Have you ever heard of a secret base? Unless you remember Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald for the Gameboy you probably haven’t. I really miss this feature, it was great. Every few days I changed the entire appearance of my base. All you need is a Pokemon with the attack Secret Power to make the base. You see, on Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, you simply had to find an indent on a wall or a tree, yes even a tree! I loved the tree bases, I have a base in a giant tree guys! It was just awesome. Especially if you were to mix records with your friends in the Union Room, then they could find your base on their game and visit, to see what you’ve done.
However, if you change something, like put a new poster up or something, your friend won’t be able to see it unless you mix records again, just simply to update it. Your friends and other trainers can fight a copy of you when they find your base. Your trainer sprite will just be standing there and if your friend talks to you, then you can battle. The battle is used as a CPU controlling, but they have your party of Pokemon that you had at the time when you mixed records. Now back to making a Secret Base.
You walk up to the indent, click on it and it will ask if you want to use Secret Power to make a base, if you already have a base it will make you erase your old one. This is because you can only have one base at a time. The main fun is that you can customize your base, there is a giant department store, more like a mall. It has about five floor and at each one they sell something. On one of the floors they sell a lot of stuff for your base. Your base has a PC in which your merchandise you bought goes to, you can place them using that. But the fact of Secret Bases still lives on, it may not be above, but indeed under.
In Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum you can get an Explorer’s Kit that allows you to go to some underground caverns. If you get a Digger Drill, I think that is what it’s called, you can make your base underground in the Sinnoh region. Customizing and what not is the same. I don’t want to spoil the future article about the Sinnoh underground though! Secret Bases are like your home away from home in the Pokemon regions
Tags: Sinnoh Region