Pokemon Legends: Arceus made its long-awaited debut on January 28, 2022 after much speculation. This particular Pokemon game is very different from what we usually get. This time, developers have created an open world where you can see Pokemon in the wild roaming around, similar to the Monster Hunter franchise. In Pokemon Legends: Arceus players get to explore Hisui as they fill their Pokedex.
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It didn’t take long for this brand-new Pokemon game to reach the unique category of gamers: speedrunners. Speedrunners are a particular type of gamer—their goal is to finish the game as quickly as possible. This usually takes thousands of hours of practice, and many speedrunners post their runs on YouTube or stream them live on Twitch. A speedrunner completed Pokemon Legends: Arceus in under 7 hours
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An incredible speedrun
Eddaket, a YouTuber who specializes in Pokemon shared his incredible accomplishment on his channel. It only took Eddaket 6 hours, 29 seconds and 11 hundredths of a second to complete the game. What makes this accomplishment even more amazing is that it was his first time speedrunning the game. The previous record was 7 hours and 20 minutes, which had only been a few hours old.
There is no doubt that other speedrunners will try and beat Eddaket’s impressive record in days to come. Some may even try and complete the game whilst blindfolded, the same way a player did on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which is considered to be one of the hardest games to complete.