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Major Humans

    AIIIAAB "Abe" 

AIIIAAB (Abe, Ali-Baba, Alincolnbaba, Abraham Lincoln: Pokemon Trainer, Ahab, Abraham Linkcable)

The protagonist of TPP Anniversary. He started with Pokemon 004: Charmander, and has to somehow get all 151 Pokemon before it's over.

  • Badass Bookworm: Can also be considered one, considering that by the end of his run he has done what no other protagonist before him could do: capture and collect data on all 151 Pokemon in his region. Even the resident Bookworm Alice didn't accomplish such a feat during her run.
  • Big Brother Worship: Towards Red in an early version of events. Called into question at the appearance of Dream Red however.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Abe has developed a preponderance for Ground-type Pokemon in his party, especially after rebuilding his party from just Onix and the Diglett Army.
  • Determinator: Started prepping for the Elite 4 before getting the third badge because things started out, and will continue to be, rough. Finally in the mindset that this is the hardest TPP yet and it's going to take a team almost as good as Cly's to beat this Elite 4.
  • Fearless Fool: Red sees him this way, especially in regards to using the PC.
  • Heroic BSoD: Losing Charizard was a sobering moment.
    • Having experienced the Horrors in Celadon(Battle Tent especically), he may have snapped from losing his team, experiencing glitchmons(including a Charizard) and Blacking out over and over.
  • Magic Music: Plays the Pokeflute often enough to rival Red, an instrument designed to wake Pokemon up. Of course, the Mob tends to use the flute more for the purposes of wasting a turn to cause intentional fainting.
  • The Navigator: Consistently consulting the Town Map.
  • No Sense of Direction: Possible reason for frequently checking his Town Map. Doesn't help that he's guided by 9000-12000 voices that can't agree on what to do and hunted by level 3 Pikachus that can still send him back to mama.
  • Rags to Riches: Abe was poor even by TPP standards, but on Day 20 he became the richest protagonist in TPP history when a glitch gave him 999,999 Pokedollars.
  • Security Blanket: The Town Map.
  • Significant Birthdate: While the game officially started on February 13th (in Australia), it was still February 12th in the Americas. Incidentally February 12 is the real Abraham Lincoln's date of birth.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Some fanartists have drawn him wearing glasses to tell him apart from the original run's Red.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After entering the Battle Tent and unleashing a unholy horror which forced higher powers to reset the universe and send him back in time, he still entered it again.
  • Underequipped Charge: Routinely. The first rival battle against a level 6 Eevee. Route 1 against Pikachu Gatekeepers. Picking the Fire-type starter for Brock and Misty in a level-curved Romhack, supplementing Charizard with an Onix against the latter. Even before getting to Lt. Surge, people are trying to prepare for the level 94-100 Elite 4 to avoid this in the future, even if it means boxing fan favorites.



AIIIAAB's rival. While he said he chose Squirtle, he started with an Eevee, though it became a Squirtle briefly for the optional Route 22 battle.

  • Accidental Truth: Due to an oversight by the Romhack team, the optional rival battle used a Squirtle instead of Eevee. We're assured it's just a mistake and all future fights will use Eevee.
  • Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: The rival started with a level 6 Eevee, and a crit on Charmander right off the bat. Welcome to hard mode.
  • Pet the Dog: Several positive donation messages are attributed to him that update Abe on how his released Pokemon are doing.
  • Self-Proclaimed Liar: Said he took a Squirtle, sends out Eevee no less than a minute later; this confuses many when it really does become a Squirtle for the Route 22 battle.

    Gym Leaders 


Leader of Pewter City's Gym, specializing in Rock-types. Used Onix and Aerodactyl.


Leader of Cerulean City's Gym, specializing in Water-types. Used Lapras and Starmie.

  • Making a Splash: Her Lapras and Starmie made her super deadly against the strongest members of Abe's team at the time.
  • Revenge: Even if this is an alternate-world Misty, these continuous wins against Abe may be fitting considering the treatment of Misty by the Hosts and Voices in previous runs.
  • Epic Fail: The way she eventually loses: First, her Starmie gets Burned by Charizard's Ember before she fainted. Then, due to a glitch with the way stat-altering moves work in Gen I, each time Kakuna used Harden, Starmie's Attack dropped further and further due to the burn. Gen I AI then kicked in and caused it to repeatedly choose Tackle instead of Bubblebeam against Magikarp; due to the glitched attack drops, it could only deal 1 point of damage per attack and eventually died while Magikarp walled it.Gen I AI


Leader of Vermilion City's Gym, specializing in Electric-types.

  • Anti-Climax: Many dreaded the challenge of his gym, which involved teaching Cut to a Pokémon, cutting down a tree, then solving the trashcan puzzle, and having to cut the tree again every time Abe would be defeated by a Trainer or the Gym Leader. Oh, and let's not forget the rumored Raichu in Surge's party that allegedly had Surf... They instead cleared the whole gym on the first try. With a level 18 Diglett.


Leader of Celadon City's Gym, specializing in Grass-types.

  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Her Gym Trainers were much more of a threat than she was.
    • On a map showing the trainer teams and wild Pokemon, she's called "literally the easiest trainer in her whole gym."


Leader of Fuchsia Gym, specializing in Poison-types.


Leader of Saffron Gym, specializing in the dreaded Psychic-types.


Leader of Cinnabar Gym, specializing in Fire-types.


Leader of Viridian Gym and head of Team Rocket, specializing in Ground-types.

  • Anti-Climax Boss: In-universe. As opposed to the original Red run, he was steamrolled in the Game Corner.
  • Sinister Surveillance: Often depicted as keeping tabs on Abe due to his post-massacre team having a lot of ground types. Or because Abe keeps messing with Team Rocket.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: In Abe as a potential successor since for a long time Abe had a lot of ground-types on his team. This time has since passed.

Minor Humans


"Buzz" Lightyear

The Jr. Trainer in Brock's gym. Had given the main character quite a lot of grief due to using Kabuto and Omanyte, two Water/Rock Pokémon, with the party's only attacker being a Fire-type.

  • For Want Of A Nail: Was this to Brock, since defeating him gave AIIIAAB the money needed to buy a single Pokéball, which he used to successfully catch a Poliwag, thus finally giving the party a Pokèmon with a type advantage over his.
    • In Spite of a Nail: Brock was still able to curb Poliwag due to the sheer level difference.
  • Mighty Glacier: Both his Pokémon buffed up their Defense quite a lot before going in for the kill, especially Omanyte, who regularly two-shot Charmeleon.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Wields both Dome and Helix in battle, which has interesting implications.

Cerulean Gym Swimmer

A Swimmer stationed near the front of Misty's Gym. He used a Seadra and a Wartortle to devastating effect.

  • Beef Gate: If the Mob couldn't get past him, there was no way they'd beat Misty.
  • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: His Water-type Pokemon were strong against Abe's two most powerful team members at the time, and the ones that weren't weak to them were vastly underleveled.

The Ledgekeeper

A female Jr. Trainer next to Route 9's ledge. She knocked the Mob out three times until Parasect learned Slash.

Rocket Hideout Lift Guard

The last Rocket Grunt guarding the lift in the Celedon Rocket Hideout. He forced the Mob to repeat Giovanni's Wild Ride several times with his nigh-invincible Muk.

    Non-Trainer Characters 

The Cerulean Pokecenter NPC

A man in Cerulean City Pokécenter, who walks around and makes it harder to get to the P.C. Tries to warn the mob about Bill.

The Vermilion Pokecenter NPC

A sailor in Vermilion City's Pokemon Center, wandering near the PC and sharing his knowledge of how trained Pokemon are stronger than wild ones (due to DVs and such). Was spoken to quite a bit during Massacre Monday.

The Celadon City Pokemon Center NPC

An old man who trapped the player in a corner of the Pokemon Center of Celadon City multiple times. He would stand in front of the Pokecenter Nurse, preventing even the chance of healing, and yammer about Pokeflutes.
  • History Repeats: His purpose is similar to either Burglar Simon or the Clingy Girl from the first run.
    POKE FLUTE awakens POKEMON with a sound that only they can hear!

The Cinnabar Island Pokemon Center NPC

A girl in Cinnabar Island's Pokemon Center who was spoken to a lot. She told Abe about how evolutions can be cancelled.

AIIIAAB's Team "Abe's Cabinet"

    The Team as a Whole 

(The Cabinet, The Congress, Team Freedom)

  • Dishing Out Dirt: The early element theme. Onix, Rhyhorn, Marowak, and several Diglett had spots on the team. Combined with a Meowth/Persian on the team parallels were drawn between Abe and Giovanni.
  • Fictional Political Party: Dome is the god of Democracy afterall.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: Their ultimate goal.
  • Making a Splash: The late game theme. Kabutops, Cloyster, and Slowbro.
  • Power Trio: Growlmander, Poliswag and Kakuna Matata at the outset. Bonus points for have red, blue and yellow Chromatic Arrangement respectively.
  • Red Shirt Army: Once had a legion of Diglett. All went down save for three.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Several times. The team had multiple of the Poliwag, Diglett, Victreebel, Krabby, Kadabra, and Slowpoke lines that kept getting released, deposited, or traded away. A Slowbro finally ended up on the Elite 4 ready team, and a Victreebel ended up on the dex completion team.
  • Revolving Door Band: Subject to a lot of PC shuffles. Many were necesarry to have a viable Elite 4 ready team, and to catch all 151 Pokemon
  • Signature Move: Double Team. Three mon know it after buying a truckload of the TM from Celadon.
  • Stealth Expert: As stated above, three mon know double team and one has minimize. 4/6 of them have some way of increasing their evasiness.
  • Shadow Archetype / Evil Counter Part: To the original Red Team
    • Dome to Helix as the reigning fossil god. Big Bad vs Big Good
    • Leech King to Bird Jesus as the Com Mon carry that became iconic to the run after several releases. The Dragon vs The Hero
    • Slowbro to Fonz, good stats all around with Surf and Strength abilities. The Brute vs The Big Guy
    • Cloyster to Fresh Prince, a Water/Ice type with the least characterization
    • Muk to ATV, a poison type that gets by by exploiting the AI in the most trying circumstances
    • Super Saiyan to Archangel, both Zapdos were caught in the Masterball for some extra power late game. SSJ actually came into an empty slot in the party line up, while Archangel forced a bloody PC Sshuffle to be obtained from the box. In a way this makes SSJ the Good Counterpart.

     IIII—-(U "ICU" 

IIII—-(U the Cloyster "ICU (Intensive Clamp Unit)", "The Ice Queen", "The Interrogator", "OP Def", "The Clampion", "Clamps")

A Cloyster caught south of Pallet Town after defeating Blaine and depositing Mr. Mime. As of Leech's King release, he is the strongest member of the team.

  • An Ice Person / Making a Splash : His three offensive moves are Clamp, Aurora Beam and Surf.
  • Constantly Curious: Asks way too many questions.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Generally the result of it fighting anything. It swept each member of the Elite Four a varying number of times, and was responsible for the defeat of most of Blue's team. Also swept Lt. Surge and the League PC's rematch teams.
  • Cycle of Hurting: When fighting an enemy slower than it, spamming Clamp will just indefinitely trap the enemy.
  • Dressed to Heal: Often depicted wearing a surgical mask and head mirror.
  • The Leader: He first proved his worth during the Elite 4 battles. After Leech King was released and Dome was boxed, ICU stepped into the 100 Club and led the team.
  • Mighty Glacier: Has the power and accuracy of a STABbed Surf attack, combined with an exceptionally high defense.
  • Those Two Guys: There's some sort of link between him and the Shellder on Slowbro's tail.


AAbbABCabb the Slowbro (ABC Slowbro, R, Mr. R (and Poke))

A Slowbro caught in the Seafoam Isles as a Slowpoke after defeating Blaine and depositing Mr. Mime.

  • Blithe Spirit: Has an entire series of sketches devoted to it doing rather mundane things. Or wild things with the same blank expression.
  • Dumb Muscle: Often regarded as such. Three good offensive move and on that boosts his special attack and defense.
  • Nonindicative Name: Despite being a Slow BRO, transferring it to Generation II reveals her to be female.
  • Replacement Goldfish: The Mob had a two Slowbros before, one of which was PC'd and the other who was traded. Also a replacement for the Alakazam they had prior to boxing it on Cinnabar.
  • Those Two Guys: There's some sort of link between the Shellder on its tail and Cloyster.

     (ssjj ᴹɴ.., "Super Saiyan Zapdos" 

(ssjj ᴹɴ.., the Zapdos (Super Saiyan Jesus, Super Saiyan Zapdos)
A Zapdos captured at the start of Day 18 in a Master Ball, much like AA-j of Twitch Plays Pokémon Red.

     RRRRIIIIH "Rihanna" 

RRRRIIIIH the Venomoth ("Rihanna")

A Venomoth captured after Leech king's demise. Notable for knowing Sleep Powder and Stun Spore, which proved useful in catching Pokémon. Its powerful Psychic attacks also proved very useful during the Elite Four rematch.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Despite its name, transferring it to Generation II reveals it be male.
  • Status Effects: Knows both Sleep Powder and Stun Spore, which may prove useful for catching Pokémon, most notably Mewtwo.

    AAA--xxMnMnMn!] "Axemon" 

AAA--xxMnMnMn! the Dragonite ("Axeman", "Axemon", "Axe Dragonute", "Jailer of the Damned / Bolvar ForDragonair"

A Dragonite caught as a Level 19 Dratini. The mob has taken to calling it "Axe Man" or "Axe Mon".

  • Magikarp Power: Was caught as a lowly Dratini, but the mob grinded her into Dragonite for the Pokédex.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Before the save file was released, one of her most common nicknames was "Axe Man".

    RRQPO:Pk Pk Pk Pk "Robopon" 

RRQPO:PkPkPkPk the Victreebel ("Robopon," "Cut-tree-bel")

A Victreebel caught to use as a cut 'mon.

On Standby

    The Dig Trio 

Diglett, ]]........ (JJ, JJ Dott) and JC—-SSSMM, (Critlett, Jesus Crits) (Collectively, Huey, Dewey, and Louie)

A team of 3 Diglett that survived the Kakuna Wars. Mostly indistinguishable from each other.

  • A Day in the Limelight: ]]........ and JC—-SSSMM came to prominence during the run on Vermillion City Gym, where their natural immunity to Electric moves saw them defeat several far more powerful Pokemon, culminating in JC—-SSSMM, who was Level 18 at the time, taking down Surge's Level 42 Raichu single-handedly.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Subverted. JC—-SSSMM looked like he was going to take out Lt. Surge's final Pokemon without taking damage, in a manner similar to ATV from the original Red... only for him to run out of PP and Struggle the opponent to death.
  • Dishing Out Dirt
  • Odd Name Out: Two have unpronounceable nicknames. One is just Diglett.
  • Power Trio: With the Chromatic Arrangement arrangement of the DuckTales kids.
  • Red Shirt Army: Last remnants of the Diglett Army.
  • Single-Minded Twins: You can only tell them apart by level and name.
  • Tagalong Kid: Towards Onix.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Had been relatively useless up until Vermillion Gym, when their natural immunity to Electric-type moves came into its own.

    ZZ ZHH "Thundercat" 

ZZ ZHH the Persian (xSar, "Scar," "Sarumon the White," Cash Cat, Thundercat, Paysian)

A Persian with a habit for attacking with money and lightning. His name used to be xSarMnPkPkPkPkPk before the Name Rater changed it to //,,,A Sx=, and then to ZZ ZHH a bit later. After what felt like forever, the mob was FINALLY able to evolve him from a Meowth into Persian! And the mob rejoiced with multiple Thunder Parties!

  • Black Cloak: Often depicted wearing one.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Some speculate that, like the Meowth in the anime, this Meowth has the ability to talk, perhaps even in a faux Brooklyn-esque accent.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Its Pay Day is rendered as a PokeDollar-shaped Keyblade.
  • Money Spider: With the use of the move Pay Day, even if she faints she can give out coins relative to her opponent's level.
  • Shock and Awe: Was taught Thunderbolt by complete accident.
  • Those Two Guys: Seen as this with Flareon, for both being low-level team members and for being boxed together.


AAAAAJJAAJ the Mankey (Senor Jaja, Jaja Manx)

Caught on Route 3 on day 2.

    AAAAAAAaaa "Sam" 

AAAAAAAaaa the Flareon ("Sam")

An Eevee received from Celadon City. Evolved into Flareon rather quickly, since the Mob had bought several Fire Stones.

  • Ambiguously Evil: Several donation quotes during the Battle Tent Fiasco point towards Sam being a source of the glitches.
    My Plan was Perfect.
  • Big Eater: His original name was KKK. Aside from the obvious interpretation, it took on a new meaning as Kanto Krispy Kreme's.
  • History Repeats: Like in the original Red run, the Mob were aiming to evolve Eevee into either Jolteon or Vaporeon (though some were gunning for a Flareon precisely to invoke this trope).
    • A lot of the players wanted to get Flareon for its typing, however. Because the stream released Magmar, many believed a Flareon would be useful support to Parasect due to its Fire-typing.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Often depicted in fanart as this.
  • Those Two Guys: Seen as this with Thundercat, for both being low-level team members and for being boxed together.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kanto Krispy Kreme's Donuts.
  • Unfortunate Name: Its original name was Kkks Amv; needless to say, the jokes were not tasteful. It got so bad that the chat made a beeline for Lavender Town to rename it, and most of the party in the process. Since the Mob couldn't decide on what to make of his name, some of them decided to just call him "Sam".


BBBBBCLLLL the Onix (Shaquille O'Nix, The Onixpected One, Ownix, Slam King, Air Jordan the Second)

Caught in Mt. Moon on Day 2.

  • The Berserker: Rage, until Slam replaced it. Since in Generation I, the move kept repeating without needing to reselect, it was useful for grinding purposes and thus avoiding running away or wasting items. Also when opponents like wild Beedrill used multi-hit attacks, it powered up his attack multiple times per turn.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Depicted this way towards the Dig Trio.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: With Magikarp.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Managed to clutch a victory against Blue's Vaporeon, which had already taken out Growlizard.
  • Legacy Character: Though it's not the same Pokémon, it bears a lot of parallels (and an almost identical name, at one point) to the Lapras in the first season of Twitch Plays Pokémon Red.
  • Put on a Bus: Was finally deposited on Day 12, long after it was outpaced in levels by the Leech King. The Mob was saddened by its deposit, but knew it was for the best.
  • Sole Survivor: The only one of the original six to not be released by the end of Day 3.
  • The Power of Hate: Rage powered up his attack each time he was hit by an enemy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After learning Rock Throw.

    ccllmmmmm "Clementine" 

cccllmmmmm the Marowak (Clem, Clementine)

A Marowak caught inside Rock Tunnel. Was exchanged for one of the Diglett.

     aa C Deoffa 

aaCDeoffa the Rhyhorn ("ACDC", "Coffee", "ACDC Off", "ACDC Coffee", "ACDC Hoffa")

A female Rhyhorn caught in Dark Tunnel, withdrawn from the PC for its ability to use Surf once evolved.


JJKKKRXXXB the Snorlax ("Joker XXX")

A Snorlax, added to the party after Persian was deposited.

  • Mundane Utility: Has a lower level than Persian, but can serve as a backup Surfer and Strength-user in case Rhyhorn is lost.

     x A Mn Mn Mn 

xAMnMnMn the Krabby ("X-Man", "Professor X")

A Krabby caught on Route 15 to improve the party.


AJAAAAAAII the Victreebel ("Victorybell")

A Victreebel caught in the Safari Zone. Wound up on the party after a massive PC shuffle on Day 12. So far has not done anything to hurt its position on the party. Until it lost Razor Leaf.

    "Alakazam" "Alakanope" 

Alakazam the Kadabra ("Alakanope," "Alakadabra," "Domalakazam" "Kadabra Copperfield")

A Kadabra traded to Abe for Slowbro that was expected to evolve into Alakazam. It didn't. May actually be Domalakazam from Season One.

    PXXNMM MN [j / KKKKKKCCCC "Mr. Krabs" 

PXXNMM MN [j / KKKKKKCCCC the Krabby ("Mr. Krabs" "Kacy" "KFC")

A Krabby caught on Route 15, much like X-Man before it.

  • Mundane Utility: Much like X-Man before it, this Krabby can learn Cut, Surf, and Strength for the Mob.
  • Magikarp Power: If it evolves it has the potential to become as powerful as Leech King.

    ——-????? / —ja-ᴹɴᴹɴ x- 

——-????? —ja-ᴹɴᴹɴ x- the Electabuzz ("Jammin' X", "Bob Marley")

An Electabuzz caught in the Safari Zone. Wound up on the party after a massive PC shuffle on Day 12, and after the last Electabuzz the Mob captured was released.

  • Replacement Goldfish: The Mob released an Electabuzz trying to add it to the party days beforehand.

    bbbbb-?;]. "Murder Mime" 

bbbbb-?;]. the Mr. Mime ("Winky", "Bubbles", "Mr. Meme," "M(urde)r Mime," "Master of Silence" "Pennywise the Clown")

A Mr. Mime caught in the Safari Zone. Wound up on the party after a massive PC shuffle on Day 12, much to the Mob's joy. Said joy would later turn to hate after attempts to box it led to another total party reshuffle.

     HHQQQQQ Qyy 

HHQQQQQQyy the Ponyta

A Ponyta that ended up on Abe's team on day 15
  • Only Sane Man: Among a blob monster, evil beetle god, evil zombie king, and extremely evil monster clown for a time.
  • Playing with Fire: A fire type, after all.


A the Articuno (Freeza, Freezer, Ice Boyd)

The Legendary Bird of Ice, who lay hidden within the Seafoam Islands off the coast of Cinnabar Island. The Mob engaged it with Zapdos and defeated it, but it fled. It later reappeared after Abe became Champion and was caught in an Ultra Ball.

     AAAACCDYY "Dome" 

AAAACCDYY the Kabutops (Dome Fossil, Lord Dome, Acadia, Lord Accident, God of Democracy)

The Dome Fossil was eventually chosen over the Helix Fossil at Mt. Moon, causing the chat to riot. After a major PC Shuffle it was revived with only its prophet Leech King at its side and the unpredictable Mr. Mime.


A——-aaaa the Muk (Mum, Adasha, ATV JR, Muk of Hope, The Pony Slayer, Stalmaster, Stall Master)

A Grimer withdrawn on day 15 shuffle. Later evolved to Muk while grinding the Pokemon Mansion. It was critical to taking down Blaine.


IIHNNMMMMM the Alakazam

An Alakazam caught after Leech King's demise.



The Mewtwo waiting in the Unknown Dungeon. Despite its terrifying stats, it cannot attack at all due to its high level overriding Psychic and Swift. It now knows Psychic. It can dodge almost anything.
  • Actual Pacifist: It initially had no attacking moves at all...
    • I Am Not Left-Handed: ...but while Abe was off catching everything else, it had time to learn Psychic.
  • Final Boss: The final Pokemon that needs to be caught to complete the Pokedex.
  • I Shall Taunt You: It has been using the donation system to taunt the Mob.
    You idiots came all the way into my lair to throw shit at the walls?
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Streamer buffed it by giving it a much more dangerous moveset, to make it a more fitting Final Mon

     B-List Pokemon 

----??-?x( the Doduo


Heralded by some as the second coming of Bird Jesus, though he claims he's just a simple bird named Boris.


Hotly contested as a total necessity since it covers both Psychic and Water-type attacks as well as learning surf. However, with the withdrawal of Rhyhorn who can also learn surf, it seems as though it will continue to be stuck in the box.

QG-x(?♀aa the Muk

A Muk caught outside Celadon.


A Nidoran caught for the dex.

[AJS—iiiir ]]

A Pinsir caught in Safari Zone


The Hitmonchan from the fighting dojo


A Lvl 50 Wheezing




Caught on Route 4 and tragically released shortly afterwards.

  • Red Shirt: Lasted all of 36 minutes before being released.

    Second Poliwag  

Poliwag (Trolliwag, Polishwag)

The third Pokemon caught in the run, caught while attempting to find and catch a Squirtle. Was released whilst trying to retrieve Charizard from the computer.


Lucifer the Fearow

  • Red Shirt: A casualty of the Day 4 PC Shuffle.

    Paras # 2 
  • Red Shirt: A casualty of the Day 4 PC Shuffle.

    The Diglett army 

Diglett,, JC—-SSSMM, pk.yy]] [[[- (Pokey)

A team of nine Diglett caught in Diglett cave on days 3 and 4. Currently, only three of them survive.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Took the brunt of the releases in order to withdraw Charizard.
  • Red Shirt Army: JAAAJJSRQQ, T;OOGGGIHI, Diglett, Diglett and Diglett were all mowed down in the Great PC War of Day four.

JJJJtttllu the Diglett (Jthulhu, Jet, Jet Lu, Jet Blue)

A Diglett caught in the Diglett Cave, following a PC shuffle that left Abe with just three Pokemon.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Some depictions painted him as such.
  • Mauve Shirt: Despite being mostly identical to the other members of the Diglett army, Jet not only had a more interesting name, but he received much more screen time and battle use.
  • Red Herring: A promising member of the main team for a few hours, then released in a PC Shuffle for Kakuna Matata.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Jet Li was released in an attempt to retrieve a Kakuna.


Lola the Jynx

A Jynx traded to Abe for a Poliwhirl.

    Z Pk Pk r yyz 

ZPkPk r yyz the Krabby (Z-Pac, Mr. Krabs)

Caught on Route 4 on day 2.

    BBA Baaaa "Baba" 

BBABaaaa the Magikarp (Baby Karp, Star-slayer, Bae, Ali Baba, Baba, Black Sheepkarp, Magikarp Obama)

A Magikarp that Abe purchased just outside Mt.Moon.

    Charizard "Growlizard" 

Charizard ("Growlmander/meleon/izard," "Growleerzard" "Charmander Steen," "Dave Growl,""FailMander, "Abby Jr," "Growlmon")

Aiiiaab's starter Pokemon. Evolved into Charmeleon at level 19 while grinding south of Pewter. Evolved again into Charizard in Mt.Moon, at level 36.

  • Chromatic Arrangement: Red of the first three 'mon, with Kakuna as Yellow, and Poliwag as Blue.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Evolving to Charizard was seen as an improvement... until the chat realized that now it gained a type disadvantage against the dreaded Gatekeepers, and a double weakness to Rock-type, which Mount Moon is crawling with.
  • Crutch Character: To the extent that when she was boxed on Day 2, half the mob panicked about how they were going to cope, and half rejoiced at the chance to level up their other, weaker 'Mons. When she was ultimately released, the Mob went into a full-on Heroic BSoD.
  • Failure Hero: Blacked out innumerable times in the first few hours of gameplay, one of which was to Blue, and is constantly hindered by wild Pikachu and their paralysis moves. The Mob had taken to calling her the worst Charmander ever, before she finally evolved.
  • History Repeats: A Charmander, just like in the original Red Version. Fire is also the most commonly chosen starter type in TPP.
    • A starter Pokemon that was fully evolved early on, absorbed XP needed for its weaker teammates, and known mainly for its overuse of an early-level stat-reducing move? Reminds you of LazerGator, doesn't it?
    • The fire-starter curse continues now that Charizard has been released.
  • One-Man Army: Easily the most competent member of the party before her release, and she's yet to be surpassed.
  • Playing with Fire: Her primary type, and the moves Ember and Flamethrower.
  • Samus Is a Girl: While Abby from the original Red playthrough was considered female only by its name, DV checking suggests that, like the original Flareon, this Charmeleon is in fact female by game mechanics. The player chat may or may not recognize this, however.
  • Signature Move: Growl, with Leer as a close second. Flamethrower was her primary attack once she learned it.
  • The Rock Star: Growl is often interpreted as its way of singing. Had at least one jam session with Pewter City Puff
  • Took a Level in Badass: In true TPP fashion, hours of grinding against those level 3 Pikachu has so severely overleveled Charmander that she was able to go toe to toe with Rock types and live. She was then rewarded with evolution at level 19, and again at 36.

    Poliwag "Poliswag" 

Poliwag (Poliswag)

The second Pokemon caught in the run, as part of the Mob's strategy to beat Brock.

    Kakuna "Matata" 

Kakuna (Kakuna Matata, Slakuna)

The first Pokémon caught of the run, a Kakuna that only knows Harden.

a Venonat caught on day three, and almost lasted an entire day

A Weepinbell caught on day three, released on day four

    Two Meowth 
Two Meowth that never saw the outside of the PC. One unnamed and one nammed AAAAKBBBJ "Admiral Catbar"
  • Hope Spot: The Mob was ecstatic over catching them, but ended up releasing them both.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The second Meowth broke a new record for fastest release by lasting 15 minutes.

an Exeggcute caught on day four

    !!qqzyyrrib the Horsea 

     AHHHHHHHHH the Magmar 
  • Skyward Scream: What many in the chat did upon his release. It's also his name.

     JJSSSS Sj SS "Jebuzz", "Jesse" 
An Electabuzz caught late day 10

     —xx JJRQQQ "Baba Jr" 
A Gyarados caught on day 11


AADDMMNMNN the Lickitung ("Admin")

A Lickitung captured in the Safari Zone that was sacrificed to change boxes.

     ————— ""Dashwing Duck" 
A Psyduck lost in the Day 15 PC shuffle.

A Seel lost in Day 15 PC shuffle.

A Vulpix lost in the Day 15 PC shuffle.

A Jigglypuff lost in the Day 15 PC shuffle.

A Weedle caught on Day 13. Almost lasted 2 days, but was lost in the Day 15 PC shuffle.

A Metapod lost in the Day 15 PC shuffle.

A Cubone lost in the Day 15 PC shuffle.

An Oddish lost in the Day 15 PC massacre.

     J Jx S Jii ,- 
A Charmander lost on the day 15 PC shuffle.

     UUU Uxx)))) 
An Ekans lost in the Day 15 PC shuffle.

A Lapras lost in the Day 15 PC massacre.

A Starmie lost in the Day 15 PC massacre.

     AAAAA Ir ᴹɴ "Air Mon" 
A Nidoran lost in the Day 15 PC shuffle.

  • A Caterpie released. Noted for being the 40th Pokémon lost to the PC this run.

    Drowzee AAAIIIIIII 
A Drowzee released after catching it filled up the box.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom - His release required the Mob to give up their (perhaps otherwise successful) current attempt to switch boxes, as since the box was no longer full, the chance existed for a Pokémon to be accidentally deposited. This indirectly resulted in the release of Leech King, and the deposit of two other Hall of Fame members.

    -? "Leech King" 

-? the Parasect, ("The Leech King", "Parasrekt," "Doom Shroom," "Resident Sleeper," "Paras/ect Hilton," "Leech God")
Those are dead Diglett on its back.
A Paras who evolved into a Parasect at level 25. Shockingly, was released on day 31, making it the first signature 'mon to be released.

  • Crutch Character: The strongest team member by far. It was also at the top of the party list for some time soaking up exp possibly worse than Lazor Gator.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: A popular theory is that it and the PC had a battle against each other when it was released, both unleashing the souls of those they have taken which it won! Thus becoming the first 'mon ever to force its way out from the PC without outside help.
    • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Said battle left it drained of souls and nowhere near its former strength, which means it's blending in perfectly among the Parasects of Cerulean Cave, recuperating its strength while hiding from the PC amongst its fellow Parasects, waiting for Abe to come and find it once more.
  • The Dreaded: It's a parasitic fungus zombie who drains the very lifeforce of its enemies. Some even say that the Diglett on Abe's team are zombies, in a parallel to its namesake.
  • Evil Overlord: Even depicted with the mandatory spiky crown.
  • Implacable Man: Go on, try exploding in its face. It'll tank it and then leech the life of your friends to sustain itself.
  • Lightning Bruiser: All of its stats are well-rounded and very high.
    HP: 100 ; ATK: 115 ; DEF: 115 ; Speed: 100 ; Special: 100. Monster? He's better than Mew.
  • Life Drain: Leech Life sucks away opponents' health.
  • Magikarp Power: Many Pokemon were given significant buffs to their base stat totals in this hack, and Parasect's is higher than several legendaries. Upon evolving, it became one of the strongest team members.
  • One-Man Army: Its immense power means it can sweep just about any team without taking much damage at all. It can even tank STAB Fire attacks (which are 4x effective against it) and knock the offending Pokemon out with a single Slash.
  • Samus Is a Girl: After exporting data to Stadium and Gen 2 games, it seems that our Leech King is in fact a Leech Queen.
    • She Is the King: Still referred to as a king even after her gender was revealed.
  • Theme Song: Rise of the Leech King.

A Dugtrio lost five days after Leech King .

A Porygon, the 50th and last Pokemon released in the run.

Traded Away



    RRJJJ Rx ((( 

RRJJJRx ((( the Slowbro

A Slowbro that was traded for an Alakazam once it evolved.

  • Creator's Favorite: Invoked. Not necessarily this specific Slowpoke, but the Streamer has gone on record saying its their favorite Pokemon. Notably it's the first Slowpoke in the over 1 year history of TPP.
  • Put on a Bus: Traded away for Kadabra as a Slowbro.
  • Screw Destiny: Although it was caught for the purpose of evolving and trading, a portion of chat wants to keep it for its superior defense and because it's Streamer's favorite Pokemon.


    Wild Pikachu (The Gatekeepers) 

Wild Pikachu (The Gatekeepers)

Unusually strong wild Pikachu lurking just outside of Pallet Town. They are aided by a myriad of other Pokemon such as Oddish and Pidgey.

  • Beef Gate: For Route 1, causing at least twelve blackouts before even setting foot in Viridian City, and still more afterwards. Even as Charmander neared evolution, they were still quite troublesome when encountered.
  • No-Sell: Since these Pikachu are Special attackers, Growl lowering their physical Attack does nothing to them.
  • Shock and Awe: Being below Level 5, their only move is Thundershock.
  • Status Effects: Their Thundershocks often cause paralysis, making defeating travelers easier.

     Town Map 

Town Map

The town map Daisy gave to Abe. Spammed a lot in battle. The chat relies on it for direction and battle guidance.



A Jigglypuff encountered in Pewter City's Pokémon Center. Due to the amount of times the party lost in Brock's gym, it was often talked to.

     Wild Meowth 

Wild Meowth

Meowth found in Route 13, highly-leveled enough to know Pay Day. Adored for literally throwing money at the Mob.

  • Piñata Enemy: They're an infinite money resource, if not a large one, and much easier to deal with than Trainers.

    The Glitches 
A series of terrifying glitches encountered in the cursed Battle Tent. Some took Pokemon form, some human, and some things that no man should see.

Tropes that apply to The Glitches as a whole

  • Eldritch Abomination: They essentially broke reality by being uncovered.
  • Glitch Entity: In fitting with this being a Gen I game. Some of them are even a form of 'M, MissingNo.'s slightly less well known, but much more dangerous, sister glitch.

"Golduck" (''Old Man Golduck'', Missingno.)

A level 207 glitch Pokémon that was added to Abe's party in place of Onix during his first Battle Tent challenge. It was displayed as Golduck on the stream's party display, but once it was sent in to battle, its true form was revealed...
  • Animalistic Abomination: Appeared as an ordinary Golduck in the stream's party display, and displayed as a Snorlax when its in-game party icon was hovered over. Also had the cry of a Zapdos, a trait it shares with the most common form of 'M.
  • Fantastic Nuke: It's only attack was of the Cool Trainer♀ type, and using it crashed the game entirely.
  • Harbinger of Impending Doom: Although dangerous by itself, it was relatively benign compared to what Abe's next trip to the Battle Tent ended up causing.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Its in-game party sprite resembled a normal balding man when it wasn't hovered over.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Appeared as a square of glitchy pixels resembling MissingNo. after actually being sent in to battle.
  • You Meddling Kids: Not only is there fanart of the Scooby Doo team unmasking the Golduck, but the comment section took this line and ran with it.

'M (Charizard 'M, Growleerzard)

A glitch Pokémon resembling Charizard that appeared in Abe's party after his second trip to the Battle Tent resulted in half of his team being deposited into the PC. Despite its appearance, it is actually a form of the infamous glitch Pokémon 'M that occupies hexadecimal slot FF. Due to acting as the cancel button, their presence at the top of the party made the game ignore the presence of Rhyhorn, Onix and Marowak, causing Abe to black out every 10 or so steps he took.

  • Game-Breaking Bug: This was the big one. While "Golduck" caused the game to crash, it was Charizard 'M that really broke things. It effectively killed half of Abe's team just by existing, locked the other half in the PC, caused him to black out every four to ten steps, and also caused various NPCs to glitch out.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Effectively what they caused, since Abe was stuck in front of the Celadon Pokémon Center and unable to walk far returning to the spot he started in.
  • Hero Killer: Much like the PC, its presence was able to delete all of Abe's Pokemon. Unlike the PC, nothing could stop it from doing so except resetting reality.
  • I See Dead People: Due to being a Charizard, it resembles (and may be the ghost of) Abe's released starter.
  • The Paralyzer: Their presence caused Abe to repeatedly black out, and prevented his team from being healed.

     Rocket HQ's Tile Puzzle 

Rocket HQ's Tile Puzzle

The tile puzzle found in the Rocket Hideout, later named the Wild Ride. The Mob was stuck here for nearly two days, despite passing through one floor in five minutes and eventually grabbing the Lift Key.

Special Post-Game Characters

    Secret Boss # 1 

Dream Red, 'D. Red,' 'Dred'


The first Champion of the Twitch Plays Pokémon lore. When the Mob checked the bed in Abe's house, a time skip occurred to "Later that night...", and Abe entered a dream where he ended up on Mt. Silver. Red appears before Abe and challenges him to a battle. Some lore portrayed the regular Red as Abe's older brother, guiding him on his quest at times.

  • Boss Banter: During the battle, Dream Red donated to the stream with the following message.
  • Superboss: Just like in Crystal and Blaze Black 2, he uses the original six Hall-of-Famers from TPP Red. Unlike before, they are all at Level 100.
  • This Cannot Be!: The only thing he can say after being beaten on the very first try is "start9". The infamous Democracy command used by the chat since the original Red in angry protest whenever Democracy activates.

    Secret Character 



The 151st Pokemon in the Pokedex, said to be the ancestor of all Pokemon and long believed to be extinct. On a hunch, the Mob followed instructions laid by an old rumor which stated that Mew could be found hiding underneath the truck in Vermillion Port by using Strength and moving it to the left. Unlike previous reports of the rumor being false, it turned out to be true, and Mew appeared from underneath the truck before fleeing. After acquiring Ultra Balls, Abe accepted the NPC's offer and ended up in its lair: a mysterious island with Level 80+ Pokemon.

    Secret Area # 1 

Mt. Silver ("Mt. Dream", "Mt. Twitch", "Mt. Nightmare")

The area where Dream Red is fought.

  • Eldritch Location: The moment Red is engaged, the scenery crumbles away to reveal a sea of textual button inputs.

    Secret Area # 2 

Unknown Island ("Mew's Cave", "Mew's Island", "Faraway Island")

The mysterious island where Mew fled to upon being found.

  • All There in the Manual: For some time, people had been coming up with names for this area since it was listed as "???" in the Town Map. Thanks to this document from the creator of the romhack, we now know its official name: "Unknown Island".
    • As seen here, the area's internal name (as seen in ASM filenames) is "lastisland".
  • Malevolent Architecture: The entire cave is filled with holes and has an unusually high spawn rate compared to other dungeons.

    Secret Boss # 2 

League PC


Giovanni's replacement for the Gym Leader Rematches. With Giovanni gone, the Pokemon League has installed a special PC in his Gym for battling purposes until they can find a new Gym Leader. This PC uses a team similar to Giovanni's.

    Secret Boss # 3 (True Final Boss) 

Professor Oak

The resident Pokemon Professor of Kanto.

  • Call-Back: Has one of the dreaded Gatekeepers as his final Pokemon, which ended a run by KOing Abe's last Pokemon with a single Thunder that somehow hit through 6 layers of Double Team.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Abe's first battle with him ended this way.
  • Optional Boss: Uses Oak's unused trainer data that was left in the original game.
  • True Final Boss: Of the TPP Romhack.
  • Wham Line: "I'm not holding back!"
  • Wham Shot: The screen starts flashing and the battle music starts up. Hope you didn't wear your team out from your match with Blue...