If you fancy wasting away part of your Valentine's Day then head over to Twitch Plays Pokemon which, thanks to a clever emulator, is enabling thousands of people to input text-based commands to crowd-control Pokemon Red/Blue.

The Twitch Chat can understand basic commands including directions, A, B, Start and Select.

Already live for over a day, the combined force of players has managed to beat the game's first gym.

Watch live video from TwitchPlaysPokemon on www.twitch.tv

Via NeoGAF