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1[[quoteright:350:]]˛[[caption-width-right:350:It's time to D-d-d-d-ddddd-DUEL![[note]][[ Art made by GlaceonMyst]].[[/note]]]]˛˛''[[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon Twitch Plays Pokémon]]'' (TPP) is a social experiment in which commands representing buttons on a Nintendo handheld 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. ˛˛This particular run is actually an intermission of ''VideoGame/PokemonTradingCardGame'', played between major runs starting after ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonXD''. This run stars, rather fittingly, [[Franchise/YuGiOh Yugi]], as he attempts to become the King of the Pokemon TCG. Naturally, that means it's time to d-d-d-d-duel, with many "Heart of the Cards" jokes and [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries abridged series quotes]] abound.˛˛Naturally, like the previous run, ''VideoGame/PokemonTradingCardGame'' is played in alternating order with ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonArena'', an intermission of ''Pokemon Battle Revolution'' where players bet on either Red or Blue teams in Pokemon battles and control what the computer may choose for them. The way both games work is, after a battle has been concluded, people have 50 seconds to vote for a command where the one with the most votes gets that command inputted. Those who voted also have a chance to win tokens, in which they can either place them in a pool, use them to create custom matches or play custom music, or gamble them in a slot machine.˛˛In the days before ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystalAnniversary'', it was changed to the Main Run input system, and the mob was able to finish the game early a few hours into February 14, 2016. Following the completion of the first game, the mob was immediately thrown into the game's sequel, now with a new character named Mint. This run was on standby for a while, but returned again after ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystalAnniversary'' ended.˛˛See also [[ here]] for the archived status of the TCG run, [[ here]] for the archived status of the [=TCG2=] run. See [[ here]] for archived progress of the first game in screenshot form. ˛˛Note: Only tropes unique to this particular run should be listed here. All tropes for the original game can be found on its own [[VideoGame/PokemonTradingCardGame page]].˛˛!! ''Twitch Plays Pokémon Trading Card Game'' contains examples of:˛˛* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Lore gives Yugi one of these [[spoiler: to replace the Puzzle and the Pharaoh after the Pharaoh left at the end of the series]] that is commonly interpreted as how the chat talks to and guides him. Naturally, the chat doesn't exactly have the same card playing prowess as the Pharaoh did, so whether or not Yugi feels the same way about the chat as he did the Pharaoh is up to interpretation. ˛* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent:˛** Who ever thought the chat would be taking control of a ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' protagonist?˛** Despite the sequel having the same male protagonist from the first game, the mob opted into choosing the female protagonist named Mint.˛** Mechanics-wise, the run went through three Democracy systems: the one-input system from ''Arena'', the tug-of-war system from ''Crystal Anniversary'', and the token-bribing system of ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon''.˛* {{Crossover}}: With ''Manga/YuGiOh'', as most lore portrays Yugi as the actual Yugi wearing Mark's clothes.˛* DiscOneNuke: A few days before ''Crystal Anniversary'', the game's Democracy system was changed to the traditional Anarchy/Democracy system, complete with stacked inputs. Combined with the fact, at this point, the game is now played without interruptions, this allowed the mob to finish the game much faster than the ''Arena'' intermission. The same system retained for the game's sequel, or whatever the mob can finish before ''Crystal Anniversary'' starts.˛* InterfaceScrew: In celebration of April Fools' Day 2016, the stream rotated the screen 180 degrees, making the game ''and'' the stream's HUD upside down.˛* TheMagicPokerEquation: Hey, considering the chat's controlling a ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' protagonist, what did you expect? That said, this trope tends to be a bit... [[ZigZaggedTrope All over the place]] when it comes to play. Sometimes the chat ends up bricking rather hard, other times stuff happens that truly makes you consider the whole "Heart of the Cards" phrase. For example, in the practice duel, the chat ended up getting rather close to losing. When all hope seemed lost, the chat drew a ''Starmie'' while they had a Staryu out, managed to evolve it, and [[ completely turned the match around]].˛* TookALevelInBadass: Yugi is dueling without using the Pharaoh's help or guidance in this series. While he does have the TPP chat helping, considering past history, this means Yugi is still taking a step up from his home series [[spoiler: until the last few episodes of it where he became the new King of Games]].˛* ToBeAMaster: Lore usually has Yugi's goal as such, with him trying to become the King of the Pokemon TCG to prove himself [[spoiler: since he no longer has the Pharaoh's help]].˛----


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