Do you have fond memories of the Pokémon TV show growing up? Did your parents take you to Mewtwo Strikes Back and you teared up when Blessid Union of Souls’ Brother, My Brother started playing? Do you wish you could see Ash take on the Orange League again? Then Twitch has a marathon for you.
Twitch and The Pokémon Company have announced that nearly the entire run of the Pokémon anime, including all 16 movies and 19 show seasons, will be streaming on Twitch starting August 27, when the first marathon airs. Yeah, that’s right, first marathon. There are 932 episodes of the TV show, broken down into differently named series, meaning that some level of delineation is necessary.
● Pokémon: Indigo League
● Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands
● Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
● Pokémon: Johto League Champions
● Pokémon: Master Quest
● Pokémon: Advanced
● Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
● Pokémon: Advanced Battle
● Pokémon: Battle Frontier
● Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
● Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Battle Dimensions
● Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Galactic Battles
● Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Sinnoh League Victors
● Pokémon: Black & White
● Pokémon: Black & White Rival Destinies
● Pokémon: Black & White Adventures in Unova and Beyond
● Pokémon the Series: XY
● Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
● Pokémon the Series: XYZ
Note that this doesn’t include the actually pretty good (and decidedly weird) current Pokémon Sun & Moon series. But that’s okay, because going through just these will, according to Twitch, take until 2019. That’s plenty of time to watch whatever else you want to watch. While Twitch hasn’t said either way, it seems likely that Pokémon’s infamous Porygon episode will probably not get re-aired during the marathon.
And because why not, here’s the full list of the movies being streamed, as well.
● Pokémon: The First Movie
● Pokémon: The Movie 2000
● Pokémon 3: The Movie
● Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
● Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
● Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
● Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
● Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
● Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions
● Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom
● Pokémon The Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
● Pokémon The Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
● Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
● Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
● Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
It has been roughly four and a half years since Twitch and Pokémon first became entangled with Twitch Plays Pokémon, a stream that had thousands of people watching and proxy-playing the first-generation Pokémon title through a Twitch stream. The endeavor is legendary on Twitch, so it is fascinating to see Twitch and Pokémon meet again in this form.
Is there any particular episode or moment you want to make sure you catch? Or do you plan to catch ’em all?