Article There's a New Twitch Plays Pokemon Going On - Emerald Version

By Andrew Bridgman / March 23, 2014

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It began as an bizarre sociological experiment - getting thousands of people to control the same game of Pokemon Red via Twitch.tv chat. The original run took nearly 400 continuous hours of play and left the internet exhausted with memes and fan art and talk about what an insane idea this was. But then it continued - 24 hours after the completion of Pokemon Red, they powered forward with Pokemon Crystal version.

It was no longer a simple one and done experiment - it was much bigger than that. This is now an institution - with "Twitch Plays" being applied to other games, including The Legend of Zelda and Tetris and many others.

But coming back to the channel that started it all, they've finished Crystal version and are moving on to Generation 3 - Emerald version.

Although we tried to extensively cover the original run, we won't be tracking this too closely. This is no longer an event - it's going to be an ongoing thing that's here to stay. Still, it's worth checking in on every now and then to see what madness and new religions are being cooked up by thousands of people chaotically trying to ram their way through a videogame designed to be played by one person at a time.


  

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For the first time, Twitch Plays Pokemon is playing with a girl trainer. Her name is "A". You might think that's just because it's impossible for this many people controlling a game to get anything other than a short, random assortment of letters. You'd be wrong.

The "A" stands for "Anarchy." You see, A isn't your typical Pokemon trainer. She's dedicated herself to being an agent of chaos, to upending the status quo, to tearing apart the delicate balance of society. Appropriately, her starting Pokemon was Torchic. Because some trainers just want to watch the world burn.

Basically, we're playing as The Joker.

Article Twitch Plays Pokemon Has Killed Lord Helix!

By Andrew Bridgman / March 15, 2014

 In the world of Twitch Plays Pokemon, no one is safe - not even gods. For on Saturday, March 15th, the players of Pokemon Crystal defeated their ultimate foe: THEMSELVES...and also their god, Lord Helix.

Twitch Plays Pokemon Has Killed Lord Helix

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In case you're not familiar (and judging by how Pokemon stuff tends to do on this site and on the internet as a whole, you probably are), after you defeat the Elite 4 and your rival and become the Pokemon League champion of Johto, the original Pokemon region of Kanto opens to you, where you will need to defeat the gym leaders and get another 8 badges. And once that's complete, you travel to Mt. Silver and face off against Red - the hero of Pokemon Red/Blue.

Twitch Plays Pokemon Has Killed Lord Helix

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The team held by AJ (the nickname for Twitch Plays Pokemon Crystal's protagonist) was Solid Snake (Steelix), Ace (Raticate), Katie (Dragonite), Burrito (Espeon), LazorGator (Feraligatr), and Brian (Pidgeot).

Normally Red's team consists of Pikachu, Espeon, Snorlax, Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise. But the emulators of Twitch Plays Pokemon decided to keep the canon of their own playthrough, and replaced Red's normal team with Bird Jesus (Pidgeot), Battery Jesus (Zapdos), All Terrain Venomoth (Venomoth), The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (Lapras), King Fonz (Nidoking), and Lord Helix (Omastar).

THE SAME TEAM THAT ENDED THE ORIGINAL TWITCH PLAYS POKEMON RUN.

Twitch Plays Pokemon: Totodile Used LEER

Video Twitch Plays Pokemon: Totodile Used LEER

March 12, 2014

I called Joey as soon as I saw this video.

Article The Incredible Fan Art of Twitch Plays Pokemon: Crystal Version

By Andrew Bridgman / March 9, 2014

 After the successful completion of Twitch Plays Pokemon: Red Version, we showed you some of the greatest fan art created from that epic 400 hour adventure. Now, just over one week into Twitch Plays Pokemon: Crystal Version, there's been another outpouring of fan art to track the highs and lows of this insane run.

 

The Incredible Fan Art of Twitch Plays Pokemon: Crystal Version

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Does "Twitch Plays Pokemon" Give Us Hope for Humanity?

Video Does "Twitch Plays Pokemon" Give Us Hope for Humanity?

March 06, 2014

The philosophy and ethics behind the internet's most fleeting fever dream.

Article Police Reports From 'Twitch Plays Pokemon'

By Ryan Creamer / March 4, 2014
Police Reports From Twitch Plays Pokemon

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Article Well, Twitch Is Playing ANOTHER Pokemon Game

By Andrew Bridgman / March 2, 2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon: Gold Version

Those maniacs at Twitch Plays Pokemon - not content with their original experiment, which lasted about 400 consecutive hours - have begun a game of Pokemon Crystal. For people invested in this (which includes: people with the willpower and patience to actually participate in this, and exhausted internet writers who would like to not be doing this on a Sunday morning) this feels a little soon - it started a mere 24 hours after the completion of Pokemon Red. But the game is afoot, so GET YOUR ENGINES REVVED FOR SLOW, CHAOTIC PROGRESS!

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Article The Most Incredible Fan Art from Twitch Plays Pokemon

By Chloe Cole / March 2, 2014

In the early hours of March 1st, 2014, Twitch Plays Pokemon came to an end. The thousands upon thousands of players had - over the course of nearly 400 hours - completed a single game of Pokemon. In the process, memes and religions and lore were birthed - and from that, fan art. So much fan art. So much incredible, brilliant fan art, all based around one of the weirdest and most compelling pieces of internet phenomena in recent memory (click here for a complete guide to the Generation 1 Twitch Plays Pokemon)

And we would like to remember the brilliant fan art created by sharing some of the best examples with you now. Enjoy!

 

The Most Beautiful Fan Art from Twitch Plays Pokemon

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The Most Beautiful, Bewitching Twitchplays Pokemon Fan Art

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Article IT HAPPENED: Twitch Beat Pokemon (In Under 400 Hours!)

By Andrew Bridgman / February 28, 2014

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Article The Complete Guide to 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' (DONE)

By Andrew Bridgman / February 26, 2014

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