Pokémon Blue in 69 A presses




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Published on Jul 8, 2016

The amount of memes I received in the comments forced me to think how the A Button Challenge would look like if applied to Pokémon games. Here's my first attempt of answering this question - a 69x A press run of Pokémon Blue, which is also a "Pacifist Run" - it completes the game without winning any battles.

This is an unpolished TAS, made only to satisfy my curiosity. I'm not planning to continue the ABC challenge with much dedication, unless people want me to.

Movie (.BKM, Bizhawk 1.11.6):

Lua script used for RNG frame searches:

About half A presses:
The half A press notation is a special system used when counting A presses in segmented runs. If a specific segment of the run is started with the A button already held, such A press is counted as a "half A press". This is because in a complete playthrough, the half A press would just be held out and continued from an A press in an earlier segment, and it wouldn't necessitate pressing the A button. So the half A press is just a continuation of an A press that was performed earlier in the run. You can watch this video for a more detailed explanation (or you don't have to, because you've probably watched it already): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpk2t...

There are currently no cases where holding A is important in Pokémon games. However, it might become useful in any time, and thus, the half A press notation is mentioned and allowed in advance.

  • Game

    • Pokémon Red and Blue
    • 1996
  • Category


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