Weird Genshin Impression Clip Reveals Kokomi ‘Climbing’ Up a Mountain

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Bizarre things happen regularly in miHoYo’s action role-playing game Genshin Impact as players explore the vast open landscapes of Inazuma, Mondstadt, Natlan and more. A Genshin Impact player has discovered a strange detail about Sangonomiya Kokomi that allows the Hydro character to uniquely “climb” a mountain.

Reddit user Crafty-Enthusiasm-43 recently posted a Genshin Impact clip in which they examine what Inazuma appears to be based on a look at his geography. In order for Genshin Impact players to reach Inazuma, they must complete enough in-game challenges to reach Adventure Level 30 or higher in order to complete The Immortal God and Eternal Euthymia. Genshin Impact’s Inazuma is a zone filled with mysteries to discover, including the Infinite Lightning’s ability to ignite wet torches in the area and the Incessant Rain, which quickly dissipates upon entering the nearby town.

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Crafty-Enthusiasm-43’s Genshin Impact video begins with Kokomi visually gliding in a way that has the Hydro character kneeling head forward as they take small steps. Somehow Crafty-Enthusiasm-43 is able to get Kokomi to climb a mountain, unlike other Genshin Impact players who have scaled great heights, by exploiting this interesting bug where the character repeatedly gets in penetrates the structure. The Genshin Impact video has Kokomi’s face almost entirely in the mountain as he climbs, but it ends before Crafty-Enthusiasm-43 can reach the top, which could indicate the character was prevented from going too far.

Several mountains dot the Genshin Impact map and players can climb them to observe the surrounding landscape without using maneuvers like those used in Crafty-Enthusiasm-43’s video. There are Genshin Impact collectibles called Electroculus that can be found all over the Inazuma map, and some are on the top of such mountains, suggesting that miHoYo intends for players to scale some of the massive obstacles. While it’s likely Genshin Impact’s Kokomi isn’t destined to climb mountains like she does in Crafty-Enthusiasm-43’s video, it’s currently unclear if the mountain could be crossed using alternative methods.

Since the release of her Genshin Impact clip, Crafty-Enthusiasm-43 has reached over 9,000 fans, who almost exclusively describe Kokomi’s actions as “griddy”. A few Genshin Impact players took the opportunity to mention another past bug that caused Kokomi to swim through air and walk on water, while there may be more such bugs that remain undetected. A Genshin Impact fan noticed a resemblance between Crafty-Enthusiasm-43’s Genshin Impact video and a mythological tale from China in which a carp turns into a dragon, a tale referenced in the past with things like Pokemon’s Magikarp was referred.

Genshin Impact is now available on mobile, PC, PS4 and PS5. A Switch version is currently in development with no confirmed release date.

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