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Pet fish plays Pokemon Ruby and wins two Gym Badges during livestream

Published: 17/Jul/2020 20:25 Updated: 17/Jul/2020 22:09

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A Pokemon fan has set up a way for their pet Siamese fighting fish to play Ruby, and it’s managed to beat two Gym Leaders all by itself… Yes, you read that right.

Ruby & Sapphire were the first Pokemon games in the series to come out on the Game Boy Advance in 2003. It transported Trainers to the Hoenn region, where they were introduced to Generation III for the very first time, choosing between starters Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip. In 2014, the titles were remade for the Nintendo 3DS, bringing the classics into the modern day.

While many Nintendo players choose to livestream their adventures for an audience to follow along, one Japanese fan has taken it a step further and set up a way for their pet fish to play Ruby and compete to become the very best like no one ever was. It really is as ridiculous as it sounds.

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YouTube: Mutekimaru Channel
The fan uses a camera to track the fish’s movements.

Pet fish plays Pokemon Ruby

The betta fish, also known as Maurice, is over 725 hours into its playthrough of the Gen III game. In order to make it play, its owner, Mutekimaru Channel, split the tank into several different sections with each one corresponding to a certain button.

A camera with tracking is set up to trace movements, and it feeds directly into a circuit board plugged into a Nintendo GameCube. This causes the sprite to move on screen depending on which input the fish swims to.

When it came to picking a starter Pokemon, the blue betta selected the Fire-type Torchic rather than the Water-type Mudkip viewers were hoping it would land on. After swimming back and forth, “Nohohohoho” was the nickname chosen.

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After 370 hours, Maurice managed to find its way to the Gym in Rustboro City to battle Rock-type Leader Roxanne. Along the way, the fish had armed itself with a team of monsters it somehow caught itself using Poke Balls.

It took down the enemy’s level 15 Nosepass with a level 26 Combusken, after having evolved it from Torchic, and secured the Stone Badge – much to the delight of an excited audience.

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The fish also secured the second Badge from Dewford Town after defeating Brawly and his Fighting-type team, which is all the more impressive when you realize the only way to get to the location is to go on a rescue mission for a stolen Wingull first.

Mutekimaru Channel livestreams their pet’s foray into the series on YouTube almost 24/7, so if you ever want to watch some relaxing (and very repetitive!) Pokemon gameplay when you can’t sleep at 2AM, go and cheer it on. In the livestream description, it’s revealed that they use a second fish named ‘Ponyo’ every 12 hours to give Maurice a rest.

H/T: SoraNews


Where to find new Regi-Pokemon, Regieleki Regidrago, in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:57

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought an array of new and returning Legendary Pokemon with some brand new Regi-Pokemon among them. Here’s where you can find Regieleki and Regidrago.

The original Regis were introduced all the way back in the Hoenn region. Since then, there hasn’t been any new ones released, so the addition of Regieleki and Regidrago will certainly be welcomed.

They are only available in the Crown Tundra portion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Fortunately you can get them almost immediately, which is in contrast to the story driven process of catching Calyrex.

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Before we can get these exciting new Regi ‘mons though, we’ll need to catch the originals. They can be found in temples throughout the Crown Tundra, and unlike in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are easy to encounter.

Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
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Regirock, Regice and Registeel are actually pretty easy to get hold of in the Crown Tundra…

Catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel first

When you reach any of the above locations, you will be given a small puzzle to solve. Don’t worry, as we said before you don’t need to be a Pokemon master to solve these.

When opening Regirock’s temple in Dyna Tree Hill you’ll be greeted with the message: “Let the first Pokemon hold a never-changing stone.” Sounds complicated, right? Wrong.

Simply give the first Pokemon in your party an Everstone and you’ll be granted access to the temple.

Meanwhile, Regice’s temple asks you to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” So, to open the temple, you’ll need to make a Cryogonal your Buddy Pokemon.

By sheer coincidence (not so much), there’ll be one outside in the closest patch of grass. Buddy up with one and you’ll be encountering Regice in no time.

Lastly, there is the formidable Registeel. This is even easier than the first two as the message, “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel,” requires nothing more than a whistle.

That seems an overly simplistic way to awaken one of the strongest Legendary Pokemon, but we’re not complaining. Each temple has a pattern of Regi dots on the floor. To begin the encounter of each Regi, light up all of these by walking across them – it really is that simple!

Regieleki OR Regidrago

Unsurprisingly finding Regieleki and Regidrago isn’t as easy. Firstly head over to the Giant’s Foot within the Crown Tundra.

Eventually, you’ll come to a tunnel overlooking a lake, these are the Roaring-Sea Caves. Jump on your aquatic bike and make your way down there.

This will take you to an area called the Frigid Sea. You’ll need to jump back in the water very quickly, making your way to the land opening to your right. Try to avoid the Avaluggs which are disguised as icebergs!

Keep making your way round to find the temple where Regieleki and Regidrago reside. Unfortunately, you cannot get both of these Pokemon, at least within the same save file. So, you’ll need to make a tough choice between the electric or dragon-type Regi.

Regieleki Regidrago Pattern
Use the pattern on the left to encounter Regieleki, and the one on the right for Regidrago…

The temple – Split-Decision Ruins

As you approach the temple, there is a Pokeball on either side. The one on the left contains the TM Thunder and the one on the right Outrage – their sides indicate which of Regieleki and Regidrago you’ll encounter.

To enter you’ll need to have all three of the original Regis in your party. This of course shouldn’t be a problem, given we have just caught all of them. At this point, we’d recommend saving just in case you change your mind on anything.

Upon entering the Split-Decision Ruins you’ll notice you’re shown two patterns. Remember these, as the left one will result in encountering Regieleki and the right Regidrago.

Using the circles on the ground, walk across them to make one of these two patterns. Walk over to the statue and you’ll be able to encounter the Regi-Pokemon you chose via the pattern.

Both of these will be at Level 70, just like other Legendary ‘mons. It’s a shame you can’t get both of them, which makes your decision all the more important.

One other very exciting thing about these Regis, and the originals, is they can all be found in Shiny form, unlike a lot of other Legendaries that are Shiny locked. It may take you a lot of soft resets, but if you’re patient enough, you could have four Regi-shinies by the time you complete The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.