Twitch Plays Pokémon (partially found footage of Let's Play channel; 2014)
Twitch Plays Pokémon is an ongoing "social experiment" that is run by an anonymous Australian programmer on Twitch.tv. The stream has spawned a cult-like following since its beginning on February 12th, 2014 with the highest viewership count being 120,000 at once and reaching a total of over 30 million.
Despite its popularity, the first day and a half of the stream were not recorded by anyone. The recording of the stream did not start until day 1, 11 hours into the game, leaving the capture of important early characters lost. Since Twitch had deleted most archived streams, it's very unlikely that footage (aside from the 3 videos below) from this period will ever be found.
It's currently unknown what exactly happened before the first screenshot of Day 1. 5 Screenshots of Day 1 after 9 hours have leaked from 4Chan. 3 videos from the lost 35 hours have been found on YouTube.
- Bulbapedia page on Twitch Plays Pokémon. Retrieved 27 Feb '14
- All footage from day 1 (11 hours onward). Retrieved 27 Feb '14
- Pokémon Crystal Version (lost Japan-only mobile adapter GB content for game; 2001-2002)
- Pokémon Gold and Silver (found early Space World demo build of games; 1997)
- Pokémon Picross (lost build of unfinished Game Boy Color puzzle game; 1999)
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gold Rescue Team -Challenge the Gold Rank!- (lost South Korean promotional demo of Nintendo DS game; 2007)
- Chuggaaconroy's Pokémon Platinum videos (found YouTube series; 2008)
- Pokémate (inaccessible Japanese mobile phone app; 2006)
- PokéPark: Asari Taikai DS (lost DS Download Play game; 2005)
- Pokémon.com online games (lost online games; pre-2010 to 2011)
- Pokémon 2000 Adventure Game (partially found browser-based online game; 2000)
- Article mentioning the highlights of the stream. Retrieved 31 Aug '19