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The Speed Gamers capture 493 Pokémon

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The Speed Gamers finished its second Pokémon marathon today. This time, the members of the group managed to capture all 493 Pokémon; however, they went slightly above their goal of 72 hours. They were able to raise, as of 2:55 a.m. (UTC), $18,129.90, about 120% of their goal of $15,000. These donations will go to Ally's House, a charity that helps families struggling to cope with children who have cancer. Donations can still be made until Christmas day.

For this marathon, they utilized the Generation III games Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed and LeafGreen, as well as the Generation IV games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and the Japanese Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Event-only Pokémon, such as Arceus, were preloaded onto certain games.

The Speed Gamers is a group based in Texas that plays video games for charity. Last December 2008, they had their first Pokémon marathon for the charity Autism Care and Treatment (ACT). They were able to obtain 429 of the 491 Pokémon they were aiming for. Nevertheless, they were able to raise about 18% above their goal of $5,000.

After their marathon, the group posted a video containing their marathons for 2010. Among the series of games included are Metroid, Earthbound, Mario and Kingdom Hearts. The group, apparently, will not have a Pokémon marathon next year.