A speedrunner claimed an impressively short time for beating Pokemon Shining Pearl. The record-setting run was made by Werster and is believed to be the current world record for an “any%” speedrun for the game at 33 minutes and 10 seconds.
For reference, HowLongToBeat estimates that the average player would require 24 hours to complete the entire game normally.
Glitches glitches and glitches
As you could probably guess, this run is possible only by taking advantage of the Pokemon Shining Pearl‘s many bugs and glitches, of which a full list of those used can be found here; https://pastebin.com/gfw54A9h so yeah the game is pretty filled with glitches and exploits.
About Pokemon Shining Pearl
Journey to the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Shining Pearl!
Embark on an adventure through the Sinnoh region.
Adventures will take place in the Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with towering Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll visit many different locations in the Sinnoh region, while striving to become the Champion of the Pokémon League.
The original story has been faithfully reproduced, and the sense of scale in the originals’ towns and routes has been carefully preserved. People who played Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl can revisit familiar places and relive familiar scenes once more. For those setting out through Sinnoh for the first time, plenty of new encounters and surprises await.