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Twitch Plays Pokémon (TPP) is a series of social experiments that started in February 2014 in which commands representing buttons on an original Nintendo DS (up, down, left, right, A, B, X, Y, L, R, start,) and touchscreen coordinates are entered into a chat on Twitch, and then translated into a game of Pokémon via an IRC bot. In short, 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.

Twitch Plays Pokémon Chatty Yellow is the first run of season 4 and the 22nd overall run. It is a hacked version of Pokémon Yellow, replacing Pikachu with Chatot and all non-plot dialog with Markov chains, generated by the chat. It stars xᴹɴ(? (or X-Man), a robot sent out with his controller Chatot.

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See also here for the archived progress of the game, here for the archived status of the run, or here for live updates, which have been archived here. The ROM has been released in IPS patch format, and can be downloaded here.


This game contains examples of:

  • Game-Breaking Bug: 3, one involving a Ditto that copied Roost, one involving the game freezing after Chatot flew having survived Self-Destruct, and a final one involving a Growlithe which crashed the game when it tried to attack.
  • Level Grinding: As Chatot cannot be deposited, it quickly became overleveled, leading to the mob to spam the emote PermaSmug (in order to Chatot's Chatter result into the move Self-Destruct in order to avoid it from EXP Hogging.) level grinding the rest of the team.
  • Mythology Gag: One early, once-popular theory before the lore straightened out was that Red was a robot. This run's protagonist actually is one.
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  • Ridiculously Human Robots: The only thing that identifies X-Man as a robot is his head.
  • ROM Hack
  • The Unintelligible: Everyone comes off as this due to the Markov chain dialogue.


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