|All Weakness Policy Locations
|Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 32 BP
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.
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 32 BP you can purchase the Weakness Policy 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 Weakness Policy.
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.
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:
|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. 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 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
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:
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.