Twitch is kicking off what might be the biggest Pokémon marathon ever.
Over the next month or so, Twitch is going to stream the Pokémon anime series. Not just the movies, not just the current season, but the entire series. Tallied up, the count comes to 16 movies and 19 TV seasons, amounting to over 900 episodes and hundreds of hours of content. And Twitch is going to have a mini-game running the entire time for whatever Pokémon fan is most willing to prove their dedication.
So, how will this massive marathon work? The first run of episodes will be shown from Monday-Thursday every week, with episodes starting at 10 a.m. PT each morning. They’ll be broadcast on the main channel, /twitchpresents. If you miss out on any of these episodes, you can catch up with reruns each Saturday over on /twitchpresents2. Then, check back on Sundays at 10 a.m. PT for the main event, when /twitchpresents shows off the weekly movie. Since there are 16 movies, that means that this marathon is expected to run for at least 16 weeks.
Fans don’t need to just passively watch, however. Twitch is adding in the Twitch Presents: Pokémon Badge Collector extension, a type of minigame that will let players catch Pokémon as they appear on screen to boost points and win a spot on the leaderboard. With how long this marathon is going to be, anyone who plans to reach the top of the leaderboard should stock up on groceries and survival kits so as not to leave the house for the next half a year.
The marathon kicks off next Monday, August 27th, at 10 a.m. PT, when the first season of the anime will start airing. To catch it, tune in to TwitchPresents here.