On Route 29, at the beginning of the game, there's a catching tutorial with the opposite gender version of the Main Character than the one you chose to play as: so there's Ethan if you play as a female character and Lyra if you play as a male character.
Contributed By: Andrex_93
If Lyra is the one conducting the tutorial, the cutscene is slightly longer because she first battles a Pokémon while you're too far away to see (the battle doesn't actually start, you just see the sprites animate), while Ethan goes directly into the battle screen.
This is why speedrunners of this game choose to play as the female Main Character, since the tutorial with Ethan is shorter.
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