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You all remember Twitch Plays Pokemon, right? The hilarious self proclaimed social experiment, which saw hundreds of thousands of people come together on Twitch to try to collectively finish a hacked ROM of Pokemon Red, rose to stardom in February last year; since then, Twitch Plays Pokemon has covered each release in the Pokemon series, but now, to celebrate its first anniversary, it is going back to the game that started it all: Pokemon Red.
Yep, thousands of viewers are coming together on Twitch yet again to see Pokemon Red through to completion. It’s already been a hilarious run, but there is more to it than just fan reaction and engagement- to complete this run.
Players will have to catch all 151 Pokemon in the game, including Mew (the ROM has been hacked to make them all available). Whether or not Twitch accomplishes this remains to be seen, but it won’t be the first time Twitch Plays Pokemon surprises everyone.