Chorocojo, previously known as Red Chocobo, is a popular video and screenshot Let’s Player on Something Awful. He is most well-known for his Let’s Plays of the Pokémon series and is likely the first person to ever Let's Play a Pokemon game.All of his works are generally done with input/collaboration from fellow goon Zorak—a team they call "An Orbital Grouse".His Crystal Let's Play has been referenced twice in the main Pokémon series, due to the lead translator of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl being a Something Awful regular.His Let's Plays can be found on An Orbital Grouse's website here and his stream here. Highlights from his stream can be found on his Youtube channel, located here.
Even more so than Lucas is Professor Elm from the Crystal LP, who Roxy once caught taking a dump in her shoes and who also sowed salt in her garden one day. ...He also once gave her an exploding gerbil. She's still finding gerbil parts whenever she cleans.
Cynthia: a strange woman who paws through Lady's things, or secretly a Chansey in human form?
Chorocojo and Zorak seem to curse a lot in general.
Continuity Nod: The FireRed LP particularly has a number of references to the earlier ones, such as a news ticker referring to Wailmer corpses on the Hoenn shore.
Also draws attention to a pair of Team Rocket execs in the Fire Red / Leaf Green versions that first appeared in Gen 2 (Gold / Silver). Recognizable pretty much only because of their teams.
Sammy hears Misty's Atomic F-Bomb from the Wailord and Relicanth bit. From Kanto.
Sammy also refers to the ability to talk to Sudowoodo - an ability Roxy apparently had in the Crystal LP - as a crappy superpower.
Right after losing to Sammy, Sabrina has a premonition of Roxy. Remember that Crystal is set three years after Fire Red.
Sammy wonders "who uses Kingler? Especially a girl Kingler" when fighting a trainer on Two Island with one - Roxy had used a female Kingler. Making it even funnier, said Kingler promptly one-hit KO's Sammy's Kabuto with Guillotine, which Roxy's had also frequently done.
After getting Togepi, whose entry says it's considered a symbol of good luck, she says "at least I didn't capture a harbinger of doom and bearer of bad luck. Then again you'd have to be an idiot to catch one of those." Misty captured an Absol and then immediately wondered why she did so.
When Lady gets the TM for Dream Eater in the Platinum LP, she mentions "something on the news about Dream Eater involving a duck."
Cuteness Proximity: Roxy in the Crystal LP nearly goes into a coma when her baby Smoochum hatches.
Expanded Universe: There are several minor facts and sidestories about characters and events either that never come up over the Let's Plays or are added as interludes by Zorak. (i.e. The theory of Lady being a vampire or Red's random drawings. ◊)
Even in their video let's plays, they have a tendency to build up elaborate explanations for why irrational things happen.
Flanderization: Misty's weight. She starts off looking like the default protagonist, but becomes more and more overweight over the course of the LP, without really eating anything except for a Zigzagoon the readers pestered RC to catch, and remains plump for every other LP.
Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Invoked. Misty briefly experiments with breeding her Pokémon, mating her Seviper with a Pikachu. It’s also touched on with one of Sammy’s favorite shows, “Will They Breed.”
Name's the Same: The protagonist in the Emerald Let's Play has the same name as the second gym leader in Kanto. This was referenced by at least one reader when Roxy was just about to challenge the gym leader Misty to a battle.
Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: According to the fake Wikipedia page on the Elite Four, the Elite Four once created an album which attempted to “combine the genres of Metal, Electronica, and Country Western by the medium of Japanese Whaler-Ship Foghorns.”
Otaku Surrogate: Sammy. Most of her adventures are started either by running out of juice or wanting to buy a new video game.
She also goes out to kick Team Rocket's ass because news coverage of the Silph Incident is airing instead of her anime, and she wants it back.
Painting the Medium: When Sammy's stumbling through the pitch-black Rock Tunnel without Flash, the Let's Play switches from text-and-screencaps to MP3s.
Pokémon Platinum: Platinum Version: If one were to look at the archived version of the Platinum LP, almost all of the art has been colored and touched up. The FireRed LP has also had some of the artwork redone in higher quality when it was put back up on the website.
Re Cut: Chorocojo has recut his LPs a few times, cleaning up the art and coloring them. His Platinum playthrough was totally colored before it was archived.
Sanity Slippage: After getting hit on the head hard by a rock while climbing up a waterfall outside Victory Road with a Finneon(Not the brightest idea in the world to begin with), Lady becomes disoriented, and acts a bit... weird, and a bit stupid. She even makes note of her head wound multiple times and still does nothing about it. She gets better, though.
Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Inverted with his Platinum play through. Lady is savvy and cocky, Jorge is overly caffeinated and eager.
Take That: Silver, the rival who abused his Pokemon and only wanted strong ones, was nicknamed Smogon in the Crystal LP.
The Platinum LP has several jabs at his fans, who always insist on him choosing the female character.
[Are you a boy? Or are you a girl?] Chorocojo: Condom hat or dapper beret. You all picked condom hat. I can't say I'm surprised you picked the condom hat. [All right, so you're a girl? Tell me, what is your name? Your name is Lady?] Chorocojo: THERE. DID I PICK GIRL ENOUGH YET?
Word Salad Title: The Elite Four apparently released a song titled “Catching Tadpoles with an Acoustic Guitar That is Also a Death-Robot Possessed by the Soul of Genghis Khan.” The music video got ten million views on YouTube.
Wrestler in All of Us: Haley of the Black LP is quite strong and enjoys wrestling in general. She also avoids one pokemon battle with an unfortunate Team Plasma grunt by simply suplexing them, and takes out another later with a reverse DDT.
Her Audino, Hansel, also seems to be a wrestler.
Lady is also a huge Crasher Wake fan and admits that she wouldn't mind learning from him.