‘Pokémon Shining Pearl’ speedrunner beats game in under an hour

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The player used a mistake! It’s super effective!

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a pokemon player has beaten pokemon shining pearl In just 50 minutes, a speedrun that currently stands as the world record for a recently released Nintendo Switch game.

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pokemon shining pearl, and its companion title pokemon brilliant diamond, released last week (November 19), both remakes of classic 2007 Nintendo DS games pokemon diamond and Pearl, While the updated versions offer players around 30+ hours of gameplay for the story campaign, YouTuber wester appears to have broken it into 50 minutes, 36 seconds (as seen in Kotaku,

You can watch the Verster in its entirety here:


The waster usually uses a few tricks to speed up the pace of calming. pokemon The game, such as zooming through the set up by entering a character name of “1” and selecting the first option for a friend character’s name, setting the in-game text speed to “fast”, and reducing combat effects. Length of encounters to close. Random encounters and trainer battles are also mostly ignored.

While there doesn’t appear to be any specific hacks being used to reduce total play time, Wester does use a number of glitches to get around some of the game’s common progression gates. These are listed on the YouTube description as “Menu Storage (and its double/triple variants), Door Storage, Cutscene Clipping for OOB, Trainer-Menu Storage, Poke Doll Battle, Surf on Land, Early. [Elite Four battle]MILF Fast Cynthia [the campaign’s final boss],

Although there were so many glitches to exploit, there might not be anything to celebrate, Wester said. diamond/pearl “The remakes are so broken you can beat them in less than an hour”.

Ultimately, the speedrunner says that “this run wasn’t perfect, but I believe it’s the first sub so far.” [one hour]So really happy with the progress made.”

With the video game world racing as fast as ever, the big question is: How long will this record last?


In related news, players can get a tease of the next pokemon Games, January 2022’s Pokemon Legends: Arceus, buried in Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl, A new book found at the Canalew Library tells a story that points to places that don’t exist in any other mainline entry.

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