Gaming

How to bunny hop in Genshin Impact for faster movement

Published: 12/Oct/2020 12:21 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 13:37

by James Busby

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Millions of players around the world have been busy adventuring through Genshin Impact’s massive map. However, exploring each region and unlocking each waypoint can take a long time, especially if you’re not using this speed-boosting technique. 

Genshin Impact’s beautiful world is brimming with charming characters, deadly dungeons, bloodthirsty bosses, and hidden secrets that are just waiting to be discovered. The world of Teyvat is a big place and many an hour can be sunk into exploring every nook and cranny. While Genshin Impact’s various Teleport Waypoints help to alleviate the long travel times between locations, you’ll still find yourself running and gliding your way through the open-world. 

While this isn’t a problem for those that have the time to spend countless hours methodically scouring the land in search of treasure, it can prove frustrating for those that lack this luxury. However, a new traversal technique has recently been discovered that aims to drastically cut back those frustrating fantasy commuting times. Here’s how you can utilize the bunny hop technique in Genshin Impact. 

How to bunny hop in Genshin Impact

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Managing your stamina is a big part of Genshin Impact’s gameplay.

Those of you familiar with Breath of the Wild speedrunning will know just how important speed-enhancing tricks are. After all, the Whistle Sprint technique allowed players to run through Hyrule without consuming stamina – making it an incredibly efficient method when trekking through the early-game areas. 

While Genshin Impact is more than a soulless Breath of the Wild clone, it does share a lot of similarities. One of these is the game’s stamina bar. Whether you love it or hate it, this bar is used whenever you can run, swim, climb, glide, dodge, and unleash devastating charged attacks. 

While Genshin Impact’s stamina bar can be upgraded by offering the various Anemoculus and Geoculus to the Statue of the Seven, you’ll still find your stamina consumption will remain the same throughout your journey through Teyvat. 

I’ve discovered a faster than running movement option (Bunny Hopping) [Here’s a comparison video] from Genshin_Impact

Fortunately, some savvy players have discovered a way to cut down travel times by utilizing the bunny hop method. This technique is incredibly easy to pull off and just requires the player to dash until they have gathered enough momentum, then begin jumping once you’re at full speed. 

“All you need to do is sprint and once you’ve gained enough momentum just keep jumping as soon as you touch the ground and boom you’re flying everywhere,” says Reddit user Vic378. It’s way faster and more stamina efficient than just sprinting around. This technique is really useful when in flat ground and does worse in uphill areas.”

It’s important to note that this technique only works on characters with fast jumping animations. For example, many players have found that Diluc’s jump is way too slow for bunny hopping to be utilized, while Mona’s dash is actually faster than any speed-enhancing skills, so you’re best off just sprinting than bunny hopping. It’s often best to experiment with a variety of characters to see which ones work best for you.

You can see a demonstration of the bunny hop technique and the steps you need to master it via the video above. Not only will this traversal technique help you shave off a lot of time as you venture through Genshin Impact’s open-world, it will also come in handy when you wish to beat the game’s various timed treasure chest challenges. 


Now that you’ve followed our Genshin Impact bunny hop guide, you should be able to breeze through Teyvat in record time. Be sure to check out our other Genshin Impact guides and content to stay up to date with the latest news.

Pokemon

How to beat Kyogre in Pokemon Go: strategy & best counters

Published: 20/Jan/2021 0:59

by Brent Koepp

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Pokemon Go is kicking off the new year by celebrating the Hoenn region in January. This month players will revisit Ruby & Sapphire to take on Kyogre. Here is how to beat the Gen III Legendary in no time.

Niantic is dedicating the start of 2021 to all previous Generations, leading up to Pokemon’s 25th anniversary. In January, Go players will be able to face off against Ruby & Sapphire’s Legendary Kyogre.

The Legendary whale offers up a serious challenge, but can be taken down fairly easily with the right counters. We will go over the best way to take down the mighty beast.

Pokemon Kyogre, and Groudon in Go Hoenn Celebration.
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Gen III Legendaries will be featured in Raids during the Hoenn celebration.

How to defeat Kyogre in Pokemon Go

First introduced in Gen III’s Ruby & Sapphire, Kyogre has been a fan-favorite of Water-type Trainers for over the last decade. The primordial whale is both epic in size, and powerful in its attacks.

While intimidating for sure, the weather trio beast also has some major weaknesses that players can exploit rather easily with the right team of Pokemon.

Players will want to heavily focus on both Electric and Grass types to bring the ‘mon down. Below we will go over the best team and counters to achieve victory.

Screenshot of Legendary Zekrom in Pokemon anime.
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The Gen V Legendary is one of the best counters to Kyogre.

Best counters for Kyogre in Pokemon Go

  • Zekrom: The Black & White Legendary is a perfect counter to the Kyogre as its strong Electric moves will melt away the beast’s health. We recommend using Charge Beam and Wild Charge attacks.
  • Tangrowth: The Gen IV evolution is a perfect choice to leverage the Hoenn ‘mon’s Grass weakness. Vine Whip and Power Whip will quickly chip away the monster’s health.
  • Electivire: A favorite from Diamond & Pearl, the Electabuzz evolution packs a mean punch with Thundershock and Wild Charge attack combo.
  • Zapdos: A part of the Gen I bird trio, Zapdos is another great choice to take down Kyogre. Both Thundershock and Thunderbolt.

While there are a wide variety of Grass and Electric monsters we can use, not everyone has a powerful elite team of ‘mon, especially newcomers to the game. Below we will go over some lower-entry picks that can still pack a punch.

Screenshot of Gen 3 starter evolution Sceptile in Pokemon anime.
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Sceptile and other budget Grass and Electric Pokemon can also bring the whale down.
  • Roserade: Introduced in Diamond & Pearl, the Grass type is a solid budget level counter for the whale. We recommend using Razor Leaf and Solar Beam.
  • Jolteon: One of the most popular Eeveelutions of all time, the Electric type is easy to obtain in Go and powerful. Both Thundershock Thunderbolt will hit the Water Legendary hard.
  • Sceptile: The Gen III starter evolution has strong Grass moves that take advantage of Kyogre’s second stat weakness. Both Bullet Seed and Leaf Blade make for a deadly combination.
  • Luxray: The adorable Electric Lion is another entry level encounter that help you bring down the beast. Use Spark and Wild Charge.

For veteran players, Shadow versions of Raikou and Electivire are technically the absolute best and quickest way to defeat Kyogre. However, these rare ‘mon had to have been acquired in the past.

Ultimately, teaming up with a group of players who have Electric and Grass type Pokemon will bring down the weather trio Legendary. Use moves suggested above and feel free to mix and match with other characters.