Twitch Plays Pokemon Crystal after beating Pokemon Red

The forces of anarchy and democracy take on Pokemon Crystal.

Early in the morning yesterday, Twitch Plays Pokemon finally beat Pokemon Red. Once the game was over, the stream let viewers play a variety of Gameboy games while a clock counted down to “a new adventure.”

The anonymous Australian programmer who set up the stream said that he’ll transition it to a second generation Pokemon game, but didn’t say which one.

Now, the wait is over, and the new game is Pokemon Crystal.

More than 70,000 viewers tuned into the start of the new game. It’s set for Anarchy mode for the first hour, but the player character, AJDNNW, has already picked Totodile as its first Pokemon.

The premise is the same: Twitch viewers can use the chat window to input commands. They’re also able to balance the game by shifting control between an Anarchy mode (where every command from the chat is input into the game) and Democracy (where the most popular commands go through).

“It’s safe to say that Twitch Plays Pokémon has been the biggest cultural phenomenon to strike Twitch all thanks to The Creator and You, our passionate and absolutely preposterous community,” Twitch said on its official blog, where it also shared some impressive numbers.

In total, it took 1,165,140 people entering chat commands to beat the game in 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes, and 30 seconds. More than 122 million commands were issued. More than 36 million people watch the stream overall, hitting a peak of 121,000 simultaneous viewers.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer, and you can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg
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Discussion

60 comments
Bowser05
Bowser05

Double the length of Red...this could be a really long journey indeed.

Paul2004
Paul2004

Let the chaos commence...i wonder how far they'll get this time around :P. Will they bail midway thru, will they beat the game or will they even try to finish it completely with all Pokemon captures....guess we'll find out sooner or later ;)

vduong942
vduong942

Twitch plays mario next, please.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Pokemon Crystal was the first series to intraduce to let you play as a boy or girl so this is one of those special pokemon games to remember because it was the last Pokemon to release on Gameboy Color before it's death.

darkljolly
darkljolly

ooooof , Now were're playing the best pokemon game hands down

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

I stopped playing Pokemon after Silver, so I never got to play Crystal :c but I did start playing Y more recently...

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

People need to learn more about the world instead of wasting their braincells on this garbage.

radcrab123
radcrab123

if you are watching the stream you know what happened. ADMIRAL ADIIIH HAS BEEN AWOKEN FOR HE IS THE SON OF BIRDJESUS AND MAY HE LEAD US TO NEVERENDING VICTORY IN HELIX'S NAME!


OXXY THE ANGEL OF DEATH HAS BEEN AWOKEN

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

I wonder how will they catch Raikou and Entei.

Chaos_1990
Chaos_1990

I'll never forget that feeling I had the first time I got a brand new GameBoy Color with Pokemon Crystal.
2001 lol...

alonfire
alonfire

Did they get Mewtwo? or was that just impossible??

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

My favorite Pokemon version of all time and the first i actually got into. I can only imagine how long it'll take them to get past the Ecruteak City Gym pathway. It took me days to finally figure it out.

shemrom
shemrom

Man, such a long time ago since i played Crystal. Boy those was the days.

kryotech
kryotech

I wonder why the Australian programmer is doing this? I feel that there seems to be no reason to make something like this....just for kicks or what?

bassjunkee
bassjunkee

Twitch plays Run Into Wall Simulator.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

All I am going to say is thank you Twitch for letting us have Democracy mode! Without it the trolls would have won.

warriors30
warriors30

I can't believe they've made it this far.

God bless the heroes of twitch. 

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

This is fun. Twitched started playing Pokemon Red right around the time I started playing Pokemon FireRed. Now they're playing Crystal right after I started playing HeartGold. I have a 3 badge head start though :P

meedokicky
meedokicky

I watched it for like a few seconds when it was last posted here, and was like o_O''''' and closed the page lol

and one of my friends keeps tweeting about it, idk why or how he enjoys it, but I like him so I just let it be XD

I guess it is more about the cooperation spirit than the game itself, even though the part I saw was people kept pressing start button so idk.

zbarfbag
zbarfbag

@vduong942  they already tried it was horrible stuck on 1-1 for days with no progress

comb5
comb5

@vduong942  Absolutely impossible. The system isn't fast enough for jumping over things.

Bowser05
Bowser05

@darkljolly  I actually like Black/White the best...BUT...G/S/C IS up there for me.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

@gamerno66666  Easy, cloning those Master Balls like I did on the Gameboy Color trick many years ago. It was easy as eating cherry pie lol.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Slim_Lyrics  There will be plenty of people who remember the route through. Using that and democracy mode they will make it I'm sure.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Ducez_III  I bet it didn't take you 10 over days solid though. You must have slept at some point Twitch got that far with CONSTANT play.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@meedokicky  I didn't actually participate but watching it was like a train wreck. I couldn't look away because I just wanted to see what terrible thing would happen next. But I suspect that people were doing it because it was rather hard to get the character to do what you wanted. So succeeding was probably a great sensation.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@gamerno66666  OMG, Pokemon is bad enough, something that takes skill for a single person would be like the eighth circle of hell.

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

@Dannystaples14 @alonfireThey beat Blue as well after the Elite Four too. Was kind of hoping they'd get a few more hours just to tackle Mewtwo and see how it panned out

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

@Dannystaples14 @Ducez_III  Yeah, it took me more than 10 days, but I had to sleep. I also didn't play it every day which is why Twitch started catching up to me Lol

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Ducez_III No but your play time in the game won't have been 10 days will it? In total I mean?

If I takes you 10 real days to finish a game and you only play it 2-3 hours a day that is only 20-30 hours in total.

But on Twitch 10 days to complete it means 240 hours of constant in game playtime.