|All Zoom Lens Locations
|Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 48 BP
The only way to obtain a Zoom Lens in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire is by visiting the Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner. You can purchase multiple Zoom Lenses here for 48 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.
Zoom Lens 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, 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.
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 48 BP then you can purchase the Zoom Lens from her.
Note that you can get an unlimited number of Zoom Lenses this way.
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 Zoom Lens.
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. Assemble your most formidable team and 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.
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:
|20 (Battle Chatelaine)
|50 (Battle Chatelaine)
However, be aware that losing a battle will break your streak, forcing you to start a new challenge (and a new streak) to keep earning more BP.
Since levels are set to 50 and you can’t use healing items in these battles, a solid strategy and fully trained Pokémon are crucial for success in the Battle Maison.
How the Zoom Lens Works
The Zoom Lens is a held item that boosts the holder’s accuracy by 20% if the holder acts after its opponent in battle.
Pokémon with inherently low Speed stats make excellent holders of the Zoom Lens, particularly if they have high base power moves with less than perfect accuracy.
However, they can also just run Wide Lens instead. The Wide Lens provides a slightly lower accuracy boost of just 10%, but it doesn’t require going last in a turn.
Tip: A Zoom Lens pairs up really well with the Analytic ability, which grants a 30% boost to moves if the holder acts after the opponent. So not only do you get an accuracy boost, but you also get a damage boost for going last.
Analytic is not a regular ability for any Pokémon in Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. But here’s the list of Pokémon that have it as a hidden ability: