|Scope Lens Acquisition Methods|
|1||Fight Area—Received from an elderly woman in the Poké Mart||No|
|2||Battle Frontier—Purchased from the Exchange Service Corner for 48 BP||Yes|
The easiest way to get a Scope Lens is to speak with the elderly woman inside the Fight Area’s Poké Mart. She will give you one free Scope Lens once you can reach that area.
You can alternatively buy Scope Lenses at the Battle Frontier. This method is repeatable, but it’s also extremely expensive and time-consuming.
Both methods require you to have already defeated the Pokémon League and be in the post-game.
Acquiring Scope Lenses
Method 1: Fight Area
You’ll get a free Scope Lens from an elderly woman inside the Fight Area’s Poké Mart, which you can only access after you’ve entered the Pokémon League Hall of Fame.
The Fight Area’s Poké Mart is right across the street from the Pokémon Center on the right-hand side.
As soon as you enter, look to your left to find the elderly NPC you need to talk to. She’ll be wearing a brown hat.
Speak with her and she will hand you a Scope Lens, free of charge.
Method 2: The Battle Frontier (Repeatable)
An unlimited amount of Scope Lenses can be acquired in the Battle Frontier.
The Battle Frontier is the huge building to the northeast of the Pokémon Center in the Battle Zone’s Fight Area.
After entering the building, go through the Entrance Hall and exit via the door on the northern wall.
In the middle of the Main Hall will be several kiosks making up a central marketplace. This is the Exchange Service Corner.
Speak to the clerk at the southwestern kiosk with the blue and white canopy.
Scroll through her inventory until you find the Scope Lens listing.
Each Scope Lens costs 48 Battle Points (BP), which you can win by fighting in the Battle Frontier’s various facilities.
The Scope Lens is one of the most expensive items at the Exchange Service Corner, so only purchase one if you need multiple Lenses and have already received the free one from the Poké Mart.
Scope Lens Details and Uses
The Scope Lens is a held item that doubles the holder’s critical hit ratio by one stage. This is similar to the effect of the Razor Claw.
Each stage increase translates to an added chance of landing a critical blow to the opponent, which deals twice the damage of a normal attack.
The effects of various critical hit stages are detailed in the table below:
|Critical Hit Stage Increases|
|+4 and up||50%|
Holding a Scope Lens will increase the holder’s chance of landing critical hits from 6.25% to 12.5%.
This isn’t a huge boost on its own, amounting to just one critical hit for every eight attacks on average.
However, combining the Scope Lens with certain moves can make the effect much more noticeable.
The move Focus Energy increases the user’s critical hit chance by two stages. Used in conjunction with a Scope Lens, this brings the chance of inflicting a critical hit up to about one-in-three (33.3%).
Attacks like Night Slash and Shadow Claw also have naturally elevated critical hit rates.
One Pokémon that can make excellent use of a Scope Lens is an Absol with the Super Luck Ability. Super Luck passively raises Absol’s critical hit ratio by one stage, which is active at all times in battle.
Absol also has an exorbitant Attack stat, fair Speed, and has access to Night Slash.
And while Absol isn’t a Pokémon that can usually take a lot of damage, its 33.3% chance of landing a critical hit with this setup means it might not need to.