Gone are the days when Twitch Plays Pokemon
was just a random crowd-play experiment based on a popular Game Boy RPG. Not only has the livestreamed game moved on to Pokemon Platinum
for Nintendo DS, but it now features another game on the stream entirely: Pokemon Stadium 2
for Nintendo 64. Now, Twitch chatters can bet on battles between creatures in Pokemon Stadium 2
, which act in completely random ways, all while participating in Twitch Plays Pokemon's ongoing quest to catch 'em all.
The livestreamed game began in February
with Pokemon Red
, in which thousands of viewers were able to control the game using Twitch's embedded chat. The first game ended after two weeks
, garnering 35 million viewers and countless memes
and pieces of user-created lore
. Now hovering around 2,500 concurrent viewers, Twitch Plays Pokemon is slowly approaching 60 million total viewers after having beaten four games in the Pokemon series.
[Image: The Pokemon Company]