(header image via LiJianliang)
16 days since the beginning of the viral Twitch Plays Pokemon “social experiment”, Red’s journey ended in victory yesterday, as thousands of players guided him through the Elite Four and to championship.
Throughout the adventure, there were many laughs…
And now, a new story begins, with a new hero by the name of AJDNNW (or AJ, Andrew, AJ DA NEW, etc., whatever you prefer). AJ and his trusty Totodile began their adventure in New Bark Town – the starting town of Pokemon Crystal – twenty short hours ago, and since then, they have already made new friends, and have two badges under their belt.
And, of course, there is already a steady stream of amusing fan art and comics coming in.
AJ’s got a full team of six by now, after hatching the egg – his party consists of:
1) Totodile, AJ’s starting Pokemon – more commonly known as “Lazorgator” or “King Leer II” among fans due to his tendency of spamming Leer in battles (much like the first “King Leer” of Pokemon Red, DUX the Farfetch’d).
2) Pidgey, AJ’s first caught Pokemon. Dubbed “Bird Jesus II”, among other names related to the first “Bird Jesus” of TPP Red.
3) ADiiiiihhh the Sentret, otherwise known as “The Admiral”, or just “Addy”.
4) Then we’ve got OXXOZZ the Caterpie, or “Oxxy Ozworme”.
5) A Togepi hatched from the Egg AJ received; dubbed “Lord Omelette” by fans.
6) And finally a Wooper, commonly called “Whoopi Goldberg”, “Wooper Goldberg”, etc (despite his gender).
So, are you excited to see how this new Twitch Plays Pokemon adventure plays out, or has the novelty started to wear off a bit? Personally, I was interested in seeing a game of a different series/franchise, but I see why they would stick with Pokemon – I imagine it would be quite difficult for something like Twitch Plays: The Legend of Zelda to happen (but it would be awesome). All the same, I wish AJ luck in this new journey, looks like he’ll need some.