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Submission #6691: ThunderAxe31's GBC Pokémon Puzzle Challenge "Puzzle mode, all levels" in 44:41.01

Console: Game Boy Color
Game name: Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Pokemon Puzzle Challenge (USA).gbc
Branch: Puzzle mode, all levels
Emulator: BizHawk 2.3.1
Movie length: 44:41.01
FrameCount: 160130
Re-record count: 7663
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: ThunderAxe31
Submitter: ThunderAxe31
Submitted at: 2020-04-01 02:11:03
Text last edited at: 2020-04-22 13:48:35
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
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Status: published
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Movie Goals

  • Beating the all Puzzle mode levels as fast as possible
  • Emulator used: BizHawk 2.3.1
  • Core used: GBHawk

Target Categories

  • Uses a game restart sequence
  • Genre: Puzzle

About the movie

This is very similar to the SNES submission, except that the move glitch isn't available here. Also, I used a lot of soft resets to save dialogue time, but for some reason there are places where it was slower due to loading times, and that's why I didn't do it everywhere.

Minor frame-perfect trickeries

4-6, 5-4, 5-5, extra 5-6, extra 5-7, extra 6-1

Unintended solutions

Note that this section doesn't list all the minor frame-perfect tricks.


Made the first block fall on the left and then grab it again while it's falling.


Another example of a block grabbed in mid-air while it's falling.


It's hard to explain. Ok.

extra, 2-1

Using a spare move to avoid a combo that would break the required chain.

extra, 2-10

Level beaten with 1 spare move left due to a programming overlook.

extra, 3-1

Stop the fall of a block by moving another one under it at the right moment.

extra, 5-8

Actual alternate solution, it can be used in a casual play.

Memory: Judging

Memory: Optimization appeared good.

There weren't any posts here from the audience, but the votes were not all that positive. I felt the TAS was largely repetitive, with only a few mildly interesting moments at best.

Accepting to Vault as a new branch.

Spikestuff: Publishing

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