Twitch Plays Pokemon


TwitchPlaysPokemon is a social experiment, it is a stream of the Gameboy version of Pokemon Red (151 romhack) running on an emulator. An IRC bot translates buttons said in chat into keypresses (simulated in software, no fancy typist robots).

This is the best thing I’ve seen all week. Three days in, Ash has (somehow) reached Mt Moon. It’s hilarious seeing the esoteric behaviour of internet trolls through the medium of Pokemon.