So a thing appeared on the internet recently, and on paper it’s quite basic – An IRC bot that reads commands from a text chat and inputs them into a Pokemon Red ROM that is being streamed. Simple in theory, but in execution – When thousands upon thousands of people start to use it – something extraordinary occurs – You get progress. Roughly 6,000 people managed to defeat the first gym leader, Brock. 12,000 people managed to defeat Misty. And here we are, 3 days later, and over 20,000 people have manage to board the SS Anne, Defeat Lieutenant Surge and then overcome the greatest of obstacles – Teaching a Pokemon cut, and then ACTUALLY CUTTING A BUSH.