16 ‘Pokémon’ Movies And 19 Seasons Of ‘Pokémon: The Series’ Are Coming To Twitch
Streaming service Twitch and The Pokémon Company International are partnering to bring Pokémon: The Series to online viewers.
In what can only be described as a seriously insane Pokémon marathon, Twitch will be streaming 16 movies and 19 seasons of the television spanning a total of 932 episodes beginning August 27th, 2018.
That’s…a lot of Pokémon. In fact, it’s so much Pokémon that the entire extravaganza won’t end until sometime in 2019. And all this content will be livestreamed—kind of like traditional TV, but on your computers, tablets and phones.
Unlike traditional TV, the Pokémon streams will have an Extensions overlay called ‘Twitch Presents: Pokémon Badge Collector.” Viewers can collect badges that appear during the streams. These translate into points that then show up on leaderboards, essentially gamifying the whole experience.
The “viewing event” as Twitch and TPCI are calling it, begins with the very first season, Pokémon: Indigo League, on August 27th at 10 am pacific time. Audiences in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Australia will be privy to the streams, including dubs in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese.
Here’s what the companies have to say, via the press release:
“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 in a PR release. “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.”
Here are all the seasons of Pokémon: The Series and movies coming to Twitch:
- 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
Like I said, that’s a whole lot of Pokémon. For longtime viewers it’s a great chance to enjoy some of your old favorites. For new viewers and younger kids, it’s a great way to catch up. It’s also pretty good timing: Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! launches this holiday season.