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Pokimane surprises winner in Pokemon giveaway with an extra gift

by Michael Gwilliam
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Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys showed a tremendous act of kindness to a viewer during a giveaway on November 19.

The Moroccan-Canadian loaded up Marbles on Stream to give her viewers a chance to win Pokemon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch. Marbles on Stream lets up to 1,000 viewers “race” as marbles down a track and is one of the more unique ways to do a giveaway on stream as opposed to drawing a random number.

“Do you have a Switch?” Pokimane asked the winner of the second race, Steelooo as she loaded up a personal chat with them.

The user’s simple reply of “PogChamp” got a laugh out of Anys. “That’s so cute,” she mused. “Do you have a Switch, good sir?”

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Pokimane wasn't about to leave her giveaway winner hanging.

For awhile there was no response until a few moments later, the race-winner responded with a devastating “no.”

“Why are you entering a giveaway for a Switch game if you don’t have a Switch?” the shocked Poki responded with a frown draped over her face.

A few seconds of silence later, the streamer decided to up the reward for the honest viewer in a big way. “But it’s your lucky day, 'cause I’ll give you one,” she added with warm open arms.

The viewer, however, may have been typing before she added the console prize because they replied saying, “pick another one. It was fun.”

“Awe, you’re so nice,” she laughed, but dismissed the idea of doing yet another race. “No, I’ll give you one as well. I decided that the first person that wins today who doesn’t have a Switch… would get a Switch and Pokemon.”

She did note, however, that the user’s honesty was nice as they could easily have said “give me the money, b*tch.”

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Nintendo
Which of the three starters will the giveaway winner pick?

The happy viewer replied thanking the generous streamer who went above and beyond to accommodate the soon-to-be Pokemon trainer.

While Pokemon Sword and Shield already broke the all-time sales record for Pokemon games in the United States, Pokimane’s generosity will certainly be adding to that record in a big way.