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Released in Japan in 1996, Pokemon Green was one of the inital releases to spark the Pokemon craze abroad before it reached American shores. The Green version is roughly equivalent to the American Blue version, but does have several small differences. It is also features the absolute best coding in any game ever. No bugs to exploit here. Not a one.

 

Best time with large-skip glitches: Single-segment 0:04 by Nicholas 'Sir VG' Hoppe on 2011-08-24.

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Author's comments:

WHERE IS IT?!

Speed Run Rules:
* Single Session
* Completed on Pocket Monsters Midori (Pokémon Green)
* Uses the Dokokashira Door Glitch
* Screws with your mind

Dokokashira (Meaning: Where is it?) door glitch is a glitch that existed only on the original Japanese versions of Pocket Monsters Midori (Pokémon Green) and Aka (Pokémon Red). This was fixed for Pocket Monsters Ao (Pokémon Blue). The US versions also don't have this bug.

The bug occurs by a set of procedures that involve Oak's Parcel. First, you need to get any item (getting the Potion from the PC or the NPC on Route 1 works for this). After this, work your way to Viridian City and get Oak's Parcel from the shop. Now return back to Route 1. At some point near the end (it doesn't have to be specific where, but you don't want to get into more then 1 random battle before returning to Pallet Town), hit Start to go to the menu. Go to the Item Menu (2nd option) and go to Oak's Parcel. Press Select, then B twice to cancel out of everything. After this, get into a random battle with a wild Pokémon. Generally, you want them to be Level 2, but Level 3 will sometimes work (not all of the time - sometimes it will crash the game). At the start of the battle, go to the Pokémon List and press A to select your current Pokémon. Now exit back and choose to Fight the wild Pokémon. Defeat it and this will trigger the glitch.

Once the glitch is triggered, you need to walk 83-87 steps before walking into the door to Gary/Blue's house. Once you do, the glitch will fully trigger, warping you to a new location (where you go depends on how many steps you walk, which is why you need to walk the # of steps stated). To finish things up, follow the general path I take (enter the house below you from above on the right corner, walk out of the guard house on the right, then walk to Celadon City Department Store (the door just to the right of the Pokémon Center). At this point, you will wind up in the Hall of Fame Room (though severely glitched) and automatically win the game.

There's more stuff that can be done with this glitch, but since this is a speedrun, we just want to win the game. 0:04 is the stated time, just barely getting under 0:05 (the old record, done by numerous people including LagDotCom). The TAS did get this to 0:03, but I don't believe a speedrunner can get this due to the absolute perfection and luck it involves.

For more info about the glitch, go to Bulbapedia's page about it, located here: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Dokokashira_door_glitch

Hope you enjoyed this run. I also hope I didn't cause your brains to blow out of your head and create a mess for your mom to have to clean up.

Smell ya later!

This run is Copyright (C) 2011 Nicholas "Sir VG" Hoppe and IMAMYTH Colosseum (http://www.imamyth.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/user/SirVG) and is allowed for downloading and private viewing. Permissions for hosting this run have been granted to Radix and Speed Demos Archive. Public viewing of this run is prohibited without prior permission from the creator. The selling or distribution of this run for profit in any way, shape, or form including (but not limited to) selling on eBay and television for profit is prohibited without prior permission from the author. Video hosting sites (i.e. YouTube, etc) may host this video in part or in full, as long as full permission is granted by the author (the official Speed Demos Archive channel has automatic permission to host any of my runs). Any violation of the above listed may result in legal action. Pocket Monsters Midori (Pokémon Green) is Copyright (C) 1995 Game Freak Inc.

Sir VG, signing out.

"We came. We saw. We speed ran."

FIN

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