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See also [[http://twitchplayspokemon.org/crystal/ here]] for the archived progress of the game, or [[http://www.reddit.com/live/m5n42gvbpyi6hdisciytwamw3a here]] for live updates. There is also a recap page, found [[Recap/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal here]].

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See also [[http://twitchplayspokemon.org/crystal/ here]] for the archived progress of the game, [[http://thatswhatyouget.github.io/tpp-progress/run-status.html?run=Crystal here]] for the archived status of the run, or [[http://www.reddit.com/live/m5n42gvbpyi6hdisciytwamw3a here]] for live updates.updates, which have been archived [[https://archive.tppleague.me/s01-02-crystal.html here]]. There is also a recap page, found [[Recap/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal here]].


''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' (TPP) is a social experiment in which commands representing buttons on an original GameBoy (up, down, left, right, A, B, and start) are entered into a chat on Website/{{Twitch}}, and then translated into a game of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' via an IRC bot. In short, [[HilarityEnsues thousands of people are fighting over a controller]]. Throughout its life, ''Twitch Plays Pokémon'' has spawned hilarious characters, memorable moments, and even a few religions.

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''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' (TPP) is a social experiment in which commands representing buttons on an original GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy (up, down, left, right, A, B, and start) are entered into a chat on Website/{{Twitch}}, and then translated into a game of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' via an IRC bot. In short, [[HilarityEnsues thousands of people are fighting over a controller]]. Throughout its life, ''Twitch Plays Pokémon'' has spawned hilarious characters, memorable moments, and even a few religions.


* LevelGrinding: Unintentionally, as The Mob is terrible at running away from encounters. Which is ironic given that in the [[TwitchPlaysPokemonRed previous stream]], they (again, unintentionally) ran from random encounters so much that simple act of grinding was a huge chore.

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* LevelGrinding: Unintentionally, as The Mob is terrible at running away from encounters. Which is ironic given that in the [[TwitchPlaysPokemonRed [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed previous stream]], they (again, unintentionally) ran from random encounters so much that simple act of grinding was a huge chore.


** As a whole, the lore is much deeper and thought-provoking, because now the characters must deal with the fallout from TwitchPlaysPokemonRed; they have a very difficult time trying to establish their own identities. Brian, who was heralded as the second coming of Bird Jesus, lives in the shadow of a living legend and only wants to be [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian "Just Brian."]] Eevee/RJ-I is just an innocent Pokemon who constantly has to prove that he ''isn't'' a false prophet because of the residual bitterness about Flareon. And worst of all, Lazorgator, once adored by the mob, becomes the subject of intense controversy and a war wages to decide his fate; he survives, but many of his comrades are sacrificed. As noted above, he becomes obsessed with getting vengeance. Notably, all of this underscores the fact that the true villain of TPP Crystal isn't the Dome Fossil or even the PC, but rather ''the mob itself,'' something that TPP Red barely touched on and usually made a joke out of.

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** As a whole, the lore is much deeper and thought-provoking, because now the characters must deal with the fallout from TwitchPlaysPokemonRed; LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed; they have a very difficult time trying to establish their own identities. Brian, who was heralded as the second coming of Bird Jesus, lives in the shadow of a living legend and only wants to be [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian "Just Brian."]] Eevee/RJ-I is just an innocent Pokemon who constantly has to prove that he ''isn't'' a false prophet because of the residual bitterness about Flareon. And worst of all, Lazorgator, once adored by the mob, becomes the subject of intense controversy and a war wages to decide his fate; he survives, but many of his comrades are sacrificed. As noted above, he becomes obsessed with getting vengeance. Notably, all of this underscores the fact that the true villain of TPP Crystal isn't the Dome Fossil or even the PC, but rather ''the mob itself,'' something that TPP Red barely touched on and usually made a joke out of.


* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Initially, all evolutions kept getting canceled. Totodile failed to evolve eleven times in a row before evolving in Democracy. This was interpreted as a PeterPan like refusal to grow up. Since then however, pokemon have had little trouble evolving under anarchy.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Initially, all evolutions kept getting canceled. Totodile failed to evolve eleven times in a row before evolving in Democracy. This was interpreted as a PeterPan Literature/PeterPan like refusal to grow up. Since then however, pokemon have had little trouble evolving under anarchy.


The official stream can be found [[http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon here]].

* The stream's official [[Website/{{Reddit}} subreddit]] can be visited [[http://reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon here]].
* For the archived progress of the game, go [[https://sites.google.com/site/twitchplayspokemonstatus/crystal-archive here]].
* For live updates, [[http://www.reddit.com/live/m5n42gvbpyi6hdisciytwamw3a go here]].
* There is a recap page found [[Recap/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal here]].

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The official stream can be found [[http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon here]].

* The stream's official [[Website/{{Reddit}} subreddit]] can be visited [[http://reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon here]].
* For
See also [[http://twitchplayspokemon.org/crystal/ here]] for the archived progress of the game, go [[https://sites.google.com/site/twitchplayspokemonstatus/crystal-archive here]].
* For live updates,
or [[http://www.reddit.com/live/m5n42gvbpyi6hdisciytwamw3a go here]].
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* GameMod: Instead of a Vanilla PokemonCrystal ROM, the streamer loaded a [[http://www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon/comments/1zfxro/rom_hack_details_confirmed/ Romhack]] that enables all 251 Pokemon to obtained in singleplayer. Changes that have showed up in the stream include the GS Ball being handed to AJ in the Goldenrod Pokemon Center, wild Cyndaquils showing up in Burnt Tower, and (most significantly) Onix evolving into Steelix by level, rather than needing to be traded while holding a Metal Coat.

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* GameMod: Instead of a Vanilla PokemonCrystal VideoGame/PokemonCrystal ROM, the streamer loaded a [[http://www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon/comments/1zfxro/rom_hack_details_confirmed/ Romhack]] that enables all 251 Pokemon to obtained in singleplayer. Changes that have showed up in the stream include the GS Ball being handed to AJ in the Goldenrod Pokemon Center, wild Cyndaquils showing up in Burnt Tower, and (most significantly) Onix evolving into Steelix by level, rather than needing to be traded while holding a Metal Coat.


* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: So Red's Team is more or less based on Event Pokemon obtained in Pokemon Yellow (Pikachu, Fully Evolved Starters, Snorlax, and depending on the Generation, [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Espeon]]/[[VideoGameRemake Lapras]]). Some people were expecting to fight Red with those Pokemon ... but since this is a sequel to TwitchPlaysPokemonRed ... and how this is a hack, the creator also hacked Red's Team to be the same exact team that he faced in that previous game!
** After defeating Lance and entering the Hall Of Fame, the game was brought to the title screen. [[OhCrap Cue the people starting a New Game]] [[AuthorsSavingThrow and the streamer saving the run by choosing Continue instead]].

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** The [=ROM=] was hacked so that Red has the final team of ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed''.


** As a whole, the lore is much deeper and thought-provoking, because now the characters must deal with the fallout from TwitchPlaysPokemonRed; they have a very difficult time trying to establish their own identities. Brian, who was heralded as the second coming of Bird Jesus, lives in the shadow of a living legend and only wants to be [[LifeOfBrian "Just Brian."]] Eevee/RJ-I is just an innocent Pokemon who constantly has to prove that he ''isn't'' a false prophet because of the residual bitterness about Flareon. And worst of all, Lazorgator, once adored by the mob, becomes the subject of intense controversy and a war wages to decide his fate; he survives, but many of his comrades are sacrificed. As noted above, he becomes obsessed with getting vengeance. Notably, all of this underscores the fact that the true villain of TPP Crystal isn't the Dome Fossil or even the PC, but rather ''the mob itself,'' something that TPP Red barely touched on and usually made a joke out of.

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** As a whole, the lore is much deeper and thought-provoking, because now the characters must deal with the fallout from TwitchPlaysPokemonRed; they have a very difficult time trying to establish their own identities. Brian, who was heralded as the second coming of Bird Jesus, lives in the shadow of a living legend and only wants to be [[LifeOfBrian [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian "Just Brian."]] Eevee/RJ-I is just an innocent Pokemon who constantly has to prove that he ''isn't'' a false prophet because of the residual bitterness about Flareon. And worst of all, Lazorgator, once adored by the mob, becomes the subject of intense controversy and a war wages to decide his fate; he survives, but many of his comrades are sacrificed. As noted above, he becomes obsessed with getting vengeance. Notably, all of this underscores the fact that the true villain of TPP Crystal isn't the Dome Fossil or even the PC, but rather ''the mob itself,'' something that TPP Red barely touched on and usually made a joke out of.



** A majority on the otherhand believe it's just a normal Pidgey that others have mistaken for a messiah, so they named him [[MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian Brian]].

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** A majority on the otherhand believe it's just a normal Pidgey that others have mistaken for a messiah, so they named him [[MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian Brian]].



* ShoutOut: Brian the Pidgeot who is [[MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian not the messiah, but a very naughty bird.]]

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* ShoutOut: Brian the Pidgeot who is [[MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian not the messiah, but a very naughty bird.]]


* CallBack: In "To Slay a God", Red's team was modded to have his party from the original LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed (albiet without the nicknames, since [=NPCs=] can't have nicknamed Pokémon). Of course, the team did think that this was a possibility from the get-go.

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* CallBack: In "To Slay a God", On the last day, Red's team was modded to have his party from the original LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed (albiet without the nicknames, since [=NPCs=] can't have nicknamed Pokémon). Of course, the team did think that this was a possibility from the get-go.


** The hack allows players go into a Safari Zone in the place is stood originally in Gen I's Fuchsia, cue players battling Venomoths and Pinsirs like the old days.

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** The hack allows players go into a Safari Zone in the place is it stood originally in Gen I's Fuchsia, cue players battling Venomoths and Pinsirs like the old days.


Come April 2016, in the lead up PBR 2.0's debut, several older run saves were played. Emerald was the third, following [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonFireRed FireRed]] and [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonEmerald Emerald]], over 2 years after it's end. It's brief presence was soon followed by [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed Red]].

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Come April 2016, in the lead up PBR 2.0's debut, several older run saves were played. Emerald Crystal was the third, following [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonFireRed FireRed]] and [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonEmerald Emerald]], over 2 years after it's end. It's brief presence was soon followed by [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed Red]].

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Come April 2016, in the lead up PBR 2.0's debut, several older run saves were played. Emerald was the third, following [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonFireRed FireRed]] and [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonEmerald Emerald]], over 2 years after it's end. It's brief presence was soon followed by [[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed Red]].


* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: So Red's Team is more or less based on Event Pokemon obtained in Pokemon Yellow (Pikachu, Fully Evolved Starters, Snorlax, and depending on the Generation, [[PokemonGoldAndSilver Espeon]]/[[VideoGameRemake Lapras]]). Some people were expecting to fight Red with those Pokemon ... but since this is a sequel to TwitchPlaysPokemonRed ... and how this is a hack, the creator also hacked Red's Team to be the same exact team that he faced in that previous game!

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: So Red's Team is more or less based on Event Pokemon obtained in Pokemon Yellow (Pikachu, Fully Evolved Starters, Snorlax, and depending on the Generation, [[PokemonGoldAndSilver [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Espeon]]/[[VideoGameRemake Lapras]]). Some people were expecting to fight Red with those Pokemon ... but since this is a sequel to TwitchPlaysPokemonRed ... and how this is a hack, the creator also hacked Red's Team to be the same exact team that he faced in that previous game!

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