Twitch's epic Pokemon marathon to stream 19 seasons, 16 movies

Gotta watch 'em all.

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Are you ready to join Pikachu for Twitch's marathon Pokemon stream, which kicks off Monday?


Pokemon fans better get ready to tune into Twitch from Monday, when a marathon of the long-running show and its movies begins.

The stream will begin with the first season -- Indigo League -- at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. GMT/4 a.m. Tuesday AST) and run through 19 seasons of the show and 16 movies for viewers in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Australia.

That's 932 episodes of Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum's adventures with Pikachu, in case you're wondering, and they'll be viewable via the TwitchPresents channel and dubbed on its companion channels in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese.

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Twitch account holders will also have a Pokemon Badge Collector Extensions overlay accompanying the stream, allowing you to virtually collect badges that appear on-screen. Each one will earn you points and you'll be placed on a leaderboard, so you can prove that you're the ultimate Pokemon watcher.

This isn't the first TV marathon Twitch has streamed, having shown Korean dramas throughout August and previously hosted streams of Doctor Who, Saturday Night Live and Power Rangers.

However, the Pokemon one will eclipse all the other to become the single longest programmatic viewing event Twitch has streamed. 


You'll be able to collect virtual badges while you watch.


The Pokemon show began in 1997 in Japan, arrived in the US in 1998 and is still going on today. The most recent two seasons, which are based on the Sun and Moon games, aren't part of the steam, nor are the last two movies (I Choose You and The Power of Us).

The event, which is designed for fans aged 13 and up, continues into 2019.

"The Twitch community has a passion for Pokemon 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 Pokemon together," said Jane Weedon, Twitch's director of business development.

Pikachu didn't return a request for comment, but we're confident he would've said "Pika-Pi."


Join the stream to watch 20 years of Pokemon.


Here's the full list, with dates and times listed on the TwitchPresents channel:

TV Seasons

  • Indigo League
  • Adventures on the Orange Islands
  • The Johto Journeys
  • Johto League Champions
  • Master Quest
  • Advanced
  • Advanced Challenge
  • Advanced Battle
  • Battle Frontier
  • Diamond and Pearl
  • Diamond and Pearl Battle Dimensions
  • Diamond and Pearl Galactic Battles
  • Diamond and Pearl Sinnoh League Victors
  • Black & White
  • Black & White Rival Destinies
  • Black & White Adventures in Unova and Beyond
  • XY
  • XY Kalos Quest
  • XYZ
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  • Pokemon: The First Movie
  • Pokemon: The Movie 2000
  • Pokemon 3: The Movie
  • Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
  • Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
  • The Rise of Darkrai
  • Giratina and the Sky Warrior
  • Arceus and the Jewel of Life
  • Zoroark: Master of Illusions
  • Black -- Victini and Reshiram and White -- Victini and Zekrom
  • Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
  • Genesect and the Legend Awakened
  • Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
  • Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
  • Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

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