Bicycles

Bicycles

Like all previous Pokémon games, there is the Bicycle item that allows for you to travel faster than simple walking and running. Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, like the originals, actually provides two different bikes. You get these at Mauville City, in Rydel's shop.

As there are only two bikes in the game, you can only have one and need to go back to Mauville City in order to switch bikes, at least at first.

Acro Bike

The Acro Bike has got an increased speed over running, but it's not incredibly fast. Instead, it is used in order to move through various obstacles. Using the Acro Bike, you can, on certain bridges, press B and a direction to hop across adjacent bridges. In addition to that, you can do wheelies when you hold the B Button while moving.

If you hold the B Button while stationary, you will start bouncing. This allows you to move up and down specific ledges. These are sometimes necessary to reach certain items in a variety of areas.

Mach Bike

The Mach Bike's main feature is that it has you move at two times the normal speed. This starts off slow but has you speed up incredibly fast, allowing for much quicker travel It has another use, however. On some cliffsides, you will find a bit that will knock you back down if you are trying to climb it on foot or with the Acro Bike. If you go at it at full speed on the Mach Bike, however, you will be able to climb the slope.

If you go onto Cycling Road from the north gate and reach the bottom gate while riding the Mach Bike, you will also be timed and your number of collisions is counted.

Getting Both Bikes

A brand new feature to Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire is the ability to have both bikes at the same time. This is necessary for getting some items in a variety of areas including the Safari Zone and various Mirage Caves. To get both bikes, you need to advertise Rydel's Bikes to various people throughout the region

  • Mach Bike - Show the Mach Bike to a Hex Maniac in the Route 111 Desert
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  • Acro Bike - Show the Acro Bike to a Bird Keeper in the Acro Bike area of Route 119 - Requires Surf & Waterfall
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  • Any Bike - Speak to a Triathlete in Battle Resort

Once you have spoken to all three of these characters, return to Rydel's Cycles in Mauville City and he will give you the other bike, so you now have both bikes at the same time.

 
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