Getting Both the Mach and Acro Bikes – Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
When playing Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, one of the best ways to get around is using a bike. It turns out that the games have two bikes, each with different abilities. These bikes are called the Mach Bike and the Acro Bike. Both are made available to the player when they first visit the shop in Mauville City, but you can only take one at a time. This means that if you need one of the other bikes, you’ll have to travel all the way back to that same shop to swap them. Needless to say, this can become quite the hassle to the budding professional Pokemon Trainer.
Thankfully, there’s a way to get both bikes at once, but you’re going to have to put in a bit of legwork. There are three NPCs you’ll need to speak to around the world. You’ll have to swap bikes at least once, but it’s worth the hassle because you’ll never have to make the long trip again. The three people you need to speak to are:
- Hex Maniac – Located north of the Route 111 desert area. You’ll need the Mach Bike for this visit to get up the dirt slope and meet her on top of the hill.
- Bird Trainer – This dude is found on the northern side of Route 119. You’ll need both the Acro Bike and a Pokemon that knows Waterfall. Use Waterfall to get to the north of the route, then the bike to crosss.
- Bike Man (Not really his name, but everyone else had a cool name) – Head to the Battle Resort and you’ll find this guy on the southeast beach.
Once you’re done, you can head back to Mauville City and claim the second bike. No more having to keep coming back!