TwitchPlaysPokémon has spawned a massive following and fanbase. An insane amount of artwork and history have been created by thousands of dedicated fans of the series. Now, with two games under its belt, the internet phenomenon will begin its journey in Hoenn next week.
The stream defeated the Elite Four and Champion in 9 days, 21 hours, and 25 minutes since beginning the adventure in New Bark Town, but the journey was far from over. Atop Mt. Silver, where a team consisting of a god, prince, and an all-terrain vehicle resided, the final battle awaited. The creator of the stream was able to program the original team from the Pokémon Red adventure into the game. The battle was a tough fight for AJDNNW and his team of Feraligatr, Espeon, Pidgeot, Dragonite, and Steelix. Displaying strength and determination, the Johto team was able to defeat Red and claim victory on the summit of Mt. Silver 13 days, 2 hours, and 2 minutes into the journey.
So what now? With two full games conquered, what is next for the popular stream? Well, the stream has been confirmed for a third run for Pokémon Emerald. Beginning six days from today, the stream will begin a new adventure in a brand new region. Hopefully, this will allow viewers to regroup and recover in preparation for a difficult journey
Over the past few weeks, the stream has been showing its power to unite players and overcome fearsome obstacles. But even so, it has displayed a severe drop in popularity. The days of seventy thousand concurrent viewers are over, now with an average of around fifteen to twenty thousand at even peak times. What does this mean for the future of the series, with the game becoming more complex as we approach the DS era? As of right now, the answer remains unknown.
Did you watch the Pokémon Crystal stream, and are you anticipating the next journey in Hoenn? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. This writer's viewing declined quite rapidly as the stream progressed; While excited for a new journey, new Pokémon, and new lore, the feeling of anticipation and excitement the first stream brought seems quite difficult to duplicate.
A full video of the stream's finale is below.