|Mystic Water Locations|
|1||Pastoria City—To the north of the lake on the eastern side of town (requires Surf)||No|
Held item (100% chance) found on the following Pokémon:
The easiest way to get a Mystic Water is by finding the one in Pastoria City. You can reach this item as soon as you’re able to use Surf outside of battle.
Alternatively you can also farm Mystic Waters by taking them as held items from Castform, but this is a bit more complex and not always worth the effort.
Acquiring Mystic Waters
Method 1: Pastoria City (Step-by-Step)
You’ll have access to a quick and easy Mystic Water from Pastoria City as soon as you can use Surf in the overworld.
Once you’ve taken care of those requirements, Fly to Pastoria City and head southward from the Pokémon Center.
Continue south past the Berry Plot.
Turn eastward to reach the lake, then use Surf to skim across it to the right.
Head for the northeastern corner of the lake where the ships are anchored, then step onto the land to the north to reach a Poké Ball item.
Pick up the Poké Ball to add the Mystic Water to your Bag.
Method 2: Held Item on Wild Castform (Repeatable)
You can also find Mystic Waters being held by wild Castform.
Castform are only found in the Pokémon Mansion’s Trophy Garden on Route 212. So you’ll need to have visited Pastoria City at least once before you’re able to attempt this.
Finding the Pokémon Mansion
To reach the Pokémon Mansion, Fly to Hearthome City and head south from the Pokémon Center.
When you reach the white picket fences to the south, head eastward.
Take the south turn by the fisherman NPC standing in the middle of the street’s intersection, then turn west at the Hearthome City sign.
Travel westward until you reach the two city gates in the southwest corner of town.
Take the gate to the south—this will put you on Route 212.
Pass through the gate and continue southward on Route 212.
Continue moving south, hugging the eastern edge when trees start to break up the path. Circle around the ponds you encounter along the way.
Head south when the bushes begin to resemble a sort of hedge maze, and eventually you will see the Pokémon Mansion’s gilded front gates and statues.
Head up through the front gates to approach the mansion.
Then enter the Pokémon Mansion through the front doors.
Getting Wild Castform to Spawn
Inside the mansion, take a right to enter the eastern corridor.
Enter the first room to the north, which is Mr. Backlot’s office.
Tip: Save the game before you do anything else.
Inside the room you will find Mr. Backlot standing next to his butler.
If you speak to Mr. Backlot, he will go on a long self-congratulating speech about the rare Pokémon he has in the Trophy Garden. Act impressed to keep him talking.
Eventually Mr. Backlot will mention the latest rare Pokémon that he allegedly saw in the Trophy Garden. The Pokémon he mentions is random and changes once every 24 hours.
However, if you soft reset the game and speak to Mr. Backlot again, you can force the specified Pokémon to change to a different one.
Repeat the soft reset process until Backlot mentions Castform.
Mr. Backlot’s butler will then inform him that the specified Pokémon isn’t actually in the Trophy Garden. After a quick discussion between the two, the butler will leave the room.
Mr. Backlot will continue lying in an attempt to save face.
At this point, the butler will have already snuck out and released the aforementioned Pokémon into the Trophy Garden under Backlot’s orders.
So now you can leave the room and head westward back into the main hall. Then turn north and leave the Pokémon Mansion through the back exit.
Farming Wild Castform
Enter the Trophy Garden and search through the tall grass for a Castform.
This may take a while, since each random encounter only has a 5% chance of being the Pokémon Mr. Backlot bragged about.
But the good news is that unlike most wild Pokémon you’d steal items from, a wild Castform is guaranteed to be carrying an item.
When you find a wild Castform, either take its Mystic Water by using a stealing move like Thief, or capture the Castform and remove the item that way.
Tip: We also have a separate guide on how to build an optimized item farming team, so check that out if you want more ideas.
Then end the battle however you prefer—you’ll keep the Mystic Water even if you flee.
Mystic Water Details and Uses
The Mystic Water is a held item that boosts the power of Water-type attacks by 20%.
Generally, water types best showcase their power with big special moves like Hydro Cannon, Surf, and Hydro Pump.
This means the Pokémon who will get the most out of a Mystic Water is a Pokémon with a high Special Attack stat, such as Kyogre, Slowbro, Blastoise, and Gorebyss.
While the Mystic Water will stretch the damage of Water-type attacks launched by any Pokémon type, it works best on Water-type Pokémon by adding the STAB effect to the overall damage output.
There are items that do a better job of maximizing damage (see: the Life Orb), but they tend to have drawbacks that can complicate battles. The Mystic Water can be a better option as a free boost for your already hard-hitting Water types.