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sanny the hedgehog
August 4th, 2008, 06:04 AM
i think i have a record i leaf green for beating the game in like 28:57 so im not sure but if anyone has a better time please speak up.

t3hjolteon
August 4th, 2008, 06:47 AM
I remember someone beat the original Pokemon Red in 2:09. (I think that video is still on the internet.) Though 28:57 is fairly quick, it's not too out of the ordinary. Interesting idea though; I never thought about speedrunning through a pokemon game.

Bug Catcher Nick
August 4th, 2008, 08:12 AM
The record is less than 3 hours. Although I guess they imported pokemon.

Katalyst
August 4th, 2008, 09:02 AM
I've already beaten Ruby in less than 20 hours. It was around 19 hours and 40 minutes. But 29 hours is already quick, the normal time is around 35-40 hours, I think.

Just Darth
August 4th, 2008, 09:05 AM
I beat FR in 24 Hrs but yours is very quick!

Wichu
August 4th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Kinda similar, but unrelated.

Someone beat Pokémon Red in an emulator in around 1 1/2 minutes. They used the functions of the emulator to control the random number generator by waiting an exact number of frames (the random number changes every frame) to activate a strange glitch which warped them to the Hall of Fame. Rather cool, but virtually impossible to do without controlling the frames passed, i.e. in a real game or not using a specialised emulator.

Oh, and no cheats were used - it was just a relatively unknown (because of how hard it is to do) glitch.

EDIT: Here's the source: http://tasvideos.org/1958S.html
I know it's for Pokémon Yellow, but it's practically the same. The in-game clock marks it as 0:01, more precisely 1 minute and 13 seconds.
Just watch the video in VBA.

sanny the hedgehog
August 4th, 2008, 11:51 AM
well the hard part about speed running is training your pokemon and the elite four, that was the hard part for me. am i not right

PB
August 4th, 2008, 12:13 PM
There was this official record book I read, and someone completed Fire Red in 3hours 2mins, no cheats or anything.

Tyranitar.
August 4th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Yeah. I played In Ruby for 7 hours and got to Groudon. Never really remeber what time it was whe nI beat the e4