Pokémon ORAS Weakness Policy: Location + How It Works

The Weakness Policy in Battle Maison (Pokémon Omega Ruby)
All Weakness Policy Locations
# Location Repeatable?
1 Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 32 BP Yes

The only way to obtain a Weakness Policy in the game is by visiting the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner. You’ll be able to get unlimited Weakness Policies here for 32 Battle Points (BP) each.

The Battle Maison facility is situated at the Battle Resort, an island which only becomes accessible after completing the Delta Episode.

Weakness Policy Location (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 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 right 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 Weakness Policy 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 left attendant sells Vitamins, EV training items, and evolution items. The right attendant sells held items used in battles, including the Weakness Policy.

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

Item Price Item Price
Flame Orb 16 BP Choice Band 48 BP
Toxic Orb 16 BP Choice Scarf 48 BP
Absorb Bulb 32 BP Choice Specs 48 BP
Cell Battery 32 BP Expert Belt 48 BP
Eject Button 32 BP Focus Band 48 BP
Luminous Moss 32 BP Focus Sash 48 BP
Power Herb 32 BP Iron Ball 48 BP
Red Card 32 BP Life Orb 48 BP
Ring Target 32 BP Muscle Band 48 BP
Snowball 32 BP Razor Claw 48 BP
Weakness Policy 32 BP Razor Fang 48 BP
White Herb 32 BP Safety Goggles 48 BP
Air Balloon 48 BP Scope Lens 48 BP
Assault Vest 48 BP Wide Lens 48 BP
Binding Band 48 BP Wise Glasses 48 BP
Bright Powder 48 BP Zoom Lens 48 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.

You’ll want to assemble your most formidable team and then 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. 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, forcing you to start a new challenge to keep earning more BP.

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

How the Weakness Policy Works

In-game details for Weakness Policy / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Weakness Policy

The Weakness Policy is a held item that sharply raises the holder’s Attack and Special Attack stats by two stages each if the holder is hit by a super-effective move.

Each stat in the game can be raised and lowered by up to six times.

Here’s a table detailing how much each stage modifies your Pokémon’s Attack and Special Attack stat:

Stage Main Stat
0 x1
1 x1.5
2 x2.0
3 x2.5
4 x3.0
5 x3.5
6 x4.0

The most suitable users of Weakness Policy are bulky attackers that can reliably survive super-effective moves.

However, because relying on your opponent to trigger Weakness Policy’s effect can be inconsistent, it’s typically best used in Double Battles.

In Double Battles you can trigger your ally’s Weakness Policy by using a move that targets all Pokémon on the field.

Another option is to use a weaker move from an ally Pokémon that has low Attack or Special Attack stats.

To minimize the inflicted damage, aim for both 0 IVs and 0 EVs in the respective attack stat, based on the move you intend to use.

In competitive play, Weakness Policy is a strategy that’s often used in Double Battles. In an ideal scenario you can trigger Weakness Policy’s effect and attack with the boosted power all in the same turn.

The +2 boost to both attack stats can significantly swing the battle in your favor, potentially sweeping unprepared opponents.

Tip: In the Gen VI games, Dragonite stands out as one of the best Pokémon to give Weakness Policy to. This is thanks to its great bulk and Hidden Ability, Multiscale. This ability halves damage from moves when at full health, which means Dragonite is guaranteed to survive a super-effective hit and that Weakness Policy’s boost will be activated.


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