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This is a short early game run that can be done in under 20 minutes.

Imagine you're a pokemon trainer, and Professor Elm sent you on an errand which then leads to a gym challenge. But then you realize that Pokemon battles aren't for you and you decide to be a Pokemon researcher. Sure enough the mysterious Ruins of Alph are right there for you to research the weird hieroglyphic Pokemon Unown. Since most Pokemon speedruns are battle based, and they all exceed an hour with the current world records, this category would make for a good change of pace.

The goal of the run is to unlock the Unown at the Ruins of Alph without any glitches or manipulations, as they wouldn't be necessary for a run like this.

Name of the runner: D4C
Run Length: 15:53
Platform: GBP
Date: January 12, 2021

Now the run could go further. Perhaps instead of simply unlocking the first batch of Unown and encountering one, the goal is to fill out the entire unown mode in the Pokedex. This would require going to all four unown puzzle locations (which would require surf and strength) and then catching all 26 unown. This can be done in any game.