Right now, a group of fish has beaten three Pokémon games, just by swimming around in a tank with some motion tracking number.
The Mutekimaru Channel has its fish played the games in a continuous stream, with the latest achievement being a win over Steven Stone, champion of the Hoenn region. As I write this, the fish are trying to find Regice in the post-game.
According to Mutekimaru̵7;s Twitter account, the fish took about 3,195 hours to beat the third generation Pokémon game.
The aquarium is mapped with arrows indicating the direction, as well as buttons A and B. When the fish swims into the mapped area of a button, this activates the in-game buttons. To keep fish healthy, fish are swapped every 12 hours.
The stream has a similar vibe to Twitch Plays Pokémon, a phenomenon from 2014 in which the Twitch chat controls the movements and commands of a Pokémon player. The difference here is that chat on Twitch is said to know how to beat the game, and even though people intentionally spam the start button to cause the issue, chat can still beat the game for 16 days. The more the fish obeys the “infinite monkey theorem,” which says that if you have a monkey press keys on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time, it will eventually knock out a Shakespeare play.