Secret Bases Confirmed for ORAS, Are Now Super

Secret Bases Confirmed for ORAS, Are Now Super

Back when I played Pokemon Sapphire, I'd often forget where my Secret Base was. I'd have to find some loser kid who was like, "Oh, is your secret base the one on Route 604?" and I'd say, "Ssssssure?" Then I'd fly over, and sure enough my cool poster collection was intact, along with plushies scattered on the ground. I'd then say, "I don't like this layout," pack up everything, move somewhere else, unpack everything, and promptly forget where it was again.

Fortunately. the new remakes seem to be bringing back this experience (loser kid not confirmed.) They've been upgraded to Super-Secret Bases, which is bullshit because everyone knows you can only put the word "Super" in a video game if the game's about Superman or on the SNES. According to the article, you can meet people in their own Super-Secret Base and become Secret Pals with them, like those people you meet online that your parents warned you about. Your usual "crap thrown all over the goddamn floor" returns, along with a mechanic that I THINK was from Diamond and Pearl, the ability to steal other people's flags from their base. This levels up your team's rank, but what team they're referring to is beyond me.

The thing that stood out to me are the trainers that are seen in some of the screenshots. If my memory serves me, you could only fight people in their OWN Secret Base, after you exchanged data. Now, you can apparently set rules for Pokemon battles in your own base. If these are representations of your Secret Pals, that's neat, but I'd really like to have a lot of customization over the types of trainers that show up and their party. That might elevate Super-Secret Bases from a neat multiplayer mechanic to a real thing people will sink time into. The image of Brendan hanging out with his PokePosse is way too awesome. I guess until more info comes out, the level of detail the bases have will be a Super-Secret.

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