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Season 2 Begins: Day 1. Game Start to Pewter City.

  • -24:00:00 - Streamer changes the game to the romhack we're playing. Pokemon: TPP Version.
  • 00:00:00 - The new season kicks off. 0 Badges, 0/151 Pokemon.
  • 00:00:33 - We name ourselves AIIIAAB and our rival Blue.
  • 00:04:14 - We pick Charmander as our starter, no nickname. While the game said he picked Squirtle, Blue led with an Eevee. Despite this handicap, Blue defeated AIIIAAB with a critical hit.
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  • The Mob encounters their first wild Pokémon, a level 3 Pikachu. They lose to it and several other Pikachu multiple times in a row, causing the Pikachu to be dubbed "Gatekeepers".
  • The first non-Pikachu encounter is an Oddish, which weakens Charmander enough for a Pidgey to defeat it.
  • 01:21:00 - After at least 12 blackouts, AIIIAAB finally reaches Viridian City in one piece, with a single PokeDollar in his pocket.
  • 01:46:21 - Received our Pokedex! 1/151 Pokemon so far.
  • 02:24:?? - The Mob makes its way to Viridian Forest, deciding not to checkpoint in Viridian City due to the ledge in front of the Pokemon Center.
  • 02:33:00 - Caught our first Pokemon! A Kakuna in Viridian Forest, no nickname.
  • 02:36:00 - Our first Trainer battle after Blue! Unfortunately Kakuna was leading the party. The Bug Catcher sends out Paras, who quickly KO's the team with Scratch, landing at least one critical hit on Charmander. Due to the lack of checkpointing, AIIIAAB goes all the way back to Pallet.
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  • 03:00:00 - More blackouts as AIIIAB, Charmander and Kakuna Matata are unable to surpass Route 1, as they are buffeted by Cubones, Pikachus, and false images of Bird Jesus/Brian. The mob assures the team not to worry. Hakuna Matata, after all.
  • 04:48:09 - In the midst of still trying to beat our first Trainer, the stream receives a $400 donation!
  • 05:07:01 - A troll referred to as Soundandglory, appears to donate nearly $10,000 in the span of 15 minutes, only for it to turn out to be fake (and comes with insulting messages like "sub 2 me fgts"). This eventually leads to the chat declaring Soundandglory as a messenger of Dome, if not Dome itself and Streamer to temporarily disable the donation alert.
  • 07:24:45- We finally leave Viridian Forest. Charmander's evolution is cancelled shortly after, and chat pushes to finally heal at a Pokemon Center.
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  • 07:34:35- The stream finally heals in a Pokémon Center. There is a push to deposit Charmander (the only Pokémon with attacks), into the PC and release it, but it was prevented, for the moment.
  • 07:44:??- We face off against Brock, whose level 15 Onix knocks out Kakuna Matata but in turn faints from a burn caused by Charmander's Ember. Brock then sends out his second Pokemon, a level 17 AERODACTYL (Lord Amber), and wipes Charmander out within two moves. AIIIAB blacks out yet again.
  • 08:02:12: Our heroes are humbled by Dome, as the gym's one other trainer leads with KABUTO, God of Democracy.
  • 08:47:00 - Charmander hits level 19 and finally EVOLVES!
  • 08:54:00 - Even with Charmeleon, Kabuto is still a problem. The team is defeated again.
  • 09:03:45 - Rematch with Brock. Aerodactyl does a number on Charmeleon and Kakuna falls shortly thereafter.
  • 09:24:55 - The team challenges the Jr. Trainer again, this time defeating Kabuto. Then they meet Omanyte, and Charmeleon falls instantly to Water Gun.
  • 09:41:35 - We're traversing back through Viridian Forest. The ROM had been updated so the optional rival fight uses Eevee instead of Squirtle, and Oak will give us 5 Poké Balls for beating Blue.
  • 10:14:10 - We finally beat Blue! Charmeleon is battered and bruised, and Kakuna gained a level! Just five more before it's not useless any longer!
  • 12:13:00 - After three rematches with the Jr. Trainer, Ember gets moved to the first slot. Unfortunately, Charmeleon still loses to Omanyte.
  • 12:44:05 - Another rematch with Brock. Despite Charmeleon's best efforts, Aerodactyl scores a critical hit with Wing Attack, clutching out another victory.
  • 14:30:00 - The Jr. Trainer is finally defeated. The stream scrambles to use the prize money before it is lost.
  • Somewhere between 15:00:00 (15:27:00)- We catch a Poliwag.
  • 18:29:?? - AIIIAAB has obtained the Boulder Badge! Poliswag lives up to its name!
  • 19:27:?? - We teach Poliwag Take Down.
  • 21:45:?? - New Dialogue spotted, an NPC at the Pewter City Museum bought a laptop to watch Twitch Plays Pokemon this time last year!

New World Order: Day 2. Mt. Moon to Cerulean.

  • 00:00:00 - We begin by wandering around aimlessly just outside of Mt. Moon. 1 Badge, 4/151 Pokemon.
  • 00:49:44 - Guard Girl NPC keeps us out of the Pokemon Center by blocking the door. PC Massacre prevented?
  • PC Shuffle ensues. The level 13 Poliwag ends up deposited.
  • A relatively successful run through Mt. Moon is ended by an unlucky Bellsprout. However, Charmeleon notably manages to one-shot a Zubat starting with only 1 hit point while poisoned.
  • 05:51:18 - Over five hours of tug of war between the PC, Mt. Moon, and trying to grind Trolliwag. No fossil yet.
  • 06:59:32 - After grabbing an HP Up from Mt. Moon and blacking out, the Mob decides to go sell the item in Pewter and buy Poke Balls. More tug of war ensues, but progress toward the city is made.
  • 07:06:25 - Kakuna's evolution is cancelled. Many members of the Mob are upset.
  • 07:19:50 - Frustrated by the lack of progress, the chat backtracks to Pewter City to sell items and buy balls. Somehow, this plan actually works.
  • 07:42:51 - Abe spends some of his leftover money on a Magikarp. Nickname: BBABaaaa.
  • 07:57:29 - Fresh off buying a Magikarp, and after wasting about 5 Pokeballs, Abe catches an Onix.
  • At some point the Mob catches a Mankey.
  • 10:41:10 - Following a loss to an Omanyte, the stream goes offline temporarily. When it returns, the inputs are broken.
  • When inputs resume, Poliwag grows four levels in 5 minutes. The live updaters are impressed.
  • 11:10:10 - Charmeleon evolves into Charizard!
  • The Mob's exuberance at gaining a Charizard is short-lived when they remember its Flying type makes it even weaker against Rocks.
  • A Rocket Grunt blows Charizard up with a Graveler's self-destruct.
  • 11:37:??- Onix faints, and the team is taken out of Mt.Moon. There is a brief Panic when Abe enters the Pokemon Center, but ultimately nothing comes of it
  • 12:??:??- The team once again fails to prove worthy of facing lord helix, suffering another blackout. But it was close
  • The Mob finally defeats a stubborn Hiker and is able to move on. A clutch win against a Rocket Grunt emboldens their spirits.
  • 13:52:??- Abe almost makes it to the fossils, but is defeated by the Super Nerd guarding them, suffering his 63rd blackout so far.
  • Abe defeats the Super Nerd and picks the Dome Fossil. The chat erupts into mass rioting, pleading for a reset. Immediately after, they save the game, making the choice permanent.
  • Abe exits Mt. Moon and jumps the ledge, enters Cerulean City, and decides to challenge Misty with only his Fire and Rock Pokemon conscious. Common sense prevails, however, and he enters the streets, the Pokemon Center, and several houses.
  • Abe manages to heal at the Cerulean Pokemon Center, sparing himself a painful trek through Mt. Moon. He challenges the Swimmer in Misty's gym and promptly loses all of his Pokemon to the Swimmer's first Pokemon, a Bubble-spamming Seadra.
  • 17:34:20- Abe manages to defeat Blue, courtesy of a lucky burn on his Vaporeon which is then finished off by Onix.
  • 21:00:00- The mob manages to buy 2 Poké Balls from the Cerulean Poké Mart.
  • 21:14:??- The mob catches a Pidgey, and the chat goes berserk at the prospect of Bird Jesus' second coming.
  • 21:17:??- The Mob catches a Krabby, giving it one of the most incomprehensible names in TPP history: zPkPk r yy.
  • 21:31:??- The Dome Fossil and Town Map are both deposited in the PC. The chat is torn between rejoicing and fury. The Dome Fossil is withdrawn almost immediately.
  • 21:43:40 - Poliwag is deposited, replaced with Krabby.
  • 21:51:00 - Pidgey is released, Charizard is deposited. The first Poliwag gets back in and the Town Map is retrieved.
  • Abe flees the Pokemon Center and battles Pokemon until he blacks out. He then heads to Route 4 to grind.
  • After blacking out, an NPC traps Abe near the PC. This results in Charizard being withdrawn, Mankey being deposited, and the second Poliwag being released.
  • Abe enters Misty's gym with a party of Magikarp, Kakuna, Onix, Poliswag, Krabby, and Charizard. He makes it to the Swimmer's second Pokemon, a Wartortle, but ultimately loses.

A Sea of Troubles: Day 3. Cerulean.

  • 00:00:00 - We begin by wandering around inside a Cerulean City house. 1 Badge, 10/151 Pokemon.
  • 05:19:?? - The mob completes Nugget Bridge and receives the Nugget. The chat becomes a stream of "WE DID IT [insert person/place here]"
  • 05:50:15 - After progressing most of the way to Bill's house, the mob finally blacks out and loses £1244, enough for six Poké Balls. They then immediately toss the Nugget before it can be sold.
  • 06:35:15 - The Mob challenges Misty for the Cascade Badge. They are defeated by her Lapras and waste a Poké Ball trying to catch it.
  • The Mob runs out of Poké Balls without catching anything, and Abe blacks out again.
  • 07:31:50 - The Mob challenges Misty again. Onix leads off and is crushed by Lapras. Charizard takes some hits but defeats Lapras. Starmie appears and knocks out Charizard. The rest of the team follows suit.
  • The Mob manages to buy a single Pokeball.
  • 07:56:00 - Another match with Misty. Abe loses again while Misty taunts the Mob through the donation tracker.
  • Abe heads off to grind. He boots up TM 45, Thunder Wave, but finds no one can learn it. After another loss to Misty, the Mob sells the TM for money.
  • 09:35:17 - Abe loses to Misty again while wasting all his Poké Balls on Lapras. He defeats a Youngster on Route 25 before blacking out.
  • After the ninth failed attempt to beat Misty, the Town Map and Dome Fossil are deposited in the PC. The chat goes ballistic while Abe wanders around the Pokemon Center aimlessly. The live updaters wonder what Abe will do with nothing to guide him.
  • On the way to Bill's house, a Victreebel trainer poisons Abe and his Pokemon. He passes out from poison in Bil;'s house.
  • Abe passes the Nugget Bridge, gets the S.S. Anne ticket from Bill, and the TM 28 from a Rocket Grunt, then blacks out.
  • 20:08:15 Misty is challenged again. Charizard learns Flamethrower and manages to burn Starmie (with Ember) before succumbing. Kakuna is switched in and spams Harden before going down as well, and finally Magikarp of all things is able to tank Starmie until it faints from burn damage, thanks in part due to an obscure glitch note . We beat Misty and earn the Cascadebadge.
  • 21:19:20 - Along the way to Vermillion City, the Mob catches a Fearow, a Poliwhirl, and a Paras.
  • 21:28.10 - In the Poké Center of Vermillion City, Dome Fossil is withdrawn.
  • A Weepinbell, Digletts, and more Paras are caught.

The Kakuna Requiem: Day 4. Vermillion City

  • A disaster occurs: Charizard and Magikarp are deposited. Abe wanders around Diglett Cave with new party members Venonat and Weepinbell.
  • After blacking out in Diglett Cave, a PC Shuffle occurs. Poliwag, Kakuna, Krabby, and Onix are deposited, a Diglett is withdrawn, and Fearow, Paras, a Diglett are released. The S.S. Ticket is deposited along with the Old Rod. During the shuffle Kakuna warns the Mob of their mistake through the donation tracker.
  • More Digletts are withdrawn and released. The final death toll is Fearow, Paras, and Digletts. Kakuna makes it back into the party.
  • 02:59:00 - Abe heads back to Cerulean and trades his Poliwhirl for Lola the Jynx. He saves immediately after.
  • 05:08:10 - More messing about with the PC. Kakuna further laments being boxed through the donation tracker.
  • After finishing the PC Shuffle, Abe is left with just Jynx, Charizard, and Krabby.
  • After buying two Pokeballs with their remaining money, chat catches a Diglett to help fight Surge.
  • Abe enters the S.S. Anne and battles trainers there. Upon blacking out, another PC Shuffle occurs, leaving the party composed of Diglett, Mankey, Jynx, Charizard, and Magikarp.
  • 07:58:00 - Lord Helix delivers an ominous message regarding Kakuna via the donation tracker to the Mob.
  • The Mob becomes embroiled in a civil war over those who want to risk getting Kakuna from the PC, and those who do not.
  • 08:15:30 - In the ensuing PC conflict, Lola is released.
  • 08:19:51 - Lord Dome messages the Mob, calling for Kakuna to rejoin the party. Another PC fight ensues.
  • 08:37:05 - More donation messages appear as the Mob fights over how to proceed. This time, Mewtwo demands Charizard's release.
  • 08:52:00 - By this point members of the Mob start demanding they move on to the S.S. Anne, having made no progress for six hours.
  • Abe heads back to Cerulean and obtains the Bike. Determined to free Kakuna, he heads to the PC... and JJJJtttllu the Diglett and zPP r yyz the Krabby are released.
  • Mankey learns Dig, and Abe buys 3 precious Poke Balls along with a Potion and Repel.
  • Every single Pokemon in the party is deposited into the PC except for Charizard.
  • Mankey and some items are retrieved, and Abe heads back to Vermillion, but the Mob fails to capture a Poliwhirl with two Pokeballs. They have only one left.
  • Magikarp is released.
  • Charizard is deposited in Box 4 along with the Town Map. Abe promptly passes out due to having only a fainted Mankey in the party. The Mob uses their last Poké Ball in a failed attempt to capture a Paras.
  • 13:44:05 - CHARIZARD IS RELEASED.
    • The live updaters are in shocked. The chat stops inputting, horrified at what they had just done. Inputs slow nearly to a halt. To add insult to injury, the S.S. Ticket is deposited. It's soon retrieved but then the Bicycle is deposited. As Abe listens to Charizard's cry, many boxes are shuffled as he desperately attempts to retrieve anything.
  • A Mob member realizes there is one hope: a Great Ball in the S.S. Anne's trashcan.
  • 15:15:?? - A live updater will not intervene by asking the Streamer for help until the Mob tries to fix their mess.
  • With only a level 9 Mankey in the party and boxes shuffled to oblivion, the PC is relatively harmless. Abe attempts to reach Box 1, where the rest of his team lies.
    • During this attempt all stored items are withdrawn from the PC, including the Dome Fossil and S.S. Ticket.
  • The live updater gives the chat 24 hours in which to save the run.
  • Chat morale begins to plummet. Inputs slow to a crawl. At a massive loss, the Mob aimlessly wanders throughout the Pokemon Center in a depressed stupor, occasionally attempting to switch the boxes to no avail.
  • Poliwag and the last Diglett are sacrificed to withdraw Onix, Weepinbell, and Venonat. Chat morale is restored.
  • 20:48:05 - The Mob retrieves the Great Ball from the S.S. Anne's trash can. Mob morale improves.
  • 21:23:00 - The Great Ball is thrown at a wild Meowth, but it breaks free. So much for that morale. The Mob now lacks both any Poke Balls and money.
  • 23:13:00 - The Mob backtracks to Cerulean City while some call for Operation: Payday, a plan to grind for money by fighting Meowths.
  • 23:59:50 - As Day 3 comes to a close, Kakuna is released, making all of the chat's efforts to retrieve it completely pointless.

Back to Square One: Day 5. Cerulean & Vermillion

  • 00:14:00 - In the current PC aftermath, Abe wanders about with Onix and three Digletts while the Mob riots and bickers over what to do. 2 Badges.
  • 04:??:?? - At some point in the first few hours, Weepinbell and Venonat are released, while Paras and Mankey are withdrawn. The PC is now completely empty of any Pokemon; the party of six is all that is left. With no Poke Balls (or any non-Key Items at all, for that matter) and no money to buy any, some see this as a final end to the PC war, with there being nothing left to fight over.
  • 04:23:00 - Operation: Restoration is enacted. The Mob finally makes it back to Vermillion City.
  • Once in Vermillion, Abe sets off to grind. Special attention is given to wild Meowth, who possess the Payday move.
  • 07:27:20 - It becomes increasingly clear that Operation: Restoration is not going to work because the party is too weak, and only Onix is leveling. Debate begins about where it's best to grind. Vermillion, Cerulean, or the SS Anne?
  • Abe defeats a Gambler, giving him enough money to buy Pokeballs. He catches several Meowth and an Exeggcute... and promptly releases them while trying to retrieve them. Meowth #2 lasted a scant 15 minutes.
  • Abe fails to catch any more Pokemon and sues up the rest of his Pokeballs. He battles a Youngster, but blacks out.
  • Blue makes some donations to update Abe on his released party and raise morale. Meanwhile, Abe continues to black out north of Vermillion.
  • Operation Rebound is discussed, which, surprisingly, hinges on Parasect.
  • Abe heads to Cerulean and checkpoints at the Pokemon Center.
  • AT some point, a miracle happens: Paras evolves into Parasect.
  • Now with money, Abe buys more Pokeballs and sets out to catch more 'mons. He catches a Meowth, who is immediately added to the party. While he blacks out minutes later to a Dodrio, Abe is so happy he speeds around on his bike as the chat discusses strategy. He heads south of Cerulean to grind.
  • While grinding, Abe catches a Horsea and a Pidgeotto, making some call miracle at a new coming of Bird Jesus, which a donator posing as the bird denies, claiming to be just an everyday Pidgeotto named Boris.
  • Abe later catches a Slowbro as well, setting off a brief PC Struggle that is ultimately averted.
  • While wandering the SS Anne cabins, Abe triggers the battle with Blue.

Getting Better all the Time: Day 6. Vermillion.

  • We start off on the SS Anne, and promptly black out to Blue. Back to the Pokemon Center! 2 Badges, 24/151 Pokemon
  • Abe releases Horsea, but continues to grind his team. Parasect eventually learns Spore, the 100% accuracy Sleep move.
  • Abe battles trainers on the S.S. Anne and buys 5 Pokeballs and 1 Super Potion. he makes it past Blue's Pidgeotto and Fearow, but struggles against his Parasect and blacks out without reaching Vaporeon.
  • 08:57:00 - Abe challenges Blue and scores a VERY clutch victory. The Mob is ecstatic over finally making progress. HM 01, Cut, is obtained.
  • Abe battles a Sailor and blacks out, and the arduous process of teaching Cut begins.
  • Parasect rests in peace...since he just learn Rest by TM, deleting Stun Spore. Rest is then forgotten in favor of Cut.
  • 12:52:00 After a long struggle with the tree, and a briefer one with the trash cans, Abe challenges and Defeats Lt. Surge, obtaining the Thunder Badge! The winning move is given by Jc——Sssmm the Diglett, who takes all of Raichu's electric attacks without suffering any damage and manages to knock it out...with Struggle. Also, it learns Dig.
  • We get beaten three times by the Ledgekeeper, the female Jr. Trainer next to Route 9's ledge. Then Parasect 'replaces Scratch with Slash and tears through her. We still get beat by a Mountaineer soon after.
  • 17:17:20 The struggle with one of TPP's most dreaded foes, the Route 9 Ledge, begins...

Going bump in the dark: Day 7. Rock Tunnel

  • The day starts off with Abe accidentally entering Rock Tunnel without checking in at the nearby Pokè Center. Luckily, he manages to escape all the battles and backtrack to the Center to heal. Also, Meowth replaces Scratch with the TM-taught Thunderbolt, earning the nickname Thundercat.
  • 01:04:00 - Caught a Rhyhorn.
  • Rock Tunnel has somehow become even more treacherous with a proliferation of wild Weezing and Arbok who love to use poisoning moves. However, there are also Fire Pokemon, which could make defeating Erika much easier.
  • Abe's trek through the tunnel is further hindered by Digging out of it. With Parasect one turn away from fainting to a Burn, he catches a wild Magmar.
  • An attempt to withdraw Magmar releases it instead. With a name like AHHHHHHHHH, many in the chat aren't surprised.
  • 08:38:15 - Abe catches a Marowak, dubbed Clem by the Mob. He deposits JJ Diglett for it without any casualties.
  • Abe progresses further in Rock Tunnel but is hampered by Pokemaniacs with Charizards. While battling one such Charizard, Meowth is somehow not killed instantly and levels up after switching to Onix.
  • Several Rock Tunnel trainers are defeated before Abe blacks out to a Muk. The Mob is hopeful about exiting the tunnel soon.
  • 16:40:?? - A PC shuffle results in the underleveled final Diglett and Jaja Manx being deposited and a Rhyhorn being withdrawn. The mob is ecstatic over the lack of casualties, the riddance of both Pokémon that threatened to Dig out of Rock Tunnel and the fact that they now have a Pokemon that can learn Surf in the party. However, they are equally perturbed at the realization that they now have a total of THREE Pokemon in their party that are weak to the next gym leader, Erika.
  • Much later, only one trainer is left to defeat in Rock Tunnel.

A whole wide world: Day 8. Lavender Town to Celadon City

  • - After a massive struggle, the mob escapes the Rock Tunnel with Parasect at extremely low health. It just barely manages to scrape through a battle against a trainer wielding both Dome and Helix, and then the mob panics as Abe walks back into the cave and runs into a wild Magmar. Luckily, they manage to escape the cave and sneak past the last trainer blocking the way to Lavender Town. 3 Badges, 27/151 Pokémon.
  • 00:45:?? - Battered and bruised, with Parasect clinging to life at 8 HP and completely out of moves, the mob finally manages to guide Abe into the Lavender Town Pokemon Center. Checkpoint achieved! Rock Tunnel is finally beaten. Abe heals twice for good measure, and then exits the Pokemon Center triumphantly.
  • 00:01:05 - We enter the Name Rater's home, renaming Onix AAIIIIRRJJ (Air Jordan the Second) and Meowth u♀//,,,A Sx
  • 03:56:50 - The Mob picks up Eevee in Celadon City.
  • Eevee is evolved into Flareon.
  • Since Flareon is named KkksAmv [] [, the mob elects to go to Lavender and have its name changed to avoid Unfortunate Implications. In the process Onix is renamed three times (settling on BBBBBCLLLL), Meowth is renamed ZZ ZHH!, Parasect is renamed -? and Rhyhorn is named aaCDeoffa. Flareon itself is renamed AAAAAAAaaa.
  • Abe bribes the Saffron guards and enters the city, defeating the Fighting Dojo and claiming Hitmonchan. He then heads back to Celadon.
  • The Mob attempts to cut down the tree leading to Erika's Gym. In the process, they toss all of their Great Balls, a Pokedoll, a PP Up, and several Fresh Waters.
  • 14 hours later, Abe finally cuts the tree. The first trainer in Erika's Gym has a Venusaur. After defeating her, Abe fights a Beauty using a Petal Dancing Vileplume. Soon, the only Pokémon left standing is a poisoned and weakened Parasect, who is taken out by a Beedrill.
  • Abe must cut down the tree. Again.
  • 19:39:42 - Abe makes it back to Erika's gym and defeats another trainer.
  • 19:45:00 - Yet another trainer defeated, who claims the Gym uses only Grass-types, despite the other trainers so far using Butterfree, Beedrill, Scyther, Dewgong, and herself using a Porygon and a Dodrio.
  • Abandoning Celadon Gym, Abe heads to the Rocket Hideout.
  • The Mob completes the first spin puzzle in the Rocket hideout. In anarchy. In under five minutes. This triumph is then spoiled when they realize they forgot the Lift Key.
  • Abe blacks out against a grunt and must either go through the maze again or cut down Erika's tree. He eventually decides to head for the Gym.
  • Abe cuts the tree down and enters Erika's Gym once more.
  • Abe blacks out on the last trainer before Erika, and the battle with the Tree resumes.

Guys, we need to Beat ___: Day 9. Celadon, Rocket HQ.

  • The day begins with Abe still attempting to cut the bush outside Erika's Gym. 3 Badges, 30/151 Pokemon.
  • 00:47:15 - Two hours later, Abe cuts down the tree and enters Celadon Gym for the third time.
  • 01:03:05 - Abe manages to beat every other Trainer in the Gym, and can finally challenge Erika. Parasect all but tears through her Pokémon, netting Abe the Rainbow Badge!
    • In addition, Meowth grows to level 22, Erika might be tsundere for Abe via donation message, and the Mob contends with leaving the gym.
  • Abe escapes an hour later and buys three of TM 32, Double Team.
  • 03:05:?? - Abe enters the Rocket Hideout. A countdown to Democracy appears soon after entering the maze. Five hours later, Abe has navigated it enough to get some items but remains trapped in it.
  • 13:40:?? - After 10 hours with no progress, Abe exits the Rocket base and wanders Celadon. he obtains the Coin Case and starts playing the slots.
  • 14:40:?? - Abe has spent over an hour playing slot machines.
  • 15:00:?? - Abe enters the Casino underground and gets back on the Wild Ride.
  • Abe completes the maze... only to accidentally walk back into it after defeating a Rocket, just like A in Fire Red. The Mob is crushed.
  • 19:51:50 - Abe leaves the Rocket Hideout and goes back to playing the slot machines.
  • 23:31:00 - An attempt to try out the Battle Tent - a new building added in the hack - ends poorly when the team somehow ends up with a glitched Golduck in their party. Facing a Cooltrainer, Abe tries to send out Golduck and ends up with Missingno., which uses a move that makes the whole game crash. The chat promptly riots.
  • 23:35:40 - Stream is back online, and the last save (from inside the Casino) is loaded.
  • 23:52:?? - We heal at the Pokémon Center.

Panic and Resets: Day 10. Celadon City, Rocket HQ

  • The day starts off with yet another Battle Tent game-ruining glitch: after the battle, all of the Pokémon in our party get deleted. We cannot even go to the PC because every 4 steps we black out due to not having any Pokémon in the team.
    • Worse yet, the Mob saves the game.
    • And even more unsettling, Opening the Pokémon menu reveals that we are actually carrying six Glitch Pokémon, each a twisted mockery of a Charizard. Donation messages roll in as panic and rioting ensues.
  • The Streamer fixes the game nearly an hour later. By using a modified save file provided by the Hack's developer. This save restores the original party but not Abe's money.
    • "See, in the #twitchplayspokemon IRC, (One of the Hack's creators) explained that he fixed the glitch issue by editing an Abra named HELP into our party, then going to the PC and retrieving our party members, then releasing the Abra."
  • 01:25:30 - The stream resets without warning. The Mob promptly riots before the game returns to normalcy minutes later. They discover the Battle Tent is effectively gone.
  • 01:51:00 - Abe treks back to the Rocket Hideout and reenters the maze. He almost completes it, but walks back in—clearly still shaken over the preceding events.
  • 06:55:00 - Abe completes the B3 maze and this time uses the stairs!. Democracy is delayed another 22 hours.
  • 07:04:43 - After throwing away a Super Potion to free bag space, Abe picks up the Left Key!
  • With a stubborn NPC preventing him from healing, Abe grinds until he blacks out. He reenters the maze on B2.
  • Abe fights a Rocket guarding a gate with a Muk that appears as glitched pieces of Rhyhorn. It minimizes itself in to a singularity, to the point that nothing can hit it, and poisons the entire team to death. Abe blacks out again and must now redo the maze, as the only way to skip it was by defeating that Rocket.
  • Discouraged, Abe heads off to grind and finds that even wild Muk are tough foes. Amidst the grinding some members of the Mob call for Onix's release.
  • 18:31:?? - Abe makes it through the maze, but blacks out again to the same Rocket's Muk. Outside the Pokémon Center, another Rocket taunts him: "Don't get in Team Rocket's way!"
  • Abe heads off to grind, utterly demolishing a Mr. Mime. Eventually he heads back to the hideout and remains trapped.

The Ride Ends Here: Day 11. Rocket Hideout to Lavender Town

  • Abe finds himself still wandering around the Rocket Hideout. 4 Badges, 31/151 Pokémon.
  • 00:48:06 - Abe, with the help of Clem, defeats the Rocket with Muk with ease.
  • 01:13:55 - Abe defeats Giovanni.
  • 02:25:00 - Abe treks to Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town.
  • 02:37:08 - Abe battles Blue in the tower. Blue leads off with Pidgeot, followed by Fearow. Most of Abe's team is KO'ed by Blue's own Parasect. Leech King is sent in and defeats the rest of Blue's team.
  • 12:35 After fighting several Channelers and defeating Marowak's ghost, Abe reaches the top of Pokemon Tower and battles the three Rockets holding Mr. Fuji hostage. He defeats them and rescues Mr. Fuji, only to find he has no room for the Poke Flute.
  • The Mob buys a ton of Great Balls and attempts to use a TM or other items. Abe tries to use a Fire Stone on Marowak, but Flareowak does not exist.
  • Abe decides to work towards catching 'em all and enters Rock Tunnel.
  • 14:15:?? - Abe leaves Lavender Town for Route 12. All of his Pokémon except Leech King black out to a Fisherman's.
  • 14:40:?? - We reach Snorlax
  • We give a Rare Candy to Thundercat, who grows to level 27
  • Snorlax is challenged, beats Thundercat, then we leave the battle. The path is now clear.
  • While grinding on the northern outskirts of Vermillion City, Thundercat finally evolves into Persian!
  • While grinding east of Celadon, we catch an Electabuzz and a Pinsir. Abe heals, then enters the Battle Tent only to find the place has been vacated.
  • Abe battles and catches a Snorlax, and the Mob plans to improve the party once they get to Fuchsia.

PC Shuffles and PC Crashes: Day 12. Fuschia City.

  • The Day begins in Fuschia City as the Mob continues to debate plans to revamp the party, beat Koga, and somehow beat the Safari Zone without Democracy. 4 Badges, 35/151 Pokemon.
  • The PC is activated. Flareon and Persian are deposited, and Snorlax is withdrawn. The Mob is divided about rescuing Persian and depositing Onix or Marowak and retreating while they can.
  • Abe heads east of Fuchsia, defeats a Trainer, and flees in horror from a wild Golduck.
  • Following a pair of PC visits, Abe replaced his Persian with a Snorlax, deposited Onix and Flareon, caught a Krabby. There's one slot open, which the Mob wants to use for an Alakazam.
  • 07:13:15 - Abe enters the Safari Zone. The Mob discovers they have 3000 steps until game over.
    • Thirty minutes later the Mob uses up their Safari Balls, catching only a Weezing.
  • 08:01:50 - More time in the Safari Zone and the Mob catches a Mr. Mime and a Gyarados.
  • The Mob manages to beat the Safari Zone with about 1500 steps to spare. And without Democracy.
  • 09:15:00 - After a PC shuffle the party consists of Parasect, Victreebel, Mr. Mime, and Electabuzz.
  • The Mob then goes out and finds a rare Alakazam, which they oneshot. And several other strong Pokemon. Before finally catching a new Krabby for surf.
  • 12:28:?? - We beat Koga and gain the Soul Badge! He sweeps all but Parasect with his Venomoth, then is helpless as Parasect takes down 3 of his 4 Pokémon, until he commits "Seppuku" by self-destructing his Weezing. We also rush to the Pokémon Center to heal our poisoned Parasect in less than a minute.
  • Krabby is taught Strength over Guillotine and Surf over Stomp.
  • Abe gets Surfing and heads to the Seafoam Islands, but every Pokemon except Parasect has fainted.
  • 15:56:?? - We manage to catch a Slowpoke. If evolved and traded at a certain NPC, it will net us Alakazam.
  • After blacking out, Abe heads off to grind his new team.
  • The stream goes offline and the Mob promptly riots.
  • The stream comes back online. But the game does not resume. It's explained by Deku that there was a power interruption and the game won't return until the Streamer wakes up.

Twitch Plays Pokemon Will Resume Shortly: Day 13. Fuchsia.

  • The stream is still stuck in "Will Resume Shortly" mode as Day 13 begins....
  • Finally the stream comes back online.... but it's the save from after the 'M (FF) incident?
  • After a brief riot streamer loads the correct .sav file and we're back in Fuchsia.
  • 03:58:00 - Back in the Safari Zone, Abe captures a Lickitung. In a later attempt to capture a Persian, the Mob discovers their current PC box is full.
  • 04:05:?? - The game comes to a sudden halt, only to come back a minute later. The Mob is left confused.
  • Abe chooses to not risk angering the PC and heads to Pokemon Tower with the intent of grinding and evolving Slowpoke.
  • 08:24:?? - Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro at Lvl 58.
  • 12:39 - After what seems like an eternity of struggle, Abe manages to change the PC Box with only one casualty, a Pokémon which was inside Box 4.
  • We trade Slowbro for Kadabra... only for it to not evolve due to a programming oversight while still not giving it the ability to evolve by level up. Mass rioting ensues.
  • Abe heads to the Safari Zone in an attempt to catch a wild Alakazam. This attempt fails, and as he reaches Saffron City with a full inventory, the Mob considers using the PC.
  • The Mob realizes that they have 3 problems: too many items making it impossible to pick up any, a somewhat balanced team very unbalanced by levels, and not enough Pokemon caught to receive the Exp. All to rectify the latter.
  • A plan is hatched to solve all three at once, by heading from Saffron to Vermillion to take Diglett's Cave back to Pallet Town, so they can use the item-only PC at home to safely deposit some items while simultaneously being able to grind against and catch weak Pokemon present on the game's early routes (which they couldn't catch earlier due to a lack of money).
  • 20:14 - We reach Pallet Town. Tears are shed, Mom heals us. A shuffle in the item-only PC results in depositing some Great Balls, the Town Map, The S.S. Ticket, the Dome Fossil, a couple T Ms and HM 01.
  • 22:02:39 - The Mob heads north to Viridian City and enters the Poke Mart for some shopping.
  • 22:07:42 - The Mob attempts to purchase Poke Balls. A couple of stray down inputs causes the Mob to blow 93% of their hard-earned money on 99 Antidotes.
  • The Mob catches 50 unique Pokemon and qualifies for the Exp. All item! Abe is 1/3rd of the way done with his quest!

Trees, EXP, and Saffron: Day 14. Pewter City, Fuchsia City, Saffron City, Cinnabar Island.

  • 02:38:30 - After failed attempts at grabbing the Old Amber, members of the Mob call for trying again later in favor of making progress. Other Mob members overrule them and they continue to try to cut the tree down.
  • Abe cuts down the tree to Pewter Museum's back entrance... only to jump the ledge and enter the front door, causing the tree to respawn. This happens several times.
  • It's brought to attention that the tree has to be cut down, as Aerodactyl can only be obtained through Old Amber in this hack.
  • Chat eventually abandons the Old Amber, deciding cutting the bush is too hard, and backtracks to Vermillion.
  • With 52 Pokemon in the Dex, Chat obtains the EXP All! Immediately calls to toss it start in.
  • Chat heads to Saffron. Along the way, the Krabby is renamed to KKKKKKCCCC and the Electabuzz is renamed —ja-ᴹɴᴹɴ x-. The chat starts calling the Electabuzz "Jammin X".
  • 09:48:00 - By this point Abe has made his way into Silph Co. He defeats Blue and acquired Lapras, named AMNxx)LMMXY.
  • Abe defeats Giovanni but does not have room for the Master Ball. The chat plans to get it later for Legendaries.
  • Abe defeats Sabrina, acquiring the Marsh Badge.
  • 17:47:00 - Abe surfs south of Pallet and heads towards Cinnabar Island. Like Red before him, he gets marooned on a small patch of land soon after setting off.
  • Abe fails to make it to Cinnabar. He buys Great Balls and Hyper Potions at Saffron as the Mob ponders their next move.
  • The stream goes offline, prompting the usual riot from the mob, along with a line-by-line singalong of both the DK Rap and Bohemian Rhapsody. During this time, le Toucan arrived... many, many times.
    • Unlike the previous time the stream was Offline, it doesn't return with a prolonged "Will return shortly" screen.
  • Deku indicates there's a problem with his internet connection, is waiting to hear back from his ISP.

Crisis City: Day 15. Seafoam Islands, Pokémon Tower.

  • The Day begins with the stream still offline. Rumors circulate as to why the Stream has not returned yet.
  • 00:35:00 - The Stream comes back online, seems Deku got his internet fixed?
  • 03:27:?? - The chat come across the evolved form of Dome in Seafoam Islands (Kabutops), trying to catch Articuno. After some contemplation of catching it, and a critical Cut from Leech King that fails to kill, the chat flees in terror.
  • In the same hour, the stream runs from one of Lord Helix's children. The chat is quite upset.
  • 03:52:?? - the chat comes across Dome again. Dome knocks out a weakened Leech King, and the chat chooses to flee.
  • The stream blacks out and ends up at the Saffron Pokémon Center. After avoiding the temptation to use the PC, the chat decides to go to Lavender Town and grind until Krabby evolves.
  • The stream crashes for the third time this day. Riots ensue.
  • 09:20:25 - The stream goes back online
  • Abe makes it to Cinnabar and engages in a horrendous PC shuffle. At one point, every single mon in his party is super low-leveled. All of his strong Pokemon are at the mercy of the PC.
  • Abe turns on the PC and releases a Vulpix and Jigglypuff.
  • When the shuffle ends, Abe's party consists of Parasect, Victreebel, Mr. Mime, Electabuzz, and a Starmie. They grind in the halls of the mansion.
  • Abe withdraws Krabby, filling the party.
  • The mob, while in Cinnabar Labs, manages to start another EPIC game of PC shuffle in an attempt to do... something. Many were hoping to get rid of Mr. Mime who some see as cursed, and others as the Pokemon version of Pennywise the Clown. In the process, the ENTIRE team, sans Mr. Mime of course, manages to be completely deposited into the PC to the collective horror of the mob. Nidoran, Lapras, and Starmie are released and the HM for Surf is trapped in the PC.
  • On the bright side, Dome was given to 'Important Scientist' to be resurrected. That's good, right?
  • This day is coined as Fatal Friday.
  • DOME is revived and named AAAACCDY, with nicknames ranging from Acadia/Accident to Acid/Acidy. The mob rejoices.
  • Surf is retrieved and taught to Kabuto. Mr. Mime learns Psychic, thus making him much more powerful. Abe catches a Ponyta and Grimer.
  • In the mansion, Abe is captured in between the burglar and the table. He doesn't have as many Pokemon to faint as Red did, but Parasect is quite strong. But one question is still unanswered in the meantime: Will Trap-kun ever find Partner-kun?
  • Once again proving that Mr. Mime is impossible to kill, the Mob accidentally uses a Max Revive on it after it had already fainted, delaying their attempt to black out and escape.
  • Unlike Red, Abe has 2 Escape Ropes, but fails to successfully use either of them.

On an Island: Day 16. Cinnabar Island

  • Day 16 opens with Abe attempting to use Cut on the Burglar to escape. It doesn't work. 6 Badges, 59/151 Pokémon.
  • Mr. Mime learns Toxic over Psychic, ruining a good moveset.
  • Eventually Parasect loses a large chunk of HP to a wild Fire-type, followed by later getting burned which quickly drops its HP to 0 and allows the Mob to escape.
  • A plan is spread to head north to the Route 21 grass south of Pallet Town and catch a Kingler, who has the same broken base stat total as Leech King. The Mob encounters several, but is unable to catch any of them.
  • The Mob returns to the Pallet PC and performs an item shuffle.
  • At some point the Mob blacks out. As they hadn't checkpointed anywhere, they return to Cinnabar.
  • 16:42:?? - The Mob finally picks up the Secret Key! There wasn't enough room in the bag, and TM 14 Blizzard was tossed.
  • Abe works his way through Blaine's Gym and challenges him several times, but loses repeatedly.
  • 22:08:?? - Thanks mostly to Muk working up its Evasion and Defense, and Rapidash's AI spamming a non-damaging Psychic move against it, Blaine is beat and the Volcano Badge conquered. The chat heralds the Return of ATV, as Muk's Poison-type was what kept Rapidash spamming the Psychic-type Agility. Even better, it happened one year to the day that ATV defeated Lance's Dragonite.
  • Abe exits the Gym and heads straight to the PC after healing.
  • With conflicting reactions, but mostly of relief, Mr.Mime is deposited with no casualties.
  • Abe heads north of Cinnabar and catches a Level 62 Cloyster to add to the party. Its name is IIII--??(U.

Operation: Save the Urn: Day 17. Viridian City, elsewhere

  • The day starts off with Abe messing about just south of Pallet Town. 7 Badges, 60/151 Pokémon.
  • Abe heads to the Seafoam Islands and explores.
  • A Slowpoke of lvl. 65 is captured and named.
  • Leech King Reaches lvl 100. Some of the mob also start considering him to be a god.
  • While fighting wild Pokemon, the stream suddenly crashes. Or rather, only the video crashes. Audio still plays, and chat is actually still able to play the game! So they proceed to wander around Route 1 blind, slowly grinding on the wild Pokemon.
  • Video is later restored to the game, and the Mob resumes their plans to teach H Ms.
  • 06:01:40 - The Mob starts their attempt at entering Viridian City Gym. They meet the Ledge once again.
    • Five minutes later Giovanni sends a message to the Mob, informing them of his annoyance with their dawdling.
  • Abe takes a quick break to shop, then tackles the Ledge once more. Eventually, he gives up and heads to Cerulean.
  • The mob attempts to place Ponyta in the daycare, but is hampered by down-spamming trolls and those who think that getting the Master Ball from Silph's President to catch Zapdos would be best.
  • TM 36, Bide, is withdrawn. Eventually, Ponyta is deposited in the PC, but Aaabkkkbbb the Caterpie is released, making it the 40th total release this run. A Moon Stone and the Lift Key are also withdrawn, and the Mob plans to head to Saffron or the Power Plant.
  • Abe heads to Route 9 but is blocked by a tree.
  • 21:01:00 - The Mob makes it to Saffron City with the apparent intent to retrieve the Master Ball. They retrieve it, and Abe exits Silph.

We Are Not a Clever Mob: Day 18. Power Plant, Viridian City Gym, Battle Tent.

  • The Mob starts the day off in the Power Plant, hunting Zapdos. 7 Badges, 61/151 Pokémon.
  • 00:15:50 - Abe makes first contact with Zapdos and captures it with the Master Ball. The Mob is thrilled.
  • Four hours later, the Mob is grinding Rock Tunnel. Dome has grown to 39, but didn't learn Slash, everyone else is about where they started.
  • 07:46:59 - Abe enters Diglett Cave now with the intent of grinding Dome further and heading back to Pallet to clean his inventory.
  • Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro.
  • At some point, the Mob tosses the EXP All, massively increasing the grinding required for the party.
  • 12:19:?? - We beat Giovanni and gain the Earth Badge. Even with Leech King and Zapdos defeated, Cloyster manages to knock down his last Rhydon with Surf.
  • Abe heads off to grind, while the Mob tries to not go insane from the sheer amount of grinding required.
  • 18:05 Grinding east of Celadon, Lord Dome assumes his final form as Kabutops.
  • 20:55:00 - Abe treks back to Celadon City and tries his luck at the Battle Tent. It appears to go very well at the start, with Surf being successfully moved to Kabutops' first slot and the team being able to sweep the first 8 out of 10 Trainers. However, they lose to the 9th who uses Electric-type Pokemon. After the team is restored, all appears well on the party display at left, until...
  • 21:12:?? - Someone opens the party menu, to see our team with perfectly normal levels, stats, and nicknames...but the party sprites have all been replaced with that of 'M.. Further checking in a wild battle east of Celadon displays further Missingno./'M-esque effects, and a look at one of our party member's individual stats shows glitched types and original names. Research reveals that the party is full of unstable hybrid glitch Pokemon.
  • 21:42:?? - The game is reset. After restarting, everything appears to be back to normal.
  • 22:28:?? - A second trip to the Battle Tent causes the game to freeze at the "Please wait..." screen. The game is reset again.
  • Finally chat decides to stop testing the Battle Tent, and after wandering around the Celadon-Lavender tunnel for a bit they decide to heal in Saffron and head for Diglett Cave.

The Day Where We Do Tons of Grinding: Day 19. Diglett Cave, Victory Road.

  • The day begins still in Diglett cave working on grinding Kabutops so it can better survive on Cinnabar. 8 Badges, 0/5 Elite 4, 64/151 Pokemon.
  • 08:00:00 - For some time the Mob has been attempting to get to Victory Road with no success.
    • Five minutes later they make it to the end of Route 22, only to hop the Ledge.
  • 08:52:00 - The Mob makes it to Victory Road and attempts to grind.
  • 09:01:?? - The Mob enters Victory Road proper! The Democracy timer begins counting down from 24 hours....
  • 10:??:?? - The Mob decides to grind at the Pokémon Mansion instead so that the Democracy timer doesn't tick down unnecessarily
  • After hours of mostly unsuccessful grinding, the Mob decides to go try out a now actually fixed Battle Tent.

One Million Pokédollars: Day 20. Celadon City

  • 01:10:?? Abe enters the Battle Tent, somehow doesn't end up breaking the universe, beats all 10 trainer and gains 30,000 Pokédollars...however, due to a programming bug (the Battle Tent is full of those it seems), he walks away with 999,999 Pokédollars in his wallet. The chat is positively ecstatic.
  • Upon verifying the money is real, the Mob heads straight to the Celadon Department Store to buy pretty much one of everything.
  • After buying over 100 TM18s and several of various others, the mob proceeds to the Game Corner to convert what remains into coins (and spend some time enjoying the slot machines). A Dratini and an Abra are purchased.
  • The streamer intervenes to relieve Abe of his remaining bug-derived cash, leaving about 30,000.
  • The Mob coasts down cycling road into Fuchsia City and enters the Safari Zone to fill their Pokedex. After capturing a Weezing, two Persians, a Primeape and a Porygon nicknamed AAI, Abe's box becomes full.
  • With the boxes full, Abe decides to grind some more.
  • Abe arrives at Seafoam where the Mob begins to just do nothing until Democracy kicks in.

Nothing: Day 21. Seafoam Islands.

  • The Day begins with Abe still in Seafoam waiting on Democracy. 8 Badges, 0/5 Elite 4, 70/151 Pokemon.
  • The Mob eventually blacks out to Fuchsia, and attempts to surf to Seafoam again.... Coming dangerously close to teaching several TMs.
  • After falling down a strength hole, the Mob ends up surfing to a 1x1 island where they promptly get stuck for three hours (and counting...)
  • Abe escapes the island and heads back to Fuchsia. He attempts to Surf again, but, after failing, instead heads back to Vermillion. From there he heads back to Cinnabar Island to grind in Pokemon Mansion.

The Grinding Game: Day 22. Pokémon Mansion.

  • Nearly an hour into the new day and the Mob continues to grind at Cinnabar Island. 8 Badges, 0/5 Elite 4, 70/151 Pokémon.
  • The top-left corner of Floor 1 is dubbed Yoshi Corner for some strange reason.
    • Further explanation: The actual corner has a block of 6 "Yoshi Rocks" beneath it, which is where the name comes from. That screenshot is actually the 1x1 island in Seafoam.
  • 9 hours in and we're still grinding "Yoshi Corner."
    • Courtesy of the Live Updaters: "TPP After Dark, where we got the slow jams rolling while we grind the night away. Hey all you cool cats out there, time to relax and let the levels pile up."

Victory Road, For Real This Time: Day 23. Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road.

  • Day 23 starts with the Mob still in the Yoshi Corner. 8 Badges, 0/5 Elite 4, 70/151 Pokémon.
  • 03:47:23 - The Mob arrives back in Viridian City, ready to take on Victory Road.
  • 04:45:00 - Abe once again begins his trek down Route 22. He is stuck on the Ledge's final form for hours.
  • 20:26:30 - Abe finds himself in Viridian Forest. The Mob seems to have no idea on how to proceed.

Gonna Need a Montage: Day 24. Victory Road.

  • The Mob starts the day working through Victory Road. 8 Badges, 0/5 Elite 4, 70/151 Pokémon.
  • Victory Road is home to wild starters, including Charizard. The chat mourns their fallen Fire starters.
  • Abe alternates between working through Victory Road, grinding, and wandering around. At his house, he uses the item-only PC to "organize" his stuff.

Might Actually Need Democracy: Day 25. Route 22.

  • Day 25 and the Mob still hasn't made noteworthy progress towards Indigo Plateau.
  • 00:56:30 - The lack of progress results in members of the Mob DEMANDING for Democracy.
  • Someone points out a reason for the ledge being so perilous this time around - each direction is processed as a step while in the original Red any input was only processed for 1 frame, meaning that it used to take two downs in a row to jump off (one to turn and one to move) while now it only takes one.
  • Abe heads to Seafoam Islands, instantly invoking Democracy. Navigating to the Seafoam Islands is the only way to get in democracy without having to stall a timer out again. The Mob moves lord Dome to the front of the party using Democracy.
  • 06:45:00 - Abe is back on Cinnabar Island and back in the Yoshi Corner. While grinding, he finds a Moon Stone, and Muk forgets Screech for Acid Armor.
  • Abe heads home, heals with his mother, and heads back to Viridian and Victory Road.
  • Abe heads to the Power Plant and obtains TM25.
  • 22:15:50 - After grinding until only Leech King is alive, Abe gets into a battle with a Raging wild Tauros and deliberately stalls with the Poke Flute until Parasect is KO'd. Abe blacks out and reappears at the Pokémon Center on Cinnabar Island according to plan. He is effectively broke with only 106 PokeDollars.
  • At Seafoam Islands, Democracy is used to teach Muk Thunder over harden.
  • Abe wanders in and around the Seafoam Islands.
  • 23:58:?? - Abe successfully leaves the Seafoam Islands on the Fuchsia side, only to accidentally switch Parasect into the top slot when trying to Surf. The Mob promptly heads back to the cave, using Democracy to switch it back into the last slot before heading out again.

What's the plan?: Day 26. Seafoam Islands.

  • The day starts with Abe still just outside the Seafoam Islands' Fuchsia entrance.
  • Perhaps realizing that returning to Fuchsia and going all the way around again would take far too long, the Mob re-enters Seafoam and resolves to attempt at least one of the puzzles there. Whether they succeed or black out first remains to be seen.
  • Abe completes the puzzles and challenges Articuno. Zapdos defeats it in one shot with a critical hit. He doesn't gain EXP for it, either, as the bird flees.
  • Abe intentionally blacks out against a wild Slowpoke with Amnesia and Psychic by spamming the Poke Flute, allowing a quick return to the Cinnabar checkpoint.
  • 04:36:00 - Abe is back in the Pokémon Mansion.

Done with Grinding? Day 27. Route 22.

  • Abe heads to Victory Road, defeating the Ledge's final form once more. On the way, he encounters a wild Ditto which transforms into Leech King and puts it to sleep before we flee. With 14 hours in the cave until Democracy, he blacks out.
  • 05:03:?? - Abe defeats the Ledge again and makes it into Victory Road almost completely intact and 10 hours 39 minutes left on the Democracy timer. Parasect, leading, runs out of PP for both Leech Life and Spore, leading to some plans to stall for Democracy more easily by spamming those moves. Parasect eventually faints before Abe is able to activate Strength. The Democracy timer reaches 9 hours 26 minutes with no further casualties.
  • 06:57:?? - Strength is finally used for the first time this attempt and Abe begins the boulder pushing...
  • Abe successfully completes the first puzzle in Anarchy, avoiding the door on the way back. They push another boulder on the floor to pick up the Sky Attack TM.
  • The chat notices that they have a single Max Revive in their Bag, which would be very useful to extend their current stay and try to complete more puzzles in Anarchy before the first one resets, especially given that they only have a low-leveled Muk and a half-HP Slowbro (bad at escaping from wild battles) left.
  • In a wild battle (to avoid using or tossing other items), the chat successfully uses the Max Revive on Zapdos. Cue jokes about Shenron/Mega Rayquaza bringing the Super Saiyan back to life. Some lament that they revived a team member who is bad against the many Rock/Ground-types and Explosions on this floor of the cave.
  • Abe successfully dodges both optional Trainers on the first floor and enters the second floor of Victory Road for the first time, in Anarchy. The second puzzle, much easier than the first, is in sight and Abe just needs to activate Strength...
  • The second floor turns out to be full of Fighting-types and wild Venusaur to complement the wild Charizard on the first floor. Those who were upset at the Max Revive not being used on Cloyster, Leech King, or Dome are suddenly hopeful.
  • Before Strength can be used, the weakened Slowbro and low-leveled Muk faint.
  • A single Explosion from an unevolved Geodude OHKO's Zapdos from full health, causing Abe to black out, resetting everything.
  • Many hours later, Abe is still falling down the ledge to the point where his Pokemon are out of PP.
  • 22:05:00 - Abe makes it back to Victory Road. The Mob has a little over seven hours before Democracy Mode activates. Having already proven the first and arguably hardest puzzle solvable, sick of the Ledge, and not wanting to black out yet again, the chat forms a consensus to stall for Democracy.
  • 22:58:00 - The timer slowly drains to 5 hours 30 minutes, with Zapdos on low health, Cloyster at half HP, and everyone else fainted.

Fight For Your Dreams: Day 28. Victory Road, Elite Four, Champion Blue, Secret Boss.

  • Abe continues his trek to Indigo Plateau with Cloyster, the only teammate still standing.
  • 00:34:35 - Cloyster is knocked out, sending Abe back to the Pokémon Center in Viridian City.
  • Abe heads back into Victory Road. He manages to use Strength, but messes up the puzzle and is forced to reset by exiting and reentering the cave.
  • Democracy activates in Victory Road. Despite the presence of bots, Abe successfully solves the first Strength Puzzle and runs from wild encounters. He avoids trainers and encounters wild Blastoise, but is able to run from those as well.
  • Abe completes the second Strength puzzle and moves to complete the last one.
  • After navigating the statue maze and healing, the first Elite 4 run begins.
  • Abe breezes through Lorelei, Bruno, and Agatha thanks to their bad AI.
  • At one point Abe fishes in Lorelei's room and is reunited with Baba.
  • Abe's first Elite 4 attempt is finally ended on Lance. 3/5 Elite 4 down, not too shabby.
  • The second attempt breezes through Lance with only Cloyster left, but she is in bad shape and thus is easily finished off by Blue.
  • 20:24:03 - After sixteen attempts, two of which stopped short of beating Blue's last Pokémon, Abe defeats him and becomes the Pokémon League Champion!
  • Abe heads home after the credits and talks to his Mom.
  • Abe checks under his bed and finds DREAM RED. Red uses each of Red's Pokemon from the original TPP, to the G/S Champion/Red music.
  • 20:45:00 - In a shocking twist, Dream Red is defeated on the first try. However, the Streamer hints that Red is not the true final boss, and we must return once we catch all 151 Pokemon.
  • Abe happily withdraws a bunch of TMs and heads up Route 1. The Mob plans to rematch the Gym Leaders, who have Level 100 Pokemon, as well as catch all the Pokemon.
  • 22:14:09 - Abe Surfs to Cinnabar and challenges Blaine to a rematch. In spite of Blaine's entire team being level 100, he is easily swept by Slowbro.
  • Abe buys some Ultra Balls but wastes most of them trying to catch a Gyarados. he succeeds in catching a Seadra, and heads to Seafoam Islands. Democracy activates as soon as he arrives.

The Hunt Begins: Day 29. Seafoam Island, Gym Leader Rematches, Secret Character.

  • 02:23:00 - Having defeated the Elite Four and Dream Red, Abe goes out to complete the Pokédex by exploring Seafoam Island first. 73/151 Pokémon.
  • Abe catches several Pokemon at Seafoam, including Articuno.
  • Abe heads to Fuchsia and defeats Koga once more. From there he heads out to catch more Pokemon.
  • Abe heads to Vermillion City, where he finds out the dock stays open even after the S.S.Anne has sailed. He Surfs to the alleged "Mew Truck", and finds nothing upon checking it. The chat agrees to attempt to use Strength on it.
  • The attempt is successful! Mew pops out from underneath the truck! But then it flees. An NPC offers to chase it, but before the Mob can do so, they decide to buy more Ultra Balls. After buying more balls, the Mob follows the NPC, and end up in a mysterious cave with Level 80+ Pokemon.
  • After hours of attempting to get through the cave, the Mob ragequits and decides to head back to rematching the Gym Leaders.
  • 20:18:00 - Abe wanders around Sabrina's gym, looking for a rematch. At some point he defeats her, as well as Misty and Lt. Surge.
  • Abe heads to the Unknown Dungeon in search of Mewtwo.

Uncharted Territory: Day 30. Cerulean Cave, Unknown Island.

  • Abe continues wandering through the Unknown Dungeon for Mewtwo. 86/151 Pokémon.
  • 00:06:30 - Abe battles Mewtwo, using Leech King to put him to sleep then throwing all his Poké Balls for the catch. Unfortunately, the Poke Balls and Great Balls prove ineffective while it is asleep, and when it wakes up it starts dodging them effortlessly. Leech King defeats Mewtwo with Slash, and it flees, leaving behind a clone of the Leech King.
  • Abe is stuck on Mewtwo's island, but catches a Rhydon.
  • Abe eventually blacks out and heads for Celadon, looking to try his luck at Erika's rematch and the Battle Tent. For the fifth time this run, the Battle Tent glitches and awards Abe over 225,000 Pokedollars.
  • The Mob frantically tries to spend the money before the streamer wakes up and changes it back to 30,000 Pokedollars. They successfully spend at least $215,000 on over 100 Great Balls, 99 Revives, and a few TM32.
  • Abe challenges and defeats Erika again.
  • Unfortunately, the Mob's efforts to spend the money end in vain when Streamer applies a patch that fixes the Battle Tent and takes away all their money. The chat erupts into angry rioting, but is told that their Great Balls were left alone.
  • The Mob enters Mew's Lair again, this time making it to Mew. They run away on accident, as does Mew.
  • Abe returns to Pewter City, defeats Brock in a quick rematch, and after several hours manages to get past the tree and ledge to reach the backdoor of the museum and get the Old Amber.
  • With that complete, the Mob returns to Viridian Gym and discovers.... The PC waiting in Giovanni's place. Turns out the Giovanni rematch is instead a battle against the PC. Fortunately however, it is apparently not Bill's PC but rather the League's PC, having set up a simulation battle with the eighth Gym Leader's absence.
  • Abe defeats the PC with one hit for each of its Pokemon.

No Gods. No Kings. Only 'Mon: Day 31. Viridian City, Saffron, Lavender Town, Route 12.

  • 02:10:00 - Abe continues filling out his Pokédex by stocking up on Poké Balls. 93/151 Pokémon.
  • Abe heads from Viridian to Mt. Moon, steadily expanding his collection. His quest continues into Cerulean City, where he fills up his current Pokemon box completely, making it relatively safe to manually change boxes as both deposits and withdrawals become blocked. Unfortunately, his attempt is cut short when he accidentally releases a freshly-caught Drowzee (incidentally, the 100th Pokedex entry this run). With there now being room to accidentally deposit a party member, it's decided to catch another Pokemon en route to Saffron City.
  • The second attempt to switch boxes goes smoothly, until at the last moment Parasect is deposited into the empty box. A few attempts to withdraw fail and Abe soon switches to a totally different box.
  • The chat shatters under the weight of multiple courses of action, some of which call for letting Leech King stay in the PC and catching something else, but Abe is eventually guided back to the PC. In the chaotic struggle over the PC, Muk is deposited. What follows is perhaps the cruelest ironic fate for any team member in all of TPP. On the anniversary of the end of the Crystal run, March 15th, the Ides of March, Dome is deposited, and LEECH KING IS RELEASED.
  • Too discouraged to risk the PC anymore, the mob eventually settles on returning to post-E4 caves to catch replacements.
  • A level 80 Venomoth, level 80 Alakazam, and a level 19 Dratini are caught, filling the party. The chat notices the silver lining that by evolving Dratini in the party, they can be spared from having to search for 1% Dragonair encounters on Route 9 (ledge hell) as well as 1% Dragonite encounters in the basement of Cerulean Cave (blackout hell). Abe heads from Lavender Town to Route 12. Just as Slowbro is renamed AAbbABCabb, the stream's visuals crash. Abe has gone blind with grief.
  • Sometime before Abe goes blind, ICU reached Level 100, taking Leech King's mantle as the team leader.
  • While blind, Abe saves the game, cementing the loss of Leech King.
  • The stream's visuals are restored. Abe heads to Fuchsia, heals, and plans to Surf downward from there.
  • 22:27:?? - At Seafoam Islands, the Mob catches an Omanyte in democracy. The first five letters of its name are set to "HELIX", and the cursor is placed on the exclamation point while an extremely close vote battle ensues over whether the name will become "HELIX!!!!!" or move to the end button and remain "HELIX". A minor glitch causes the game to input both commands at once, producing the final name "HELIX!!♂".
  • 23:01:?? - The Mob catches an Omastar and another nickname vote battle begins, lasting at least twelve minutes. Fights break out over spamming b9 to erase all characters inputted so far, and the name switches between "DOM" and "KKKKKKKKK" before the end button is finally pressed with a blank nickname, leaving it as the default "OMASTAR". 111/151 Pokémon caught.

Pressing on: Day 32. Seafoam Islands.

  • Despite losing Leech King, Abe presses on in filling out the Pokédex, working to switch-grind Dratini as well as his other Pokemon.
  • 01:58:?? - After four hours of Democracy grinding, Dratini evolves into Dragonair. 112/151 Pokémon caught.
  • Abe heads to the Safari Zone to fill out missing catches. From there he heads to Cinnabar.

The Search Continues: Day 33. Route 22.

  • 01:06:00 - Abe finds himself at Route 22, either searching for more mons or heading towards Victory Road. 116/151 Pokémon.
  • Abe finally reaches Victory Road. He progresses through the cave, though the Mob is divided as to whether or not they should checkpoint at the Elite Four before going to find Moltres.
  • Abe's attempt to checkpoint at the Elite Four goes disastrously wrong and he enters Lorelei's room. This means he didn't checkpoint as planned, his team isn't healed and half decimated, and he will have to do the Ledge and Victory Road puzzles again to get back to Moltres.
  • Lorelei defeats Abe and he wakes up on Cinnabar Island. En route to Pallet, he catches a Golduck with a really unfortunate name, then heals with his mother.
  • 08:10:30 - Abe starts for Victory Road once more when suddenly all inputs cease. Some time later inputs are restored, and Abe continues where he left off: falling down the Ledge.
  • Abe heads to Cinnabar to grind Dragonair and his other party members. Dragonair eventually faints, and Abe heads to collect the mansion's Rare Candy.

Running out of steam: Day 34. Route 22.

  • 00:56:00 - As the new day starts, Abe finds himself back on Route 22. 118/151 Pokémon.
  • Four hours of ledge jumping later, Alakazam has run out of PP.
  • Even more hours later, Abe heals with his mom and passes the ledge. Democracy immediately activates, and the chat makes renewed plans to reach Moltres. Moltres is eventually spotted, but Abe is unable to catch it until he changes boxes.
  • Abe checkpoints at the Elite Four and moves to challenge Moltres, but runs into a Cooltrainer on the way there.
  • Dragonair evolves into Dragonite, and Zapdos and Slowbro reach level 100.
  • Moltres is finally caught. Abe catches more Pokemon, including Clefable, Kangaskhan, and Blastoise, before running out of money.
  • Out of funds, the Mob resorts to challenging the Elite 4 and losing on purpose against Blue so that they can grind money to buy Ultra Balls. Unfortunately, they fail to lose and enter the Hall of Fame once again. While at home, he plays the SNES.
  • 21:59:00 - Abe captures a Dewgong, a Seaking, and a Kingler while searching for a wild Vaporeon.

Thank you for watching! Day 35. Route 21.

  • The new day starts with the stream briefly going offline. It comes back to Abe on Route 21. Minutes later the stream crashes. 129/151 Pokémon.
  • The stream finally comes back online, however, in the middle of the blackout, the chat switched to subscriber mode, meaning only those who subscribed could input commands.
  • The stream chat switches back to normal, resuming regular gameplay. Abe continues to search for Vaporeon, who only has a 1% encounter rate.
  • 06:17:30 - Abe finally catches Vaporeon and sets out to catch a 5% encounter rate Butterfree. When Butterfree proves too difficult to find, the Mob looks for one elsewhere.
  • Abe heads to the Celadon Battle Tent and wins, receiving the correct amount of money this time.
  • After catching more Pokemon, Abe heads to Mewtwo's cave and fails to reach him, though he does catch a Raichu.
  • 21:18:45 - Abe tries his luck again with the Unknown Dungeon. After a false start which involved running away from Mewtwo, he blacks out and enters the cave again, catching a Wigglytuff in the process. Eventually he reaches the island, but Mewtwo is nowhere to be found. He blacks out.

Progression: Day 36. Route 24.

  • The new day begins with the Mob working back to the Unknown Dungeon. 134/151 Pokémon.
  • Alakazam is deposited in the Daycare. Abe attempts to catch Mew to teach it Cut, but runs and catches a Victreebel instead. The Mob then teaches Victreebel Cut.
  • Abe attempts to catch a Dugtrio and Butterfree, but spends most of him time either killing them or running away. Eventually he catches Butterfree and Dugtrio, but releases Dugtrio 15 minutes later.
  • Abe tries to catch a Gloom to replace the released Dugtrio. Hours later, he also catches Hitmonlee.

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Day 37. Battle Tent.

  • An hour into the new day and Abe is back at the Battle Tent. He leaves in favor of playing slot machines. 144/151 Pokémon.
  • Abe heads to Mew's island in an attempt to capture it, but is hindered by the wild encounters and falling down the wrong holes. But with only Cloyster alive, Abe catches Mew on the first Poké Ball thrown after Mew's Metronome uses Hypnosis on ICU.
  • Abe attempts to catch Mewtwo, but fails and runs. He wakes up in Saffron and catches a Magnemite while also searching for a Jolteon. All he needs is Jolteon, Ivysaur, Poliwrath, and Mewtwo!
  • Abe catches Jolteon after a long struggle of trying to find it.
  • Abe catches Ivysaur! Only Poliwrath and Mewtwo are left. 149/151 Pokémon.
  • 22:10:40 - A trip to the PC results in a few releases.

The End is Nigh: Day 38. Safari Zone, Mewtwo.

  • The next day begins with Abe trekking into the Safari Zone. 149/151 Pokémon.
  • Abe catches another Machamp.
  • Abe catches Poliwrath. Mewtwo is the only one left. 150/151 Pokémon.
  • Abe arrives at Cerulean Cave, then catches another Muk.
  • Around 04:46, the game stream comes to a halt. It comes back almost immediately.
  • Abe comes across a glitch where he can't climb a set of stairs, preventing further process.
  • After a brief outage, the game restarts. The stairs still can't be climbed. This process is repeated minutes later, trying to fix the stairs glitch, but doesn't work.
  • The game is reset a third time, forcefully putting Abe on the stairs, continuing normal gameplay.
  • Abe catches another Parasect. The chat affectionately gives it the nickname Leech Queen.
  • 06:46:15 - Abe confronts Mewtwo again, but this time, things are different. A patch has been applied that not only makes it so that Mewtwo instantly respawns if ran away from or is knocked out, but its moveset has also been changed. It now has an attacking move: Psychic, and uses it to black Abe out. He reappears outside the Pokémon Center in Cerulean City. Mewtwo continues to openly taunt the Mob using the donation system.
  • 08:31:00 - Abe heads back to the Battle Tent, having previously tossed his Great Balls.
  • Abe returns to Cerulean Cave, but blacks out before he can reach Mewtwo. He catches two Parasect.

The White Whale: Day 39. Unknown Dungeon.

  • The new day starts with the Mob trying to reach Cerulean Cave once again, where Mewtwo waits.
  • Abe once again blacks out while fighting Mewtwo. Back at Cerulean City.
  • With only one Pokemon still alive, Abe heads back to Cerulean City to heal.
  • Abe fights Mewtwo. His strategy is to throw Poke Balls at it with a 1/256 chance of it catching Mewtwo. Eventually he puts Mewtwo to sleep, only to immediately run. Eventually, Abe rematches Mewtwo and is blacked out again.
  • The stream of blackouts continues, as Abe falls yet again to Mewtwo. His Psychic attack proves to be too much for Abe's team.
  • Abe continues his losing streak with Mewtwo, even with multiple Great Balls thrown, none of them actually hit. The chat begins to lose hope at this revelation.
  • Abe manages to weaken and paralyze Mewtwo, but runs away. The chat reacts accordingly.
  • Even at low health, Abe continues to miss when he throws a Pokeball. Mewtwo once again wipes out Abe's team.
  • Abe catches Mewtwo! All 151 Pokemon are caught!
  • Abe blacks out, reappearing in Cerulean City. All that's left is to trek back to Pallet Town via Diglett's Cave.
  • Diploma obtained from Game Freak!
  • Abe slowly works his way back to Pallet Town with the goal of checking under his bed. However he seemingly gives up checking the bed and begins a trek for the Elite Four rematch after getting the Dex checked by Oak.

All Good Things...: Day 40. Indigo Plateau, True Final Boss, The End!

  • 00:34:00 - In a bid to discover the game's true ending, the Mob goes to fight the Elite Four again. Half the team has been beefed up to level 100. He reaches Blue again, but is defeated.
  • 01:39:15 - Arguments over getting Mewtwo from the PC erupt in the chat.
  • 02:18:30 - Following their third defeat, the Mob is split between training Dragonite or continuing with battling the Elite Four.
  • 03:32:00 - Another defeat and the Mob decides on grinding at Victory Road. Not much progress was made in grinding Dragonite, and eventually they return to the Elite Four once again with Dragonite at Level 59.
  • 05:10:00 - The Mob returns to grind at Victory Road. After switching Dragonite to the front, he reaches level 60, learning Hyper Beam while forgetting Thunder Wave.
  • 06:24:00 - Despite both Blue and Abe down to their last Pokemon, Blue One-Hit-KO's Dragonite with his Vaporeon's Blizzard. The Mob is less than thrilled. Back to square one.
  • 06:56:00 - Abe defeats Blue. But then comes the revelation Prof. Oak's previously unused Final Boss battle is now implemented. But with only Cloyster left at low health, Oak sweeps Abe under the rug, blacking out. To say the Mob is in shock at this is a VERY big understatement.
  • Shortly into the Mob's next attempt at the Elite Four, the screen goes black while the game continues. Eventually the stream crashes and the game is forced to reset, resulting in the current party Pokémon dropping several levels.
  • Abe falls to Blue once more. The Mob is seriously contemplating if adding Mewtwo to the roster will improve their odds.
  • Oak is eventually reached again. This culminates in a 1 v 1 fight with ICU, which Pikachu wins with Thunder.
  • Abe reaches Oak a third time when the game freezes and inputs stop working. An hour later, the game is reset to a previous save and inputs work again.
  • A strong run gets Abe to Oak. Eventually ICU gets revenge against Pikachu with an Aurora Beam.
  • 20:16:50 - Abe defeats Oak! After being cemented in the Hall of Fame once more, this time as a true Pokemon Master, the credits roll...and a secret credits sequence plays, showing the staff behind the romhack, and set to an 8-bit remix of a fan-made song.

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