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Pokémon video game marathon underway in Britain

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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Pokémon fans are continuing to show their support for those in need, as another charity playthrough event goes live.

The British group Pokémon4Life will be playing through some of the older Pokémon games to raise money for the British Red Cross's Japanese disaster relief funds following the earthquake and tsunami one month ago. Starting with Red Version, they plan to progress through Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, and Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire as well.

This event bears some differences from other recent gaming fundraisers; the Pokémon4Life players encourage donators to submit nicknames for Pokémon caught during the playthrough as well as suggestions for teams. Information on how to do this can be found on their website.

Pokémon4Life are a student fundraising group located in Wales. This is their first charity marathon, and they will be gaming until April 16. Over the four-day event they hope to raise more than £2,000 for their charity cause. They appear to be in good stead: after the first day, they had raised over £1,000.

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