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The Fire Red version in a single-session by Ultimate Darius.
From SDA's Game page:
Pokémon LeafGreen and FireRed were simultaneously released on September 7th, 2004, nearly a decade after the original Red and Blue in 1997. It is a beautiful remake of these original games, which follow the story of a young Pokémon trainer striving to become a Pokémon master before his rival, while also thwarting the nasty plots of Team Rocket. There are very minor differences between the two games, primarily those involving which Pokémon can or cannot be obtained in the version of the game you have.
First and foremost, I'd like to thank my fiancee, Angela Cronmiller for being supportive of me during this run. I also owe a HUGE amount of credit to my best friend, Nick Street, for the development of the strategy used to complete this run. My friend Tom "Gzus" Barnett was also of much help with his massive knowledge of move base powers and accuracies, type advantages, and etc. Thanks also to Matt Dahm, Shaun Homrich, and my brother and sisters Matthew, Kelsey, and Jasmine for listening to me ramble about strategies and being supportive. And of course I have to pay my dues to Radix, Mikwuyma, and Nate for making all of this possible for speedrunners like myself today. Thanks also goes out to the folks at serebii.net, Jade at gamefaqs for his warp tile solution in the silph co. building, and the rest of those who talked to me about and supported this run. Finally, thanks to Tom "Slowbro" Batchelor for posting the bounty to get me motivated and re-interested in speedrunning.
This run, as I'm sure you already know, is a single segment run. For those of you new to this speed running sort of thing, that means I sit here in front of my Gameboy Player playing Pokemon for 3 hours straight, without saving and quitting. As a result of which, there are some mistakes in my run which are unable to be avoided completely. There are also a couple of things where you'll watch and say, hey, you're an idiot for messing that up. (Such as my accidental fly to Celedon instead of Lavender) I've found out that it's pressuring to play while recording! (Plus drinking a can of Monster energy, and then not ending your run until after 2 am doesn't help...)
This run is a whole 6 minutes faster than my previous, messed up, unsubmitted VHS run.
I named the character, as well as the obtained pokemon, "U," for the sake of conversations where I am addressed, and every time I did an attack, it says, for example, "U used mega punch!" I felt this would add a neat effect for the viewer of this run.
I tried to abuse Squirtle's "Torrent" ability to boost his water moves whenever possible by keeping his HP low. I died a couple of times trying to do so, but overall it helped out a lot. I've found that it goes much slower without this key factor, applied whenever possible. Made a mistake on that bug catcher and allowed one of my other pokemon to get experience. Had to fight an extra battle to get back on track, in order to have bite by the time I got to fight misty's starmie.
Accidental fight on the SS Anne, right after acting retarded trying to get my sitrus berry. I switched to a different GCN controller as soon as the boat took off =P
First time on Surge's trash cans, which in of itself can be a run breaker. I postponed surge until later due to the randomness of fighting raichu under leveled. Cost myself at most 30 seconds.
Silph co and cinnibar mansion: The vitamins are necessary, believe it or not. It makes the difference between blaine healing his pokemon and his pokemon dying. Same applies to Sabrina and Giovanni. And makes the difference in number of X items used in the E4.
Overall, yes, there were some avoidable mistakes in this run, as well as some unavoidable ones, but overall my luck with mega punch and mega kick prior to X items, I feel, more than makes up for them. I'd have to say that I'm VERY pleased with the outcome of this run. I hope to be working on the Elite 4 Round 2 run in the near future. Thank you all for your support, and for watching my run!....
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