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Pokethon 3 Fanart!


For every $5 donated, you're entered in a raffle for an ExtraLives.org t-shirt!

(Shirts are extra lives large, screen-printed and 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Sticky notes are optional.)

Marathon Description

Update: Well, your amazing generosity let us smash through the $25,000 stretch goal. And you know what that means... you've unlocked even more Pokémon!

Starting this Friday, I'll be playing through the first three generations of Pokémon, back-to-back, nonstop. We're still raising money for Free the Children so consider making a donation if you haven't yet! We'll still have a couple of raffles, so submitting a piece of fanart will also get you the chance to win an ExtraLives.org t-shirt.

You guys made this event more successful than I could have ever imagined. Let me thank you the only way I know how-- another video gaming Marathon!


Bonus Games List:

Pokémon: Red: We're done when the Elite Four is beaten!
Pokémon: Silver: It's done once Red is toppled in Mt. Silver!
Pokémon: Ruby: Ruby is complete when the Elite Four is beaten... or I fall asleep on the keyboard.

December 21st, 2012 came and went without apocalypse. What a relief-- let's celebrate the new year with a Marathon!

Starting Saturday, December 29th at noon (Eastern, New Jersey time), we'll be playing Pokémon games through the new year. With three screens, we'll be able to race each version in each Generation. Plus, for a change of pace, we'll toss a bootlegged, poorly translated, semi-broken version into each race.

If we reach $10,000 in donations by the end of the Black and White playthrough, keep on donating! We'll pop in a few other games as we reach new donation milestones! Just... keep in mind, we will need to sleep. Eventually.

Don't forget to check out our gallery of photos taken of the schoolhouses we've funded over the years through the Marathons! We couldn't have done it without your amazing support!

We're raising money for Free the Children, a charity devoted to improving the lives of children in developing nations. They fight against childhood disease and hunger while providing families and villages with sources of clean water. They also aim to make education accessible to the many millions of primary-school-aged children who are unable to attend school. With $8,500 in donations, Free the Children is able to construct a schoolhouse in a developing nation which goes a long way to improving the quality of a child's life. Donations over $10 are tax deductible.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the Marathon! Let's build that schoolhouse!

Game List

Pokémon: Green, Red and Yellow: Green is a bootlegged translation of the original Japanese version!
Pokémon: Silver, Gold and Crystal: Crystal is a foul-mouthed, poorly-translated abomination of a bootleg!
Pokémon: Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald: Emerald is the bootleg here. Left virtually unplayed, who knows what it contains?
Pokémon: Black and White: A race between the two games-- assuming the new DS capture devices work together.


Extra Goals!

If we reach $10,000 (or... whatever the total is post Black and White), you can keep donating to "unlock" playthroughs of some extra games.

We'll play through each game until completion or until the next game in the list is unlocked. Even if the next goal is reached, we've set aside a minimum amount of time to play the previous game before we move on.


Hey You Pikachu! With all the fun of (mostly broken) voice recognition!

(Minimum: Two hours of screaming at the mic)


Pokémon Master Trainer: We'll bust out the webcams to try and play through this board game!

(Minimum: At least one round of this... however you play it.)


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen: A race (probably!) between these two remakes.

(Minimum: At least four gym badges-- a race to 50% of the Elite Four! ...Elite Two?)


Pokémon Jade (AKA Keitai Denjū Telefang): A game like Pokémon with cell phones. Have YOU had curry?

(Minimum: Three hours of garbled phone calls and awesome Game Boy music.)


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: A race between the two DS games!

(Minimum: We'll get at least 4 gym badges before calling it quits.)


Pokéthon 1 Throwback: I'll play Pokémon, Generations one through three, back to back, nonstop, just as we did for our first Marathon back in June, 2009.

Yes, I'm serious.