Twitch Plays Pokemon Crystal after beating Pokemon Red

The forces of anarchy and democracy take on Pokemon Crystal.

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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.

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Anarchy 2.0

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

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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 ;)

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Twitch plays mario next, please.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> they already tried it was horrible stuck on 1-1 for days with no progress

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Absolutely impossible. The system isn't fast enough for jumping over things.

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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.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I actually like Black/White the best...BUT...G/S/C IS up there for me.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> well....if it wasn't for the remake you would be right

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> crystal is /silver/gold with a few additions

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You sound fun.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> hes the life of the party didn't you hear? why waste your time on that when you can come here and make pointless comments

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Cheer up :)

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ALL HAIL KING LEER!

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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

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Very informative.

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I wonder how will they catch Raikou and Entei.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You can do that on gold/silver, but game freak removed that exploit in crystal.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Not to mention the fact that we'd ALL need to coordinate to do it...even if it was possible in Crystal. It won't happen.

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

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No the feed stopped once they beat the Elite Four.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>They 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

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If they could beat safari zone they could do anything!

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

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

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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?

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Lmao he making bank that why

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If nothing else, it'll look damn good on his résumé.

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Twitch plays Run Into Wall Simulator.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I thought this was supposed to be a social experiment

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't know. I just thought it was a random thing thought up for fun.

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twitch plays watching paint dry

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

God bless the heroes of twitch.

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