Exciting news today for Pokémon fans awaiting Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, as it has been revealed that Secret Bases will be making a return! Secret Bases will be making their return in the form of Super-Secret Bases which, as with the Secret Bases in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, can be customised with many different items.
However, with their return the bases have had a few updates. Thanks to the wonders of the 3DS' StreetPass feature players will be able to share their bases with one another. They'll also be able to create a QR code for their base which can be shared.
When visiting another player's base you'll be able to do battle with the player or invite them back to your own Secret Base where they can become a Secret Pal. Secret Pals will have special skills that can help you out on your adventure, such as giving you new decorations for your base, levelling up your Pokémon by one level, or giving you the power to hatch Pokémon eggs quicker. As you visit more Secret Bases and capture the flags they hold the power of your Secret Pals will increase. Where battles are concerned, players will be able to set their own rules for battles, meaning you never know what challenge you may face when you come across a friend's Secret Base!
To introduce players to the Super-Secret Base a brand new character known as Aarune, who is an expert on the subject, will be teaching you about bases during your journey.