Your adventure takes place in Hoenn, a region that consists of a main island that stretches widely from east to west, along with countless small islets that dot the deep blue sea around it. A live volcano steams constantly in the heart of this green-covered island. Look forward to a region rich with natural beauty, a variety of Pokémon, and extraordinary people!
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire tell a grand tale that draws ever closer to the heart of the secrets behind Mega Evolution, said to be the greatest mystery of the Pokémon world. One of your many goals will be to seek out these powerful Pokémon and unlock their incredible potential.
Pokémon fans first enjoyed Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire when they launched in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. Now, a whole new generation of Pokémon fans will experience the dramatic storyline that unfolds in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
During your journey through Hoenn, you'll be able to build and invite friends to visit your personal Super-Secret Base! Come up with your own Secret Base design, including selecting and placing decorations however you like. Then, using communication features, you'll be able to easily connect with other players all 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 other base owners that you like, you can scout them as one of your Secret Pals and bring them back to your own Secret Base.
You can also use Super-Secret Bases to play a capture-the-flag activity. Examine the flag beside the Secret PC in another player's Secret Base to obtain it! You can take one flag per day from each base visited. Visit lots of Secret Bases and collect lots of flags to improve your team's rank and get rewards, including increasing the skills of your Secret Pals.
Meet many interesting people and Pokémon Trainers as you travel across the Hoenn region, including Pokémon Professor Birch, who runs the Pokémon Lab in Littleroot Town. With him you will have your first meeting with the Pokémon that will become your partner on your journey, and a new bond will be born. You'll also encounter incredibly tough Trainers during your journey. Visit Pokémon Gyms, where Pokémon Trainers gather and Gym Leaders stand ready for Trainers to challenge them.
The Pokémon-Amie feature, which debuted in Pokémon X and Y, enables players to get closer to their Pokémon by petting them, playing games with them, and feeding them. You can play with the Pokémon on your team at any time using Pokémon-Amie – the more you care for your Pokémon in these ways, the deeper your bond will become. As your Pokémon become more affectionate toward you, they will be more likely to avoid attacks in battle, land critical hits on opponents, and perform more admirably than before.
In these games, you'll see a Pikachu like none you've ever seen before!