Where To Get Timer Balls in Pokémon ORAS

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You can only buy Timer Balls from the Poké Mart in Rustboro City. However, you first need to talk to the Devon employee on Route 116 to unlock the clerk that sells them in Rustboro City.

Timer Balls are also obtainable as a gift for defeating Pokémon Ranger Catherine and Pokémon Ranger Jackson in a rematch. They’re both located on Route 119.

 

Method 1: Rustboro City Poké Mart

 
The second clerk of the Rustboro Poké Mart selling Timer Balls / Pokémon ORAS
The second clerk of the Rustboro Poké Mart selling Timer Balls
 

Initially, The Rustboro Poké Mart does not sell Timer Balls. You need to unlock the clerk who sells Timer Balls, along with Repeat Balls and Net Balls.

Here’s a step-by-step on how to unlock the option to buy Timer Balls in Rustboro City’s Poké Mart:

Step 1: Start at Route 116

 
Rustboro City’s east exit, Route 116 / Pokémon ORAS
Rustboro City’s east exit, Route 116
 

Step 2: Head east until you reach the cave where you rescued Peeko.

 
The Devon Employee is right outside the cave / Pokémon ORAS
The Devon Employee is right outside the cave
 

Step 3: Talk to the Devon Employee, and he’ll give you a Repeat Ball.

 
Talking to the Devon employee / Pokémon ORAS
Talking to the Devon employee
 

Step 4: Head Back to Rustboro City’s Poké Mart, and a second clerk should appear. You can now buy Timer Balls from him.

 
A second clerk is now in the Rustboro Poké Mart / Pokémon ORAS
A second clerk is now in the Rustboro Poké Mart
 

Method 2: Rematch with Pokémon Ranger Catherine or Pokémon Ranger Jackson (Route 119)

 
Challenging Pokémon Ranger Catherine / Pokémon ORAS
Challenging Pokémon Ranger Catherine
 

One crucial function the AreaNav has is Trainer’s Eyes. Here, trainers you’ve fought before might want to challenge you to a rematch, indicated by a “Battle Ready” sign next to them.

Trainers like Pokémon Ranger Jackson and Pokémon Ranger Catherine might give you a Timer Ball when you defeat them again.

You can find both of them on Route 119. Route 119 is in between Route 118 and Fortree City. To find both Pokémon Rangers:

Step 1: Start at Route 119’s south entrance.

 
Route 119’s south entrance / Pokémon ORAS
Route 119’s south entrance
 

Step 2: Head North until you see Pokémon Ranger Catherine near the river.

 
Pokémon Ranger Catherine’s location / Pokémon ORAS
Pokémon Ranger Catherine’s location
 

Step 3: For Pokémon Ranger Jackson, head east and up the stairs.

 
Heading past the rest house / Pokémon ORAS
Heading past the rest house
 

Step 4: Cross the bridge going west.

 
The bridge is up ahead / Pokémon ORAS
The bridge is up ahead
 

Step 5: Head north past the tall grass until you see Pokémon Ranger Jackson.

 
Pokémon Ranger Jackson’s location / Pokémon ORAS
Pokémon Ranger Jackson’s location
 

After beating Pokémon Ranger Jackson or Pokémon Ranger Catherine in a rematch, they will have a 20% chance of giving you a Timer Ball.

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