Two bikes are back (Mach and Acro)
One bike with two gears
One bike and roller skates replace Acro Bike
Something else entirely...
The adventure tools section on the official site already confirms the two bikes we saw as Mach and Acro.
WHY? This is just an annoying "feature" that do nothing to enhance the gameplay experience. Having two gears on the bike like in DPPt is so much better than this nonsense.
Ugh, i guess this is one of those cases where nostalgia beats convenience, the constant need to switch between Mach and Acro bike is one of my least favourite part of the game.
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The best part is this:
Yes! Make your journey speedier by going back to Mauville every single time you see an obstacle that your current bike can't handle!Move around the Hoenn region swiftly by grabbing a Bike, one of the Key Items you’ll collect on your journey. You’ll choose between one of two special Bikes: the Acro Bike, built for technical skill, and the Mach Bike, built for speed. Pick the Bike to match the landscape, and make your journey speedier and smarter!
It would be much better if:
1) Mauville was like Kalos and you pass by it multiple times
2) Your PokeNav told you what bike matched the landscape.
Yes, we probably know now what bike to use, but as newcomers, we didn't
If they allowed us to own both bikes, that would take up at least two slots in our "Select" option--they might as well have given us gear changes. Perhaps its on the customization screen, but that doesn't change the fact that you can't do anything about it when you're in the middle of a route.
Can you imagine if you went to Sky Pillar only to find you brought the wrong bike? (talking about in RS, not Emerald)
Childhood nightmare. That is all.Can you imagine if you went to Sky Pillar only to find you brought the wrong bike? (talking about in RS, not Emerald)
Sigh... why you do this Game Freak? You just pissed off thousands of dedicated fans with your insistence on having two bicycles. Way to go.
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It was a given both Bikes were going to return. They rarely change much of anything in remakes.
I don't see why there's even complaints about having to go to Mauville to switch anyway. The zones where the Acro Bike is actually needed were one-off zones with some rare item. Once you got the items, there was no reason whatsoever to go back to them. I think a couple Secret Bases, Berry patches, and one of the Safari Zone areas were the only Acro Bike locations that would require any revisit if at all. You can make your Secret Base in a more accessible place if you so desire, there's several other Berry patches that are easier to get to all over Hoenn so you only really need to pick the Berries in those rare patches and you're done, and I highly doubt anyone feels actually compelled to go back to the Safari Zone area after getting the exclusive Pokémon found there. It's much easier to just resort to breeding than dealing with Safari Zone shenanigans. This is even assuming they keep the Safari Zone the same. So yeah, you don't even need the Acro Bike for most of the game anyway. You only need it once or twice and that's it. Unless they add more Acro Bike zones, but I highly doubt it.
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Eh, I dealt with it in RSE, I can deal with it now. Plus, I know the general plan for bike switching.
Mt. Chimney (Jagged Pass) area: Acro
Sky Pillar: Mach
Granite Cave: Mach
Fortree area: Acro
Cycling Road: Mach
Really, besides the Fortree area and Jagged Pass (along with Safari Zone/secret base locations for revisits if needed) the Mach is fine everywhere else. IIRC.
I look forward to throwing my 3DS at the wall while doing Sky Pillar.
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