You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Twitch’s Massive ‘Pokémon’ Marathon Spans 16 Movies and 19 Anime Seasons

Streaming platform Twitch is working in tandem with The Pokémon Company to host a few lengthy “Pokémon“-themed marathons.

The “massive” marathon will feature 932 episodes live-streamed as part of several different sessions set to take place from Aug. 27 throughout 2019. According to Twitch, it’s the service’s longest viewing event to hit the platform thus far, and will utilize special Twitch-exclusive Extensions with interactive overlays so that viewers can collect badges while watching.

The “Twitch Presents: Pokémon Badge Collector” Extension will offer badges for players to snap up while poring over the streaming episodes in an effort to place higher on special leaderboards created for the event.

Twitch community members can join in on the fun when “Pokémon: Indigo League” kicks off on Aug. 27 at 10:00 AM PDT for audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe, LATAM, and Australia, with respective language dubs available in participating areas. Series from “Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands” through “Pokémon the Series: XYZ” will be shown in order, with viewing schedules available via the official Twitch event page.

A wide variety of movies and specials will be shown as well, including “Pokémon: The First Movie,” “Pokémon: The Movie 2000,” and the most recent release, “Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.”

“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, Twitch’s director of business development.

The newest “Pokémon” film, “Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us,” will see a limited theatrical engagement later in 2018, with special airing dates of Nov. 24, 26, 28, and Dec. 1. Ticket sales are available now via Fathom Events.

More Gaming

  • Timothy Olyphant Once Upon a Time

    Timothy Olyphant Explains Why He Did 'Hitman' Movie

    The 2007 film adaptation of the “Hitman” video game franchise is … not good. It received a score of 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics panning its incoherent plot and terrible dialogue. So, why did actor Timothy Olyphant take on the lead role as Agent 47? He had a mortgage to pay, he told [...]

  • GOG Debuts GOG Galaxy 2.0 App,

    'Witcher' Developer Debuts GOG Galaxy 2.0 App

    CD Projekt’s digital distribution platform introduced the newest version of its software client, including some of the features users can expect to see when it debuts. GOG Galaxy 2.0 gives users a way to combine all their games and friends across clients into one place. This new version of the old GOG Galaxy client was created [...]

  • Riot Forms Scholastic Association to Oversee

    Riot Forms Scholastic Association to Oversee School Esports Efforts

    “League of Legends” developer Riot Games is forming a new governing body for its college and high school esports activities called the Riot Scholastic Association of America, it announced on Tuesday. A board of advisors will work with a team at Riot to continue its scholastic esports support, including scaling competitive operations and creating a [...]

  • Raleigh, NC Preparing to Host Major

    Raleigh, NC Preparing to Host Major Esports Events

    Creative services company Big Block is teaming up with the city of Raleigh, NC as it prepares to host major global esports events, it announced on Tuesday. Big Block, which specializes in esports consulting, will now help the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance to evaluate local facilities, [...]

  • Microsoft Introduces Improved Xbox Game Bar

    Microsoft Introduces Improved Xbox Game Bar For Windows 10

    Microsoft unveiled its newly-updated Xbox Game Bar for Windows 10, meant as part of the company’s efforts to “improve the gaming experience” on the platform. The Xbox Game Bar is a customizable gaming overlay that comes built into Windows 10 directly. It’s compatible with most PC games, except for some titles that use the Vulcan [...]

  • Slakoth Featured for "Pokemon Go" June

    Slakoth Featured for "Pokemon Go" June Community Day

    The “Pokemon Go” Community Day is returning next month, and Niantic is urging players to not slack off and to be sure and nab a Slakoth, the featured pokemon this event, as seen in a new promo video. The video, shown above, features the augmented reality version of the normal-type pokemon who will appear more [...]

  • Valve Launches Steam Chat Mobile App

    Valve Launches Steam Chat Mobile App

    Steam Chat is now available for iOS and Android devices, Valve announced on the Steam Blog on Tuesday. The app functions similarly to the Steam desktop chat, allowing users to see which of their friends are online and what games they’re playing. The app also supports “Rich Chat,” meaning users can send GIFs, emoticons, tweets, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content