéMart. The clerk sells it along with some other TMs as well. You can visit this PokéMart once you have access to Mauville City, so make sure you’ve explored Slateport City and Route 110 first.

TM42 Facade is a move that doubles its power when certain status conditions afflict the user.

It’s good against Pokémon who stall with moves like Toxic or Will-O-Wisp. You can also inflict status conditions on your own Pokémon with items like Toxic Orb and Flame Orb.

TM42 Facade Location

Since TM42 Facade is sold in Mauville City, you’re going to need access to the city. So make sure you’ve done these things first:

  • Obtained the second Gym Badge from Brawly, Dewford Town’s Gym Leader
  • Dealt with Team Aqua/Magma in Slateport City
  • Fought your Rival in Route 110

When you’ve done all that, enter Mauville City through its south entrance from Route 110. The layout for Mauville City can be quite confusing, so here’s where Mauville City’s PokéMart is located:

Step 1: Enter Mauville City’s south entrance.

The entrance to Mauville City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The entrance to Mauville City

Step 2: Head outside to Square Tower.

Inside Mauville City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Inside Mauville City

Step 3: Enter the PokéMart up ahead, east of the Pokémon Center.

In front of Square Tower / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In front of Square Tower

Step 4: Talk to the top clerk (located at the back wall) to buy TM42 Facade.

Inside Mauville City’s PokéMart / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Inside Mauville City’s PokéMart

Along with TM42 Facade, the top clerk will also sell the following TMs:

TM Price
TM09 Venoshock 10,000
TM40 Aerial Ace 10,000
TM42 Facade 10,000
TM47 Low Sweep 10,000
TM57 Charge Beam 10,000
TM78 Bulldoze 10,000
TM82 Dragon Tail 10,000
TM98 Power-Up Punch 10,000

Facade Details + Uses

In-game details for TM42 Facade / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for TM42 Facade
Facade Move Details
Type Normal
Category Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20 (max. 32)

Facade is a Physical Normal-type move that doubles its power while the user is burned, paralyzed or poisoned, bringing its base power up to 140.

To ensure Facade always has its base power doubled, you can use the held items Flame Orb and Toxic Orb to burn and poison your Pokémon reliably. You can get both Orbs for 16 BP each in the Battle Maison’s BP Shop, located at the Battle Resort.

Among the two options, the Flame Orb is usually the better option.

The Toxic Orb is less ideal, as it badly poisons the holder, dealing more damage in the long run. While the Flame Orb does burn you for a bit of HP each turn, the attack reduction from the status condition is no longer applied when using Facade.

Tip: Pokémon with the ability Guts are especially good at using Facade. While a Pokémon with Guts has a status condition, their Attack is boosted by 50%. Additionally, they will not suffer the attack reduction caused by burn.

The following Pokémon with Guts can also learn the move Facade:

  • Rattata
  • Raticate
  • Machop
  • Machoke
  • Machamp
  • Heracross
  • Ursaring
  • Tyrogue
  • Larvitar
  • Tailow
  • Swellow
  • Makuhita
  • Hariyama
  • Timburr
  • Gurdurr
  • Conkeldurr


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