Where To Get Up-Grades in Pokémon ORAS

The Up-grade at the Battle Maison (Pokémon Omega Ruby)
# Location Repeatable?
1 Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 32 BP Yes

You can only get an Up-Grade at the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner. Here you’ll need to exchange 32 Battle Points (BP) per Up-Grade, and you can get an unlimited number of copies this way.

The Battle Maison is located at the Battle Resort, an island which only becomes accessible after completing the Delta Episode in the post-game.

Getting Up-Grades (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, located within the entrance hall.

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 left 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 32 BP, you can purchase the Up-Grade 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 right attendant sells held items used in battles. The left attendant sells Vitamins, EV training items, and evolution items, including the Up-Grade.

Here’s a complete list of items offered as prizes by the attendant on the left:

Item Price Item Price
HP Up 2 BP Power Anklet 16 BP
Protein 2 BP Protector 32 BP
Iron 2 BP Up-Grade 32 BP
Calcium 2 BP Dubious Disc 32 BP
Zinc 2 BP Electirizer 32 BP
Carbos 2 BP Magmarizer 32 BP
Power Weight 16 BP Reaper Cloth 32 BP
Power Bracer 16 BP Whipped Dream 32 BP
Power Belt 16 BP Sachet 32 BP
Power Lens 16 BP Rare Candy 48 BP
Power Band 16 BP Ability Capsule 200 BP

Earning BP (Quick Guide)

Talking to the Battle Maison receptionist / Pokémon ORAS
Talking to the Battle Maison receptionist

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.

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:

Battle Format Number of Eligible Pokémon Description
Single Battle 3 A one-on-one battle.
Double Battle 4 A two-on-two battle.
Triple Battle 6 A three-on-three battle.
Rotation Battle 4 A three-on-three battle, with only one Pokémon fighting at a time. You can rotate between them during the battle.
Multi 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:

Win Streak Normal Rank Super Rank
1-10 1 2
11-19 2 3
20 (Battle Chatelaine) 20 3
21-30 4
31-40 5
41-49 6
50 (Battle Chatelaine) 50
51 onwards 7

However, be aware that losing a battle will break your streak. That will force you to start a new challenge run to keep earning more BP.

Since Pokémon levels are set to 50 and you can’t use healing items, a solid strategy + fully trained Pokémon on your team are both crucial for success in the Battle Maison.

How the Up-Grade Works

In-game details for Up-Grade / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Up-Grade

The Up-Grade, a held item classified as an Evolution Item, has no effect in battle.

But it’s a unique item specifically designed for Porygon’s evolution when it’s held during a trade.

When a Porygon holding an Up-Grade is traded to another player, it will evolve into Porygon2. Once the trade is completed, the Up-Grade is consumed and disappears on evolution.

And once you get a Porygon2 you might be wondering how to evolve it into Porygon-Z.

For that you’ll need a Dubious Disc, which can be obtained in a similar way as the Up-Grade.

If you’ve accumulated at least 32 BP then you can get a Dubious Disc from the Battle Maison – then you can trade a Porygon2 holding the Dubious Disc to evolve it into Porygon-Z.


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