Twitch Plays Pokémon Somehow Caught Them All

Twitch Plays Pokémon Somehow Caught Them All

All 151 original monsters have now been caught by thousands of players controlling a single game of Pokémon on Twitch. It’s the sort of impressive feat that most Pokémon players will never accomplish, despite having full control of the game.

As we reported earlier this year, the latest round of Twitch Plays Pokémon is a special one. The stream went back to where it started, by letting players go through Pokémon Red. A modified version of Pokémon Red, that is. In this version of the game, not only are all the battles more difficult, but the only way to beat the game is to catch all 151 Pokémon. The game was built so all Pokémon could be encountered in it, without having to trade. Today, after 39 days of playtime, the stream finally caught Mewtwo — the last Pokémon they needed to complete the Pokedex.

Or more specifically, a player called Bhuhbhu threw the exact great ball that caught the Mewtwo for the stream. You can watch the battle here, in this upload by Twitch Plays Anniversary — it starts around the 14:45 mark:

What makes this especially awesome is that, by the time TPP caught Mewtwo, it only had a couple of Pokémon who had HP left: a level 100 Cloyster, and a level 100 Slowbro. It was Slowbro who was deployed into battle when Mewtwo was caught, which makes the entire thing all the more hilarious.

Naturally, after completing the Pokedex, the stream went ahead and collected the diploma that the game awards you with for catching them all:

They also got their Pokedex rated by Professor Oak himself:

To give you an idea of how long this entire thing took, here’s an infographic uploaded by Redditor TieSoul, which compares current playtime to previous TPP runs. It also tells you when the stream caught specific Pokémon. Click on the top left magnifying glass to see the image in full:

Twitch Plays Pokémon Somehow Caught Them All

Damn. Given all the craziness around this run, as you might expect, things have gotten a little emotional for the people who are still playing Twitch Plays Pokémon. Some players weren’t actually sure they could pull it off. But they did. “Its been an incredible journey and I wouldn’t have asked for a better group of people to do it with,” one Redditor wrote.

And yes, there’s fan-art to celebrate the occasion — like this piece, which had 18 different artists collaborate on it:

Twitch Plays Pokémon Somehow Caught Them All

I guess the only question now is: where will Twitch Plays Pokemon go next? That, and… what’s under the bed??


  • So based on the graph, most of the Pokemon were caught about a month in when most people had lost interest in the stream and there were only a handful of people left to give it non-conflicting commands. I’m surprised anyone was even still watching at all.

      • Agreed, still a challenge, just not as impressive as the typical image of ‘Twitch Plays X’ I have in my head =)

      • Yeah given walking three steps in the same direction is somewhat of an achievement in the game with a full audience, we can probably cut them a bit of slack.

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