Twitch Plays Pokémon Faces Its Toughest Challenge Yet 

Twitch Plays Pokémon Faces Its Toughest Challenge Yet

A year later, the hilarious social experiment that is Twitch Plays Pokémon is still alive. After playing through pretty much every game in the series, Twitch Plays Pokémon is tackling the game that started it all once more -- but with a twist.

Right now, thousands of people are playing the same game of Pokémon Red. The game, however, has been modified to have all of the original 151 Pokémon in it -- including the elusive Mew. And the only way the stream can beat this copy of Red is if they capture all 151 of those Pokémon, on top of defeating the Elite Four.

Is it possible? I'm sceptical, and yet, Twitch Plays Pokémon has surprised everyone before. Encountering and capturing Pokémon seems like an easier task than coordinating thousands of people to go through, say, a puzzle at Team Rocket's hideout -- something which they have accomplished in the past. As of this writing, they have captured at least a couple of dozen of Pokémon. It's taken them four days to get to this point.

Should things get bad enough, players will eventually have the option to purchase Master Balls for a lot of money -- such are the joys of playing a modified game. The game can be tweaked to fit the stream's need. Even with the Master Balls, though, the stream is going to need a lot of teamwork to get all 151 Pokémon. To help out with this, legendary Pokémon will respawn should the stream knock them out. But don't think it's all handicaps. Apparently, the game's difficulty/encounters are slightly harder in this version of the game, too.

And, to add some suspense to the whole thing, the Stream's creator has stipulated that, in addition to beating the Elite Four and capturing all the monsters, the stream will need to check their hometown bed after "beating" the game in the traditional way. What will happen once players check the bed is a mystery. I'm guessing Misty is going to be in it, or something.

You can read more about how Twitch players coordinate TPP here, or check out the livestream here. Notice how the stream has four Digglets on its team? Yup. I missed these type of TPP hijinks: (Via Level Limit)


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