Twitch to stream almost every Pokémon movie and TV episode everAugust 23, 2018
Twitch may have figured out how to play Pokémon, but now it faces its greatest challenge yet: watching all of Pokémon. The popular streaming site is preparing to embark on its biggest marathon event yet, airing 19 seasons and 16 movies of the Pokémon anime, beginning on August 27th at 10AM PT / 1PM ET for viewers in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Australia.
Now, before you get too excited about trying to watch 932 episodes of Pokémon in a row, it’s not going to be in one straight shot — Twitch says that it will be airing the show over “several different marathons” that will continue all the way into 2019. That makes this less of a marathon, and more of Twitch turning into a kind of faux-TV channel that only airs Pokémon at specific times. The marathons also won’t include the latest Sun and Moon seasons of the anime, so you’ll have to watch those regularly.
It’s also not Twitch’s first Pokémon marathon — back in 2016, the official Pokémon channel did a 24-hour stream of the anime. But this one looks to eclipse that paltry day in scale, if not in actual continuous content.