Nintendo has announced that Secret Bases will be making a return in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. You will be able to customize your Secret Base with decorations, mazes or traps, create custom Pokemon battle rules, or even set it up into the player’s own Pokémon Gym. Secret Bases was the most eye-catching feature introduced in Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire when originally released on the GameBoy Advanced.
With the Nintendo 3DS’s StreetPass feature and QR Codes, players will be able to share their Secret Bases with friends both locally and globally. When visiting other Secret Bases, players can meet other Trainers in the same base and invite them back to their own Secret Base as “Secret Pals,” allowing the player to interact and battle with them.Secret Pals will have special skills that can benefit players in their adventures, such as gaining new decorations, making a Pokemon Egg hatch faster, or chose a Pokemon to raise their level by one. The more Secret Pals you gain, the more special skills you’ll have access to.
Players can capture flags during their visit to other player’s Secret Bases, which are located beside the Secret PC in each Secret Base. Collecting flags will gain the player a higher rank, which will result players to further improve their Secret Pals’ special skills.
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire is scheduled to release for Nintendo 3DS on November 21 in North America and November 28 in Europe.
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