Pokemon Pikachu

According to Kotaku, the Twitch Presents channel will begin streaming an absolutely massive Pokémon anime marathon next week, on 27th August. It will be the longest television-like event Twitch has done so far, and is going to run all the way through to 2019. 

The first episode will kick off with the Indigo League season when Ash and Pikachu had their first falling out. The schedule from here on out will be episodes streaming for eight hours from Monday through to Thursday, with Friday to Saturday allocated to reruns, and movies airing on Sunday. 

In celebration of the event, Twitch is adding a Pokémon Badge Collector feature, allowing viewers to catch Pokémon and fill in a Pokédex by clicking on a small icon when a Pokémon appears on-screen. There'll even be a leaderboard, with more points awarded for rarer Pokémon. 

Here's the full schedule:

Starting August 27, eight hours of new episodes Monday - Thursday starting at 10 AM PT, with reruns on Friday and Saturday on /twitchpresents2. Movie night every Sunday at 10 AM PT.

Regions: US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Australia

Television show:

  • Pokémon: Indigo League
  • Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands
  • Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
  • Pokémon: Johto League Champions
  • Pokémon: Master Quest
  • Pokémon: Advanced
  • Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
  • Pokémon: Advanced Battle
  • Pokémon: Battle Frontier
  • Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
  • Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Battle Dimensions
  • Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Galactic Battles
  • Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Sinnoh League Victors
  • Pokémon: Black & White
  • Pokémon: Black & White Rival Destinies
  • Pokémon: Black & White Adventures in Unova and Beyond
  • Pokémon the Series: XY
  • Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
  • Pokémon the Series: XYZ

Movies:

  • Pokémon: The First Movie
  • Pokémon: The Movie 2000
  • Pokémon 3: The Movie
  • Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
  • Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
  • Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
  • Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
  • Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
  • Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions
  • Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram/Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini
  • and Zekrom
  • Pokémon The Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
  • Pokémon The Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
  • Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
  • Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
  • Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

In the past, Twitch has played Pokémon but apparently only ever streamed the anime for 24 hours straight. Tell us in the comments if you'll be tuning in when the anime marathon begins. 

[via kotaku.com.au, twitch.tv]