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Secret Base

Brendan and multiple Trainers and Pokémon in a Secret Base

A Secret Base (Japanese: ひみつきち Secret Base) is a special area that the player can create in Hoenn- and Sinnoh-based games to decorate with various accessories, furniture, and Pokémon dolls. While the name is retained as the same between Hoenn and Sinnoh, the only real similarity between the two is in the manner in which they are decorated.

In the games

Generation III

Brendan's Secret Base

Most routes in the Hoenn region feature several areas which can be converted into a Secret Base, with small indents in walls being able to be carved out into a cave, tall trees being able to drop down vines, and clumps of grass being able to be moved. These areas become accessible to this conversion only if the Trainer has a Pokémon that can use Secret Power, available via TM43.

Trainers can decorate their Secret Base in any way they please, being able to put up to 16 decorations into the area. Trainers can run while inside of a Secret Base, but cannot ride a bike. A boy in Mossdeep City reminds players of where their own Secret Base is.

If a player mixes records with other Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald game cartridges, Secret Bases will copy over between them (even those from other players who have previously mixed records). Inside of Secret Bases that do not belong to the player, an NPC can be found to represent the person that took that Secret Base as their own. After the Elite Four have been defeated, the player can battle the NPC, who will have the party of the person who owns that Secret Base as of the time of record mixing. These battles award money, experience, and all other things that normal battles with NPCs do, but they can only occur once per day, with the time resetting at midnight, and items stolen from the NPC's Pokémon using Thief are not kept afterwards. Should the NPC win, the player will not "black out" and return to the last visited Pokémon Center, nor lose any money.

Locations

There are 75 locations where Secret Bases can be made:

Route Base type Layout Location
110 Tree Split Left side of the tree. On an island south of the northern gatehouse. Requires Surf.
110 Tree 3-room Right side of the tree. On an island south of the northern gatehouse. Requires Surf.
111 Cave (yellow) Horseshoe Central area of the eastern wall in the desert region. East of Mirage Tower.
111 Cave (yellow) Divided Central area of the northern wall in the desert region. East of the southern dirt slope.
111 Cave (yellow) Square Eastern area of the northern wall in the desert region. Far east of the southern dirt slope.
111 Cave (red) 2-room On the mountain south of the rest house. Northeast of the southern dirt slope. Requires Mach Bike.
111 Cave (yellow) 2-room On the mountain southeast of the rest house. East of the southern dirt slope. Requires Mach Bike.
111 Tree Square Left side of the tree. West of the rest house.
111 Tree Square Right side of the tree. West of the rest house.
111 Cave (red) Tall On the mountain northeast of the rest house. East of the northern dirt slope. Requires Mach Bike.
113 Cave (red) Square East of the Glass Workshop.
114 Tree Split Left side of the tree. On an island west of the bridge. Requires Surf.
114 Tree 3-room Right side of the tree. On an island west of the bridge. Requires Surf.
114 Cave (brown) Square Western side of the mountainous area. Southwest of Lanette's House. North of Meteor Falls.
114 Cave (brown) Divided B Eastern side of the mountainous area behind two smashable rocks. South of Lanette's House. Northeast of Meteor Falls. Requires Rock Smash.
114 Cave (brown) 2-room Eastern side of the mountainous area. South of Lanette's House. Northeast of Meteor Falls.
114 Cave (brown) 2-room Southern part of the mountainous area beyond a smashable rock. Southeast of Meteor Falls. Requires Rock Smash.
114 Cave (brown) Divided A Slightly east of Meteor Falls behind a smashable rock. Requires Rock Smash.
115 Cave (red) Divided Southwest of Meteor Falls along the beach central.
115 Cave (brown) Divided B Southeast of Meteor Falls, head east after passing the first set of steps leading to Meteor Falls.
115 Cave (brown) Square East of Meteor Falls, before the second set of steps leading to Meteor Falls.
115 Cave (yellow) Divided Along the western portion of the northern beach. Requires Surf.
115 Tree Tall Left side of the tree. From the northern beach head into the forested area and take the western path. Requires Surf.
115 Tree Split Right side of the tree. From the northern beach head into the forested area and take the western path. Requires Surf.
115 Cave (brown) Square In the northern mountainous area, west of the dirt slope. Requires Surf.
115 Cave (brown) Divided B In the northern mountainous area, south and down the steps from the dirt slope. Requires Surf.
115 Cave (brown) Divided A In the northern mountainous area, southwest and down the steps from the dirt slope. Requires Surf.
115 Cave (brown) 2-room In the northern mountainous area, up the dirt slope and to the east. Requires Surf and Mach Bike.
115 Cave (brown) Divided A In the northern mountainous area, up the dirt slope and to the south. Requires Surf and Mach Bike.
116 Cave (blue) 2-room Southeast of the western Rusturf Tunnel entrance.
116 Cave (blue) Winding East of the western Rusturf Tunnel entrance, up two sets of steps.
116 Cave (blue) Wide East of the eastern Rusturf Tunnel entrance.
116 Cave (blue) Square Northeast of the eastern Rusturf Tunnel entrance, up two sets of steps.
118 Cave (yellow) Square In the northwestern part of the eastern beach.
118 Cave (red) Square In the southeastern part of the eastern beach.
118 Tree Tall Left side of the tree. Between the loamy soil and the path to Route 119.
118 Tree Square Right side of the tree. Between the loamy soil and the path to Route 119.
118 Cave (red) Tall East of the path to Route 119.
119 Shrub Wide West from the house of Wingull, across the river.
119 Cave (red) Divided East of the southern waterfall, to the north of southernmost loamy soil.
119 Cave (blue) Winding West of the southern waterfall, across the white railing. Requires Acro Bike.
119 Shrub Square West of the southern waterfall, across the white railing. Surrounded by trees and tall grass. Requires Acro Bike.
119 Tree 3-room Left side of the tree. Can be reached by surfing in the section of the river between the two waterfalls. Located just above and to the west of the southern waterfall. Requires Surf.
119 Tree Tall Right side of the tree. Can be reached by surfing in the section of the river between the two waterfalls. Located just above and to the west of the southern waterfall. Requires Surf.
119 Shrub 2-room Can be reached by surfing in the section of the river between the two waterfalls. Northeast of the southern waterfall beyond some tall grass. Requires Surf.
119 Cave (blue) 2-room Can be reached by surfing in the section of the river between the two waterfalls. Between the Weather Institute and the northern waterfall. Requires Surf.
119 Shrub Divided South from Fortree City. East of the northern waterfall. Surrounded by long grass.
119 Shrub Square Left side of the shrub. Northwestern corner of the map. Up the northern waterfall and across two sets of white railing. Requires Surf, Waterfall, and Acro Bike.
119 Shrub 2-room Right side of the shrub. Northwestern corner of the map. Up the northern waterfall and across two sets of white railing. Requires Surf, Waterfall, and Acro Bike.
119 Shrub Divided Left side of the shrub. Northwestern area. Up the northern waterfall and across three sets of white railing. Requires Surf, Waterfall, and Acro Bike.
119 Shrub Wide Right side of the shrub. Northwestern area. Up the northern waterfall and across three sets of white railing. Requires Surf, Waterfall, and Acro Bike.
120 Cave (blue) Wide North of Scorched Slab, along the water's edge and at the bottom of the steps.
120 Shrub Divided Northeast of Scorced Slab, north of the eastern end of the northern bridge.
120 Shrub Wide Between Scorched Slab and northern loamy soil, behind a cuttable tree. Requires Cut.
120 Shrub Square In the southeastern part of the tall grass maze, east of Ancient Tomb.
120 Cave (blue) Winding North of the southern bridge, across the lake, the left of the two indents. Requires Surf.
120 Cave (blue) 2-room North of the southern bridge, across the lake, the right of the two indents. Requires Surf.
120 Shrub Square South of Ancient Tomb and just north of the central loamy soil.
120 Shrub 2-room South of the southern bridge, just west of Route 121.
121 Cave (red) Divided Up the first set of steps and west of Mt. Pyre Pier, beyond a cuttable tree. Southwest of the Safari Zone. Requires Cut.
121 Cave (red) Tall Up the first set of steps and east of Mt. Pyre Pier. South of the Safari Zone.
121 Tree Tall Left side of the tree. Down the first set of steps and east of the Safari Zone.
121 Tree Square Right side of the tree. Down the first set of steps and east of the Safari Zone.
123 Cave (blue) Square The eastern indent on the small rocky area. Requires Surf to reach this area of the route.
123 Cave (blue) Wide The middle indent on the small rocky area. Requires Surf to reach this area of the route.
123 Cave (blue) Square The western indent on the small rocky area. Requires Surf to reach this area of the route.
125 Cave (yellow) 2-room On an island south of Shoal Cave. Requires Surf.
125 Cave (yellow) Divided West of Shoal Cave, on the same land mass. Requires Surf.
125 Cave (red) Square The left indent on an island northeast of Shoal Cave. Requires Surf.
125 Cave (red) 2-room The right indent on an island northeast of Shoal Cave. Requires Surf.
127 Cave (yellow) Square The eastern indent on an island to the east of the western tree island. Requires Surf.
127 Cave (yellow) Horseshoe The western indent on an island to the east of the western tree island. Requires Surf.
127 Cave (red) 2-room The northwestern indent on an island to the south of the eastern tree island. Requires Surf.
127 Cave (yellow) Horseshoe The southwestern indent on an island to the south of the eastern tree island. Requires Surf.
127 Cave (yellow) 2-room The eastern indent on an island to the south of the eastern tree island. Requires Surf.

Layouts

Tree layouts
Hoenn Secret Base Gamma.png
Square
Hoenn Secret Base Delta.png
Tall
Hoenn Secret Base Alpha.png
Split
Hoenn Secret Base Beta.png
3-room
Yellow cave layouts
Hoenn Secret Base Eta.png
Square
Hoenn Secret Base Epsilon.png
Horseshoe
Hoenn Secret Base Zeta.png
Divided
Hoenn Secret Base Theta.png
2-room
Red cave layouts
Hoenn Secret Base Lambda.png
Square
Hoenn Secret Base Kappa.png
Tall
Hoenn Secret Base Mu.png
Divided
Hoenn Secret Base Iota.png
2-room
Brown cave layouts
Hoenn Secret Base Nu.png
Square
Hoenn Secret Base Pi.png
Divided A
Hoenn Secret Base Xi.png
Divided B
Hoenn Secret Base Omicron.png
2-room
Blue cave layouts
Hoenn Secret Base Upsilon.png
Square
Hoenn Secret Base Tau.png
Wide
Hoenn Secret Base Sigma.png
Winding
Hoenn Secret Base Rho.png
2-room
Shrub layouts
Hoenn Secret Base Chi.png
Square
Hoenn Secret Base Phi.png
Wide
Hoenn Secret Base Omega.png
Divided
Hoenn Secret Base Psi.png
2-room

Representative Trainer Class

The Trainer the player is seen as on other games is dependent on the player's gender and the last number of the Trainer's ID number.

Gender Last digit of ID #
0 or 5 1 or 6 2 or 7 3 or 8 4 or 9
Male Spr RS Youngster.png
Youngster
Spr RS Bug Catcher.png
Bug Catcher
Spr RS Rich Boy.png
Rich Boy
Spr RS Camper.png
Camper
Spr RS Cooltrainer M.png
Cooltrainer
Female Spr RS Lass.png
Lass
Spr RS School Kid F.png
School Kid
Spr RS Lady.png
Lady
Spr RS Picnicker.png
Picnicker
Spr RS Cooltrainer F.png
Cooltrainer

Generation IV

Main article: The Underground
A Secret Base in the Underground

Unlike in Generation III, the Secret Bases in Generation IV are found in the Underground, and instead of NPCs being used to represent other players, the other players can be encountered face-to-face using DS Wireless Communication. In addition, all Secret Bases in Generation IV are all the same shape and size, unlike Generation III bases which can vary in size and shape.

Secret Bases are dug by using a Digger Drill while facing a wall. Initially, there are many Big Boulders in the base. As more flags are obtained, boulders can be removed. Initially, only 10 goods can be placed in a Secret Base, but as the flag is upgraded, the limit increases to 15.

Players cannot battle each other for money underground. However, if a player enters another's Secret Base while they are not decorating (as that requires the entrance be closed), they can attempt to steal their flag and take it to their own Secret Base for rewards, from decorations to a Trainer Card star.

Generation VI

A Secret Base in Generation VI

Secret Bases return in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as Super-Secret Bases (Japanese: スーパーひみつきち Super Secret Base). To make a Secret Base, the player can use Secret Power (TM94) on a Secret Spot. If the player already has an established Secret Base, they will be asked if they want to relocate to the new spot.

A Secret Base can be decorated using decorations the player has bought or received, it can be filled with Secret Pals, and its rank can be upgraded by capturing flags from the Secret Bases of other players.

Other players' bases may be imported into the player's game by StreetPassing players (on the PSS or local Wi-Fi) or by scanning a QR Code on the Secret PC in the player's base. A player can create a QR Code for their base at the Secret PC, where it will be saved to an SD card, or by syncing their game to the Pokémon Global Link, where the QR Code can be viewed on the player's Profile. However, QR Codes cannot be successfully scanned using the same 3DS they were produced from.

A player's appearance as the owner of their Secret Base in another player's game will match the Public Icon on their PSS Profile. This can either be changed directly in the PSS, or indirectly by talking to a man in a suit in the Rustboro City Pokémon Center, to a Pokémon Ranger at the Secret Base Guild Headquarters in Fortree City, or—prior to obtaining the PlayNav—to a man in the Petalburg City Pokémon Center. This influences their team if they are battled as a Secret Base Trainer Grunt and the special skills they can perform as a Secret Pal.

Daily events

Certain events at the player's base or other players' bases are limited to once a day.

At the player's base:

  • Battle Secret Pals
  • Ask Secret Pals to perform a skill
    • Secret Pals may use two skills if the base has reached the Platinum Rank

At other players' bases:

  • Receive a welcome gift (decoration) from the base's owner
  • Battle the base's owner or Secret Base Trainer Grunts
  • Capture the base's flag

When a normal QR Code is scanned, no daily events will be possible with the scanned base or with its owner until the next day. The exception is QR Codes for the special Mossdeep City Secret Base. Daily events in bases scanned for Mossdeep are possible immediately after the base is scanned in; however, the daily events for all bases in Mossdeep City are persistent. That is, the game remembers which daily events have been done for the Mossdeep Secret Base, for its owner, or for its grunts and only allows each different event to be done once per day, even if the base changes.

Decorating

Main article: Decoration → Super-Secret Base

The Secret Base can be decorated with various decorations using the Secret PC. In addition to positioning decorations, the player may also alter the positions of their Secret Pals and their own position (for when other players visit the player's Secret Base). Only the base's Secret PC, flag, and the square mat they sit on cannot be moved. Up to 25 decorations may be placed in the base (including the five Welcome Mats that are set out by default for Secret Pals, but which may be put away if they are unused).

Rank

The player's Secret Base rank depends on the number of flags they have captured. The Secret Base rank can only be increased by speaking to Aarune at the Secret Base Guild in Fortree City after capturing the required number of flags. The Secret Base rank limits how many special skills Secret Pals can use and influences which items are available for sale at the Secret Base Guild's shops.

Rank Flags required
Normal
Bronze 30
Silver 100
Gold 500
Platinum 1,000

Secret Base Trainers

Main article: Secret Base Trainer (Trainer class)

The owner of a Secret Base uses the Trainer class "Secret Base Trainer" and they use three of their own Pokémon to battle when challenged, with the level of their Pokémon limited by the number of Badges the player has (unless a Level Release is activated). When a base owner is recruited and battled as a Secret Pal, they will also use the same team.

When the player visits another player's Secret Base, that player's Secret Pals will not use their original teams. Instead, they will use a preset team based on their representative Trainer class (which also matches that Trainer's Public Icon on the PSS). They are also only identified as a "Secret Base Trainer Grunt".

After a battle with any Secret Base Trainer, the player will be healed.

Secret Pals

Secret Pals are owners of other Secret Bases in the player's game that the player has recruited into their own Secret Base. Once a day, a Secret Pal may be battled (regardless of whether they were battled at their base) or asked to perform a special skill. If the player's base has reached the Platinum Rank, Secret Pals may use a skill twice a day. Occasionally, a Secret Pal will also gift the player with a number of flags they have collected (ranging from 1 to 30) the first time the player speaks to them.

Special skills

The special skills a Secret Pal can perform depends on the Trainer class they are represented as (which also matches that Trainer's Public Icon on the PSS), and, depending on the rank of the player's base, they know between one and four different skills.

Secret Pal appearance Normal Bronze Silver Gold
Male Female
Hiker Aroma Lady Massage a Pokémon Make some goods Pick something up Take care of an Egg
Schoolkid Schoolkid Make some goods Pick something up Pick up stones Gather Berries
Black Belt Battle Girl Do some training Massage a Pokémon Make some goods Do some exercise
Poké Maniac Fairy Tale Girl Make some goods Tell my fortune Pick up stones Search for treasure
Poké Fan Poké Fan Massage a Pokémon Gather Berries Take care of an Egg Make some goods
Pokémon Ranger Pokémon Ranger Gather Berries Pick up stones Make some goods Do some exercise
Swimmer Hex Maniac Make some goods Pick something up Tell my fortune Search for treasure
Ace Trainer Ace Trainer Do some exercise Make some goods Do some training Take care of an Egg
Street Thug Delinquent Make some goods Search for treasure Pick up stones Do some training
Expert Expert Do some training Massage a Pokémon Do some exercise Make some goods
Rich Boy Lady Make some goods Search for treasure Pick up stones Massage a Pokémon
Ninja Boy Beauty Make some goods Pick up stones Gather Berries Pick something up
Guitarist Lass Make some goods Pick something up Tell my fortune Search for treasure
Pokémon Breeder Pokémon Breeder Massage a Pokémon Do some exercise Take care of an Egg Make some goods
Camper Picnicker Gather Berries Make some goods Pick something up Search for treasure

Secret Spots

There are 82 Secret Spots where the player can establish a Secret Base, and an 83rd spot in Mossdeep City reserved for Secret Bases from special QR codes. There can only be about 30 secret bases in a game at the same time, with any additional bases causing the deletion of older bases.

Location Layout Description
Mossdeep City In the house south of the Poké Mart Variable In a certain house in Mossdeep there is a door that will not open, beyond which lies a super-secret Secret Base.
Route 110
Secret Spot Route 110 1.png South of Cycling Road's northern entrance; requires Surf
Diagonal A A Secret Base above a tree growing on an islet with a chic sign.
Route 111
Secret Spot Route 111 1.png In the northeastern corner of the desert
Square A A Secret Base positioned in a tucked-away corner of a large desert.
Route 111
Secret Spot Route 111 2.png West from the northeastern corner of the desert
Wide A A Secret Base in a romantic cave from which sandstorms may be admired.
Route 111
Secret Spot Route 111 3.png In the north of the desert, up a dirt slope and to the east; requires the Mach Bike
2-level A A Secret Base in a cave that’s popular with sand maniacs for its panoramic desert views.
Route 111
Secret Spot Route 111 4.png In the north of the desert, up a dirt slope and at the far east; requires the Mach Bike
Split A Secret Base in a cave where clouds of dust come blowing in from the desert and sting your eyes.
Route 111
Secret Spot Route 111 5.png In the north section of the route
Wide A A Secret Base above a tree that can truly be called regal and is standing nonchalantly along the road.
Route 111
Secret Spot Route 111 6.png In the northeastern-most corner of the north section of the route, up a dirt slope; requires the Mach Bike
Split A Secret Base in a cave just for Bike enthusiasts that can’t be reached without a Mach Bike.
Route 113
Secret Spot Route 113 1.png By Parasol Lady Madeline
Tall A A Secret Base in a cave where the scenery and your mood will turn gray thanks to the piles of volcanic ash.
Route 114
Secret Spot Route 114 1.png In the southeast of the lake; requires Surf
Diagonal A A Secret Base above a tree on a very suspicious-looking islet floating all alone in a lake.
Route 114
Secret Spot Route 114 2.png Just up the stairs to the cliffs, northwest of Poké Maniac Steve
Divided A A Secret Base in an exceedingly natural cave hiding casually between cliffs.
Route 114
Secret Spot Route 114 3.png In the northwest of the cliffs, northwest of Kindler Bernie; requires Rock Smash
2-level A A Secret Base in a cave fortified by rocks that block the way.
Route 114
Secret Spot Route 114 4.png In the northwest of the cliffs, northeast of Kindler Bernie
Divided B A Secret Base in a cave so extremely ordinary that it needs no explanation at all.
Route 114
Secret Spot Route 114 5.png Southeast of the entrance to Meteor Falls
Square B A Secret Base in a cave that is said to have been formed by a crater where you can feel the cosmos.
Route 114
Secret Spot Route 114 6.png Right by the entrance to Meteor Falls; requires Rock Smash
Split A Secret Base in a cave that is rumored to connect to Meteor Falls.
Route 115
Secret Spot Route 115 1.png Right by the entrance to Meteor Falls
Winding A Secret Base in a humid cave that is said to be a part of Meteor Falls.
Route 115
Secret Spot Route 115 2.png On the northernmost part of the beach, west of the stairs; requires Surf
Divided C A Secret Base in a cave where you can get your thrills and that seems like it would sink at high tide.
Route 115
Secret Spot Route 115 3.png In the northernmost part of the route, up the stairs from the beach and along the west branch of the path; requires Surf
Wide B A Secret Base above a tree, tucked away off Route 115 where the sea breeze feels great.
Route 115
Secret Spot Route 115 4.png In the northernmost part of the route, east of the stairs to the cliffs; requires Surf
2-room A A Secret Base in a cave that’s said to have been a dwelling for people long ago.
Route 115
Secret Spot Route 115 5.png In the northernmost part of the route, southeast of the stairs to the cliffs; requires Surf
2-level B A Secret Base in a cave that’s said to have long ago been the den of Pokémon that lived with people.
Route 115
Secret Spot Route 115 6.png In the northernmost part of the route, at the end of the path up the dirt slope northeast of the stairs to the cliffs; requires Surf and the Mach Bike
2-room B A Secret Base in a cave that’s said to have been lived in by a chief from a village long ago.
Route 116
Secret Spot Route 116 1.png Up both sets of stairs east of the Rustboro-side entrance to Rusturf Tunnel
Square A A Secret Base in a cave that’s connected to Rusturf Tunnel. It stays cool regardless of the season.
Route 116
Secret Spot Route 116 2.png Southeast of the Rustboro-side entrance to Rusturf Tunnel
Divided B A Secret Base in a cave that people can’t usually find because it’s hiding out in the open.
Route 116
Secret Spot Route 116 3.png Through the Rusturf Tunnel exit southeast of the Verdanturf Town exit, up both sets of stairs
2-level A A Secret Base in a cave in the hills just beyond Rusturf Tunnel with a most amazing view.
Route 116
Secret Spot Route 116 4.png Through the Rusturf Tunnel exit southeast of the Verdanturf Town exit, on the east
Diagonal A A Secret Base in a cave that’s a little exciting because it seems like a man who lost his glasses might find it.
Route 117
Secret Spot Route 117 1.png Due west of Mauville City
Tall B A Secret Base above a tree right in the middle of the route, as if it weren’t a secret at all.
Route 118
Secret Spot Route 118 1.png In the northeast of the west side of the route
Diagonal B A Secret Base in a cave that’s in danger of being found by the Guitarist on the big rock by the inlet.
Route 118
Secret Spot Route 118 2.png In the northwest of the east side of the route
Square B A Secret Base in a cave that’s in danger of being found by the Fisherman on the big rock by the inlet.
Route 118
Secret Spot Route 118 3.png In the southeastern part of the beach on the east side of the route
Split A Secret Base in a cave by the big rock by the inlet that’s relatively difficult to find.
Route 118
Secret Spot Route 118 4.png On the east side of the route, north of the east end of the beach, above the ledge
Wide A A Secret Base above a tree where you can watch the growth of trees with dangerous thorns.
Route 118
Secret Spot Route 118 5.png East of the tall grass to the east of the entrance to Route 119
2-level C A Secret Base in the cave surrounded by grass that stands out the least on Route 118.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 1.png In the northeastern-most part of the route, near the entrance to Fortree City
Square C A Secret Base in a bush next to soft soil that gardeners can’t get enough of.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 2.png On the south bank of the southeast bend in the middle level of the river, past the long grass; requires Surf
Divided C A Secret Base in a bush over the river and through the tall grass that’s popular for being hard to find.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 3.png At the southern end of the middle level of the river, on the west bank; requires Surf
Wide B A Secret Base above a tree by a river that’s big with connoisseurs along Route 119.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 4.png At the northern end of the middle level of the river, on the west bank; requires Surf
2-room B A Secret Base in a quietly refined cave where the sound of a waterfall soaks into your body.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 5.png Up the waterfall by the Weather Institute, in the northwest across two sets of bike rails; requires Surf, Waterfall, and the Acro Bike
3-room A Secret Base in a bush that the nearby Bird Keeper knows about even though it’s in an out-of-the-way place.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 6.png Up the waterfall by the Weather Institute, in the southwest across three sets of bike rails; requires requires Surf, Waterfall, and the Acro Bike
2-room A A Secret Base in a bush at the end of a railing bridge. An Acro Bike is needed to reach it.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 7.png West of the top of the stairs on the northwest bank of the lowest level of the river; requires Surf
Square B A Secret Base in a bush that’s a little itchy and surrounded by long grass.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 8.png In the northeast of the area directly under the southern bridge on the west side of the river, accessed by the bike rails over the river; requires the Acro Bike
3-room A Secret Base in a cave that can be seen from a long bridge but takes a long time to reach.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 9.png In the north of the area directly under the southern bridge on the east side of the river
Diagonal A A Secret Base in a cave where you can kill time by watching people cross a long bridge.
Route 119
Secret Spot Route 119 10.png In the west of the area directly under the southern bridge on the west side of the river, accessed by the bike rails over the river; requires the Acro Bike
2-room C A Secret Base in a bush with a slimy floor due to being in a place with a lot of rain.
Route 120
Secret Spot Route 120 1.png At the bottom of the stairs down to the northern lake
Tall B A Secret Base in a cave that’s apparently sometimes visited by people who mistake it for Scorched Slab.
Route 120
Secret Spot Route 120 2.png East of the top of the stairs to the northern lake
Square C A Secret Base in a bush surrounded by tall grass where you can see Pokémon often.
Route 120
Secret Spot Route 120 3.png By the soft soil to the east of the northern lake; requires Cut
Square B A Secret Base in a bush in a small open area beyond a thorny tree.
Route 120
Secret Spot Route 120 4.png In the northeast part of the long grass maze in the middle of the route
Diagonal A A Secret Base in a bush deep in the long grass that’s perfect to hide out in.
Route 120
Secret Spot Route 120 5.png At the north end of the southeastern lake; requires Surf
Winding A Secret Base in a cave that boasts of a view of a clear lake right before your eyes.
Route 120
Secret Spot Route 120 6.png In the southeast end of the route, north of the sign
Divided A A Secret Base in a bush that stinks of grass from being covered in long grass.
Route 120
Secret Spot Route 120 7.png On the north side of the southwestern lake
Tall A A Secret Base in a bush next to soft soil and a pond where gardening and fishing are enjoyed.
Route 120
Secret Spot Route 120 8.png Northeast of the Ancient Tomb (on the plateau on the west side of the route)
Wide A A Secret Base above a tree where the unusual aura from nearby mysterious ruins hangs thick in the air.
Route 121
Secret Spot Route 121 1.png At the end of the path west of the pier; requires Cut
Tall B A Secret Base in a cave blocked by a thorny tree and positioned along the water’s edge.
Route 121
Secret Spot Route 121 2.png Just east of the Safari Zone entrance
Tall B A Secret Base above a tree next to the Safari Zone where the smells of Pokémon sometimes come wafting over.
Route 121
Secret Spot Route 121 3.png On the north side of the tall grass just east of the pier
2-level A A Secret Base in a cave near some stairs, so the footsteps of passersby are noisy.
Route 123
Secret Spot Route 123 1.png Following the northmost possible path from east to west across the route, down three ledges and north of a female Ace Trainer; requires Surf and Cut
Divided B A Secret Base in a cave that doesn’t leave much of an impression on a route with a gentle slope.
Route 123
Secret Spot Route 123 2.png Following the northmost possible path from east to west across the route, down five ledges and on the east side of the 123 Go Fish shop; requires Surf and Cut
2-level C A Secret Base in a cave dedicated to Fishermen with outstanding access to 123 Go Fish.
Route 123
Secret Spot Route 123 3.png East of the Berry Master's house
Tall B A Secret Base above a tree that gardeners long for due to its outstanding access to the Berry fields.
Route 125
Secret Spot Route 125 1.png On the southernmost island in the route; requires Surf or Fly (to Route 125)
2-level B A Secret Base in a cave positioned on a small beach where the winds blow in from the sea.
Route 125
Secret Spot Route 125 2.png On the sandbar in the northwest of the route; requires Surf or Fly (to Shoal Cave)
Wide B A Secret Base in a cave next to Shoal Cave, making it great for hunting for salt and seashells.
Route 125
Secret Spot Route 125 3.png The west of the two spots on the island in the northeast of the route; requires Surf
Winding A Secret Base in a cave made in what would be the little brother of what everyone calls twin rocks.
Route 125
Secret Spot Route 125 4.png The east of the two spots on the island in the northeast of the route; requires Surf
2-room B A Secret Base in a cave made in what would be the big brother of what everyone calls twin rocks.
Route 126
Secret Spot Route 126 1.png In the north of the isolated area on the west of the route, accessed by surfacing from the western Dive spot in the main underwater area; requires Surf and Dive
3-room A Secret Base in a cave that can’t be reached without using Dive, even though it looks like you could Surf there.
Route 126
Secret Spot Route 126 2.png In the far northwest of the route, accessed by surfacing from the northern Dive spot in the main underwater area and following the subsequent path to its end; requires Surf and Dive
Divided C A Secret Base in a cave that’s high level of secrecy stops it from being found just by using Surf as usual.
Route 127
Secret Spot Route 127 1.png In the northeast of the route, in the southwest of the sandbar on the east branch of the route coming south from Mossdeep City; requires Surf
Wide B A Secret Base in a cave you cannot relax in because it’s always surrounded by Fishermen.
Route 127
Secret Spot Route 127 2.png In the northeast of the route, in the northeast of the sandbar on the east branch of the route coming south from Mossdeep City; requires Surf
2-level B A Secret Base in a cave fated to disappear as it continues to be eroded by the waves.
Route 127
Secret Spot Route 127 3.png On the west side of the area in the southeast corner of the route; requires Surf
Winding A Secret Base in a cave that still shows traces of having been the den of Water-type Pokémon long ago.
Route 127
Secret Spot Route 127 4.png In the middle of the area in the southeast corner of the route; requires Surf
2-level B A Secret Base in a cave said to have been the hideout for a robber being pursued by the International Police.
Route 127
Secret Spot Route 127 5.png In the northeast of the area in the southeast corner of the route; requires Surf
Divided C A Secret Base in a cave where the International Police held a stakeout to catch a robber.
Rusturf Tunnel
Secret Spot Rusturf Tunnel.png North of the tunnel's Verdanturf Town exit
2-level C A Secret Base in a cave where you can’t fall asleep at night because of the wild Whismur going berserk every night.
Granite Cave
Secret Spot Granite Cave.png On B1F, in the north, up the first dirt slope in the room and then up the dirt slope to the northwest and immediately after descending the next dirt slope; requires the Mach Bike
2-room A A Secret Base in a cave in a dark cellar that’s popular with women who dislike getting a suntan.
Jagged Pass
Secret Spot Jagged Pass.png On the west side of the route, up a dirt slope or set of stepping stones west of the third northmost patch of tall grass; requires the Acro Bike or Mach Bike
2-room A A Secret Base in a cave with an extremely comfortable interior despite it being on a dangerous path by a cliff.
Fiery Path
Secret Spot Fiery Path.png On the west side of the tunnel beyond the Strength rock and to the north; requires Strength
3-room A Secret Base in a cave that you can expect to have the same effects as a sauna due to the hot location.
Secret Shore
Secret Spot Secret Shore No 301.png To the west of the Secret Shore's entrance
Diagonal B A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 301 due to the housing-development-like structure of the plot.
Secret Shore
Secret Spot Secret Shore No 302.png Up the first set of stairs to the southeast of the Secret Shore's entrance
Divided B A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 302 due to the housing-development-like structure of the plot.
Secret Shore
Secret Spot Secret Shore No 401.png Up two sets of stairs to the southeast of the Secret Shore's entrance
2-level C A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 401 due to the housing-development-like structure of the plot.
Secret Shore
Secret Spot Secret Shore No 303.png In the southeast corner of the Secret Shore
Divided A A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 303 due to the housing-development-like structure of the plot.
Secret Shore
Secret Spot Secret Shore No 101.png West of the stairs to the southwest of the Secret Shore's entrance
Tall A A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 101 due to the housing-development-like structure of the plot.
Secret Shore
Secret Spot Secret Shore No 201.png South of the stairs to the southwest of the Secret Shore's entrance
Square A A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 201 due to the housing-development-like structure of the plot.
Secret Meadow
Secret Spot Secret Meadow No 101.png Directly north of the Secret Meadow's entrance on the ground level
Wide A A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 101 due to the apartment-like structure of the plot.
Secret Meadow
Secret Spot Secret Meadow No 102.png Northwest of the Secret Meadow's entrance, on the ground level
Divided A A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 102 due to the apartment-like structure of the plot.
Secret Meadow
Secret Spot Secret Meadow No 201.png Up the stairs on the east side of the Secret Meadow's entrance
Tall A A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 201 due to the apartment-like structure of the plot.
Secret Meadow
Secret Spot Secret Meadow No 301.png Up the stairs to the northwest of the Secret Meadow's entrance
Diagonal B A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 301 due to the apartment-like structure of the plot.
Secret Meadow
Secret Spot Secret Meadow No 202.png At the top of the stairs directly north of the Secret Meadow's entrance
2-level C A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 202 due to the apartment-like structure of the plot.
Secret Meadow
Secret Spot Secret Meadow No 401.png Up the stairs starting directly north of the Secret Meadow's entrance, in the northeast corner of the area
Divided B A Secret Base in a cave commonly referred to as No. 401 due to the apartment-like structure of the plot.
Secret Islet
Secret Spot Secret Islet.png In the middle of the islet
Wide A A Secret Base above a tree that feels too much like a resort to call it a Secret Base.

Layouts

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In general, layouts for Secret Bases are not restricted to a given type of base (such as blue caves or trees), but some layouts do only occur in one type, such as the Square C layout, which is only in shrub bases.

Layout type Description
2-level This layout has two levels, but a Stairs Decoration is required to access the top level. The entrance, Secret PC, and flag are all in the bottom level.
2-room This layout has two large areas in the north and south, but a Solid Board decoration is required to access the north area. The entrance, Secret PC, and flag are all in the south area.
3-room This layout has three large areas approximately in a Y shape, but a Solid Board decoration is required to access either of the northern areas. The entrance, Secret PC, and flag are all in the south area.
Diagonal This layout has a large area at the entrance and a large area to the northeast or northwest, with the base narrowing slightly between the two areas.
Divided This layout has a large area separated from the entrance by a narrow passage. In the Divided B and C layouts, the entrance area is also a large area. The Divided B layout is divided into north and south areas, while A and C have east and west areas.
Split In this layout, the entrance passage leads north and then branches to two large areas to either side of the entrance.
Square This layout has one simple area, with dimensions that are roughly square.
Tall This layout has one simple area, significantly taller than it is wide.
Wide This layout has one simple area, significantly wider than it is tall.
Winding This layout has two large areas in the north and south, but they are connected by a narrow, twisting passageway.

In the anime

Keanu's Secret Base in the anime

Secret Bases first appeared in A Three Team Scheme. While staying in Dewford Town, Ash and his friends stumbled across Keanu's Secret Base, which he had created with the help of his Nincada. Later in the episode, Team Rocket also found the Secret Base and stole Keanu's Pokémon, which Ash and his friends helped him to get back.

Team Rocket also had their own Secret Base in A Six Pack Attack!. By the end of the episode, it was completely destroyed, greatly displeasing Giovanni when he was later informed of the incident.

In the manga

Sapphire's Secret Base in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Sapphire has a Secret Base which she uses to observe Pokémon in order to help her father with his research. After saving Ruby from two Mightyena, she brought him to her Base. There the two arranged a bet and decide to meet in the Base after 80 days when Sapphire has gathered all the Badges and Ruby has gathered all the Contest Ribbons in the Hoenn region. At first, the Secret Base was a barren cave, but Ruby decorated it while waiting for Sapphire on the day of the deadline.

Trivia

  • In the Underground, it is possible for a mining spot to spawn on the same spot as the player's Secret Base.

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Geheime basis
Finland Flag.png Finnish Salainen tukikohta
France Flag.png French Base Secrète
Germany Flag.png German Geheimbasis
Italy Flag.png Italian Base Segreta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비밀기지 Secret Base
Spain Flag.png Spanish Base Secreta

See also


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