|All Light Clay Locations|
|1||Mt. Coronet — On a tiny island in the water of floor B1F||No|
|2||The Underground — Occasionally found in the digging puzzles||Yes|
The quickest and easiest method of obtaining a Light Clay is by picking it up inside Mt. Coronet. Reaching this Light Clay’s location will require Pokémon that can use Strength, Rock Smash, and Surf. Defog is also recommended, but not strictly necessary.
Or you can get unlimited Light Clays by digging puzzles in the Underground. However, the odds of finding a Light Clay in any given puzzle are extremely low, making this method a potentially laborious and time-consuming process.
Light Clay Locations
Location #1: Mt. Coronet (Step-by-Step)
One Light Clay is sitting on the ground inside Mt. Coronet.
Before you enter though, make sure you have Pokémon that know the moves Strength, Rock Smash, and Surf. Defog will also help, although you should be able to navigate the cave without it.
This sprawling mountain has multiple entrances; but the quickest route is through the entrance to the west of Celestic Town.
So once you’re ready, start by heading west along the southern edge of Celestic Town from the Pokémon Center.
Follow the perimeter of the town around as it turns northward.
Turn west to leave Celestic Town and enter Route 211.
Head west on Route 211. Climbing the staircase to the north will keep you from having to fight wild Pokémon along the way.
Continue west until you reach the mouth of Mt. Coronet, and enter the cave.
Once inside, turn immediately to the north and approach the round boulder on the ground.
Use Strength to push the boulder at least three tiles to the north.
From there, head north through the path you created, and keep going in that direction. Ignore the hallway to the left.
Continue north down the staircase, and once you’re down the stairs just take a left at the end of the hall.
Then head down the staircase at the far western end of this hall to reach Mt. Coronet’s next floor.
The next floor will be choked with fog, so it does help to use Defog to clear it out (optional but useful).
Either way, start heading north from the staircase.
Then you’ll want to descend the first staircase to your right, and then use Surf at the edge of the water.
Once you’re on the water just surf eastward across the surface.
You’ll soon spot a small four-tile patch of land in the middle of the water. And in the corner of this patch of land you’ll see an overworld item on the ground.
Disembark here and pick up the Poké Ball item to get the Light Clay.
Location #2: The Underground (Repeatable)
Unlimited Light Clays can be unearthed in the Underground. Although this is a very randomized and often time-intensive process.
Every time you begin a digging puzzle in the Underground, there is a 20% chance that a non-sphere item will be hidden beneath the rocks and dirt.
Because there are close to 50 different item types that can be uncovered, the odds of finding one Light Clay in a single puzzle are miniscule.
So while this is the only other method you can use to obtain more Light Clays in the game, this will be a time-consuming process.
Light Clay Details and Uses
The Light Clay is a Hold Item that boosts Light Screen and Reflect, increasing their duration from five turns to eight turns.
Light Clays are invaluable for dual screeners (Pokémon who use both Light Screen and Reflect to halve all damage inflicted on the user’s team).
It is hard to overstate how useful an extra three turns for either move can be, particularly in competitive play.
Generally with a designated screener, the most prized qualities are:
- Quickness and/or bulk
- And the ability to easily switch out of battle
Common Gen 4 Pokémon chosen to be dual screeners often include Bronzong, Uxie, Azelf, Lapras, Latios/Latias, Jirachi, and Espeon.
Miscellaneous Info about Light Clay:
- Light Clays can be sold for 100 PokéDollars each, although this isn’t really worthwhile due to how rare this item is.
- If a Light Clay is flung by a Pokémon using Fling, the move will have a base power of 30.
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