How To Get Zoom Lenses in Pokémon ORAS

A Zoom Lens at the Exchange Service (Pokémon Omega Ruby)
All Zoom Lens Locations
# Location Repeatable?
1 Battle Maison’s Exchange Service Corner – 48 BP Yes

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.

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 48 BP then you can purchase the Zoom Lens from her.

Note that you can get an unlimited number of Zoom Lenses this way.

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 Zoom Lens.

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. Assemble your most formidable team and 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.

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:

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 (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

In-game details for Zoom Lens / Pokémon ORAS
In-game details for Zoom Lens

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:

  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Porygon
  • Porygon2
  • Magnezone
  • Porygon-Z
  • Patrat
  • Watchog
  • Elgyem
  • Beheeyem


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