|All Water Stone Locations|
|1||Secret Super Training – Possible reward for clearing “The Water Stone Cup Begins!” or “The Battle for the Best!”||Yes|
|2||Route 124 – Trade a Blue Shard with the Treasure Hunter||Yes|
|3||Inverse Battle Stop – Possible reward for scoring 7-9 (10% chance)||Yes|
|4||Route 106 – Defeat Fisherman Elliot in a rematch (5% chance)||Yes|
|5||Super-Secret Base – Possible gift from Secret Pal||Yes|
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire there are five different ways to obtain Water Stones. The easiest way to get a Water Stone is to complete either of the following Secret Super Training stages:
- “The Water Stone Cup Begins!”
- “The Battle for the Best!”
If you don’t want to play and unlock stages of Secret Super Training, you can also get a Water Stone from the Treasure Hunter NPC. You’ll find him in a cabin on 124 where he’ll trade you a Water Stone for a Blue Shard.
There are other ways to obtain Water Stones as well, although the other methods might be more tedious. But in this guide we’ll cover all of the ways you can farm Water Stones in the game.
Method 1 – Secret Super Training: The Water Stone Cup Begins! / The Battle for the Best!
Secret Super Training is a series of mini-games designed for fully-trained Pokémon to obtain rare items.
If you complete either of the stages called “The Water Stone Cup Begins!” or “The Battle for the Best!” within the target time, you have the chance to win the following prizes:
|The Water Stone Cup Begins!||
|The Battle for the Best!||
Tip: Both stages can reward you with a Water Stone, but “The Water Stone Cup Begins!” is more likely to give you one since its prize pool is smaller.
Because Super Training becomes available once Wally captures his Ralts, this method does provide the earliest opportunity to obtain a Water Stone. But fully training a Pokémon’s EVs (Effort Values) may require a bit of time and effort.
If you already have a fully-trained Pokémon and are looking for a Water Stone, here’s how to unlock the stage which presents it as a reward:
Step 1: Navigate to your PlayNav in the bottom screen. Then find and click the Super Training button.
Step 2: On the Super Training screen, a radar chart displays your Pokémon’s EV distribution.
If you see that the meter on the right is filled and a muscle icon appears in the top-left of your screen, it means your Pokémon’s total EVs are fully maxed out at 510.
Step 3: Press the green button on the bottom left corner of the screen here. You’ll see 12 new unlockable Secret Super Training stages, exclusively for fully-trained Pokémon.
If you want a chance to obtain a Water Stone, you’ll have to unlock either of the stages: “The Water Stone Cup Begins!” or “The Battle for the Best!”.
Step 4: Once you complete the stage within the target time, you have a good chance to obtain a Water Stone.
Method 2 – Trade with the Treasure Hunter on Route 124
The Treasure Hunter is an NPC who trades shards for various Evolution Stones. He can be found on an island house on Route 124, between Lilycove City and Mossdeep City.
You can trade one Blue Shard for one Water Stone.
Here’s the full list of shards that can be traded for Evolution Stones:
|Red Shard||Fire Stone|
|Yellow Shard||Thunder Stone|
|Blue Shard||Water Stone|
|Green Shard||Leaf Stone|
Tip: If you’re looking for Blue Shards, try searching in Mirage Caves. Each Mirage Cave contains a hidden item, and you might find a Blue Shard there.
If you don’t know where the Treasure Hunter’s house is, simply fly back to Route 124 and you’ll land on the island with his house right there.
Method 3 – Inverse Battle Stop
The Inverse Battle Stop is a unique battle facility operated by a trainer named Inver, where Inverse Battles take place. Inverse battles are a special type of Pokémon battle in which type matchups are reversed, making moves that are usually super effective, not very effective, and vice versa.
Each super-effective move you land earns you a point, while each super-effective move he lands against you causes a one-point deduction. If you defeat Inver in a battle then he’ll reward you with an item based on your score.
Scoring between 7 to 9 points gives you a 10% chance of obtaining a Water Stone.
Each prize in this pool has an equal probability (10%) of being awarded. The prize pool for this score range includes the following:
- Fire Stone
- Leaf Stone
- Water Stone
- Thunder Stone
- Sun Stone
- Moon Stone
- Dawn Stone
- Dusk Stone
- Shiny Stone
If you don’t know where the Inverse Battle Stop is, here’s how to get there:
Step 1: Begin at the Pokémon Center in Mauville City. Then head back inside the city’s interior through the entrance on the right.
Step 2: Once inside the city, proceed slightly north and take your first left turn into the first shop. This is the Inverse Battle Stop.
Step 3: After entering the facility, talk to Inver to start the challenge. Remember to track your points – you need to accumulate a score of 7-9 to have a chance of obtaining a Water Stone.
Method 4 – Rematch with Fisherman Elliot (Route 106)
The AreaNav is a feature of the PokéNav Plus that displays the map of the Hoenn Region.
Upon selecting the map, you will see various tabs including the Trainer’s Eye tab.
This tab allows you to locate specific trainers across Hoenn who are ready for a rematch, indicated by a “Battle Ready” sign next to their profile.
Defeating rematchable trainers gives you a small chance of obtaining an item as a reward.
Fisherman Elliot is the NPC you want to re-battle for Water Stones – he has a 5% chance of rewarding you with a Water Stone after each rematch.
You can find Fisherman Elliot on Route 106, which is located near Dewford Town and is the route where Granite Cave is located. Here’s exactly how to find Elliot to request your rematch:
Step 1: Start by heading west past the wooden sign on Route 106.
Step 2: Then follow the narrow path along the shoreline going northwest. You’ll be passing up behind Granite Cave.
Step 3: Continue westward until you see Fisherman Elliot fishing in the sea. If he’s ready for a rematch then you can just talk to him to initiate the battle.
Method 5 – Secret Pal Skill: Pick Up Stones
You have a chance to obtain a Water Stone by using the “Pick Up Stones” Secret Pal skill, which is one of the features of Super-Secret Bases.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super-Secret Bases are an upgraded version of the Secret Base feature from the original games. After making your own Secret Base using TM94 Secret Power, you can customize and share your base with other players.
You can also visit other Secret Bases to interact with other players, challenge them to battles, and if you want, make them one of your Secret Pals.
Each Secret Pal can use a special skill once a day; a pal can learn up to four of the ten possible skills. Here’s a full list of all skills and what they do:
|Do some exercise||Boosts the EVs (Effort Values) of a selected stat by 30 for a chosen Pokémon in the party.|
|Do some training||Boost the level for a chosen Pokémon in the party by 1.|
Picks up any of the following berries:
Apicot Berry, Aspear Berry, Cheri Berry, Chesto Berry, Ganlon Berry, Kee Berry, Leppa Berry, Liechi Berry, Lum Berry, Maranga Berry, Pecha Berry, Persim Berry, Petaya Berry, Rawst Berry, Salac Berry, Sitrus Berry
|Make some goods||Receive a random decoration for your Super-Secret Base|
|Massage a Pokémon||Boosts the Friendship Value for a chosen Pokémon in the party by 30.|
|Pick something up||
Picks up any of the following items:
Elixir, Escape Rope, Full Restore, Heart Scale, Master Ball, Max Revive, PP Max, PP Up, Rare Candy, Revive, Ultra Ball
|Pick up stones||
Picks up any of the following Evolutionary Stones:
Dawn Stone, Dusk Stone, Everstone, Fire Stone, Leaf Stone, Moon Stone, Shiny Stone, Sun Stone, Thunder Stone, Water Stone
|Search for treasure||
Picks up any of the following valuable items:
Big Nugget, Big Pearl, Comet Shard, Float Stone, Nugget, Pearl, Pearl String, Rare Bone
|Take care of an Egg||Makes an Egg become closer to hatching|
|Tell my fortune||
Receive a random MAX-strength O-Power:
Bargain Power MAX, Capture Power MAX, Full Recovery Power, Prize Money Power MAX
Using Water Stones
The Water Stone is an Evolution Stone that can evolve six different Pokémon in OR/AS.
As of Gen 6, the following Pokémon can evolve with a Water Stone:
|Use a Water Stone on||To evolve into|