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This Pokémon Blue Speedrun will Break Your Mind

by Kyle Hilliard on Aug 01, 2015 at 06:56 AM

Games Done Quick speedrunners ripped through Pokémon Blue and all 150 Pokémon in under two hours, and then raced the game blindfolded for kicks.

Games Done Quick, which is still going strong and has raised just over $800,000 for Doctors Without Borders, is no stranger to impressive displays of speedrun prowess, but the recent Pokémon Blue run stands out. Shenanagans ripped through the game in under two hours catching every Pokémon and breaking the game in a number of fascinating ways. Afterwards Keizaron joined Shenanagans for a blindfoleded race where the two competed to see who could beat the game first.

For more Games Done Quick coverage, which is happening in Game Informer's home state of Minnesota, follow the links for videos where the runners came by our office to play Bloodborne, Gunstar Heroes, and Crystal's Pony Tales. You can also head here to see pictures from the event.