On 8 July Nintendo unveiled the newest feature to come to the highly anticipated Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games coming to the Nintendo 3DS in the fall. This feature, termed Super-Secret Bases, is an updated feature from the original Ruby and Sapphire released in 2002, where a player could pick a spot within the game world to host as a secret base where the player could then customize and decorate at will.
According to the official Pokemon website, the game systems ability to connect to the internet will improve the feature in many ways.
Using communication features, it’s easy to connect with other players around the world to share your Secret Bases with one another. When you visit another player’s Secret Base, that base’s members will be hanging out there. You can talk to them or even battle them! If you find base owners that you like, you can scout them as one of your Secret Pals and bring them back to your own Secret Base. Once you’ve become Secret Pals with someone, you can continue to have Pokémon battles against them, and also have your Pal use “special skills” to support you on your adventure. -Pokemon.com
Players will be given the ability to customize their secret bases but with much more freedom then given in the original games. The ability to generate a QR code and share it on Nintendo’s social network, Miiverse, increasing the social aspect the game is aiming for.
The most unique feature reveled was the players ability to essentially create a custom Pokemon gym within their secret base. Players will be given the chance to create and change a set of battle rules, set traps and assign roles to friends for when other players visit the secret base whether by QR code or invite.
Super-Secret bases are just one new feature arriving with the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in the fall, but players can look forward to more as the release date gets closer.