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Curate Your Own Gym

Tonight, Game Freak unveiled a new feature for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire that will let players manage their own area that other players can visit and compete in, effectively giving players their own gym.

Officially, this new feature is called a Secret Base, but players can set up traps and mazes that visiting players will have to overcome. In The Pokémon Company's press release for the new feature, it says players can transform their Secret Bases into their own Pokémon gyms.

Alongside decoration customization options, players can also collect flags from others' bases, make Secret Pals friendships with other players, exchange special skills, and much more.

For the full press release, head to page two. For more on the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, head here and here. You can also check out some new Secret Bases screens in the gallery below.

Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire is coming to 3DS on November 21.

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  • Sounds interesting but kinda gimmicky...
  • I'M SQUEALING. I'm actually squealing right now
  • Weren't there secret bases in another Pokemon game?
  • This is a feature I've wanted since the very first Pokemon game. It probably didn't help that my cousin lied to me and said you got a gym after beating the Elite Four. I was heartbroken when I found out it was a lie, lol
  • I hope the Secret Base will be more forgiving in design. I remember always coming across ones with awkward angles and holes.

  • Ay dios mio! me chiquivine

  • OH MY GOD. Why couldn't I have this 12 years ago?! I was born too freakin early.
  • Sounds fun.

  • YESSSSSSS!!!! This is the reason why Gen 3 is my favorite and now that they are expanding the feature the hype kicks in! This makes me so happy :')!!

  • This was part of the original Ruby/Sapphire. Like, this exact feature. Secret bases, decorations, 'gym battles', all of it. I'm glad they're bringing it back, and street pass might make it something actually useful, but this certainly isn't anything new.


  • This sounds amazing.

  • Well secret bases aren't "new" for pokemon. Ruby and Sapphire introduced them although adding the creating your own gym is, and I think that is really interesting.

  • Time to farm high level pokemon, levelling is gonna be so much easier now.

  • That sounds cool.

  • Why they didn't continue the secret base after Emerald is beyond me.

    looks like some hoarder made them screenshots.

  • This was a lot of fun in the older games, so I can't wait to make all sorts of horrible new traps for people

  • I'm so glad to hear they're bringing this feature back. Sounds like it'll have a lot of added functionality this time around. Can't wait to set some traps!

  • Awesome! Just preordered this.

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