This past weekend marked the 20th birthday of Nintendo’s legendary Pokémon franchise. To celebrate, Twitch held a 32-hour stream all about the Pocket Monsters. A full day was dedicated to the long-running anime, with episodes and movies played for all those interested. While the anime may not be what it once was, depending on your point of view, there’s no denying there are some heart-wrenching scenes from when things first started out. And we’ve picked moments that completely stomped on our hearts and turned them into dust.
Note: The episode number is referring to the American version. The Japanese version of the anime had two extra episodes the American version didn’t receive.