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Twitch is having a massive Pokémon marathon and viewers can earn badges along the way

Twitch is having a massive Pokémon marathon and viewers can earn badges along the way

Twitch is hosting a monster marathon over the next few months, in partnership with The Pokémon Company.

Starting August 27th at 10am PDT, the platform will be showing 19 seasons of Pokémon, as well as 16 feature films. That's 932 episodes of Pokémon.

The event will be the longest programmatic viewing event to happen on Twitch, running well in to 2019. It'll be streamed on the TwitchPresents channel to users in the US, Canada, LATAM, Australia and Europe. 

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Twitch will also give viewers the ability to collect virtual Pokémon badges throughout the marathon via an interactive overlay.

“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 Twitch director of business development Jane Weedon.

“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.”

A full schedule of showings and times can be viewed on the TwitchPresents channel.


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Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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