Pokemon Sword and Shield - How to Get Armorite Ore

A guide on how to get Armorite Ore in the Isle of Armor DLC of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Included are the item's uses and where to find them.

Pokemon Sword and Shield - How to Get Armorite Ore

How to Get Armorite Ore

What is Armorite Ore?

Pokemon Sword and Shield - How to Get Armorite Ore

Armorite Ore is a rare item used to allow Pokemon to learn new moves from the Isle of Armor move tutor or exchanged for Watts. It can also be used to reset your Pokemon’s effort values (EVs).

Armorite Ore can only be obtained in the Isle of Armor DLC.

How to Access the Isle of Armor DLC

Where to Find Armorite Ore

Shiny Loot in Wild Areas

Armorite Ores are found as shiny items while exploring the Isle of Armor wild area.

Isle of Armor Main Story

Pokemon Sword and Shield - How to Get Armorite Ore

You are also given five Armorite Ores in the Isle of Armor dojo when you progress through the DLC’s main story.

Max Raid Battles

Armorite Ores can also be received as rewards by clearing Max Raid Battles. For a greater chance of obtaining them, it is recommended to particiapte in Zeraora Raid Battles which are only available until June 28.

Digging Ma

Two NPCs called Digging Pa and Digging Ma can be found in the Isle of Armor. While talking to Digging Pa lets you pay him Armorite Ore to dig up Watts, speaking to Digging Ma allows you to spend Armorite Ores to dig up more Armorite Ores. Note that when Digging Ma’s shovel breaks, you will not get anything, likening her service to a gamble of Armorite Ores.

Digging Pa and Ma are found in separate locations. You can spot Digging Pa near the entrance of Warm Up Tunnel while Digging Ma constantly moves around the island.

Isle of Armor Tutor Moves

Pokemon Sword and Shield - How to Get Armorite Ore

Armorite Ores can be used to learn new moves from the Isle of Armor Move Tutor. Each move costs only 1 Armorite Ore.

Name Type Effects
Terrain Pulse Normal The user utilizes the power of the terrain to attack. This move’s type and power changes depending on the terrain when used.
Burning Jealousy Fire The user attacks with energy from jealousy. This leaves all opposing Pokemon that have had their stats boosted during the turn with a burn.
Flip Turn Water After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokemon in waiting
Rising Voltage Electric The user attacks with electric voltage rising from the ground. This move’s power doubles when the target is on Electric Terrain.
Grassy Glide Grass Gliding on the ground, the user attacks the target. This moves always goes first on Grassy Terrain.
Triple Axel Ice A consecutive three-kick attack that becomes more powerful with each successful hit.
Coaching Fighting The user properly coaches its ally Pokemon, boosting their Attack and Defense stats.
Corrosive Gas Poison The user surrounds everything around it with highly acidic gas and melts away items they hold.
Scorching Sands Ground The user throws scorching sand at the the target to attack. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Dual Wingbeat Flying The user slams the target with its wings. The target is hit twice in a row.
Expanding Force Psychic The user attacks the target with its psychic power. This move’s power goes up and damages all opposing Pokemon on Psychic terrain.
Skitter Smack Bug The user skitters behind the target to attack. This also lowers the target’s special attack.
Meteor Beam Rock In this two-turn attack, the user gathers space power and boosts its special attack stat, then attacks the target on the next turn.
Poltergeist Ghost The user attacks the target by controlling the target’s item. The move fails if the target does not have an item.
Scale Shot Dragon The user attacks by shooting scales two to five times in a row. This move boosts the user’s speed stat but lowers its defense stat.
Lash Out Dark The user lashes out to vent its frustration at the target. If its stats were lowered during the turn, the power of this move is doubled.
Steel Roller Steel The user attacks while destroying the terrain. This move fails when the ground hasn’t turned into a terrain.
Misty Explosion Fairy The user attacks everything around it and faints upon using this move. This move’s power is increased on Misty Terrain.

New Moves

Pokemon EV Reset

An NPC on an island in the Workout Sea east of the Master Dojo will offer to reset your Pokemon’s effort values (EVs) for 10 Armorite Ores. This is useful if you need to reallocate EV on any of your Pokemon.

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