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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    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
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Komentáře • 7 215

  • Lanz Dimaapi
    Lanz Dimaapi Před 2 hodinami

    10:18 Clip:Used a ditto into a ditto
    10,000 years later:still using the coph move
    Furure longlonglonglonglonglonglong past ago:The legend says that they are still fighting.

  • Jêññý Aņïmåťĕš
    Jêññý Aņïmåťĕš Před 3 hodinami

    I thought this was canon before??

  • pinkGlitter boi
    pinkGlitter boi Před 5 hodinami

    I watched the movie WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS

  • Iamsandman 43
    Iamsandman 43 Před 6 hodinami

    At the end of that episode where they met ditto he transformed into a cannon tho

  • Lizardmaster55102 Momo
    Lizardmaster55102 Momo Před 6 hodinami

    As a Pokémon nerd I knew this stuff years ago. I hate to say this but this isn’t really news, we’ve known that ditto was a failed clone of mew for years now.

  • Wave Master
    Wave Master Před 6 hodinami +1

    I guess Matt Patt doesn't realize that the mew and ditto connection is fact and not a theory, also yeah ditto's can transform into anything at will. They tend to change into enemy pokemon if they fight, but they can transform into ANYTHING at all whenever they want to. Even weapons if you follow the anime in the ditto episode. Also note Ditto's make perfect copies in thier transformations, only the anime ditto from that episode couldn't make a perfect transformation. Something people keep forgetting and like in the movie they even use it have ditto eyes instead of the human eyes. Which is just inaccurate, and one of the only complaints I have with the movie.

    So to review If you accept everything put out as fact about ditto's they can become anything they ever want to be and that includes somehow transforming into cannons if they want and firing weapons. It is actual fact stated in the lore of pokemon that Arceus "Arceus is thought to have created the Sinnoh region and possibly the entire Pokémon world, the lake guardians Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit; and the creation trio Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Because of this, Arceus is thought to be one of the most long-lived of all Pokémon species. It has the power to recreate the creation trio as well, presumably to guard the dimensions when a Trainer has caught one of them. According to the anime, its power can also bring back things that it once destroyed, make certain things vanish into thin air, or to halt time." as stated by the pokedex entries, Arceus also created mew with the genetics of every pokemon to ever be made anjd it's job so to create life. So every pokemon we see in the pokemon universe is almost entire created by mew procreations. With the exceptions of certians ones like Palkia, Dialga and Giratina. Those are over seen by Arceus our pokemon god. Also remember that humans in the pokemon world are also considered the same as other pokemon.

    They had married pokemon, and even died and became pokemon, in death or reincarnation or straight up turn into one while sleeping if they have increadibly high iq's. So Arceus is god of all beings in the pokemon universe. Cannon fact, Mew is just a pokemon tasked with a job, like how some pokemon are stated to have pushed the continents' tectonic plates around, or oversee all of space or time etc... And Ditto carries those same super genetics even as failed clones.

  • ScarfFox and Friends
    ScarfFox and Friends Před 6 hodinami

    So the ditto in detective pikachu is actually dittwo

  • oh yeah yeah
    oh yeah yeah Před 7 hodinami

    just came from local 58, hope thisll fix me 😅

  • Zushi Navalta
    Zushi Navalta Před 8 hodinami

    Matpat: toy story bad
    *ditto is the remnant of repeated genetic experiment*
    Matpat: pokemon good

  • Lifefighter _YT
    Lifefighter _YT Před 8 hodinami

    PunkExMachinima:Mew Goo
    Me (A true genius):A piece of living solid liquid containing DNA of every recorded monsters with extraordinary powerful self defense abilities which are used for enslavement.

  • Maya Luna Gijon
    Maya Luna Gijon Před 8 hodinami life has been solved

  • Billy C TV
    Billy C TV Před 8 hodinami

    Mr. Mime still probably...
    Banging Ash's Mom

  • _ CJEMM5D _
    _ CJEMM5D _ Před 9 hodinami

    I have a book about Pokemon and it says that ditto is a failed clone of mewtwo

  • _ CJEMM5D _
    _ CJEMM5D _ Před 9 hodinami


  • tails doll chao Heartless Roxas

    Tim's father was inside of pikachu the Whole time and Mute to Erased Pikachu memory

  • Puzzle Frog16
    Puzzle Frog16 Před 9 hodinami

    Wait if ditto came before Mewtwo ,would that then make ditto Mewtwo and then make Mewtwo mewthree

  • Solex Gruthor
    Solex Gruthor Před 9 hodinami

    I have you a theory, Matpat! I literally just started watching the movie and I'm only a few minutes in. When Tim walks into his dad's apartment "Angels with Dirty Souls" is playing on the TV. They don't show that it's Home Alone, and Tim comments that his dad is still watching those "old detective" movies. That particular movie franchise only exists in the Home Alone universe. Do Detective Pikachu and Home Alone share the same universe?

  • Wayne Lee
    Wayne Lee Před 9 hodinami

    Did you call it the...

  • night hunter
    night hunter Před 10 hodinami

    I beat the elite four with dittos only

  • Natsu Fullbuster
    Natsu Fullbuster Před 10 hodinami

    But Arceus and Victini (and some other pokemon) also has equal base stats like Mew (just higher/lower or the same). So are they connected?

  • Benji M
    Benji M Před 10 hodinami

    That was the cosmononaut variety hour who said the movie was watchable in case you guys didn’t know

  • Robert Bernard
    Robert Bernard Před 10 hodinami

    Mew = you
    Mewtwo = you, too
    Ditto = me too

  • Matthew Gooding
    Matthew Gooding Před 11 hodinami

    Ditto transforms into a goddamn cannon in the anime.

  • Hamual The Great
    Hamual The Great Před 11 hodinami

    I thought this was proofed already

  • Harmless Panda
    Harmless Panda Před 11 hodinami

    PLEASE!! Do a game of thrones theory about Bran being the real villian of the show. That he saw how things would end and did nothing to stop it because he was evil, and let it all happen to begin with. So he would get the crown.

  • Lisa Zeiler
    Lisa Zeiler Před 11 hodinami

    You forgot the cursed Pokemon game Pokemon Black.......

  • Jaxson Woodyard
    Jaxson Woodyard Před 12 hodinami +1

    2:18 actually it’s 151

  • Creation Animations
    Creation Animations Před 12 hodinami

    In the pokedex entries it says that if it does it by memory it gets details wrong so what if since humans have better memory it was really a human inside a ditto since they do have the ability to do it. AND ALTHOUGH you might say it doesn’t have a headband thing they might have only needed the headband for mewtwo since it is such a powerful physic type.

  • chicken thing
    chicken thing Před 12 hodinami


  • Andre Kröger
    Andre Kröger Před 13 hodinami

    I think this Ditto bends the existing rules to fit into the story. The copies aren't flawless. Look at the faces. They're a mess.

  • Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes
    Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes Před 14 hodinami +1

    10:33 the sound glitches out


  • Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes
    Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes Před 15 hodinami +1

    2.8k dislikes

  • michael james
    michael james Před 15 hodinami

    Mewtwo should come back to pokemon make a new movie

  • Gacha Sweetie
    Gacha Sweetie Před 15 hodinami

    MatPat I watched the movie with my friend that same day you did, I am happiness

  • justin Singh
    justin Singh Před 15 hodinami

    Before every other pokemon there was all new and most of the mew changed to their environment

  • Chris Cary
    Chris Cary Před 15 hodinami

    2:20 one hundred and fifty ONE, you're even showing mew... Number 151

  • WerewolfB312
    WerewolfB312 Před 15 hodinami

    I thought the ditto was just a pink/purple T-1000

  • linkzellda
    linkzellda Před 16 hodinami +8

    Here is a theory for you... How strong is Ash, I mean we seem him lifting Pokemon that are heavy.

  • Tammi Tennant Sanders
    Tammi Tennant Sanders Před 16 hodinami

    You never know that obout mew and mew two

  • Prof. Gary
    Prof. Gary Před 16 hodinami

    Ditto was an evil lil b in the movie

  • GameStellar
    GameStellar Před 16 hodinami

    Me 5 minutes trough the video: “Just come to the fucking point”

  • rana mukaled
    rana mukaled Před 16 hodinami

    I just realized that mewtwo’s power might be the reason that meowth can talk

  • Amazing Wolf
    Amazing Wolf Před 16 hodinami +3

    "It must be some kind of super ditto"
    Or, y'know, it could just be looking down at the crowd and seeing those pokemon and copying them

  • Mr.Memes
    Mr.Memes Před 17 hodinami

    what if you evolve dido

  • Hamster Main Here :3
    Hamster Main Here :3 Před 17 hodinami

    But what if that super ditto was mew transform? Cause new can transform, and possibly without having to see em

  • Zachariah Bolivar
    Zachariah Bolivar Před 17 hodinami

    Background music sounds like some Naruto happy background music

  • Bird Guy9327
    Bird Guy9327 Před 17 hodinami +44

    In one of the Pokédex books it explicitly says ditto was a failed clone of mew

    • Galaxypuppy
      Galaxypuppy Před 4 hodinami

      Bird Guy9327 you just broke soooooo many theriost

  • pikachumaster87
    pikachumaster87 Před 17 hodinami

    Guys just quick spoiler alert I'ma tell u rn what this mistery is all about.

    Detective Pikachu IS Harry.

    Gasically when Harry and his pokemon, PIKACHU crashed, Mewtwo took the soul of Harry and put it into the living Pikachu, leaving him with Amnesia. Because Mewtwo took away all of the memories of Harry/detective Pikachu.

  • bekah saxon
    bekah saxon Před 17 hodinami +3

    by this logic arent greninja and turtle guy who's name I don't know also mew clones?

    • Lazy Assassin
      Lazy Assassin Před 16 hodinami

      Not necessarily clones, Though altered by mew dna i think.

  • Celeste
    Celeste Před 17 hodinami +4

    Just wanna day my bro watched DP and I guessed The Plot Twist 😂

  • Dominic Dorsner
    Dominic Dorsner Před 17 hodinami

    if the theory is ditto is a failed clone of mew we have known that for years.

  • Strawberry Milk
    Strawberry Milk Před 18 hodinami

    I still haven't watched the movie yet and I'm a huge fan of Pokémon the only reason I won't watch it because of jiggly puff (it looks so wrong)

  • Carlosferry96
    Carlosferry96 Před 18 hodinami

    At 11:28 guess what I just solved your question (sorry no spoilers) at that time in the movie a pokemon festival was going on and guess what there were lots of people and pokemon. So ditto maybe just looked out and saw people and pokemon.I solved it I solved your question

  • life as hell
    life as hell Před 18 hodinami

    Can you do The Space Between us for your next video

  • Frida Unold
    Frida Unold Před 18 hodinami +1

    I'd love a supernatural theory

  • chopper
    chopper Před 19 hodinami +2

    Do a video of "The office" and what creed did, pleasseee

    • Kay-TV
      Kay-TV Před 13 hodinami

      chopper OMG YES!!!!!!!

  • David Stone
    David Stone Před 19 hodinami

    I just saw Godzilla king of the monsters. I thought there would be alot of good theories in there besides how the main characters didn't suffer from the bends. I wondered how much money did Monarch have? I could swear they had an outpost just for counting money. Another question is how much would the repair bill be for all the damage done?

  • Danielle Fioretti
    Danielle Fioretti Před 19 hodinami

    Alright Matpat, I got a big theory for you.
    I just finished watching the Frozen 2 trailer and realized something. Remember those two children about 3.5 minutes into the teaser trailer? Contrary to what I’ve heard about them being new characters, I think we’ve already been introduced to them. After seeing a quick shot of the Queen in the new trailer, and what Grand Pabi said about the past isn’t as it seems, I believe that scene is a glimpse into the childhood of the King and Queen. If you look closely at the male child being blown up by leaves, he clearly has blonde hair. The girl has a similar hair color to the Queen. They also don’t appear in any scenes with Elsa, Anna, or the other characters which backs up it being a flashback.
    What are your thoughts? This seems a bit far fetched, but could the Queen have powers? That could be where Elsa’s come from.
    They don’t just put scenes of characters, especially those we believe are dead, in film trailers.

  • a meme comment
    a meme comment Před 19 hodinami

    Look at this MatPat

  • xHeatwave
    xHeatwave Před 20 hodinami

    What if Howard's ditto wasn't all that special but just had photo graphic memory, in a sense you could argue that vivdly being able to "see" the appearance of something may permit a ditto to transform into a pokemon it's already seen enough to have a perfect image in memory. We've also seen ditto transform into a human back in Pokemon sun/moon/ultra where a ditto in a police station was impersonating an officer who had called in sick for a week or so and returns to the station after revealing the ditto to be an impostor.

  • Eli G.
    Eli G. Před 20 hodinami

    Thank you for being awesome.

  • Ya Do0dle
    Ya Do0dle Před 20 hodinami

    hi epic matpat i need you to theorize this for me thank you if you can't just click on it use the epic url bar alright see you matthew patrick

    VIJAY SURYA Před 21 hodinou


  • Lordof Mankind
    Lordof Mankind Před 21 hodinou

    Make an episode on the wandering earth!!!

  • bernadette horowitz
    bernadette horowitz Před 21 hodinou +5

    In Pokémon go ditto saw a meltan and transformed itself by memory
    And professor was able to get every detail correct

  • Bluue 2019
    Bluue 2019 Před 21 hodinou

    If you play the 3ds game of detective pikachu it might give you more hints... -hint hint-

  • cringe master101
    cringe master101 Před 21 hodinou

    Do a theory on the banana split show trailer pls

  • Rebecca Grimm
    Rebecca Grimm Před 21 hodinou

    In Pokemon Go some players have discovered that they can evolve their Ditto into Mewtwo so maybe Ditto is just an unevolved form?

  • Mr.Waddles gailiunas
    Mr.Waddles gailiunas Před 21 hodinou

    You should do gravity falls and the lost tales at the end it’s a huge secret

  • jayden bigboy
    jayden bigboy Před 22 hodinami

    "biggie cheese sings mr Boombastic but every vowel the bee movie plays but every time they say bee the entire Godfather trilogy plays but every word they say every episode of star wars plays but every time they say force all of leafy's videos play but every time he says literally the entire Shrek saga plays but every time they say ogre the entire matrix trilogy plays but every time they say matrix the nutshack theme plays but every time they say nut every episode of sponge bob plays but every time they say squidward the whole monster house movie plays" is another very long video where the time is uncertain which i would like you to discover the time for.I know you've done something like this befoer but i really want to know the time for this video. Thanks

  • Amir Morrow
    Amir Morrow Před 22 hodinami

    I’m back

  • Puff Daddy
    Puff Daddy Před 23 hodinami

    Pls do Ashes dad.

  • Gaming With Calvin
    Gaming With Calvin Před 23 hodinami

    it's a game theory film theory crossover

  • Z tron
    Z tron Před 23 hodinami

    Is it eyes aren't dots that means that it seems Pokemon if eyes are dots then that means I've got it wrong

  • Jordan d'souza
    Jordan d'souza Před dnem +12

    Yeah in the official handbook, they literally say it’s a failed clone of mew

  • Trash Panda Gaming
    Trash Panda Gaming Před dnem

    As soon as mar was about to talk a ad popped up 😂

  • RemixGerm 205
    RemixGerm 205 Před dnem

    Idc what anyone says, ditto is my boi. If your a pokemon who can turn into any pokemon thats just OP

  • A Person
    A Person Před dnem

    Please do a video on the science behind minions for despicable me, analyzing what they are and what species they fall under

  • Victore Kroemen
    Victore Kroemen Před dnem

    Matpat do black hat from cartoon network

  • Kate Celetaria
    Kate Celetaria Před dnem +1

    Hello, Mat Pat
    I really love this show but it’s kinda confusing so can you do a theory on it:
    PS: Love Your Content 💜💜

  • Nail life 24
    Nail life 24 Před dnem

    Can you please make a theory about why Ben from the umbrella academy died

    AMPMASTER10 Před dnem

    Hey Matpat can u look in the Last Jedi Holdo's hyperspace sacrifice? I'm curious what kind of Fallout it would have, death toll, environmental hazards, if it would travel in Hyperspace to other planets and if so where? This seems like something right up your alley.

  • Slaying Cloud418
    Slaying Cloud418 Před dnem

    Another thing, the only place you can find dittos in pokemon x and y is in the pokemon village right outside mewtwos cave

  • Kiruna Uchiha
    Kiruna Uchiha Před dnem +1

    Ditto is connected to both Mew and Mewtwo because the Team Rocket scientists used the DNA of Mew to try and create Mewtwo, but since they didn't have enough DNA (they only had an eyelash) it always failed and became Ditto. Only after Blaine used his own DNA in the formula did Mewtwo become a success.
    There's some fun facts for you😅

  • Trinity Coleman
    Trinity Coleman Před dnem

    Can you do another high school musical Theory and answer the question is Ryan gay?

  • JackieChan3D
    JackieChan3D Před dnem


  • Mr. Moe 1070
    Mr. Moe 1070 Před dnem

    They straight up say in the movie they say that dido is a failed clone also the movie dido gets pokemon right but when it tries to copy humans it gets the eyes wrong this is a reference to the anime transformation

  • simtonpore Studio
    simtonpore Studio Před dnem

    Can you check Doctor sleep official trailer, it's the shining sequel.

  • Reagord
    Reagord Před dnem

    Why did you say only 150 Pokemon?

  • Maggie Sully
    Maggie Sully Před dnem +1

    Do paw patrol

  • Exzillering Games
    Exzillering Games Před dnem +5

    Detective Pikachu predicted Dynamaxing.

    • Jacob Frye
      Jacob Frye Před 4 hodinami

      Not predicted. Forshadowed

  • The Cowboy
    The Cowboy Před dnem

    Also the R Gas made every pokemon go feral besides the ditto, and Mew Two produced the R Gas

  • Jacob Deaube
    Jacob Deaube Před dnem

    Can we get an updated King Kong/Godzilla theory ?!?

  • doapy walrus
    doapy walrus Před dnem

    Ditto is mewthree

  • William Hinson
    William Hinson Před dnem

    Hey matpat when's that Godzilla video coming out?

  • Mea
    Mea Před dnem

    This theory has but out there for year Mat... not hating on you. But I have known that diddo was a botched mew clone for a few years now. And if I know ( then crazy deep players definitely know it)

  • Caitlyn Jones
    Caitlyn Jones Před dnem


  • Rodrigo Eguiluz
    Rodrigo Eguiluz Před dnem

    Uhhhh people already knew this (not all) sad that there's nothing new that you brought to the table, just retelling the theory but with a Detective pikachu skin

  • Kristerfer
    Kristerfer Před dnem

    Mat pat, can u make a theory on the illness John wicks wife died of?

  • Rose Asuko
    Rose Asuko Před dnem

    Am I watching game theory or film theory?