Film Theory: Did Detective Pikachu Prove Pokemon's Greatest Fan Theory?

  • čas přidán 8. 06. 2019
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    Detective Pikachu has done so much better than Pokemon fans - and honestly, everyone else - were expecting. It hits that balance of current relevance and nostalgia. And on top of that, it holds the clues to a ton of Pokemon fan theories! Today Loyal Theorists, we are looking to Ditto. For a long time, fans have speculated on the origins of the pink little blob. I am here to tell you that Detective Pikachu has given us all the clues we need to figure out Ditto's mysterious origins once and for all!
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Komentáře • 7 710

  • Aiden Tinkey
    Aiden Tinkey Před 14 hodinami

    I remember watching Mewtwo Strikes back on VHS, oh, I'd say 3 years ago.
    My 13 year old brain was like *BEST MOVIE EVER 11/10*
    I was a strange teenager.

  • confused dullahan
    confused dullahan Před 14 hodinami

    Oooor ditto did use it's memories and the "ditto face" is the wrong details.... But everything else is of course right :p

  • Billy Hawkins
    Billy Hawkins Před 19 hodinami

    ditto be jealous

  • 1000Shade
    1000Shade Před dnem

    I didn’t know that was a theory I thought it was just lore

  • mike bolin
    mike bolin Před dnem

    But matpat. You forget that her ditto is speciel..just like the one in the movie. Normal dittos get every detail right. Her ditto and the one in the movie gets the little black round eyes wrong and can't change them. Same ditto?!

  •  Před dnem

    Did you also notice that Pikachu sings the original Pokemon Theme Song? Dialectic Music in a movie? But why? Unless the Anime is an actual TV show based off of Red's Adventure which in term means that my old private theory was true

  • David Meyer
    David Meyer Před dnem

    1:33 - Are you showing color graphics on a classic GameBoy? Come on, you're better than that.

  • Aya Alturas
    Aya Alturas Před dnem +3

    sonic movie creators: hey, lets copy nintendo!
    nintendo: mewtwo, use hyper beam.

  • Asdruval Perez
    Asdruval Perez Před dnem

    Um no, the details it got wrong is the face. ditto has the ability to transform into the thing perfectly when a ditto tries to turn into something it does not know it gets the shape right but the face is wrong. The genetic testing he was doing wasn't necessarily related to mewtwo, or you would have to say that the Greninja the torterra are also related to mewtwo. It sounds like writers just talking but nothing was actually shown to prove or hint at any point you try to make.

  • minecraft man701
    minecraft man701 Před dnem +2

    Pretty sure that the second people heard the Howard Clifford was the "savior" or something because he basically brought pokemon into the real world, people knew he was gonna be the villain. I sure did.

  • Zeke mans
    Zeke mans Před dnem

    The little disappointed "ah" at 0:27 killed me😂

  • Matthew the pole
    Matthew the pole Před 2 dny

    This isn't just a film theory it's a pokemon theory

  • xArmaDeath
    xArmaDeath Před 2 dny

    The fuck. You literally get ditto when yoh fail to clone mewtwo in some pokemon games. This aint even a theory or myth

  • xArmaDeath
    xArmaDeath Před 2 dny

    Detective pikachu was shit. Prove me wrong.

  • Navin Borkar
    Navin Borkar Před 2 dny

    Well if your theory is true then that would mean that ash is actually immortal being

  • mussolini
    mussolini Před 2 dny

    so i just wanted to say that i dont think ditto doesn't need to see something to turn into it. atleast not in the anime and here is why. In Ditto's Mysterious Mansion one of the duplica episodes she has her ditto turn into a cannon to finish off team rocket. the cannon team rocket used and the one ditto transformed into are completely different so ditto must have transformed into it from memory right?

  • L30n G
    L30n G Před 2 dny

    Doesnt Sun and Moon have a group of dittos that can copy humans?

  • Andres Perez
    Andres Perez Před 2 dny

    why cant it copy the brain of a smart pokemon and find a way to keep that brain

  • Annabelle MacTavish
    Annabelle MacTavish Před 2 dny

    I saw it last night to

  • Valacar
    Valacar Před 2 dny

    Yeah, I remember in one of the Minecraft mod packs for pokemon. You could build the machines to make mew2, which had a certain percentage to be successful. An unsuccessful attempt made, you guessed it. Ditto.

  • Jake Swanson
    Jake Swanson Před 2 dny

    that "uh" at 0:28 was brilliant

  • Maxwell Green
    Maxwell Green Před 2 dny

    I’m pretty sure in a game somewhere dittos description is like “the failed copy of mew” or something

  • Proto Merlin
    Proto Merlin Před 2 dny

    I mean to add to the ditto thing. Everything that the ditto in DP changes to are things in the movie, the arena Charizard, the Machamp from early in the movie, the Cubone from the first while. And Mewtwo being a psychic could read and replay memories. Maybe the Ditto did something similar and copied it from the memories of those present?

  • Zaddy
    Zaddy Před 2 dny

    when ted and lucy went to the place where they kept mewtwo kind reminded me of the area 51 raid lol just let that sink in

  • Neo Incognito
    Neo Incognito Před 2 dny

    The original Mortal Kombat movie wasnt bad.....def very watchable.

  • God’s Honest Truther
    God’s Honest Truther Před 2 dny +2

    New Sub. Love this Sh#% !!! 🙌🏻🤝💕👍🏼

  • Carlos Go-niji Loera Orozco

    Error, the first silent hill movie was a great movie and came before this one

  • Katie D
    Katie D Před 3 dny

    So I'm not sure how close in proximity the side games of the Pokémon franchise are to the canon, but they can also support this theory to a degree as well!! In the most recent Pokémon Ranger game, Guardian Signs, at the end of the main story, (SPOILERS), you have the defeat this team with 4 members. The leader of these 4 is in control of this giant floating fortress, and the Pokémon he fights you with guessed it, Mewtwo.
    Before you fight him, you have to defeat the 3 other members in different areas. Each of these areas reflects the person you'll be fighting as you have to solve puzzles to reach them. Except one. In the left corridor, the person you'll be fighting is an elderly woman who can disguise herself as anybody, but her area doesn't reflect this at all. It's just gray and dull like the rest of the fortress.
    Leading up to your fight with her, she disguises herself as you and has a Pichu partner, just like you. As soon as you finish this last puzzle of convincing your human partner that you are the real you, she reveals herself and her Pichu partner is revealed to be a Ditto. You then have to fight this Ditto that can transform into 3 Pokémon that you captured at some point or another throughout the game. Entei, Raikou, and Suicune. None of these Pokémon are present, so this Ditto fits the "super Ditto" description perfectly.
    But leading back to this woman's area before the fight, you fall through a sort of trap door and fall on the outside of the fortress, miles high in the sky mind you, to a ledge on a lower segment of the woman's area. Upon reentering the fortress, you come across none other than the test tube with the red fluid and Mewtwo floating inside asleep!!!! I didn't think of it much playing the game as a kid but now their choice of placement and feeding into this theory is very much there! It just seemed like a strange place to have Mewtwo, the foreshadowing of the final boss, off in a side area that was not relevant to the final boss at all, where you fight one of this tiny Ditto as it's own boss. But now this whole theory pretty much ties up those loose ends for that game!! Ditto and Mewtwo have an extremely evident connection, even in the not so popular games. Just thought I'd point that out!

  • Onik
    Onik Před 3 dny +1

    Hey what if pikachu is ashes father just like the the detective pikachu movie

  • DarkKingHadesVCBRavyn
    DarkKingHadesVCBRavyn Před 3 dny

    can we talk about one think though, tim murdered ditto with the very gas used to make people become their pokemon, and that gas was made from mewtwo, also the eyes were wrong, I know that is typical of a ditto, but that is the thing wrong with it, there are so many things too be said about his because of all of the tests going on, it may be just as you say or not, but we always knew that they are connected they just made it more canon than it already was, also he was making his own dittos, his son hinted at it saying, it was one of OUR experiments

  • Braulio Rodriguez
    Braulio Rodriguez Před 3 dny

    When I saw the movie there was a tornado

  • Ivan Demyanov
    Ivan Demyanov Před 3 dny

    Are we forgetting that the experiments were to actually make stronger versions of certain Pokémon, like the giant Torterra etc.

  • insyncgr
    insyncgr Před 3 dny


  • Michael Hawkins
    Michael Hawkins Před 4 dny

    LUDICOLO!!!! lmao

  • BattleAxeAlex
    BattleAxeAlex Před 4 dny

    and in yellow you could get all the starters in one run

  • Darryl Franklin
    Darryl Franklin Před 4 dny

    Tron was good

  • Charmboy
    Charmboy Před 4 dny +12

    Deadpool 3 should have a scene where he had to give his ID and pulls out a pikachu card instead

  • xMatthew25x
    xMatthew25x Před 4 dny

    Matpat its actually 151 Pokémon and only red and blue versions in the US

  • Kor Saiyajinkami
    Kor Saiyajinkami Před 4 dny

    Well technically this doesn't prove that the villain's Ditto was created from the genetic experiments done on Mewtwo. Remember that they did genetic experiments on other Pokemon in that lab. Maybe he just wanted to make a special Ditto like how they made giant Torterra, so he modified a Ditto to become his Super Ditto.
    It's also possible that Dittos were the first or one of the first Pokemon to be experimented upon since they had that shapeshifting ability and maybe the creator of Ryme city just wanted to see if he could learn from that to create a cure for his condition.


    If they're extending ditto memory then this just supports the theory mewtwo is a ditto brainwashed with the data from the mew sighting


    Why assume some convoluted by-product becomes ditto 'because genetics'
    The fact we see a ditto with an artificially extended memory seems to suggest it's more the other way round. A clone is a genetic copy. Ditto makes genetic copies from its (notably poor, ditto are kinda dumb) memory.
    The Pokemon mansion has data from a mew sighting and a bunch of dittos.
    Train a (possibly enhanced) ditto with the limited genetic data you have from mew, possibly fill in the gaps with (Giovanni's) human dna.
    wipe the memory that it was ever anything else.
    Bada bing bada badguy, there's a mewtwo.
    Seems to tie it together far more neatly.
    As for ditto's origins? If anything I'd look at the other purple amorphous blob Pokemon in the mansion rather than the stats unless arceus and silvally are mew3&4 respectively

  • Seth Leonard
    Seth Leonard Před 4 dny

    But Matpat, you said the pokedex lies on a Game Theory video

  • jevan king
    jevan king Před 5 dny

    Don’t they say in the film that the ditto has been effected by the purple compound ? That could be why it’s powered up also

  • Samantha Weber
    Samantha Weber Před 5 dny

    In Pokémon go I need to try and catch a ditto. Ugh. And I keep running out of pokeballs so it is not like I can catch all of the Pokémon I see that ditto can be hiding as.

  • apallo god
    apallo god Před 5 dny

    what about war craft?

  • JefftheXenomorph/portalmaniac

    Matpat: “Pokemon revolution.”
    Me: “VALVe/HALF-LIFE revolution.”

  • Gavin Swart
    Gavin Swart Před 5 dny

    You should leave clues in each new episode slowly building to a climactic reveal.

  • Crabmain
    Crabmain Před 5 dny

    Don't mind the fact that ditto transforms into humans, humans are simply pokemon in the pokeuniverse.

  • The Gaming Ninja
    The Gaming Ninja Před 6 dny

    The more fames that come out the more research the professors do and will change the data

  • Nikole B
    Nikole B Před 6 dny +1

    In the episode where Ditto was first seen in the anime, it turns into a cannon without a cannon actually being present.

  • The Gaming Ninja
    The Gaming Ninja Před 6 dny

    They purposely waited 20 years to make this movie

  • Haru Takami
    Haru Takami Před 6 dny

    something that I didn't see you cover is that Ditto and Mew are also the *ONLY* pokemon, in eight generations, that can learn the move Transform in any capacity. 20 years and they're the only two pokemon that get that move, outside of a lucky metronome at least.

  • Just A Person
    Just A Person Před 6 dny +1

    I was really hoping that giovanni would be in that film :(

  • Craig Randall
    Craig Randall Před 6 dny

    No comments on the end of the movie where they hit Ditto with the R drug but instead of him being enraged and going apeshit he just sorta fizzles out and is blobby?
    What happened when Mewtwo was introduced to the rage theory? He didn't get enraged, he was terrified, even yelling at Tim to RUN!

    FINAL ERROR 555 Před 6 dny

    The ditto wasn't flawless because the face

  • Gooney Tunez
    Gooney Tunez Před 6 dny

    Question: why can’t mewtwo learn transform though? 🤔

  • Orlando Olivero
    Orlando Olivero Před 7 dny

    Wasn't this even said in one of the movies?

  • Dave Allgaier Official

    I’m just so mindblown! Who knew that Matpat would actually include clips from Jeremy Jahns, Chris Stuckmann, and The Cosmonaut Variety Hour together!

  • Game Freck93
    Game Freck93 Před 7 dny

    But it still got the eyes wrong. My god the eyes 😱

  • Alfath Zandi
    Alfath Zandi Před 8 dny

    13:13 lol that's accurate

  • weasle Fire3473
    weasle Fire3473 Před 8 dny

    i thought that ditto (all ditto) could transform at will into any pokemon but cannot do it perfectly from its memory so there are slight differences in its transformation, but if the pokemon is in its direct line of sight it can then transform into that pokemon perfectly.
    People however, i have never seen a Ditto transform into a person then again i haven't played all of the games so i could be wrong.
    If this is true or even if it is not it could mean one of three things either the Genetic experiment on the ditto allows it to transform into people, it was simply a power boost for the ditto, or it increased its transformation capabilities as Matpat has said as i do not the normal capabilities of a normal ditto! I'm curious what you guys think.

    • weasle Fire3473
      weasle Fire3473 Před 8 dny

      the messages do not say that ditto cannot transform relying on memory it just says it gets details wrong.

  • Franco Yeban
    Franco Yeban Před 8 dny

    That movie is very stupid

  • Kaiden Nickell Gaming121

    I watched detective Pikachu today. I have a question? Does detective Pikachu take place before the games when starters are nowhere to be found?

  • Tony Carrico
    Tony Carrico Před 8 dny

    Ditto always was a failed clone of mew...

  • Jack Black
    Jack Black Před 9 dny

    It’s cool that, in usum, there are ditto that transform into humans

  • None Yabizness
    None Yabizness Před 9 dny

    If it is to rely on it's memory, it gets details wrong
    Me HMM ('_')

  • Лимонный Пидор

    That raises the question of why do we see Dittos in every single Pokemon region?

  • Jeffinator 06
    Jeffinator 06 Před 9 dny

    Doesn't ditto mean "same"?

  • Hasper Kark
    Hasper Kark Před 9 dny

    I think ditto was made to copy and become mew but now that there free there only purpose is to copy mew that is why he follows mewtwo and was made in the same place

  • falcon gaming
    falcon gaming Před 9 dny

    I thought we were talking about new and mewtwo but we talked about ditt

  • TheDiamondGoblin
    TheDiamondGoblin Před 9 dny

    I thought this was canon, I have always thought that Ditto failed clone attempts.

  • sonya griffy
    sonya griffy Před 9 dny

    I know this is totaly unrelated, but I was re watching pokemon, and in s1 ep2 jessie says Giselle is awful cute, i looked it up and jessie from team rocket is 25, and gissele is apparently between 10-12.... •◇°

  • realtahu033
    realtahu033 Před 9 dny

    and this reminds me to re watch the whole pokemon anime series

  • Gregory Prokey
    Gregory Prokey Před 9 dny

    Ayyyy you included my favorite film critic cosmonaut ❤️ him and moviebob are great

  • master nate
    master nate Před 10 dny

    hmmmm maby not a super ditto could just be a ditto that he's been forcing to do that I mean we've seen trainers teach there Pokemon things that normally would be impossible I mean he'll meowth thought his own damn self to talk it's not impossible that this dude just has an ordinary ditto with an impressive transformation skill or maby it juts has photographic memory so it won't get any details wrong I mean yea the theory on the table is if it's a failed mew experiment witch yes of course that wasn't ever a question I mean it was but it was rhetorical but my counter point is that his ditto isn't really anything special it's just a very good pawn maby even a promoted pawn but not the best pawn it's probly a pawn turned rook by way of abuse and harsh conditioning but hey that's just a theory a counter-theory