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Two Pokémon remake games to feature in year-end RTA in Japan Winter 2023 event in benefit of Doctors Without Borders

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver will be featured in the RTA in Japan Winter 2023 charity marathon, which is being held at the Bellesalle Iidabashi First hotel in Tokyo, Japan from December 26th to December 31st (JST). This year's event will be raising money for Doctors Without Borders.

RTA in Japan is a series of speedrunning events created as a Japanese equivalent of the Games Done Quick marathons. These events have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity since its creation in 2017. The RTA in Japan Winter 2023 event can be watched from its official website or its Twitch channel. Re-streams in English are also expected to be provided by the community.

The details and expected times for the Pokémon runs at RTA in Japan Winter 2023 are as follows. Please note that these times were correct at time of writing, but may be subject to change based on alterations in the marathon. Check the full schedule to check the approximate start time for each run in your local timezone, as well as for any schedule changes and updates.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
Thursday December 27th - 3:03am (JST)
Category: Any% Glitchless
Expected length: 4:00:00
Runner: キャロ

Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver
Sunday December 31st - 1:06pm (JST)
Category: Defeat Thorton Lv50
Expected length: 2:15:00
Runner: ばすたぁ

Various donation incentives, such as naming the player character or Pokémon, are expected to be included as part of the marathon. To donate to RTA in Japan, please refer to their donation page. A PayPal account is required to donate.
Donation link for the RTA in Japan 2023 marathon (in Japanese)
RTA in Japan YouTube Channel
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