Online live-streaming site Twitch is set to launch a gargantuan Pokemon marathon in late August that will last through to the beginning of next year, airing the first 932 episodes of the anime series and 16 of its films.
It will be Twitch’s longest TV streaming marathon to date, following its Doctor Who stream earlier this year.
The livestream will begin at 6pm BST on Monday 27th August with the first season, Pokemon: Indigo League, on the TwitchPresents channel, and run through to 2019, with episodes airing eight hours a day from Monday to Friday. Saturdays will be reserved for re-runs, and movies will air on Sundays from 6pm.
In addition, a Twitch extension will allow viewers to collect Pokemon badges throughout the broadcast, adding a further interactive element.
Twitch marathons are becoming something of a cult phenomenon. The last time the service streamed Pokemon – for only 24 hours – over 50,000 viewers tuned in at the same time, conversing via the Twitch chat while enjoying classic episodes. Communal event programming, it would seem, is not dead yet.
Check out the full list of Pokemon TV series and films that will be featured on Twitch over the next few months below.
Pokémon: Indigo League
Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands
Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
Pokémon: Johto League Champions
Pokémon: Master Quest
Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
Pokémon: Advanced Battle
Pokémon: Battle Frontier
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Battle Dimensions
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Galactic Battles
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Sinnoh League Victors
Pokémon: Black & White
Pokémon: Black & White Rival Destinies
Pokémon: Black & White Adventures in Unova and Beyond
Pokémon the Series: XY
Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest
Pokémon the Series: XYZ
Pokémon: The First Movie
Pokémon: The Movie 2000
Pokémon 3: The Movie
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions
Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram/Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini
Pokémon The Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
Pokémon The Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel