|All Wide Lens Locations|
|1||Route 123 – Southwest of the pond||No|
|2||Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 48 BP||Yes|
|3||(AS) Held item from wild Sableye (5% chance) found on Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Victory Road, Sky Pillar||Yes|
There are three different ways to obtain a Wide Lens, with one method exclusively available in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
The first method involves taking a trip to Route 123. Enter this route via the eastern entrance to find a Wide Lens near a pond by a fishing shack.
The second method is to head over to the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner, where you can trade 48 Battle Points (BP) for a Wide Lens. This method is repeatable but it’s only accessible in the post-game.
And then in Alpha Sapphire you can use Thief to steal Wide Lenses from wild Sableye. Sableye can be found in Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Sky Pillar, and Victory Road. And each wild Sableye you find will have a 5% chance of holding a Wide Lens.
Method 1: Route 123 on the Ground
Route 123 is a long route divided into a western and eastern section by a ledge. If you Fly to this route, you’ll be sent near the route’s western entrance near Route 118.
But to get to the Wide Lens near the pond you’ll need to use the route’s east entrance.
We’ll start by flying back to Mt Pyre on Route 122:
Step 1: From Mt. Pyre’s entrance, use Surf to head south towards Route 123’s east entrance.
Step 2: Upon reaching Route 123, take the southern path first.
Step 3: Then proceed west along the path.
Step 4: When you spot a prickly tree to the north, use HM01 Cut to get past it. Then follow that path along.
Step 5: Cut down another tree on your left and keep following the narrow path to the left.
Step 6: Continue by going down the ledge to the left beyond the berry trees.
Step 7: Keep moving west from here. If you time it right you can even walk past the Poké Fan without having to battle him.
Just make sure to not accidentally jump down the ledge here.
Step 8: Once you walk by a pine tree below you, hop down one ledge (not both) and continue heading west.
Step 9: Battle the Ace Trainer that’s in your way as you go left.
Then just keep going left to jump down two more ledges, still heading in the same direction.
Step 10: Head west past the fishing shack after going down all the ledges.
Step 11: Move past the fishing pond with a couple of fishermen nearby, and go towards the southwest side.
Step 12: Pick up the nearby Wide Lens on the ground before the ledge.
Method 2: Battle Maison’s BP Shop
The Battle Maison operates similarly to the Battle Tower from previous generations.
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 least 48 BP then you can purchase a Wide Lens from her.
This can be repeated as many times as you’d like.
Method 3: Stealing from Wild Sableye (Alpha Sapphire Only)
If you want another way to get Wide Lenses in Alpha Sapphire, you can get them as held items from wild Sableye.
Here are Sableye’s encounter rates for each possible location where it spawns:
|Sableye’s Location||Encounter Rate||Levels|
|Granite Cave B2F||20%||10-12|
|Cave of Origin||31%||33-36|
When you encounter a wild Sableye, there’s a 5% chance it will be holding a Wide Lens.
By using a Pokémon with TM46 Thief you can steal the item from it.
But if you want to speed up the process then check out our guide on optimizing your team for item farming.
And to increase the chances of finding a Wide Lens even more, you can use your DexNav’s Detector Mode.
After catching a specific species of Pokémon, you can use the DexNav to track more of the same species in the wild.
Each encounter with this Pokémon, regardless of whether you catch it, will increase the DexNav’s search level.
As this level rises, the likelihood of encountering Pokémon carrying items also increases.
How the Wide Lens Works
The Wide Lens is a held item that increases the holder’s accuracy by 10% during battle.
It’s particularly useful for Pokémon that rely on high-power moves with less than perfect accuracy.
By improving the consistency of these moves, you can maximize your Pokémon’s damage output and make each turn count.
Tip: If your Pokémon has a low base Speed, you may want to consider using the Zoom Lens instead. The Zoom Lens offers a higher accuracy boost of 20%, but only if the holder acts after its opponent. This can be a strategic choice for Pokémon that are naturally slower, ensuring that their moves hit more consistently.