A year later, the hilarious social experiment that is Twitch Plays Pok√©mon is still alive. After playing through pretty much every game in the series, Twitch Plays Pok√©mon is tackling the game that started it all once more‚ÄĒbut with a twist.

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

Is it possible? I'm skeptical, and yet, Twitch Plays Pok√©mon has surprised everyone before. Encountering and capturing Pok√©mon seems like an easier task than coordinating thousands of people to go through, say, a puzzle at Team Rocket's hideout‚ÄĒsomething which they've accomplished in the past. As of this writing, they've captured at least a couple of dozen of Pok√©mon. 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‚ÄĒsuch 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 Pok√©mon. To help out with this, legendary Pok√©mon 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)