Twitch has been home to some amazing live stream marathons. Bob Ross and his Joy of Painting series captured the hearts and minds of the Twitch community nearly three years ago, and Twitch has never looked back. Today, Twitch and The Pokemon Company International have announced the longest live stream marathon to date. This Pokemon: The Series extravaganza will feature 16 movies and 19 TV seasons featuring 932 episodes. The marathon will be split into several different marathons starting August 27 and ending some time in 2019.
Twitch wasn't done with the awesome sauce, as they have also announced a new extension product that will feature an interactive overlay to allow stream viewers to virtually collect Pokemon badges. The Twitch Presents: Pokemon Badge Collector extension will encourage viewers to collect badges as they appear.
“The Twitch community has a passion for Pokémon based on the warm embrace the series received when we celebrated the brand’s 20th anniversary, as well as the cultural milestone that was set when over a hundred thousand Twitch members played Pokémon together,” said Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch. “To continue to support this beloved property, our upcoming Pokémon: The Series viewing event--which is in partnership with The Pokémon Company International--marks our most ambitious block of animated programming to date in terms of duration and content. Making it even more special, an overlay created using our exclusive Extensions product will let viewers collect Pokémon when they appear on-screen for the ultimate interactive viewing experience."
“With an extensive and growing library, Pokémon animation provides a breadth of engaging content for the community as they learn more about Pokémon,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing, The Pokémon Company International. “We look forward to offering fans an opportunity to experience their favorite Pokémon TV shows and movies in a uniquely interactive way on Twitch.”
The following are the featured Pokemon series and movies with dates and times listed at the Twitch Presents live stream channel.
- 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
- 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
The fun kicks off with season one Pokemon: Indigo League on August 27 at 10:00 AM PDT. All content will be viewable on the TwitchPresents channel and dubbed on its companion channels in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese. This is an exciting new content partnership between Twitch and Pokemon and it will be interesting to see how the Pokemon Badge Collector extension will be implemented.