Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will give you your own little home away from home, a secret base which you can customize to your liking with decorations, mazes, and traps.
Secret bases were a major feature in past Pokémon games, including the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, so it makes sense to see them pop up in the upcoming enhanced remake. It looks like they’ve added some new tricks, however, like letting you share your secret base with StreetPass or through QR codes.
According to a press release:
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to create their very own Secret Base, a customizable area that will allow them to show off their individuality by setting up mazes or traps for visitors to encounter, and even creating Pokémon battle rules, transforming their Secret Base into their own Pokémon Gym!
Players will be able to share their Secret Base with other Trainers around the world using StreetPass functionality, or they can create a QR Code for their unique Secret Base, enabling friends to visit it with ease. 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. Players can interact and battle with Secret Pals, who have special skills that can support players in their adventures, such as sharing new Decorations, making a Pokémon Egg hatch faster, or raising the level of a select Pokémon by one. The more Secret Pals players have in their Secret Base, the more special skills will be available to help them in their adventures.
Players can also capture flags while visiting other players’ Secret Bases. Flags are located beside the Secret PC in each Secret Base. The more flags a player collects, the higher the rank earned, which brings rewards like improving the skills of a player’s Secret Pals.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are out Nov. 21 for the Nintendo 3DS.