Ro-Powers and Game Passes allow Pokémon Brick Bronze players to gain certain advantages during their adventure. While these perks are not necessary for completing the game, they will speed up the training progress or allow players to find their desired Pokémon easier, depending on which one the player has bought. All of these perks cost varying amounts of Robux, but the key difference is that Ro-Powers are temporary, whereas the effects of the Game Passes are permanent.
Ro-Powers are temporary boosts for significantly increasing certain chances or rewards, similar to the Pass Powers and O-Powers in core series games. They were introduced in the version 0.5.2 update on 17th January, 2016 and all of them last for 1 hour per purchase. This was once volatile, but from version 0.10e update on 24th January, 2017 and onwards, this now pauses when the player leaves and resumes when the player rejoins the game. Most of these Ro-Powers had their price doubled or even tripled from the version 0.11.1 update on 3rd March, 2017 onwards to stop trainers from overusing them.
Gain EXP Faster
This Ro-Power is one of the first 3 Ro-Powers. It multiplies the EXP gained for player's Pokémon when in effect by either 1.5 or 2. The selling price of these two Ro-Power versions were 15 and 25 Robux respectively but was quickly raised to 20 and 35 Robux to prevent players from abusing them. The price further increased to 40 and 70 Robux in the version 0.11.1 update.
Hatch Eggs Faster
Another one of the first 3 Ro-Powers, this Ro-Power greatly reduces the hatching time required by making the hatching steps halved or 1/3 of the original requirement when in effect, selling for 10 and 15 Robux, respectively. It stacks with game pass Oval Charm and the ability Flame Body or Magma Armour (note that these 2 abilities do not stack, however). The price raised to 25 and 45 Robux since the v0.11.1 update.
Earn Money Faster
This is one of the first 3 Ro-Powers, as well. This Ro-Power sharply raises the money gained after battles as long as it is in effect. The price is exactly the same of the "Hatch Eggs Faster" boost — 10 Robux for doubling money gained, 15 Robux for tripling the money reward. It stacks with the held item Luck Incense bought at the BP Shop. This Ro-Power increased the most in price, costing 30 and 55 Robux from the update on 3rd March, 2017 onwards.
Earn EVs Faster
One of the 3 Ro-Powers added in the version 0.6.2 update on 20th March, 2016, it either doubles or triples Effort Values gained when in force, as its name implies, costing 15 and 25 Robux respectively. This Ro-Power stacks with held item Macho Brace bought at the BP Shop and the Power item series, which are available in the Golden Poké Ball Arcade. The selling price raised to 30 and 55 Robux since the v0.11.1 update.
Increase Shiny Rate
Another Ro-Power added in v0.6.2 update, it drastically increases the encounter rate of Shiny Pokémon. It is only available in 1 variant, which is 100 Robux for Shiny rate ×16, but it stacks with the game pass Shiny Charm whenever it is in force. It was once on a half-price discount for 4 days from 31st March to 3rd April, 2017.
Increase Catch Rate
Under the effect of this Ro-Power, the catch rate on wild Pokémon was doubled. The marked price was 15 Robux, but it has been taken down in version 0.10c update on 20th January, 2017 in favour of the new Ro-Power for boosting the Roaming Pokémon encounter rate listed below.
Increase Legend/Mythical Encounter Rate
Replacing the Ro-Power for raising catch rate, the newest Ro-Power introduced in v0.10c update on 20th January, 2017 quadruples the encounter rate for Roaming Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to 1/250 (0.4%) when in effect, stacking with the corresponding game pass as well. It is the most expensive Ro-Power currently, costing 150 Robux per use. However, players must have at least 3 regular Roaming Pokémon enabled before they can buy this Ro-Power, and it has no effect on Event Roaming Pokémon, such as the Red Heart Pikachu.
Most Roblox games provide game passes for a better gaming experience, and Pokémon Brick Bronze is no exception to this. The game passes provide unique features or permanent boosts once bought. They never expire after being bought, and stack with Ro-Powers. There are currently 9 Gamepasses available.
This is the first game pass available for this game, with a selling price of 50 Robux. Once it is bought, EXP Share appears in the player's bag as a Key Item like in the core series games from Pokémon X and Y onwards. When it is turned on, all Pokémon in party share half of the EXP gained by Pokémon which actually participated in battles.
More PC Boxes
This game pass was added along with the first few Ro-Powers on 17th January, 2016. It expands the player's PC storage from 8 boxes to 50 boxes, increasing the max capacity from 240 to 1500 Pokémon, for a price of 50 Robux.
Advanced Stat Viewer
One of the game passes added on version 0.6.1 update on 16th March, 2016. In addition to the "Effort-O-Meter" accessible for all players, this game pass enables the player to see the exact numbers for Individual and Effort Values of his or her Pokémon upon purchase with 50 Robux. This is useful for specializing and maintaining Pokémon for EVs and breeding for better IVs.
A Key Item which doubles the encounter rate of Shiny Pokémon, both in wild Pokémon battles and breeding, from 1/4096 to 1/2048, for a price of 500 Robux. The Shiny Charm can add on the effects of Ro-Power "Increase Shiny Rate", bringing the maximum encounter rate for Shiny Pokémon to 1/128.
This is a Key Item that doubles the spawn rate of Hidden Ability Pokémon via breeding from 1/512 to 1/256. It also enables Hidden Ability Pokémon to be found in the wild with a 1/512 chance once equipped. The Ability Charm costs 500 Robux.
When purchased, this Key Item allows Eggs to be produced more frequently when breeding, but players must have a pair of Pokémon capable of breeding deposited in Lagoona Day Care first. It cuts hatching time by 15% as well, stacking with Ro-Power "Hatch Eggs Faster" and the ability Flame Body or Magma Armour (note that these 2 abilities do not stack, however). The marked price of Oval Charm is 400 Robux.
2× Legend/Mythical Chance
As the priciest game pass for Pokémon Brick Bronze, added in the v0.10a update on 20th January, 2017, it costs 600 Robux. It doubles the encounter rate for all Roaming Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, from 1/1000 (0.1%) to 1/500 (0.2%). This game pass stacks with the corresponding Ro-Power, bringing the maximum encounter rate to 1/125 (0.8%), but similar to the Ro-Power, this game pass does not work on Event Roaming Pokémon.
In addition to the opening of Poké Ball Stamp Shop in Fluoruma City on the version 0.11.1 update, this game pass is also introduced for players to unlock 2 additional slots for players to apply stamps on their Pokémon for 100 Robux. With this game pass, players can put 3 stamps in total for each of their Pokémon, although it does not give the player stamps, which are bought individually.
Magik Pond Pass
This game pass is added in the version 0.14 update to allow access to the secret pond inside Bob's Magik Pond located in Cosmeos Valley for 150 Robux. 28 unique variations of Magikarp patterns can be found there and more will be added later.