Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal!

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That’s right, TPP has changed over to Pokémon Crystal, a far larger game than the previous Pokémon Red, just 25 hours after beating Pokémon Red. And they’re already twelve hours in.

I feel like this is all I do now, I’m just the guy dedicated to all things TPP. In any case, an interesting change has been made to the TPP format other than the change of game.

“TwitchPlaysPokemon now has two modes for determining the input to make in the game, they are called anarchy mode and democracy mode.

Anarchy mode is the “classic” mode, where everyone’s inputs are applied immediately.

Democracy mode chooses the most popular input provided during a 30 second voting period.

In democracy mode you can compile a sequence of inputs. left2 will move left twice, left2down2 will move left twice and down twice.

Democracy mode is automatically selected at the start of every hour.

Democracy is now forced every hour, which should quicken progress quite significantly. I think considering Crystal’s size, democracy is a necessity. Crystal is going to be a huge challenge, with several regions to travel to, it may be difficult to even just get to places effectively.

Watch live video from TwitchPlaysPokemon on

It took the chat 16 days to complete Pokémon Red, I have no idea how long they may be at Crystal for. Progress is slow at the moment, and their starter was Totodile, which they still haven’t evolved yet. You can watch the stream above or you can click the video to go to the Twitch channel. Or you can do something more constructive with your time. Like anything else.

Last Updated: March 3, 2014

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