Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions are 2004 remakes of the 1996 Game Boy role-playing video games Pokémon Red and Blue, which are considered one of the best Pokémon games ever. Specifically, in the FireRed version of the game, the player controls the player character from an overhead perspective and participates in turn-based battles. As in most Pokémon games, equipment is really important including the Running Shoes. In this article, we will analyze how and where you get running shoes in Pokémon FireRed.
Like in a few other Pokémon games, FireRed does have Running Shoes as well. To acquire them, you need to beat the gym leader Brock in Pewter City gym. After you defeat Brock, you must go to Professor Oak’s assistants located near the east exit of Pewter City toward Mt.Moon. There you can revive the Running Shoes.
In this article, we will analyze Running Shoes more, see their usage, and mention other games where you can find this cool part of your player’s equipment. If you are interested, stick with us until the end of the article.
Usage and Effects of the Running Shoes?
Running Shoes at first does not seem that important but like boots of speed in MOBA’s, after some time being slow in the games, especially where you need to explore multiple locations and move all over the map, speed is a godsent feature in these games. Running Shoes are one of them. They are a piece of equipment developed by Devon Corporation.
Running Shoes were introduced to the Pokémon world in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and have become a standard feature of most core series games since then. The usage of the Running Shoes changed from game to game, so the original usage of allowing the player to run instead of walking while moving in the game was changed in the HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon game. There, that method was overhauled and replaced with the Sprint Button, a panel on the lower screen that, when touched by the stylus, automatically puts on the Running Shoes, and allows the player to let go of the Sprint Button during gameplay.
However, even with Running Shoes, one cannot run through tall grass or deep snow, but most caves and enclosed areas will allow running in them. In Generation IV, the game allowed running everywhere except in the deep snow – a player character can sometimes run through the snow but not bike.
Running Shoes increase the speed of a player character by double but it is still slower than bicycles like we see in Generation VI.
When it comes to dodging trainers in Pokémon, the trainers that usually randomly turn while attempting to dodge will turn their attention towards you because of the Running Shoes.
Running through the high glass increases the chance of being attacked by wild Pokémon. Some games removed the necessity of having the Running Shoes to move faster, such as Generation VII and Pokémon Sword and Shield, where a player is now running from the beginning of the game.
How & Where Do You Get Running Shoes in Pokémon FireRed?
Running Shoes are part of the Pokémon FireRed game, and quite important.
Pokémon does have a lot of battles with trainers that, if you beat them, will provide you with an award. Running Shoes are part of that as well and to acquire them, one needs to get in the battle with a gym leader. More specifically, you need to beat a gym leader Brock that resides in Pewter City. After you defeat him, you need to move towards Mt. Moon from Pewter City’s east exit where Professor Oak’s aide is located.
You just need to talk to them and you will be able to claim your reward, or in other words, revive the Running Shoes you can now use for the rest of the game. Besides that, after you’ve beaten Brock, one is awarded a Boulder Badge, since he is specialized in Rock-type Pokémon.
Do You Get Running Shoes in Pokémon Crystal?
Pokémon Crystal Version came out in 2000, which came after Pokémon Gold and Silver, which were critically acclaimed. Crystal also got positive reception with the small criticism of not adding that many innovations in the game. However, the Crystal version of the Pokémon game did have some novelties, and one of them was targeted toward running in the game.
Running Shoes in this game does not exist, which means a player character needs to walk around the map until they find a magical bike which is much faster.
Where Do I Get the Running Shoes in Pokémon Gold?
This game is classic and probably one of the best Pokémon games ever. It came out in 1999 with the Silver version and to this day is still really popular and Pokémon fans love it very much. When it comes to running and movement in the game, Runnings Shoes are not featured in it at all.
However, there is a catch. Even though your player character needs to walk without Running Shoes, they can acquire a bicycle for faster movement. In Pokémon Gold, you need to go to Goldenrod City Bike Shop, and just buy the bike from the owner.
Also, Running Shoes were not introduced to the Pokémon games until the third Generation.