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TwitchPlaysPokémon Renewed for Generation Two

Posted by Andrew Karklins

Lord Helix has risen!

Over the past two weeks, the life of this writer has been dominated by two things. An absurd amount of schoolwork, and an equally absurd amount of time spent watching the antics of TwitchPlaysPokémon. The stream has drained away time, prompting viewing even during class. However, with the astounding popularity of the stream, it seems that free time will be consumed for quite a while longer.

Earlier today, the anonymous creator of the TwitchPlaysPokémon stream told The Guardian that he plans on continuing the Pokémon franchise following the inevitable end of the Pokémon Red stream. He also added that he is “still deciding” which of the three generation two Pokémon games to play next. The choice lies between Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, all of which revolutionized handheld gaming.

In other news, the current TwitchPlaysPokémon stream has been making a large amount of progress, even with the large viewer count. Red is now on Cinnabar Island attempting to retrieve the Secret Key from the Pokémon Mansion. This step is crucial to the stream’s progress, as it is required to get into the Cinnabar Island Gym. Also, the stream miraculously was able to catch the legendary bird Zapdos using the Master Ball, who has now become a vital part of the team.

Perhaps the greatest piece of news to come from the stream in the past few days was the revival of the Helix Fossil. Since the beginning of the stream, the Helix Fossil has become an icon of the series, spawning countless internet memes and parodies. The now revived Omanyte, otherwise known as “Lord Helix” has truly displayed the perseverance and love the fans have for this adventure.

Which game would you like to see for the next round of TwitchPlaysPokémon? Let us know in the comments below.


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Puffe296 said:

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WiiLovePeace said:

I've found the stream amazingly addictive. I just can't stop watching & throwing commands in & looking for my username on the list & then seeing Red move. It's soooo cool to be a part of all this. We just now beat the 7th gym & are on our way home to dump the pokeflute then on to the 8th gym Soooo close!



Pit-Stain said:

I've waited so long for this moment! The Helix Fossil was really frustrating!



TreesenHauser said:

Oh goodness... whether it's Gold, Silver or Crystal, I'm gonna constantly check it out, even if it ticks me off while watching it



kyuubikid213 said:

I started watching it last night after getting spammed with Helix Fossil memes.

It's pretty fun and I'm going to dive back into Leaf Green version because of it.

It was kind of funny because they got stuck last night and they had to walk back and forth to run into Pokémon until their team was wiped out. Of course, pressing up, down, up, down is an absolute NIGHTMARE when 70,000 people are playing at once.



NintendoGod said:

I just watched this it took 20 min to take 5 steps lol! Are people just dum or they type the opposite direction of everyone elts just to be a donkey?



DarkKirby said:

If he's going to keep doing it obviously Crystal is the best choice as it's the definitive version, but the stream numbers have been dropping a bit as more walls are hit where they are stuck for very long periods and the novelty wears a bit, 45,000 for this time of day is still very impressive though so while it might not go forever it's still going to go for a while, assuming people jump on Gen 2 TwitchPlays which they may or may not.

Personally I'd like him to fast forward and just stick a Heart Gold/Soul Silver in there so we can have some color.



Klinny said:

I personally hope they pick Crystal, since that was the first Pokemon game I ever owned. Twitch Plays Pokemon has been strangely addictive. I normally don't watch gaming streams, but because so many people are involved and because you can personally join in, I found myself growing attached to the adventure and the Pokemon.

Also, since it's so remarkably difficult to do anything, it makes it exciting when something actually gets done XD



Blue_Yoshi said:

Ahh I say Gold should be used to keep in tradition with the "first version" of each game.



Melkac said:

@DarkKirby It's not really dropping, the numbers fluctuate depending on the time of the day. It ranges from 45k to 80k, but it's usually around the 70k mark.



Melkac said:

Also gen III sucks. I hope that, if gen II ends up being as popular as Red, he skips straight to gen IV or VI (as much as I love V, most people don't seem to so...gen VI)



NotEnoughGolds said:

I don't get it. That stream gives me a headache. The music, constant chat scrolling, and constant pausing just don't mesh well for me. I don't understand why this is so popular.

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