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Pokémon Omega Ruby

Curate Your Own Gym
by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 08, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Game Freak
Release:
Rating: Everyone
Platform: 3DS

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.

Build and Customize a Super-Secret Base and Share It with the World!

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.