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Sydian
April 26th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald are unique in that they're the only games where you get your own little pad-- a secret base! And no, I'm not counting in that miserable excuse for a base in DPPt's Underground. You needed to meet too many requirements to decorate that nasty mess. But anyway! Using TM43 Secret Power, you could make your own base inside of a rock, bush, or tree. A lot of people found this to be a great feature, and I know most of that same group was disappointed with generation IV's attempt at it. And when you mixed records with a friend, their base will show up in your game, and they'll have whatever party of Pokemon they had when mixing records, so you could battle them everyday! So here are a few questions...

Where is your secret base?
Do you tend to forget where it is?
Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
Feel free to post a screenshot! (use spoiler tags please!)

- Looks like I'm on Route 110 on my storage Emerald.
- ...Had to go to the little boy in Mossdeep. XD So yeah, I did. I never forget where my old Sapphire base is though. I mixed record with it before restarting and it's on Route 117...I think. ...Near Meteor Falls in a tree idk. :(
- Not anymore, since no one plays RSE and there's no one to mix records with. D: But I used to spend a lot of time on it and I waited on those department store sales!
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj273/SilverSmeargleSplatter/FILE0464.jpg
Note: This is my Sapphire base, but on my Emerald after mixing records. Just fyi. lol

Spinosaurus
April 26th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Secret bases should come back. :D

Where is your secret base?
Route 110
Do you tend to forget where it is?
No, not at all. I still remember where it is. xD
Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
I remember doing so, and had tons of fun with it. I don't...exactly remember how I decorated it, though. xD

Kaori
April 26th, 2011, 04:14 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/34nk6jb.png
Featuring the secret base I've made who knows when! XD Where is your secret base?
Route 119

Do you tend to forget where it is?
I'll admit, I had to go to the guy in Mossdeep to recall where I had made my secret base. I've tried searching, and I guess I should have known it was on Route 119, seeing as back in the days I had always made it there mainly.

Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
I know I had spent quite a lot of money to make a pretty looking secret base. It may have not been too worthwhile for many, but it was part of what made the games fun for me I suppose.

Lily
April 27th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Eehhhh this brings back memories. I can't say I remember where exactly my secret base was - route 110? I do remember that I spent hours and hours decorating it to look perfect for me. I would just go in and walk around for a bit. I remember that made me really happy.. Better pull out my ruby again. @_@

Doppelgänger
April 27th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Where is your secret base?

I think it's that one right by Fortree City, by the water.

Do you tend to forget where it is?

Yes, obviously xD

Do you spend time and money to decorate it?

I remember that I used to go all out when I decorated it.

Feel free to post a screenshot! (use spoiler tags please!)

Don't have one sorry :(

NamelessGuy
April 27th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Where is your secret base?
To tell you the truth, I honestly can't remember. I've moved it more times than I can count. I think my most recent location was in a bush on Route 120.

Do you tend to forget where it is?
All the time.

Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
I used to buy every single item at the furniture shops in Slateport and Fortree. I probably spent over $300,000 (or whatever currency is called in the Pokemon world) exclusively on my secret base.

Feel free to post a screenshot! (use spoiler tags please!)
I don't have one, thankfully. My base looked like a wreck anyway.

lionrt60
April 28th, 2011, 08:19 AM
I am hoping for gen V ruby sapphire remakes with this awesome feature ^^

LightOfTruth
April 29th, 2011, 11:08 AM
I'm not sure why this isn't in the newer games, I can think of lot of places to put secret bases in Heartgold :)

Chocoholictan
May 2nd, 2011, 07:36 AM
aww, secret bases. I miss them :)
Generation V doesn't have them? Too bad.... That was one of the best pokemon's feature, along with pokemon contest. Pokemon musical in gen V doesn't seems very fun.

Anakin Linux
May 2nd, 2011, 05:15 PM
alright first things first the mixing of records i bought a used ruby so i mixed with that and found their secret base....but i could not battle them because they where blocked my a wailren.....and that was a beast pic of a base mine and i thought mine was good..my secret base is in a mountain above rustburo city near where you catch jigglypuff .i spent so much money buying all i could for my base.and i did the trick house to get the tent.this all is in effect of poke emerald.

Eehhhh this brings back memories. I can't say I remember where exactly my secret base was - route 110? I do remember that I spent hours and hours decorating it to look perfect for me. I would just go in and walk around for a bit. I remember that made me really happy.. Better pull out my ruby again. @_@
ikr just what i thought even though i didnt know how to decorate XD.

sab
May 2nd, 2011, 05:30 PM
I loved the secret base function, and I somehow managed to get two articuno statues, even though you're only supposed to be able to get one. Also the bases are great for leveling up your pokes. I never forget where my base is, even though I hide it in the most remote places I can find. Currently it's on a little island that you have to surf out of mossdeep/pacificlog/evergrand/sootopolis to get to. I'm too lazy to post a screen, but I spent several weeks to get it just right. That includes the pretty desk that you have to walk around forever for, and several battle frontier things.

Kaori
May 2nd, 2011, 05:59 PM
aww, secret bases. I miss them :)
Generation V doesn't have them? Too bad.... That was one of the best pokemon's feature, along with pokemon contest. Pokemon musical in gen V doesn't seems very fun.
I know right. :( The underground brought into DPPt just doesn't make up for it, imo. Though that's probably because secret bases in RSE just give me more of a nostalgic feeling.

alright first things first the mixing of records i bought a used ruby so i mixed with that and found their secret base....but i could not battle them because they where blocked my a wailren.....and that was a beast pic of a base mine and i thought mine was good..my secret base is in a mountain above rustburo city near where you catch jigglypuff .i spent so much money buying all i could for my base.and i did the trick house to get the tent.this all is in effect of poke emerald.


This, this, this. Mixing records between someone and being able to battle them within their secret base was a huge pro with the little addition. I remember mixing records with some of my friends just for this in specific. I was more of a battler then, and we had always built teams to challenge each other in our own little base. In a way, it's nice to be able to battle a friend nearby and entering their secret base instead of going into a Link'd Up room. maybe in remakes we'll be able to visit/battle one another through secret bases with Wi-Fi :P

solarowl
May 2nd, 2011, 10:47 PM
Where is your secret base? Route 120.
Do you tend to forget where it is? ALL. THE. TIME.
Do you spend time and money to decorate it? I used to, but I really don't care that much anymore. I still, every once in a while, change up my base though.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
May 3rd, 2011, 04:41 AM
Where is your secret base? Mine's on whatever route the bike path is on. It's in that big tree on the island in the middle of the river.
Do you tend to forget where it is? Nope, I chose that location specifically because I knew I would remember it, even over a year since I last picked up Emerald.
Do you spend time and money to decorate it? Mine's fully decked out but I haven't switched it up in forever since I'm satisfied with how it looks.

fenyx4
May 6th, 2011, 12:01 PM
★This is the feature that got me engaged with the Pokemon games! ^_^★
LOL; I'm serious, by the way. As a kid, someone was playing a Pokemon game on their GameBoy Advance, and I was amazed that you could have your own little compact treehouse Secret Base with little decorations and stuff. XD Thank goodness for this feature, or I might not even be posting here right now!

Proceeding onwards:

Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald are unique in that they're the only games where you get your own little pad-- a secret base! And no, I'm not counting in that miserable excuse for a base in DPPt's Underground. You needed to meet too many requirements to decorate that nasty mess. But anyway! Using TM43 Secret Power, you could make your own base inside of a rock, bush, or tree. A lot of people found this to be a great feature, and I know most of that same group was disappointed with generation IV's attempt at it. And when you mixed records with a friend, their base will show up in your game, and they'll have whatever party of Pokemon they had when mixing records, so you could battle them everyday! So here are a few questions...

Where is your secret base?
Route 119 (Hoenn)! It's at the right of the southernmost waterfall, complete with its own Berry Patch nearby!


Do you tend to forget where it is?
LOL, of course not. Don't really see how you could, but I guess it's possible, especially with the ones located in more obscure areas. Secret Base Boy of Mossdeep City to the rescue!


Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
Indeed. Sometimes I take several minutes pondering the decorative choices and possible arrangements! And I've probably spent up to $999999 just purchasing items. The dolls exclusive to the Exchange Corner are like heck to get! Surprisingly, I have enough Battle Points for the majority of them, but you can only fit so many in the base, and my current Emerald file isn't even intended to be my permanent one. >_>

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/96/RegirockDollSprite.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b5/RegiceDollSprite.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1e/RegisteelDollSprite.png
I have no idea why those Regi dolls weren't included in the post-game or at the Lilycove Dept. Store clearance sales or something! :(
-Oh...well, apparently, players of Japanese copies of Ruby/Sapphire got these as e-Reader rewards, yet they're unobtainable in all other language copies! WTF?! T_T

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ec/SandOrnamentSprite.png
Well, all of the Gym Leaders have stone/metal variants of this Ornament in their Gyms, so I typically place two of these near the door.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e9/GoldShieldSprite.png
WHY ARE YOU SO HARD TO OBTAIN IN THE BATTLE TOWER, GOLD SHIELD
Ooh, shiny!

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/0b/GlassOrnamentSprite.png
So pretty...aside from the Shields and the Sand Ornament, this is probably my favorite ornament. It just seemed so intriguing, and due to this, I was going to catch Pidgeot with a Premier Ball, thinking that Pidgeot was associated with a "commemorative event" or something. Hey, it even forms an abstract and Farfetch'd GSC (glass=crystal) reference with the shields! XD

Feel free to post a screenshot! (use spoiler tags please!)
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/34/Route_119_Emerald.png
It's the one immediately east of the southern waterfall you see there. For some reason, I've always envisioned a Trainer named Landon residing in the other Secret Base across the waterfall that is parallel to mine - this is because I name myself Sean in Sapphire/Emerald permanent files, and Landon is a fitting parallel.
Also, I have fond memories of the Secret Base directly east of the Weather Institute, next to the northernmost waterfall. One of my elementary school classmates named himself "Pooky" in-game and made residence there. I will always remember his leading Level 37 Weezing. XD

Where is your secret base? Mine's on whatever route the bike path is on. It's in that big tree on the island in the middle of the river.

I love that island-bound Secret Base tree on Hoenn Route 110. One of the easiest Secret Bases to remember, with the main drawback being the requirement of the HM Surf for navigation to it. I think that was my first-ever dedicated Secret Base location...

But yeah, Secret Bases of Hoenn were fantastic! Not only did you get to customize your own personal treehouse or cave, you also got to visit your friends and battle them once daily after you Mixed Records! Major interactivity boost, that's for sure. And possibly the best part of the Secret Bases: THE TRAINING. If you get tired of the monotonous and somewhat weak Elite 4 and Champion, you can go challenge your friends! Who have unrestricted Pokemon and items! And utilize Medicine during battle! With the potential of LEVEL 100 POKEMON! The EXP gains I got there were simply sublime.
I mean, just imagine how quickly you could train with this scenario: Lucky Egg, trade boost, against a Blissey. In my current Emerald save file, as a sidegoal from getting Totodile from Professor Birch, I was intending to construct Secret Bases like this and Mix Records specifically for training purposes. Several Level 100s were trained for this reason. Blissey would even be more preferable, though I only have one at Level 100 at the moment (UNLESS I USE THE CLONING GLITCH). Furthermore, I lack a second GameBoy Advance and another copy of RSE, so such a plan is currently infeasible for me.
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Blissey x6, Level 100
*drools at the potential EXP gain in RSE Secret Bases*


So yeah...the dummying-down of Secret Bases in Generation 4 were essentially the first-ever case I had of They Changed It, Now It Sucks (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheyChangedItNowItSucks) across Pokemon generations. :cer_cry: I am REALLY hoping that they return in RS3DS, once again promoting collaboration and benefiting long Training sessions. Generation 5 already worsened long-term Training with its modified Experience formula, and I don't see any NPC Trainers owning Blissey anytime soon... :( Maybe the PokeNav could feature an application to display your friends' Secret Bases (additionally, the Registry limit should be higher)?

PoketalkCreator
May 7th, 2011, 08:29 AM
My base inside a tree in the middle of a lake under the cycle road( forgot the route). I spent moderate amounts on it, but I dont bleed myself dry. I forget where it is lol

QuilavaKing
June 3rd, 2011, 11:34 PM
Secret bases are like the coolest thing in pokemon. Another reason why Hoenn is my favorite region. (So glad gen 3 is the main hacking gen. :D)

My secret base was on route 115, next to that one girl running in place on the beach. (Or, at least it used to be... I just checked, and I apparently moved it to one of the most out of the way rocks at the very tip top of route 115... probably the most out of the way secret base in the whole game, actually. It's a cool looking one too though, so I'll leave it there.)

Jubilation
June 3rd, 2011, 11:45 PM
I change my secret base every week haha. I barely remember where it is half the time.

Richard Nixon
June 4th, 2011, 01:44 AM
In a bush in the route where steve helps you find kecleon.

Jarred0809
July 18th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Mine was south of Fortree at the spot behind a lake. I waited SO LONG for that department store sale to come so I sould buy the platform and get to the other half of my base.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
July 19th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Wow, I would have to dig up my Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald games. But all of my secret bases are all in the same area (weird, right I know)


Where is your secret base?
The tree that is right near the Safari Zone in all of my games

Do you tend to forget where it is?
I put it there just so I can remember where its at since I love going to Lilycove City

Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
Yep, I got a lot of decerations, I think in my Pokemon Emerald game, I got all of the decorations


:t354:TG

The Corrupt Plague
July 20th, 2011, 01:34 AM
Where is your secret base?

It was on the small island at route 114. It was inside the tree.

Do you tend to forget where it is?

After at least three years of not playing? For some weird reason, I can remember it.

Do you spend time and money to decorate it?

I wasted a ton of cash at the clearence sales in Lilycove and spent a long time decorating. I wanted to make a "second home" for my character and that's most of what I did outside of the Battle Frontier. (Well that plus contests!)

Feel free to post a screenshot! (use spoiler tags please!)

I can't find the cartridge right now so I can't post a screenshot. I'm really hoping it didn't receive the same fate as my Ruby. Anyways, I'll try my best to describe it instead. The base consisted of three rooms. There were two potted plants right next to the entrance that formed a tiny, makeshift hallway. At the end was a breakable door. Once you went through the door, there was a Pokeball poster on the wall right in front of you with a laptop to your left. There wasn't much else there, just a few pokedolls and a spike mat in front of the poster with some more junk I forgot. The other two rooms to the north were normally blocked off with holes but I filled them in with solid boards. The left room was an arboretum. I put lots of plants in there and in the center was the bird statue that you won if you did really well in the contests. The right room was an office with a red desk, a chair, and another poster. There were a couple more plants in there just because I felt like adding them.

2122wolf
July 20th, 2011, 03:54 PM
I found secret bases to be kind of disappointing to be honest. In my opinion they would be much much better if you could at least fly to them as a location on the map. Gives a bit more use to them.
Otherwise I messed around with them for a bit when I first started playing emerald but haven't even bothered this time round.
If you could fly to them, keep a storage pc in them, and the tv you bought for it actually worked like the rest of the tvs in the game it would be much more worth it. :)

DowntownDumpling
July 24th, 2011, 04:39 AM
Where is your secret base?
Route 111, at pretty much the farthest northeast you can go without going up those slides on the Mach Bike.

Do you tend to forget where it is?
No. It's kind of a pain to get there, though. For some reason, no matter how many Pokemon I run into on that route, none of them are Cacnea.

Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
I have in the past, especially at those Lilycove Department Store roof sales. I haven't changed the layout at all since like 2007, though. I'm going to restart my game soon.

2Cool4Mewtwo
July 27th, 2011, 10:26 PM
Where is your secret base? Route 110 (Requires Surf)
Do you tend to forget where it is? No, it's fairly recognizable.
Do you spend time and money to decorate it? Sometimes, if I have absolutely nothing interesting to do in these games.

miju-kun
August 30th, 2011, 03:59 AM
Where is your secret base?
It's been a long time, so idk.
Do you tend to forget where it is?
idk
Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
I think so.


/my answers are pointless

psyanic
September 4th, 2011, 08:42 AM
Where is your secret base?
In a bush in Route 120 I believe...
Do you tend to forget where it is?
Always.
Do you spend time and money to decorate it?
Yes, I spent so much BP for Poke Dolls and money for mats and all that fun stuff.

cazzler
September 5th, 2011, 06:56 PM
My secret base was in the route west of Fortree, forgot it... I never did lose where it was, I spent loads of money on it, decorating it and never being able to be satisfied lol

Retro Gamer'93
October 25th, 2011, 07:49 PM
Sorry, way too much to include in a quote.
But I totally agree with the trading thing, me and my little brother would do that all the time, when one of us wanted to switch to a new game we'd trade all of our most powerful and rare pokemon over to the others game, I, at one point, had 6 Kyogre's, 3 Rayqouza's, and a bunch of other rare's I can't remember right now. It was easy to get all the starters that way.

I had a base for as long as it took to make one, I looked around for a little bit, got ticked off and left. I was expecting something more lol. I think Minecraft spoiled me.(PS. Yes I know Minecraft wasn't even an idea then but even back then I hated the bases)

Sydian
October 28th, 2011, 08:42 AM
You agree a little too late, I'm afraid. Please don't post in threads that are over 30 days old!

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