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See also [[http://twitchplayspokemon.org/randy/ here]] for the archived progress of the game, or [[https://www.reddit.com/live/11ecntc3z480f here]] for live updates.

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See also [[http://twitchplayspokemon.org/randy/ here]] for the archived progress of the game, [[http://thatswhatyouget.github.io/tpp-progress/run-status.html?run=Randomized%20Y here]] for the archived status of the run, or [[https://www.reddit.com/live/11ecntc3z480f here]] for live updates.
updates, which have been archived [[https://archive.tppleague.me/s05-04-randoy.html here]].

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-> ''"The forest is full of Kabuto, now the flower beds are full of Omanyte? That know STEAM ERUPTION? What the heck is with this randomizer?"''
-->-- '''Comment''' on the [[https://www.reddit.com/r/twitchplayspokemon/comments/96jhsj/randomized_y_discussion_thread_willkommen_in_kalos/ run's discussion thread]]'''

''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' (''TPP'') is a series of social experiments in which commands representing buttons on an original Nintendo 3DS (up, down, left, right, A, B, X, Y, L, R, start, and select) and touchscreen coordinates are entered into a chat on Website/{{Twitch}}, and then translated into a game of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' via an IRC bot. In short, [[HilarityEnsues hundreds of people are fighting over a controller]]. Throughout its life, ''Twitch Plays Pokémon'' has spawned hilarious characters, memorable moments, and even a few religions.

''Twitch Plays Pokémon Randomized Y'' is the fourth run of Season 5 and the sixth randomized run overall, which began on August 11th, 2018 and ended on August 26th, 2018. Said run features a [[WorldOfChaos randomized]] version of ''VideoGame/PokemonY'', following the now-established tradition of having one randomized run per season. It particularly marks the first return to Kalos since ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonX'', and the first Generation VI game to be played on stream since ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonAlphaSapphire''. Unlike the latter however, ''Randomized Y'' allows Trainers to be randomized into "unique" classes, meaning that any overworld Trainer can potentially turn out to be a Gym Leader, a Battle Chatelaine, or even a high-ranked member of Team Flare.

The Host for this run is a girl named "[[TheUnpronounceable ♀266]]" (interpreted by most as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_symbols#Venus Venus]]"); this is notably the first time a female character was picked in a game featuring CharacterCustomization, which the chat took great advantage of by [[VirtualPaperDoll having her wear over a dozen different outfits]] over the course of the run. This isn't to say that her adventure wasn't an eventful one, especially as it turned out that most major characters ended up [[FaceHeelTurn joining Team Flare]] as a result of the randomization.

See also [[http://twitchplayspokemon.org/randy/ here]] for the archived progress of the game, or [[https://www.reddit.com/live/11ecntc3z480f here]] for live updates.

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!!''Twitch Plays Pokémon Randomized Y'' contains examples of:

* CloningBlues: Some of the Trainers ended up having their Trainer Class randomized into the female player character's, which meant their in-battle model became the same as ♀266's default model as a result. Upon being defeated, one of them made [[https://i.redd.it/e1x5c2kc2jg11.png a very appropriate remark]]:
--> '''Pokémon Trainer Mathilde:''' Mmm... What magnificent power! You're the real thing, aren't you?
* CuteGhostGirl: One of the Pokédex entries for Phantump states that they cause people to get lost deep into the forest. As Phantump appeared as a wild encounter in Santalune Forest, and ♀266 herself immediately picked Phantump as her starter, one popular theory suggests that she herself is actually the ghost of a girl who got lost in the forest, and that the "266" in her name refers to her actual age. Further supporting this theory is the fact that one temporary Host of ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonConquest'' had a very similar name to her, being simply known as "♀", implying that she may actually be ♀266's past self.
* FaceHeelTurn: Due to the Trainer randomization, ''many'' of the major characters ended up being randomized from or into Team Flare members. Those included Gym Leaders Viola and Grant, Rivals Tierno and Trevor, Professor Sycamore, Battle Chatelaines Nita, Dana and Morgan, and Elite Four members Wikstrom and Siebold.
** The Pokémon League ''itself'' was turned into an evil organization during the rematch. ''All'' of the Elite Four members ended up being members of Team Flare, namely Lysandre, Xerosic, Sycamore[[note]]who was previously randomized into a Team Flare Scientist[[/note]], and Viola[[note]]who was previously randomized into a Team Flare ampion Grunt[[/note]]. The Champion herself turned out to be Essentia, the robotic suit created and remote-controlled by Xerosic.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: During the battle against him, AZ's team was changed to include five Fossil Pokémon, with his sixth Pokémon being Eternal Floette. This completely contradicted the following cutscene, in which he is finally reunited with the aforementioned Floette after what he declares to be 3000 years of waiting, causing many in the chat to mockingly exclaim that "IT'S BEEN FIVE MINUTES" as a result.
* LethalChef: Siebold, who is supposed to be a famous chef, was randomized into a Poison-type specialist. This caused some to suggest that his cooking was prone to cause food poisoning.
* NonIndicativeName: Due to the randomized evolutions combined with the chat tendency to nickname certain Pokémon by just adding a few letters to their species names, some Pokémon names end up not fitting their evolved form in the slightest. Venus' team over the course of the run featured such Pokémon as a Clamperl named "[=Silcoon1666=]", an Igglybuff named "[=Pikachu7=]", a Vigoroth named "Nidorinav", a Staraptor named "Purrloind", and a Torterra named "Meowthhhujeq".
* RetGone: Due to the game crashing on the third day, the sixteen Pokémon that had been caught since the last save were lost completely.
* ShapeShifting: One member of the team was a Meowth named "Meowthhhujeq" with the Imposter ability, which made him transform into whichever Pokémon it was facing. It eventually [[DePower lost said ability]] when it evolved into Torterra.
* TimeCrash: On the third day of the run, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cz8kd1xtos&t=1835 the game crashed]]. After the issue was resolved, the game picked up where it was last saved; in other words, ♀266 was sent back six hours into the past, losing [[RetGone sixteen Pokémon]], a Gym Badge, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking her latest outfit]] in the process.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: The chat took full advantage of the fact that they had finally managed to pick a female character in a game that [[VirtualPaperDoll let them dress her up in different clothes]]. Thus, over the course of two weeks, Venus sported no less than [[https://imgur.com/a/fKAxOQF fourteen different outfits]].
* TheUnpronounceable: Unpronounceable names are expected of TPP, with the team alone featuring "!ncie ,o" the Ludicolo and "9 t2L" the Hydreigon. One example more specific to this run however is the nickname given to ♀266 by her friends, "Li'l ♀". How ''that'' is supposed to translate orally is anyone's guess.
* UpToEleven: Thanks to the randomized evolutions, !!aoofhnwkw6 became the very first Pokémon in TPP history to evolve more than twice, going from a Shinx to a Nincada, to an Eevee[[note]]If you're wondering: no, evolving Nincada into Eevee did not create a Shedinja[[/note]], to a Blaziken.

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