|All Toxic Orb Locations
|Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 16 BP
The only way to obtain a Toxic Orb in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is by visiting the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner. You’ll be able to buy Toxic Orbs for 16 Battle Points (BP) each, and you can get as many copies as you want.
But the Battle Maison is situated at the Battle Resort, which only becomes accessible after completing the Delta Episode in the post-game.
Getting Toxic Orbs (Step-by-Step)
The Battle Maison operates similarly to the Battle Tower from previous generations. Winning battles in this battle facility rewards you with BP, which can be exchanged for a variety of items at the Exchange Service Corner.
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 least16 BP then you can purchase a Toxic Orb from her.
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 Toxic Orb.
Here’s a complete list of items offered as prizes by the attendant on the right:
Earning BP (Quick Guide)
To accumulate BP, you’ll have to take on the trainers in this battle facility.
The various battle challenges here serve as the primary means of earning BP in the game.
Just beyond the curtains between the two Exchange Service Corners, you’ll find the arena where the battles will take place.
You can speak to the receptionist right next to the PC to start the challenge. But you’ll first want to assemble your most formidable team – then you can select your preferred battle format from the following options:
|Number of Eligible Pokémon
|A one-on-one battle.
|A two-on-two battle.
|A three-on-three battle.
|A three-on-three battle, with only one Pokémon fighting at a time. You can rotate between them during the battle.
|2 per player (4 total)
|You team up with another Trainer and fight in a two-on-two format.
With each victory, you’re awarded BP.
And longer win streaks give you even more BP.
When you defeat the Battle Chatelaine on the 20th battle in the Normal Rank, you unlock the Super Rank for that battle format. The Super Rank offers a tougher challenge, notably featuring a rematch with a Battle Chatelaine on the 50th match.
Check the table below to see how much BP you can earn per victory:
|20 (Battle Chatelaine)
|50 (Battle Chatelaine)
However, be aware that losing a battle will break your streak, forcing you to start a new challenge with a new streak to keep earning more BP.
How the Toxic Orb Works
The Toxic Orb is a held item that inflicts the badly poisoned status condition on the holder at the end of each turn.
Since a Pokémon can only have one status condition at a time, the holder won’t get badly poisoned again unless it’s cured. It should also be noted that Poison-type Pokémon cannot be poisoned.
The Badly Poisoned status condition causes the afflicted Pokémon to lose 1/16th of its Max HP on the first turn, and then the damage incrementally increases by 1/16th more with each passing turn.
Here are some strategies you can use with a Toxic Orb:
- Recovering HP with Poison Heal. The Poison Heal ability restores 1/8th (or 12.5%) of the Pokémon’s max HP at the end of each turn when it’s poisoned or badly poisoned. Although Shroomish and Breloom possess the Toxic Heal ability, Gliscor tends to put it to better use thanks to its decent bulk.
- 50% Attack boost with Guts or Toxic Boost. When a Pokémon with the ability Guts is inflicted with any status condition, including being badly poisoned, its Attack stat increases by 50%. Similarly, Zangoose’s signature ability Toxic Boost provides the same Attack boost specifically when it’s poisoned.
- Facade with Double Base Power. The move Facade doubles its power from 70 to 140 when the user is afflicted by a status condition, including the badly poisoned status condition caused by the Toxic Orb.
- Swapping items with Trick. Using the move Trick, you can swap the user’s Toxic Orb with the opponent’s held item. This would inflict the badly poisoned status on your foe at the end of the turn. While using the move Toxic could also inflict the same status condition, Trick also disrupts the opponent by stripping away the benefits offered by their held item.