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The Running Shoes are typically received shortly after the beginning of the game. In {{3v2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, and {{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the Running Shoes are given by the player's [[mom|mother]] before they leave on the journey. In {{2v2|FireRed|LeafGreen}}, their [[mom]] sends them to the player via one of [[Professor Oak]]'s aides, who is met in [[Pewter City]], right before entering {{rt|3|Kanto}} and after battling [[Brock]]. In {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, they are given by the old man who gives the player a tour of [[Cherrygrove City]]. In {{game|Black and White|s}}, they are given by the player's mother after the player first ventures onto {{rt|2|Unova}}.
 
The Running Shoes allow the {{player}} [[Transportation in the Pokémon world|to run]] instead of walk by holding the B button and pressing the D-pad in any direction. In {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, this method is overhauled and replaced with a panel on the lower screen that, when touched with the stylus, automatically puts on the Running Shoes, allowing the player to run without having to hold the B button. However, there are a few places that cannot be run through, such as very tall, thick grass or deep snow. Most caves and routes, though, as well as some buildings, will allow for running inside of them. In [[Generation IV]], instead of being limited to certain buildings as in [[Generation III|past games]], all buildings allow running, but deep snow is added in which one can sometimes run but never bike.
 
The speed at which players can run is about twice as that of walking, yet slower than any of the [[bicycle]]s. Attempting to dodge Trainers with the running shoes will attract the attention of the Trainer and cause them to face towards the player. Additionally, running through the tall grass increases the chance of being attacked by a wild Pokémon.