Super-Secret Bases

Following on from the original games, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire feature Secret Bases. However, these have been fully upgraded and integrated into the Nintendo 3DS hardware and software, and are now called Super-Secret Bases

To create a Secret Base, you need to have a Pokémon knowing the move, Secret Power, and take it to one of many places in the Hoenn region. These are all indicated by a small rectangular block on walls or trees. When used, the Secret Base is open and you can then go into it.

This game has a great number of Secret Base locations across the region, each with different shapes and sizes. In addition to that, three special areas are located in the game, needing Dive to get to initially, that have a lot of Secret Bases within them. You can also check on Secret Bases using the AreaNav.

Sharing your Base

One of the core aspects of Secret Bases is the ability to share your Secret Base with other players. While in the originals, this was done simply by mixing records, in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, there are two different ways to do this.

StreetPass: The first is using the 3DS's StreetPass feature. When you have this feature activated, whenever you locally pass another Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire player, it will download the data into your game. It's as simple as that
QR Code: The second method is to allow for you to share your Secret Base with people around the world. At the PC, you can create a special QR Code for your Secret Base, which is then saved onto your SD card for you to upload. When people scan the QR Code using the Nintendo 3DS camera, they will gain access to your Secret Base

Decorating your Base

A mainstay of the Secret Bases remaining from Ruby & Sapphire is ther ability to completely decorate your base. This is done with a variety of items that you obtain throughout the game, such as as a special gift or through purchasing at stores in the game.

This helps you to completely personalise the space, based upon your own likes and dislikes.

Click here for a list of decorations

Secret Pals

When you go to other people's Secret Bases, you will meet a representation of their player. There, you can interact with these players and invite them to return to your base, to help build up a special amount of Pals. Each Secret Pal has got a variety of features that are available when you speak to them, but they can only do them once a day.

Battling: The main feature is to battle the other players. The team they use is based on the team the person had when they created the QR Code for their base, or StreetPassed their base to you. The once a day counter is separate to the Special Skills.

Special Skills
Masages: One of the special skills is the ability to have your Pokémon massaged
Egg Nurturing: One of the special skills is the ability to make Eggs hatch quicker
Do Some Training: Some Secret Pals will raise your Pokémon's level
Do Some Exercise: Boosts your Pokémon's Effort Values in a selected stat.
Decorations: You can receive various decorations from your Secret Pals
Picking Up: You can receive ask your Secret Pals to clean up the base, where they find rare items such as PP Max

Capture the Flag

Another feature of the Secret Bases, and one that stems more from Diamond & Pearl, is the Capture the Flag option. Once a day, you can go by the Secret PC in each Secret Base and collect the flags. The more flags you collect, the higher your Secret Base Rank is. This then affects the strength of the special features your Secret Pals provide, such as levelling up, or the amount of happiness

Rank Flags Requires Special Features Gift
Bronze Rank30 FlagsSecret Pals have an extra Special Skill
More Decorations in Fortree Decoration Store
Silver Rank100 FlagsSecret Pals have a third Special Skill
More Decorations in Fortree Decoration Store
Gold Rank500 FlagsSecret Pals have a fourth Special Skill
Photo of your Secret Base Team taken and saved on SD card
Mood Lighting
Platinum Rank1000 FlagsSecret Pals can use skills twice a daytConfetti Ball

Another feature included is the ability to set Battle Rules. This allows for you to turn your Secret Base into a small Gym with yourself as the Gym Leader. The full extent of these rules are not currently known, but they include being able to set the battle type such as Single Battle or Double Battle.

Using the Level Release item, you can remove any restrictions to Pokémon levels, and using the Proclamation, you can set what type of battle you want: Single, Double, Triple, Rotation or Inverse. You have to place these decorations in your base in order to do this

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